Title: Seven Minutes in Heaven (Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers #3)
All of Eugenia Snowe’s problems start when Edward Reeve, an arrogant bastard son of an earl, bursts into her registry office. He wants a governess and he wants her. She gives him the governess he demands, but she refuses to give herself.
No question that Eugenia enjoys crossing wits with the brilliant inventor, but she will never tarnish her reputation with an affaire, particularly with a man who doesn’t realize she’s a lady!
She holds her ground…until he kidnaps her.
Ward will stop at nothing to convince Eugenia that they’re meant to be together. He promises her heaven.
She gives him seven minutes.
Author: Eloisa James
Series: Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers #3
Published by Avon Source: Publisher
Published: January 31, 2017
Genres: Regency Romance
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I’m fairly certain EJ can rewrite the phone book and I’d be swooning. This story was of Edward (“Ward”) and Eugenia, and these two did not disappoint.
Eugenia was one of the strongest Regency heroines I’ve read in awhile. It is so refreshing to read about a widow who still mourned her husband, who enjoyed him, and who was truly in love with him. I adored seeing the moment when Eugenia decided she was ready to move on; it wasn’t something decided in the throes of passion, but a mature decision made by a woman who had clearly grown since her young adult days.
Ward was a well-drawn hero with some great flaws. His cockiness and devil-may-care attitude about everything relating to him made me believe in his confidence, and it was only underscored when he showed how much he truly did care about how society would receive his half brother and sister. His attachment to them was some of the most heartfelt family love I’ve seen in recent Regencies and I looked forward to when they were all on the page together.
Of course, the pacing and character arcs were flawless, as was the distinct tone of each character. EJ somehow ups her game with each release, and I’m always left with a slightly bigger happy sigh and smile with each of her releases. Brava, Ms. James.