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When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)

Free read When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) Summary ✓ 100 Read & Download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Eloisa James Dark handsomeness puts Isidore's worst fears to rest until disaster strikesThe duke demands an annulmentForsaking his adventuresome past Simeon has returned to London ready to embrace the life of a proper duke only to find that his supposed wife is too ravishing too headstrong and too sensual to be the docile duchess he has in mind But Isidore wi. When the Duke Returns was the fourth book of the Desperate Duchesses series It focuses on Lady Isidore who had submitted to an arranged marriage by proxy no less at a very young age This was definitely a uniue look at the journey this exuisite and alluring woman experienced as she rejects the unwanted attention of all other men Instead she spent all her time longing for her husband to be at her side What can she do to ensure her husband s returnThis series is suitable for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY BOOK DESCRIPTIONThe Duchess of Cosway yearns for a man she has never met her husband Married by proxy as a child Lady Isidore has spent years fending off lecherous men in every European court while waiting to meet her husband She s determined to accept him no matter how unattractive the duke turns out to be When she finally lures Simeon Jermyn back to London his dark handsomeness puts Isidore s worst fears to rest until disaster strikesThe duke demands an annulmentForsaking his adventuresome past Simeon has returned to London ready to embrace the life of a proper duke only to find that his supposed wife is too ravishing too headstrong and too sensual to be the docile duchess he has in mind But Isidore will not give up her claim to the title or him without a fightShe will do whatever it takes to capture Simeon s heart even if it means sacrificing her virtue After all a consummated marriage cannot be annulledYet in forcing Simeon into a delicious surrender will Isidore risk not only her dignity but her heartLady Isadora bathed in an exotic allure garnered amorous attentions of an army of a gentleman while she patiently waited for her Duke to return from his travels abroad Since they had married by proxy she anticipated the consummation of their marriage with anticipation and trepidation From my recollection this is the only the second book that I have read from the historical era that addresses both parties being a virgin However they were demonstrated acute perception and learned uickly This book portrayed the learning curve in a positive connotation while the previous one I recall definitely fell in a negative lightThis book is able to stand on its own but if you read them in order you will be familiar with some of the characters that carry over Each story does include its own HEA which is always a good way to conclude the adventure he reader entrusts their time to and have chosen to become a part ofThis is NOT a clean series Those who actually prefer steamy to clean and sweet might not view it as flawed Due to this aspect I recommend it with reservations If you prefer clean and sweet reads avoid this book It is not fair to an author when readers provide bad reviews about steamy scenes if they know they are included in advance I have been guilty of this offense myself It takes a lot of time and effort for an author to research and write each book And there are readers who prefer the material included in this one to a clean and wholesome read However I actually prefer the latter This does have steamy sex scenes so if you like a sex free book this is not it If you enjoy steamy reads jump into this book looking forward to plenty When the Duke Returns Desperate Duchesses Book 4 Kindle Editionby Eloisa James AuthorPrint Length 386 pages

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Free read When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) Summary ✓ 100 Read & Download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Eloisa James The Duchess of Cosway yearns for a man she has never met her husbandMarried by proxy as a child Lady Isidore has spent years fending off lecherous men in every European court while waiting to meet her husband She's determined to accept him no matter how unattractive the duke turns out to be When she finally lures Simeon Jermyn back to London his. RAGE warning for abuse of Buddhism Orientalist stereotypes that just stepped out one of Edward Said s footnotesThis is the first book I ve read by Eloisa James so I don t know whether it s representative of her workI bought it randomly at a used book store because I d heard good things about James s writing and the premise appealed to me The heroine was married to the hero by proxy as a child but it s been years and they haven t met She has been waiting patiently for him but when they meet they re not what the other expectsIt turns out this is part of a series which means that a minor character s romance acts a subplot that s almost entirely unrelated to the main story and which is unresolved at the end of the book This was jarring for me but the minor character is a good female friend of the heroine which I liked and I think that if I were reading the whole series in order the subplot would be much enjoyableJames writes romance very well and after the first couple of chapters I found it difficult to put the book down except when the subplot showed up The hero and heroine are complex personalities whose characters both develop in the course of the story and they face some uite original situations that were fun to read about My favorite of these was an exploration of what can go wrong when eighteenth century innovative indoor plumbing isn t properly maintained It takes guts to write extensively about shit in the middle of a romance novel and James totally pulls it offThe book also contains what is possibly my new favorite first time sex scene ever It s believable sweet and funny It s the first time for the hero as well as for the heroine which I love because that s so rare in romance novels And it contains the following exchangeOne of the things that s odd is that we were so intimate Simeon said realizing he really meant it We joined our bodies together and yet I don t truly understand your bodyHow could you understand itWell he said reaching out delicately how does it feel to have breastsShe started laughingBut I found as many things to hate about this novel as I did to love which I had to skim over and pretend I hadn t seen in order to keep readingThe worst part I think is the hero s backstory The reason the hero is absent for years is that he s busy exploring parts of Africa and India I don t know of a single romance novel in fact I don t know of a single novel written by a white person period although this is probably due to selection bias in which this is handled from an intelligent anti colonial point of view so this was bad from the start Indeed it s worse than Loretta Chase She at least seems to research pretty thoroughly although I think a lot of it is within primary sources by European adventurers In the historical note at the end James says that she based the hero on a Scottish explorer who published a book called Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile she in fact says he discovered the source of the Blue Nile which would be a red flag if it weren t at the very end of the book However she also made up many of my duke s experiences while fabricating her hero s exciting meeting with a real historical Ethiopian political leaderOne major part of the hero s character arc is discovering the limitations of the approach to life he developed partly in response to his parents chaotic unpleasant way of living and partly through exposure to of course Eastern religion James has the hero refer to this as the Middle Way and says he learned it from a great teacher in India Valamksepa not a historical figure about whom we re told very little except that he lives in a tent by the Ganges According to the hero the Middle Way consists of always being in control of oneself and not succumbing to anger fear or lust This is a problem for the hero because in the heroine for the first time he s met a woman who inspires passionate emotions in him The way that the hero s character develops in response to his relationship with the heroine therefore is to reject his conception of the Middle Way as inadeuate On the final page of the story he reflects that the problem with his former approach was No life Real life In other words no loveI know almost nothing about Buddhism and even I could tell that this was a stupid insulting mischaracterization How cruel for an author to use a religion she clearly has no part in to present it falsely and then throw it away merely as a prop to illustrate how the hero realizes he really does want to have sex with the heroineIn her historical note James writesI make no claim to historical versimilitude in Simeon s recollections of Valamksepa s teachings The term Middle Way is drawn from Rudyard Kipling s novel Kim in which the titular hero meets a Tibetan holy man who seeks freedom from the Wheel of Things I drew Valamkempsa s wisdom from the flotsam and jetsam of bowdlerized Eastern teaching and they have no basis in reality1 Kim was published in 1901 and is set in the 1890s When the Duke Returns is set in 17842 James really thought that a Rudyard Kipling novel was a good source of information on Buddhism REALLY Did she even realize that the Middle Way is actually a part of Buddhism and not just some pretend spiritual sounding thing3 Flotsam and jetsam Bowdlerized I do not think that word means what she thinks it means In fact I have no idea what she thinks it means What isn t based in reality the teachings or her representation of them If this is a disclaimer it might actually be the rudest disclaimer I have ever seenOn top of this we find out that part of the conflict between the hero and heroine the fact that the hero thinks that the best marriages are the ones in which the husband is in charge is something that he learned in the East Because what this book really needed was a casual reminder that even to an English lord in 1784 Eastern women are especially submissive Mary Wollstonecraft begs to differ Oh and also the reason the hero is still a virgin is only partly due to his respect for his wife it s also because a man has only to be in the East for a day before he becomes aware of just what a syphilitic face looks like without a noseYou know there were some other things that bothered me about this book like the way that the Thames dredgers from London who were brought in to clean out the sewer were portrayed and how the hero s mother whose age and mental health related issues had potential for interesting characterization was shuffled offstage too uickly But you know what I don t need to write about them These are symptomatic of problems I ve noticed in many romance novels Many romance novels have problems with Orientalism too but that seems to be this book s specialty and so I ll let that be the note this review ends onIn short If I ever find another Eloisa James novel and I m not going to be looking very hard I m going to screen it for setting beforehand The actual romance part of it was outstanding but reading the book was like looking for a diamond in a privy

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Free read When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) Summary ✓ 100 Read & Download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Eloisa James Ll not give up her claim to the title or him without a fightShe will do whatever it takes to capture Simeon's heart even if it means sacrificing her virtue After all a consummated marriage cannot be annulledYet in forcing Simeon into a delicious surrender will Isidore risk not only her dignity but her heart Text from a different paperback editio. 35375 starsWhen the Duke Returns kept me engaged from start to finish and I read it in a day but it was my least favorite in the series so far Maybe it was because I just didn t like the premise and the hero Isidore and Simeon were married by proxy 12 years earlier she was 12 and he was 18 He then left to go to Africa and kept no contact with her and virtually no contact with his mother Isidore is Italian both her parents died suddenly and she was left alone in the world save for her aunt and her husband who was off on his travels She came from money and the marriage was arranged by the parents Isidore is beautiful independent and spunky but when Simeon meets her she is not the docile biddable agreeable wife he envisioned Honestly Simeon just annoyed me he didn t take care of any of his responsibilities for 12 years His father died three years before this and he still didn t even bother to return to England and care for his familyestate He was caught up in this Middle Way philosophy which taught he shouldn t fear get angry have lust blah blah blah I hate to sound so rude but after a while it was just too much I wanted to reach into my kindle and strangle him He had all sorts of preconceived ideas of what a successful marriage would entail and his wife who had so patiently awaited his return didn t fit into the picture He was ready to annul the marriage Yeah great guy Like anyone really knows what they want in marriage and get everything they want This guy was delusional Isidore wanted to be his partner he wanted a wife who was blindly devoted to him and did everything he asked and had no opinions of her own She made decisions impulsively yet he never realized that it was his fault she did that if he had returned when she was 17 or 18 and assumed a married life she would have followed his lead Instead she had to manage her estates and her own life basically like a widow since he was nowhere in sight She had to make her own decisions and lived an independent life The melding of these two lives would not be easy Is marriage ever easy but the problem I had is that it took the entire book for Simeon to realize that He was too uick to give up view spoiler So finally these two do have their HEA I liked this part when Simeon was thinking to himselfhe realized something his heart already knew They were partners She would always make impulsive decisions and he would make slow reasoned ones He would always be a little terrified that she would look at him with the scorn he saw in his mother s eyes And she would always be a little terrified that he would look at her and not love her enough In short they were made for each other hide spoiler


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    Free read When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) Eloisa James Ú 0 Summary (PDF/EPUB) [When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)] Ò Eloisa James RAGE warning for abuse of Buddhism Orientalist stereotypes that just stepped out one of Edward Said's footnotesThis is the first book I've read by Eloisa James so I don't know whether it's representative of her workI bought it randomly at a used book store because I'd heard good things about James's writing and the premise appealed to me The

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    (PDF/EPUB) [When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)] Ò Eloisa James Isadora has been married to the duke of cosway for 11yrsnever in that span of time has he bothered to meet the young lady he married by proxy She played the meek wifely role for sometimewaiting for his return but as the years passed

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    Read & Download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Eloisa James Eloisa James Ú 0 Summary Free read When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) When the Duke Returns was the fourth book of the Desperate Duchesses series It focuses on Lady Isidore who had submitted to an arranged marriage by proxy no less at a very young age This was definitely a uniue look at the journey this

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    Read & Download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Eloisa James Eloisa James Ú 0 Summary (PDF/EPUB) [When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)] Ò Eloisa James This wasn't uite a 4 star read but the ending of it was just fabulous so I bumped it upI haven't read the rest in the series I know I know bad Highland Hussy Read in order so I'm hoping that would help as wellI think that

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    (PDF/EPUB) [When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)] Ò Eloisa James From the start of this book I found that I liked it the best of all the books Interesting plot and Isidore and her Duke Simeon Jermyn make for a very interesting couple I loved his harridan of a mother and sympathized whole heartedly with Simeon's dismay after being gone so long both with his mother his estate and his bride who turned out to be nothing at all like he imagined Ongoing sub plot about Jemma and Villiers a

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    Free read When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) (PDF/EPUB) [When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)] Ò Eloisa James Read & Download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Eloisa James It was ok Hero was in most my kind of hero and even heroine was uite nice That Eastern teachings thing was a bit stupid because she jumped from Africa to India like it was few hours ride and like it was the same thing In other words a

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    (PDF/EPUB) [When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)] Ò Eloisa James Lady Isidore Del'Fino's husband by proxy returns to England from far away lands Simeon Duke of Cosway decides that Isidore won't do as

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    (PDF/EPUB) [When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)] Ò Eloisa James 35375 starsWhen the Duke Returns kept me engaged from start to finish and I read it in a day but it was my least favorite in the series so far Maybe it was because I just didn't like the premise and the hero Isidore and Simeon were married by proxy 12 years earlier she was 12 and he was 18 He then left to go to Africa and kept no c

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    (PDF/EPUB) [When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)] Ò Eloisa James Eloisa James Ú 0 Summary Free read When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4) I like this author I liked the story I even liked the premise both virgins I was surprised how sexy she was able to make Simeon and how sensible his decision to remain chaste was Their scenes together were well done but the dirty girl in me would have liked it a bit steamier I wondered too how the author would explain Simeon's knowledge of things like oral sex and where his fingers should go when the author told us nex

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