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Review: Rules for a Proper Governess

16181732Rules for a Proper Governess

by Jennifer Ashley

(This book was a personal purchase)

Synopsis from Good Reads:

To Kiss A Thief…

Scottish barrister Sinclair McBride can face the most sinister criminals in London – but the widower’s two unruly children are a different matter. Little Caitlin and Andrew go through a governess a week, sending the ladies fleeing in tears.

Roberta “Bertie” Frasier enters Sinclair’s life by stealing his watch – and then stealing a kiss. Intrigued by the handsome highlander, Bertie winds up saving his children from a dangerous situation and returns them to their father. Impressed with how they listen to her, Sinclair asks the lively beauty to be their governess, never guessing that the unconventional lady will teach him a lesson or two in love.

That’s pretty much the story in a nutshell. Bertie comes from the wrong side of the tracks and encounters Sinclair as he tries to prove a friend of hers innocent. To pay him back, her father makes Bertie rob him, but love at first sight sets her on his trail and finds herself in the heart of upscale Victorian London life.

I enjoyed this book– I loved the heroine (Bertie) the most, I think. Despite the trip to Scotland, late in the book, it was a refreshing spin on the usual “Scottish” hero. Not much dialect to speak of, so  this book was a nice find in the genre.I enjoyed it. If you’re looking for something a little different from Scottish romances, Jennifer Ashley’s Rules for a Proper Governess  is the book for you. You can find a copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, ItunesKobo, and elsewhere, I’m sure.

(If you’re an audiobook fan, it’s also available in audiobook). I read the paperback, myself and enjoyed it.


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