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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Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months. Both act impulsively, dramatically with Theo declaring the marriage over and James leaving. I didn’t care for Theo’s a.

It’s jaames being Superman, with power suits for both lives. James truly cared for Theo and would never wish to do anything to hurt her.

They make such a sweet couple and the attraction between them is intense. I don’t think I’ve ever read a romance before where I wanted the heroine to tell the hero to get lost and for her to find someone else to have her happy ever after with but that is what I was desperately hoping for here. Will she accept the now largely built pirate with an edge of savage danger and a tattoo under his eye?

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I adored James who had loved Theo, his Daisy, since childhood.

I understood her need to want to take control of her life after separating from James but her strict rules on her fashion duchesss and way of life I found tiring and snobby. James leaves, takes to the high seas for seven years before eventually returning to England.


Oh, and what about respect for a childhood friend that you deceived into marriage? In describing relations between characters, I may wreck a book for you by making it clear who someone marries, or the outcome of a book. This book evoked such varied reactions while reading it. Would you like to order your own copy? As long as duchesss lights are out, who cares what she looks like?

There is a huge fanfare surrounding the wedding jxmes, nobody would have expected a future Duke to marry such a plain bride and it earns Theo the title of The Ugly Duchess.

Right in the middle of the book.

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The duke continued, amusing himself by laying out the distinction between mistresses and wives. I even enjoyed the fallout that resulted. Log In Members Login. Up to this point, this had been a three to four star read for me and it immediately dropped to a one.

Th there just doesn’t seem to be quite the follow through on the transformation from ugly duckling to swan theme. Barring extenuating circumstances, infidelity is an absolute deal breaker for me — especially when the person who ends up being unfaithful is the cause of the rift between the couple in the first place!

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View all 22 comments. And I have girlfriends who are romance readers. And even if he didhe had to at least give her the option to make her own choices. No real effort on James’s part.

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

Trivia About The Ugly Duchess Before running off, he should’ve tried to convince her otherwise. James is horrified by his father’s actions and doesn’t want to marry Theo, not because he doesn’t care for her but because he doesn’t want to lie to her. Jul 21, Shari Kay marked it as not-for-me. Thomson] absorbed us totally in the grimly fascinating world of floating hospital ship jmaes Blood’ moored downstream from London docks.


This is a romance novel. Suddenly, he remembers how much he couldn’t live without her and she’s just supposed to let him back in And she does that in 2 chapters!!! It’d have been easy for him to track Theo down, but a lot harder to track James.

Everything that made the story and characters enjoyable started to fall apart. It was fun seeing his transformation from a young lanky handsome teen to a huge intimidating swash-buckling pirate. You must save it. Hames have to see some serious change in the characters in order to really buy that it would work out Courting ducuess in the opium dens and brothels of the waterfront, certain that the Blood lies at the heart of the puzzle, Jem and Will embark on a quest to uncover the truth.

The jsmes s I wasn’t terribly impressed with this book. Feel free to be a total asshole. Otherwise, you will have no country house to inherit. But overall, just meh. I liked how Theodora and James reinvented themselves during their separation, each growing up a little.