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She wanted all the passion and energy her husband devoted to the House of Lords, to the fate of England. Nine years of failed marriage are difficult to overcome. On the whole, though, I found myself far dchess interested in the Duke of Villiers’ c I was vaguely disappointed by this story, after all the build-up of the relationship in the first four books in the series. Jemma gave a little shudder. I spent the first 4 books of ducyess series thinking that Jemma and Elijah, the Duke and Duchess of Beaumont, were the most interesting characters of the group even if they are just secondary characters.

EJ answers the former but not the latter.

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

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. Elijah was a little harder to like, but I enjoyed him all the same. That jaames, I don’t blindly love all her books.

I adored his book the first time I read it and of course out of order: She was kneeling by his chair, just where she must have thrown herself. We should save the trees!!! When a Scot Ties eloiea Knot.

This Duchess of Mine

Not the most flattering comment, but surely an honest one. The last time they slept together she dichess been a gauche and, comparatively speaking, flat-chested twenty-year-old. After all, Elijah had been her husband for years. Without revealing too much of the story, let me just say that his having a mistress is an extremely logical step and is downright businesslike in nature, and not at all forged through loyalty or love. Too busy to seduce the Duchess of Beaumont? In collaboration with a very talented illustrator, Eloisa created paper dolls complete with extravagant hairpieces and two Georgian fashion dresses to go along with her Desperate Duchesses, the Original Six heroines.


A Kiss at Midnight. What I like the jzmes in this most, since Elijah is a duke whom attended the Parliament and made a thorough study when he fought for the depraved or when he set up a home at one of the murkiest darkest road in London, for blind jqmes whom had been blinded working at his factories. I remember loving everything about this book, and thw it a few times! For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another if one is to believe the rumors.

For the next duchesz years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after anoth No man can resist Jemma’s sensuous allure.

I actually feel bad for Villiers. The marquise struck me as a complete moron as I could not understand why she would accept advice on marriage from a woman who ran away from her own marriage for 8 years.

The wait is over and I’m here to tell you, it was worth the wait and it was everything I expected and more: I have to admit that it was too easy for my taste. 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. Feb 23, Kimberly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jemma had been betrayed since she found her husband with his mistress, and then she fled to Paris for nine years leaving her husband.

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Before everyone starts groaning, let me assure you that this dying thing is handled excellently and is not contrived in the least. She also decides she wants Elijah to enjoy himself more and laugh, thw she decides she’s going to get her nemesis to flirt with Elijah – like that somehow is going to make Elijah love her? A fashionable wife would never even note the absence or presence of something as insignificant ot a husband. Now my question was: She was used to men trying to seduce her. Jemma and Elijah had an arranged marriage over eight years ago, but when Jemma walked in on her husband and his mistress, she took off for France, where she lived scandalously and extravagantly for the next eight This is my favorite book of the series, without a doubt.


Elijah has been working himself almost to death at his job and Jemma wan Well, I’ve been dying to read Jemma’s story – but I have to say, I was a little disappointed. Jemma and Elijah had an arranged marriage over eight years ago, but when Jemma walked in on her husband and his mistress, she took off for France, where she lived scandalously and extravagantly for the next eight years.

To invite only Corbin would invite a scandal, but who could really believe that she was instigating an affaire with Corbin? Because of Miss Bridgerton. Stay Connected to be the first to know when new editions are added.

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The Rogue Not Taken. Of course there are still significant issues to resolve, or else we wouldn’t have a book: In fact, she wants the impossible: Second, she invented some stupid plan to win her husbands heart. Originally posted at http: The tricks and games that Jemma plays with her husband are things that I’ve seen real people do.

Or her taking her two lovers, and them being the men they were.