Much Ado About You by Eloisa James
Essex Sisters #1
Although a bit slow to start, this first book in a series does a really good job introducing the main players in the series and is a pleasant read. I would say I like this series better than Desperate Duchesses, and here’s why.
The Essex sisters series – of which I have previously read the third and fourth ones – focuses on the four sisters whose father, in his will, has decreed that their guardian is to be the Duke of Holbrook. The poor, drunk duke expect four little girls and instead receives four young women, all but one old enough to marry, and, well, you can guess the rest.
My American Duchess by Eloisa James
I’m a little unclear about whether this book is part of the Desperate Duchesses series exactly, but nonetheless, My American Duchess is without a doubt one of the most anticipated releases of early 2016. James’s first American heroine takes London, and her readership, by storm.
As You Wish by Eloisa James
2/5 + 4/5
Before you get confused about that rating, here’s the thing – As You Wish contains a short story called “Seduced By A Pirate” and a novella called “With This Kiss” which appear in this order. Much better? Good.
This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James
Desperate Duchesses #5
This novel marks the end of my journey with the Desperate Duchesses series, at least for now, and I’m sorry to say it was pretty much what I’d expected – a disappointment.
Four Nights with the Duke by Eloisa James
Desperate Duchesses #8
After a small battle with my usual bookstore, I finally managed to get the edition I wanted (Piatkus) and, coming home, rather impatiently finished the book I was in the middle of before finally being able to make some tea, curl up on the couch, and start reading.
Turns out this was the exact book I needed right now.