The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4)

The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4) - Eloisa James 2.5 stars.

I'm a fan of Eloisa James but this particular book just wasn't for me.

I loved the premise: Friends forced into marriage after a scandal who have a long and bumpy road on the way to a happily ever after. What didn't work for me was how quickly Theo fell in love with James after having been lifelong childhood friends. It was light-switch quick without an ounce of romantic or sexual tension.

I kept reading hoping that some romantic/sexual tension would appear in the second half of the book after their lengthy separation but was disappointed.

The book is well written and the characters perfectly agreeable but it lacked that extra spark and falls into mediocre territory for me.