Governess / Companion

Review: The Temporary Wife by Mary Balogh

Review: The Temporary Wife by Mary Baloghby Keira G

Hero: To say that the Marquess of Staunton does not have a good relationship with his father is an understatement. When summoned to return home after eight years of separation, he decides to thwart his father’s matrimonial plans by finding his own wife first. He wants to embarrass and wound and decides the lowest he […]

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Story Tropes: Rags to Riches

Story Tropes: Rags to Richesby Guest Blogger

Guest blog by Katherine Givens, author of In Her Dreams One of my favorite romance tropes is the rags to riches story. I’m not talking about the traditional Cinderella story with talking mice and a pumpkin turned carriage. I’m talking about a hero who went from a street urchin dwelling in the streets of St. […]

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Review: Rumours Among the Heather by Amanda Balfour

Review: Rumours Among the Heather by Amanda Balfourby Sandra Scholes

Reviewed by Sandra Scholes Synopsis: Juliana Hastings is in a dire situation after being left destitute from her unfortunate father’s death. She is still in mourning, but has to get her life together, and wonders how she will be able to cope when her fiancé decides to jilt her. Her only hope is to become […]

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Review: The Duchess Hunt (House of Trent, Book 1) by Jennifer Haymore

Review: The Duchess Hunt (House of Trent, Book 1) by Jennifer Haymoreby Lynn Reynolds

Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds Sarah Osborne and Simon Hawkins have known each other for a very long time. Some time has passed since they last saw each other. Upon his return, a mystery is afoot. I love a story that starts off with a mystery. I have to follow because I need to know when […]

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Audio Review: A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn

Audio Review: A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinnby Keira G

Hero: Daniel Smythe-Smith, the Earl of Winstead, has finally returned to England after several years spent abroad, living in fear of his life. He’s gotten good at looking over his shoulder, but he must admit it’s really nice to not need to do that. When he meets his cousin’s governess, Daniel knows she hiding something […]

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Get into Bed with Anne Gracie (Author Interview)

Get into Bed with Anne Gracie (Author Interview)by Keira G

Keira: How does a governess become a companion? Anne Gracie: In my book The Autumn Bride Abby is sacked from her governess job when she smuggles in her sister and two friends for the night. They have nowhere else to stay — they’ve just escaped after being kidnapped and taken to a brothel. Things go […]

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Review: The Paid Companion by Amanda Quick

Review: The Paid Companion by Amanda Quickby Keira G

Hero: Arthur Lancaster, Earl of St. Merryn, needs a fake fiance to distract the ton while he’s hunting a murderer. A real one is too much bother and prone to runaway. So how does one acquire a fake fiance without worrying about the silly chit wanting to actually get married? Arthur devises a great plan […]

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Review: The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton (The Burgundy Club, Book 3) by Miranda Neville

Review: The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton (The Burgundy Club, Book 3) by Miranda Nevilleby Keira G

Heroine: Kidnapped, Celia Seaton is no passive miss. At the first opportunity she gets out of the attic of a two story cottage wearing only her under clothes. Stumbling upon her worst enemy (who doesn’t even know he’s her enemy because she doesn’t register on his radar) conked out across the threshold of the house, […]

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