Secrets of an Accidental Duchess (KINDLE)

S unknowingly caught up in a vicious wager between the wild young and rather reckless soon to be duke Max WakefieldIt s a rather ungentlemanly wager that both he and the odious Lord Fenwicke become involved in And this is only the start of the book Fenwicke is a bad seed that much is certain It s not a spoiler to say just how bad he can get before the nd of the storyThis is why the author creates such a good story Her characters are fully realised and we feel like we know ach one as they take their part in the bookWhat slightly stops this from being a five star read is the length of the story It could have been trimmed by 50 pages or so and been utterly amazing But as it stands it is a worthy successor to the first and arguably better bookAs with most HR s there s love there s confusion there s debts to be paid and waived and somewhere along the line something deeper and meaningful This is why the author is one of the best HR writers out there in my view Both books in the series so far have been solid and ntertaining but also have the capacity to surprise this book certainly does thatAs with the first book the descriptive narrative is Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars excellent Main Bad Guy truly is a horrendous creation by Miss Hay Does it matter that he seems to have no redeeming ualities No We want him to be bad because he brings colour to the story that would otherwise be a will they or won t they get together romance He brings a dangerous angle to the story and it is not for certain that Olivia will live to see her sister from book one again or to survive this actual taleThoroughlynjoyable from start to finish I will now be looking up the next in the series 45 stars This was a great series It swept me away with Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life emotion that jumps out of the pages I couldn t put this one down The characters were all interesting It has interesting twists I didn txpect The romances described in the book are wonderful and Max and Olivia are a perfectly matched pairThanks to the publishers and the teams at Net Galley for making this advance copy available to me for review 45 StarsThe first third to half of this book was utterly amazing with an ngrossing and over the top romantic love story If the middle and last part of the book were like this as well I would have definitely given this one 5 stars and However the middle and later parts of the book were consumed with the villain and some less than believable kidnapping and murder plots Which was really disappointing because the main characters and romance were so fantastic Still since I loved the first part so much I m giving this one 45 stars and whole heartedly recommending it to romance fansMax and Olivia were so very sweet together they had a romance that was free from all the petty suabbles and misunderstandings we see so often It Did Seem Jarring That They Hopped Into Bed So did seem jarring that they hopped into bed so just because Max was so respectful and it seemed out of character for Olivia too However I do see how this was necessary to the overall plot specially the villians motives tcI really love the supporting cast of this book Both Jonathan and Serena Meg were back in a big way Jonathan was truly adorable as the overprotective brother in law another reason why the aforementioned bed hopping didn t work for me And I m thrilled Captain Langley was back as well I absolutely cannot wait for his story next I am so happy with the direction his story is headed in and I Have To Add I to add I itThe romance between these two leads is just the sort of sweet all consuming love that I love to read about The only drawback is that not nough time was focused on the romance and too much attention was on the villainbook sent by publisher in xchange for honest reviewreviewed for. 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 ver won his hear. Olivia Donovan has resigned herself to a life without love and a husband uite depressing when you think about it But after suffering an illness that has weakened her constitution and has relapses She feels her place will be with one of her sisters when they are married and have ch If she did not succumb to my charms Halsley then rest assured there s no way in hell she ll succumb to yours Fenwicke s voice was mild but the cords in his neck bulged above his cravat Max shook his head unable to prevent a sneer from forming on his lips You re wrong Fenwicke Fenwicke s brows rose his yes glinted and a sly xpression came over his face He leaned forward greedily licking his lips Would you care to place a wager on thatTwo men rivals for yearsHe thought she should be honored by his indecent proposal He was just after the chaseOne woman who wasn t looking to get involvedShe was bent on never marrying nor trifling with men She had come to the conclusion marriage just wasn t in the cards and she d long ago given up on that dreamOne small wager That would lead to nothing but TROUBLE Will men never learn Have your Black Heart, Red Ruby eyesver connected with those of another individual s across a crowded room and You Became Instantly Aware became instantly aware them Like some magnetic force caught you in it s grip And You Just Couldn you just couldn look away That is how it happened with Olivia and Max No introductions were made No words were xchanged but ach was instantly made aware of the other and would not soon forget Olivia had been afflicted with Malaria many years ago While nobody could contract the disease from her it had driven many potential suitors away She d decided to give up any thoughts of marrying and decided to be satisfied with being the doting spinster aunt to her sisters children She is smart sweet strong willed and the type to tell it like it is in a gentle fashion She may have a life threatening illness but she doesn t let it keep her down and attempts to live her life as normally as she canMax had a reputation for being a unrepentant rake and had decided never to marry His father had a temper that Max had seen first hand He himself occasionally felt a fury building up inside himself and feared it would one day be unleashed He decided felt a fury building up inside himself and feared it would one day be unleashed He decided ago he would never subject another individual to it New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood especially a wife Fenwicke was a married man who thought himself above the rules of society Being a Maruis with the possibility of one day becoming a Duke he did as he pleased This time however he was about to take that attitude a bit too farWhen Max and Olivia Max finally met he soon forgot all the wager he d made with Fenwicke as he did with so many of their other wagers The problem was Fenwicke wasn t the type to forget or for that matter forgive Max would soon regretver having made that wagerThis was a slightly dark story with a sinister villain The characters were Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey easy tompathize with and like that is with the xception of one character namely Fenwicke There were many tense moments and a lot of drama The relationship between Max and Olivia was fun to watch as it grew and shifted into something neither xpected Plus the strong relationship among the sisters was nice to see I must confess I ve grown pretty fond of Captain Langley so I m glad that it looks like he ll finally have his happily ЯED ever after in the next bookWhere did the book get it s name I believe from this slightly spoiler filled passage She was going to be a duchess But that was simply an accidental sideffect of what she was truly going to become of what she truly wanted to be Max s wife I gave this one 4 out 5 roses On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale this one gets a STEAM rating Too hot for a fan but you still have a handle. With her pale hair and slim figure Olivia Donovan looks as fragile as fine china and has been treated as such by her sisters ver since a childhood bout with malaria But beneath her delicate facade Olivia guards a bold independent spirit

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The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs expect I most likely would have passed the opportunity to read her work This isn t going to be a positive reviewThe title is misleading There really weren t that many secrets this accidental duchess had and the ones there were were revealed uite uickly and without in a timely fashion His secrets tooThere This the second book int he Donovan Sisters series I still think the title is a bit misleading however the story was nice and Injoyed it very much The Hh were very likeable people Moreno especially the Hso understanding and patient The story did have its moments of predictability however thenemy made for the twists and turns in the storyI love stories where there is a gradual relationship to Love and it did have its share of intimate moments This second book was a change from books 1 and 3 for me It didn t hurt that Kate Reading did the narrationlove her narrations4 Stars Cheat Before you read this book know that SerenaMeg is Serena a surviving twin who has to live as Meg because she was caught with her husband having sex in the first book banned from London The only ones who know are her sisters Johnathan her husband Lord Langley her previous fiance the real Meg s formally betrothed It never says why she can t be called Serena so if you read this one firs it will frustrate the hell out of you It is NOT a spoiler because that s what the whole first book is about You find out in the first chapter of that bookI love Monsieur Pain evil people in the 1800 s or before They are purelyvil and there is nothing you can do because there isn t anything illegal about it so you just have to figure out a way to secretly kill them off It must have been nice LOLOlivia is a dainty sickly young wo omg the HERO WAS SO FREAKING SWEET I WANTED TO CRY UGH WHAT A SWEET ROMANCE HONESTLY Reminded me of Gaelen Foley s writing or Vivienne Leigh I thought the rating for this was going to be so much higher I was so into it I loved the affair between Max and Olivia I loved how she was different from her family and had a secret illness that kept her apart I loved Max and his devotion to Olivia They had a love at first sight romance that actually worked for me and developed deeper with timeBut And this is a big butthe A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author ending was horrible Not that there wasn t an HEA but the final climax was so crazy and unrealistic and unfinished I feel like this one had too much plot going and probably should have been streamlined a bit The villain got too much page time He was so awful and then it all just kind ofnded and the fallout from the final scenes were just glossed overI hate when big things happen and you know there will be fallout and it isn t What If explained Everyone is just seen down the road happy without anyxplanations of how they got there It s a shame really because The Exhaustion Breakthrough even with the dramaarlier in the book and the improbable amount of private time Max and Olivia got together I was into it Hay s sex scenes are good her leads were likable and the romance was charged and sweet But then things got crazy with the villain and the romance got buried in plot and I finished the story bummed that I wouldn t have any answers Such a bummer since this had so many ingredients I like The follow up to Confessions of an Improper Bride Jennifer Hay once again unites us with the Donovan sisters from book one Olivia Nd 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. Secrets of an Accidental Duchess