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A Wild Pursuit (Duchess Quartet Series #3)

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A Great Read!

Lady Esme Rawlings-known to the ton as Infamous Esme-has a scandalous past but she made a promise to her late husband that she will become respectable for their coming baby's sake. Lady Beatrix Lennox is the object of the ton's gossip due to her wild and scandalous ways...
Lady Esme Rawlings-known to the ton as Infamous Esme-has a scandalous past but she made a promise to her late husband that she will become respectable for their coming baby's sake. Lady Beatrix Lennox is the object of the ton's gossip due to her wild and scandalous ways. Her own father has termed her a vixen! Countess Helene Godwin is tired of her husband's faithless behaviour and with the encouragement of Beatrix decides to take a lover and publicly cuckold him. Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, a member of Parliament, is tired of the business of looking for a wife. What he needs is a mistress, preferably a married, less experienced lady. He doesn't bargain on being attracted to the outgoing Lady Beatrix. Sebastian Bonnington, a wealthy marquess, is employed anonymously by Esme as a gardener. He is also secretly her lover and wants to marry her though she does not want to get married. Can he change her mind? Will Lord Godwin be goaded into divorcing Helene as she hopes? ***REVIEW:Not your typical romance where there is only one heroine and one hero. This book offers three equally interesting heroines and two likable heroes. Ms. James artfully illustrates with this book that not everyone in Victorian England was prim and proper. I'd definately read this book again and can't wait to read more of her books. Reviewed by: Christy of Christy's Book Reviews

posted by Anonymous on March 3, 2004

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Enjoying the characters, but not the consistency

Since this is the 3rd book in the series, we tend to know a lot about the supporting cast, and in this case Fairfax-Lacy, our hero. In the first in the series, our hero is introduced as the cousin of Camden. They go in to great detail about their time spent together as...
Since this is the 3rd book in the series, we tend to know a lot about the supporting cast, and in this case Fairfax-Lacy, our hero. In the first in the series, our hero is introduced as the cousin of Camden. They go in to great detail about their time spent together as "children". However, if we are to believe that Fairfax-Lacy is 43 years old, then when Camden was a teen, he would have been over 18 and hardly spending his days fishing and hiding from a young, annoying, girl. The inconsistency bothers me. It seems he has been aged many years in order to make this story work, and for me it just doesn't work.
I really enjoyed the first 2 books in this series, but I'm having a hard time believing that this character is the same one we read about in Duchess in Love.

posted by Pamelak31 on July 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Disappointing

    I really enjoyed the first two books but this one fell flat. Esme was annoying, the only interesting character was Helene and thats the only reason I will read the next book.

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    Posted April 12, 2011

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