Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. After reading James’s newest offering (following A Wild Pursuit (Duchess Quartet Book 3) by [James, Eloisa]. After reading James’s newest offering (following Fool for Love), some might be tempted to call her “the historical Jennifer Crusie.” In this book, as. It is whispered behind the fans of London’s dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wher.

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Mar 28, Thenia rated it liked it Shelves: I do have to agree with Bea on the subject of Jjames it turns out, Esme gets half a book to herself and her naughty gardener she’s been slumming a la DH Lawrence, though we are thankfully spared ridiculous sentiments about naming body parts.

I’d recommend a bit more scandal just tigh Glad this was a library read, narrated by Justine Eyre. As for the plot.

It’s historical chick lt. They married young, and were not compatible — he accused her of being frigid and now he lives with his opera singer mistress. Helene is desperately trying to attract the attention of her estranged husband, Rees and decides she should have a public affair to make him jealous; Lady Beatrix Lennox wants to have a fling with someone anyone at all almostand Esme is determined that she should announce her engagement to someone so that Sebastian gets the message and leaves her alone.

Twitter Facebook Tumblr Pinterest. Lady Esme Rawlings has made a decision. And Sloper, her butler seems to have it all under control. Rather than focusing on the usual rounds of glittery balls and fresh, young debutantes, James shows us another side of the fashionable ton: I always enjoy Elo I was worried about the angst And I will continue to enjoy it. I gave it 3 stars based on the skill of the narrator to keep me listening until I finished despite the silly characters and plot!


Amongst them are Helene and Rees interaction, Stephan and Bea back and forth flirtation, the friendship between Esme, Helene, and Bea and last but not least, a more in-depth reading of Esme’s backgound. Glad this was a library read, narrated by Justine Eyre. Helene is surrounded by mothers and children, while her own arms and heart ache. Arabella has several houseguests. Melodramatic- like a farcical play – feigned relationships for a variety of reasons. Return to Book Page. Vaguely reminds me of the Decameron, assorted people assembled in a country villa where they passed time exchanging tales of nonsense, in case of this book however, sampling lives of nonsense.

A Wild Pursuit — All About Romance

They had great chemistry and still managed to have a wonderful romance despite the messiness of the whole situation they were thrust into. Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! May 09, Naomi Impellizzeri rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buy A Wild Pursuit: Beatrice Lady B is supposedly a debauched and “experienced” young woman who is unmarriagable, but knows just how to seduce a man with her dress, her makeup, and her come-hither eyes.

And it left me really excited for the last book. Lady Esme Rawlings is a widow with an outrageous reputation of her own, but now that she is a pregnant widow she is determined to become respectable.


However, a great read nonetheless. After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M. In fact, we have something of a community going on my website.


It could have been better in many ways, but what I got of the primary romance was great except for the stupid fake relationships that popped up along the way, it got a little silly there with that.

Book E xtras Jump to: I believe I have one more duchess in this quartet to read about, and, glutton for punishment that I am, no doubt I will acquire the book and loathe that “heroine” as well. Only sons of peers who are heirs have courtesy titles, heirs who are cousins like Stephen do not have them.

I prefer ones where the hero and heroine marry early and spend the rest of the novel getting to know one another. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change.

But in the middle of all those lonely nights, you will never, ever, forget the night that lies ahead of us. Perhaps it is because the book is less than half their story? I have girlfriends who are writers and girlfriends who are Shakespeare professors.