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
It was fun but a bit long when it came to revelations.
It was not really paced well but I could have lived with it all.
If not for...wait.Let me explain.
This author has a way of putting her foot in her mouth.
The whole book was spilling with the remembrance of Will and Megs big love only to fall low and blow up in my face.
I have no idea how the author does it. I had the pe-ka-booo-here,have a (view spoiler)[bastard kid (hide spoiler)] scene in her previo...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
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
Serena and Meg Donovan are identical twins in London for their first season. The girls mother has s...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
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
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
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
Oh, what a tangled web we weave...Yes, Serena does weave a web of deceit but no more than any other...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
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
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
I am very disappointed with the story line.
I don't like it.
Sadly, I skimmed a lot.
It was good I started Book 2.
It didn't work out for me but please reader, don't let my review influence you not to read this book. Maybe you will enjoy it. I love her writing and this one is a least favourite in her Donovan Sister's series.
The Earl of Stratford, Jonathan Dane has a lot to atone for. Six years a...more
Serena was 18 when she fell for Jonathan who was just as young. They loved, and then when the scandal broke he shunned her. She left with a broken heart and who could blame her for that. Now she is back but pretending to be her twin Meg who is dead. She is marrying her sister's fiancé. I can't blame he...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
This story is unlike many historical romance novels where the main conflict revolves around the love interest being a "rogue." There is a real conflict here and it i...more
I saw a review lower down that said they didn't like how sudden Meg's death was, and I have to disagree. Sometimes...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