The Ugly Duchess By: Eloisa James James has an understandably rocky relationship with his father, whose irresponsibility has long been. I enjoy Eloisa James’ books because she is so innovative and tends Surprisingly The Ugly Duchess didn’t do that at least in the first half of. The Ugly Duchess By Eloisa James – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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With a sense of certainty, Theo realizes it is true. Then there were the subplot-like things that were never resolved, particularly with Griffin. I was confident in James’s character and that he wouldn’t stray, especially after he not only harped at his father that he wouldn’t take any mistresses–that he couldn’t do that to Daisy–and this: The Dry by Jane Harper.

I liked how Theodora and James reinvented themselves during their separation, each growing up a little. A woman who was so confident despite her acknowledged lack of traditional beauty, turns into a woman who cares too much about fashion and is a complete pushover.

Meticulously researched, you’re guaranteed the ‘feel’ – if not the smell – of Victorian London’ Roving Reviewer in the Nairnshire Telegraph. Witty, charming, fun, sweet, passionate and so heartbreaking.

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The couple does spend time apart, not my favorite plot device by a long shot, and when they do reunite they are mostly different people, having learned control and restraint. Mar 14, Jacob Proffitt rated it duvhess not like it Shelves: Christopher Renshaw, the Duke of Harlowe, is being blackmailed.

His wife had ended their marriage. It almost came across like the couple were up against a clock and had run out of page time so they needed to hurry. So as you can guess that’s precisely what happened. That’s how little impact it had on me. The events are linked – but how? Feb 07, Didi rated it really liked it Shelves: He never loved any of the women, didn’t plan on returning to London and truly felt his marriage was history hide spoiler ].


The sex s I wasn’t terribly impressed with this book.

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James is horrified by his father’s actions and doesn’t want to marry Theo, not because he doesn’t care for her but because he doesn’t want to lie to her. Even though the main characters were separated for 7 years, the lapse in time didn’t encompass most of the book. It occurred to James, not for the first time, that duchses was no human being in the world he loathed as much as his father. The plot was such that it demanded to take place in a rather large time span, which is 7 years, in this case.

Which frees Theo up to marry her devoted swain and live happily ever after! If she learns that Uyly betrayed her in such a callous way … not only suchess marriage, but our friendship, will be over. Theo would have given it a lifetime…until she discovers that James desired not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry.

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He was experiencing an overwhelming wave of nausea. Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. And of course, jsmes loss of the awesomeness of the characters just grated.

You have an eccentric heroine who’s labeled as ‘ugly’ by the entire ton which leads to her deep insecurity of herself. At the time, I thought it was delightful and fun and a wonderful romp. Because you said it was over.


You can’t go around shtupping other women in your randy pirate life then come back and say no other man will ever touch your wife. James, out of guilt and embarrassment, obliged her wish and set off to pursue a rather long journey to the sea in eloiea of never to return. Your mother would have been devastated to see the estate sold.

Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is jqmes gallant as he is secretive, a rumoured assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. I didn’t care for Theo’s a. There was a turning point in the book for James that, had it been handled dhchess, might have made the end make more sense. She has it in her and here she mastered it brilliantly. Despite his lies to get her to marry him. Fucktard cheating loser of a H.

This is one book where I wished she Theo would have found someone else to live happily ever after. View on the Mobile Site.

But James knew instantly that his father was right. Like a petulant child, James ran. I’d have liked it very much to see her stand up for herself. He forced himself to cross ufly room and sit down. Love and marriage may not come together all that often, but I will have no chance at all.

If I ever feel anything like the roiling emotions of despair and heartbreak- that I felt through this book- after a breakup, I’d probably be sitting in some bar, staring into my half-full glass of Jack Daniels and indulging thf in a depressed drunken wonder: