Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. James’s delightful third installment in her The Taming of the Duke (The Essex Sisters Book 3) – Kindle edition by Eloisa James. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or . Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she’s in the delicious position of being able to take a lover. A discreet male who k. The Taming of the Duke by Eloisa James I am just a simple reader. I understand that you like to write books with subtle clues and hints as the.

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That being said, there is nothing pretty or easy about Rafe’s journey. There’s a reason why I love Eloisa James. Though the I can’t decide if this book deserves 2 stars or 4 stars. So, Imogen, her royal bitchiness, decides to become a slut and wants to have sex with her guardian’s brother. He interests her and he would suit perfectly for her need.

I often weave early modern poetry into ov work; the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century. Imogen has had a contentious relationship with Holbrook especially as he managed to almost drink himself to death.

Jamss to Book Page. The brother Gabe, well he was kind of boring, and not onyl because he was a professor of divinity. Mar 12, skein rated it it was ok Shelves: I didn’t quite like that almost there entire romantic relationship occurred while he was posing as his brother.

In this novel, our unlikely hero is Rafe–the alcoholic, careless Duke of Holbrook. I love Eloisa James. I wished that Rafe had decided to kick his drinking in a prior book to give some space before his romance with Imogen. Mar 24, Blodeuedd Finland rated it tbe it Shelves: Yet her sisters love her and Imogene overcomes her anger and jealousy to return somewhat to the person she was before even though the readers only had a glimpse of that in taning And this isn’t the only gorgeous card to be had!


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But, her guardian wants in on all of that, so he goes along with this ‘affair’ pretending to be the brother. While I initially disliked Rafe earlier in taimng series, I learned more about his motivations and his temperament.

This one frustrated me.

But I don’t read as much or as fast as I used to. But it wasn’t a bad book really, just not quite the type of book I love. The Best Books of At the end, she confesses to Rafe that she truly knew who he was after he grabbed her hand with his callused hands, hands Gabe would never have. Oh, she still has her issues, but she’s well into her “cure” by the time this book opens.

As always with EJ, the writing is sloppy and inconsistent, which t My final verdict: She has even helped bathe him when he was sick.

The Taming of the Duke

My concern is jsmes he makes that change and then his romance with Imogen happens so quickly after. It was a unique story in that the hero, Rafe, had to overcome alcohol addiction. Find out more about Eloisa James and her books at www. Want to Read saving…. I have girlfriends who are writers and girlfriends who are Shakespeare professors. Eloisa was tremendously honored at the time, imagination and affection invested in her characters.

In other words, when jaames wasn’t stupid, it was boring. I guess I did because I wanted her to get a happy ending, and get her ideas of affairs out of her mind.


Taming of the Duke by Eloisa James

Most of the time she has been relentlessly pursuing the duke, or being hateful to her sister Tess. And I love epilogues that give the reader a glimpse of their HEA. Annabel was looking fascinated. However, I do recommend it and and others make enjoy it.

But you never, ever looked at him with that fascinated expression with which you used to watch Draven. Rafe is genuinely eolisa to have a brother and a new niece and welcomes them and his jamrs plan with his usual affability. But Lady Maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook.

I felt cheated cause you keep thinking the heroine is tamibg oblivious and freaking clueless the whole time only to find out she knew all along. How can you profess to love a man when you don’t know he’s someone else?

Instead, Rafe ends up engaging in a series of inappropriate encounters with the woman who constantly bedevils and entrances him.

And then along came Josie Essex. That inn scene hot damn.

He was beautiful, the way some Greek statues are beautiful, in an otherworldly type of way. Love and adore him. Yup, I would recommend suicide before I would recommend this book. I liked this book but there was just too much going on with too complicated issues to be resolved so quickly.