- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus (25 July 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749959509
- ISBN-13: 978-0749959500
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.4 x 20.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fool for Love: Number 2 in series (Duchess in Love) Paperback – 25 Jul 2013
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Another sensuous and exquisite historical romance in the Duchess Quartet by the queen of Regency seduction, Eloisa James.
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Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps - until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony and receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes a letter . . . a very steamy love letter that somehow becomes shockingly public.
Everyone supposes that he has written the letter to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of Simon, who has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all . . . until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?See all Product Description
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Simon Darby is the thirty something year old half-brother of the two little girls. He lives in London where he is regarded as a fashion leader of the ton to rival Beau Brummel. As his parents died in an accident some months ago, Simon has, somewhat half-heartedly, taken over the care of his two little sisters. Josie is at a manipulative tantrum stage and Annabel is constantly sick i.e. vomitting.
Simon is the heir apparent to his Uncle Miles estate. Miles suffers from a weak heart and is married to a younger woman, Esme, Lady Rawlings. Esme and Miles are estranged. Miles has a long-term mistress and Esme has had several lovers and of course now has the reputation for being 'fast'. Six months ago Miles died from a heart attack after, for the first time in years, visiting his wife's bed.Read more ›
But then Simon Darby arrives in her sleepy little town and makes Henrietta long for stolen kisses, whispered words of longing and illicitly dangerous love notes. Soon the pair are inadvertently causing a scandal and although neither had planned it, each may be exactly what the other needs.
This had all the elements for the perfect story: an arrogant lord who is brought down by the love of a woman who is so far from what he expected yet perfect for him in every way. I so wanted to love this book but it really missed the mark for me.
I liked the premise of the story and at first I liked and was rooting for both Henrietta and Simon as they seemed to play off each other well. However it wasn't long before my liking for both Simon and Henrietta took a turn for the worse. Simon was described as an elegantly perfect man who wore an astonishingly large amount of lace over his clothing including his red velvet suits. Despite the reason for the lace being explained away, the image of a man, any man, in a red velvet suit does not tend to make me giddy with lust! I could also understand Henrietta and was sympathetic to her plight however when she schemed to trap Simon into marriage simply to suit her selfish wants I really questioned her as leading lady material.
As well as the main story there was the story of Esme and her baby which, despite taking up a fair number of pages, was never resolved by the end of the book.Read more ›
However, this is just an excellent, funny, sensual, romantic story which I thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely keep for re- reading. Both the hero and heroine are thoroughly likeable and attractive and I found the situations in which thy found themselves very amusing.
Do read it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Black-haired model for a light-haired heroine, and one used in a different series. The usual American isms and a few incorrect lyrics used words. Poor editing?Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed the dry humour and characters in this book the story was light and entertaining. I will definitely put it in my favourites and read it again.Published on 12 Feb. 2013 by Jangler
I would recommend everyone who loves Eloisa James books, or just wants a good romantic story, grips you from the beginning! Looking forward to the next two!!!!Published on 10 Jan. 2013 by Claire Dale-Green