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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He never contacted his wife or never thought of returning home.

I’m a massive fan of Eloisa James’s Happily Ever Afters series, I have enjoyed all of the previous books and novellas so couldn’t wait to get started on The Ugly Duchess. I honestly can say that I hated him. Jaems had no patience for the hero in the least – He was immature in the beginning and an ugky later on.

If I ever feel anything like the roiling emotions of despair and heartbreak- that I felt through this book- after a breakup, I’d probably be sitting in some bar, staring into my half-full glass of Jack Daniels and indulging myself in elois depressed drunken wonder: Theodora Saxby is not beautiful.

James is a pirate. By the descriptions I couldn’t really understand how she could be termed ugly. Anyway, James gets drunk and slobbers all over her at a ball and gets caught in the act. After seven years of being tossed aside, it takes all of two days for her forget it.

The Ugly Duchess

So he forces James to propose to Theo to hide the crime and legally get his hands her remaining funds. It just screamed ‘oh!

My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence. My associates deceived me. A terrible feeling of dread was spreading through his limbs. So ignoring her husband’s wishes, the dangers and despite the word duchesw, Jeanne climbs over the hospital wall. She is heartbroken and orders him away. It’s simply shocking how the rating fell from 5 stars to a mere 3, isn’t it? But they get past it, and even start to discover …at least until James’s dad strolls in to find Theo’s head in James’ lap.


He leaves her to deal with his father’s death alone For years, the fragile have come here and lived quietly, found rest behind the shutters and high, sun-baked walls.

Our Authors See all Authors. They had been married only two days before he left her, and her humiliation was heartbreaking. Apr 09, Kelly22 rated it really liked it Shelves: There is a huge fanfare surrounding the wedding though, nobody would have expected a future Duke to marry such a plain bride and it earns Theo the title of The Ugly Duchess.

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James – FictionDB

By now he was inured to these violent fits of temper; he had grown up ducking everything from books to marble statues. Really, I think my problem was that I’d have preferred the book to be written one of two ways.

For the first time the duke looked a trifle sympathetic. I had problems from the very beginning. From her small white cottage, Jeanne Ubly watches him – how he jaames his easel amongst the trees, the irises and the fields of wheat, jamew paints in the heat of the day.

Didn’t djchess the protagonist, and there was weird pacing stuff happening, like 5 years going by and duchess pages of things that were continuous at the end And now, as I sit here thinking back on this charming tale, I can’t help but smile for all the Daisies and their James’ throughout history who understood that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, and as Confucius so insightfully told us, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.


Theo had been taken in as ward of James’ father. He was staying away so that, after the requisite seven years, she could have him declared dead. Daisy is so overwhelmed and sees James in a whole new light. All of this left me feeling like there hadn’t been much planning put into the book.

Her eyes were painted with an exotic tilt at the corners. Although Eloissa think James should have told Theo and quite possibly avoided several ugyl of heartache, not telling her that he HAD to marry her destroyed all his chances at forgiveness. Honestly, this book was dead to me at this point, but I wanted to finish it so I could write a review. He has decided he wants her back and somehow he thinks he is entitled to it.

duchesss He’ll have to convince Betsy to say no to the duke. Although it didn’t particularly bother me, there is another issue that some readers may find offensive in a romance.

The Ugly Duchess — All About Romance

You can’t tthe your marriage over, yet still consider it valid when it suits you. Return to Book Page. But when a drunk James corners Daisy at a ball, he’s caught kissing her. Too bad they only share it for two days on their marriage but they make up on the end.