Eloisa James Books In Order

Desperate Duchesses Books In Publication Order

  1. Desperate Duchesses (2007)
  2. An Affair Before Christmas (2007)
  3. Duchess By Night (2007)
  4. When the Duke Returns (2008)
  5. This Duchess of Mine (2009)
  6. A Duke of Her Own (2009)
  7. Three Weeks With Lady X (2014)
  8. Four Nights With the Duke (2015)
  9. Seven Minutes in Heaven (2017)

Duchess Quartet Books In Publication Order

  1. Duchess in Love (2002)
  2. Fool for Love (2003)
  3. A Wild Pursuit (2004)
  4. Your Wicked Ways (2004)
  5. A Fool Again (2011)

Essex Sisters Books In Publication Order

  1. Much Ado About You (2004)
  2. Kiss Me, Annabel (2005)
  3. The Taming of the Duke (2006)
  4. Pleasure for Pleasure (2006)

Essex Sisters Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Official Essex Sisters Companion Guide (2016)

Fairy Tales Books In Publication Order

  1. A Kiss at Midnight (2010)
  2. When Beauty Tamed the Beast (2011)
  3. The Duke Is Mine (2011)
  4. The Ugly Duchess (2012)
  5. Once Upon a Tower (2013)

Happily Ever After… Books In Publication Order

  1. Storming the Castle (2010)
  2. Winning the Wallflower (2011)
  3. Seduced by a Pirate (2012)
  4. With this Kiss (2013)

Lady Most Books In Publication Order

  1. The Lady Most Likely… (With: Julia Quinn,Connie Brockway) (2010)
  2. The Lady Most Willing… (With: Julia Quinn,Connie Brockway) (2012)

Pleasures Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Potent Pleasures (1999)
  2. Midnight Pleasures (2000)
  3. Enchanting Pleasures (2002)

Wildes Of Lindow Castle Books In Publication Order

  1. Wilde in Love (2017)
  2. Too Wilde to Wed (2018)
  3. Born to Be Wilde (2018)
  4. Say No to the Duke (2019)
  5. Say Yes to the Duke (2020)
  6. My Last Duchess (2020)
  7. Wilde Child (2021)

Would-Be Wallflowers Books In Publication Order

  1. How to Be a Wallflower (2022)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. My American Duchess (2015)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. To Wed a Rake (2005)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Talk of the Ton (2005)
  2. As You Wish (2013)
  3. Midsummer Delights (2018)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Paris in Love (2012)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The One That Got Away (2004)
  2. Mistletoe Christmas (2021)

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Eloisa James Books Overview

Desperate Duchesses

Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication…
of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title…
of games played for high stakes, including on occasion a lady’s virtue.

A marquess’s sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage until he lays eyes on Roberta.

Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny.

Can Damon entice her into a high stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?

An Affair Before Christmas

Magic under the mistletoe…

One spectacular Christmas, Lady Perdita Selby, known to her friends and family as Poppy, met the man she thought she would love forever. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was the perfect match for the innocent, breathtakingly beautiful young Englishwoman, and theirs was the most romantic wedding she had ever seen. Four years later, Poppy and the duke have become the toast of the ton…
but behind closed doors the spark of their love affair has burned out.

Unwilling to lose the woman he still lusts after, the duke is determined to win back his beguiling bride’s delectable affections…
and surpass the heady days of first love with a truly sinful seduction.

Duchess By Night

A Mischievous Charade…

Harriet, Duchess of Berrow, is tired of her title and the responsibilities that come along with it. Enough with proper tea parties and elegant balls; what Harriet really wants is to attend an outrageous soiree where she can unleash her wildest whims and desires. But to attend such an event especially if the event in question is Lord Justinian Strange’s rollicking fete, filled with noble rogues and rotters, risqu ladies and illicit lovers would be certain scandal. That’s why she must disguise herself…

Looking forward to a night of uninhibited pleasure, Lord Strange is shocked to discover that beneath the clothes of a no good rake is the most beautiful woman in the room. Why is a woman like her risking her reputation at his notorious affair? And can he possibly entice her to stay…

When the Duke Returns

The Duchess of Cosway yearns for a man she has never met…
her husband.

Married by proxy as a child, Lady Isidore has spent years fending off lecherous men in every European court while waiting to meet her husband. She’s determined to accept him, no matter how unattractive the duke turns out to be. When she finally lures Simeon Jermyn back to London, his dark handsomeness puts Isidore’s worst fears to rest until disaster strikes.

The duke demands an annulment.

Forsaking his adventuresome past, Simeon has returned to London ready to embrace the life of a proper duke, only to find that his supposed wife is too ravishing, too headstrong, and too sensual to be the docile duchess he has in mind. But Isidore will not give up her claim to the title or him without a fight.

She will do whatever it takes to capture Simeon’s heart, even if it means sacrificing her virtue. After all, a consummated marriage cannot be annulled.

Yet in forcing Simeon into a delicious surrender, will Isidore risk not only her dignity but her heart?

This Duchess of Mine

No man can resist Jemma’s sensuous allure…
Except her own husband! Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another if one is to believe the rumors. Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors. But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home. Jemma laughs at Elijah’s cool eyes and icy heart but to her secret shock, she doesn’t share his feelings. In fact, she wants the impossible: her husband’s heart at her feet. But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love…
with his own wife?

A Duke of Her Own

A duke must choose wisely…
Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague’s daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She’s engaged to another man, and doesn’t give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad and Villiers is inclined to agree. Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he’s in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field…
But in the bedroom. And the heart.

Duchess in Love

A Duke in Retreat Gina was forced into marriage with the Duke of Girton at an age when she’d have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. A Lady In the Middle Now, she is one of the most well known ladies in London…
living on the edge of scandal desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to any one. A Duchess in Love Finally, Camden, the Duke of Girton, has returned home, to discover that his na ve bride has blossomed into the toast of the ton. Which leaves Cam in the most uncomfortable position of discovering that he has the bad manners to be falling in love with his own wife!

Fool for Love

The Woman Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes…
The Letter A very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don’t marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of…
The Man Simon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all…
until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?

A Wild Pursuit

It is whispered behind the fans of London’s dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wherever she goes.

Three years before, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now, the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what and who she wishes.

And she wants Stephen Fairfax Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn’t be more different from the earl’s ideal future bride. Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in the earl he has tried to deny far too long. Still, he’s not about to play love’s game by Lady Beatrix’s rules. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change.

Your Wicked Ways

Helene, the Countess Godwin, knows there is nothing more unbearably tedious than a virtuous woman. After all, she’s been one for ten long years while her scoundrel of a husband lives with strumpets and causes scandal after scandal. So she decides it’s time for a change she styles her hair in the newest, daring mode, puts on a shockingly transparent gown, and goes to a ball like Cinderella, hoping to find a prince charming to sweep her off her feet and into his bed.

But instead of a prince, she finds only her own volatile, infuriatingly handsome…
husband, Rees, the Earl Godwin. They’d eloped to Gretna Green in a fiery passion, but passion can sometimes burn too hot to last.

But now, Rees makes her a brazen offer, and Helene decides to become his wife again…
but not in name only. No, this time she decides to be very, very wicked indeed.

Much Ado About You

When you’re the oldest daughter, you don’t get to have any fun! Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen and practical Josie. After all, right now they’re under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse mad young lord, and her own fianc just plain runs away. Which leaves Tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid one of London’s most infamous rakes. Lucius Felton is a rogue whose own mother considers him irredeemable! He’s delicious, Annabel points out. And he’s rich, Josie notes. But although Tess finally consents to marry him, it may be for the worst reason of all. Absurd as she knows it to be, she may have fallen utterly in love…

Kiss Me, Annabel

The rules of marriage…
according to Miss Annabel Essex

A husband must be:


Make that very rich. She’s had enough of leaky roofs and thread worn clothing.


London is the center of the civilized world, and Annabel has a passion for silk and hot water.


Good looking would be nice, but not necessary. Same for intelligent.

Isn’t she lucky? She’s found just the man! And her chosen spouse is nothing like the impoverished Scottish Earl of Ardmore, who has nothing but his gorgeous eyes, his brain and his kisses to recommend him.

So what cruel twist of fate put her in a carriage on her way to Scotland with just that impoverished earl and all the world thinking they’re man and wife? Sleeping in the same bed? Not to mention the game of words started by the earl in which the prize is a kiss. And the forfeit…

Well. They are almost married, after all!

The Taming of the Duke

Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she’s in the delicious position of being able to take a lover. A discreet male who knows just when to leave in the morning.

But Lady Maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook. He believes she is still in need of a ‘watchdog.’ She laughs at the idea that someone so insufferably lazy and devoted to drink can demand that she behave with propriety.

It’s Rafe’s long lost brother, a man who looks precisely like the duke but with none of his degenerate edge, who interests Imogen. To Imogen, he’s the shadow duke…
the man who really should hold the title. But when Imogen agrees to accompany Gabe to a masquerade…
whose masked eyes watch her with that intense look of desire? Who exactly is she dancing with? The duke or the shadow duke? Rafe…
or Gabe?

Pleasure for Pleasure

Fueled by the knowledge that notoriety is better than failure, witty, unconventional Josie does what no proper young lady should she challenges fate. She discards her corset and flirts outrageously. She attends the horse races and allows an arrogant rakehell to whisk her behind the stables for a surreptitious kiss…
and is caught!

She doesn’t want to marry the young hellion but who’s to help? Her chaperone keeps disappearing for mysterious appointments; her guardian is on his wedding trip; and his friend the Earl of Mayne is too busy staring into the eyes of his exquisite French fianc e.

Can a marriage forced by stuffy convention and unwilling desire become the match of the season?

A Kiss at Midnight

Miss Kate Daltry doesn’t believe in fairy tales…
or happily ever after. Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince…
and decides he’s anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions. Gabriel likes his fianc e, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn’t love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride to be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him. Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after. Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble…
Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune…
Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty…
Naturally, she’s betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman. Linnet is not just any woman. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love in just two weeks. Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in return. If she decides to be very wicked indeed…
what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?

The Duke Is Mine

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.

The Lady Most Likely… (With: Julia Quinn,Connie Brockway)

Three of the brightest stars of historical romance invite you to a party at the country home of the Honorable Marquess of Finchley

Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them- and a few other gentlemen-to her country house for what is sure to be the event of the season.

Hugh will have time to woo whichever lady he most desires…
Unless someone else snatches her first.

The invitation list includes:

  • The horse-mad but irresistibly handsome Earl of Briarly
  • The always outspoken Miss Katherine Peyton
  • The dashing war hero Captain Neill Oakes
  • The impossibly beautiful and painfully shy Miss Gwendolyn Passmore
  • The terribly eligible new Earl of Charters
  • The widowed Lady Georgina Sorrell who has no plans to marry, ever

And your hostess, Lady Carolyn Finchley, an irrepressible matchmaker who plans to find the lady most likely…
to capture her brother’s untamed heart.

Potent Pleasures

Eloisa James breathes new life into one of the most popular fiction genres with her highly original debut novel Potent Pleasures, a charming, vividly peopled Regency romance. With an uncanny wit and an eye for the whimsical, she unravels a complex and often hilarious chain of events inadvertently set in motion by a young woman’s first taste of forbidden pleasure. About to make her debut in London society, Charlotte Calverstill, beneath the lavish gowns and manners of a well brought up young lady, yearns for a taste of freedom. Pushing propriety aside, one evening she sneaks out with a friend to attend a masked ball, and there meets a devastatingly handsome stranger who relieves her not against her wishes of her virtue, then vanishes. Years later, when they meet again, the rogue does not remember Charlotte. But she certainly remembers him; she has since learned not only his identity, but also a titillating piece of gossip about him that is sure to set society abuzz. The intricate web that a now wiser Charlotte weaves to exact her due ensures justice for some and great merriment for all. Taking the Regency historical to fresh new places, with artful smoothness and irrepressible humor, Eloisa James delivers a winsome tale of first love and life’s unexpected surprises.

Midnight Pleasures

In the night, all rules are forgotten…
. Eloisa James, the acclaimed author of Potent Pleasures, returns to Regency England with an unforgettable new hero*ine a genteel but naughty innocent who gets more than she bargains for when she finally says yes to love. To her legions of adoring suitors, it comes as quite a shock when Lady Sophie York rejects an offer of marriage from the dashing, rakish Patrick Foakes in favor of amiable but dull Braddon Chatwin. He may be an earl, but it is Patrick’s stolen kisses that sear her lips. When Patrick, in disguise, scales a ladder to retrieve his friend’s fianc e, he never expects the elopement to be his own. Neither does Sophie, Braddon, or the rest of the tattling ton. One hasty wedding later, the passionate innocent and the sophisticated rogue play out their own intricate dance as Sophie masters what it takes to keep a man where he belongs. And Patrick learns the ultimate lesson in love.

Enchanting Pleasures

People magazine named Eloisa James’ novel Midnight Pleasures Page Turner of the Week and raved Romance writing does not get much better than this. Now the acclaimed author returns with another sumptuous tale of passion and misadventure in Regency England…
. Gabrielle Jerningham cherishes the portrait of her betrothed, the perfect Peter Dewland…
until she meets his commanding older brother Quill. But it is Peter to whom she has been promised. And how can she possibly transform her voluptuous, outspoken self into the poised gentlewoman Peter requires? When Gabby’s shocking d colletage plunges to her waist at her first ball, Peter is humiliated. But Quill comes to the rescue, to the peril of his heart. An accident years before has left Quill plagued by headaches the kind that grows more excruciating with strenuous exercise. Needless to say, this hardly bodes well for siring progeny. But the very sight of Gabby leaves Quill breathless. One forbidden kiss and Quill vows to have her, headaches and Peter be damned! But it will take a clever man and a cleverer woman to turn the tables on propriety and find their way to true love…

Talk of the Ton

Nothing sets tongues wagging like a scandalous dalliance.

In the salons of the ton, no tidbit is more delicious than a rumor of amour the more outrageous the better. Rakes and rogues, ladies of high station and low morals are choice fodder for the gossips of society. Now, four of today’s most popular Regency authors titillate the ton with tales of how untoward talk can fan the flames of passion.

The One That Got Away

In passionate love stories from four of romance’s most prominent authors, meet women who’ve spent years thinking they’ve missed their shot at Mr Right only to discover that fate is handing them one more chance. to win back the love of the one who got away!

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