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Never Miss a Chance (Kellington Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Maureen Driscoll
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Book Description

A duke’s daughter isn’t supposed to court scandal in Regency England. She isn’t supposed to involve herself in controversial causes. And she most especially isn’t supposed to expect love in a ton marriage. But Lady Elizabeth isn’t just any duke’s daughter. She’s a Kellington. And her expectations are somewhat higher than most people’s.

Marcus Redmond, the Marquess of Riverton, has been in love with his best friend’s sister for years. When Lizzie’s reputation is damaged, he offers her marriage, hoping she will come to care for him eventually. But can the upright, staid Riverton make a love match with the impulsive, passionate Lizzie – especially when there are those who are determined to come between them?

NEVER MISS A CHANCE is a sizzling romance with a touch of humor. It contains adult situations and sexually explicit language. It’s the second book in the Kellington series about the Duke of Lynwood and his four siblings. The series started with NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID.

Editorial Reviews


"I've now come to expect Ms. Driscoll to put forth a three-dimensional and fast-paced story (and let's not forget HOT) that will keep me entertained from the first to the last chapter."  - Mel,

"A witty and happy romance." - Keira,

"An outstanding story with outstanding characters." - Barb,

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  • File Size: 399 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JVSU2U
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A good start ends in a bad sequel...... December 8, 2012
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I really enjoyed the first book in the Kellington series. However, the second book was pretty horrible. From a very forgettable cast of characters to a lackluster romance I wasn't feeling the book. Top it off with a overabundance of the word "cock" and you will be struggling to stay interested in this poorly told sordid tale. To top it off the author has the characters do things that are not humanly possible such as the two main characters standing, kissing, but Riverton is somehow able to touch Lizza's ankle and calf while doing it. Um, not unless he has inspector gadget arms. Really poorly written. The author's bedroom scenes make me question if the author has any experience in a bedroom. I will not be reading further into the series. I had to force myself to finish this book and only to be an honest and fair reviewer. Reader be warned!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Driscoll knows how to write. October 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Rated 4 out of 5 White Roses.

Lady Elizabeth Kellington has no idea what kind of trouble she just got herself into. She wrote Toward the Enlightenment of England: A Treatise for the Reformation of Property Rights, the Rights of Women in Marriage and Universal Suffrage and not only had it published but also had her named down as the author. She assumed that she would be fine. As a woman in her enviable position, the only daughter of the late Duke of Lynwood and sister to the current one, she figured there would be no harm in dipping a toe in politics and lambasting society for its failure to do right by women. Sure, the ton will be scandalized, but they'll get over it after a short period of time... yes, they will get over it. Right?

Marcus Redmond, Marquess of Riverton, also the Duke of Lynwood's best friend has always known that Lizzie was off-limits to him even though it hasn't stopped him from loving her in silence and admiring her from afar. But when the furor over her treatise spread like wild fire amongst the ton, her family came to the conclusion that a marriage for her would be best to repair any damage to her reputation. Marcus did his best in trying to treat Lizzie like a sister as well as assist her in finding a decent enough gentleman who was worthy to be called her husband. But try as he might, Lizzie is most definitely not his sister and the only gentleman he can see being with woman like Lizzie is... well... him. Now if he can just get her to agree then everything would just be great.


If I were to judge this book in comparison to the first one, then I would say that Never Miss A Chance didn't have the same resonance as Never A Mistress, No Longer A Maid.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful story! September 4, 2011
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Maureen did it again! I loved Never Miss a Chance as much as I did Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Book 1). I already loved the Kellington siblings from the first book and this one just cemented that love. All the characters are so well written, the dialogue is superb. One of the most important things for me in a story is witty, believable dialogue and the Kellington's interactions can't get any better. The story has good conflicts. Even the villains are likable! Sizzling love scenes from the main characters and others (which was a good surprise). And all through the book we get a little of what is coming for the next books.

All in all a wonderful book! And I can't wait for the next one! The Kellingtons are one of the best characters I've read in the last few years.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The sensuality of this one is OFF the charts! September 6, 2011
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If you haven't read the first book "Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid", it's okay, this one stands on its own, BUT I think you should for the simple reason that you'll understand the family dynamic so much better. The author has created such an interesting and fun family that it truly feels like I could hang out with them, even the Duke, whose story I'm looking forward to.

Now, let me tell you why I liked this book even more then the first: The sensuality of this one is OFF the charts! That's the first thing I noticed upon finishing it and I was so happy about it.

Lady Elizabeth Kellington is the one and only sister in this family and her brothers adore her, as long as she stays out of politics! This bluestocking could never do that, and this is where our heroine encounters a world of trouble, not just with her family in particular, but with society in general. After a copy of her `Toward the Enlightenment of England: A Treatise for the Reformation of Property Rights, the Right of Women in Marriage and Universal Suffrage' (wow, that was a mouthful) is published under her REAL name, Lizzie is surprised to find herself on the outs with most of the society and even with the group that she founded. She is stunned by their reaction and what's worse, all the gentlemen that might have been her suitors, now are shunning her, and the ones that would not suit (rakes, gamblers and reprobates) are knocking on her door, thinking her a fair game.

Marcus Redmond, Marquess of Riverton is Duke of Lynwood's best friend and a man who has loved Lizzie a long time. Not that he would ever admit to it. Loving and fantasizing about ones best friend's sister is not what one does, but there it is. He just can't help think her a Goddess, albeit one with some radical ideas.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing and intelligent Historical Romance
This was a very good book. The story-line was intelligent and the heroin was someone with a brain and not afraid to forward a cause she believed in that benefited the lives of... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Lisa Germano
4.0 out of 5 stars a surprising family!
The romance is fun and surprising and the characters are well developed with humor and courage to face interesting plot twists.
Published 1 month ago by H. Riley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Loved this one just as much as the first one. I do hope there's another one to follow. Could not put it down. Characters were wonderful. I want more soon please.
Published 1 month ago by Doonedog
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Plain Fun!
For as voraciously as I read, I've never submitted an Amazon review. But, I just completed the Kellington series and had to come back to do so. These books are just plain fun. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lindsay H.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great second book in series
Really enjoyed this story. The Kellington family is colorful, witty and intriguing. Can't wait to see what happens in the next story!
Published 2 months ago by Kathryn A. Bowman
5.0 out of 5 stars love this series!!!!
This is the 2nd in the series and Ms Driscoll has done a fantastic job with the story line and the characters in both the 1st and 2nd. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Suzanne Thomas
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Loved it but the endingwas too quick as if making way for the next one.
Published 3 months ago by jrcarter
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a CHANCE that I'm Glad they had!!!
This book had me from the start! It's definitely old English mixed in with a little forethought to today's society! All I can say is, Lizzie is remarkable! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Obsessed with romance
4.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing reading
This is a series of around six books dealing with the Kellington family. Each book features a different member of the family. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Marcella Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Miss a Chance by Maureen Driscoll
Great read!! Was enthralled throughout the book. Am on to book three to see what happens next!!! Glad there is another!!!
Published 3 months ago by Pati1967
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First things first: a huge thank you to Jennifer Omner at for the book covers and designs. An equally huge thank you to JBC Images at for the author photo.

Maureen Driscoll is an Emmy-nominated writer-producer in Los Angeles whose credits include "The Dish" on the Style Network, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and Nickelodeon's "BrainSurge." She was also a recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce. The script didn't make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. Her novel DATING GEORGE CLOONEY is a political satire inspired by her time there.

ALWAYS TRUE TO HER is the second book in the Emerson series of Regency romances. The first was ALWAYS COME HOME. They follow the Kellington series: NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID; NEVER MISS A CHANCE; NEVER WAGER AGAINST LOVE; NEVER RUN FROM LOVE; NEVER DENY YOUR HEART and NEVER TURN AWAY.

Maureen is currently working on Win's story, ALWAYS HAVE HOPE, the next book in the Emerson series.

She loves hearing from her readers on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author, Twitter, Goodreads and

She is very, very appreciative of her readers and thanks people for taking the Kellingtons and Emersons to heart.

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