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Publisher's Summary

The Rules of Employment for The Distinguished Academy of Governesses: Always remember your station. Be sure to maintain a disciplined schoolroom. And never, ever become too familiar with the master of the house....

Lady Charlotte Dalrumple is known as England's most proper governess, a woman who has never taken a misstep socially - or romantically. On the surface, she seems perfectly suited to accept the challenge of reforming Lord Wynter Ruskin, sadly uncivilized by his travels abroad.

But Wynter has no desire to be taught manners. He glimpsed an uninhibited beauty hiding beneath Charlotte's prim exterior, and he'd much rather spend his days - and nights - instructing her in the pleasures of the body and the passions of the heart. But before they can love both must also master the Rules of Surrender.

©2000 Christina Dodd. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"Wickedly witty." (Number one New York Times best seller Julia Quinn)

"A delicious, witty confection.... The taut, suspenseful plot, intriguing characters and a smooth, natural style show that Dodd has earned her place on the bestseller list." (Publisher's Weekly

"Dodd has done a smashing job with this spicy, swashbuckling Regency-era romance." (Booklist)

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Much better than Book 1

Karen Cass did a much better job of narrating this book than she did in book 1. Or maybe the story was better written, or maybe the characters were more easily interpreted. Regardless the end result was a great improvement. The story was well-paced, kind of intriguing and the characters were very very interesting. Karen did a great job with the middle eastern accent. I will listen to this one again.

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Great narration and good story

Karen Cass does an awesome job narrating this book, not once did I find the narration hard to understand or too accented. This is not my favorite in the series but it's pretty good. The hero, Wynter is so sure he knows best I couldn't wait for Charlotte to knock him down a few pegs. I really like her grand speech though I wish it had been more effective on him (he was typically clueless and missed the point). All in all though I still give it 4 stars.

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Excellent story and narration!

I am so happy this book has become available in audio! Christina Dodd's ability to combine humor, adventure and romance is remarkable and this story has it all. The narration is superb, with Karen Cass able to perform all characters with their individual ages and accents, with expertise. All in all, this purchase is a delight and well worth a credit. The series, The Governess Brides, contains stories will the same valuable qualities and I've enjoyed them all. I do hope Audible will get Ms. Dodd's princess series, especially book #1 The Runaway Princess, on Audible as I will be the first to purchase it.