My American Duchess The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well bred Englishwoman The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford an American heiress who has infamously jilted two

  • Title: My American Duchess
  • Author: Eloisa James Kate Reading
  • ISBN: 9780062448750
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Audiobook
  • The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well bred Englishwoman The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fianc s.But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her than any woman he has ever met He is determined to have her as his wife, noThe arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well bred Englishwoman The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fianc s.But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her than any woman he has ever met He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear All is fair in love and war.

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      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.Eloisaon her double life When I m not writing novels, I m a Shakespeare professor It s rather like having two lives The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance I ll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference It s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances The Taming of the Duke April 2006 has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels I often weave early modern poetry into my work the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century.When I rip off my power suit, whether it s academic or romantic, underneath is the rather tired, chocolate stained sweatshirt of a mom Just as I use Shakespeare in my romances, I almost always employ my experiences as a mother When I wrote about a miscarriage in Midnight Pleasures, I used my own fears of premature birth when the little girl in Fool For Love threw up and threw up, I described my own daughter, who had that unsavory habit for well over her first year of life.So I m a writer, a professor, a mother and a wife My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere, as you say in Italian.One thingI m a friend I have girlfriends who are writers and girlfriends who are Shakespeare professors And I have girlfriends who are romance readers In fact, we have something of a community going on my website Please stop by and join the conversation on my readers pages.

    436 thoughts on “My American Duchess”

    1. I simply adored this book! Wonderful, quirky, sweet, sexy, so memorable, and an American heroineI'm in love with Eloisa James all over again! I love a pining hero, I love that instant attraction, that slow descent into fascination, the burn that leads to sizzling sex, and this book delivered! A heroine betrothed for the third time and determined to stick with it till the end, the hero the brother of the groom and falling harder and harder. She's a bit flighty and immature, he's a little too worl [...]


    2. I'm going to have to call it quits . . .I've seen lots of complaints over the years that Eloisa James is either fabulous or cornball, but I don't think I'd ever encountered the cornball until now. I make allowances for historical romance, you have to make allowances for historical romance, but this was so far past that . . . If you want to know specifics, I spoiler-tagged it in the comments, but that's all I can make myself say about it right now. Ugh.


    3. Rating Clarification: 4.5 Stars"She leaned closer. "If you were an elephant you would have a magnificent tusk."My first Eloisa James HR and I absolutely loved it! It was just the right combination of angst, humour, romance and a nice dose of sensuality. I rarely say this but I absolutely loved Merry, but most importantly I loved Trent, the duke.Merry and Trent meet at a ball, and while Trent tends to abhore everything about America he's immediately taken with Merry. Of course Merry has no idea t [...]


    4. ++Spoilers++I am clearly in the minority here with my review, and I have to admit I am miffed at all these 5 stars. Maybe it's because I have read so many HR's, especailly exceptionally well written ones, that I see things differently. I have to first get off my chest the overuseage of "Well Spit! How I cringed every time I read this. I also cringed at other words used with regards to male and female partshoney pot, tool, gooseberries wayoh and her "tender territory" I also loathed how every par [...]


    5. Another great read from Eloisa James! Loved Merry, Trent was dreamy and I've got another Eloisa James book for my keeper shelf! What's not to love?


    6. For me this was a 2 and 1/2 stars rounder to 3 (just becuase I'm such a nice person!)I confirm what I wrote in my progress: this book, up until almost half, is boring!Nothing happens except hero having a boner when thinking/seeing/ speaking/dancing etc with the heroine and heroine not having a clue what was happening around her The complete emptiness in their life is appalling!!! How one could live and do nothing beisdes drinking endless tea/lemanode, I really don't know!Later on, things become [...]


    7. I read this incredible novel before it was available due to the good fortune of receiving an ARC (galley). Eloisa is my #1 favorite author because she is such a master of her craft. She tangles her readers up so sweetly in her web of characters, environment, and storyline. You don't realize until it is too late that the book is nearly over and you've been living vicariously through the lives of characters who (GASP) don't actually exist!I enjoyed the "race" of scenes, emotions, and personalities [...]


    8. The kind of spirited heroine I like best, plus pages hot enough for the steam to rise from them.


    9. This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceSummary  Merry Pelford, is an American Heiress and has come to England to find a man to marry. It is expected of her, but she is hoping to find a man that she can love. When  Lord Cedric, starts courting her, she finds herself intrigued and she begins to feel affection for him. When he proposes with flair and plenty of poetry, Merry believes that she does care for him. But on the eve of accepting Lord Cedric's proposal, she meets a man in [...]


    10. This book has two problems, one major, one minor. The major is why I abandoned it about halfway through.The biggest problem at the halfway point is that all the conflict is predicated on one of the two main characters being either stupid or weak. Or both. Neither trait is attractive or engaging to me. So while I enjoyed Merry well-enough, it's kind of hard to sympathize with her being so very clueless. Trent is a complete no-show. His kowtowing to his brother is obscene and his treatment of Merr [...]


    11. I've given this an A+ for narration (it's Kate Reading - nuff sed!) and a B for content at AudioGals.I don’t mind admitting that Eloisa James is one of those authors who is a bit hit and miss for me. I know she’s got a huge following who absolutely adore her books, so this is probably one of those times when “it’s not you, it’s me”, but of the books of hers I’ve read (which is by no means all), there have been more misses than hits. As a result, I wasn’t intending to pick up My A [...]


    12. beahreadsApós finalizar a leitura de "My American Duchess" de Eloisa James cheguei a seguinte conclusão: Autoras que escrevem romances de época, cujos personagens masculinos beiram a ignorância de um animal, fazem um desfavor ao gênero e deveriam ser banidas desse tipo de literatura.É com essa indignada constatação que inicio essa resenha. "My American Duchess" irá contar a história de Merry, uma garota americana de vinte e poucos anos que após romper seu segundo noivado resolve ir à [...]


    13. Wow. This was just not a very good book. I'm honestly not really sure why I bothered to finish it, but for some reason my OCD would not let me abandon it. For starters it has serious plot issues. The female lead, Merry, is an American heiress from Boston (in 1803! becauseat's accurate- oh wait, no) who got engaged to and dumped two men there before coming over to England to find yet another fiance. Which she quickly doesd then almost as quickly realizes he's the worst yet of the three. He's a dr [...]


    14. Originally posted at Booklovers For LifeOh my god!!! This is my first Eloisa James book and I. Loved. It. It was sweet, funny, heart-warming – everything, from the wonderful story, to the incredible writing, to the intelligent characters, was brilliant. I love reading a good historical romance every once in a while, and My American Duchess turned out to be the perfect book for me – I adored every single thing about it!Merry Pelford, an American heiress, has broken off two engagements, but sh [...]


    15. A really, really good book. Eloisa James' writing style shines through once again. The Duke of Trent (our hero) is a deliciously stuffy, confused guy who knows what he wants, sort of. You gotta love Merry (our American heroine). She is fun, irrepressible, and is sure she knows what she wants until she realizes she doesn't. In spite of all of the confused emotions these two are incredibly attracted to each other. When the roadblocks break down and they get together the sexual interaction is explo [...]


    16. 4.5 “What is Love?” Stars!My American Duchess explores the age old question of what is love. A question that has perplexed those who believe in it and don’t alike. Too frequently confused with infatuation, a response to trinkets bestowed on a courted one (poems, flowers or jewelry), or a reaction to passion; could it be possible that some individuals are more prone to this emotion, while others are incapable of it? Amidst this the philosophical existential backdrop, My American Duchess is [...]


    17. This almost felt like two different books in one. The first half deals with an American heiress, betrothed to the wrong man. I didn’t enjoy this half very much. The book is called My American Duchess, so it’s no big leap to realize that Merry’s engagement to the Duke’s brother isn’t the way the story is going to end. In fact, when she meets the Duke of Trent that very same night, it’s obvious that he is the better match. There’s a great spark between them, that sits completely unat [...]


    18. 3.75 StarsI always enjoy Eloisa James's historicals and this book is no exception to that rule. It isn't my favorite of hers, but I found it to be enjoyable and entertaining. I found the characters to be unique and well-developed while the romance was quirky in the way that I expect from this author.My American Duchess focuses on the theme of an American heiress who travels to Great Britain in order to get a titled husband. The titular American is Merry who has already broken two betrothals and [...]


    19. “You have been mine since the moment we met on the balcony.” I adored Merry with her fierce loyalty, her honesty and passion. I loved that she wasn’t demure and shy like most HR heroines. And I loved that she wasn’t perfect, that she became infatuated quickly by the men who pursued her, who showed her only their good sides, until she realised that they weren’t who she thought they were. She might have had two broken engagements, but that didn’t make her fickle as she thought she was, [...]


    20. Originally Posted on:Confessions of an Opinionated Book GeekI get made fun of for reading historical romance. All the time. I once showed a friend all the books I’ve read in the romance section and she got this look on her face that made me a bit embarrassed. Sometimes I ask myself, “why do you read this?” The answer? Books like “My American Duchess” by one of my favorite authors Eloisa James.Eloisa James excels at first meetings. Her first meetings run the gamut of angsty to the insta [...]


    21. Eloisa James is one of my favorite historical romance authors. I like her Fairy Tales & Desperate Duchesses series. I was looking forward to My American DuchessKES:✔ Wedding is not the end. The book does not stop at the HEA marriage, Eloisa James gives us insight into those first tricky months.✔ Sizzling chemistry between Merry and Duke from their first encounter. I loved how passionate they both were.✔ Fun facts. "When she was nervous, Merry dropped facts like an oak did acorns." She [...]


    22. The exquisite storytelling skill of Eloisa James shines in her newest historical romance, MY AMERICAN DUCHESS. I love a fish out of water story and our heroine, Miss Merry Pelford from Boston certainly is that. Effervescent, outspoken, unwilling to hide either her intelligence or her opinions, Merry is the antithesis of a proper English miss. Yet it's those differences that capture the attention of the responsible, no-nonsense Duke of Trent. Of course there are obstacles (some pretty sizable obs [...]


    23. It was so good! EJ writes another amazing book. I just couldn't put it down; I literally didn't move till I finished it :)The story is about an American girl that came to London and the cultural differences she faced It's also about how she fell in love, for good this time. Merry is a fun heroine, who speaks her mind and makes some small gaffes. She has a talent for remembering obscure trivia and also spouting it off when she maybe shouldn't. Trent, the hero, seems to be a bit of a stick in the [...]


    24. As I read:22% 'Drubbed by a Duke' would make an excellent romance novel title. 27% Heroine is making fun of someone's lisp. Not cool. 46% This pineapple thing is genius. 51% Innocence? No, not again. It's a *neutral* attribute! The notion that a woman'sinnocence makes a kiss better sets my teeth on edge. 66% Honeypot?! No, no, no. What was she thinking? 66% "Is this some kind of sick Winnie the Poo fantasy?" - My husband after I told himabout honey-pot gate.After that, I stopped updating my stat [...]


    25. This review was originally posted on Cocktails and BooksI haven't read an Eloisa James book in a while, but MY AMERICAN DUCHESS reminded me of exactly why I fell in love with her books.Merry was one of those heroine's I could connect with right away. I imagine if I found myself a wealthy Amerian heiress having a season in 19th century London, I could have been Merry; a woman with virtually no filter who manages to get herself into all sorts of trouble with her inability to navigate the ton and a [...]


    26. Lovely! I always wanted more American heiresses in regencies beyond Kleypas' wallflower quartet. ETA: I've sat on this on for a bit. What I liked: Merry! She's very much her own woman and honest about her faults. I liked Trent, but not nearly as much as Merry. I'm excited to see the inevitable sequel about Trent's brother, whose story, I think, has much more potential for a meaty novel than this one.What I didn't like: the way Merry and Trent end up together is just too pat, it didn't seem reali [...]


    27. Ok, I think my love for Eloisa James' books is completely cemented after reading this story! The premise was simple but so important. We all love reading these love stories but how do we define love? What does it mean for any of us to fall in love? How do you define the moment when you are in love with someone? Yeah, I really thought of all of these things while reading this amazing story! Merry and Trent were perfect in their imperfections. Once their paths collided it was just destined to be. [...]


    28. The theme of how to define love predominates the story here in very artful ways that caused me to reflect more than a few times. Merry and Trent struggle throughout the novel to express their love vocally for each other when it's clearly apparent they feel it and show it from the earliest pages of this wonderful novel. And despite Trent's extreme reluctance to admit to "love," he is among the most loving, devoted and passionate heroes in romances I've encountered. In fact, his claims of being un [...]


    29. 2.5/5; 3 stars; C+This was ok but way, way too long and long winded with a few tired old tropes that drive me crazy. Kate Reading narrated the audiobook and did a decent job. Despite that, I skipped about four hours of the book because it was taking too long to get anywhere.


    30. Lovely, Surprising and Deeply Emotional"He had been staring into the dark garden when he had felt a touch on his arm turned -- and met her."FINAL DECISION: Immensely likeable characters and a story filled with depth and surprises makes MY AMERICAN DUCHESS a keeper for meE STORY: The Duke of Trent is as proper as one might expect from an English peer of the realm and is expected to marry a well-bred English miss. One conversation with the exuberant Miss Merry Pelford, an American heiress, and Tre [...]


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