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Jennifer Haymore

Autor(a) de A Hint of Wicked

55+ Works 1,240 Membros 126 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Jennifer Haymore

A Hint of Wicked (2009) 164 exemplares, 9 críticas
Confessions of an Improper Bride (2011) 121 exemplares, 13 críticas
A Touch of Scandal (2010) 86 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Duchess Hunt (2013) 79 exemplares, 5 críticas
A Season of Seduction (2010) 70 exemplares, 6 críticas
Secrets of an Accidental Duchess (2012) 62 exemplares, 7 críticas
A Highlander Christmas (Anthology 3-in-1) (2009) 61 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Rogue's Proposal (2013) 53 exemplares, 8 críticas
Pleasures of a Tempted Lady (2012) 47 exemplares, 2 críticas
Highland Obsession (2009) 41 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Duke's Rules of Engagement (2022) 39 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Scoundrel's Seduction (2014) 37 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Sweetest Revenge (2013) 36 exemplares
Highland Surrender (2010) 24 exemplares, 1 crítica
Once Upon a Wicked Night (2012) 23 exemplares, 5 críticas
Scandalous Summer Nights (Box set 7-in-1) (2014) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares, 8 críticas
Highland Heat (2015) 22 exemplares, 4 críticas
A Highlander's Heart (2014) 20 exemplares
Highland Awakening (2016) 20 exemplares, 4 críticas
Highland Temptation (2016) 17 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Devil's Pearl (2009) 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
His for Christmas (2013) — Autor — 16 exemplares, 5 críticas
A Naughty Little Christmas (Box Set 8-in-1) (2013) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares, 1 crítica
One Night with an Earl (2014) 15 exemplares, 4 críticas
Ellora's Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile IV (2008) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
A Highlander for the Holidays (2008) 12 exemplares
Swept Away, Volume 1 (2014) 11 exemplares, 4 críticas
Sins of the Highlander (2013) 10 exemplares
Honeymoon Castaways (2007) 8 exemplares
Swept Away, Volume 2 (2014) 6 exemplares, 3 críticas
10 Days in Paradise (2009) 6 exemplares
One Scandalous Season: Four Holiday Novellas (2021) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Twice the Night (2008) 5 exemplares
An Affair in Autumn (2016) 5 exemplares, 2 críticas
Swept Away, Volume 3 (2014) 4 exemplares, 3 críticas
A Lady's Rules for Ruin (2023) 4 exemplares, 2 críticas
Never Let Me Go (2014) 3 exemplares
Earls Rush In (2023) 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
Swept Away, Volume 4 (2014) 2 exemplares, 1 crítica
Her Wicked Highlander (2016) 2 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sins of the Knight (2008) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Winter Heat (2013) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Love is... (2014) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Girl Who Loved Historical Romance: A Book of First Chapters (2010) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Halliday, Dawn
Sexo
female
Ocupações
author

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Did I dislike every single character? Yes.
Do I hate second-chance romances? Also yes.
Did I still really enjoy this book and couldn't stop reading? Absolutely yes!

Look, I don’t mind second-chance romances if things happen where no character is at fault—just circumstances happen, they separate and reconnect. Cool, I really like those.

However, when one main character was such an asshole that the other person was truly emotionally hurt, I just don't like it! I'm a Taurus—it’s hard for me to forgive, okay!?

So this one was hard, because I truly didn't like anyone in this book. Still, I was invested and couldn’t put it down. Hence the 3.5 stars.
Also, way too much about Phoebe and Sebastian (whom I also didn't like....).

♡◜✧˖°*:・゚✧
Johnathan & Serena
Book 1

Overall Rating:
⭐️: 3.5/5 | 🌶️🔥: 3/5
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½
 
Assinalado
selsha | 12 outras críticas | Jun 18, 2024 |
*** 3.5 Stars Rounded Up ***

This was a lovely story of two people who had nothing against love and marriage, they just didn’t want it for themselves. I really liked both of the main characters, Frances and Evan, and I adored Evan’s brothers, Jasper, Bobby, and Mark. What I didn’t like – nor understand – was Frances’s family. This could have been a 5-star read without the way her family behaved. Why would your sisters, to whom you are close – especially your twin – stand by and allow you to be imprisoned and forced to marry someone you don’t even like? These sisters are all married and autonomous and certainly have the power to raise a ruckus if nothing else – but they do nothing. Well, nothing except ‘argue’ her case with her captor who happens to be her brother, Charles. No, Charles doesn’t even gain anything from his actions. I just failed to comprehend that whole plot point and it all felt very contrived. The same ending could have happened if the sisters (one or all) had gone to the hero with the information. He could have still rescued her – but her sisters would have remained likable rather than disliked (at least by me).

Miss Frances Cherrington’s brother Charles stepped in to protect his sisters from most of his father’s debacles from the time he was a young man and then took control when his father passed. Charles desperately wanted to rebuild the family's reputation and coffers. He insisted that his sisters become all that was prim and proper and that they married well. That worked for all of her sisters – and even Charles himself – all of them found love and married for love. It did not, however, work for Frances. Frances’s family never really saw or understood who she was and they all tried to force her into a mold she just didn’t fit. After several seasons of haranguing from her family – especially this season – Frances decided that ruination would be the way for her to go. After all, if she was ruined, she wouldn’t be marriageable, and she could forge her future in her own way. However, when she deliberately ruined herself, she set in motion several reactions that had not occurred to her. Oops!

Ethan, the Earl of Winthrop, had always been drawn to Miss Frances Cherrington but never pursued anything with her – especially after he received some extremely disconcerting news. Part of that disconcerting news was discovering the existence of illegitimate half-brothers – whom he then decided to acknowledge and raise in his household.

I loved Ethan and Frances together because each of them was so much more than either of them expected – and they really were perfect for each other. Their relationship just grew as they spent time together, there wasn’t any great angst and woe-is-me. I loved that part. There were some great romantic adventures – even featuring row boats – and you could feel the attraction between the two. The love and respect were growing – and yet the storm clouds were brewing in the form of her brother Charles. It was a very near thing. I loved that there was a nice epilogue set six months in the future because it showed the continuing love and growth of their relationship.

I enjoyed the read, but I did not like any of Frances’s siblings, though I think I was supposed to feel more understanding for the sisters than I did. I don’t think I’d read the book a second time, but I will be looking forward to the third book in the series.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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BarbaraRogers | 1 outra crítica | Nov 16, 2023 |
Frances Cherrington has no interest whatsoever in capturing a suitable husband. Truly, she'd rather be a spinster. Alas, her well-meaning family is determined to see her married well, and keeps thrusting her at eligible men. After a final few bad experiences -- the dancer whose body odor is utterly disgusting, numerous family abjurations to smile, and the totally unobjectionable but uninteresting Mr. Salt -- Frances decides the only way to avoid being encaged in a loveless marriage is to be ruined. And so she sets out to become a scandal.

She succeeds beyond her wildest dreams.

In the aftermath of her ruination, Frances is perfectly content to have all of the ton avoiding her like the plague. But she reckons without the effect on her family, just as she reckoned without the effect of her spinsterhood on her brother, who had the care and feeding of his family thrust upon him at an early age.

And she definitely reckoned without the Earl of Winthrop. Evan thought he was the only son of a satyr of a father, but he has recently discovered that his father left something of a trail of bastards behind him. When he attempts to ask his widowed mother about the situation, he finds out considerably more than he expected, enough so that he vows to never have any children of his own, which, he knows, means that marriage is not the best idea. But he is powerfully attracted to Frances, and before long she realizes that she, too, finds him surprisingly attractive.

I was delighted by this tale of a strong woman who takes charge of her life, even under the strictures of the early 19th century. The romance here was delightful, and the sex hot. The problems the characters dealt with were of their time, even if their solutions might not have been -- satisfyingly so. I was particularly taken by the shape of the HEA, which did my book-loving heart good. Indeed, I enjoyed this book so much that I immediately purchased the first book in the Lion and Lilies series, The Duke's Rules of Engagement, and am looking forward to further romances by Jennifer Haymore.
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TerryWeyna | 1 outra crítica | Oct 15, 2023 |
One Night with an Earl
4 Stars

Series note: For some reason this is listed as #2.5 in the House of Trent series on Jennifer Haymore's site. However, it is actually #3.5 in the Donovan Sisters series as the heroine is a secondary character therein. Nevertheless, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone as all necessary information is summarized succinctly.

Following the death of her abusive husband, Beatrice Reece, Lady Fenwick, has eschewed society. But when the opportunity arises to attend a masquerade ball, she seizes the opportunity to enjoy herself while remaining anonymous. Nevertheless, Beatrice is not unrecognizable to Andrew Sinclair, Earl of Weston, who has loved her since her debut and has no intention of letting her go a second time.

Beatrice and Drew's second chances romance is lovely. As a botanist, Drew is charmingly sweet and dorky (or has close as a regency hero can get), and his obvious love for and desire to protect Beatrice make him the absolute perfect match for her. Beatrice is shy and lacking in self-confidence due to her traumatic past, but gains in strength and resilience.

All in all, a delightful and angst free introduction to Haymore's work.
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Lauren2013 | 3 outras críticas | May 5, 2023 |

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Membros
1,240
Popularidade
#20,704
Avaliação
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Críticas
126
ISBN
109
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