This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses)
No man can resist Jemma's sensuous allure . . . Except her own husband! 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... show more
No man can resist Jemma's sensuous allure . . . Except her own husband! 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. Jemma laughs at Elijah's cool eyes and icy heart—but to her secret shock, she doesn't share his feelings. In fact, she wants the impossible: her husband's heart at her feet. But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love . . . with his own wife?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2009-05-26
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
2.5-3 starsI feel like this book was missing a vital part of the story. The beginning was very jarring and haphazardly set up. I felt like I was walking straight into the middle of the story rather than the beginning. I just failed to understand how the estranged couple Jemma and Elijah, Duke and Du...
4.5 stars really. Is it bad that I think it would have been much more romantic if Elijah had actually died?
When Jemma and Elijah married things didn't stay staid for long. Jemma ran away to France to be feted by the French court and Elijah burried himself in politics. However he's approaching the age his father was when he died and Elijah needs an heir, the fainting spells and racing heart are reminders ...
Recommended ReadMy review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/RRs/May09RR/thisduchessofmine.EJ.htmlAs a newlywed, Jemma, the Duchess of Beaumont, had her heart broken when she discovered her husband had a mistress. Having fled to France, Jemma set herself up...
I read most of this book with my mind in a state of perpetual "huh?" Why did she do that? Why did he say that? Nobody acts like this! For some reason it held my interest enough to keep me reading and by the end I had developed some fondness for the characters, but I think it's one of the weakest of ...