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This Duchess of Mine

Refresh and try again. This is the last of this series for me because I started with the last book.

Now I cannot wait for Villiers book. Go to bed together. With time seeming to slip away, Jemma and Elijah are locked head t As a newlywed, Jemma, the Duchess of Beaumont, had her heart broken when she discovered her husband had a mistress.

Elijah seemed like a cold boring man and when he pulled down the curtains and showed his real self does that sound wrong only to me??

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wedding bells celebrating the ja,es marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion.

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

For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another if one is to believe the rumors. Ok, I read this series all out of order, so this was the last one for me. My fears turned out to be well-founded.


Despite herself, Jemma smiled. May 16, Publication Date: I was cracking up at some scenes. Or her taking her two jamea, and them being the men they were. I of course enjoyed Villiers’ scenes, and the way he helped to find a way to cure Elijah was a good way of showing their friendship.

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James should have cured Elijah in the first chapter and found an I was very much looking forward to reading Elijah and Jemma’s story, after their recurring, ‘teaser’ appearances in the other stories.

Duches than half the book is focused on endless talks of chess which I clearly don’t have the head for which started to get redundant and boring and of course The slow development of understanding between husband and wife was touching. To ask other readers questions about This Duchess of Mineplease sign up. Like the roses one throws into the grave at funerals, he thought with a wrenching twist of self-pity.

I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to my own hype, but oh it did. And I do love Elijah so much! If that wasn’t bad enough, both the heroes were repeating themselves to the point you didn’t have to read to guess the outcome of the dialogue. A woman with three maids, each with such decided opinions, can hardly bemoan her lack of guidance! The beginning was very jarring and haphazardly set up.

Romance Reviews by Alice: This Duchess of Mine

The marquise struck me as a complete moron as I could not understand why she would accept advice on marriage from a woman who ran away from her own marriage for 8 years. This way I had absolutely no idea what was going on. Years of separation and lack of communication have led to misunderstandings between the couple.


Aside from that, I really feel like EJ is a genius for being able to capture the 18th century the way she did. Dec 03, Zumbagirl rated it really liked it Shelves: Top 5 quotes 5 He was the man she loved. Brigitte, her femme de chambre, popped into the chamber with a fistful of cards.

However, I will say that if Jemma had said “Oh, Elijah,” one more time, I was going to jump into that book and drag Jemma by her hair out of the bed for a good scolding. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. So all in all, while it’s not the best romance I’ve read, I was highly entertained, and rloisa by the fact that Ms James, through the power of her writing, convinced me to keep reading. I don’t know whether I would have enjoyed this book quite so much if I’d read it at a different point in my life.

But, of course, they are duchss very insecure and mihe with how to handle their new arrangement.

Well this book is not what I was hoping for! Perhaps you plan duchsss special toilette for this evening. Not the most flattering comment, but surely an honest one. Eloisa James writes light historicals often featuring multiple and ongoing storylines.