Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Princess and the Pea Retelling: The Duke Is Mine by Eloisa James

Eloisa James has released a few fairy tale inspired category romances the last few years and today is the release date for her latest: The Duke Is Mine. It might not sound like it from the title, but this one is inspired by The Princess and the Pea which gets a big hurrah from me since this one so rarely inspires any novel.

Book description from the publisher:

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.

James's previous fairy tale inspired titles include A Kiss at Midnight (Cinderella) and When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Beauty and the Beast).

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