Fool for Love : Duchess Quartet

  • by Eloisa James
  • Narrated by Justine Eyre
  • Series: Duchess Quartet
  • 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Woman:
Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps -- until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes...
The Letter:
A very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of...
The Man
Simon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all...until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?

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My favorite Eloisa James! Yes, I've read them all.

This is an extremely humorous but still quite romantic book. James has a gift for sly humor and the careful observation of the not-always-so-delightful way in which children enliven our lives. I read this book a few years ago and liked it so much I wanted to hear it performed. Of course, the reader couldn't outperform the voices in my head but she came very close. Wonderful! There is an order to these books. Cam and Gina's story comes before this - Duchess in Love. Esme's story runs through these books -Duchess Quartet series. Although there is no Duchess at the heart of this story
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- richard/sharon

Too much time on side characters, boring

If you are going to write a story and spend a lot of time on the side characters at least make them interesting or finish their story. Unless I missed something which it's possible I did because listening to this was almost torture at points, the major side characters story was not finished.

Again I might have been asleep during her last chapter so please feel free to ignore this above comment if that is the case. Or you can not ignore it and know that the side character was so bloody uninteresting that I was put to sleep by it...

I didn't really care for the Heroine either, she seemed to be different characters every time she was actually a main focus for the author. She confused me as a lead character. When you are first introduced you think she is this strong independent woman that could take care of herself, then she seems to morph into a shy insecure woman and the morphing isn't smooth enough to make much sense. The character was not well developed, either that or the author was just as confused by what to make of the character as the reader is.

The hero is a bit of a fop. I get the point but he seemed more like a woman in many cases and while I don't mind more sensitive men he just seemed like he was originally written as a woman and then the author decided to make him a man.

There was also so little time spent on the two main characters, that I didn't ever get engaged by their love story. It seemed forced. Perhaps if there was more focus on them I could have enjoyed this much more, but as it stands...

I found myself wanting to skip most of the book, I have read a few of Eloise James's books and so far only loved one, sort of liked the other. This book might have been the seal on the coffin as I really have no desire to listen to another and that's too bad as the one book I liked by her I absolutely loved.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio