Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan, Bk 1)
Confessions of an Improper Bride - Donovan, Bk 1 Author:Jennifer Haymore TWICE TEMPTED — 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 day... more »s living a lie.
Jonathan Dane, Earl of Stratford, has become an incorrigible rake, drinking, gambling-and trying to forget Serena Donovan. Yet the moment he's introduced to the prim and proper "Meg", he recognizes the sensual young woman who captured his heart. Haunted by his past mistakes, he refuses to lose Serena again. But convincing her to trust him is no easy task. Claiming his lost love means exposing the truth and destroying the life Serena has sacrificed everything to rebuild.With the future of all the Donovans at stake, and their undying passion capable of triggering yet another scandal, how much will Jonathan and Serena risk for a chance at true love?« less
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I typically stay away from books with a twin theme, but I liked this one. I enjoyed reading of Jonathon's redemption. I liked reading about Serena/Meg. It was nicely paced/plotted with good secondary characters.
I was intrigued by the plot but was sorely disappointed with the compromises the characters had to live with. An average read, and it certainly doesn't make me want to follow up with the rest of the series. 3 stars.
I did not care for this one as much as the second Donovan book(Secrets of an Accidental Duchess). The plot premise of one twin masquerading as the other just didn't feel plausible, although I know it's been done before. In this case the deception was carried too far, and it kind of spoiled my sympathy for the heroine.