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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On top of irritating characters, there was a distinct overabundance of smarm. The betrothal is announced and before you know it she gets the appellation “The Ugly Duchess. She writes a good romance and this one’s no exception.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He believed in his heart that she would never eloisz him to come home, and that after the required 7 years of absence, she’d have him declared dead so she could remarry.

When he’s speaking to Barry, it only goes to show how unconcerned he is about the fact that he was unfaithful for years.

This was the point that I was ready to stop reading. The Taming of the Duke April has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels.

The Ugly Duchess

They were apart for 7 years I think they deserved a little more uglu than 2 freaking days to truly re-discover each other and fall in love again. Having reached the age of nineteen years, James had thought he understood his place in life. I liked the beginning half until James the hero leaves Theo, however afterwards I really disliked the book.

It also left James and his father packing and Theo’s heart breaking in its wake. Saxby inquired about a few eooisa my investments in a manner that I did not appreciate.


The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James – FictionDB

View all 22 comments. No real effort on James’s part. View all 3 comments. Her novels have been published to great iames. It’s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives. Eooisa flustered Theo excuses herself but stays just outside the door to eavesdrop as the plonker duke congratulates James for going through with “the plan.

His father misinterpreted his refusal. Jul 17, Lisarenee rated it really liked it. My mistresses were just signs of how dead I was. Admittedly they were both young, but their actions were excessive.

I hate writing this review because I’m generally a fan of Eloisa James’ works loved the previous 2 books in the fairy tales series btwbut I didn’t like this book. Overall, I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. I just wanted to rage. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. They were essentially raised as siblings.

I do believe James loved Theo but why the man didn’t try and fight for her after she found out the truth is beyond me. Honestly, this book was dead to me at this point, but I wanted to finish it so I could write a review.

I killed James Ryburn. I recommend it, whether you are fond of history—or merely gossip. The only change that I can detect was their appearance. He never loved any of the women, didn’t plan on returning to London and truly felt his marriage was history hide spoiler ]. For her to fly off the handle makes sense, but she didn’t exactly look for him either and I don’t think that whole mess was ever well addressed.

He and seventeen-year-old Theodora Saxby have been brought up together. Theodora and James marry young so their impulsiveness can be chalked up to simple immaturity, but I didn’t understand these two. If the ending was a little more realistic and well paced than I would have probably rated this higher. She turned into an obsessive compulsive dingbat who would panic if her bed wasn’t made up or her sheets weren’t properly folded even during sex come on!


Unfortunately, Daddy Dearest lost all of his money in bad investments and some of Theo’s dowry too.

This is clearly not a man who is 1 unattracted to you or 2 not in love with you. A booming, feared and duhess pirate. I know that not all her books end up being my favorites, they’re not all awesome. Guly 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. Eloisa made up these gorgeous collectible cards for readers to celebrate her Fairy Tales.

The Ugly Duchess won the trifecta: I loved the way Ms. I truly enjoyed this book and I didn’t mind the cheating as he thought the marriage was over during they separated. I wish books came with infidelity warnings. Although it didn’t particularly bother me, there is another issue that some readers may find offensive in a romance. The book had me hooked from start to finish xuchess left me smiling in its wake. Explore many more international editions by country or by language.