The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 14 October, 2013 by Amanda / 12 Comments

The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan {Amanda’s Review}The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
Series: The Brothers Sinister #0.5
three-half-stars
Also in this series: The Duchess War, The Heiress Effect, The Countess Conspiracy
Genres: Historical, Regency, Romance, Victorian
Pages: 100
Format: eBook
Source: Freebie
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She will not give up…

Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was let go from her position. Unable to find new work, she’s demanding compensation from the man who got her sacked: a petty, selfish, swinish duke. But it’s not the duke she fears. It’s his merciless man of business—the man known as the Wolf of Clermont. The formidable former pugilist has a black reputation for handling all the duke’s dirty business, and when the duke turns her case over to him, she doesn’t stand a chance. But she can’t stop trying—not with her entire future at stake.

He cannot give in…

Hugo Marshall is a man of ruthless ambition—a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner’s son to the right hand man of a duke. When his employer orders him to get rid of the pestering governess by fair means or foul, it’s just another day at the office. Unfortunately, fair means don’t work on Serena, and as he comes to know her, he discovers that he can’t bear to use foul ones. But everything he has worked for depends upon seeing her gone. He’ll have to choose between the life that he needs, and the woman he is coming to love…

Like you stood a chance, Hugo.

Thoughts on The Governess Affair

As my introduction to Courtney Milan, The Governess Affair hit a good note. (But considering I’m on a historical romance kick, should this surprise anyone? Probably not.) Given that this is a novella, my penchant for historical romance paid off: what might have been perceived as too short served only to make me anxious to read the first book in the series.

Let me clarify. I liked this story and its romance, but it did happen on a shortened time line.  Which leads to issues. Except what was a rather short plot (though hot and fun) turned into something very cool as the ending sets us up for the beginning of the series.

I think the series name is quite fitting. And I love it. But that’s not the point here.

The point is that I liked The Governess Affair enough to want more from Courtney Milan. And I’ll probably get it. Tomorrow. Because why delay the inevitable? And if the novella is this good, then I can only assume that the full-length novels are going to bring it.

three-half-stars

Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda, ,

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12 Responses to “The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I do like a good Courtney Milan and she’s sharing that novel in a very smart way — free novella introduces readers to the series and, in turn, gets readers to buy/read more of her series. Now that’s the way to do it!

    • Absolutely! Free novellas are awesome. Though I’ve also heard that Amazon is making it more difficult for free books to show up with the rest of the paid books, so 99 cents seems to be a better price. EITHER WAY. Courtney Milan is smart and writes awesome books.

  2. I think this is the book I just got from amazon. I think it was an ebook deal. It’s definitely a Courtney Milan book. I’ve been wanting to try Milan’s books, and I am SOOOO glad that you really enjoyed this novella, and that it made you impatient for the next book in the series.

    I can’t wait to read it!

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