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Subject: Eloisa James
Date Posted: 3/29/2010 7:09 AM ET
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I just finished Potent Pleasures, my first book by this author, and really enjoyed it, despite some problems.  There's the Big Misunderstanding and a hero who acts like a big jealous jerk for much of the book, but the author wraps it up nicely and makes it work.  I'm thinking of ordering some more by this author.

Are the rest any good?  What are your recommendations?


Date Posted: 3/29/2010 7:22 AM ET
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if u liked it, u should stick with the Pleasures trilogy since her style has changed since then.

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 8:33 AM ET
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I have read all her books and enjoyed them.  But then, I enjoy light, easy, fun reads . . . recently finished the Duchesses series (seven books).  Had some fun stories and one I didn't finish (Poppy's story...just couldn't get into it).  The characters in this series are deeply entwined so they are very quick reads. 

I would describe most of her books as a "pleasant way to spend a rainy afternoon".   

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 11:20 AM ET
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I agree with everything said above.  Great commuting author.  Always humorous.  I don't always like her Heros at first, but her Heroines are never whiners.  And by the end the Heros usually get their act together.  What seton said is true, her style has changed, although I like her later books, too. 

If you like her books, you may also like the Leslie LaFoy series of three starting with Her Scandalous Marriage.  I really like the humor and love stories in these three books and kept thinking about the Essex Sisters series of Eloisa James'.

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Date Posted: 3/29/2010 2:05 PM ET
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I have read the The Pleasures Trilogy, The Essex Sister's Quartet and the six Desperate Duchesses. All I have left is the Duchess Quartet and I will start that sometime next month. I have enjoyed all of EJ's book that I have read and some I have enjoyed more than others. Sometimes a hero will drive me mad or one of heroines with not hit if off with me. If you are looking for a light fun read then EJ is your woman. :-)

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 6:56 PM ET
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I just started the first book in the desperate duchesses - ebook download from library but got sidetracked by some other stuff but thinking I may get back to it to night. I know there are a lot of characters in this one so far andI don't always do well keeping track of muliple characters esp on night shift. I do like light easy reads though and a pleasant way to spend a rainy afternoon sounds right up my alley! that's how I felt about the 3 Julie Garwood books I've read this past week - The Secret, Ransom, and Shadow Music - actually Ransom was more than just a pleasant way to spend a rainy afternoon but the other 2 were perfect!

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 7:52 PM ET
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I read all the Garwoods when they first came out. I can't believe that I used to pay full price for hardbacks on the day when they came out. Then again that was pre-children. :-)