Wednesday, May 07, 2014

"Three Weeks with Lady X" by Eloisa James



THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X BY ELOISA JAMES

SERIES: Desperate Duchesses #7
PUBLISHER: Piatkus
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

SUMMARY
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 fa├žade—the speciality 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. Soon Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his: failure is not an option. Yet there is only one thing that will make India his and it is the one thing Thorn can not afford to lose: his fierce and lawless heart...

MY REVIEW

As soon as I opened the book, I was sure I was about to read one of those pleasurable stories Eloisa James always delivers to her readers, but I had no idea I would have found myself so much captivated. From descriptions to language, characters, backgrounds and the very appreciated twists, everything was exquisitely executed.

I haven't read the other instalments in the Desperate Duchesses series, but I didn't have any kind of problem following the story and, better yet, in finding attachment to the characters. As a matter of fact, there was not a single one of them who didn't catch my attention, surprised me, made me smile, got me emotional and, sometimes (someone in particular), got on my nerves, too. Of course, a special mention needs to be done to India and Thorn. Both heroine and hero are complex characters with strong personalities forged by past events in their lives that made them quite the perfect match, even if they may have difficulty to see it that way... Add to such a brilliant cast gorgeous descriptions, a dangerous provocative seduction and an enticing exchange of letters, and rest assured you have a wonderful read ahead of you.

Witty, fun, sensual and unputdownable. The best book I've read by Eloisa James so far and certainly not my last! This Lady knows how to attract a Shakespearean soul way too well.

RATING: 5/5

20 comments:

  1. Bookworm Brandee7 May 2014 at 18:55

    Wow, Silvia! I haven't read any James yet but I certainly want to now. Your description of this story and Ms. James' writing had me convinced...and then you made the comment about attracting a Shakespearean soul, and well...I'm going to go see what I can one-click! Excellent review, dear!

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  2. Oh I heard so many great things about this author and she is in my wishlist since. I'm so curious to discover her and I'm glad you had a great time with this one! Thanks for the nice review!

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  3. Sweeeeet!!! I actually have an eARC of this from Avon books and you have me sooo excited to read it Silvia!

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  4. That cover is really pretty, plus I love historical romance. Haven't read anything by the author yet but it sounds like she writes some great books. Plus it's good to know that you can go into this book without having read all the others in the series.

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  5. Oh that sounds so good. Love when one just captivates you like that. I've still got to give her a go. One day soon hopefully :)

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  6. Sounds like a great read! I love historical fiction, there's something about this genre that is so captivating, This is the first time i hear about Eloisa James, but I now have to check her books out. This is a very nice review Silvia, I'm glad you loved the book!

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  7. :) Being a Shakespearean soul myself, I couldn't help but ending the review like that. I've started reading Shakespeare when I was barely fourteen-years-old and declared my love for him instantly, so it's impossible to miss his doing in Eloisa James' books. She takes his 'play formula' and brilliantly writes her own stories, making me dream and smile at the same time. I just love that! You see, one-click should be, Brandee ;)

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  8. She is really unique and I hope you'll get the chance to read some of her works soon, Melliane!

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  9. YAY! I can't wait to read your thoughts about it, Kimberly! :)

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  10. I'm a sucker for historical romances, I confess! And yes, you can totally read it as a stand-alone. Of course, you may want to read the others, too, after you (hopefully) fall in love with this author's style! ;)

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  11. I truly hope you'll give her a go, Anna! Her books are good, indeed :)

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  12. I know, right? I could go on and on reading just historical romances...*sigh* I'm pleased to hear you're going to check her books out, they definitely deserve a go! ;)

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  13. Andrea @The Bookish Babe8 May 2014 at 13:36

    I've heard such good things about James's books, but haven't read any. I'm so glad you enjoyed this!

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  14. Ooooh this sounds like an exciting intense read!!! Thorn and India sound like awesome characters. Glad you enjoyed this one Silvia :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  15. I enjoyed every James' books I read so far, but this (in my opinion) one was the best read by her! I hope you'll have the chance to read it, Andrea :)

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  16. They are awesome characters, indeed, and I truly loved the book!

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  17. Sounds pretty awesome, Silvia! I love stories where there are twists I can't see coming, and of course, I have to enjoy the characters (even if I only enjoy hating on them ;) )
    Thanks for the great review!

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  18. I had a wonderful time with this book and I hope you will give it a go, Lexxie!

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  19. I am sure I will - but I know it won't be for a while - I'm in my last week of the semester, with six papers due next week, plus one test, then exam sessions start...

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  20. Wow, that sounds intense! I'll keep my fingers well crossed for you, Lexxie and, after this busy time is over, you may get your reward with some great reads such as this one! ;)

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