- File Size: 1889 KB
- Print Length: 87 pages
- Publication Date: November 7, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074PQCDY4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,493 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Governess Who Captured His Heart (The Honorable Scoundrels Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This is a cute novella. Louise and Alastair spend the time talking and really getting to know each other. It's a point made in the story that they spend more time together than many engaged couples of the Ton, and made me believe they could fall in love together over the course of a week. I enjoyed the story; it's a quick read and perfect for a Christmas read.
This was a truly lovely novella which honestly felt longer than it was. Not because it was slow or boring or anything like that, but because Louise and Alistair felt like old friends. Both were well fleshed and just genuinely kind and likable people. Their road to happiness was not an easy one without obstacles, which made their romance much more beautiful and worthwhile. I rooted for them every step of the way and although their lust and passion was never in doubt, their connection went deeper than that. Alistair was definitely "honorable" so this is a decent read with no sex before marriage, and only a quick love scene at the end. Overall I was very impressed, so while it was my first book by Ms. Barnes it won't be my last, and I'm looking forward to Eve's story next =)
The series features three impoverished, gently-born sisters who live in a London townhouse. The older sister, Josephine is twenty-six, Louise (our heroine in this novella) is twenty-four, and Eve, the youngest is twenty. Their great-grandfather was an earl, but their grandfather was a younger son who went into law. He was very successful and provided a good foundation for his family. His son, however, just didn’t have the talent for it and when his wife passed away, he took to drink and lost case after case. He finally had to quit practicing and continually sold off properties until all that was left upon his death was the small townhouse that wasn’t in the best of neighborhoods. The two older sisters are determined to give the younger one a season in order to see her well settled. Josephine has found work in London and is doing her best to keep them afloat, but they are barely scraping by. In order to help, Louise finds a position as a governess, but it is far from London.
Louise’s new employer offers her the opportunity to travel to their estate with the employer’s uncle since it will be a much more comfortable mode of travel than the mail-coach would be. Just imagine the surprise of both the uncle and Louise when each finds the other to be totally different than they expected. Louise expected a portly, elderly gentleman and Alistair Langley expected a plump, middle-aged spinster. That is definitely NOT what they got.
Once you meet them, you can’t help but like both Alistair and Louise. They are both good, caring people. I hope you’ll read and love this book and this series as much as I have.
“I requested and received this e-book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.”
Lord Alistair is traveling to his niece’s house in the Country and has been asked to escort the new Governess. He receives the surprise of his life when the Governess appears at his door. She is like no Governess he has ever seen. She is young and beautiful and he cannot imagine spending the next seven days alone in a coach with her. He has to scramble to provide a chaperone for the journey.
Louise is shocked that the Uncle that she will be sharing a coach with is not a middle-aged portly Gentleman, but a young, virile good looking man.
What could happen in the seven days that they are forced into each other’s company? Sophie’s writing is witty, passionate and her characters jump right off the page and into your heart. I really enjoyed this novella and cannot wait for the next one in the series. I highly recommend this title.