The Earl of Ashby is known for his luck, he’s even earned the moniker, ‘Lucky Ned’. Although when his secretary, John Turner, tells Ned that his luck...moreThe Earl of Ashby is known for his luck, he’s even earned the moniker, ‘Lucky Ned’. Although when his secretary, John Turner, tells Ned that his luck has more to do with his title than his personality, Ned is determined to prove him wrong and a bet is laid. The two switch places while visiting Ned’s childhood home and Ned, now playing the part of the secretary, must win a woman using only his luck.
Circumstances forced Phoebe Baker into becoming a governess and she blames it solely on the Earl of Ashby. So when the Earl and his secretary arrive, and stay, at the home where is employed, Phoebe is determined to avoid the Earl although she is strangely drawn to the secretary.
Although as Ned grows closer to Phoebe, he starts feeling guilty about lying to her.
I go bananas for romances where the heroine is a governess. So, when The Game And The Governess arrived in my mailbox, I eagerly devoured the novel.
The prologue of the book was engaging but, if I’m being honest, I didn’t really get hooked on the book until chapter 9, then I couldn’t put the book down. I was eager to see the relationship between Ned and Phoebe grow and just as eager to see how the truth was revealed and the fallout that resulted from it.
I liked Phoebe, I thought she was strong and was able to hold her own. Ned, on the other hand, while he was an engaging hero, I found him to be a wanker at the start although as he takes on the role of secretary he becomes more likable.
While I enjoyed this book, I think too much was going on and too many characters were introduced. If the characters had been limited to a handful, I think things would have smoothed out a bit and more time could have been given to the hero and heroine.
Overall, I liked the book and will be looking forward to reading more from Kate Noble.
After the traumatic death of her father, Lucia Alleyne was forced to become a companion to an elderly woman. When Demelza Jago, a distant relation on...moreAfter the traumatic death of her father, Lucia Alleyne was forced to become a companion to an elderly woman. When Demelza Jago, a distant relation on Lucia’s mother’s side, arrives and sweeps her off to the gothic gloomy castle called Tenebris, in Cornwall, Demelza’s brother Uther soon catches her eye.
Pulled into a sensual, and if I’m being honest kind of creepy relationship, with Uther, Lucy soon finds herself under the spell of this mysterious man. Although she soon discovers that there is more going on at Tenebris than meets the eye.
When she discovers that Tynan, the present Earl of Athal, isn’t as insane as Demelza and Uther would have others to believe, she begins to question just what Demelza’s intentions were in bringing her to Tenebris.
When Jules Kilroy decided to jump back into the dating pool, she never imagined that her mind and heart would be filled with her sexy Italian friend,...moreWhen Jules Kilroy decided to jump back into the dating pool, she never imagined that her mind and heart would be filled with her sexy Italian friend, Taddeo DeLuca. Although she knows that’s not going to happen. The only time they kissed, he rejected her so she refuses to cross that line ever again.
Taddeo DeLuca has had a lifetime of failed plans and excuses, now he is finally opening his own bar, one step on his path to get his life back on track. He’s no stranger to a one-night stand, but that one kiss from Jules put his player days out of commission. When he discovers Jules has joined the online dating community, he’s determined to show her that she’ll never find another like him. While he wants to rock her world, he knows they’ll never be more than friends.