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Eloisa James

Autor/a de When Beauty Tamed the Beast

80+ obres 21,032 Membres 911 Ressenyes 56 preferits

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Eloisa James is the author of two previous Regency historicals: "Potent Pleasures" & "Midnight Pleasures". She lives in New Jersey. (Publisher Provided) Eloisa James is the pen name for Mary Bly, born in 1964 in Minnesota. She is the daughter of published authors, Robert and Carol Bly. After mostra'n més graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa James received an Masters in Philosophy from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale University and eventually became a tenured associate professor of Shakespeare at Fordham University in New York. She also served as the head of the Creative Writing program there. Writing as Eloisa James, she is the bestselling romance author of the Desperate Duchesses series, and the Happily Ever After series of books. She also penned the non-fiction book called Paris in Love: A Memoir, about her family's life living in Paris, as Eloisa James. The book became a New York Times bestseller in 2015. Her other title's - A Gentleman Never Tells and Born to be Wilde, also made the bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Eloisa James

When Beauty Tamed the Beast (2011) 952 exemplars, 61 ressenyes
A Kiss at Midnight (2010) 864 exemplars, 49 ressenyes
Desperate Duchesses (2007) 850 exemplars, 42 ressenyes
Much Ado About You (2005) 806 exemplars, 28 ressenyes
Duchess by Night (2008) 783 exemplars, 29 ressenyes
Duchess in Love (with Bonus Material) (2002) 725 exemplars, 21 ressenyes
When the Duke Returns (2008) 686 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
A Duke of Her Own (2009) 683 exemplars, 27 ressenyes
An Affair Before Christmas (2007) 682 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
The Lady Most Likely...A Novel in Three Parts (2010) 664 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
The Taming of the Duke (2006) 653 exemplars, 21 ressenyes
Kiss Me, Annabel (2005) 646 exemplars, 21 ressenyes
Paris in Love (2012) 644 exemplars, 61 ressenyes
Pleasure for Pleasure (2006) 643 exemplars, 22 ressenyes
The Ugly Duchess (2012) 638 exemplars, 44 ressenyes
Pleasure for Pleasure (1999) 622 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
This Duchess of Mine (2009) 587 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
Fool for Love (2003) 571 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
The Duke Is Mine (2011) 525 exemplars, 31 ressenyes
Enchanting Pleasures (2001) 511 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Midnight Pleasures (2000) 510 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Your Wicked Ways (2004) 508 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
A Wild Pursuit (2004) 485 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Once Upon a Tower (2013) 445 exemplars, 28 ressenyes
Three Weeks with Lady X (2014) 425 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
Wilde in Love (2017) 370 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
My American Duchess (2016) 359 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
Four Nights with the Duke (2015) 335 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Too Wilde to Wed (2018) 294 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
Born to Be Wilde (2018) 280 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
Seven Minutes in Heaven (2017) 267 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
Winning the Wallflower [novella] (2011) 256 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Say No to the Duke (2019) 252 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Talk of the Ton (Anthology 4-in-1) (2005) — Col·laborador — 252 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Say Yes to the Duke (2020) 235 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
How to Be a Wallflower (2022) — Autor — 191 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Storming the Castle [novella] (2010) 187 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
My Last Duchess (2020) 173 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Seduced by a Pirate (2012) 173 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
A Fool Again (2004) 166 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Wilde Child (2021) 162 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Not That Duke (2023) 114 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Reluctant Countess (2022) 112 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Lizzie & Dante (2021) 107 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
A Gentleman Never Tells (2016) 96 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
As You Wish (2013) 92 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Mistletoe Christmas (2021) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
With This Kiss: The Complete Collection (2013) 65 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
To Wed a Rake (2005) 49 exemplars
Midsummer Delights (2012) 42 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
With This Kiss: Part One (2013) 35 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
It Happened One Valentine's Day (2013) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars, 1 ressenya
With This Kiss: Part Three (2013) 30 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
With This Kiss: Part Two (2013) 28 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Viscount in Love (2024) 14 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
A Fairy Tale Sampler (2013) 4 exemplars
Wilde in Denial — Autor — 3 exemplars
The Year of Loving Dangerously (2017) 2 exemplars
Under the Mistletoe Box Set (2012) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
A Midsummer Night's Disgrace (2017) 2 exemplars
Essex Sisters: Books 1-4 (2007) 2 exemplars
Improper Pursuits 1 exemplars
Love à la Mode 1 exemplars
Finalmente contessa 1 exemplars
Sense títol 1 exemplars
Kiss My Cliche 1 exemplars

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Orgull i prejudici (1813) — Epíleg, algunes edicions81,169 exemplars, 1,372 ressenyes
The Lady Most Willing...A Novel in Three Parts (2013) — Col·laborador — 453 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
The One That Got Away (Anthology 4-in-1) (2004) — Col·laborador — 211 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton (Oxford Handbooks) (2012) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, vol. 28 (2015) — Editor — 4 exemplars
Medieval and Renaissance drama in England. Volume 27 (2014) — Editor — 4 exemplars
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England (2017) — associate editor — 3 exemplars
Medieval and renaissance drama in England. Volume 29 (2016) — Assoc. Editor — 2 exemplars
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Volume 31 (2018) — Associate Editor — 1 exemplars
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol. 32 (2019) — Associate Editor — 1 exemplars
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol 33 (2020) — Associate editor — 1 exemplars
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England Volume 34 (2021) — Associate Editor — 1 exemplars


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Found: Period Romance Please! a Name that Book (abril 2022)
Recency? a Name that Book (setembre 2016)


I received this book for free, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

Torie needed protection from her grasping, unkind father. He needed a mother for the twins.

Viscount in Love kicks off a new series called Accidental Brides. The first twenty percent of this, Torie's sister Lenora is engaged to Dom, the Viscount. It's by no means a love match, Lenora never wanted to marry a Duke (I guess it was otherwise a given??) because she hates attention, so when she was a young girl she set her sights for a Viscount. Dom is known for his anger and yelling in the House of Lords (no really, you'll hear about it over and over) but otherwise tries to keep himself emotionless, this is because of daddy issues and how his father saw emotion, along with his dimples, as effeminate, so he tries not to smile. He likes Lenora because of her “ladylike” qualities and knows she won't challenge him too much but she keeps putting off setting a date for the wedding. It's when Dom's sister and her husband dies and he inherits guardianship of their twin children that Lenora decides that's a bridge too far and ends up, sort of, eloping with a baron. Leaving Dom at square one and wanting a nanny-wife for the twins. How fortuitous that Lenora's sister Torie has spent this twenty percent of story time befriending the twins and catching Dom's eye.

Torie had a dizzyingly joyful feeling that she had found some family members who liked her, even given her deficiencies.

This was almost four hundred pages long and since I wasn't feeling the, obvious given prompt of “rom-com” and “spice”, vibe, this dragged a lot for me. I didn't feel any relationship development between Dom and Torie, maybe the last 15% had more what I was looking for, They both like the eye-candy value of the other, Dom feels protective of Torie because of how rude and hurtful her dad and sister comments are to her in regard to how she can't read (dyslexia) and Torie thinks she catches glimpses of the caring person Dom is under the thunderous expressions. Since I didn't feel or thought I saw any relationship/emotional development between the two, Dom's protectiveness felt empty posturing and when the open door scenes started in the later second half, his “on your knees” spice left me feeling nothing.

He leaned over the desk. “What's the going price for a bride?”

The twins played a decent size role in this and I guess are there to supply the rom-com, they're just so wildly, freshly precocious with their eleven year old selves. Around sixty percent is when Torie and Dom finally marry, I wish we could have started the marriage of convenience more towards the beginning middle for some of that great proximity tension, but they don't have a problem starting their physical relationship pretty quick. From there it's just Tori realizing, oops, I do love this person and Dom coming to grips with the fact that, yes, he can feel love too. The third act break-up does have some character work with Dom realizing that his learned forms of communication from his father is not healthy and having to go chase down Torie and apologize, promising to do better. There was some of that emotion I was looking for in ending scenes and a reveal to Dom as he tried to do a big gesture for Torie that hit really well.

He was a grumpy man, her husband, but all the same, she saw a gleam of pure delight in his eyes when she kissed him.

The vibe in this never really jived with me, Dom's protectiveness and “mine” attitude felt empty and childish without the emotional/relationship development I like, the children's madcap antics felt forced, and Torie felt a little distance to me in her own story. Secondary characters that should have had some importance, Torie's dad, sister, and the Duke of Queensberry, fell extremely flat. However, if you want a historical romance that seems to be going for rom-com and spice (with a late addition rabbit that poops everywhere), though, you'd probably enjoy it more that I did.
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WhiskeyintheJar | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jun 28, 2024 |
I won this book in a contest and I'm so glad I did. I absolutely loved it!!! I have always liked pirates, however, i never thought about a pirate that enters back into polite society. The author did an amazing job with making it a shorter story, most of the time short stories make me feel like something is missing but Eloisa James did an amazing job. Other authors should really pay attention to her work.

The characters were great as usual and I like how her books somewhat go together. Each book has characters in it that were in other books for a little while.

I had to give this book 5 stars I just couldn't find anything wrong with it.
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Irislover-4842 | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jun 3, 2024 |
Another memoir of time spent in France; I really need to go there! I liked the layout of mostly small vignettes, many amusing. A book to enjoy nibbling on.
Abcdarian | Hi ha 60 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
An interesting start to the Wilde series. The story of love at first sight was cute, there was a meet cute, lots of kids & meddling relatives. They say the third time's the charm & for the Duke of Lindow it's his last Duchess.
FDarlene491 | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | May 16, 2024 |



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