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Not That Duke - by Eloisa James - image 1 of 1
Not That Duke - by Eloisa James - image 1 of 1
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Book Synopsis

The Duke of Huntington has no interest in an eccentric redhead who frowns at him over her spectacles...until he realizes that she is the only possible duchess for him. A new enemies-to-lovers romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James.

Bespeckled and freckled, Lady Stella Corsham at least has a dowry that has attracted a crowd of fortune-hunting suitors--which definitely doesn't include the sinfully handsome Silvester Parnell, Duke of Huntington, who laughingly calls her "Specs" as he chases after elegant rivals.

And then--

The worst happens. Marriage.

To the duke. To a man marrying her for all the wrong reasons.

How can Silvester possibly convince Stella that he's fallen in love with the quirky woman he married?

Review Quotes

"The third smartly sexy and sharply witty addition to James' Would Be Wallflowers series offers everything fans could hope for and expect from this romance genre luminary." -- Booklist

"Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love. Her style is exquisite, her prose pure magic. Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James." -- Julia Quinn

"Bestseller James's fun third Would-Be Wallflowers historical romance (after The Reluctant Countess) sets itself apart in the depth of its interpersonal complexities. Lovers of historical romance will delight in these well-rounded, flawed characters learning to live their best lives." -- Publishers Weekly

"This enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance uses humor to show how a match that looks perfect on paper may be no match at all when it comes to chemistry... a compelling and delightful read. Enjoy this light and humorous historical romance." -- Library Journal

"The romance galaxy is filled with luminous stars, but few twinkle as brightly as James, who, with the launch of her Regency-set Would-Be Wallflowers series, once again dazzles readers with superbly conceived characters, a sublimely sensual love story, and sparkling wit." -- Booklist (starred review) on How to Be a Wallflower

"James's newest series won't disappoint, with her signature abundance of banter, humorous situations, and strong-willed characters determined to have their way, creating sizzling sexual tension." -- Library Journal on How to Be a Wallflower

"Delivers the humor, charm, and historical richness that James' readers adore." -- Kirkus Reviews on How to Be a Wallflower

"A charming story with a slow-burn romance that will brighten your day." -- Harlequin Junkie on How to Be a Wallflower

Dimensions (Overall): 9.25 Inches (H) x 6.37 Inches (W) x 1.04 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.02 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Series Title: Would-Be Wallflowers
Sub-Genre: Romance
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Number of Pages: 352
Publisher: Avon Books
Theme: Regency, Historical
Format: Hardcover
Author: Eloisa James
Language: English
Street Date: July 25, 2023
TCIN: 87920962
UPC: 9780063139664
Item Number (DPCI): 247-29-3857
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.04 inches length x 6.37 inches width x 9.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.02 pounds
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations

Great second half of the book

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Perriknows - 4 months ago
The cover model is gorgeous...yet the heroine of the book has self esteem issues regarding her glasses and freckles. I would have liked to see the cover model with glasses and freckles! Having said that, I felt like I was re-reading the second book in this series as I began this book. Kind of a rehash of all the things that happened previously. If you hadn't read this series from the beginning, going over so much might have been beneficial. For the reader who HAS read the series, it just dragged and I kept thinking, is this really a new book? Sylvester was a bit of a prig and I can't believe Stella was pining for him. He treated her badly, until he didn't. When Stella was 'forced' to marry him, we finally get to see some love and affection! Typical male... I did finally enjoy the book and the ending. I hope Blanche comes around and becomes more of a real friend to Stella and Lydia can take her husband and disappear as far as I'm concerned. She was so awful!
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4 Stars!

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Carey - 7 months ago
4 Stars! This is the 3rd book in the ‘Would-Be Wallflowers’ series & can be read as a standalone. I really liked the female main character, Lady Stella. She was a spitfire that didn’t take poo from nobody & reminded me of me, freckles, glasses, shortness, clumsiness, chubbiness & all! The main male character, Silvester, the Duke of Huntington, I was on the fence about. Sometimes I liked him, sometimes I didn’t. I don’t think he had to grovel enough and didn’t really convince me of his love for Lady Stella. He was kind of a huge ‘Richard’ & did whatever he had to to win. The woman he was in love with for most of the book was Lady Yasmine, her story is told in the second book of the series and I wish more of her story was mentioned in this book since I didn’t get to read book 2. All in all, this was an entertaining book with an HEA ending, eccentric duchesses, and a few steamy ‘sexy times’ scenes. Worth checking out if you like historical regency romance. *I received this at no charge & I voluntarily left this review.*
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