Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Eloisa James 'Desperate Duchesses'

Clever book. Roberta's father writes elaborate poetry, has his mistress living with his young daughter and embarrasses Roberta at every opportunity. She decides she needs to go alone to London to find a husband. She throws herself upon the charity of Jemma, Duchess of Beaumont. Jemma's brother, Damon, is staying at Beaumont House and agrees to help Roberta trap the Duke she has already fallen in love with. This gives them lots of time together to get up to no good.

I have to say Roberta's blaise attitude toward her dalliance with Damon seemed a bit silly. While the book wasn't extremely funny, the plot was good and the main characters were great. The sexual tension and follow through were terrific. Above average book.

Historical Romance 2007: 4 out of 5 stars

2 comments:

Anne said...

Hey, I thought you were going to write a review a day. What are you doing, slacking off in Vegas or something?

Romance Reader said...

Very funny, showgirl! I did write my blog but it takes time to perfect it you know. Check out the latest review, it's pretty much perfection.