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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They make such a sweet couple and the attraction between them is intense. Oh, and what about respect for a childhood friend that you deceived into marriage?

I jajes warmed, all the awesomeness making me feel giddy and excited and I thought to myself that it’d been days since I had as good a read as this- so I promptly ditched all the stuff that I had to do and settled into my favorite seat by the window.

Trivia About The Ugly Duchess I had to keep pausing and ask myself this is the heroine??

It’d have been easy for him to track Theo down, but a lot harder to track James. The transformation was more of Theo finding her confidence and learning to dress better and embrace her sharp features.

She turned into an obsessive compulsive dingbat who would panic if her bed wasn’t made up or her sheets weren’t properly folded even during sex come on! Not long after the wedding Theo discovers the truth behind James’s marriage proposal and is rightfully furious. The epilogue was long, very beautiful and moving.

And then he turned into an idiot and broke my heart. Tales of the new arrival – his savagery, his paintings, his copper-red hair – are quick to find the warden’s wife. And the Geoffrey moment at the end, though somewhat foreshadowed, seemed like a cheap out.


We would have tried for another, if worse came to worst. Ducuess all 31 comments. Information for Authors Press Booksellers and Distributors. But her outlook on duchrss was not dimmed and she continued on. Mass Market Paperbackpages. That’s how little impact it had on me. Like a petulant child, James ran. Feb 17, Nadia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Theo would have given it a lifetime…until she discovers eliisa James desired not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry.

Wishes to claim back his dukedom. James took a deep breath before answering. The Ugly Duchess is available in the following formats: And there were some events in the story that tested my overall enjoyment. He didn’t try to soothe her broken heart. Meanwhile, James is off having duchwss time of his life as a pirate.

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I have a good idea what happened to the estate; I just wanted to see whether you had the balls to admit it. I would say that if you don’t have a major issue with cheating spouses then you’ll probably enjoy The Ugly Duchess a lot more than I did, unfortunately for me that coloured my entire reading experience with this book.

I find myself torn on Eloisa James’s books. They are happy as two people can be, then tragedy strikes.

You must save it. Theo kicked James out of their home, proclaimed the marriage to be over and told him she never wanted to see him again. That moment changes everything. A woman who was so confident despite her acknowledged lack of traditional beauty, turns into a woman who cares too much about fashion and is a complete pushover.

Let’s reiterate the seven years part. He grew out of that pretty quickly, and enjoyed lots of sex. So two days into her marriage she felt betrayed, used, humiliated, ugly and abandoned as she lost not only her husband, but her best friend as well.


I just … I just borrowed from … well, I just borrowed some. It sizzled and scorched the pages as passion encapsulated the two. She went from a sweet, goofy, lovable mischievous young girl to an aloof, serious, tightly controlled frigid ice queen.

The Ugly Duchess

She was such a different girl at 17 and in love with James, then to be betrayed and left to deal with the cruelty of what people were saying about her, calling her an ugly duckling and inferring the future Duke has escaped because of her utter lack of beauty. Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! View all 6 comments. She moved on with her life, but in a very closed-off way. This book pissed me off.

If not then, then before deciding on “killing off” James for Jack, he should’ve at least tried to see if Theo wanted him back But his marriage was over—practically, if not formally. Theo’s all And she tells James the hero and his dad to So everybody goes their separate ways to reinvent themselves.

Stay Connected to be the first to know when new editions are added. And again, that goes back to failures in the plotting. The heroine simply kisses him at that, intending to ducyess his ‘pain’.