• Rules of Attraction

  • The Governess Brides, Book 4
  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

To the owner of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses

Dear Madame Owner, I am looking for an experienced companion for my sweet, elderly, slightly dotty aunt, and that companion must be:

1. Tall, blonde and twenty-seven years of age.

2. Desirous of living in an ancient castle in an isolated area of Lancashire.

3. Not nervous about any sinister rumors about me.

4. You.

Sincerely, the newly titled Marquess of Raeburn

From the owner of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses

My dear, mysterious Lord Raeburn, Coincidentally, I fulfill all your requisites. However, as condition to accepting this position, I insist on the following:

1. That no interest be shown in my past.

2. That I have the free time to explore Lancashire for reasons that I will not divulge.

3. That you not bother to deny your culpability in the disappearance of your wife.

4. That we will not indulge in familiarity that will surely lead to another disastrous, passionate interlude between us.

Sincerely, Hannah Setterington

©2001 Christina Dodd (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"Hot romance, fast action and that magic ingredient...heart." (New York Times best-selling author Amanda Quick)

"A delicious, witty confection." (Publishers Weekly

"The ultimate romantic indulgence." (Kristin Hannah)

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A Good Story with a Bit of Mystery

The heroine (Hannah) flees to the country since she sees men following her. However it's actually part of her husband Dougald's plot to get her to come to him since she doesn't know he has inherited an earldom. This book flashes back and forth from past to present and the young Dougald isn't very likable but after 9 years apart they have both grown up and get a second chance. Dougald's aunts add some humor to the story with their matchmaking attempts and there is a bit of a mystery since some of the deaths of the previous Lords of Raeburn are suspicious. As usual the narrator does a great job in this book.

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Disappointing

I have newly discovered Christina Dodd and am enjoying her books. I especially appreciate that the characters are often unique. The narrator is very good. The basic plot of Rules of Attraction is interesting. HOWEVER the two main characters are simply too foolish and stupid to be believed.

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What a great narrator

I liked the story, but loved the narrator! I will look for more stories narrated by Karen Cass! Great characters and a good plot. I will read more novels by Christina Dodd in the future.

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Dodd and Cass make a fabulous pair!

I think Christina Dodd is always a great read but having Karen Cass read her books makes them magical! I only pick books on audible by narrator
There are only two other narrators that even come near. She can adapt to any dialog