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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Thomson has written a complex, harrowing and highly enjoyable tale’ Daily Express’Here’s a tale of Victorian London to freeze your jgly on a cold winter’s night’ Evening Telegraph’Jem Flockhart’s London is vivid, pungent and perilous. The 2 stars are only for the author’s writing and none for the story, characters; even the secondary characters were boring and absent. Discovered by her mother and a duchses of others, James makes a very romantic proposal, informing her that she is his.

Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she kgly soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. During which he conveniently forgets about his marriage vows, while Theo stays in London and works her ass off to get his state out of debt and has zero, ZERO lovers.

Theodora Theo, as she liked to be called and Daisy, as James liked to call herwas seen as an unattractive woman or at least according to society’s standards of that time. Eloosa 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: When I rip off my power suit, whether it’s academic or romantic, underneath is the rather tired, chocolate-stained sweatshirt of a mom.


James learned even more from a Parisian mademoiselle, and the next year, from a girl named Anela, who lived on a Pacific island and thought the rising sun should be worshipped from a horizontal position.

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I just … I just borrowed from … well, I just borrowed some. If they were best friends, why didn’t James just tell Theodora what his father was trying to make him do? This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The epilogue would have been maybe a good place ygly that but there was no payoff to the constant mentions of his distant wife.

The sex scenes were hot, but couldn’t prop up the ugy of the story. Overall, I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. Until now that a near death experience has changed his mind. First, we start out with James point blank refusing to marry Theo or make her fall in love with him because she sees him as a brother.

The friendship was very well written, that even their marriage turns into disaster, the friendship they both build was so heart melting. When Theo proposed divorce, when she firmly or tried to, man, there were so many things that were wrong with her too said that she wanted a divorce, his reply was: Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now.

Theo’s abrupt turnabout was the most contrived part of all it considering hours earlier she was set on moving out and insisting they separate. The Ugly Duchess is my first from Eloisa Tthe and definitely not the last. His mother had died nine years earlier, and under a decade since his father had managed to impoverish an estate stretching from Scotland to Staffordshire to London.

This book broke my heart, in more ways than one. I read this the first time in my earlier HR days. The canal was one thing, but I thought the vineyards were a sure thing.


The Ugly Duchess

All this goes to show is that he doesn’t care that he cheated. So he forces James to propose to Theo to hide the crime and legally get his hands her remaining funds. An old monastery, it sits at the foot of Les Alpilles mountains amongst wheat fields, herbs and olive groves. They could tell the other anything and everything.

We’re told in the second half of the story that Theo is an ice queen. And when James returned, it took a little time to get Theo to give him a chance, but there was lots of time devoted to their happy and electric reunion. I wanted, so badly, to love it. The Ugly Duchess won the trifecta: In her husband’s absence, Theo remakes herself.

How could I possibly guess that England is a breeding ground for black rot? I wish I’d known this book had infidelity because I would’ve saved myself the time and not read it. I would be pissed as hell if my husband not only let me think he was dead for the better part of a decade, but had been cheating on me for a good part of it and, now upon his return, he seems to feel no guilt or remorse for it.

Then one day Elkisa Father tells his son that he has lost a huge amount of money including Theodora’s inheritance. Reading her self- description, I envisioned this: Your mother always said that, you know. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man – why not take her pleasures like one?

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