by Eloisa James

August 2009
ISBN: 978-0-06-162683-8
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Mass Market Paperback

Lady Eleanor’s mother is determined to see her wed this season, but Eleanor has been reluctant in her attempts. Not that she does not want to get married, but the man that she loved with all of her heart, stomped it to pieces by marrying someone else. She does not expect for her marriage to be a love match, but a marriage of comfortable, convenience.

The Duke of Villiers needs a mother for his six bastard children, plain and simple. Eleanor is hot and alluring with an aura of sensibility, whereas Lisette, although somewhat cracked, is really good with children. The duke must make a choice and soon. When all three of them converge at Lisette’s house, there is chaos, scandal, and a lot of hot dalliances going on. Can the Duke of Villiers make the right decision for the sake of his children or the welfare of his heart?

I have read Eloisa James’ books before, but never have I felt the range of emotions that I have felt when reading this story. I was fully prepared to dislike Eleanor and take sides with Lisette, then you find out the depth of personality that was created in this character. I laughed, I cried, I was sensually enticed. Overall, this story is an emotional roller coaster worth the ride. The love scenes are HOT, which is what I expected from James, but the story is classical masterpiece that will make you want to read this story again and again.

Reviewed in November 2009 by Lakisha.

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