Fairy Tales series

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When Beauty Tamed the Beast (#63 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 17, 2011 In When Beauty Tamed the Beast, Eloisa James’ second fairy tale based novel, our hero is Dr. Gregory House, the TV doctor with the crotchety brilliant medical mind. OK, so our hero isn’t actually Gregory House. He’s Piers Yelve ...

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Once Upon a Tower

If you like Lord of Scoundrels or the Julia Quinn Bridgerton novels, you are going to like Once Upon a Tower. But if, like me, you’re not a huge fan of those books, then you won’t like this one either. It starts out strong, cruising towards B+ or even DIK territory before everything unravels, an ...

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The Ugly Duchess

I enjoy Eloisa James’ books because she is so innovative and tends always to surprise me with her dialogue, characters, or plot, even when using well-known fables. Surprisingly The Ugly Duchess didn’t do that at least in the first half of the book, leaving me underwhelmed. However the persuasive ...

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The Duke Is Mine

Eloisa James is not afraid to take chances, and she continues this trend in her fairytale variation of The Princess and the Pea with two unique characters: The hero, who has problems relating emotionally, and the heroine’s fiancé, who suffered an anoxic episode at birth. Spending time with her ...

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A Kiss at Midnight

I’m a sucker for a fairytale especially if it’s Cinderella inspired, and Eloisa James’ new Fairy Tales Series appeals to me for that very reason. The first of this series, A Kiss at Midnight is certainly a lighthearted Cinderella story with a few new twists and turns. Three weeks after her ...