‘The Governess Club: Claire’ by Ellie Macdonald

tgcc emSTORY: Claire Bannister just wants to be a good teacher so that she and the other ladies of the Governess Club can make enough money to leave their jobs and start their own school in the country. But when the new sinfully handsome and utterly distracting tutor arrives, Claire finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance that could change the course of her future.

Jacob Knightly has a secret. He is actually the notorious Earl of Rimmel. He’s just posing as a tutor to escape his reputation in the city. He never expected to fall in love with the kind and beautiful governess. She is the first person to love him for himself and not his title.

But when Jacob’s true identity is revealed, Claire realizes she has risked her reputation and her heart on a man she doesn’t truly know. Will Jacob be able to convince her that the Wild Earl has been tamed and that she is the true countess of his heart?

REVIEW: If you have couple of hours of free time and would like to sample a new author, this short [192 pages long] story might be for you. However, be warned! This is a debut for this author and if you’re a stickler [I’m not!] for historical accuracy, author’s lack of research might put you off.

I actually thought it wasn’t that bad. Because of the length, the author had to condense not just the plot but the characterization too. I wish she’d at least given us a better, more rounded characterization, so that I had a better feel for the couple.

I’m giving this series a go and hoping that as I delve deeper into it, the author will have grown with each story …

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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