Tuesday, 30 August 2011
#154 (#90) - Desperate Duchesses ~ Eloisa James
This was a 5+ Star book, such a refreshingly different take and way of telling the story .... I can't express just how much I have enjoyed it.
There a a few character's woven through it, and the various paths that they must thread to find their destinies.
This book features as the main players Lady Roberta St Giles and Damon, Earl of Gryffyn.
Roberta flees her mad father and his mistress, and goes to stay with her 4th cousin Jemma, Duchess of Belmount. She believes herself madly in love with the Duke of Villiers - a hardened and unprincipled rake - and ask Jemma's help to trap him into marriage.
Jemma's brother. Damon also offers his own brand of help in her Courtship, but will she get or man or find in fact that another suits her better.
Lots of sub-text, chess and sex. A perfect combination I am happy to report, and I don't even like chess.