Desperate Duchesses
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  • 1
    Desperate Duchesses | Eloisa James

    Desperate Duchesses

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (552)
    Story
    (550)

    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.

    Should have been named scandalous duchess

    Another Eloisa James winner. I love the series though I tend to not read any series in order. Reading other books in between allows me to get out of t..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 15 2014 by Cam (Las Vegas, NV, United States)
  • 2
    An Affair Before Christmas | Eloisa James

    An Affair Before Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (171)

    One spectacular Christmas, Lady Perdita Selby, known to her friends and family as Poppy, met the man she thought she would love forever. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was the perfect match, and theirs was the most romantic wedding she had ever seen. But four years later, behind closed doors, the spark of their love affair has burned out. Unwilling to lose the woman he still lusts after, the duke is determined to win back his beguiling bride's delectable affections.

    Book 2 in a series!

    I can understand the frustreration in the previous reviews as this book can not stand alone. Only two characters situations are wrapped up as the oth..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2011 by Michelle (Griffin, GA, United States)
  • 3
    Duchess by Night | Eloisa James

    Duchess by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (192)

    Harriet, Duchess of Berrow, is tired of her title and the responsibilities that come along with it. Enough with proper tea parties and elegant balls; what Harriet really wants is to attend an outrageous soiree where she can unleash her wildest whims and desires. But to attend such an event - especially if the event in question is Lord Justinian Strange's rollicking fete, filled with noble rogues and rotters, risque - ladies and illicit lovers - would be certain scandal. That's why she must disguise herself.

    Unique Story-Great Narrator

    "Dutchess By Night" takes you through a gamut of emotions, as one comes to expect from Eloisa James, and Susan Duerden gave an excellent performance..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2012 by Lady M (Peoria, AZ, United States)
  • 4
    When the Duke Returns | Eloisa James

    When the Duke Returns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (188)

    Married by proxy as a child, Lady Isidore has spent years fending off lecherous men in every European court while waiting to meet her husband. She's determined to accept him, no matter how unattractive the duke turns out to be. When she finally lures Simeon Jermyn back to London, his dark handsomeness puts Isidore's worst fears to rest - until disaster strikes. The duke demands an annulment. Forsaking his adventuresome past, Simeon has returned to London.

    A Duke vs. a Duchess....... an entertaining match

    Firstly, this is actually book 4 in the Desperate Duchesses series - I hadn't realised this and listened to it as a stand alone book, whilst this didn..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2012 by CAROLYN (newark, New Jersey, United States)
  • 5
    This Duchess of Mine | Eloisa James

    This Duchess of Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (179)

    Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another (if one is to believe the rumors). Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors. But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home.

    A TOUCHING & PASSIONATE ROMANCE IN GEORGIAN LONDON

    I love E.J.'s books and they are an automatic download for me, this has been a great series - but, to get the most out of them, then it's best to list..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2012 by CAROLYN (newark, New Jersey, United States)
  • 6
    A Duke of Her Own | Eloisa James

    A Duke of Her Own

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (451)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (415)

    A duke must choose wisely.... Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly - and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title.

    Started s l o w... Ended great!

    I liked this book. Not Mrs. James best but enjoyable enough. I guess my main issue is that the first half of the book is very slow paced. Then it star..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 13 2013 by SIMARA (Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
  • 7
    Three Weeks with Lady X: Desperate Duchesses | Eloisa James

    Three Weeks with Lady X: Desperate Duchesses

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (331)

    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 nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option.

    Wonderful

    Setting: London and environs, 1799
    Genre: romance
    Narration was great, because...Susan Duerden.
    Tobias "Thorn" Dautry, the bastard son of..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2014 by Kimberly (Indianapolis, IN, United States)
  • 8
    Four Nights with the Duke | Eloisa James

    Four Nights with the Duke

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (411)

    As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him - so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

    He's an A-Hole. She's overly insecure, Not good.

    Geez I am glad this book is over. I will probably catch grief for this review but I have to be honest, and in my opinion this was a struggle to get th..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 02 2015 by Tracy T (Jacksonville, FL USA)
  • 9
    Seven Minutes in Heaven | Eloisa James

    Seven Minutes in Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    Witty and elusive Eugenia Snowe has all society begging for one of her premiere governesses - except the powerful Edward Reeve, who bursts into her office with his arrogant demands. No question that Eugenia enjoys crossing wits with the brilliant inventor, but Ward wants far more than a governess. He wants Eugenia, and he'll stop at nothing to have her - including kidnapping. Will Eugenia lose her heart in the most reckless gamble of her life, or will she discover the sweetest pleasure she's ever known? All it will take is seven minutes.

    Bravo!!

    As usual, Eloisa James has done a marvelous job! Her books always include well researched interesting facts along with colorful, relatable characters ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 05 2017 by Joy (United States)