The Secret Desires of a Governess (The Hallaway Sisters #2)
From the moment Abby meets her new employer—the mysterious, brooding Earl of Brendall—she is appalled by his brutish manner…and even moreso by her own attraction to him. Has she lost her senses? As a governess, Abby has no choice but to play by the rules. But as a woman, she cannot deny the fiery sensations he ignites—or the fantasies he inspires…
From the moment Elliott
A great romance -- a gothic -- reminds me of Victoria Holt
Dark gentleman, Earl of Brendall with a young son and Abby "Hallaway", a young lady who has trudged through 15 miles of mud and rain to become the son's governess.
All is not as it appears and to make matters worse, strange accidents begin happening to Abby. Who is causing these accidents and why?
Lady Abigail Hallaway needed to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. Both her sisters had married well, leaving her feel as if she's the young spinster sister left in the care of her family. Sure, she's an heiress who would get her fortune when she was twenty-five (in two short years), but she ...more
I love the cover so much ups.. I’m the cover lover *lol
Who will not feel so interesting with the title of this book : The “Secret Desire” of the Governess.. hem
Once I see the cover of this book, I’m so curious, so I went straightly to this author’s website to read the excerpt and I decided I must have this book
Abigail, had failed to find a proper husband in 3 years, so she decided to not marriage and what she want is only freedom. Lied to her sister that ...more
Abigail Hallaway finally has had enough of seeing her two sisters marry themselves off. Abigail has no intention on being like her sisters and settling down with some guy. Abigail would rather be independent, and have her own freedom where she can do what she likes. Abigail decides the only way she can be independent and not have her sisters support her, is to take a job as governess and teach a young boy. Abigail does not like lying to her sis ...more
Abby has taken the job of a governess to escape her family, her past, and what could be her future. She makes her way to the home of the Earl of Brendall - Elliot. Who upon their first meeting mistakes her for a woman of loose morals!
I loved Abby, she was witty and looking to find herself. She takes this job and falls totally in lov ...more
I am a huge fan of historical romance - i go crazy over them so it was so surprise that I hopped to this early today and refused to put it down until i finished it.
Omg, where to start??? xD
(view spoiler)[I am in love with ELLIOT!!! His brute mannerism; everything that makes up his personality - and don't forget his described LOOK - are bound to make any girl swoon n drop her panties in all her naivety (and more ofcourse haha)!! He was the s ...more
Brooding hero with secrets and crazy wife who dies horribly in a fire? Check.
Innocent, bookish governess in love with her employer? Check.
Precocious child? Check.
Employer boning his servant at every opportunity? Chec-Wait a minute... That didn't happen in Jane Eyre! This is like a dirty, fanfiction type thing!
Holy, horn-dog pants batman! They could not keep they're hands off each other, but for some crack-pot reason couldn't get marr ...more
What i also really liked was the mini story that was told at the beginning of each chapter with the Dragon Prince and the way it tied into the story. I didnt like that Jacob never read it to her. I also didnt like the number of sections i had to skip in the second half of the back... they were kin ...more
The little boy was probably my favorite side character. His stealing the book and his love of his teacher. So precious
Twisted villains and creepy to a degree as well
I didn't realize that the heroine of the story is the youngest sister of the heroine from The Seduction of His Wife...
I'm not sure how to review this book. I like the middle part of the story, but not the start and the end. And the tone of the story is dark and somber which I don't particularly like for Historical Romance.
Also, gratuitous use of the word "pectoral".
Hated the first half but the mystery in the second half was entertaining enough to redeem it...
For a complete review, visit Affaire de Coeur magazine, hard copy or online at: http://affairedecoeur.com/ - June 2011 edition.