Desperate Duchesses
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  • 1

    Desperate Duchesses

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (243)

    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.

    Michelle says: "Excellent start to a series!"
    Excellent start to a series!

    After reading a few of the reviews, I was hesitant to purchase this book. I am so very glad that I did. The author endears you to the characters and..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 09 2011 by Michelle (Griffin, GA, United States)
  • 2

    An Affair Before Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (80)

    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.

    Michelle says: "Book 2 in a series!"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (94)

    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.

    Queen Squared says: "Eloisa James at her best!"
    Eloisa James at her best!

    After reading the previous book in this series, "An Affair Before Christmas, I was a bit wary. But in my opinion, EJ is at her best in this novel. At ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2013 by Queen Squared (Columbia, SC, United States)
  • 4

    When the Duke Returns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    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.

    CAROLYN says: "A Duke vs. a Duchess....... an entertaining match"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (93)

    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.

    CAROLYN says: "A TOUCHING & PASSIONATE ROMANCE IN GEORGIAN LONDON"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (242)

    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.

    J-9 says: "Fantastic ending to the series!"
    Fantastic ending to the series!

    You've got to love the Duke of Villars. He's come a long way since the first in the series "Desperate Duchesses." I only wish that the middle three ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2012 by J-9 (Cary, NC, United States)