Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James
(Desperate Duchesses)

88%

21 Critic Reviews

Emotionally rewarding and elegantly written, with textured characters and a captivating plot, this is James at her best.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

New York Times bestseller Eloisa James's fabulous new novel!

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 façade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.
Exquisite, headstrong, 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.
 

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Published March 25, 2014 by Avon. 403 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Three Weeks With Lady X
All: 21 | Positive: 20 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Excellent
on Feb 06 2014

Emotionally rewarding and elegantly written, with textured characters and a captivating plot, this is James at her best.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Feb 03 2014

As Thorn and India hesitantly reveal their secrets to each other, they wonder whether they can accept the risks of love. James’s wonderful cast and effortless plotting make this a delicious romance to be savored again and again.

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Dear Author

Below average
Reviewed by Jennie on Jun 09 2014

The last third of the book involved a lot of running around and teeth gnashing over who loves/doesn’t love who and who is too good/not good enough for who. It was just a bit tiresome, though I have to say that my heartstrings were tugged a tad at the end almost in spite of myself...

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Caz Owens on Mar 28 2014

The plot is fairly simple, but what makes it such a terrific story is the depth to the characterization of the two principals, neither of whom turns out to be quite what they seem. The book is warm, funny and very sexy, with a great cast of secondary characters...

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Pamela Kramer on Mar 18 2014

In addition to her impeccable writing style, James throws in a few special touches...Eloisa James is a romance writer whose books are practically guaranteed to be good reading.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Kathe Robin on Apr 22 2014

...a bit of Cinderella, and delightful children whose points-of-view are integrated into the story, and readers will be hooked from beginning to end.

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Caz Owens on Apr 08 2014

Three Weeks with Lady X is certainly the best of Ms James’ more recent books, and, I think, one of her best ever. It captured my attention immediately and if I hadn’t had to get up early for work the next day, I’d have finished it in one sitting.

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CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

Excellent
Reviewed by Marilyn on Apr 02 2014

THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X was simply another brilliant book in James’ Desperate Duchess Series. I’ve read several of books in this series and am always thrilled with each one, which it seems get better than the next.

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The Good, The Bad and The Unread

Good
on Apr 18 2014

...if you’ve never tried any of Ms. James’ books, this is a good one to start with. I love unusual heroes and independent heroines. Check it out, Faithful Reader!

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Novelicious

Above average
Reviewed by Debs Carr on Jul 03 2014

It sounds pretty cheesy and brothel-ish, but I actually really enjoyed the book. I thought the writing was good...For me, the ending was a little drawn out, but overall I thought it was a fantastic, fun read and certainly one of the best historical romances I have read so far.

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Smart B***s Trashy Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Elyse on May 27 2014

All you really need to know about Three Weeks with Lady X is that it’s 1. an epic Regency sass-fest 2. a melting of the ice-queen story, and 3. possibly James’ best book yet...It was worth reading till two a.m., worth being exhausted the next day, worth all the feels it made me have, and it’s going straight to the top of my favorites list.

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The Book Vixen

Good
Reviewed by J9 on Mar 25 2014

This charming novel has stellar characters and a strong friendship-romance I adored. I mostly forgive the one issue with India because the rest of the novel was so enjoyable.

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Love Romances and More

Above average
on Dec 02 2013

The venues are vividly created and I particularly liked the Dower House. Ms. James created a wonderfully inviting space for not only Rose but for Thorne and India to explore their growing attraction to each other.

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Seduced By a Book

Good
Reviewed by Lisarenee on Mar 23 2014

What I loved about these two is that both thought they knew exactly the kind of individual they wanted to marry, but were both wrong.

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MyBookAddictionReviews

Excellent
Reviewed by aprilp82 on Mar 25 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the fierce competition between Thorn and his best friend, Vander, for India’s attention towards the end of the novel. The way Thorn wrestles with being a gentleman (or not) shows his raw, masculine side and is just so yummy!

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The Librarian Next Door

Excellent
Reviewed by Meredith on Jul 15 2014

Ultimately, Three Weeks is about making peace with who you are – the good, the bad, and the ugly...Having now read many an Eloisa James novel, I can say without hesitation that Three Weeks with Lady X is my favorite so far...this is one book romance fans cannot miss.

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The Book Barbies

Excellent
Reviewed by Sharon on Apr 03 2014

I couldn't put it down! It was entertaining, charming, and completely addicting. Color my expectations met: James has written another winner!

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Unwrapping Romance

Above average
Reviewed by Amy Valentini on Mar 24 2014

As usual, Ms. James gets a little out of control with her point of view stability but the story is so exquisite, I can ignore that and keep floating on the wings of golden sparrows as they soar their way through an amazing love story.

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A Chick Who Reads

Excellent
Reviewed by MISTRESS OF THE DARK on Apr 03 2014

I love the secondary characters too. When you read an Eloisa James book, you feel like the characters are old friends and family, even if you've never read one of her books.

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Kay's Blog

Good
on Apr 03 2014

We get to watch them as they grow from antagonists to friends to lovers, and finally to that happily ever after couple we are all cheering on.

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Brazen Reads

Good
Reviewed by Melissa on Mar 25 2014

They are my favorite Eloisa couple, both with very smart, distinctive voices. They make me smile. She could write them into all her books and I’d be a happy, happy reader...

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