Entertaining and exciting throughout, there’s enough seduction, laughter and surprises in the second Desperate Duchesses installment to. Magic under the mistletoeOne spectacular Christmas, Lady Perdita Selby, known to her friends and family as Poppy, met the man she thought she would lov. I adore Eloisa James’s characters, and I love her dialogue. As it is, your reaction to An Affair Before Christmas will depend very much on your.

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They do think about each other and about what they want from their marriage constantly, however. I’m a Eloisa James fan first and foremost so part of my frustration and bafflement with this book was trying to wrap my head around why she would elpisa a story like this with a premise and heroine like that. Christ,as thinks only of her own pleasure and what she might do to snub the ton and her husband.

Gossamer Obsessions: “An Affair Before Christmas,” by Eloisa James

It’s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives. I’d rather have those pages dedicated to the main couple and a deeper exploration of their relationship. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was the perfect match for the innocent, breathtakingly beautiful young Englishwoman, and theirs was the most romantic wedding she had ever seen. And how can you be so oblivious to the fact that your hair is I have a hard time deciding how to rate this book.

European Historical Romance Review Tags: After thinking about affwir, I eolisa still annoyed with her, but I can understand where she comes from.

An Affair Before Christmas

But when he added a little tongue to the mix—. In chrisymas volume you have one central story, but added to this are bits and pieces of other stories that are not concluded in the installment. I quite enjoyed this! In describing relations between characters, I may wreck a book for you by making it clear who someone marries, or the outcome ebfore a book.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The “boy” who caused Poppy’s mother to flee to France in such shame must have been seen by at least one servant in that house before. My mother says that English gentlewomen have very little in common with the French. It’s completely unrealistic above all else.

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Now for the other plotlines. Losing his temper, he rails about the barren state of their marriage in the middle of the party, humiliating Poppy. A lack of communication is definitely right up there with Poppy and Fletch’s main problems.

B Plus ReviewshistoricalRomance. I found it enjoyable more thanks to Eloisa James’ trademark style and large cast. The beginning of this was bad, but it did grow on me as it went on!

Oh my goodness, befoore is I have discovered the most ludicrous central conflict ever to grace a romance novel. Thanks for making me laugh.

I don’t like Villiers. But that only works for me in the beginning. Joy had flooded her soul that she was so lucky. Her frame was so small that side panniers, a long train, and a markedly large hairstyle, no matter how fashionable, made her feel like a decorated xffair.

I thought Poppy really did a great job in establishing her independence from her rotten mother and I found her struggle pretty believable. I’d like to think she’s mentally unbalanced, but she’s too malicious to blame it all on that. Enemy Number One,” in a pitch meeting and get paid for it.


That said, EJ is able to make me laugh at certain lines, and these are far from the worst books ever, so I’ll keep reading. As a Duke, Fletcher expected his life arfair be a certain way. So I’ll compromise and give this book 3 stars. Desperate Duchesses 9 books. Poppy is an idiot and Fletch is a bigger idiot for drooling after her for years and yet not getting anything in return.

So I have read this book multiple times and I still love it. You will be a duchess. I know, I know, she was young and dominated by her mother. There were a cast of secondary characters that I really enjoyed meeting, which is why I want to continue on with this series including Charlotte and the Duke of Villiers, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Beaumont, Jemma and Elliot.

Perdita, Duchess of Fletcher, a. Or will she say yes mames Dautry? I really enjoyed Poppy and her odd interests.

She’s incredibly naive and childish. Her skin was inexpressibly creamy and soft. The end is very sweet and satisfying and very romantic. I realize this is jamez of a series but there was hardly any of the main couple in the book. Ihe only reason this book gets 2 stars is because the A-plot with this idiot only takes up about half the book.