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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But when a drunk James corners Daisy at a ball, he’s caught kissing her. This one, though, was one I’d been fhe over for some time and finally decided to give it a read.

And at this point, I still loved Theo. Mar 14, Jacob Proffitt rated it did not like it Shelves: And there were some events in the story that tested my overall enjoyment.

View all 6 comments. He was acting in the only way a grown man could whose marriage had ended. But, for all that strength, she still needs James to come to her rescue and declare her beautiful at the end. I don’t see any attractive qualities in him except the fact that he was hot I mean seriously?

Even if it ends up being just a nice read, it’s still all okay. As much as I was irritated that James wasn’t man enough to fight for the woman he loved I could probably have dealt with him walking away if it hadn’t been for the cheating.

My associates deceived me. This quote by Theo says it all – “Am I to understand that my anger at being tricked into marriage, the better to disguise the embezzlement of my dowry, became your excuse for committing adultery? You have an eccentric heroine who’s labeled as ‘ugly’ by the entire ton which leads to her ajmes insecurity of herself. I had problems from the very beginning. In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant. Despite the fact he abandoned her. And reading the reviews of others it’s clear that view spoiler [his upcoming reaction is to leave her literally to go be a pirate.


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The only thing James wanted at that moment was to get out of the room, away from his disgusting excuse for a parent. I had mixed feelings for this one. 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. This was a great story, but I kept wishing the time between the couple splitting and being reunited was shorter. View all 28 comments.

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

Other books in the suchess. James leaves, which makes sense with his honor-bound character of the first sixty pages as I said, character building isn’t Eloisa James’s problem and Theo believing what her father-in-law says makes sense for someone so insecure. And so is this th. I think that Theo had every right to her heartbreak and anger, and I don’t think that she did anything inexcusable. The couple does spend time apart, not my favorite plot device by a long shot, and when they do reunite they are mostly different people, having learned control and restraint.

James, out of guilt and embarrassment, obliged her wish and set off to pursue a rather long journey to the sea in hope of never ducehss return. But it honestly didn’t bother me to the point that I couldn’t forgive. And, he only came back then because he’d nearly lost his life.

The Ugly Duchess

The book had some exceptionally grand moments and some depressingly conflicting issues. A good man who did tue wrong thing for the right reasons becomes a complete ass who shows no care for anyone for several years and 2. I liked that, when she discovered that James only married her for her money that’s not a spoiler, it says it on the cover of the book – view spoiler [that he caved to pressure from his father to marry her, against his wishes, in order to cover up the fact that his father was not just broke, but had embezzled her money as well hide spoiler ] – she won me over because she stood up for herself.


View all 22 comments. He literally said that, and no that wasn’t the moment I threw the book on the floor and screamed like an angry banshee.

I truly enjoyed this book and I didn’t mind the cheating as he thought the marriage was over during they separated. I thought James becoming a pirate was a nice surprising twist.

It’d have been easy for him to track Theo down, but a lot harder to track James. Now James faces the battle of his life, convincing Theo that he loves the duckling who blossomed into the swan. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. One day the duke revealed his dire financial state of the dukedom to James, and jaems him that the only way to revive ducjess was to marry his sister-like childhood friend Theo who had the perfect dowry.

But it’s also about love – and how it alters over time. A terrible feeling of dread was spreading through his limbs.

Once Upon a Tower Details. It was just as she was preparing to have him declared dead that James returns. Theo became a woman to be admired while Tye became a pirate and gained a better sense of himself and what he wanted. Eloiisa occurred to James, not for the first time, that there was no human being in the world he loathed as much as his father. They said things they should have said years ago, misunderstandings were cleared up and old grievances put to rest.

Up to this point, this had been a three to four star read for me and it immediately dropped to a one. That’s how little impact it had on me. I read this the first time in my eloiwa HR days.