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Fool for Love (Duchess in Love) por Eloisa…
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Fool for Love (Duchess in Love) (edição 2003)

por Eloisa James (Autor)

Séries: Duchess Quartet (2)

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The Woman Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps -- until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes... The Letter A very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of... The Man Simon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all...until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?… (mais)
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Título:Fool for Love (Duchess in Love)
Autores:Eloisa James (Autor)
Informação:Avon (2003), Edition: Reissue, 384 pages
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Glad that it's over! (I rounded up) ( )
  mary23nm | Feb 27, 2019 |
I gave this book 3 stars, it would have gotten an extra star had I not had to read so much about Esme. I didn't like her character in the first book, and I found that her story took away from Henrietta and Simon's. I was enjoying their chemistry and looking forward to the next chapter but it would be interrupted by a chapter about Esme. Perhaps my dislike of her is just me, perhaps others will enjoy her and the story will move along great. But unfortunately for me she just made the story drag along. I will give this author one more chance... but not from this series as I have a feeling Esme will pop up again... ( )
  MyaB | Apr 25, 2018 |
I didn't get to know the hero, maybe because there isn't much from his point of view, but still liked the story a lot. Again, I was equally interested in Esme and Sebastian. ( )
  Marcella1717 | Jan 22, 2016 |
Lady Henrietta is not your usual well-bred English lady. Since she has a limp and can not dance (some doctors even said she can not have children) - she never had a London season. Without expectations to marry, she's not coquettish or flirty. She's painfully honest and always says what she thinks. And if she yearns to have children of her own, well what can she do, when every noble English gentlemen wants an heir...
Simon Darby is crème de la crème of English society. He's popular, handsome, due to inherit a title and large estate. But everything changes when his uncle manages to produce an heir and Simon's easy life is endangered. He needs to find an heiress fast. It would be perfect if it's some docile, quiet girl who loves kids since he is a guardian to two young stepsisters. Simon's always practical and he needs to find that girl and marry her fast but...
God knows why he was compelled to kiss a rackety female who drove like a fiend down the country roads and uttered whatever unsuitable comment jumped into her head. But there you are. The compulsion was damn near unconquerable.

[b:Fool for Love|658353|Fool for Love (Duchess Quartet, #2)|Eloisa James|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1333587395s/658353.jpg|644437] is a perfect example why I keep on reading Eloisa James's historical romances. Sure her writing is easy-to-read and she has always a lot of interesting characters, but gems like [b:Fool for Love|658353|Fool for Love (Duchess Quartet, #2)|Eloisa James|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1333587395s/658353.jpg|644437] are the reason why I keep coming back for more.
I loved both Henrietta and Simon. Their romance has the perfect pacing and I could feel love in the air and how they got attracted more and more...
"Beautiful. Slender fingers?" He touched her second finger lightly.
"Symmetrical?" she put in, with a lifted eyebrow.
"I think we can agree on that. You wear no rings?"
"I am not very interested in decoration."
"What a pity," he said sweetly. "I serve as such lovely decoration, myself."


My rating: 4.5 stars

I recommend this book to fans of: historical romances with unusual characters, strong heroines that fight for what they want. ( )
  bookwormdreams | Apr 10, 2013 |
There's so much wrong with this book that I don't know where to start. It's the third Eloisa James I've read, and it is also without doubt the last. She's lost me for good with Fool for Love.

- Darby is a thinly drawn hero. He looks like Johnny Depp and he likes lace and that's pretty much all that James has to say about him.

- Henrietta starts off charming but turns into a shrewish stick in the mud. Early in the book she's very understanding and mature, but once she gets it into her head that it's time to start impressing Simon's friends, or London in general, everything she says is catty catty catty. She became in the blink of an eye a truly despicable, moralizing faux-sophisticate. Especially all of the insulting comments she directs towards Darby's best friend, which James tries to pass off as "wit" but are anything but.

- Henrietta's devotion to the children overwhelms the romance. This, too, steers the novel in the direction of obnoxious moralizing. I should have guessed what was going on when Darby sees Henrietta covered in VOMIT and thinks about how the sticky liquid molds her dress to her figure and is really turned on. I know that romance novels are frequently unrealistic, but that made me feel queasy. By the end of the novel, Henrietta's major selling point as a heroine is her endless self-sacrifice for babies.

- The Esme subplot was similarly irritating. Esme is pregnant, she feels fat and ugly, and so the knight in shining armor rides in on his white horse...in order to assure her that pregnancy hasn't made her ugly and go gaga over the miracle of life.

I know that there is a whole sub-genre of Romance that is about men who just can't get enough of domestic pleasures, pie-baking and cozy nights by the fire and apparently vomit and pregnant women. However, that sub-genre is not Regency and I was really unhappy to find it sneaking in here.

I've come to the conclusion that James' schtick is to take these supposedly "free" or "scandalous" women and recoup them one by one into staid, rule-obeying, traditional and unremarkable mommies. She kills their fire and personality. I, for one, think it's truly awful. ( )
  MlleEhreen | Apr 3, 2013 |
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The Woman Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps -- until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes... The Letter A very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of... The Man Simon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all...until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?

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