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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,163 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eloisa James Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Desperate Duchesses Series Release Date:
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Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title . . . of games played for high stakes, including—on occasion—a lady's virtue.

A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage—until he lays eyes on Roberta.

Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny.

Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Our present-day Desperate Housewives can’t compete with these Desperate Duchesses for great drama, humor and troublemaking. James brilliantly re-creates the colorful atmosphere of the Georgian era, allowing her utterly delightful—and sometimes quirky—characters to play out their story. Known for her sophisticated, intelligent writing, James does everything brilliantly. Her characters and her wit are on target, and every moment is one to savor.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “If Shakespeare had written an eighteenth-century romantic comedy, it might look something like this novel…A colorful, spirited romance that will leave readers desperate for a sequel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The first in a sparkling new series set in the scandalously fun Georgian era by bestselling and award-winning James, this is a gracefully written, lusciously sensual, delectably witty, and exquisitely romantic historical romance.”


  • “Slightly bawdy, totally unconventional, and thoroughly delightful, James’ Georgian romp is the sparkling debut of a new series that promises to be remarkable.”

    Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandi | 2/16/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this quick, fun romp set in Georgian England. The sexy scenes were titillating and well written with lots of witty repartee. Eloisa James's characters are clever and entertaining. I am glad Kiala picked it for the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout book club. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nukia | 1/21/2014

    " All of the Desperate Duchesses are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by mELT | 1/18/2014

    " I definitely wish this book was more about Roberta & Damon instead of all the side stories with Villiers & Jemma-- I know it's the first of the series, but it took so much away from the actual story that it took me awhile to read. The couple seemed charming enough; I just wish that the story revolved around them instead of chess matches. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Claire | 1/16/2014

    " Fun and quick read. Loved the chess aspect. "

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