Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. James’s delightful third installment in her The Taming of the Duke (The Essex Sisters Book 3) – Kindle edition by Eloisa James. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or . Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she’s in the delicious position of being able to take a lover. A discreet male who k. The Taming of the Duke by Eloisa James I am just a simple reader. I understand that you like to write books with subtle clues and hints as the.
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Return to Book Page. Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she’s in the delicious position of being able to take a lover. A discreet male who knows just when to leave in the morning. But Lady Maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Tmaing of Holbrook. He believes she is still in need of a “watchdog. It’s Te long-lost brother, a man who looks precisely like the duke but with none of his degenerate edge, who interests Imogen.
To Imogen, he’s the shadow duke. But when Imogen agrees to accompany Gabe to a masquerade Who exactly is she dancing with? The duke or the shadow duke? Paperbackpages.
Published March 28th by Avon first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Taming of the Dukeplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Taming of the Duke. Lists with This Book. While I did enjoy this book I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other two.
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Eloisa James did do a good job of redeeming Imogen from the selfish unlikable bitch I felt she was in the first two books. Although Imogen grew she was still epoisa little selfish so it felt more realistic. I really loved Rafe. I was glad he got his hea. The things that didn’t work for me was the weird hmmm what do you call a love triangle with four people?
A love quadrangle or a love square or diamond or something. Lol whatever While I did enjoy this book I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other two. The other thing that didn’t work for me with this book was that I felt the ending was rushed. I want to know when Imogen figured out it was Rafe and not Gabe. Not just oh hey I knew it was you and not your brother I needed more details! That being said not a bad read just not as good as the others!
View all 27 comments. Mar 09, Jilly eloiaa it did not like it Shelves: This was supposed to be the book where the bitchy sister is redeemed and we end up liking her and wanting her to have a happily ever after.
And, although I was okay with her ending up okay, I just hated this book so much that I didn’t really care. And, I mean, te stupid. So, Imogen, her royal bitchiness, decides to become a slut and wants to have sex with her guardian’s brother.
But, her guardian wants in on all of that, so he goes along This was supposed to be the book where the bitchy sister is redeemed and we end up liking her and wanting her to have a happily ever after.
Ekoisa, her guardian wants in on all of that, so he goes tzming with this ‘affair’ pretending to be the brother. Did I mention he’s only a half-brother, not a twin? Jamds wears a fake mustache and hat, so she can’t possibly know that it’s him.
Jzmes has even helped bathe him when he was sick.
So, either she is the most unobservant person on Earth who can’t tell the difference between two rloisa people’s voices, or she is stupid. I vote for stupid. And, the guardian is eloksa real piece of work himself. First of all, if she is fooled by the disguise, he should not have sex with the mentally handicapped. Secondly, if she is fooled by the disguise, he should not have sex with someone while pretending to be his brother.
And, again, how does he get away with this disguise while naked and sweating over her?
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While this idiocy is going on, we also have the pleasure of them putting on a play. And, going to plays. I guess the author needed to fill some pages because we get to read pages and pages of these plays being rehearsed, performed, copied down into scripts, etc In other words, when it wasn’t stupid, it was boring.
Yup, I would recommend suicide before I would recommend this book. View all 15 comments. There’s a reason why I love Eloisa James. And all of them are present here. Full review to come. Mar 12, skein rated it it was ok Shelves: A Duke Raphael meets up with long-lost-half-brother-doppleganger Gabriel who has unintentionally sired a child on an actress who doesn’t want the baby at all but will only give it up if her career is catapulted by Gabe’s brother’s fortune SCENE TWO!
The brothers invite a bevy of ladies to visit and act in the play — Rafe’s mother had a playhouse and it was very popular in the ton — naturally. One of them Imogen was married briefly to a man she stol awkward awkward awkward awkward.
One of them Imogen was married briefly to a man she stole from t’other one Gillianbut the man died: Imogen wrings her hands and weeps a bit over her lost love, but it all seems a bit put on. The gents and ladies decide to marry. He wrings his hands and waffles a bit, but it’s completely put on BECAUSE cue costume change five minutes later Gabe or Rafe hatches a plan to seduce the young woman who is interested in his brother via a fake mustache and a swirly cloak because dopplegangers.
There is a lot of rattling-on the noise of carriage wheels here, coming from somewhere offstage about sister Josie fat. View all 8 comments. I really really love the character of Rafe. Love and adore him. Eloisa James is one of my favorite authors so it kills me to say this because I was really looking forward to reading this.
I was disappointed with this one and it’s only because of the plot and set up of the story and how it was dragged out. Still a great read I’d recommend it but compared to the other in the series this was disappointing for me. It drove me nuts how she kept thinking it was Gabe she was with and made love to him thinking he was Gabe.
It just made me cringe. How can you profess to love a man when you don’t know he’s someone else? And then to only find out she knew at the very end made it all the more frustrating because I wanted to know WHEN exactly she found out.
Dukke author wloisa revealed that part and I think it was a very vital piece to the story. I felt totally shafted. I felt cheated cause you keep thinking the heroine is completely oblivious and freaking clueless the whole time only to find out she knew all along.
I would have much rather have had her find out and reveal it and them getting to spend genuine te together without games or disguises or lies. These two have a very volatile history so I really wanted to see them just be together openly without lies or disguises surrounding them.
Beside that it would have made for an awesome book if we saw the two bickering and arguing like they have throughout the series and just go from there. The whole ‘in disguise’ angle atming clever, kind of muddled up the story for me. I just did not like how the author went about these two falling in love. Ot surrounded by a bunch of tricks and lies. Dec 02, kris rated it liked it.
Rafe Jourdain for real would like Imogen to get jiggy with him. Gabe would like to get jiggy with Gillian Pythian-Adams.
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Gillian would like to get jiggy jajes someone who isn’t an idiot. First, I liked so much about this. So you’re probably thinking, “kris, if you liked it so much, why only 3 stars? For example, I like chocolate. And if you add them together in the right quantities, you can make delicious gooey truffles that Taminf also like very much.
But if you don’t have the right ratios, or you skip a step or two, you get a mess that doesn’t taste very good.