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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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. But it honestly didn’t bother me to the point that I couldn’t fuchess. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.

The blood, the bones, the crumbling hospital. And there were some events in the story that tested my overall enjoyment.

He was experiencing an overwhelming wave of nausea. Oh, I’m sorry, view spoiler [he felt sad and guilty for the first couple thf, so he didn’t screw anyone. Sphere Greyfriars House Emma Fraser. And don’t even get me started on “she’s my best friend”.

I mildly liked the heroine but I lost respect for her because she didn’t seem to have any for herself.

I never took issue with that. After all the suppposedly adventures and all that they have to go through? For over half a decade, he did whatever he wanted. Sometimes people can be cruel and opinionated.


James eloiea the Ugly Duckling story into this book duchesss made it her own. A booming, feared and dangerous pirate. And she thought everything regarding sex was distasteful and shameful, that bothered me to no end because it was such a polar contrast to her younger self who clearly loved making love.

Barring extenuating circumstances, infidelity is an absolute deal breaker for me — especially ducgess the person who ends up being unfaithful is the cause of the rift between the couple in the first place! I liked how Theodora and James reinvented themselves rloisa their separation, each growing up a little.

For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. I don’t see any attractive qualities in him except the fact that he was hot I mean seriously? She didn’t collapse into a sobbing mess, though she made it very clear to him that he broke her heart.

The Ugly Duchess

Discovered by her mother and a host yhe others, James makes a very romantic proposal, informing her that she is his. A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author’ Kirkus Reviews’Kleypas is an amazing writer.

At first he refused to give in to his father’s plan, but once he realized the extent of what his father had done, he reluctantly gave in. Mar 14, Jacob Proffitt rated it did not like it Shelves: Their parents had been best friends, as well, and when Theo’s father passed, James’ father took Theo and her mother in. That, again, was my biggest issue in The Ugly Duchess, which felt like two different books to me.

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! When it becomes clear Freya is in grave danger, he’ll risk everything to keep her safe. But what happens after Jeremy realises that one night will never be enough? Friend or lover, he treats her like crap and ignores every chance to be there for her emotionally. She was such a different girl at 17 and in love with James, then to be betrayed and left to deal with the cruelty of what people were saying about her, calling her an ugly duckling and inferring the future Duke has escaped because of her utter lack of beauty.


EJ’s heroines are known for their snarkiness duchesw eccentric off-the-bat personalities but she missed her mark completely here with how she characterized Theo.

I put myself in the latter category. Which is why I said the Eloisa James is accomplished. Didn’t fly with me.

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I loved the young Daisy, the girl who was so. 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. Although I think James should have told Theo and quite possibly avoided several years of heartache, not telling her that hgly HAD to marry her destroyed all his chances at forgiveness.

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