The WomanLady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous. Read “Fool for Love” by Eloisa James with Rakuten Kobo. The Woman Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a. Eschewing the formulas and character types found in many romances, this pert Regency pairs a dandified urbanite and a disabled heiress, which makes for.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Fool for Love by Eloisa James. 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 herbut the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don’t marry at once.

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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 pove past the lovely ladies of the tonhe ignores them all Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along? Paperbackpages.

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Fool for Love by Eloisa James

Lists with This Book. Once again, for those who do not know me, I have different standards for fool genres. Historical Romance, having a special place in my heart, since it was the genre with ekoisa I learned to read as a child my grandma always had some dramatic HR with a boudoir cover art on her nightstand and those were my first valiant attempts to figure out the scribbles on the pages: The reason why is that we read those for the tried and true formulas, which give us the good feels at the end and we can go on dealing with the daily grind with a little bit lighter heart.

Eloisa James has so much talent, it is scary! I love, love, loooove the ease with which she can write a bucolic scene and make it just as eeloisa as a passionate and flirtatious corset-ripper episode.

She is great with light banter and can convey a mood change with fines. But darn it, loe seems to always be missing.

Usually it is the plot, but come on, who reads those romances for the plot cool. So, I often wonder what is that thing, which seems to be missing when I finish one of her books Luckily, this time around, she seems to have found just the right balance of ingredients in order to make a fun, sexy and pleasing love story, where we could root for both H and h without making us feel guilty about it.


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Lady Henrietta Maclellan, the country gentry woman with a limp, and her suitor, the London dandy Simon Darby, are not perfect, but they have very noble cores, which I am finding myself to crave more and more, since the way both Historical and Contemporary Romance are trending at this time is with a lot of random sex and very little to speak of the characters of the players Call me old fashioned, but I have been over-saturated with the cult for the bad boy or girl and I feel like the lack of honor and some more positive qualities in our protagonists or anti-heroes, together with the political reality we live in, have slowly started eroding my faith in humanity I think may be I am getting old: Life events have made Simon soul guardian of his small sisters, who are mostly a pain in the ass, but adorable nonetheless.

He believes the best and easiest way to go is to get married so his new wife would take care of them. He uses them as a pretext to go visit his aunt-by-marriage in the country, who is pregnant and he suspects the babe is not his late uncle’s.

In the small country village he meets Henrietta and is immediately smitten. Only she has some medical issues and complications ensue. As I said, on the hit-and-miss game we always play with Eloisa’s books, this one is more on the hit side, so I would recommend it as a light afternoon read for the lovers of this genre: I am certainly going to continue reading her works, because she is always able to give me joy with her words!

I wish You all Happy Reading and many more wonderful books to come!!! Sep 14, Beth rated it liked it Shelves: This book was ridiculous and silly and absurd. It was bad fluff from start to finish.

And decided to give it an extra star because Eloisa James is funny. All I had to go on was the book itself, which provided very little help in that area: Is it part of a series? Are there any recycled characters? Will I be confused? No, but I took a star away anyway. Was the author born in Minnesota? Is the author a Harvard educated professor?

Even the blurb on the back cover was only minimally related to the story.

Everyone supposes that he [Lord Darby: Except all of that happens in three chapters. Three chapters out of forty-six. So what actually did happen?

I know there was a lot of vomiting. And playing with toy soldiers. And a poor motherless child.

Fool for Love (Duchess Quartet, #2) by Eloisa James

And is Darby poor? Or is he wealthy? Darby is referred to as both Mr. Darcy, which is one of my biggest complaints with mass media paperback romances because calling a character by the wrong name happens far, far too frequently.


For shame, editors, for shame! There was also a lot of description of Lord Darby dressed in velvet and lace. And reminders that even though he was covered in lace, head to toe, that he was still very manly and masculine and assuredly not effeminate.

And is he prettier than Henrietta? She sure seems to think so… Obviously Henrietta and Darby find a way to overcome the no-sex barrier this book does qualify as a bodice ripper, after all and along the way, dool characters have a number of hysterical foll about nineteenth century birth eloiisa, mistresses, virginity and where do babies come from, anyway? Overall it was okay. The book was funny and I laughed.

Oct 27, namericanwordcat rated it really liked it Shelves: There is so much to adore about this book. The heroine is smart and interesting the hero while not wanting to fall in love is reasonable and witty. The fun of the letter makes the book as does the longing in both characters for love and the wonderful secondary casts.

James always writes a full world where the heroine never stands alone. This tapestry makes for wonderful realistic and compelling romances every time. The end of the book was less engaging than the start but it was a lovely read.

Jul 31, Tammi Menendez rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was so weird. The pacing was so bad, the main couple forgives and makes up for the entire premise of the novel in the space of a page. Like, literally one page. And then it’s super happy baby time and everything is perfect. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with such u This book was so weird. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with such uneven pacing.

Did Esme’s story even really get resolved?

Did I ever really even care about it? Why did I read the second book in this series without reading the first? Will the two terrible background characters ever get back together? Are either one of them even remotely close jamse being likeable human beings? Was no one seriously worried about that poor baby who threw up like three times a day in eloiss horrible Exorcist-like fashion? That’s not normal, right? Oh my gosh, after writing all this why did I give it two stars?

But I’m glad this isn’t the first thing I read from her, because I probably wouldn’t ever have picked up another book and she’s one of my favorite authors. Jan 31, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: This is one of those super-solid four stars that only didn’t get five because it didn’t reach that emotional level that true five stars books eloisaa for me.

But I liked it a lot. It’s another one without a great description this seems a theme for James’s books.