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Rules of Surrender (Governess Brides, #2)
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message 1: by Priya (last edited Jul 31, 2016 07:26PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Priya (priyachennareddy) | 1544 comments Discussion thread for August 16 to 31, 2016 BOTM. Please remember to use the spoiler tags when necessary!(Please see 'some html is ok' for instructions)

Happy reading:)

Rules of Surrender
Rules of Surrender (Governess Brides, #2) by Christina Dodd

The Rules of Employment for the Distinguished Academy of Governesses: Always remember your station; after all, you are higher than the house servants but certainly not a member of the family. Be sure to maintain a disciplined schoolroom and to take your meals on a tray. And never become too familiar with the master of the house...
Lady Charlotte Dalrumple is known as England's most proper governess, a woman who has never taken a misstep socially-- or romantically. So on the surface, she seems perfectly suited to accept the challenge of reforming English-born Lord Wynter Ruskin, sadly uncivilized by his travels abroad.

But the ruggedly handsome man has no desire to be taught manners. He has glimpsed an uninhibited beauty hiding beneath her prim exterior, and he'd much rather spend his days--and nights-- instructing her in the ways of love.

When ardor erupts between them, Charlotte learns the pleasure of desire and Wynter the passions of the heart, but before they can love both must first master the rules of employment.


Mariana | 2290 comments Has anyone started reading yet?


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1635 comments I started, and then stopped.

I became distracted by another book--it happens.


Priya (priyachennareddy) | 1544 comments I started reading yesterday. This is my first book by Christina Dodd. At chapter 4 now. Liked it right from the beginning. (view spoiler)


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1635 comments This is my first time reading CD too.


Priya (priyachennareddy) | 1544 comments Finished chapter 10. (view spoiler)


message 7: by Mariana (last edited Aug 20, 2016 10:30AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Mariana | 2290 comments This is my first Christina Dodd as well. I like the writing style and enjoyed the beginning, but I am starting to have mixed feelings about the story.


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1635 comments Mariana,

I'm having mixed feelings too.


Priya (priyachennareddy) | 1544 comments Finished reading. Finally. (view spoiler) I am in a confused state and its going to be a long time before I pick up another CD book.


Mariana | 2290 comments I finished as well, and I agree Priya. (view spoiler)


message 11: by Andrea AKA Catsos Person (last edited Aug 27, 2016 03:42AM) (new) - added it

Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1635 comments Priya wrote: "Finished chapter 10. [spoilers removed]"

Yes, That was very romantic. I agree.


message 12: by Sue (last edited Aug 27, 2016 07:00AM) (new) - added it

Sue | 97 comments I have not got around to reading this novel yet. Does not seem a popular read with the members but I will still give it a try. Book 1 of this series looks interesting and funny.


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1635 comments I haven't finished this. But my copy is due for return to the library.

This has been sort of a bad month for me where reading is concerned I haven't read nearly as many titles as I'd hoped that I would for August.


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Sue | 97 comments I am in a bit of reading slump myself.


Mariana | 2290 comments Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder wrote: "I haven't finished this. But my copy is due for return to the library.

This has been sort of a bad month for me where reading is concerned I haven't read nearly as many titles as I'd hoped that I ..."


Honestly, the last half of this book is worse than the first. If you started it and did not enjoy the first third enough to read on, there is really no point in forcing yourself to finish.


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1635 comments Thank you for the advice Mariana.

I was trying to think about whether I wanted to re-check this out from the library.

I think I'll pass on this and move on to something else.


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