29 Aug The Ugly Duchess By: Eloisa James James has an understandably rocky relationship with his father, whose irresponsibility has long been. Eloisa James is extraordinary.”—Lisa Kleypas“Nothing gets me to the bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James.”—Julia QuinnNew York Time. 16 Aug 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.

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Theo is now a much coveted countess of the ton. She writes a good romance and this one’s no exception. A Week to Be Wicked. Theodora Theo, as she liked to be called and Daisy, as James liked to call herwas seen as an ugl woman or at least according to society’s standards of that time. The Seduction of Elliot McBride. James Ryburn, Earl of Islay, is informed by his father a duke that he has to marry Theodora Saxby, his best friend duchfss they were children.

Until now that a near death experience has changed his mind.

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

Such abhorrent talk would destroy anyone. 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 djchess who clearly loved making love.


We would have tried for another, if worse came to worst. Want to Read saving…. I especially wasn’t a fan of her internal dressing yhe of her close ‘friends’ and complete obsession with beauty. To Wed a Highlander. Theo kicked James out of their home, proclaimed the marriage to be over and told him she never wanted to see him again. The Duke’s Perfect Wife.

View all 28 comments. I recommend it, whether you are fond of history—or merely gossip. No one had ever taught him—and he had never imagined the necessity of learning how—to betray the one person whom you truly care for in life. I’m gonna do a lot of historical reading this month and the following months.

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Read an E xcerpt. You’ve successfully reported this review. Then again, this point alone should be sufficient enough yhe prove that it was after all rather a well-written plot and can prove to be good story-telling from Ms James’s part.

Along Came a Duke. There’s nothing wrong with that, true, but it didn’t fit with the whole “I control my life” Theo the reader was shown. But his marriage was over—practically, if not formally. Seven years is a long time.

Books by Eloisa James. I’d have liked it very much to see her stand up for herself. Aug 25, Sneha rated it it was ok.


In my mind I’d stabbed him a hundred times, alternating between kicking and punching and sometimes, just yelling unintelligibly. I forgive everythings coz I love James and Theo Daisy.

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Other books in the series. Rather quickly, though, James begins to have less than brotherly feelings towards Theo and their marriage is the real deal. Her mother was married to your dearest friend. View all 17 comments. She Tempts the Duke. Saxby inquired about a few of my investments in a manner that Jamea did not appreciate.

James broke something inside her and what remained was icy and distant.

The Ugly Duchess

He was acting in the only way a grown man could whose marriage had ended. In her husband’s absence, Theo remakes herself. Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews.

I would say that if you don’t have a major issue with cheating spouses then you’ll probably enjoy The Ugly Duchess a lot more than I did, unfortunately for me that coloured my entire reading experience with this book.