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. I had just the opposite reaction as I read A Wild Pursuit. This is the first book I have read from Eloisa James, and I very much enjoyed her.

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Still, he’s not about to play love’s game by Lady Beatrix’s rules. All in all, I enjoyed this novel immensely. Check out the Reading Challenges tab above to see all the challenges I am participating in, or have completed so far this year.

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There were murmurs all down the table. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn’t be more different from the earl’s ideal future bride.

And sadly, the other main character, Bea is a mini purssuit. Previously published in The Ugly Duchess.

An assortment of interesting minor players complete the guest list. Aug 01, Pam rated it liked it.

A Wild Pursuit by Eloisa James

Vaguely reminds me of the Decameron, assorted people assembled in a country villa where they passed time exchanging tales of nonsense, qild case of this book however, sampling lives of nonsense. Dr Rutherford, principal physician to the insane, is found dead, his head bashed in, his ears cut off, his lips and eyes stitched closed. Quotes from A Wild Pursuit.


The novel goes back and forth between both couples as well as encompassing Lady Helene. Now, the ton has brande Could it be that elois wanted his kiss as much as she longed to give hers? I will never use this information to contact you directly or share this data with a third party. So I’m a writer, a professor, a mother – and a wife.

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. Bea delights in being outrageous, dressing in low cut gowns, boasting of her jsmes experience with men and flouting all conventions of polite Society.

Now the Duke of Cambridge, Rothwell wants pursuiy make her his duchess. Jan 27, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: There are, however, others who have ideas in relation to Mr Fairfax- Lacy, and before he knows it, he finds himself engaged to one woman, supposedly having an affair with another married woman, and desperately attracted to Beatrix.

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Helene is surrounded by mothers and children, while her own arms and heart ache. They all pick the same man. Amoral at best and immoral at worst, the characters came across as ladies of ill repute rather than ladies of the beau monde.

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That was too strong. No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan – but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman.


From the description of the last book in this series, “Your Wicked Ways”, it appears as if Helene and Rees figure dominantly. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Stephen was an interesting hero, coolly logical and yet inexplicably drawn to Bea despite her reputation. 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. In my opinion, she might be the most technically skilled historical romance author out there’ Smart Bitches, Trashy Books’Unforgettable, beautifully etched characters; a flawless sense of pacing; and a perfectly executed plot imbued with an abundance of desire and danger are the wils literary hallmarks of the latest splendid addition to Kleypas’ Ravenels series’ Booklist’Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry’ Library Journal, starred review’Readers are introduced jaems the wid characters and their original personalities through a delightful storyline peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality’ Pursiit Book Reviews top pick ‘Reading Kleypas’ long-awaited return to historical is akin to walking into the arms of an old friend’ Heroes and Heartbreakers.


Bea, would you like to see it?

The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader: A Wild Pursuit by Eloisa James

Since Bea is unmarried and her family and Society have rejected her, her behavior seemed foolish in the extreme. The continuing story wilc all of the other characters is still fun though.

Who would have thought you to be so rare a stirrer? That scene was wonderfully done and I legitimately cried reading it, it was so wonderfully sweet and heartwarming.