Friday, March 21, 2014

Three Weeks with Lady X Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Three Weeks with Lady X book tour! I have a review of this lovely book coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a copy of A Duke of Her Own. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Three Weeks With Lady X (Desperate Duchesses, #7)
Release date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Desperate Duchesses #7

Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized fa├žade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.

Exquisite, head-strong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks.

But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them.

Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option.

But there is only one thing that will make India his—the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose...

His fierce and lawless heart.


My Rating: 4.5 Roses

A deep, lovely romance, Three Weeks with Lady X was a fantastic read. I totally loved this book! It was a truly enjoyable, romantic read.

India was a lovely heroine. She was fiercely independent, strong, determined to live her life on her own terms. Occasionally, that would translate to her being a bit of a shrew, which was annoying. But, overall, I really liked her.

Thorn was also wonderful. Because of how he lived his early years, he had a tough facade that made him be kind of an ass at times. And, blind to what was in front of him. But, he was also very sweet and heaven help the person that got in the way of what he wanted. I loved how sweet he was with Rose (his ward) and how adorable he was with India. I really liked him.

The romance was good. India and Thorn were perfect for each other, even though it took them a while to realize that and even longer to act on it. They were both very strong willed and they definitely met their match in each other. The chemistry between them was sizzling and their was plenty of steaminess, when they finally gave in. I thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was perfect.

Three Weeks with Lady X was a fantastic historical romance. I loved the emotional portrayal throughout the book. I felt every emotion that India and Thorn felt, from the sweet, to the heart-wrenching, and I thought it was brilliantly done. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful book. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll definitely want to read.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Excerpt:

“I was fifteen when Adelaide asked me to organize the household of a friend of hers,” she explained. “I accepted payment because my father had left me nothing but a title. Without a dowry, I was unlikely to make a good match, let alone an excellent one.”

“Therefore you earned your own dowry.”

“Yes.”

She beamed at him, and Thorn felt a chill down his back. When India forgot to smile like a lady…He shook it off. “I would say that you now have enough negotiating power to marry whomever you wish.”

She was toying with her glass, her slender fingers playing with the stem as if it were an instrument. The sight made his groin tighten, and he wrenched his attention back to the subject of her ideal spouse. “The most important consideration has nothing to do with title,” he said.

“Personal traits make it possible for a marriage to succeed.”

She cocked her head. “That is very wise of you.”

“I have my moments.” He grinned at her. “I’m well aware that Laetitia wouldn’t suit everyone, but she’s right for me. Have you met your perfect man yet?”

“To be honest, I’m generally too busy to give men much thought.”
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Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a copy of A Duke of Her Own. Ends April 5.
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About the Author:
Eloisa James
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar;" later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is a distinguished professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City. Her "double life" is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she's written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women's magazines such as Good Housekeeping and More to writers' journals such as the Romance Writers' Report.


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