(Mouse-over to see the cover’s stepback) Secrets of an Accidental Duchess. Hachette Book Group February 1, ISBN ISBN Jennifer Haymore is back with book two of her Donovan series-when the Jennifer Haymore – Secrets Of An Accidental Duchess – Little, Brown Book Group. Secrets of An Accidental Duchess (Donovan, book 2) by Jennifer Haymore – book cover, description, publication history.

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The cover is the first thing that caught my eye, the coloring, the gown, all made me immediately think of romance.

Secrets of An Accidental Duchess (Donovan, book 2) by Jennifer Haymore

Si ringraziano NetGalley e Forever per la gentile preview. Jan 01, Kati rated it really liked it Shelves: This reader is chalking it up to finding an ann that doesn’t work for me. But as it stands, it is a worthy successor to the first and arguably better book. The problem was the extensive hzymore gallery I was expected to familiarise myself with immediately. Jan 19, Arianna rated it really liked hayjore Shelves: No introductions were made.

In this beautifully written and meticulously researched biography, drawing on much unpublished material, John Oller captures the extraordinary life of a woman who was a century ahead of her time. Will OD succumb to the fever and cling by a thread but with the help of MB can overcome it to declare their love for one another or will the revelation of a wager placed on OD ‘s virtue tear them apart. Jun 05, Anna rated it really liked it.

I didn’t like this installment quite as much as the first one, but I do plan to keep reading, in hopes that the missing sister Meg will one day come back for her happy ending. Does it matter that he seems to have no redeeming qualities?

When they reached the spring, Max shrugged out of his coat and spread it across the large flat rock. He was just after the chase. Jennifer Haymore is one of my must read authors but with my switch from tangible books to the intangible eBooks I somehow overlooked her released of book 1 in the series.

She really was a strong woman willing to stand by those she loved. Olivia found the gentle touch so wildly erotic that she had to focus on her breathing—it was speeding up so quickly, the world was blurring.


Secrets Of An Accidental Duchess

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It’s not a spoiler to say just how bad he can get before the end of the story. Olivia does not want to be treated like a china doll on a shelf and the minute she meets Max, her wishes for adventure may come true. Signed and dated, the jnenifer is on.

Mass Market Paperbackpages. This made him an interesting character, but not in a good way.

I would love to see our victim in a later novel get her happily ever after. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Log In Members Login. A childhood bout of malaria has left her with frequent fevers and her sisters worry over her constantly. Your blood is that of the man who should have been king I love Max so freaking much! He shows Olivia dduchess there is more to life and she can do anything she wants. I am so happy with the direction his story is headed in and I have to add “I knew it!

The thing that I didn’t like about this story was the bits of predictability. He lifted one shoulder in a shrug, but a smile teased at the corners of his lips.

This was such a fun and refreshing story built on intense hay,ore that should have turned my book into ash, all the while keeping me teetering on the edge as to whether Olivia’s sickness would creep up and destroy their budding relationship. In fact, the villain of this story is so heinous and brutal and some of his actions made me s Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick I just finished Secrets of an Accidental Duchess and I’m just all over the place.

Secrets of an Accidental Duchess by Jennifer Haymore

The stakes are life and death: In a dark corner of a London ballroom. Suffice to say, I will be purchasing the first book, Confessions of an Improper Bride, in the series so I can come full circle with the series. This was a fun book, that dealt with some serious issues. When Walker’s political aspirations lead him to organize the Wildwood Guard in support of the Confederacy – and to offer his plantation as the center of operations – Libbie must gracefully manage a house with officers in residence and soldiers camped on the lawn.

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Now, Max must beat a Madman at his own twisted game-or forever lose the only woman to have ever won his heart. I could have handled the brutality and the abuse described, had it been properly addressed and not been reduced to a mere plot device. Her dark eyes are too wide, her mouth is too full, her cheekbones too sharp. Olivia is kind, gentle and an obedient daughter – but she also has a passion for life and wishes should could be treated like everyone else.

I can’t wait to see how things end up for the rest of the Donovans. Lists with This Book. She’d decided to give up any thoughts of marrying and decided to be satisfied with being the doting spinster aunt to her sisters’ children. In light of that, accepting his help and feeling under a burden of gratitude to him is almost unbearable. Cause you can’t know someone well enough to love them in 2 days.

Secrets of An Accidental Duchess

However, the missing bits of background did hamore make Olivia and Max any less real or interesting, it only effected the understanding of family dynamics and how certain people came to be part of their inner circle. But beneath her delicate facade, Olivia guards a bold, independent spirit and the kind of passionate desires proper young ladies must never confess The only person that can help her is a distant kinsman of the Earls of Maledon, Alastair, Lord Hylton.

Also as detail orientated as the author is, I was surprised how easily Olivia could wolf down her meal despite the injury to her throat. I was pulled in from the beginning,with Max being unable to take his eyes off of Olivia because of the reserved way she kf herself. What ducbess stops this from being a five star read is the length of the story.