SEDUCING THE GOVERNESS

MARGO MAGUIRE

From the Publisher

A Proper Governess Should Never. . .

Assist a handsome stranger, alone on an unfamiliar road . . . unless the rake happens to be her new employer.

Take a position in a crumbling manor . . . especially if the household staff has been replaced by unruly former soldiers.

Allow her young charge entrÉe to her heart . . . for once done, it will be impossible to maintain proper distance.

Permit her charge’s uncle a breathtaking kiss under a star-lit sky . . . henceforth she will most certainly lose composure whenever he is near.

And above all, she should never, ever fall completely, irreversibly in love with her employer . . . for nothing good can possibly come of it.

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLEY AND THE PUBLISHER FOR MY HONEST OPINION!!

MY THOUGHTS:

SEDUCING THE GOVERNESS by Margo Maguire is an exciting historical romantic suspense set in 1816 England.The plot is written with depth and details,The characters are interesting,engaging,and will capture your heart. While this story is ultimately about love,tenderness,romance it is also about betrayal,deceit,murder,sweet sensuality and finding someone who sees beyond the scars to the beauty beneath. The hero,Nash,the new Earl of Ashby by default of his two eldest brothers within a year of each other,he is a veteran war hero who has a scarred face that goes deeper than the surface,but into his soul also,most can look like in the face,he also has a damaged eye,which is cloudy.Enter Emmaline,she has just found out she was adopted,being told on her mother’s deathbed,
she was left penniless and seeks employment at Ashby Hall.When Nash and Emmaline,first meet sparks fly for Emmaline does not back down and looks Nash straight in the face as through she doesn’t see his scars.Emmaline becomes not only attached to Nash’s eight year niece but is attracted to Nash himself.Nash is immediately distracted by Emmaline,although he knows he need to marry rich to get Ashby Hall back on its feet,he can not bring himself to do that.He wants Emmaline and she him.Along the way Nash has his suspicions that his brother did not die accidental as he was told but where both murdered along with his second brother’s wife.In the meantime Emmaline’s grandfather who is a wealthy duke is looking for her and her sister and sends Captain Briggs,a trusted former Army officer of the Crown.When her true parents died he sent the two sisters away,for he had disowned their mother for marrying their father and wished to have anything to do with them.They where a merely three years old and adopted out.After twenty years Emmaline will find out not only is she and her twin sister in danger but they will have money and land.Their grandfather is dying and wishes to set things right.His distant cousin’s son has other ideas.The deception about the Nash brother does not reveal itself until the last few chapters,and Emmaline is not found until the very last.While I would have liked to seen some into their future,what happened next…We will have to wait until the next installment which is Wicked and will be released at the end of November, 2011, and features Captain Briggs as the hero.This is a suspense romance on every corner and will keep the reader wanting more and turning pages. It will keep every historical and romance readers on their toes. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and details can be found at Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins and My Book Addiction Reviews.
 
RATING: 4
REVIEWED BY: April Renn