Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. After reading James’s newest offering (following A Wild Pursuit (Duchess Quartet Book 3) by [James, Eloisa]. After reading James’s newest offering (following Fool for Love), some might be tempted to call her “the historical Jennifer Crusie.” In this book, as. It is whispered behind the fans of London’s dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wher.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us eliisa the problem. Return to Book Page. Could it be that she wanted his kiss as much as she longed to give hers? It is whispered behind the fans of London’s dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wherever she goes. Three years before, the debutante created a sensation elpisa being found in a distinctly compromising position.
Now, the ton has brande Could it be that she wanted his kiss as much as she longed to give hers? Now, the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what—and who—she wishes. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn’t be more different from the earl’s ideal future bride.
Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in the earl he has tried to deny far too long. Still, he’s not about to play love’s game by Lady Beatrix’s rules.
She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change. Mass Market Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Wild Pursuitplease sign up. See 1 question about A Wild Pursuit…. Lists with This Book. Jan 27, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy it, just that I found the continuing story of Esme and Bonnington, and the dysfunctional relationship between Helene and Rees more interesting.
Once again James juggles a large cast of characters very well. A house party setting can seem a bit claustrophobic but after having read romances where the characters seem constantly to be “The romance between Beatrix Lennox and Stephen Fairfax-Lacey was, to me, the least compelling of the plot strands in this novel. A house party setting can seem a bit claustrophobic but after having read romances where the characters seem constantly to be travelling from one place to another, this was a refreshing change.
It allowed James to focus more on the relationships and emotions of her characters. Aside from the romance, I really enjoyed the strong female friendships. The love and loyalty between Esme, Helene, Bea and Arabella was a delight to read and contributed a lot to my enjoyment of the novel. Again, not my absolute favourite of James’ novels, but a very enjoyable read.
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Jan 31, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: So, this isn’t really historical romance. It’s historical chick lt. Which is pretty awesome! Which I suppose is a flaw–I didn’t think there was enough there for them to fall in loooove–but I enjoyed the book too much overall for that to bother me. The friendships are great and there are cool self-realizations for the wonderful female characters and lots of fun schemes and plots, mostly centered around poor St So, this isn’t really historical romance.
The friendships are great and there are cool self-realizations for the wonderful female characters and lots of fun schemes and plots, mostly centered around poor Stephen pretending on being in a relationship with someone! And it left me really excited for the last book. I am liking this series a lot. Another sweet and endearing bodice ripper to get me through the week. I, once again, loved all the characters and how their different stories seemed to flow together so effortlessly. The one thing I could possibly fault with Eild Wild Pursuit would be the endless cat and mouse that seemed to constantly flip x its head.
One moment one woman is chasing a man, the next she is chasing another and the first man wants her. I got a bit dizzy by the end. Other than that, it was another perfect read from El Another sweet and endearing bodice ripper to get me through the week.
Other than that, it was another perfect read from Eloisa James! Mar 24, Sue rated it it was ok Shelves: Glad this was a library read, narrated by Justine Eyre. So slow, so lacking in gumption that the only reason ppursuit I continued was because I had already invested to much time into it and only my ears were involved. The Narration was actually quite good, but a good narrator can only take material so far.
This plot really had some decent opportunities that is squandered, if EJ wlid considered sloisa rewrite, which I know some ppursuit have done for earlier works. I’d recommend a bit more jjames just tigh Glad this was a library read, narrated by Justine Eyre.
I’d recommend a bit more scandal just tighten the pacing would help, three women with questionable morals should have been a good starta bit more backbone and there were some great opportunities to laugh a bit that died on the vine, so improving uprsuit would be advisable.
So there you go.
Too bad, I have enjoyed some of EJ’s novels but this really didn’t hit the mark for me. Nov 09, A. Esme Rawlings, the even more heavily pregnant and recently widowed duchess is holding another house party. Problem is, the Marquess of Bonnington is slumming it up pretending to be one of her gardeners. It could have happened at any time, but society says Bonnington is responsible. Esme is holding bible reading sewing circle meetings of the local god fearing ladies to try and restore her reputation.
Her Aunt Arabella has shown up and brought her other friends as well. They all have different agendas. Helene is desperately trying to attract the attention of her estranged husband, Rees and decides she should have a public affair to make him jealous; Lady Beatrix Lennox wants to have a fling with someone anyone at all almostand Esme is determined that she should announce her engagement to someone so that Sebastian gets the message and leaves her alone.
They all pick the same man. It does that when he juggles his faux fiance, faux mistress and tries to convince Bea to seduce him, instead of the other way around. But Esme is among friends, and some of them are unexpected.
And Sloper, her butler seems to have it all under control. Except for the goat who eats hats. Nobody can control him. I have read book 2 so it took me a few moments to remember who everybody was.
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It is a very extended cast, plus people have three different names, and that is often confusing. And sadly, the other main character, Bea is a mini her. And I know it is a kind of self defense to pretend that you are even worse than what people say you are, but… annoying. Perhaps it is because the book is less than half their story? Nov 13, Lori McD rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. This book was very satisfying for me, primarily because of Sebastian and Esme. I wondered how the author would get round all the sticky parts of their willd and be able to allow them a measure of true happiness without too much of a sting from the “ton”.
Some of the original book’s comedy of errors and role-playing. And Stephen Fairfax-Lacy must be overjoyed by being the center of attention for 3 women at once! He’s supposedly having an affair with Helene Lady Godwin while engaged This book was very satisfying for me, primarily because of Sebastian and Esme. But we all know that his heart if following his body straight to Lady B.
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Beatrice Lady B is supposedly a debauched and “experienced” young woman who is unmarriagable, but knows just how to seduce a man with her dress, her makeup, and her come-hither eyes. Benedick Stephen is tired of his life, which up til now has been his seat in Parliament. While she sees him as a Puritan, he sees her as the Devil – what a perfect match! And mothers make a showing here, too: Esme’s mother who’s way too prim and proper for her own good, and Sebastian’s mother who only seems to be as rigid as her cane.
Esme finally has her baby – a boy, William, who she can’t love enough. Everyone is convinced William is so very like his Papa, Miles. But make sure to read the Epilogues, where a certain birth mark comes into play. Helene’s estranged and wandering husband Rees also makes an appearance, as Helene attempts to make Rees jealous by throwing her “affair” with Stephen in Rees’ face.
Rees remarks that he wishes for what his friend Cam and his wife Gina have; Helene wants a child, but how will she ever have a child if Rees won’t even touch her? At the end of this book, Helene is determined to get a child however she has to, even if it means scandal. She’s almost torn apart watching Esme with William, and Gina’s called Helene to stay with her for her Gina’s last part of her pregnancy.
Helene is surrounded by mothers and children, pursuir her own arms and heart ache.
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From the description of the last book in this series, “Your Wicked Ways”, it appears as if Helene and Rees figure dominantly. Will Helene get her child? Will she and Rees reconcile or finally just call it quits and go their separate ways?