My American Duchess

My American Duchess

by Eloisa James

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The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés.

But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.

The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear:

All is fair in love and war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062389442
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 17,395
File size: 979 KB

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

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My American Duchess 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good, not the best I've ever read but entertaining in parts. It is slow to get started, but begins to pick up stream, then peters out,and limps to the finish .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked that this plot had a lot to do with their life after the alter. A bit of a jumbled mess here and there where the plot is hurried along, but overall pretty darn satisfying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just lovely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. There's not much more I can say about it except you must must read this one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Eloisa James' for a long time, and My American Duchess did not disappoint. It had interesting characters and a unique plot. It is the type of book that I read quickly and then reread for the subtle details. Another great addition to her novels. PSP
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Really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Positive story. We didn't have to wait until the last chapter for a happy ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful romance that will ltouch your heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of her best
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girlfromwvaKY More than 1 year ago
This is the story of the Duke of Trent and Merry Pelford. The Duke is arrogant and plans to marry a well-bred, well brought up Englishwoman. Merry Pelford is an American heiress who is adventuresome and certainly not English. The last woman Trent would marry is Merry. She has already left two finances after thinking she was "in love' with them. After meeting Merry in a provocative situation, Trent is determined to have her as his wife even though she is nothing like he thought he would marry. He desires her more than any other woman he has ever been around. He vows to marry her no matter what. Too bad she is already betrothed to his brother. Merry has an instant attraction and connection to Trent. She cannot believe he is the brother of her betrothed. She cannot possibly have feelings for him on her third way to the alter. She must stay true to her intentions or be ruined in society. Trent doesn't know what to do with the irresistible passion he feels for his future sister-in-law. He is an honorable man, and the stakes are just too high to risk it. I love Eloisa Jame's writing style. I love how these two figure out what they are destined to do. "All is fair in love and war" after all.
Pattyd More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book, great story, fast moving, hot. Everything you want in a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.
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BookPlusHeart More than 1 year ago
Clever, Witty and Steamy! Perfect Eloisa James knocked this one out of the park. ​I couldn’t put it down. I was engrossed the whole time. What I enjoyed about this story is from the moment Trent and Merry meet one another you can tell there is strong chemistry surrounding them. They have so many similarities that the readers can see. I just wanted to shake the both of them to wake up and see how right they were for one another. The story line moves at a steady pace. I didn’t feel anything was dragging on or jumped into too quickly. Trent and Merry’s growth in overcoming their personal fears and prejudice moves at a reasonable rate. Now don’t worry about romance and steam scenes. There are plenty of those to go around. The question is though is Merry having relationships with Cedric her fiancé or Trent the brooding Duke? You must read to find out. ​ There is some crazy twist and unexpected turning points in this story; and, I am not going to share them because that would take all the fun out of reading it. Full Review available at
julieford More than 1 year ago
Eloisa James is one of my favorite authors because she always creates books that can run the gamut of emotions. This book is another prime example. Merry is an heiress from America who was engaged twice before coming to London. She is now engaged to Cedric but meets a stranger on a balcony. Trent meets a feisty American on the balcony and decides she is the one he will marry until he finds out she is engaged to his brother. While both are fighting their attraction some entertaining and embarrassing scenes occur to cause Merry to rethink her third engagement. When Cedric blackmails Merry into going through with marriage it is not Cedric but Trent at the altar. Their life begins but they must overcome their insecurities to discover their love to last a lifetime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From start to finish I just loved this book!
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
Eloisa James' books are always perfect in my eyes. I've never been disappointed, and My American Duchess is one of my favorites. There was amazing chemistry between Merry and Trent, right from the beginning. Not only was it great to see the sparks fly between them, but it was just as awesome to see them dance around that chemistry. The differences between Cedric and Trent added a very interesting element to the story. I almost feel bad for enjoying their bickering and feuding, but I really couldn't help myself. It was phenomenal. Merry was definitely a shining star for me in this book. She was fun, smart, and didn't take any crap. She made her own way in society, and I was rooting for her through the whole book. I don't want to forget to mention the cuddly puppies in this book either. Adorable! The only thing bad about this book was that it had to end, but honestly, I thought the ending was marvelous too!
skelley55 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, I prefer more spice to the verbal interactions than quite as much sex. All in all a good book, not as much fun as Four nights with a Duke