Seven Minutes in Heaven (Desperate Duchesses By the Numbers)
By Eloisa James
Eugenia Snowe is used to dealing with arrogant aristocracy; after all, she does own the preeminent agency for the provision of governesses to the ton. Eugenia has dealt with all kinds of families and their needs, but nothing has prepared her for Edward Reeve. Reeve needs a governess for his two young siblings, and he needs that governess yesterday. Eugenia is certain she can help, but Reeve may need to compromise to get what he truly wants.
Reeve wants the woman who has charmed his recalcitrant siblings into almost acceptable behavior, the woman who accepts the children’s unconventional past with aplomb and kindness, the woman who has captured every thought Reese possesses – Eugenia. While Eugenia is equally drawn to Reeve, she herself has some particular baggage that encumbers her moving forward. Reeve’s singular focus is narrow enough to become his undoing, and until he realizes what a fool he has been, the future looks pretty bleak…and lonely.
Seven Minutes in Heaven is classic Eloisa James: intelligent, articulate and flat-out sexy. Eugenia is perceptive and smart, a woman who quotes Shakespeare and dispenses comforting hugs in turn. Reeve is more impetuous, sexy and strong yet sensitive to the needs and feelings of his young siblings. Eugenia and Reeve fall in romantic love, yet the love between the children and the adults, as well as the love shown to Reeve and Eugenia by their families is equally compelling. Seven Minutes in Heaven is ideal escapism from a distracting world, a perfectly delicious confection to savor or devour as desired. Bon appetit!
Joyce Greenfield, ReaderToReader.com
Seven Minutes in Heaven
(Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers)
By: Eloisa James