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Author: Eloisa James Narrator: Susan Duerden Publisher: HarperCollins Audio Length: Series:The Desperate Duchesses Series Release Date: October 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062246233

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No man can resist Jemma's sensuous allure . . . Except her own husband!

Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another (if one is to believe the rumors).

Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors.

But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home. Jemma laughs at Elijah's cool eyes and icy heart—but to her secret shock, she doesn't share his feelings. In fact, she wants the impossible: her husband's heart at her feet.

But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love . . . with his own wife?

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  • “James’ desperate duchesses have captured readers’ hearts and imaginations, perhaps none so much as Jemma, the Duchess of Beaumont. It’s a joy to see this master chess player caught in a high-stakes game of love, where one false move means you lose your heart. James is clever and witty and writes with style and grace; she also touches readers on many levels, making them believe in the power of love to overcome any obstacle and make the world a better place.”

    - Romantic Times (4 ½ stars)
  • “We met the main larger than life characters and were tantalized by games of chess and flirtation played in earlier books in the Desperate Duchesses series. All those titles take place in the same consistent world that’s a mix of thorough research and the creation of a fertile mind, but This Duchess of Mine stands very well on its own.”

    - Romance Reviews Today


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I'm reading romance - it must be November. I like the Desperate Duchesses series, but this one didn't quite work for me. Too...nice. Too easy and too predictable. "

    - Susanne, 2/17/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " OK, so I am admittedly a crazy Eloisa James fan. To me, she can do little wrong. That said, I don't blindly love all her books. Even the excellent Desperate Duchesses series has had its uneven spots. The best thing about the series has been been the ongoing story of sophisticated Jemma and her estranged husband. I was almost disappointed that Jemma's book had arrived--I was enjoying her story too much to want it to end. But This Duchess of Mine is, I think, Eloisa James' masterpiece. I laughed out loud at it, and I was moved by it. The conversation of veiled insults between Jemma and the Marquise was perfection. The slow development of understanding between husband and wife was touching. Although James has used the plot device of a husband with a seemingly-incurable ailment before, her writing has developed to the point where she can render Jemma's anguish with utter conviction. Nobody mixes humor, historical knowledge, and modern sensibilities like James, and she's at the top of her game here. "

    - Eviltwinjen, 2/9/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Finally we have Jemma and Elijah's story. I had been looking forward to this story since the first book. At times their relationship overshadowed the main characters in previous books. It was so complex and you just knew there was so much more to the story. In the end I enjoyed the story and was satisfied with their HEA. I was glad to finally get more of the details and see more of Villier. Who is one of my other favorites from this series. I think I would have liked this story more if James would not have glossed over and made nice the mistakes of these two peoples past. I liked them with all their mistakes and owning up to them. While they did own up to them in this I think they were made far to pretty in the end. But even with the way things worked out I was looking forward to every page of this story and was not upset with the end result. "

    - Kasey, 2/2/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Ahhh Gemma and Elijah! such a pleasure to read their story. "

    - Jenn, 1/22/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " James writes dialogue that is just *so* much fun to read. Also, I love Regencies, but I've really enjoyed these Georgians--a nice change of pace. "

    - Liz, 1/21/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " EJ's Desperate Duchesses series just keeps getting better and better. I had high expectations for this one since I have been a faithful Jeli (Jemma/Elijah fan) since the first book, and TDOM surpassed my expectations. It is James at her best. Jemma and Elijah's love story moved me to laughter and tears, and Villers' story becomes even more intriguing. And I have it on good authority that his story, A Duke of Her Own, is even better than TDOM. I am impatiently waiting for it. "

    - Janga, 1/10/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was so looking forward to reading Elijah and Jemma's story and was so happy to finally see them find their happy ever after. I loved it. "

    - Elizabeth, 1/8/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I went back and forth as I was ready This Duchess of Mine between enjoying the romance or frustrated by it. The years of separation and Jemma's immaturity seemed to grit at me during the beginning. As I closed the book at the end, EJ seemed to have wrapped it up quite nicely. "

    - Kit, 1/5/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Occasionally a little unbelievable, and I found the character's motivations somewhat stupid. But an enjoyable read. And despite the fact that her characterizations weren't all that strong, James' ability to put a sentence together is awesome. "

    - Virginia, 12/25/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was sick of Jemma and Elijah, but they were more interesting this book. I also found the side story about Villiers and his children to be good. "

    - Crystie, 12/12/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " another Fantastic EJ book. I'm giddy that the final one of the series comes out in a week!! "

    - December, 11/24/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book was really good ... as an advertisement for the next book in the series! I've not read the others, but the only character I really was interested in here is apparently the protagonist in the next in the series. "

    - Melissainau, 9/30/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This was so boring! I typically love Eloisa James, but this book took me over a month to finish, because I only went back to it if I didn't have another, more interesting ebook available at the time. "

    - Amy, 5/24/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favourites from this clever and witty author. "

    - Maggi, 4/17/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Sadly, not my favorite of Eloisa James but it was bound to happen. Something in the chemistry between our couple or perhaps the pacing.... Maybe the overlap of Villier's story detracted and made me feel like Jemma's story was a bit under-developed. "

    - Betsy, 2/4/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 2 words LOVE THEM!!!! "

    - Marla, 12/24/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Two characters that danced around each other for many books finally get their story. Yeeeaaaahhhh. "

    - Shanna, 11/7/2012

About the Author

Eloisa James, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got an MPhil from Oxford, a PhD from Yale, and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. In 2013 she won a Rita Award for Best Romance Novella. She teaches Shakespeare in the English department at Fordham University in New York. She is the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

About the Narrator

Susan Duerden is an actress and an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. Her reading of The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht earned her an AudioFile Best Voice Award and a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award. She has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. Here career spans film, television, theater, voice-overs, and animation. She has played critically acclaimed and award-winning theatrical roles on London’s West End and Off Broadway; acted in the features Lovewrecked and Flushed Away; and held a recurring role on ABC’s Lost.