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This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses) (utgåvan 2009)

av Eloisa James (Författare)

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Scandalous Jemma Beaumont and proper polititian Elijah Beaumont were always like oil and water. It came as no surprise to anyone when Jemma left to thrill all of France with her antics shortly after their wedding. But no one expected her return home ready to play the part of dutiful wife least of all her husband.… (mer)
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Titel:This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses)
Författare:Eloisa James (Författare)
Info:Avon (2009), Edition: Original, 384 pages
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Absolutely charming historical. I loved Elijah and Gemma and liked the few side characters as well. The no sex part of it and the contrivances to keep our couple apart were silly and weak, but it did not wildly diminish my enjoyment. The info about the discovery of digitalis at the end was really interesting, and I am so glad James included that. It was also fun seeing the start of Tobias' journey since I already read his book. I have had a stressful week, this audiobook was my escape for a few days, and it did its job very well. ( )
  Narshkite | Sep 19, 2019 |
Let me start this review with telling you not to do what I did. Don't read this series out of order. I started with the book one, Desperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses, #1) , then I skipped to Duchess By Night (Desperate Duchesses, #3) , followed by A Duke of Her Own (Desperate Duchesses, #6) and finally this one, This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses, #5) . I still have to read An Affair Before Christmas (Desperate Duchesses #2) and When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4). Which I'll probably do next week.

It's very important that this particular series be read in order, especially because of this couple. We've met the hero and heroine in book one and all through the series they come in and out so that by the time we get their own story, we already have preconceived notions of who they are and what their personalities are like.

We already know that their marriage was prearranged when they were very young and that they really didn't know each other much when the marriage took place. Jemma, our heroine, began to fall in love with her husband, that is until one faithful afternoon she drops by his office in Parliament, and finds him having sex with another woman. And that was that for these two.

Jemma decides to bail and high tails it to France, proceeding to flaunt her many affairs, just to embarrass her husband. For NINE years she's been living in France and evading the responsibility she, as well as Elijah, had toward the title, producing an heir. The only reason she comes back to England is to produce an heir because apparently Elijah may not have much time to live. The man has some heart defect.

Right there was my first problem with these two. Infidelity in romance, at least for me, is off-putting and it needs to have a significant plot in order for me to change my mind about it, like there really wasn't any real "cheating", or the heroine was still a virgin, while the hero is assuming otherwise. Stuff like that will redeem the story for me. No such luck in this story.

My second problem was the start of this book. I truly couldn't recognize the two as the people I've met in the first four books. Slowly, I finally begun to recognize them and it took me a long time to at least understand them, but I never bought into the love they finally professed to each other.

What I loved about this book is the secondary plot of the Duke of Villars's character development and his search for his illegitimate children. I recommend this book on this alone.

Melanie for b2b
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  bookworm2bookworm | Mar 30, 2017 |
Let me start this review with telling you not to do what I did. Don't read this series out of order. I started with the book one, Desperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses, #1) , then I skipped to Duchess By Night (Desperate Duchesses, #3) , followed by A Duke of Her Own (Desperate Duchesses, #6) and finally this one, This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses, #5) . I still have to read An Affair Before Christmas (Desperate Duchesses #2) and When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4). Which I'll probably do next week.

It's very important that this particular series be read in order, especially because of this couple. We've met the hero and heroine in book one and all through the series they come in and out so that by the time we get their own story, we already have preconceived notions of who they are and what their personalities are like.

We already know that their marriage was prearranged when they were very young and that they really didn't know each other much when the marriage took place. Jemma, our heroine, began to fall in love with her husband, that is until one faithful afternoon she drops by his office in Parliament, and finds him having sex with another woman. And that was that for these two.

Jemma decides to bail and high tails it to France, proceeding to flaunt her many affairs, just to embarrass her husband. For NINE years she's been living in France and evading the responsibility she, as well as Elijah, had toward the title, producing an heir. The only reason she comes back to England is to produce an heir because apparently Elijah may not have much time to live. The man has some heart defect.

Right there was my first problem with these two. Infidelity in romance, at least for me, is off-putting and it needs to have a significant plot in order for me to change my mind about it, like there really wasn't any real "cheating", or the heroine was still a virgin, while the hero is assuming otherwise. Stuff like that will redeem the story for me. No such luck in this story.

My second problem was the start of this book. I truly couldn't recognize the two as the people I've met in the first four books. Slowly, I finally begun to recognize them and it took me a long time to at least understand them, but I never bought into the love they finally professed to each other.

What I loved about this book is the secondary plot of the Duke of Villars's character development and his search for his illegitimate children. I recommend this book on this alone.

Melanie for b2b ( )
  bookworm2bookworm | Mar 30, 2017 |
Eloisa James is an author who I like sometimes, and who sometimes bores me. She tends to have two stories within a book, and sometimes she ruins the main plot by concentrating too much on the subplot. This one wasn't so bad in that way. She kept the subplot to a minimum and didn't bore me with it. I was never too crazy about the main characters when I had seen them in other books, but she did a good job with it.
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  sammii507 | Aug 19, 2014 |
Eloisa James is an author who I like sometimes, and who sometimes bores me. She tends to have two stories within a book, and sometimes she ruins the main plot by concentrating too much on the subplot. This one wasn't so bad in that way. She kept the subplot to a minimum and didn't bore me with it. I was never too crazy about the main characters when I had seen them in other books, but she did a good job with it.
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  Anniik | Sep 7, 2013 |
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Scandalous Jemma Beaumont and proper polititian Elijah Beaumont were always like oil and water. It came as no surprise to anyone when Jemma left to thrill all of France with her antics shortly after their wedding. But no one expected her return home ready to play the part of dutiful wife least of all her husband.

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