Friday, March 18, 2016

Review: My American Duchess by Eloisa James

Stand Alone
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 400
Rating:  4.5 Stars
How I Got It: Purchased
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads

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 fiancés.

But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more 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.


I feel like I haven't read an Eloisa James books and this was a great retrun. It was a well-written romance with fantastic characters. And I definitely recommend it whether you're new to romance or a veteran.

After reading the synopsis, I thought this would be an antagonistic romance, but it isn't. Trent and Merry are immediately attracted to each other and actually get along. It's actually really nice to see characters who have such a solid friendship especially in a historical.

Merry is great. Now, I'm a sucker for the American girl in a Regency historical. And she's a great example. She isn't obnoxious, but is true to herself and has strong opinion. It was interesting to see her struggle with fitting in or being a part of English society.

Then, there's Trent. It's really nice to read about a hero who isn't afraid of marriage. He definitely is strongly opposed to love and strong emotion, but his upbringing explains that. He's also very respectful to Merry and the other people in his life. He's kind of a betay-alpha male. I'm kind of confused about how to classify him.

This definitely reminded me why I like reading historical romances so much.

Thanks for reading!

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