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Breaking the Governess's Rules

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How delightful to meet you again, Miss Louisa Sibson.’ Jonathon, Lord Chesterholm’s eyes bored holes into Louisa Sibson’s back.

The former fiancée he’s thought dead is very much alive…
Louisa has rebuilt her life, after being dishonourably dismissed from her post as governess for allowing Jonathon to seduce her.

Now Louisa lives by a rulebook of morals and virtue – the dev
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Mills & Boon (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mar 29, 2011 Ni_kii rated it really liked it
Louisa Stibbons is working as an old Ladies companion, when she meets her former fiancée again. The last time she saw Jonathon they had rowed, after which she had been told to go away by his snobby aunt, who wanted Jonathon to marry a woman of "Worth" rather than a lowly Governess. Jonathon cannot believe his eyes when a woman he thought was dead appears in front of him, looking very well indeed. Both are hurt and angry, and neither truly trusts each other, but the attraction between them cannot ...more
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My thoughts:

A short light book. First we have Louisa, a former governess who now live by strict rules. She had her heart broken by the love of her life and she left the country. But little by little old Louisa comes back. Then we have Jonathon who loved Louisa and meant to marry her. In comes treachery, he was told she was dead. They meet again and he wants her back. But trust is hard to earn back.

I did like Louisa, I understood her rules. Jonathon had grown too during the lost years, and I did
Apr 07, 2011 Liz rated it it was ok
I received this as a First Reads Giveaway, and was very much looking forward to reading it. While the story was a light, easy read as I'd expected, I found the initial conflict between the protagonists extremely frustrating. Both were not listening to the other to the extent that I really wanted the heroine to smack Lord Chesterholm, insult him roundly and go back to Sorrento to live in peace, rather than fall in love with him again.

Both Louisa and Lord Chesterholm changed as the story continued
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Jul 21, 2015 Shell C rated it it was ok
'Breaking the Governess's rules' was quite readable, for the most part.
Unfortunately as the book progressed I rapidly lost sympathy for the main characters.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 20, 2015 09:42AM  
Born and raised near San Francisco Califorinia, Michelle Styles currently lives a few miles south of Hadrian's Wall with her husband, three children and menagerie of pets. An avid reader, she became hooked on historical romance when she discovered Georgette Heyer, Anya Seton and Victoria Holt in her school's library. Michelle enjoys writing stories in a wide range of time periods including Roman, ...more
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