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GIVE@WAY & REVIEW: Secrets of an Accidental Duchess by Jennifer Haymore @jenniferhaymore @ForeverRomance


Book Description
Series: A Donovan Novel | Publication Date: February 1, 2012

With her pale hair and slim figure, Olivia Donovan looks as fragile as fine china, and has been treated as such by her sisters ever since a childhood bout with malaria. But beneath her delicate facade, Olivia guards a bold, independent spirit and the kind of passionate desires proper young ladies must never confess...

It was a reckless wager, and one Max couldn't resist: seduce the alluring Olivia or forfeit part of his fortune. Yet the wild, soon-to-be Duke never imagined he'd fall in love with this innocent beauty. Nor could he have guessed that a dangerously unpredictable rival would set out to destroy them both. Now, Max must beat a Madman at his own twisted game-or forever lose the only woman to have ever won his heart.


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. Since then, she's earned degrees in computer science and education and held various jobs ranging from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to acting, but she's never stopped writing.

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:
JenniferHaymore.com
Twitter @jenniferhaymore
Facebook.com/jenniferhaymore
DETAILS
  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446573159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446573153
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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT



Olivia is treated like a china doll by her sisters since her encounter with malaria as a youth.  Since there wasn't much of a treatment in those days, she is still a little bit unwell.  Underneath her fragile exterior is a heart that wants to explore life but with a recurrent fever, she can't do much.  She finds herself with unwanted attention from a rival to Max, the soon to be Duke and when is rebuffed, he proclaims her an ice princess.  Max wagers that he can bed her and proceeds to seduce her.  Well, that is what he intended, but instead he falls in love with her.  The romance between the two is just exquisite.  There is a lot of action to keep the plot moving and you seriously won't be able to stop reading this one!

Looking back, it is almost a year to the day that I read Confessions of an Improper Bride which is the start of the Donovan Sister series.  You don't need to pick that one up first to continue with the story since the author does a great job of laying out the characters so it is easy to follow, but you should pick it up since it is such a great read!  I really enjoyed the adventure in this story, even though there are kidnappings, a bit of violence and stuff you can't imagine happening today, but were normal occurrence during this time period.




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 2.18.12 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 2.19.12
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. I'm a HUGE Jennifer Haymore fan. I've participated in all her previous blog tours except for this new book so I'm itching to get my hands on it :)

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  4. I love Jennifer Haymores books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Big fan of Jennifer's books. Would love to win and read this one.
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  6. First I want to say I am in love with your blog's banner. The weiner/dachshund with the book! Too cute! I have three!

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  8. Jennifer is a new to me author, so I am very grateful that you've brought her to my attention, Mary! Thank you! The book sounds delightful, and I'm looking forward to reading it very much!

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  12. Congratulations on the release, Jennifer! The cover on this book is so beautiful, and I can't wait to read it from the description!

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