Hiatus Book Review-My Last Duchess by Eloisa James

Hiatus Book Review-My Last Duchess by Eloisa James

Hiatus Book Review-My Last Duchess by Eloisa JamesMy Last Duchess by Eloisa James
Also in this series: Too Wilde to Wed, Born to Be Wilde
Series: The Wildes of Lindow Castle #0.5
Published by Avon on October 27 2020
Genres: Historical Romance, Georgian Era
Pages: 432
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Wildes series with a prequel about the Wilde children's parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley.

Every Duke needs a Duchess...

Hugo Wilde, the Duke of Lindow, has a drafty castle, eight naughty children—and no wife. Ophelia, Lady Astley, has a fine house, one well-behaved daughter—and no husband.

Hugo takes one look at Ophelia and loses his heart, but she doesn’t want more children or a castle. She takes one look at him and heads for her carriage.

Desperate to find a duchess, Hugo identifies an appropriate lady to woo. Yet when he meets Ophelia again, the duke realizes that he will marry her, or no one.

Now he faces the greatest challenge of his life.

He must convince Ophelia that their blazing sensuality, his exquisite castle, and his eight charming children add up to a match made in heaven.

When duke finds his duchess, can he win her heart?

A Wildes series prequel about the Wilde children’s parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley.

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

My Last Duchess is a book I read a couple weeks ago but just realized that I hadn’t done a review for it so here we go here.

I will say that this book, I am not sure I got the full version of to be honest. I read this through Libby but I don’t see how I read 400 pages, because it felt like I read a novella…literally. Or I somehow just breezed through 300 pages that I don’t remember ( I guess its possible but I am still so confused ….HAHA)

The story of My Last Duchess was actually such a sweet story. It delves into an aspect of the heroine going on the run, because her fiancee is not a man she can actually marry. Our hero is the butler to a foreign residing royal family who is his brother but as he is a bastard, he has no standing or wealth to speak of and even though he is destitute he has a sense of honor. And if he can’t find a way to be worthy of Ophelia, then he will have to let her go forever.

I actually found this story to be so endearing and charming, I love these type of forbidden love tropes and seeing characters fight for each other, it makes the ending that much sweeter in them finding a way to conquer the obstacles. This is such a great prequel to the series and eager to see more of the Wildes in the near future.

About Eloisa James

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is an associate professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City. Her "double life" is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she's written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women's magazines such as More to writers' journals such as the Romance Writers' Report.

2 thoughts on “Hiatus Book Review-My Last Duchess by Eloisa James

  1. Ha, I had that happen with an e-ARC and thought I was going crazy until the author sent a follow up email and an updated copy that wasn’t mission some late edits.
    Well, at least it turned out to be a sweet one and I love that he’s not a high aristocrat for a change. 🙂

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