Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James

Posted May 7, 2014 by Silvia in Books / 20 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Publisher for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa JamesThree Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James
Series: Desperate Duchesses #7
Published by Piatkus on March 25, 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
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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.

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 difficulties 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.


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20 responses to “Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    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!

  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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 🙂 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 😉

  6. 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! 😉

  7. Andrea @The Bookish Babe

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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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