Friday, March 23, 2012

The Duke Is Mine (Fairy Tales #3) by Eloisa James

The Duke Is Mine (Fairy Tales #3)
by Eloisa James

5 out of 5 stars

Destiny will be decided between the sheets in this all-new tale of "The Princess and the Pea."

For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke of Canterwick--hardly a Prince Charming--feels more like a curse than a happily-ever-after. At least his noble status will help her sister, Georgiana, secure an engagement with the brooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce, a perfect match for her in every way . . . every way but one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia.

Quin never puts passion before reason. And reason says that Georgiana is his ideal bride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willed Olivia ignites an unknown longing in him-- a desire they are both powerless to resist. When a scandalous affair begins, they risk losing everything--Olivia's engagement, her sister's friendship, and their own fragile love. Only one thing can save them--and it awaits in the bedroom, where a magnificent mattress holds life-changing answers to the greatest romantic riddle of all.

My Thoughts and Review

Olivia and her sister join as house party for the Duke of scone being given by his mother in the hopes f securing a bride for her son. She has chosen these ladies with care and is testing them to see who would be the best candidate for he son . The promising one is Georgina has has all the common interests with Tarquin on a academic level but its her sister who ignite the flames in him . Tarquin and Olivia start out as friends but, something changes for these two and the feeling just won't go away. There are two problems her Olivia is is expected to marry a man who is gone off to war and Georgina is a selected bride for the Duke. Either party does not want to cause pain to the parties involved and don't want to disappoint the people in there lives let alone hurt them. They have to choose weather to risk there love or not but one thing is for sure Tarquin will marry the one he loves or no one at all !

This was a cute fun and quick read.The personality of Olivia was engrossing and entertaining and quite humorous at times drawing you in and at that same time you feel her constant pain in the choices she needs to make for her concerned future for both her and her Duke. But, no matter what she sicks by her promised even to the very end rising her life to do whats right by her intended and while doing so gets stolen as whisked away to a brothel. Will the love for her Duke save her and will Tarquin find the one he was destined to love...The characters in this book for delightful making it a great read !