The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés.
But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.
The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear:
All is fair in love and war.
Rating: 5 stars
My American Duchess by Eloisa James is an intriguing read from page one. A woman from America goes to England to find herself a husband. This particular woman has a certain reputation with men…and here she is engaged to one man yet falling for another one. A man who makes her felt the heat in her core and a blush from head to toe. Merry is just the woman for the Duke of Trent. She made him laugh and feel a tug to his heart, unlike anything he has felt before in his life. He’s not going to let her go. But’s she’s intended for another man. Who will win her heart and who will she marry is something readers will need to find out for themselves.
My American Duchess is a hot, sexy, and exciting. Merry is the type of character that is easy to love and laugh along with as the story unfolds. Then there’s the tough higher up Englishman who will fight his way to make Merry his. Readers will instantly fall in love with these two protagonists. Life isn’t simple nor easy as pie, but following Eloisa James’s characters is one, readers won’t be able to let go. I loved reading this historical romance. This was the first novel I have read by Eloisa James. After reading this story, I definitely look forward to reading more by this talented writer in the future. My American Duchess is one romantic novel that will sweep readers off their feet. Overall, I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.