In this continuation of her DESPERATE DUCHESS series, it s Christmas and both the duchess and the duke are desperate. Lady Perdita Selby and the Duke of Fletcher met in Paris and fell in love at first sight. Unfortunately, both young and inexperienced, neither Poppy nor Fletch was really prepared for what comes after the wedding. Five Christmases later, Poppy and Fletch return home to England, both equally frustrated and still violently in love -- only they d rather not let the other know. With the help of Poppy s old friend, the scandalous duchess Jemma, her chess partner Villiers, and a game of naked dominoes, the two lovers must learn to accept their feelings before their fears and insecurities tear them apart.
A NEW YORK TIMES bestseller many times over, Eloisa James lives in New York City, where she is a Shakespeare professor (with an M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.