In Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James, Lady Roberta St. Giles has been locked away in the country with her eccentric father, unable to meet anyone with which to make a suitable match. After glimpsing the man of her dreams, she escapes to a distant cousin in London, the Duchess of Beaumont, to ask for assistance in coming out to society. Together they plot to match her with the Duke of Villiers, whom Roberta is convinced would be the perfect husband, regardless of the fact that he is a confirmed rake. The only problem is Damon Reeve, the Duchess’s handsome brother, who is doing everything in his power to thwart their plans.
Desperate Duchesses is a witty romance, full of spice, that will leave you hoping for more bad weather so that you can finish the rest of the series.