This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses, #5)



No Man Can Resist Jemma S Sensuous Allure Except Her Own Husband 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 For The Next Nine Years She Cavorted Abroad, Creating One Delicious Scandal After Another If One Is To Believe The Rumors.Elijah, Duke Of Beaumont, Did Believe Those Rumors.But The Handsome Duke Needs An Heir, So He Summons His Seductive Wife Home Jemma Laughs At Elijah S Cool Eyes And Icy Heart But To Her Secret Shock, She Doesn T Share His Feelings In Fact, She Wants The Impossible Her Husband S Heart At Her Feet.But What Manner Of Seduction Will Make A Man Fall Desperately In Love With His Own WifeThis Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses, #5)

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers Her novels have been published to great acclaim A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa s very first book that she found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar later People Magazine raved that romance writing does not get much better than this Her novels have repeat New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers Her novels have been published to great acclaim A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa s very first book that she found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar later People Magazine raved that romance writing does not get much better than this Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best seller lists.After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil from Oxford University, a Ph.D from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press Currently she is an associate professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City Her double life is a source of fascination to the media and her readers In her professorial guise, she s written a New York Times op ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women s magazines such as More to writers journals such as the Romance Writers ReportEloisaon her double life When I m not writing novels, I m a Shakespeare professor It s rather like having two lives The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance I ll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference It s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances The Taming of the Duke April 2006 has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels I often weave early modern poetry into my work the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century.When I rip off my power suit, whether it s academic or romantic, underneath is the rather tired, chocolate stained sweatshirt of a mom Just as I use Shakespeare in my romances, I almost always employ my experiences as a mother When I wrote about a miscarriage in Midnight Pleasures, I used my own fears of premature birth when the little girl in Fool For Love threw up and threw up, I described my own daughter, who had that unsavory habit for well over her first year of life.So I m a writer, a professor, a mother and a wife My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere, as you say in Italian.OnethingI m a friend I have girlfriends who are writers and girlfriends who are Shakespeare professors And I have girlfriends who are romance readers In fact, we have something of a community going on my website Please stop by and join the conversation on my readers pages

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 370 pages
  • This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses, #5)
  • Eloisa James
  • English
  • 15 April 2018
  • 0061626821

10 thoughts on “This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses, #5)

  1. says:

    Eloisa James writes light historicals often featuring multiple and ongoing storylines She is not your typical Avon historical author She has an unpredictable disposition as a writer and marches to her own drum, so to speak First of all, let me say that this is a charming story EJ has a witty, amusing style and the book proceeds at a steady pace with no noticable lull I liked it but ultimately, I was not fully satisfied with the story she told here It s all about expectations.This book cann Eloisa James writes light historicals often featuring multiple and ongoing storylines She is not your typical Avon historical author She has an unpredictable disposition as a writer and marches to her own drum, so to speak First of all, let me say that this is a charming story...

  2. says:

    Infidelity galore After his marriage, the hero continued daily trysts with his long time mistress supposedly because, he wanted to show his colleagues that he s not sexual deviant like his late father Yeah, right, as if jumping from the conjugal bed to the office desk waspalatable conduct than his deceased father s And then, for revenge, the heroine engaged in her own liaisons in Paris to shock husband into fetching her Not content with that, she further raised eyebrows upon arriving i Infidelity galore After his marriage, the hero continued daily trysts with his long time mistress supposedly because, he wanted to show his colleagues that he s not sexual deviant like his late father Yeah, right, as if jumping from the conjugal bed to the office desk waspalatable conduct than his deceased father s And then, for revenge, the heroine engaged in her own liaisons in Paris to shock husband into fetching her Not content with that, she further raised eyebrows upon arriving in London with her private chess matches with husband s friend Pathetic, much Marriage Counseling 101 Mature grown ups don t engage in these destructive games of tit for tat So much punches and counterpunches have been made that in the end, it no longer matters who started what or who caused the most damaged or why they re even fighting after nine years Both of them should be banished to their rooms without supper.It s fortunate that t...

  3. says:

    A girl s guide to saving her train wrecked marriage.This story had a bad start from many points of view First of all we knew that Jemma and Elijah s situation was bad from the start He cheated on her, she caught them, he told her that he loved his mistress and she left him Nine years of failed marriage are difficult to overcome The second problem is Elijah s heart He knows he is going to die soon and his situation is getting worse by each passing day The st...

  4. says:

    3 stars Historical RomanceThis is a rather odd reunion romance about a married couple who ve been separated for 9 years due to immaturity, ego, lies, infidelity, misunderstandings, pride, jealousy, and betrayals but suddenly find themselves obsessed and in love with each other like a couple of giddy, infatuated teenagers 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 un...

  5. says:

    Actually, I neededtime then it should to read this story Beginning was little boring, so I left this book to stand at my currently reading shelf for too long.But, I must say that it was remarkably good idea, to decide to read this story after all Because it was gooood Roman...

  6. says:

    I have waited a long time to read this book And I m not just talking about the actual time between the reading of this and when I read the last one in the series I m talking about the fact that I ve been waiting for Jemma s story from the VERY BEGINNING of the series when she stole the show in the first book The wait is over and I m here to tell you, it was worth the wait and it was everything I expected andEven though Jemma and Elijah have been married for almost 10 years, they ve li I have waited a long time...

  7. says:

    But there was one thing he had to know He cupped her face in his hands, noting absently that his fingers were shaking Will you forgive me She blinked For what For not being able to stay with you forever Because I would, Jemma I promise I would I know, she whispered, brushing his lips with her own I know This is a perfect book Honestly, I could just leave my review at that one sentence and it would be complete It is perfect I read it in one sitting, not able to believe that Elo But there was one thing he had to know He cupped her face in his hands, noting absently that his fingers were shaking Will you forgive me She blinked For what For not being able to stay with you forever Because I would, Jemma I promise I would I know, she whispered, brushing his lips with her own I know This is a perfect book Honestly, I could just leave my review at that one sentence and it would be complete It is perfect I read it in one sitting, not able to believe that Eloisa James, who writes charming, quirky trifles, books that make me smile and that I forget almost as soon as I finish, wrote a book like this I spent chunks of this book ugly sobbing, I spent the others positively giddy, and I felt so ridiculously deeply for J...

  8. says:

    Book five in a series and the one I ve been looking forward to through all of the previous books The hero Elijah and heroine Jemma have been married for nine years but they got off on the wrong foot and have been living apart for all but the past year during which the first four books occur Now Elijah s heart is failing and they need an heir, plus they have both learned and grown so both now want to reconcile Of course there are still significant issues to resolve, or else we wouldn t h Book five in a series and the one I ve been looking forward to through all of the previous books The hero Elijah and heroine Jemma have been married for nine years but they got off on the wrong foot and have been living apart for all but the past year during which the first four books occur Now Elijah s heart is failing and they need an heir, plus they have both learned and grown so both now want to reconcile Of course there are still significant issues to resolve,...

  9. says:

    I was very much looking forward to reading Elijah and Jemma s story, after their recurring, teaser appearances in the other stories But after reading it, I m a little disappointed If you ve never read Eloisa James before, don t start with this one I think it s her weakest so far.First, I found the illness plot to be ridiculous there s no way in this genre that the hero and heroine are not allowed to live happily ever after James should have cured Elijah in the first chapter and found an I was very much looking forward to reading Elijah and Jemma s story, after their recurring, teaser appearances in the other stories But after reading it, I m a little disappointed If you ve never read Eloisa James before, don t start with this one I think i...

  10. says:

    Elijah and Jemma suck at marriage until they SURPRISE COMMUNICATE and suddenly everything is boners and emotions 1 I just need to comment on James s use of sweetheart as everyone s nickname once Feelings are afoot 2 I did like this, although I m struggling to really articulate what and why Partially, I think I m frustrated because some of the things that needed to be communicated Jemma s growing affection for Elijah Elijah s immense and abject regret explanations for why he claimed to Elijah and Jemma suck at marriage until they SURPRISE COMMUNICATE and suddenly everything is boners and emotions 1 I just need to comment on James s use of sweetheart as everyone s nickname once Feelings are afoot 2 I did like this, although I m struggling to really articulate what and why Partially, I think I m frustrated because some of the things that needed to be communicated Jemma s growing affection for Elijah Elijah s immense and abject regret explanations for why he cl...

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