Publisher: Avon (March 25, 2014)
The next fabulous romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James.
Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized fa ade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.
Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks.
But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them.
Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option.
But there is only one thing that will make India his . . . the one thing Thorn can’t afford to lose . . . his fierce and lawless heart.
Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love. Her style is exquisite, her prose pure magic. Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James. (Julia Quinn)
Eloisa James is extraordinary. With her sensuous and elegant style, inventive plotting and warm, human characters, she makes every book a treasure. A novel by Eloisa is a delicious treat that shouldn t be missed. A wonderfully original voice in romance fiction! (New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleyps)
Clever plotting and equally clever dialog make Thorn and India s story a page-turning winner. (New York Journal of Books)
Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite Readers will be hooked from beginning to end. (RT Book Reviews (top pick))
James seventh Desperate Duchesses historical (after A Duke of her Own) is her most enticing work to date, replete with sizzling romance and riveting characters .James wonderful cast and effortless plotting make this a delicious romance to be savored again and again. (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
Emotionally rewarding and elegantly written, with textured characters and a captivating plot, this is James at her best (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
her gift for creating complex, richly layered characters pays off with spectacular dividends in her latest scintillating and exquisitely written historical novel, a romantic tour de force. (Booklist (starred review))
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. (Her husband is an honest-to-goodness Italian knight!) Eloisa’s website offers short stories, extra chapters, and even a guide to shopping in Florence.