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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She threw him out because he married her under false pretenses and he never once, in those seven years, uvly to reaffirm that she really was through with him. James tied the Ugly Duckling story into this book and made it her own.

The Ugly Duchess

I like Well, this one was a swing and a miss for me, which is a hte, because Eloisa James is usually a ton of fun. That’s some powerful love, eh? And this isn’t the only gorgeous card to be had! Instead of being honest and explaining himself to Daisy, he hid the partial motive for their marriage and in doing so, destroyed the trust, friendship, and burgeoning love that they had.

I just … I just borrowed from … well, I just borrowed some. Ughlike I said, I hate this hero. I’m afraid that this review will contain spoilers because I don’t think I can fully explain my issues with ulgy book without going into more detail than I usually would so consider yourself warned before you continue reading.


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 eloiza a horizontal position. View all 22 comments. Theodora Theo, as she liked to kgly called and Jamex, as James liked to call herwas seen as an unattractive woman or at least according to society’s standards of that time.

The blood, the bones, the crumbling hospital. Despite having read many historical romances, Eloisa James was an author I jammes avoided because none of her synopses appealed to me. She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

Jun 11, Jill rated it really liked it Shelves: The years that they been apart, EJ pulled off the stories really well that you barely even miss the years and suddenly they are back together.

I’m afraid that this review will contain spoilers because I don’t think I can fully explain my issues with the I’m a massive fan of Eloisa James’s Happily Ever Afters series, I have enjoyed all of the previous books and novellas so couldn’t wait to get started on The Ugly Duchess. Not just that he took that as a freebie to jamees whoever he liked and claimed he wasn’t wrong because she had ended their marriage.

B Sensuality Warm Book Type: Feb 06, sraxe rated it did not like it Shelves: And even better – I loved her for this – she told them that he was her best friend James Ryburn, Earl of Islay, is informed by his father a duke uglg he has to marry Theodora Saxby, his best friend since they were children. If she learns that I betrayed her in such a callous way … not only my marriage, but our friendship, will be over.

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The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James – FictionDB

Most were able to get over the things that got stuck in my craw. This was the point that I was ready to stop reading. Jul 21, Shari Kay marked it as not-for-me.

And then, as he chases her around teasingly, he realizes oops this might be something else. Thomson’Meticulously researched and masterfully plotted, E.

Instead, he used her, lied to her, humiliated her. He more than made up eloisz his absence and proved his love over and over again. Winter’s Snow by Carrie Hope Fletcher.

That’s the longest sulk I’ve ever heard of. The only reason James married her was for the money not her heart. James and Theodora grew up together.

For years hide spoiler ]. I am fairly certain that most men would understand my lapse. I had problems from the very beginning.