This Duchess of Mine : Desperate Duchesses

  • by Eloisa James
  • Narrated by Susan Duerden
  • Series: Desperate Duchesses
  • 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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I love E.J.'s books and they are an automatic download for me, this has been a great series - but, to get the most out of them, then it's best to listen to them in order.

The plot of this one is - weeks after they marry Jemma catches Elijah bent over his desk with his mistress, so she flees to France for 9 years until he summons her back because he needs an heir. She thinks she knows him but there is a lot that she's unaware of but she's willing to woo him back and he's desperate to oblige her.

This, in my opinion, is the best in the series so far as it focuses mainly on the two main characters who deeply love each other but, because of outside influences, their relationship never runs smoothly. It's got romance, passion, fun, great characters but it's sad and very touching too. It also gives us an insight of London long ago.

Worth a credit? Yes, it's a 'must have' for us historical/romance lovers - but please try not to miss the whole series.
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Book 5 in the Desperate Duchesses series

This is book five of the Desperate Duchesses series and it is about Jemma and Elijah, Duchess and Duke of Beaumont. These characters were first introduced in book one of the series. In that book, Jemma had recently returned from nine years of self-imposed exile in France where she was rumored to have run rampant. However, this was to make her husband pay for his infidelity at the beginning of their marriage and when she was so in love with him. Jemma found Elijah and his mistress at his office and on his desk at work having sex and so she left the country for 9 years until she got a letter from Elijah asking her to return so that she could give him an heir. Upon her return, she starts a series of chess games with the Duke of Villiers which forces Elijah’s plans to have an heir to be put on hold until their matches end. This book tells the story of their re-start of romance and passion. Good story but after so much of the other book being dedicated to them already I found the story a bit boring after a while. Still worth a credit especially if you are an EJ fan.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio