(Mouse-over to see the cover’s stepback) Secrets of an Accidental Duchess. Hachette Book Group February 1, ISBN ISBN Jennifer Haymore is back with book two of her Donovan series-when the Jennifer Haymore – Secrets Of An Accidental Duchess – Little, Brown Book Group. Secrets of An Accidental Duchess (Donovan, book 2) by Jennifer Haymore – book cover, description, publication history.
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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.
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But beneath her delicate facade, Olivia guards a bold, independent spirit and the kind of passionate desires proper young ladies must never confess…. 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 jennifed woman to have ever won his heart.
Listen to an excerpt: When they reached the spring, Max shrugged out of his coat and spread it across the large flat rock.
There was nothing to do but to get straight to the point. I intend to live out my life here, at Stratford House, close to Meg and Phoebe and their children. I will not marry.
Secrets of an Accidental Duchess
She uncurled her fingers and let it drop to the ground. She went instantly hot all over. So there is no point in courting me, or in me accepting the…er… advances …of any suitor. His hand covered hers, his palm heavy and all-encompassing. Glancing at her, he raked his free hand through his hair. accidentao
Thank you for being honest with me. He flinched, a subtle withdrawal. She stopped speaking abruptly as the truth slammed into her. She tore her gaze away from him again. Suddenly, the pressure of his palm on hers took on a completely different meaning, and she yanked her hand out from under his like it had scorched her.
She turned wide eyes on him. His brow furrowed, and he leaned closer to her, the concern deepening on his face. She raised her hand to stop his words, then closed her eyes and bent her head forward with a groan, slapping her palm over her forehead.
The last word almost caught in her throat, and she coughed, even as her traitorous body rebelled against her words. She was flushed and needy. Whenever his skin touched hers, it relieved some of the ache while at the same time spreading the desire for more.
Her voice came out in a squeak. There it was again—she sounded, and certainly looked, like a complete ninny. Her mouth went dry.
Secrets of An Accidental Duchess
His green gaze narrowed. The way she was beginning to think about Max was utterly scandalous and improper. Goodness, xn body was running hot one second then cold the next. She was completely out secrsts her depth. She shook her head. He lifted one shoulder in a shrug, but a smile teased at the corners of his lips. Her hand was resting flat ducgess the rock, and he lifted it in his own.
Olivia found the gentle touch so wildly erotic that she had to focus on her breathing—it was speeding up so quickly, the world was blurring. He lowered her hand and squeezed it between both of his own. And I would never, ever see you disgraced. God help her, she was tempted. Every cell in her body demanded that she submit, that she say, Yes, Max.
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