For the Duke of Cosway, it was a marriage of convenience. For his bride, it was anything but...
Isidore has waited for many long, frustrating years for her mysterious husband to return from exploring the world. They were married by proxy when she was just a child, but now she's fully grown and yearns for nothing more than for her duke to return.
Until he does come back. And he is not what she expected. At all.
Cosway refuses to conform to any of society's norms: he won't powder his hair, has little regard for cravats, and seems frighteningly keen on running around the countryside in nothing but short trousers. But - more shocking than any other revelation - he reveals that he is a virgin.
While Cosway begins to discover that there may be more adventures in marriage than in all of the rest of the world, Isadore will learn whether her duke was truly worth waiting for...
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Enjoyed, but not Eloisa at her Best
I enjoyed this witty sojourn back to the late 18th century, but I don't think it's James at her best. I enjoyed her later published works like the Pleasure series much more for their narrative.
Still, if you love Ms James, and particularly enjoy period-relevant snapping dialogue, this ones for you.