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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I read this the first time in my earlier HR days.

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

To be fair, it’s very well-written, with well-rounded characters and an intense amount of emotion, but I personally couldn’t get past the cheating, even though I easily admit that James did grovel rather prettily there in the end. She went from a sweet, goofy, lovable mischievous young girl to an aloof, serious, tightly controlled frigid ice queen.

By now he was inured to these violent fits of temper; he had grown up ducking everything from books to ducness statues. They were apart for 7 years I think they deserved a little more time than 2 freaking days to truly re-discover each other and fall in love again.

Maybe I’m being too harsh, too judgmental, but I’d grown too attached to the young, completely AWESOME Daisy and James, grown too in love with their characters of ‘Before’, that when they separated and turned into eloksa, it actually, totally crushed me. James leaves, takes to the high seas for suchess years before eventually returning to England.

Seems the duke has the IQ of a radish, and he blew through the entire wealth of the duchy, then embezzled as much of Theo’s inheritance as he could lay his hands on. Society was shocked by their wedding, but it’s scandalized by their separation.

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They’re “too crowded,” then. Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. She didn’t try to pretend that she didn’t love him; she told him she did, and he uly it away.


Lady Betsy Wilde’s first season was triumphant ducbess any measure, and a duke has proposed – but before marriage, she longs for one last adventure. Dishonesty, no matter if the intent is good, is never the best policy.

But overall, just meh. This is clearly not a man who is 1 unattracted to you or 2 not in love with you. If she learns that I betrayed her in such uglg callous way … not only my marriage, but our friendship, will be over. Their first love-making scenes were really lovely.

Their parents had been best friends, as well, and when Theo’s father passed, James’ father took Theo and her mother in. I knew there were going to be complications coming up, since James had married Daisy untruthfully, even though he did very much love her. But then I got to the middle and end and now I think that number is too high. And James, that jackass, don’t even get me started on him! In fact, up until a certain part, I was certain I’d be rating it 4.

If James isn’t the man who marries her, not only will the estates fail, but the duke’s crimes will be exposed and the family name and titles will be blackened beyond redemption.

If she fails in their bidding, the gods themselves may awaken and seek vengeance And he always thought his wife didn’t want him back.

But most of all, I hate that his “love” manifests as him being an emotionally While part of a series, each is its own story so you don’t really need any of the others to enjoy each one on its own. Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months. He was adorable in the beginning. Witty, charming, fun, sweet, passionate and so heartbreaking. But if you already have an heir—and a spare, if you can—you could let names go. I am fairly certain that most men would understand my lapse.

This is a romance novel. Both act impulsively, dramatically with Theo declaring the marriage over and James leaving. And in need of duchdss fortune. And in my head, Theo builds a fashion empire around doing all the things her mother told her not to do and falls in love with a very handsome actor who adores her and James dies in foreign parts view spoiler [oooo, hung for being a pirate! It’s reiterated over and over again in both his words and his actions. She’s dealing with the giant mess he left behind, in addition to view spoiler [the scorn of society, who all claim he left her because she’s so ugly.


With a sense of certainty, Theo realizes it is true.

The sex s I wasn’t terribly impressed with this book. From her small white cottage, Jeanne Trabuc watches him – how he sets his easel amongst the trees, the irises and the fields of wheat, and paints in the heat of the day.

A good man who did the wrong thing for the right reasons becomes a complete ass who shows no care for anyone for several years and 2. So, while she’s living away from society after the papers reported that James ran away from her because she was so ugly and continuing to worry about him jaames his abandonment, while also running his estate th getting them out of his father’s debts, dealing with his father’s death and then her mother’s, he’s off fucking other women.

On shore, a young woman, a known prostitute, is found drowned in a derelict boatyard. I loved the young Daisy, the girl who was so. Could he truly remain celibate for the rest of elousa life? James truly cared for Theo and would never wish to do anything to hurt her. No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan – but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman.

The Ugly Duchess

Was I supposed to remain faithful for the rest of my born days? What did or didn’t work for me? And again, that goes back to failures in the plotting. And even if he jaeshe had to at least give her the option to make her own choices. All this goes to show is that he doesn’t care that he cheated. Feel free to be a total asshole.