Waiting on Wednesday is a a weekly blog hop hosted by Breaking the Spine where we all mention one upcoming book release we are waiting for.
This week my choice is one of the many December 27th releases, The Duke Is Mine by Eloisa James. This is going to be loosely based on the fairy tale The Princess and the Pea, as you can probably guess by the cover. This is the third in her Happily Ever Afters series but each can be read as a stand alone. I have read the previous two books in this series, A Kiss at Midnight and When Beauty Tamed the Beast, and really enjoyed them for their light, fun quality so I am really looking forward to a new one. Plus, I love a retelling of a fairy tale and I always look forward to those :)
He is a duke in search of a perfect bride. She is a lady—but a long way from perfect.
Tarquin, the powerful Duke of Sconce, knows perfectly well that the decorous and fashionably slender Georgiana Lytton will make him a proper duchess. So why can’t he stop thinking about her twin sister, the curvy, headstrong, and altogether unconventional Olivia? Not only is Olivia betrothed to another man, but their improper, albeit intoxicating, flirtation makes her unsuitability all the more clear.
Determined to make a perfect match, he methodically cuts Olivia from his thoughts, allowing logic and duty to triumph over passion…Until, in his darkest hour, Tarquin begins to question whether perfection has anything to do with love.
To win Olivia's hand he would have to give up all the beliefs he holds most dear, and surrender heart, body and soul…
Unless it’s already too late
This sexy, witty version of The Princess and the Pea turns the classic fairy tale into an enticing, funny, and moving romance