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Say No to the Duke. What I find really interesting is that, to a large extent, the relationship was resolved in the past books. She refuses to go to bed with her husband until he has fallen in love with her. Also, Villiers is trying to gather all of his illegitimate children together, wants to raise them in his home, and desperately needs to find a wife.

To her mind, nothing suited her quite as much as dishabille, to be with rloisa face painted, but her hair unpowdered, her legs showing through the frail lawn of her chemise. Would you like us to take another look at this review? When a Scot Ties the Knot. Shows he’s a good character, and not just some sexy rich womanizer.

It’s fortunate that this isn’t my first foray into EJ world; otherwise, I would have missed her better fuchess. Despite herself, Jemma smiled. Jan 17, Cik Aini rated it liked o Shelves: The story was so powerfully moving! Help me dear author and explain They have a shared history but not the same perspective definitely opposites attractand their struggle to find a way out of repeating their old mistakes rang true. Even the excellent Desperate Duchesses series has had its uneven spots.

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This Duchess of Mine

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! I actually feel bad for Jemma and I blame all their eooisa on Elijah. It’s probably the highpoint of the book. Posted by blonde unicorn at Tuesday, July 28, But even so, I really do wish EJ structured this story better. Overall, it’s a fairly good historical romance and definitely original, but this is the second book in the series that I’ve read and so far, they just haven’t satisfied my expectations based on all the positive praise I’d heard regarding this series.

Instead, what I read in this book seemed to be written and described in each book of the series piece by piece and this part is the final one.

But there was one thing he had to know. And I have girlfriends who are romance readers.

Romance Reviews by Alice: This Duchess of Mine

When Elijah, who she has fallen in love with, tells her that he loves his mistress she is devastated and runs off to Paris, where, after waiting sever This is the last of this series for me because I started with the last book.

At the end of the book, she is writing a book – about chess! OK, so I am admittedly a crazy Eloisa James fan. Too Wilde to Wed. She was a dunce. Villiers is also engaged in an attempt to round up all six of his illegitimate children, an activity made incredibly difficult as his solicitor has disappeared after lying about the children’s whereabouts. I suppose I must needs admit Corbin, at least.

My problem with this story is that it seems that past became unimportant. As I filled in the bits and pieces of Jemma and Elijah’s story, I was not sure what I was going to think of this book, but I was very anxious to te it.


The slow development of understanding between husband and wife was touching.

Desperate Duchesses Series

Jemma was the most clever English Duchess in Paris. View all 5 comments. The review must be at least 50 characters long. In the early days of their marriage, Elijah apparently was entranced by his young wife, couldn’t stop thinking of her or making love elkisa her every night but didn’t give up his mistress.

They swiveled before her duchsss display a powerful thigh, flaunt an embroidered coat or an enameled snuff jsmes, drop roses, plums and poems at her doorstep. Chess lies at the heart of the plot of this novel. After all, Elijah had been her husband for years. Open Preview See a Problem? Jemma gave a little shudder. I wanted to slap both of them because being log heads and illogical in reasoning when it came to matters of heart, personal relationship and marriage. That being said, the worry I felt for them also made the ending that much more satisfying.

Jemma looked at herself again in the glass over her dressing table.

Despite all of the things I didn’t like about this novel, it was satisfying to see Jemma and Elijah resolve their marital difficulties.

Jemma, the Duchess of Beaumont, has been separated from her husband for nine years.