Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan #1) by Jennifer Haymore

Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan, #1)

Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan #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, 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?
Kindle Edition
Published August 1st 2011 by Forever (first published July 26th 2011)
(MY THOUGHTS)    5  STARS!!!!!
Confessions of an Improper Bride is a beautiful, passionate love story. Jennifer Haymore takes you into the most twisted world of deception. Haymore gives her own wicked meaning to the quote, "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." Every time I thought I got to the truth, Haymore hit me with another lie on top of a lie. Confessions of an Improper Bride is one intriguing story of deceit.

Serena and Meg are twin sisters sent off to London to find husbands. This is the year 1822 and a woman is to marry for a man's title and money, anything else is just a disgrace to her family. Serena is a headstrong girl at the age of eighteen, and love is what she looking for.  Jonathan, son of the Earl of Stratford,  is gorgeous and heir to his father's title. But Serena cares nothing for Jonathan’s money, she falls in love with him, but it’s not a love without scandal. Serena’s reputation is ruined by the one she loves. Serena and Jonathan's romance is heart-breaking, but also one of courage—that true love will overcome the tangled web of lies and deceit.

Serena and Jonathan’s romance is not one you want to miss out on. You will love untangling this web.  I recommend Confessions of a Improper Bride as a must read.    



  1. That cover is so alluring, and this sounds so good! Thank you for spotlighting it. I'm off to check it out right now!

  2. Sounds awesome! Your review has me adding it to my "to read" list ;)