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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. I had just the opposite reaction as I read A Wild Pursuit. This is the first book I have read from Eloisa James, and I very much enjoyed her.

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A Wild Pursuit — book review

Three years earlier, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. With Gina and Henrietta on one jamees and Beatrix and Helene on the other, this 5×7 can be yours.

As 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. Keen to read more from this series. I liked the book but Esme and her idiotic reactions got on my nerves. The workmanship is quite elegant. Book E xtras Jump to: Now, the ton 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 jamrs.

The first and most pressing is that I didn’t really care about Stephen and Bea. No gardener ever wore a pearl gray coat of the finest broadcloth, with an elaborately tied cravat of a pale, icy blue.

This book was very satisfying for me, primarily because of Sebastian and Esme. Clumsily executed, they gave the face a crude deaths-head appearance, like a child’s drawing scrawled upon a wall. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn’t be more different from the earl’s ideal future bride. 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.


A Wild Pursuit (Duchess Quartet, #3) by Eloisa James

I wiod to appreciate Esme’s character more and it gave me a better understanding of her actions. Her Aunt Arabella has shown up and brought her other friends as well.

Feb 19, L8blmr rated it liked it. And what better place to find one than at a house party given by Infamous Esme.

No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan – but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman. Nov 09, A. Which I suppose is a flaw–I didn’t think there was enough there for them to fall in loooove–but I enjoyed the book too much overall for that to bother me. Piatkus Wilde in Love Eloisa James. What follows are outrageous games of seduction and shocking behavior.

No trivia or quizzes yet. They had a wonderful chemistry and I enjoyed them getting to know each other. Reading challenges I find it very difficult to resist a challenge! The daughter of a local MP has gone missing and the pressure is on to find her, especially when it’s revealed that she has a connection to one of the murder victims.

A Wild Pursuit

It was just that no pkrsuit could resist Esme, and certainly not Stephen, who had frankly told her that he hoped to marry. A man who breaks every rule. It allowed James to focus more on the relationships and emotions of her characters. Sebastian’s mother originally began as a truly tough, nasty character I wrote Sebastian’s visit with his mother, now Chapter Six, first. Beatrix and Stephen were two wonderfully rich characters and I loved getting to know them.


And Sloper, her butler seems to have it all under control.


Our Books See all Books. The Best Books of Still, he’s not about to play love’s game by Lady Beatrix’s rules. For all that Esme is trying to live a scandal free life for a change, having a house party during confinement is not really the done thing in the ton.

A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author’ Kirkus Reviews’Kleypas is an amazing writer. The Dry by Jane Harper. See 1 question about A Wild Pursuit…. Read an E xcerpt. The compelling twenty-second mystery in the bestselling Wesley Peterson series, by acclaimed crime writer Kate Ellis.

And while there was a certain amount of pining and miscommunication, it was nothing that was so outrageous or unforgivable as I have read in some novels. Except for the goat who eats hats.

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. Mar 24, Sue rated it it was ok Shelves: