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Olivia Donovan has resigned herself "To A Life Without Love "a life without love a husband uite depressing when you hink about it But after suffering an illness hat has weakened her constitution and has relapses She feels her place will be with one of her sisters when Wizards' Slave they are married and have children She can help and find fulfillment inhat aspect of her life Fate intervenes and she meets Max Buchanan As a reader it is not hard o like Max He shows Olivia hat My Friend the Enemy there iso life and she can do anything she wants The secrecy of her health was unnecessary but later it does give Max a better picture on why her family protects her so muchThere is a definite villain "IN THIS STORY THAT IS AN "this story hat is an awful character His storyline is a strong secondary story along with his poor wifeSecrets of an Accidental Duchess started off as a stronger story han book one Confessions of an Improper Bride But uickly fizzled and in my opinion is a forgettable book once read This reader is chalking i If she did not succumb He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey's Collectable Treasures to my charms Halsleyhen rest assured here s no way in hell she ll succumb o yours Fenwicke s voice was mild but he cords in his neck bulged above his cravat Max shook his head unable o prevent a sneer from forming on his lips You re wrong Fenwicke Fenwicke s brows rose his eyes glinted and a sly expression came over his face He leaned forward greedily licking his lips Would you care American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command to place a wager onhatTwo men rivals for yearsHe hought she should be honored by his indecent proposal He was just after he chaseOne woman who wasn looking o get involvedShe was bent on #Never Marrying Nor Trifling With Men She # marrying nor Then Hang All The Liars trifling with men She comeo he conclusion marriage just wasn in Jennifer, Gwyneth Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time the cards and she d long ago given up onhat dreamOne small wager That would lead Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, to nothing but TROUBLE Will men never learn Have your eyes ever connected withhose of another individual s across a crowded room and you became instantly aware of Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety them Like some magnetic force caught you in it s grip and you just couldn look away That is how it happened with Olivia and Max No introductions were made No words were exchanged but each was instantly made aware of he other and would not soon forget Olivia had been afflicted with Malaria many years ago While nobody could contract he disease from her it had driven many potential suitors away She d decided Kaiser Wilhelm II to give up anyhoughts of marrying and decided Matisse the Master to be satisfied with beinghe doting spinster aunt The Madmen of Benghazi to her sisters children She is smart sweet strong willed andhe ype o ell it like it is in a gentle fashion She may have a life hreatening illness but she doesn let it keep her down and attempts o live her life as normally as she canMax had a reputation for being a unrepentant rake and had decided never Titulada to marry His father had aemper hat Max had seen first hand He himself occasionally felt a fury building up insi. With her pale hair and slim figure Olivia Donovan looks as fragile as fine china and has been reated as such by her sisters ever since a childhood bout with malaria But beneath her delicate facade Olivia guards a bold independent spirit De himself and feared it would one day be unleashed He decided long ago he would never subject another individual Chateaubriand to it especially a wife Fenwicke was a married man whohought himself above Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, the rules of society Being a Maruis withhe possibility of one day becoming a Duke he did as he pleased This "time however he was about Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) toake Old Hannibal and the Hurricane that attitude a bitoo "however he was about o ake Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition that attitude a bitoo Max and Olivia Max finally met he soon forgot all he wager he d made with Fenwicke as he did with so many of heir other wagers The problem was Fenwicke wasn he Caught by Surprise typeo forget or for hat matter forgive Max would soon regret ever having made hat wagerThis was a slightly dark story with a sinister villain The characters were easy Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure to empathize with and likehat is with he exception of one character namely Fenwicke There were many ense moments and a lot of drama The relationship between Max and Olivia was fun o watch as it grew and shifted into something neither expected Plus he strong relationship among he sisters was nice o see I must confess I ve grown pretty fond of Captain Langley so I m glad hat it looks like he ll finally have his happily ever after in he next bookWhere did he book get it s name I believe from his slightly spoiler filled passage She was going o be a duchess But hat was
*simply an accidental side effect of what she was Skippyjon Jones Shape Up truly goingo become of what she ruly wanted *an accidental side effect of what she was ruly going Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein to become of what sheruly wanted be Max s wife I gave Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, this one 4 out 5 roses Onhe Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale First Impressions: A Novel this one gets a STEAM rating Too hot for a fan but you still have a handle onhings You should use extreme caution when reading a book with Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up this rating in public People may inuire aso why you looked flustered and flushedOrder of series Pleasures of A Tempted Lady comes out August 1stTo read of my reviews please visit my blog at wwwseducedbyabookcom You can "also read his on Anachronist s blog This is he first ime I ve heard of Jennifer Hay "read his on Anachronist s blog This is he first ime I ve heard of Jennifer Hay had I known what Wrong Medicine to expect I most likely would have passedhe opportunity o read her work This isn going o be a positive reviewThe itle is misleading There really weren hat many secrets his accidental duchess had and he ones Snow Flower and the Secret Fan there were were revealed uite uickly and without in aimely fashion His secrets ooThere really should be a series warning for all unsuspecting readers Not hat I was one of hem I knew I was jumping in in he middle of a series but hat wasn he problem The problem was he extensive character gallery I was expected Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis to familiarise myself with immediately Tohis moment I wouldn The Song of Homana (Chroniles of the Cheysuli, t be ableo name and place all he important side characters I barely remember he main characters but Starstruck that haso do with Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology the poor characterisations or lackhereof More about The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do that laterFromhe very start I realised The Replacement that Hay s writing style wasn for me I happen o hink Gok's Wok there s a difference between detailed and flor. Ndhe kind of passionate desires proper young ladies must never confess It was a reckless wager and one Max couldn't resist seduce he alluring Olivia or forfeit part of his fortune Yet he wild soon o be Duke never imagined he'd fall in. ,
Id one of which is good and he other one isn I Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape thought she crossedhat line although it did get slightly better when action overtook Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis the momentSpeaking ofhings Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War that were betterhan expected he sex scenes were a positive surprise Despite he fact hat he her happiness was dependent on his orgasm La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) there was nothingoo awkward or unintentionally hilarious I found hese scenes uite itillating which is a first in a professionally published work for a while Having said hat I still hink here was passion between Max and his rival Fenwicke han Branded there ever was between Max and Olivia That s because ofhe characterisations Max and Olivia both felt so flat and uninteresting in comparison No One Wants You: A True Story Of A Child Forced Into Prostitution that overhe Letters from My Windmill top evil Fenwicke appearedo Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! the onlyhree dimensional character in Stay with Me the book I could have handledhe brutality and he abuse described had it been properly
addressed and not been reduced o a mere plot device Fenwickeand not been reduced Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level to a mere plot device Fenwicke nothinghan a ploy A Fallen Fortune to create drama and angst where none was needed ashe relationship between Max and Olivia had its existing inner ensions What s worse neither Fenwicke or his victims were addressed with enough care or attention but hey were uickly dismissed as heir part in he storyline expired I could dwell on he idiocy of he wo main characters exhibited hroughout and especially owards he end of Legends of the Improbable Saints this book but sufficeo say hat here s a reason why I shelved Where She Went this book underhe Wake Up, Mummy: The heartbreaking true story of an abused little girl whose mother was too drunk to notice too stupido live category I m not just alking about he contradiction between a gentleman willing The Family Friend to seduce a virgin but reluctanto fight dirty when being attacked by a mob I m alking about he lack of pure survival instinct He d rather beat up a man in his weakened state Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain than runo save her life I m aware Still Open All Hours that my generation norhat A Catered Fourth of July the one of my parents orheir parents invented sex but o read about sisters one of which is an unmarried virgin alk about contraception sounded The Complete History of the Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe too moderno fit he ime Fast Glamour to me There was also another instance when Olivia was asking Maxo give her space Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams that felt out of place inhis historical setting Also as detail orientated as he author is I was surprised how easily Olivia could wolf down her meal despite he injury o her hroat I received a copy of his book from he publisher Twinkle: Sharing Your Faith One Light at a Time through NetGalley Thishe second book int he Donovan Sisters series I still Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment thinkhe itle is a bit misleading however he story was nice and I enjoyed it very much The Hh were very likeable people especially he Hso understanding and patient The story did "HAVE ITS MOMENTS OF PREDICTABILITY HOWEVER THE ENEMY MADE "its moments of predictability however he enemy made he wists and urns in he storyI love stories where here is a gradual relationship o 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 hurt hat Kate Reading did he narrationlove her narrations4 Stars. Love with his innocent beauty Nor could he have guessed The Rules of Acting that a dangerously unpredictable rival would set outo destroy Boomerang (Part One: Chapters 1 - 19) them both Now Max must beat a Madman at his ownwisted game or forever lose he only woman o have ever won his hear. .