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GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Confessions of an Improper Bride by Jennifer Haymore


Description

TWICE TEMPTED

Serena Donovan left London six years ago, her heart broken and her reputation ruined by devilishly handsome Jonathan Dane. Now, with her family's future in peril, she reluctantly agrees to return to England and assume her late twin's identity. The price? Marry a man she doesn't love and spend the rest of her days living a lie.

Jonathan Dane, Earl of Stratford, has become an incorrigible rake, drinking, gambling-and trying to forget Serena Donovan. Yet the moment he's introduced to the prim and proper "Meg", he recognizes the sensual young woman who captured his heart. Haunted by his past mistakes, he refuses to lose Serena again. But convincing her to trust him is no easy task. Claiming his lost love means exposing the truth and destroying the life Serena has sacrificed everything to rebuild. With the future of all the Donovans at stake, and their undying passion capable of triggering yet another scandal, how much will Jonathan and Serena risk for a chance at true love?

About the Author

As a child, Jennifer Haymore traveled the South Pacific with her family on their homebuilt sailboat. The months spent on the sometimes-quiet, sometimes-raging seas sparked her love of adventure and grand romance. She's held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to acting, but she's never stopped writing.

You can learn more at her website: www.jenniferhaymore.com.

Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; Original edition (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446573140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446573146
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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Jonathan Dane has left Serena Donovan's reputation is tatters and returns to England as "Meg" a prim and proper young lady scheduled to marry in order to save her family and their name.  Even though she is now "Meg", Jonathan is immediately drawn to her, just like the first time.   Sparks fly between the handsome rake and Serena again.  Serena must keep up appearances and deny her heart a second time.

Oh, what a tangled web we weave...Yes, Serena does weave a web of deceit but no more than any other lady of today.  She struggles with guilt and lust and who can blame her.  She doesn't want to marry someone she doesn't love but feels she has no choice.  Through some wonderfully laid scenes, the plot weaves around like a dance between the two lovers and you can't help but hope that Serena and Jonathan end up together.  Jonathan is a bad boy and he needs the love of someone like Serena to set him on the right path, but in order to win Serena, he will have to expose all of her lies. 

I had so much fun reading this story.  There were lots of wonderful twists and turns to the ending.  The dialogue was believable and the descriptions were just right and not over the top.  This is the first story in the series and now I can't wait for the next one.  The next one is Olivia's story to be released early 2012. I normally don't comment on covers, but I LOVED this one.  I really thought it captured the feeling of the book. 



SPECIAL NOTE:  You will get an extra entry for following JONATHAN DANE on Twitter.  Get one more by asking him a question on twitter!  Just include @maryinhb in your message to him. 

WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK? 

Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a US or Canadian mailing address (sorry, no PO Boxes)
Contest ends on 8.17.11 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 8.18.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by FOREVER ROMANCE and THREE copies are available.

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  1. Thanks for the give away & your opinion on the book.. it looks great

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm now following both Jonathan and Jennifer via Twitter (I was already following you). However, I just tried to tweet Jonathan and Twitter says that I can't tweet someone who is not following me! (Same for you... I guess I'm following you but you're not following me...) Aack! So... I'm unable to ask Jonathan a question and copy you...

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  5. @lindalou -- Oh! I bet no one realized that you can't tweet back and forth if you are not followers. I will send a note to the publicist and get and answer if I can! I certainly didn't think of those twitter issues!

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  8. This one sounds good. I haven't read this author yet and would love to win this copy.

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  13. @Jenn -- this tour is through Hachette / Forever Romance.

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