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Elijah is that staid person, he’s always proper, always doing the right thing, even at the risk of his health and happiness.

This Duchess of Mine — All About Romance

Hook him up with her rival and then try her best to win him back. Actually, I needed more time then it should to read this story. It will be better than watching TV.

In a match of chess who do you think would win? What if affairs of state kept him from affairs of the heart? Aug 06, Mime rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 Jwmes was very anxious to read it.

What her husband doesn’t know is that most of the rumors surrounding her life are untrue.

Romance Reviews by Alice: This Duchess of Mine

On the whole, though, I found myself far more interested in the Duke of Villiers’ comings and goings, and the advent of the drug digitalis, than I was about the romantic reunion of the long-married, nearly-as-long-separated Duke and Duchess of Beaumont. But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love…with his own wife? Jemma is a strong character, with an outgoing personality, definitely hard to handle for a more staid person. It’s not a HEA hames the hero dies, so I knew something would have to be done.


Jun 27, Maria rated it it was amazing. Too much eloias shuffling happens in here. Instead, what I read in this book seemed to be written a That’s the book I borrowed for my grandmom, but decided to ths it anyway as she liked it.

Jemma was the most clever English Duchess in Paris.

This Duchess of Mine

Wedding bells celebrating the arranged 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.

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Which made it all the harder for Jemma, the duchess in question, to decide what to wear to seduce her spouse. After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M. European Historical Romance Review Tags: As do his reasons for having a mistress he did oc even like. I loved the Georgian time period and all it encompasses, including powdered wigs, panniers and beauty patches.

View all 5 comments. Now I cannot wait for Villiers book. I went into this thinking I had the overall back story of Jemma and Elijah based on the other books I read in this series, their story started to unfold in the side stories of the mkne books.

It was mortifying to be a wife. Elijah and Jemma took a long time to get into bed, and even longer to get to “I love you”, but their first love scene, in which they play chess, blindfolded, in bed, ranks among the more memorable love scenes I’ve encountered. His mind was as nimble as hers, and his machinations were not trivial and —. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. But mne was one thing he had to know.

No one dressed to please a husband. Now she has returned to London after he told her it was time they produced an heir.

No man can resist Jemma’s sensuous allure. Jul 13, Ana T. His father expired at a young age due to a heart problem and Elijah finds himself experiences erratic, slow, and rapid heart rhythm so he is convinced that he too will die young. Lol yes I know Eloisa has rendered me a man woman. It turned out that duchess as book’s heroine isn’t the only thing the series have in common, but the heroes as well.


Shows he’s a good character, and not just some sexy rich womanizer. How do Oc appear? Eloisa made up these gorgeous collectible cards for readers to celebrate the Desperate Duchesses, Original Six series.

Although she tries hard to hide her feelings for her husband, she wears her heart on her sleeve and all the servants know how much she misses him.

Desperate Duchesses Series

Throughout this whole series, they were great characters, and I was wanting to know more about them. It got sexy all of the sudden. It was definitely a new, and rather disconcerting, sensation, to feel that she was more interested in bedding a man than the opposite. And at twenty-eight, she still had the allure of youth, together a sheen of sophistication ths wit that no sixteen-year-old could command.

She is infuriated by the fact that he cares more about his position in the House than her. She dressed for power and admiration. Therefore she sets up her “friend” a French marquise to flirt with Elijah, hames in an attempt to get him to realize how harmless and fun it can be.

They had come to that jamea a year ago. When she first returned from Paris, she was too angry to contemplate marital intimacies, but then somehow the fury drained away.

And I will say this if anything this book made me really want to re-read Leopold, Duke of Villiers book again. She smiled, enticed, laughed, dismissed. Man, I loved this book.