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The Taming of the Duke (2006)

by Eloisa James (Author)

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Library book, read on Kindle. Sweet ending. ( )
  ewillse | Mar 23, 2014 |
Library book, read on Kindle. Sweet ending. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
Library book, read on Kindle. Sweet ending. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
Library book, read on Kindle. Sweet ending. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
Nice to read a book about someone getting over boozing without endless American TV-style pompous moralising, for it to be a part of the plot but not all of it.

James has engaging secondary characters and I'm sad there won't be more of Miss Pythian-James or Gabriel Spencer. Loretta Hawes deserves her own book, too.

The reveal in this story is quite odd. James foreshadowed it nicely, in a drowsy sunny scene but then had the heroine's POV lie like a rug. It's quite hard to reconcile. ( )
  veracite | Apr 6, 2013 |
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I can't get my book Sticks and Stones by Lynn Hall to appear outside my library. It won't appear under the author listing and the work listing for the book is under the title The Taming of the Duke. This is seriously messed up and I don't know how to exorcise "The Duke" from its association with this clearly separate work.
I think Sticks and Stones by Lynn Hall, is finally untangled from The Taming of the Duke by Eloisa James. June 2008
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060781580, Mass Market Paperback)

Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she's in the delicious position of being able to take a lover. A discreet male who knows just when to leave in the morning.

But Lady Maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook. He believes she is still in need of a "watchdog." She laughs at the idea that someone so insufferably lazy and devoted to drink can demand that she behave with propriety.

It's Rafe's long-lost brother, a man who looks precisely like the duke but with none of his degenerate edge, who interests Imogen. To Imogen, he's the shadow duke . . . the man who really should hold the title. But when Imogen agrees to accompany Gabe to a masquerade...whose masked eyes watch her with that intense look of desire? Who exactly is she dancing with? The duke or the shadow duke? Rafe . . . or Gabe?

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:26:05 -0400)

New York Times bestselling author.

"Truly delectable. James' writing is graceful and witty, her plot delightfully clever, and her characterization - including the captivating Miss Gillian Pythian-Adams - is nothing less than brilliant." - Booklist, starred.

"James's considerable talents for clever prose and tight, breezy plotting are on full display, promising a perennial delight in each coming adventure of the Essex sisters." - Publishers Weekly.

Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she's in the delicious position of being able to take a lover ' a discreet male who knows when to leave. But her former guardian, the wild, untamed Rafe, Duke of Holbrook, is still watching her closely. How could someone so insufferably lazy and devoted to drink demand that Imogen behave? It's Rafe's long-lost look-alike brother, Gabe, who interests Imogen. But when Imogen agrees to accompany Gabe to a masquerade, whose masked eyes are watching her with intense desire? Who is she actually dancing with? Rafe or Gabe?

By now, romance readers have all heard the buzz about Eloisa James's double life as a bestselling romance author - and a university English professor. In hiding or not, Eloisa writes some of the romance genre's most sparkling love stories.… (more)

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