This is the second story that takes place at Ashby Chateau under the care of Headmaster Philip Hartley. This story reads well as a standalone. Georgiana “Giana” Hayse is kicked out of her family home under a questionable scandal and is living on the streets, stealing food to try and survive. Philip Hartley has been watching her and confronts her, taking her to eat a hot meal and offers her a position at Ashby as a Nanny. What happens when a new Papa, Theo Elliott comes looking for a little to become his own child bride and the one he wants is Giana? Is she willing to become a little after being in charge as a Nanny and how will the other “littles” treat her? Secrets have a way of eventually coming to the surface, so what will happen when the truth of her circumstances are revealed?
This is a Victorian age-play story that focuses on the dynamics of training young women to accept their submissive side as a “little” while training them for their new life with the Papa Husband. The plot kept me captivated, and the mystery surrounding Giana is gradually revealed towards the end. There is a great cast of characters, some from the previous book. The chemistry between Theo and Giana is felt throughout the story which has an HEA ending. I look forward to more stories in this series.