Cover image for Governess gone rogue / Laura Lee Guhrke.
Governess gone rogue / Laura Lee Guhrke.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

Physical Description:
372 pages ; 17 cm


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Dear Lady Truelove . . .

My twin brother and I need a new mother, though Papa insists he'll never marry again. Must be nice, brainy, and fond of cats . . .

Lady Truelove may be London's most famous advice columnist, but James St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, knows his wild young sons need a tutor, not a new mother. They need a man tough enough to make his hellions tow the line, and James is determined to find one.

Miss Amanda Leighton, former schoolteacher and governess, knows she has all the qualifications to be a tutor. And while female tutors are unheard of, Amanda isn't about to lose the chance at her dream job because of pesky details like that. If Lord Kenyon insists on hiring a man, then she has only one option . . .

Jamie isn't sure what to make of his new employee, until he realizes the shocking truth--beneath the ill-fitting suits, his boys' tutor is a woman. An unconventional, outspoken, thoroughly intriguing woman. Despite Amanda's deception, he can't dismiss her when his boys are learning so much. Yet Jamie, too, is learning surprising lessons--about desire, seduction, and passionate second chances . . .

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Library Journal Review

With an education and upbringing to rival a man's, thanks to her university professor father's progressive ideas, Amanda Leighton's path in academia seemed secure. Then she took a lover, lost her girl's academy teaching position and her reputation, and became unemployable as a governess. Still, she needs a job and has the skills. She learns that widowed James St. Clair, heir to the Marquess of Rolleston, is desperately seeking a teacher for his carrot-topped ten-year-old twin boys, infamous for chasing away nannies, and she "becomes" young Adam Seton, tutor. Thrilled and a bit surprised at getting the position, she sets about winning her charges over, knowing that convincing their too busy MP sire to spend more time with them won't be as easy. As well, it's only a matter of time before he sees through her ruse and her past returns to haunt her. An unconventional heroine with an effervescent approach to life and a worthy hero work to keep their feelings at bay in a story enhanced by two young hellions and an especially spiteful villain. VERDICT Witty, sensual, and just plain fun, Guhrke's latest foray into the late Victorian world of "Lady Truelove" cleverly refreshes the classic cross-dressing heroine trope; highlights the cruel disparity between opportunities for men and women; and gives a deserving pair their happy ending. A thoroughly engrossing read. Guhrke (The Trouble with True Love) lives in the Northwest. © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.