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Desperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Very Good Indeed.

I don't feel that the story was scattered at all. I truly enjoy Eloisa's books because there is rarely some big bad monster of a man hiding in the wings. Her stories seem much more plausible for real life and are simply about people. This was a fun story that took a bit...
I don't feel that the story was scattered at all. I truly enjoy Eloisa's books because there is rarely some big bad monster of a man hiding in the wings. Her stories seem much more plausible for real life and are simply about people. This was a fun story that took a bit to really get started, but once it did it moved quite swiftly. All the characters were overly fun and well developed. I only cried the smallest amount toward the end but most of the time I was smiking and laughing. The story was well wrapped up at the end. To me there were no dangling characters or wayward thoughts. This certainly is worth the buy and tthe whole series is worth investing in.

posted by LisaMR on May 3, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Historical Romance

A friend recommended this series to me and this was the first one I read. At first I had a difficult time becoming interested in the plot because the author assumes the reader is accustomed to terms from regency period. I imagine if you have read many historical novels...
A friend recommended this series to me and this was the first one I read. At first I had a difficult time becoming interested in the plot because the author assumes the reader is accustomed to terms from regency period. I imagine if you have read many historical novels of this period it would easier to dive right into the story. Once I became familiar with the language I found it a fun sexy read. The characters are obviously well suited for each other and the reader is rooting for them to get together. There is a great deal of secondary characters who the author is obviously introducing so that the reader is interested in them. They will clearly be popping up in future installments in the series. I am concerned, yet intrigued, because many of these characters seem to lack character which may make them unsympathetic primary characters in the future.

posted by alias_dw on April 11, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2007

    Too many characters

    I could see where the author was going with this series, but honestly, the only characters that I was interested in were the Duke & Duchess of Beaumont. THEIR story was the one I want to hear about and could have been written in one book instead of being drawn out into several in this 'series'. The 'main' characters where uninteresting and I frequently hit skim-mode through out the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    All over the place

    It made more sense towards the end.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2007

    A reviewer

    Far from her best work. The plot is all over the place. The overuse of chess made my eyes want to cross. The story is supposed to be about Roberta and Damon. Their roles are buried under the weight of the secondary characters.

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