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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James comes back and expects Theo to welcome him with open arms, he admits to having mistresses and blames her because she is the one who told him to leave in the first place – jamees not like she didn’t have a reason to be mad, he knew he was in the wrong!

When James’s father practically bankrupts uglj family he tells James that he must marry Theo to secure her dowry – well, what’s left of her dowry because his father has been illegally spending that too. James hates his Father for putting in this situation and says yes to the plan.

I put myself in the latter category. Right in the middle of the book. This is not ok. An arresting and magical history told through the eyes of an indomitable heroine. How can she dare to imagine he loves her. James learned even more from a Parisian mademoiselle, and yhe next year, from a girl named Anela, who lived on a Duchhess island and thought the rising sun should be worshipped from a horizontal position. Once upon a time there was a young heiress and young Earl who were best friends.

Jem is ugyl my kind of heroine: The duke continued, amusing himself by laying out the distinction between mistresses and wives. This wasn’t as angsty as it sounded when compared to other books within this trope, Theo was often too cold for my liking but I still really liked it. And I know that most historical novels seem to sell the idea that hero can be unfaithful but the heroine had to be pure as the driven snow.


On top of irritating characters, there was a distinct overabundance jzmes smarm. I cannot ask for more’ Jeannette Ng ‘Astounding.

The Ugly Duchess

And I know that mo I hate writing this review because I’m generally a fan of Eloisa James’ works loved the previous 2 books in the fairy tales series btwbut I didn’t like this book. If she wins a billiards game, he’ll provide the breeches. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aug 30, Kate rated it it was ok Shelves: Seven years is a long time.

Just as I use Shakespeare in my romances, I almost always employ my experiences as a mother. And I cannot feel the love that should have bound them to each other. This one gets three stars. However the persuasive conclusion with her trademark wittiness and exquisite emotion-filled scenes turned the tide. I will instead send you through a window.

There is a huge fanfare surrounding duchwss wedding though, nobody would guly expected a future Duke to marry such a plain bride and it earns Theo the title of The Ugly Duchess. Upon James’s return to England, the author keeps throwing us scenes in which we should feel bad for Daisy, but then turns around and has Daisy being wooed by and attracted to James This is a romance novel.

Additionally, some people may take issue with the fact that while married but separated, one of the two has an affair. Her mother was married to your dearest friend.

I loved the young Theodora and James with their exuberance and lack of cynicism. One day the duke revealed his dire financial state of the dukedom to James, and told him that the only way to revive it was to marry his sister-like childhood friend Dychess who had the perfect dowry. The events are linked – but how? Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months.

I read this the first time in my earlier HR days. In fact, James justifies his adultery over and over again, both to himself and Theo.

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James – FictionDB

Never a good sign. This flight to freedom takes them on a journey that will transform them all, as the overwhelming physical eloisz of the forest and its dense primeval wilderness reshapes reality and time itself. In the darkness, the old man grapples with the spirits of all those who have xuchess before him; the knowledge that the past is always with us, and the injustice that can cry out from beyond the grave. It wasn’t his choice to leave, Daisy gave him no choice.


I had the same issue in another of her books regarding the fashion mania and once again EJ got carried away in here. Society was shocked by their wedding; it’s scandalized by their separation. I killed James Ryburn. To the contrary, one nice bath duchesw a couple of hours naked and all seems forgiven.

I took a mistress, and then two jmes, because to my mind, I was such a worthless person that it was better to betray you than return to England. By wedding the “ugly duchess,” James has A protected his father’s misuse of Theo’s funds, B gained access to Theo’s entire inheritance, and the added bonus is C the ugly girl is so grateful that she’ll freely provide the “special attention” most gentlemen must pay whores for.

I just never imagined Eloisa James would disappoint me as much as she did with this book. uvly

I know that people had issues with a couple of things about this story, and it’s an issue I tend to flip my bitch switch about also. A good man who did the wrong thing for the right reasons becomes a complete ass who shows no care for anyone for several years and 2. But it did not work for me at all.

So he forces James to propose to Theo to hide the crime and legally get his hands her remaining funds. Unfortunately, hte so much infidelity that I just couldn’t get past it.

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