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Oh man, it was tough for me to think about. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

They would be having a love scene while talking about Elijah’s previous mistress – it was just weird. Jun 27, Maria rated it it was amazing.

She wanted all the passion and energy her husband devoted to the House of Lords, to the fate of England. But ultimately, the reason I loved this book so much because it was such a complex portrayal of marriage.

Stay Connected to be the first to know when new editions are added. Please stop by and join the conversation on my readers’ pages. Third, if a man is as stupid as this one he should be the one trying to win his wife’s heart back not the other way around. I think it strikes on a personal level for me. In this series View all Book 6. The thing that honestly had me finally picking up this book besides boredom was Elijah’s heart condition and it being the ‘catalyst’ that lures the estranged couple back together.


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

Once Upon a Tower. First of all, let me say that this is a charming story.

What are these books nowadays?? I actually feel bad for Jemma and I blame all their problems on Elijah.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Does he want to form a junior football team or what? I really found this unnecessary and immature. Not that his health problem was ridiculous; I meant the other issues with their lack of communication skills and all the baggage they had to work through.

But even so, I really do wish EJ structured this story better. This plot is one of my favorites: Once Upon a Maiden Lane. And she had been assured by male attention from age sixteen that she was precisely what a lustful man would like to find in his bed. Here the rage was high wigs, ostentatious makeup, patches, hair powder and wide panniers.

This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James

The best thing about the series has been been the ongoing story of sophisticated Jemma and her estranged husband. It will be better than watching TV. Why did he say that?

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This Duchess of Mine

But the problem is, he’s sickly, having heart problems, irregular beats, fainting spells and the like. Once Upon a Moonlit Night. And I loved Villiers: James pulled off the whole heart problem thing. Elijah, Jemma, and Villiers. It took Those of you following me on Twitter might be surprised I finished this book. Produce an heir, or at least do the motions that would produce one in nine months.


Too Wilde to Wed.

At the end of the book, she is writing a book – about chess! Little does she know that Elijah has been wanting to be with her for the past nine years, with only his crushing guilt stopping him. From so many books by her I read, this is the best.

Finally there’s a book about Jemma and Elijah. After nine years of not doing anything right this is the least he could do. I think he’s moved up the ladder and is only a rung or two below Villiers in my opinion now. Recommended to Anzu by: I enjoyed reading about the way Jemma and Elijah work through the issues of their relationship and about their courtship, their wooing as they enter this new phase of their marriage and find that their is more to intimacy than sex and more to their relationship than the need to produce an heir before Elijah’s heart gives out.