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The Taming of the Duke [Mass Market Paperback]

Eloisa James
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Us Imports (1 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060781580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060781583
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I wish I were a queen," Miss Josephine Essex said to two of her elder sisters. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Romantic Story 16 April 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Eloise James has taken a rather well used plot, brothers who look the same and can swap places and has turned it into a really facinating story about suffering and redemption.

Rafe is the Duke of Holbrook and at the beginning of the story he discovers that he has an illegitemate brother, Gabe. Although they look very alike, even down to being born a few days apart, the two men could not be more different. Gabe is confident,well educated and has earned his own place in society without the use of his family name. Rafe has become a self-destructive alchoholic, escaping from the world through the bottom of a whiskey glass.He became the guardian of the Essex sisters in the previous books of this this series and now we have reached the turn of Imogen, Lady Maitland. Their two stories cross when she decides to take a lover, and her choice is Gabe.Imogen is attracted to Gabe because of his resemblance to Rafe, who is a lost cause as far as she is concerned. Rafe believes that he still has a duty to Imogen, and is stongly attracted to her. Thus the swap, and the beginning of a very enjoyable and well written story.

The detailed descriptions of Rafe and his slow recovery from alchoholism are detailed and give you a lot of understanding of the problems of this disease. It is interesting to see how it is set in the context of the Regency period, when men were judged on their ability to be a two bottle or a three bottle a night drinker. Rafe`s dependency on alchohol is set in the context of his need to escape from his pain and guilt over his brothers death.

I really enjoyed reading this book and if you enjoy stories by Lisa Kleypas and Liz Carlyle you are sure to enjoy this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Taming of the Duke 14 April 2009
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Great book as were the other three in the set. Was disappointed that I had to purchase this book and the final one 'Pleasure for Pleasure' from America as the company who published the first two in the UK have no plans to punish the other two - what's the sense in that????

Would certainly recommend reading any books by Eloisa James as have read five now and enjoyed each one. Will be purchasing several more in the near future.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good read 22 May 2014
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I Struggle to fault Eloisa's work. Regency romance that will keep you entertained till the end. I have read most of her work ; while this is entertaining she has definitely produced better , more captivating reads
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5.0 out of 5 stars thoroughly enjoyable 2 Nov 2013
By pixie
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I really enjoyed this book, it was entertaining and the characters were interesting. I look forward to reading more of Miss James books
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3.0 out of 5 stars not the best but still a good read 29 Sep 2013
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Admittedly I didn't read the first two books in the series and for the stories around the H/h to flow I think you need to. Nevertheless it was an entertaining story but you were left wanting more with a few unanswered questions. For example when does Imogen realise it's Rafe and not Gabe. Or even what Imogen feels for Rafe. You get a lot of what Rafe feels for Imogen. Overall though I did enjoy reading the book so 3*s from me!
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3.0 out of 5 stars confusing 30 July 2013
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I haven't a lot to say about this novel. I assume that the series must be read to get the full picture as I found it quite confusing. There was too much about other people and not enough about the couple it was based on. It was too far fetched , she didn't know her lover was the male who she lived with and had known for many years???? Was goin to give ita three star but on writing this review I decided two stars were more fitting. It took me over a week to read as i kept fallig asleep and thats not a good sign
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 8 July 2013
By Mnrigb
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This is my first Eloise James novel and I loved it ! It was funny and the humorous interaction between the colourful characters was delightful. I loved Rafe ... he was a hoot !! So funny and cheeky but loving passionate and romantic too .
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