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  • Posted February 2, 2012

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    What happens when you most unbelievable dreams come true?

    Olivia Donovan grew up in a house full of sisters being viewed as the weak link. Having contracted malaria as a small child Olivia knows that every day she is susceptible to a recurrence of the fevers. 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.

    Max never thinks of Olivia as frail or less than perfect, he sees her beauty and yearns to place a gentle hand on Olivia’s beautiful face. Max is more than interested in Olivia and the ridiculous bet he made to win her affection have nothing to do with his intention. Being competitive has made Max strong but the mere sight of Olivia astounds him and there is no amount of compensation for that reward.

    When Olivia chooses adventure over sedentary the game she and Max begin to play is dangerous with severe consequences. Olivia throws care to the wind and goes after the one thing she has always wanted and feared she would never have intimacy. Her life is too set in one direction, shifting the sand is going to be fun.

    With all the joy in the forefront, neither Max nor Olivia could see the darkness right behind them. The entire Donovan family is taking on a mad, cruel man bent on ruining Olivia just because it will hurt Max. When both of them are shocked with the severity of this man’s vendetta Max and Olivia wonder who will come to the rescue of these two lost souls.

    Jennifer Haymore writes intriguing, detail orientated stories wrapped around the most glorious depths that is the romance of love. The scenarios and details that Ms. Haymore creates make every reader feel as if they too are being held captive by the magic that is the blush of true love.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Great read

    I was quickly sucked into the story and characters. It didn't disappoint.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    What a terrific book.....Olivia's sisters are the best..if maybe

    What a terrific book.....Olivia's sisters are the best..if maybe a little to focused on her health, but that just makes this story work!! Olivia is feisty, stubborn, and independent and with her fragile exterior definitely a woman not to underestimate as Max soon discovers! Max is handsome, wealthy and though marriage is not something he is contemplating... when he sees Olivia all bets are off or on if you consider his bet with Fenwicke! But Fenwicke...ouch what a horrible man, marquis whatever! This is thoroughly enjoyable book and now to purchase Serena and Meg's stories!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Okay book.

    Okay book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Ok but other books better

    Olivia should have made Max suffer a little bit. It was inadvertent but callous, thoughless action on Max's part that lead to Olivia's kidnapping, as well as her sister's. I like to see the characters learn from their mistakes. Max learned that he could get away with his behavior and Olivia would forgive all.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

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    good book for a light reading

    good book for a light reading

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

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    A Must Read

    Historical England



    Olivia Donovan looks fragile and delicate but one thing her family has never understood in their concern to protect her after a bout of childhood malaria is that she is much stronger than she looks. Content with the life she has laid out for herself Olivia never expected to suddenly want more in her life like she does when she meets Max. Now she has to figure out what she really wants in her life and whether what she always had planned is what is right for her.

    Max, a soon to be Duke, agreed to a wager that was extremely reckless but when he accepted the wager he really didn’t know that the true stakes would be. Agreeing to seduce Olivia who he found to be very tempting seemed easy enough when he agreed or else he can give up part of his fortune. What he never expected was that once he really got to know Olivia just what he truly risked in the wager he agreed to. Now that he has fallen for her he isn’t interested in the wager but he never expects to have his rival become so dangerous. Now Max is going to have to find a way to protect the woman he loves from a man that is as unpredictable as he is dangerous.

    Soon Olivia and Max are caught in a snare that if they aren’t careful will cost them more than they ever imagined not the least of which is the love they have manage to find with each other. A love neither of them ever expected but will do anything they have to so that they can keep the love they have found. They will both have to find a way to outwit a very dangerous man if they want to make it out with their hearts intact.




    This is a wonderful additional story in a series that continues to get better and better. The characters have all the human flaws that make them easy to identify with and will have the reader turning the pages just to see how this one will turn out. The story has action with a wonderful love story that will have the reader hating to see it come to an end but will have them eagerly awaiting the next story in this series. This is the second book in this series and while it can be read as a stand alone the story will be greatly enriched if the reader reads the first story before this one. This is one author that will be come an auto buy for many readers as her stories are so well written.

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  • Posted January 23, 2012

    ANOTHR TALE IN THE DONOVAN SISTERS SAGA!!MUST READ!!

    SECRETS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS(A DONOVAN NOVEL) by Jennifer Haymore is an exciting historical romance set in Regency England. It is the Bk 2 of “A Donovan Novel”,but can be read as a stand alone. See “Confessions of an Improper Bride Donovan Sisters, Book 1″. The Donovan Sisters are independent,feisty,full of courage,passion and scandal. “Secrets of An Accidental Duchess” is about Olivia Donovan and Maxwell Buchanan,the Marquis of Hasley. Ms. Haymore has again written a riveting story line with lush sensuality,sexy hero,feisty heroine,hidden identity,reunion plots,and characters that will capture your heart. “Secrets of an Accidental Duchess” is a story with complex emotions,love,romance,a bit of mystery,steamy passion,and second chances. A must for any historical,Regency England,romance or anyone who loves a great love story.Received for my honest review from the author. Details can be found at the author’s website,Forever,an imprint of Grand Central Publishing and My Book Addiction Reviews.



    RATING: 4.5

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