My American Duchess
By Eloisa James
After two broken engagements, American heiress Merry Pelford is certain that the third time is indeed the charm – her engagement to Lord Cedric is sure to lead to a magical wedding and delightful future. It must: she can’t possibly embarrass her beloved aunt and uncle again, staining the family’s reputation beyond all repair.
Merry’s “Boston ways” don’t set well with London society, nor with her fiancée. One misstep leads to another, and it’s the Duke of Trent who is there for Merry, time after time. The Duke may well have a plan for Merry that involves marriage – but not to the irresponsible Lord Cedric that Trent knows all too well.
Her mind made up and her resolution unwavering, Merry is committed to marrying Cedric, despite the doubts that have nibbled at the edges of her resolve. She’s certain that she knows how to make their marriage a success, although revelations about Cedric have her doubting that man’s sincerity in both word and action. Nonetheless, it’s a wedding she has agreed to, and a wedding she shall have!
My American Duchess is yet another delightful novel from reader-favorite author Eloisa James. As always, the story is cleverly packed with subtle humor and wit from the very first pages. The underlying frisson of sizzling heat between Merry and her husband quickly builds to a rolling boil of passion that underscores the plot deliciously. Merry’s candor and forthright attitude are charming, and her easy going appeal will win the hearts of readers from the start. My American Duchess is nothing short of a perfect romance – don’t miss this one!
Joyce Greenfield, ReaderToReader.com