Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Review : Four Nights with the Duke (Desperate Duchess by the Numbers #2)

Four Nights with the Duke
Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers, #2; Desperate Duchesses, #8
Eloisa James
Ebook, 384 pages
31st March 2015 by Avon Books

Goodreads Ratings : 4.16/5
My Rating : 4/5

As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him—so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia's audacious proposal, but there's one thing he won't give his inconvenient wife: himself.

Instead, he offers Mia a devil's bargain...he will spend four nights a year with her. Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them.

Which Mia will never do.

Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart—and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can't afford to lose.

From Goodreads

After a stressful physics exam, i decided to unwind myself with a book -- Eloisa James' Four Nights with a Duke specifically, and enjoy it, I did !!! I even finished it in 4hours time (the reading-deprived struggle is real ok)

Its a historical romance (i think???? it was set somewhere in 1800 ) with the whole Duke-Duchess thing going on, as the title itself suggest. Truth be told, i love this book. I love all the main characters -- Mia is secretly a bestselling romance author under a pseudonym (which is cool because on every start of the chapters she wrote notes for her upcoming book), and Evan the Duke is swoon-worthy as well ( or atleast thats how imagined him to be) with an interesting attitude. The fact that they have a history of their own 13 years before they wed each other makes it even more interesting. And their banters are awesome too !!! (i have a soft spot for books with good banters so thats why)

I got hooked from the beginning of the book right till the end, no kidding. Like the moment I finished reading the prologue, i knew i was going to enjoy this one tremendously. I actually went all tingly while reading this and i squealed a lot i swear bcs of the excitement. Of course there are a few flaws, but i love it nonetheless. This book reminds me of Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series and Sarah MacLean's Love by Numbers because of the whole British ranks, so if youre any fan of Sarah MacLean, Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn, youre going to love this book as well (because i did)

"When I call you my duchess, I meant that you were mine to love, to hold, to make love to. That means -- That means everything to me" - Vander, Four Nights with the Duke

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