Exuberant, witty and sexy escapist fiction.
Disguise is a dangerous game . . .
After a lifetime as a wallflower Harriet, the Duchess of Berrow, is finally seeking a little pleasure of her own. And where better to begin than at the house of one of the most disreputable men in the country, Lord Strange?
However, the high-stakes games of lust and chance that rule Strange s household mean that to cross the threshold could entirely ruin her reputation. So Harriet swaps her hoops and corsets for a pair of breeches and transforms herself into a young male relative of the Duke of Villiers.
Before she knows it she s writing bawdy missives on behalf of a young actress, not to mention winning card games played by the most powerful men in England.
But when she starts attracting male attention, Harriet must decide whether to stay in her disguise or to reveal that she's really a duchess by night . . .
'More posh totty from the 18th century behaving disgracefully'. - Daily Mirror on AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS
An evocative tale of love and life' - Inside soap on AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS
A cheeky and evocative romp through the lives of the eighteenth century A-listers. Good characters and authentic settings...will have you laughing and cheering in equal measures - Bookbag.co.uk on AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Entertaining and exciting throughout [with] enough seduction, laughter and surprises . . . to satisfy even the most demanding fans of historical fiction. - Publishers' Weekly on AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS
It's charming, cheeky, funny and sexy and I know I'll re-read it in the future. And of course I'll definitely be reading more of Eloisa James's books. Highly recommended (even if you don't think it looks like your kind of thing!) - Trashionista.com on DESPERATE DUCHESSES
It's guaranteed to get me hot under the collar . . . Bravo for Eloisa - Fiona Walker on Much Ado About You
Sheer joy from beginning to end. - Carole Matthews on Much Ado About You
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.