The second New York Times bestselling romp in the DESPERATE DUCHESSES series - Jilly Cooper in corsets!
One spectacular Christmas, Miss Perdita Poppy Selby met the man she thought she would love forever. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was everything the convent-educated girl wished for in a suitor and their wedding day was perfect. Unfortunately, no one had quite prepared Poppy for what would happen next.
Four years later, Poppy and the duke have become the toast of High Society but behind closed doors the spark of their love affair has burned out. Fortunately, Poppy has a friend in Jemma, the Duchess of Beaumont. Jemma, who is toying with another man herself, reveals to Poppy a world of strategy and desire that will change Poppy s whole outlook on love forever.
So full of dashing cads in breeches that it's guaranteed to get me hot under the collar . . . Bravo for Eloisa - Fiona Walker on Much Ado About You
Romance writing does not get much better than this. - People Magazine on Eloisa James
I found myself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar - USA Today on Eloisa James
'AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Eloisa James's elegantly written historical romance, sparkles with her distinctive brand of delicious sensuality and wicked wit' - Chicago Tribune
'Hurrah! Romance is back in fashion. No grisly body count, no lurking serial killer. The only four-letter word is love. Choc-full of romantic heroes that would give Darcy a run for his money. Sheer joy from beginning to end.' - Carole Matthews on Much Ado About You
'Great fun. I couldn't put it down!' - Daisy Waugh on Much Ado About You
'If Shakespeare had written an 18th-century romantic comedy, it might look something like this . . . colourful, spirited romance that will leave readers desperate for a sequel' - Publishers Weekly
'Charming, cheeky, funny and sexy . . . highly recommended' - Trashionista
A NEW YORK TIMES bestseller many times over, Eloisa James lives in New York City, where she is a Shakespeare professor (with an M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.