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Product Details

  • Series: Donovan (Book 1)
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition (January 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452606099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452606095
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 6.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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"Haymore sparkles!" ---Liz Carlyle, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

Jennifer Haymore is the author of a number of romance novels, including A Season of Seduction, A Touch of Scandal, A Hint of Wicked, and the Donovan series. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in education from UCLA. Before she became a full-time writer, she held various jobs, from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to playing bit roles in soap operas. Jennifer lives in Southern California.

Award-winning stage actress Abby Craden works in all aspects of voice-over and can be heard in numerous commercials, animation, video games, and audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has awarded her an Earphones Award as well as named her One of 2012's Best Voices.

More About the Author

Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in Education from UCLA. Before she became a full-time writer she held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to playing bit roles in soap operas.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

You can learn more at:

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Customer Reviews

Serena plans to marry Will, the man Meg was in love with.
Christie
This story is one that will pull on the reader's heartstrings and have them turning the pages just to see if Serena and Jonathan are going to have their happy ending.
Larena Hubble
Serena and Jonathan's romance is heart-breaking, but also one of courage--that true love will overcome the tangled web of lies and deceit.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By cindy on August 15, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was soooooo disappointing to me with a story line so far fetched that I eventually skimmer through the last few chapters.

I absolutely loathed this hero.
He correctly labels himself a 'coward' after dismissing and distroying the reputation of his 'love' and then spends the next six years further debasing himself bedding anything in a skirt. This so called 'hero' didn't discriminate either....bedding everything from virgins, barmaids, hookers and married women...(maybe even trousers)...after all he couldn't keep it in his pants...yet he carried no STD's and never fathered a child. Riiiighttttt!!!! ..and we are expected to find something redeeming in his character. What exactly was there to 'love' about his character? What was there to admire about him? He had no honor or integrity and suffered a severe case of immaturity and selfishness right up to the end of the book.

Honestly.....I am so tired of authors telling the same sad story of the 'hero' drinking, gambling and whoring his way through women....and the fact that the heroine never even questions whether he might carry disease is just way to over the top! I ask you....what woman wants to be with a man that has bedded a dozen women never mind hundreds...(as the authors would have you believe.)

This book is headed for the garbage bin....what a terrible waste of time and money!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jen TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 27, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
What a surprising gem this book turned out to be. It wrapped me up from the very beginning and I didn't want to put it down until it was over.

At just 18, Serena Donovan fell in love during her first season in London. But Jonathan was above her station. When the two of them were caught in the midst of a tryst, she was ruined in the eyes of society. And Jonathan turned his back on her. She was forced to set sail for her home in Anguila, with her twin sister Meg at her side. During a storm at sea, Meg went overboard and was never found.

Six years later, Serena discovers that her mother informed London society that it was she, not her sister, who died in that tragic accident. What's more, her mother has been corresponding with Will, the man Meg had been in love with. Will has believed he has been writing to Meg all this time and has now asked her to return to London to wed. Serena's mother insists that Serena go in Meg's place. If she marries Will, she can restore honor to the family and help finance a future for her younger sisters.

When Serena arrives in London, she comes face to face with Jonathan again. He's the only one who seems to recognize her for who she really is. Of course, this takes time to come out in the open. In the interim, Serena does her best to stay away from the man who broke her heart so completely all those years ago. But it's a losing battle.

There was so much raw emotion in this book. Serena's anguish over her past is palpable. She is such a sympathetic character, because you can see how trusting and in love she once was. Her shattered self esteem is crushed even more as she is forced to sublimate herself to take on her "good" sister's persona. But she does it for her family...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MNix on June 24, 2012
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Serena Donovan's first trip to London was six years ago. One season among London's ton had her falling in love and promptly getting her heart broken. She was forced to leave London under a cloud of disgrace. Unfortunately, her life was about to get more dire as Serena was forced to watch her beloved twin Meg fall overboard on their way home to Antigua.

Now Serena is back in London posing as her twin sister Meg. Serena's mother is hoping to restore the family name by marrying her off to a titled man as Meg. The only problem with this scenario is the one man that left Serena heartbroken seems to know the secret that she's keeping.

Jonathan Dane has one regret; he let the woman he loved be disgraced and that led to her death. Jonathan let his family tell him what to do all those years ago and the woman he loved died because of it. Jonathan has vowed to bring disgrace to his family name as vengeance against his loss. However, when Meg Donovan comes back to London to marry his friend, Jonathan cannot escape the feeling that Meg is truly his Serena. And if that's true Jonathan will do whatever possible to win the heart of the woman he loves and make her his forever.

Confessions of an Improper Bride is a beautiful and enticing romance. Serena is quite the complex character. She led with her heart once and was destroyed. Now she is determined to do the right thing for her family regardless of her feelings. Her struggle with her feelings regarding taking on the identity of her deceased twin Meg is a powerful plot. I can't get enough of Jonathan. Of course, I was deeply upset with him for the decision he made the first time around with Serena but he does his best to correct past wrongs here. The depth of his feelings for Serena is what makes this story so compelling.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary J. Gramlich VINE VOICE on August 3, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Serena Donovan lost her reputation and her twin sister Meg the last time she encountered London and Jonathan Dane. Jonathan said he loved her but when pushed to acknowledge their relationship after being caught chose to cut her instead. Now Serena posing as her late sister must come back to face the devil himself and make right what went completely wrong last time.

Her mother created a scenario where Serena had died not Meg and pushed Serena to be Meg and go through with a marriage to a titled man. Though Serena is appalled to think she will now be in London pretending to be her sister, assuming the role of a future bride she will do so to preserve her family's good name and ensure her younger sisters have a chance to snare husbands. Serena will make this work or she will die trying.

However, when faced with Jonathan Serena has a hard time keeping up the façade, especially when Jonathan tells her he knows she is Serena not Meg. He admits he was the cruelest of men for what he did to her before but now he is the Sixth Earl of Stratford and he can right the wrongs, bring Serena back into his life, and give her a title as his wife. But can he make up for the lies he has told, clean up the life he has let go to waste, and take Serena away from his best friend the man she is to marry? What a tangled web Jonathan has web all by himself and now he is stuck in it and has no idea how to get out of it.

London is the same headache it was before for Serena but this time she is also trying to keep her sister Phoebe out of trouble, stay away from Jonathan, and pretend to be in love with Will and success is not very achievable. The draw to Jonathan is outweighing her duty to Will and her sister is one hot mess of hormones that no adult knows how to handle.
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