Much Ado about You (Essex Sisters Series #1)

Much Ado about You (Essex Sisters Series #1)

by Eloisa James
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Much Ado about You (Essex Sisters Series #1) by Eloisa James

When you're the oldest daughter, you don't get to have any fun!

Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters — beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen and practical Josie. After all, right now they're under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fiancé just plain runs away.

Which leaves Tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid — one of London's most infamous rakes. Lucius Felton is a rogue whose own mother considers him irredeemable! He's delicious, Annabel points out. And he's rich, Josie notes. But although Tess finally consents to marry him, it may be for the worst reason of all. Absurd as she knows it to be, she may have fallen utterly in love . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060732066
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Essex Sisters Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 246,484
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight. Visit her at www.eloisajames.com.

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Much Ado about You 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Lisa_RR_H More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this Regency romance despite it being a variety of the marriage of convenience trope. The style wasn't bad in romance terms--not flowery or purple anyway even if with the too often seen point of view glitches. I liked the period detail, literary allusions and how life among the horsey set figured in. The author says it was inspired by Little Women and I could see that in the way the four Scottish sisters featured in the novel; they felt like sisters in how they interacted and each had a distinct personality. It was refreshing to read a romance novel where the heroine had important relationships with other women. First book in a series about the sisters. Not sure I'll ever look the rest up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would have liked to mark this a 4 star book but it fell a little short towards the end. I thought the book was great and moved along at a great pace until the end. There it just sota flew by. I would have liked to know what happened between Tess and her sister Imogen between her leaving the funeral and having two kids. I mean they made a big deal out of the fact that her sisters where going to go to london and live with her after things settles with Imogen, well did they go or not? I also don't like the fact that I have to wait a year to find out what happens to her other sisters. I have read other books by Eloisa James and have enjoyed them all and will continue to read her but I am hoping she writes the other books alittle differently. Oh one last thing can't wait to see if she writes another book about Imogen and if so how she explains her behavior.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved it
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skelley55 More than 1 year ago
I really like this book and am looking forward to reading the entire series. Tess and Lucien are great characters, in fact the only character I was not fond of was Draven Maitland
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Ilike this author, have loved some of her books. This one was ok, slow to get going, hard to warm up to. I liked the sisters and was intrigued by their story, but the male lead was hard to warm up to. Pretty bland storyline, overall forgettable.
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Its ok ...felt was too slow and i read excessively! Not one of her best! She has written better! ....best wishes!
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TxKrissy08 More than 1 year ago
I luv it. For me it's the best in the series! A definite re-Read.
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