The Brothers Sinister

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,946 ratings

The Governess Affair Publisher's Summary

The start of a new series from New York Times best-selling author Courtney Milan....

She will not give up.

Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was let go from her position. Unable to find new work, she's demanding compensation from the man who got her sacked: a petty, selfish, swinish duke. But it's not the duke she fears. It's his merciless man of business - the man known as the Wolf of Clermont. The formidable former pugilist has a black reputation for handling all the duke's dirty business, and when the duke turns her case over to him, she doesn't stand a chance. But she can't stop trying - not with her entire future at stake.

He cannot give in.

Hugo Marshall is a man of ruthless ambition - a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner's son to the right hand man of a duke. When his employer orders him to get rid of the pestering governess by fair means or foul, it's just another day at the office. Unfortunately, fair means don't work on Serena, and as he comes to know her, he discovers that he can't bear to use foul ones. But everything he has worked for depends upon seeing her gone. He'll have to choose between the life that he needs, and the woman he is coming to love....

©2012 Courtney Milan (P)2012 Courtney Milan
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  • Book 0.5

    • The Governess Affair

    • The Brothers Sinister, Book 1
    • By: Courtney Milan
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 611

    Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was let go from her position. Unable to find new work, she's demanding compensation from the man who got her sacked: a petty, selfish, swinish duke. But it's not the duke she fears. It's his merciless man of business - the man known as the Wolf of Clermont. The formidable former pugilist has a black reputation for handling all the duke's dirty business, and when the duke turns her case over to him, she doesn't stand a chance. But she can't stop trying....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short But Sweet

    • By Karen on 09-11-12

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 1

    • The Duchess War

    • The Brothers Sinister, Book 1
    • By: Courtney Milan
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,060

    Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly - so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Happy continuation for The Brothers Sinister

    • By Donna on 01-21-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 1.5

    • A Kiss for Midwinter

    • By: Courtney Milan
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can't forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him... or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way. Jonas Grantham has a secret, too: He's been in love with Lydia for more than a year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Christmas Love Story...

    • By SIMARA on 12-24-13

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • The Heiress Effect

    • Brothers Sinister, Book 2
    • By: Courtney Milan
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 632

    Miss Jane Fairfield can't do anything right. When she's in company, she always says the wrong thing - and rather too much of it. No matter how costly they are, her gowns fall on the unfortunate side of fashion. Even her immense dowry can't save her from being an object of derision. And that's precisely what she wants. She'll do anything, even risk humiliation, if it means she can stay unmarried and keep her sister safe. Mr. Oliver Marshall has to do everything right. He's the bastard son of a duke, raised in humble circumstances...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story with an even better narration...

    • By SIMARA on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Countess Conspiracy

    • The Brothers Sinister, Book 3
    • By: Courtney Milan
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468

    Sebastian Malheur is the most dangerous sort of rake: an educated one. When he’s not scandalizing ladies in the bedchamber, he’s outraging proper society with his scientific theories. He’s desired, reviled, acclaimed, and despised - and he laughs through it all. Violet Waterfield, the widowed Countess of Cambury, on the other hand, is entirely respectable, and she’d like to stay that way. But Violet has a secret that is beyond ruinous, one that ties her irrevocably to England’s most infamous scoundrel: Sebastian’s theories aren’t his. They’re hers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So much more than a romance

    • By C. Mendez on 02-17-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • The Suffragette Scandal

    • Brothers Sinister, Book 4
    • By: Courtney Milan
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    Miss Frederica "Free" Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women's rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope...but she needs more rope, and she needs it now. Edward Clark's aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED!!!

    • By Heather on 11-09-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Talk Sweetly to Me

    • The Brothers Sinister, Book 5
    • By: Courtney Milan
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She’ll take obscurity, thank you very much. All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He’s an infamous advice columnist and a known rake.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice, but too idealistic...

    • By H Daisy on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $14.95