Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling romance author of When Beauty Tamed the Beast, puts a chilly, powerful duke in bed with an intelligent, beautiful . Title: This Duchess of Mine. Author: Eloisa James. Genre: Historical (Georgian) romance. Publisher: Avon Publishing Date: May 26, Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling romance author of When Beauty Tamed the Beast, puts a chilly, powerful duke in bed with an intelligent, beautiful. .

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Chess plays an important part in this story, both in the way that the characters relate to one another and also in a very sexy chess match in bed that has been promised for a long time in the series. When I rip off my power suit, whether it’s academic or romantic, underneath is the rather tired, chocolate-stained sweatshirt of a mom.

Eli is the most beautiful man in all of bloody England. After his marriage, the hero continued daily trysts with his long-time mistress supposedly because, he wanted to show his ducjess that he’s not sexual deviant like leoisa late father. Naturally it was used as angst for the two but the thing I struggled with is truly believing they fell in love again, or more importantly Elijah loving Jemma.

Still, I loved the story, and I was actually okay with the reasoning Elijah makes for having a mistress. Dec 05, Marilyn rated it did not like it Shelves: I mean this from the bottom of my heart when I say this, God bless Eloisa for writing about Jemma, Elijah, and Villiers! Aaand I will enjoy seeing him be a father. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


Honestly, even though I love Ms. Oh man, it was tough for me to think about. But I’ve bought it so I’ll give it a try. Each has made huge mistakes in the past and must work to forgive each other and overcome past hurts.

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However, I was very disappointed in this book. Even minee the things he does i. May 16, Publication Date: Shortly after their arranged marriage Jemma finds her husband and his mistress on the desk of his office at Parliament.

Her Georgian novels never feel like regency characters who happen to be dressed up in panniers and wigs.

Elijah, Jemma, and Villiers. This is definitely a book you can’t read as a stand alone. Maybe I can comeback later and go through in detail why I loved this trio. Only strangers — or at best, acquaintances — thronged below in the drawing room, begging dichess the favor of being asked to help her place a patch, or choose a gown. Jamds being said, the worry I felt for them also made the ending that much more satisfying.

Brigitte sighed, and the sigh said it all. Jun 09, Eviltwinjen rated it it was amazing Shelves: OK, so I am admittedly a crazy Eloisa James fan. It was intense and angsty and emotional. Eloisa James has done it again! Would you like to order your own copy? Do not read as a stand alone. I duchesx to have this subject addressed in a deeper way and somehow I just felt Jemma accepted it all too easily.


This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses, #5) by Eloisa James

Hook him up with her rival and then try her best to win him back. Elijah has lingering issues from his father’s premature death and a savior jamees in addition to his inherited heart problem.

Her skin tasted “like the most delicious food the world has to offer. To ask other readers questions about This Duchess of Mineplease sign up.

Aug 12, Dangermousie rated it it duchesz amazing Shelves: She has an unpredictable disposition as a writer and marches to her own drum, so to speak. After the four previous books all that remains is the Beaumonts this book’s story and the Duke of Villiers. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.