Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan Sisters #1)
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,...more
Serena and Meg Donovan are identical twins in London for their first season. The girls mother has s...more
Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance
Serena Donovan lands in London with her 19 year-old sister, Phoebe, in tow. Her mission, should she succeed: Convince the Town she is her twin sister “Meg”, marry the fine and upstanding Captain William Langley, and find a good match for her sister. HA - Easier said than done! Especially when Jonathan Dane enters the picture. (Which he does quite frequently and so eloquently; appearing just at the right moment between Serena/Meg and William.) She despises...more
Let me give you an example: in The Avengers movie, there's this feud between Iron Man and Captain America. Cap thinks that Iron Man's not a real hero, that he's selfish and just in this for the fame and glitz. Iron Man thinks that Cap is a conformist who just does whatever he's told. At the e...more
Serena was a young, romantic woman when Jonathan first hurt her. Now she has the opportunity to give her family the happiness that they deserve. The only problem is that she has to pretend to be her t...more
The conflict was thinly stretched by the end of the book - it is more suited to a 200-page book and the slow pace reflects this - but perhaps I would have born...more
Been there, done that. (As far as yearned for a man who had been a j...more
About the Audiobook Reader
Miss Caden had a pleasant enough voice, but she gave too much drama in some places and bland tones in others.
She was one of those audiobook readers that made me wonder if she actually read the story before trying to get in front of the recording mic to read it out loud.
Although it w...more
Serena Donovan is a women scorned. At a very young age she loved Jonathan Dane and thought he loved her too. Until the day she was caught in a compromising situation with him and he turned his back on her. Her and her family were forced to leave London because of her ruined reputation with the T...more
08/11 - Grand Central Publishing - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
You say I can trust you, but can I believe you?
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...more
Jennifer Haymore begins another exciting series with her book Confessions of an Improper Bride. This first book in the Donovan series introduces the five Donovan sisters with an emphasis on the twins Serena and Meg and Phoebe. The prologue hints of a scandal surrounding Serena that causes the twins to leave England and return to their home in Antigua. On the return voyage home, Meg is lost in the sea due to an unfortunate accident and subsequently, Serena’s l...more
Historical Romance - July 26th, 2011
4 ½ stars
Six years ago, Serena Donovan lost both her reputation and her beloved twin sister, Meg. With their family near financial ruin, Serena is pressured to return to London as Meg. For Meg has a rich fiancée.
Meg was the universally adored twin who was quiet and much loved. By posing as Meg and marrying Meg’s intended fiancé, she can chaperon her sister Phoebe as Phoebe looks for a husband, a wealthy one...more
Six years ago Serena Donovan fled London in humiliation after being caught in about as compromising a situation as is possible. Shortly after the "incident", the man whom she thought was "the one" gave her the cut direct in public stating he did not know her. Tragedy struck on the way home when her identical twin sister was knocked overboard in a freak accident and presumed dead. Her mother, thinking to ma...more
Sent back home to Antigua in disgrace, Serena had yet to go through another heartbreak when a freak accident claims the life of her beloved twin sister Meg.
Meg was not only Serena's sister but also her best friend and support.
Years later, and with her family's future in danger, Serena agrees to assume Meg's identity and return to London...more
The tangled web had me engrossed. Majority of the story is through Serena's eyes and a bit from Jonathan's. Her character and emotions are well developed. Jonathan's grief and shame...more
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,...more
Oh, what a tangled web we weave...Yes, Serena does weave a web of deceit but no more than any other...more
Six years ago, Serena Donovan was in love with Jonathan Dane, 2nd son of the Earl of Stratford. When they were caught, Jonathan cut her, and ruined and heartbroken, she left with her twin sister Meg to return to Antigua. However, on the ship that carried them home, Meg was swept away to sea. Unbeknown to her, their mother proclaimed that it was Serena who had died.
Six years later, Serena masqueraded...more
When we meet Serena Donovan, she is on her way to London to pose as her deceased...more
This is what happened to Serena, who has been betrayed by her beloved and have to lost her twin sister (Meg) when they boarded the ship to sail from London back to Atiguai. Meg fell into sea and never found again.
6 years later, Serena has to return to London with a new identity (as Meg) to fulfill Captain Langley’s proposal of marriage (Langley i...more
My favorite thing about Jennifer Haymore is that she really knows how to write about overwhelming, all-consuming love. Her characters are always over the moon for each other, which is exactly what I want in a historical romance. At the same time, her writing is never sappy and the love story always feel real.
The plot was new and different for me. I liked the tangled web created by Serena masquerading as her sister. The almost love triangle or even love square was intriguing.But it was s...more
Six years later she finds out her mother has been writing to Lord Langley as Meg & he asks to marry her. Her mother says yes & forces Serena to live as Meg. Serena runs into Johnathan & he guesses something is amis...more
Years later Serena is forced by her mother to travel to London assuming her sister's identity and is engaged to be married.
To Serena's surprise the man who ruined her reputation is a good friend of her fiancee. She thought she had stopped loving Jonathan Dane but one look at him and the memories come back.