Thursday, February 2, 2012

Book Review: Secrets of an Accidental Duchess by Jennifer Haymore

Secrets of an Accidental Duchess
By Jennifer Haymore
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Summary: 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.

Review: I was so excited when I found out I was a part of this blog tour, but that was nothing compared to how I felt when I was actually reading this book! Everything about it was wonderful and I couldn't put it down! I had to know what was going to happen next and missed out on some very needed hours of sleep just so I could finish it! 

Olivia is probably one of the best heroines ever! She is so weak because of her Malaria, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants. And she's so innocent that she has no idea what to do when it comes to Max, the soon to be Duke of Wakefield. Even though Olivia is quite a character, Max can't help but fall for her as soon as he sees her. He has this primal instinct to protect Olivia, especially from the evil Fenwicke. 

The immensely sweet love story isn't the only thing I loved about this book. There's so much action and adventure in the last 100 pages that made the end even better than the beginning. There are secrets, kidnappings, and near death experiences that will keep you on your toes. And during all of this Max and Olivia can never stop thinking of each other. 

This was SUCH a good historical romance novel and I can't believe it went by so fast! I'm definitely picking up more books by Jennifer Haymore and I recommend all of you do the same as soon as you can!


  1. Thanks for the review! I always love finding good historical authors who I have not read before.


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