• Octavius and the Perfect Governess

  • A Baleful Godmother Novel (Pryor Cousins, Book 1)
  • By: Emily Larkin
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Octavius and the Perfect Governess

By: Emily Larkin
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
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Publisher's Summary

A governess in jeopardy...and the marquis' son who goes undercover as a housemaid to protect her.

Lord Octavius Pryor leads a carefree and untroubled life, until the night he visits Vauxhall Gardens in the guise of a woman.

At Vauxhall, Octavius discovers that being a female is very different from being a man. Annoyingly different, unpleasantly different, and - when he encounters the lecherous Baron Rumpole - dangerously different.

Determined to teach the baron a lesson, Octavius infiltrates Rumpole's household, where he meets the woman of his dreams: Miss Toogood, governess to the baron's daughters.

Suddenly Octavius has three pressing tasks:

  1. To teach the baron to keep his yardstick in his breeches. 
  2. To keep Miss Toogood safe.
  3. To convince her to marry him.

A word of caution: This novel is a bodice ripper, and I mean that quite literally. Bodices are ripped in this book - and not in a playful or sexy way. However, I promise you that all rippers of bodices receive their just desserts.

©2020 Emily Larkin (P)2020 Emily Larkin

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I like a little paranormal with my romance novels. There was a lot of molestation of women, which I did not enjoy, but I did like that the heroine was able to defend herself.

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Rambled and repeated and repeated

I loved all the other books in this series, but this just didn't work. If there was a plot, I didn't listen long enough to find it and I listened through chapter 10. Am returning the book.

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simply delightful !

This story is certainly a unique one, and in a good way. I can't give that particular information here, because that would ruin the delightful surprise. I loved the fact that the story didn't shirk its HEA duty, but it never got boring or repetative. A totally new reading experience.

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  • 12-02-21

Fantastic

I loved this book, intriguing and lovely story. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Beautifully narrated by Rosalyn Landor.

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  • 01-15-23

Baleful dash of magic

Another delightful story where social issues touch the characters’ lives and result in personal growth as well as reward. Narrator scores another Gold Star. This author’s writing is simply superb. Bring on Book Two..,