A Wild Pursuit : Duchess Quartet

  • by Eloisa James
  • Narrated by Justine Eyre
  • Series: Duchess Quartet
  • 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 wherever she goes.
Three years before, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now, the town has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what - and who - she wishes.
And she wants Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn't be more different from the earl's ideal future bride. Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in the earl he has tried to deny far too long. Still, he's not about to play love's game by Lady Beatrix's rules. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

BIG Disappointment

What would have made A Wild Pursuit better?

1. A better reader who wouldn't make all the females sound like snobs or prostitutes.2. The story got bogged down right at the beginning with 5 chapters devoted to conversations between snobbish women at parties talking about how to seduce men or cheat on their husbands.3. A smaller age difference between the protagonists (23 years is way too much to take seriously let alone get invested in the outcome of the romance).

What do you think your next listen will be?

I still love Eloisa James' books and this is the first one which disappointed me. I bought it strictly going by the amount of people who thought it was a wonderful story.

How could the performance have been better?

Better reader who didn't exaggerate the accents.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not that I could hear. In fact, I stopped listening after Chapter 6.

Any additional comments?

I learned a lesson - don't trust the reviews. Also, I will not get any more books narrated by Justine Eyre.

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- anne "Say something about yourself!"

My favorite Eloisa James book so far.

What did you love best about A Wild Pursuit?

Beatrice, Esme and the other characters

What other book might you compare A Wild Pursuit to and why?

I really also enjoy Dance Upon the Air and the 3 Sisters Island Trilogy by Nora Roberts and Nora Roberts Bride Quartet, Eloisa James' A Kiss at Midnight, books about friendship and women's lives.

What three words best describe Justine Eyre’s voice?

throaty, husky, deep

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Fun Romp in Regency England, better than Jane Austen!

Any additional comments?

I like this book, it is the 3rd in Eloisa's Duchess Quartet and she has another Duchess series after this series, her other series Fairy Tale, I really enjoyed A Kiss at Midnight and the Ugly Duckling and I have preordered Once Upon a Tower.

Eloisa's writing is witty and in real life she is a Shakespearean professor so there is some poetry and her books are very well written.

My only critique is I wish the love scenes were more like Stephanie Laurens, those will get you hot and bothered and Stephanie Laurens doesn't make them crude with certain vulgar body parts. James' sex scenes aren't hot enough for me but I really enjoy the stories and in the case of this book, I have read it 3x in print and bought the audiobook and I purchased A Kiss at Midnight the other day and really enjoyed it after reading A Kiss at Midnight two years ago.

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- Lily LaRose "Lily"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-20-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio