Romance Desperate Duchesses series (#1~#6) - Eloisa James

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    Desperate Duchesses series

    Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication...of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title...of games played for high stakes, including—on occasion—a lady's virtue.

    There are 8 books in series:

    1. Desperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses #1)
    2. An Affair Before Christmas (Desperate Duchesses #2)
    3. Duchess By Night (Desperate Duchesses #3)
    4. When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses #4)
    5. This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses #5)
    6. A Duke of Her Own (Desperate Duchesses #6) - Cuốn này đã được Bách Việt xuất bản T4/2014 với tên "Công tước của riêng em"
    7. Three Weeks With Lady X (Desperate Duchesses #7)
    8. Four Nights With the Duke (Desperate Duchesses #8) - Expected publication: March 31st 2015

    About Eloisa James

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    New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

    After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is an associate professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City. Her "double life" is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she's written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women's magazines such as More to writers' journals such as the Romance Writers' Report.


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    Desperate Duchesses
    (Desperate Duchesses #1)
    by Eloisa James

    "Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication... of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title... of games played for high stakes, including--on occasion--a lady's virtue."

    A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage--until he lays eyes on Roberta.

    Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny.

    Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?
     

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    An Affair Before Christmas
    (Desperate Duchesses #2)

    by Eloisa James

    Magic under the mistletoe...

    One spectacular Christmas, Lady Perdita Selby, known to her friends and family as Poppy, met the man she thought she would love forever. 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. Four years later, Poppy and the duke have become the toast of the ton... but behind closed doors the spark of their love affair has burned out.

    Unwilling to lose the woman he still lusts after, the duke is determined to win back his beguiling bride's delectable affections... and surpass the heady days of first love with a truly sinful seduction.
     

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    Duchess By Night
    (Desperate Duchesses #3)
    by Eloisa James

    One night's disguise could lead to a lifetime of passion...

    A Mischievous Charade...

    Harriet, Duchess of Berrow, is tired of her title and the responsibilities that come along with it. Enough with proper tea parties and elegant balls; what Harriet really wants is to attend an outrageous soiree where she can unleash her wildest whims and desires. But to attend such an event—especially if the event in question is Lord Justinian Strange's rollicking fete, filled with noble rogues and rotters, risqué ladies and illicit lovers—would be certain scandal. That's why she must disguise herself...

    Looking forward to a night of uninhibited pleasure, Lord Strange is shocked to discover that beneath the clothes of a no-good rake is the most beautiful woman in the room. Why is a woman like her risking her reputation at his notorious affair? And can he possibly entice her to stay... forever?
     

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    When the Duke Returns
    (Desperate Duchesses #4)

    by Eloisa James

    The 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 strikes.

    The duke demands an annulment.

    Forsaking 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 fight.

    She will do whatever it takes to capture Simeon's heart, even if it means sacrificing her virtue. After all, a consummated marriage cannot be annulled.

    Yet in forcing Simeon into a delicious surrender, will Isidore risk not only her dignity—but her heart?
     

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    This Duchess of Mine
    (Desperate Duchesses #5)
    by Eloisa James

    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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    A Duke of Her Own
    (Desperate Duchesses #6)

    by Eloisa James

    A DUKE MUST CHOOSE WISELY...

    Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly—and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado.

    After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad—and Villiers is inclined to agree.

    Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field...

    But in the bedroom. And the heart.
     

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    Three Weeks With Lady XVui lòng đăng nhập hoặc đăng ký để xem link

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    Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized façade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.

    Exquisite, head-strong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks.

    But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them.

    Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option.

    But there is only one thing that will make India his—the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose...

    His fierce and lawless heart.
     

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    As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him—so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

    Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia's audacious proposal, but there's one thing he won't give his inconvenient wife: himself.

    Instead, he offers Mia a devil's bargain... he will spend four nights a year with her. Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them.

    Which Mia will never do.

    Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart—and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can't afford to lose.
     

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