Desperate Duchesses

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Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title . . . of games played for high stakes, including—on occasion—a lady's virtue.A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage—until he lays eyes on Roberta.Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny.Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?

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Review: Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James

Lady Xenobia India St. Clair is a 26 year old heroine who for once, isn’t “on the shelf” or “nearly a spinster.” Instead she’s the daughter of a marquess (who may have been mad), and she has a profession. Tobias (Thorn) Dautry is one of the previous hero’s sons. The… Read more »

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Three Weeks With Lady X

Three Weeks With Lady X By Eloisa James Lady Xenobia India St Clair was raised in an atmosphere of chaos. As the daughter of the “Mad Marquess”, she knows that she did not live the life of lady by society’s standards, yet she is still beholden to them now. In order to make her way in life, and not be forced into a marriage of convenience, she earns her dowry arranging the households of the elite, struggling the whole time to keep her reputation as white as the driven snow. Mr. Tobias Dautry, known by society as Thorn, was rescued from the life of a mudlark by his father, the Duke of Villiers. He was raised as a recognized and beloved son, despite society being well aware of what he was…a bastard. Despite his instincts to thumb his nose at society, he desires that his children be accepted, so he sets…

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Early Review of Three Weeks With Lady X (Desperate Duchesses, #7) by Eloisa James

Title: Three Weeks With Lady X (Desperate Duchesses)Series: Desperate Duchesses Classification: Adult Fiction Genre: Historical Romance Format: Paperback; 400 pages Publisher: Avon (March 25, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062223895 ISBN-13: 978-0062223890  Author’s Website: http://www.eloisajames.com/Notes: I received a eARC loan from the publisher. Tobias ‘Thorne’ Dautry was looking for a woman who’d warm his bed, have and nurture his children, and was gently bred to counteract the unfortunate circumstances of his own birth. His children would not be treated with the disrespect that society had shown him. He thinks he’s found the perfect woman to do just that– Miss Laetitia Rainsford. He just needs to convince her parents, and he’ll do whatever is necessary to gain her hand. Lady Xenobia ‘Lady X’ India St. Clair wants to start a family and the thing that scares her the most about marriage is the fact another individual, her husband, would be in charge of every aspect of…

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Review & Giveaway: Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James

Blurb: The next fabulous romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn no India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his… the one thing Thorn can’t afford to lose… his fierce and lawless heart. Review:As a fan of Eloisa James I am about to make a really BIG statement. Three Weeks with Lady X is the best of her books I’ve read to date. Thorn Dautry is the bastard…

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Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James

Description… Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized façade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, head-strong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option.  But there is only one thing that will make India his—the one thing Thorn can’t afford to lose… His fierce and lawless heart. *****  My review….. Three Weeks With Lady X is such a charming, witty, sexy story. The way it all unfolds grabbed me from the first pages and held on to the very last. Lady Xenobia India is the perfect example of my favorite heroines. A strong, independent free…

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