Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review: The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

She will not give up…

Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was let go from her position. Unable to find new work, she’s demanding compensation from the man who got her sacked: a petty, selfish, swinish duke. But it’s not the duke she fears. It’s his merciless man of business—the man known as the Wolf of Clermont. The formidable former pugilist has a black reputation for handling all the duke’s dirty business, and when the duke turns her case over to him, she doesn’t stand a chance. But she can’t stop trying—not with her entire future at stake.

He cannot give in…

Hugo Marshall is a man of ruthless ambition—a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner’s son to the right hand man of a duke. When his employer orders him to get rid of the pestering governess by fair means or foul, it’s just another day at the office. Unfortunately, fair means don’t work on Serena, and as he comes to know her, he discovers that he can’t bear to use foul ones. But everything he has worked for depends upon seeing her gone. He’ll have to choose between the life that he needs, and the woman he is coming to love…

Picking a favorite line from this book simply cannot be done.  The entire book is highlighted -- truth!  I began this book while working out, and I stayed on the elliptical longer so I could finish it.  I have so much love for The Governess Affair that I cannot adequately put it into words or form a coherent review.  And this has been my problem since I read the book in April. 

I will say this much:  if you like historical romances, if you ever wonder about the "downstairs" counterparts to the lords and ladies and dukes and duchesses, you should read this book.  I wouldn't steer you wrong.  You want to know all there is to know about Serena and Hugo.  

He liked her.  He admired her.  There was something about her that wouldn't leave him alone.        

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