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The Governess Wears Scarlet Mass Market Paperback – January 29, 2008
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About the Author
Sari Robins was born and raised in New York, married a Southern gentleman, and now lives with her family in Georgia. Having spent years working as a tax attorney, she realized that deep inside her beat the heart of an author. Since leaving her law practice behind, she hasn’t looked back. She gets to be more creative in her writing than she ever could have with a legal brief. She loves writing fiction, particularly narratives set in England’s Regency period--the setting for her exciting Andersen Hall series which began with One Wicked Night, More Than a Scandal, What to Wear to a Seduction, and When Seducing a Spy. Stay tuned for the next installment of the Andersen Hall series, due out in 2008!
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Top Customer Reviews
But tonight even he is in for a bit of a surprise.
Veiled and dressed in widow's weeds, a young woman proceeds cautiously through the dark streets, seeking information about her missing brother. But information usually comes with a price and this one may be more than she's willing to pay. After being saved from a harrowing attack, she retreats. Something about the masked man scares and intrigues her. Best be getting away before more ill befalls her.
Blessedly the night only lasts so long.
And when to sun comes up, off come the disguises. Miss Abigail West is in desperate need of employment. Following a rather scandalous episode at a former employer, she's surprised to be given an interview. But Viscount Steele, Solicitor-General of England, needs a governess for his nephews and Abigail prepares to put her best foot forward. Only no one could ever prepare her for the site of this handsome aristocrat. And neither could anyone predict the surging emotions that the pretty little governess soon brings out in the guarded gentleman.
Keeping a tight reign on their attraction to each other by day becomes more difficult. Only at night do they indulge in their wicked thoughts and desires but with whom? Because neither knows the others identity. But as the ever increasing threat of danger strikes close to home, who will be the first to lose their disguise and trust the other before its too late?
This book just didn't work for me. I think that the plot is brilliant and unique.Read more ›
**** If it were not for the rapidity of Jason and Abigail's romantic encounter, this would be a wholly credible story. Ignoring that, Ms. Robbins has successfully combined the classic governess/employer romance with the intrigue of the Scarlet Pimpernel type adventure, making for something sure to win her fans among historical romance aficionados. ****
The first misunderstanding was so shallow and this reader had to wonder why anyone would let this kook, near children let alone teach them. The hero/heroine relationship seemed too artificial and there was no sexual tension being developed between them. There was also a lot of the mystery of the story left out in the beginning, which added to the confusing pace. Sure you don't want to tell all, but a good writer lets the reader know tidbits of the mystery, before the characters do and that didn't happen in this book. Not only did I not understand why he the kids but to be honest she didn't make me care.
This was my first book by this author and to be honest it will probably be my last. She might want to try contemporary romances instead as her voice is better suited to that than historicals. There are a lot of other midlist romance authors who are producing better stories in this period with characters who speak and act representative of the period and ones the reader can care about after the last page is turned.
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Jason Dagwood has newly been made Viscount Steele because of some work he's done for the Prince. However with this new responsibility, as well as his job as Solicitor-General of... Read morePublished on March 11, 2008 by Helen Hancox
A tragic past drives Viscount Jason Steele to roam the London streets
at night as a masked vigilante. Read more