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

I would have been rolling my eyes instead of patting his chest. Hook him up with her rival and then try her best to win him back. Buy This Duchess of Mine: He could spend the last days of his life with his dchess. Her hair, of course, was already built into a formidable pile of curls, though it awaited ornamentation and powder.

I read it in one sitting, not able to believe that Elo But jamws was one thing he had to know.

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More 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 European Historical Romance Review Tags: It’s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives. The whole beginning of the book is strange because things are bad between them and yet they both have feelings for each other.


Once Upon a Moonlit Night. And I have girlfriends who are romance readers.

I felt like I was walking straight into the middle of the story rather than the beginning. I did like this, although I’m struggling to really jajes what and why.

I just hope she cuts excessive superlatives out for the next book but it’s too late for her to tell the “Jeli” story she should have told here. He is someone who is driven almost too much by honor – whether oc politics or in accepting his guilt for his marriage falling apart. I don’t blindly love all her books. To ask other readers questions about This Duchess of Mineplease sign up.

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Their love scenes were touching, but hot and steamy too. Also his search for his children was great, I loved how he handled the nasty man who had his eldest boy, I was cheering. But, I must say that it was remarkably good idea, to decide to read this story after all. Most of the book is a long-drawn-out build-up to their first reunion love scene, a chess game played in bed, that’s one of the most unusual of any romance book that I’ve read.

I loved the Georgian time period and all ekoisa encompasses, including powdered wigs, panniers and beauty patches.


And eventually this lead to nothing, thus becoming a waste of time.

I actually feel bad for Jemma and I blame all their problems on Jamea. Half the reason I decided to binge read and devour this series was in order to get to this book and book 6. Jemma, the Duchess of Beaumont, has been separated from her husband for nine years. Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays mkne my romances.

Waaay too much droning on about fashion. How do I appear? I also thought Elijah needed a bit more development; he was lusting Man Beast and Jealous Husband, but I wanted a bit more to ground him in the world. Jul 12, JoAnn rated it it was amazing Shelves: OK, so I am admittedly a crazy Eloisa James fan. He loosens up a little, though he’s still pretty set in his ways.

We’ve been getting to know Jemma and Elijah over four books and it jamds showed in the depth the characters had in this book.

But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love.