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The Wanton Governess

3.11 of 5 stars 3.11  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Sussex, 1801 Governess Pompeia Grant thinks pretending to be Sir James Carling's wife as a favor to his sister will be harmless. She is haunted by his rejection of her youthful advances, but she's desperate for a place to stay after losing her last post. When James unexpectedly returns home from America, she assumes the game is up-until James encourages her to stay, and en ...more
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Published August 1st 2011 by Harlequin Historical Undone (first published January 1st 2011)
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Probably 3.75 stars - really cute story.
A bit too pat with the "I've loved you forever!" from the hero - especially since for a staid (somewhat angry) guy it seemed out of place.
Maybe more infatuation, but cute how it all worked out. Also, entertaining family and very close to being an entirely complete story, in such a small package, which is impressive.
Emery Lee
Spent this evening with Ferrero Rocher chocolates (my absolute favorite) and The Wanton Governess. It was a decadent delight!
This review is for the german version of this story which is into the Anthology "Histprical Season 18"!

*Meine Meinung*
Also habe die Geschichte in dem Sammelband von Cora "Historical Season 18" gelesen. Hier heißt sie "Ein betörend schamloses Frauenzimmer".

Die Grundhandlung ist bei 65 Seiten natürlich nicht sehr umfangreich, trotzdem schaffte die Autorin es genug Hintergrund über Situationen und Personen zu vermitteln, dass die Geschichte nicht nur einfach so dahingeschrieben wirkte. Eine junge F
Star: 1/5
Title accuracy: No kids in the story- not doing anything governess- related.
Heroine: Seems to have a sexy devil on her shoulders giving her naughty thoughts and encouragements. Her name seems to be 'sexy' or something but I don't get it.
Hero: Was in love with Heroine but gave up and ran away to America to deal with his 'anger' issues.
Chemistry: Lukewarm.
Best part in the story: Her folding her clothes and packing. He being confused and everyone coming in to interrupt them which makes h
Fun and well-written. Super amped up pace, but it's impressive what Monajem manages to fit within the space constraints (the back history, the family issues, the large cast). Simon was more a caricature than a character and I think it's almost a disservice to read this before reading the one where he's the hero, but from the excerpt of that on her website I'm convinced Monajem's skill helps mitigate that. I do wish there was more of an ending! I mightn'tve been able to stand a book-length versio ...more
Christy English
This is a lovely piece. I really enjoyed it. There is something so charming about the heroine Pompeia. Her name alone would make me love her, but I loved her courage too as she seeks to find her place in a hostile world. Since this is a romance, she ended up with her true love. Wouldn't it be wonderful if life gave us that assurance too?
Victoria Vane
Spent this evening with Ferrero Rocher chocolates (my absolute favorite) and The Wanton Governess. It was a decadent delight!
Cassie Peters
Barbara's books are always great. I love reading them.
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Barbara Monajem wrote her first story in third grade about apple tree gnomes. After dabbling in neighborhood musicals and teen melodrama, she published a middle-grade fantasy when her children were young. Now her kids are adults, and she's writing historical and paranormal romance for grownups. She lives in Georgia with an ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline strays.
More about Barbara Monajem...
Sunrise in a Garden of Love & Evil (Bayou Gavotte, #2) Tastes of Love and Evil (Bayou Gavotte, #1) Heart of Constantine (Bayou Gavotte, #3) Back To Bite You (Bayou Gavotte, #0.5) A Lady's Lesson in Seduction

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