The Governess Affair

The Governess Affair

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 fo She will not give up? Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was let go from her position. Unable t...

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Title:The Governess Affair
Author:Courtney Milan
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:The Governess Affair
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Number of Pages:101 pages pages

The Governess Affair Reviews

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    May 03, 2012

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    Dec 13, 2011

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

  • Shannon
    Jun 10, 2012

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Apr 30, 2016

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

  • Keri
    Dec 11, 2011

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

    5 stars Loved, loved, LOVED it. It's so hard to write a great, believable novella. It's too short, there's no time for the characters to feel real, or the relationships... But here, boy... We have: 1. Serena Barton, a former governess, girl with big dreams and a grudge against...

    A great start to the Brothers Sinister series! This is a novella of how Selena and Hugo meet and fall in love. They are the parents of Oliver (book #2) and Free (book #4). I loved Selena and I've enjoyed how Milan writes her female leads in all the books that I've read. They are u...

    Okay, so this is where the fact that Goodreads treats audiobooks as just another edition of a book is problematical, because I've already read and reviewed the ebook and can't create a separate review for the audio. So, instead, I've added it to the review of the book, so apologies to ...

    Written March 22, 2013 A little shiny genuine gem pearl, 4 1/2 Stars. Book #0.5 A wonderful story, I loved it. Two nice a bit special characters, not the richest, no one is noble, not the prettiest or the most handsome, not the most innocent, not the nicest BUT with two really...

    August, 2013 - Re-read A perfect Novella to begin her new Brothers Sinister Series. I always enjoy Milan's writing style and this short story doesn't disappoint. CM gives a strong sexy hero that I came to love along with a heroine who is persistent and smart. The banter between ...

    *3.5 stars* Lovely start to a new series. Narrator was good in the audio, and I immediately bought the next two in the series the moment I finished. ...

    When I think of novellas that actually deliver, this is the first I think of. I'm surprised I gave it a 4 initially last November, maybe because before I didn't have all the context of the series. But now I do. And it's that much sweeter, a quick and beautiful book that delivers sw...

    Wonderful short read and an introduction to her new series, The Brothers Sinister. I wasn't ready to leave these two strong willed people. Serena is in a pickle and she isn't given up. A certain duke owes her and he is going to pay. No matter if he sics the Wolf of Clermont on her or n...

  • KatLynne
    Dec 11, 2011

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

    5 stars Loved, loved, LOVED it. It's so hard to write a great, believable novella. It's too short, there's no time for the characters to feel real, or the relationships... But here, boy... We have: 1. Serena Barton, a former governess, girl with big dreams and a grudge against...

    A great start to the Brothers Sinister series! This is a novella of how Selena and Hugo meet and fall in love. They are the parents of Oliver (book #2) and Free (book #4). I loved Selena and I've enjoyed how Milan writes her female leads in all the books that I've read. They are u...

    Okay, so this is where the fact that Goodreads treats audiobooks as just another edition of a book is problematical, because I've already read and reviewed the ebook and can't create a separate review for the audio. So, instead, I've added it to the review of the book, so apologies to ...

    Written March 22, 2013 A little shiny genuine gem pearl, 4 1/2 Stars. Book #0.5 A wonderful story, I loved it. Two nice a bit special characters, not the richest, no one is noble, not the prettiest or the most handsome, not the most innocent, not the nicest BUT with two really...

    August, 2013 - Re-read A perfect Novella to begin her new Brothers Sinister Series. I always enjoy Milan's writing style and this short story doesn't disappoint. CM gives a strong sexy hero that I came to love along with a heroine who is persistent and smart. The banter between ...

  • Karla
    Dec 19, 2012

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

  • Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
    Apr 22, 2012

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

  • Jill
    Apr 22, 2012

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

  • Caz
    Jun 30, 2012

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

    5 stars Loved, loved, LOVED it. It's so hard to write a great, believable novella. It's too short, there's no time for the characters to feel real, or the relationships... But here, boy... We have: 1. Serena Barton, a former governess, girl with big dreams and a grudge against...

    A great start to the Brothers Sinister series! This is a novella of how Selena and Hugo meet and fall in love. They are the parents of Oliver (book #2) and Free (book #4). I loved Selena and I've enjoyed how Milan writes her female leads in all the books that I've read. They are u...

    Okay, so this is where the fact that Goodreads treats audiobooks as just another edition of a book is problematical, because I've already read and reviewed the ebook and can't create a separate review for the audio. So, instead, I've added it to the review of the book, so apologies to ...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Dec 25, 2013

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

  • Baba
    Apr 23, 2012

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

  • Mimi Smith
    Oct 05, 2012

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

    5 stars Loved, loved, LOVED it. It's so hard to write a great, believable novella. It's too short, there's no time for the characters to feel real, or the relationships... But here, boy... We have: 1. Serena Barton, a former governess, girl with big dreams and a grudge against...

  • Karen
    Sep 15, 2014

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

  • Susanne
    May 15, 2012

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Oct 26, 2015

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

  • Mo
    Dec 16, 2014

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Sep 16, 2014

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

    5 stars Loved, loved, LOVED it. It's so hard to write a great, believable novella. It's too short, there's no time for the characters to feel real, or the relationships... But here, boy... We have: 1. Serena Barton, a former governess, girl with big dreams and a grudge against...

    A great start to the Brothers Sinister series! This is a novella of how Selena and Hugo meet and fall in love. They are the parents of Oliver (book #2) and Free (book #4). I loved Selena and I've enjoyed how Milan writes her female leads in all the books that I've read. They are u...

    Okay, so this is where the fact that Goodreads treats audiobooks as just another edition of a book is problematical, because I've already read and reviewed the ebook and can't create a separate review for the audio. So, instead, I've added it to the review of the book, so apologies to ...

    Written March 22, 2013 A little shiny genuine gem pearl, 4 1/2 Stars. Book #0.5 A wonderful story, I loved it. Two nice a bit special characters, not the richest, no one is noble, not the prettiest or the most handsome, not the most innocent, not the nicest BUT with two really...

    August, 2013 - Re-read A perfect Novella to begin her new Brothers Sinister Series. I always enjoy Milan's writing style and this short story doesn't disappoint. CM gives a strong sexy hero that I came to love along with a heroine who is persistent and smart. The banter between ...

    *3.5 stars* Lovely start to a new series. Narrator was good in the audio, and I immediately bought the next two in the series the moment I finished. ...

  • Ginger
    Aug 07, 2017

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

    5 stars Loved, loved, LOVED it. It's so hard to write a great, believable novella. It's too short, there's no time for the characters to feel real, or the relationships... But here, boy... We have: 1. Serena Barton, a former governess, girl with big dreams and a grudge against...

    A great start to the Brothers Sinister series! This is a novella of how Selena and Hugo meet and fall in love. They are the parents of Oliver (book #2) and Free (book #4). I loved Selena and I've enjoyed how Milan writes her female leads in all the books that I've read. They are u...

  • Ingie
    Mar 16, 2013

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

    5 stars Loved, loved, LOVED it. It's so hard to write a great, believable novella. It's too short, there's no time for the characters to feel real, or the relationships... But here, boy... We have: 1. Serena Barton, a former governess, girl with big dreams and a grudge against...

    A great start to the Brothers Sinister series! This is a novella of how Selena and Hugo meet and fall in love. They are the parents of Oliver (book #2) and Free (book #4). I loved Selena and I've enjoyed how Milan writes her female leads in all the books that I've read. They are u...

    Okay, so this is where the fact that Goodreads treats audiobooks as just another edition of a book is problematical, because I've already read and reviewed the ebook and can't create a separate review for the audio. So, instead, I've added it to the review of the book, so apologies to ...

    Written March 22, 2013 A little shiny genuine gem pearl, 4 1/2 Stars. Book #0.5 A wonderful story, I loved it. Two nice a bit special characters, not the richest, no one is noble, not the prettiest or the most handsome, not the most innocent, not the nicest BUT with two really...

  • Navessa
    Sep 20, 2013

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

  • Christina ~ Brunette Reader
    Jul 21, 2014

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

  • Riley
    Jul 14, 2018

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

    5 stars Loved, loved, LOVED it. It's so hard to write a great, believable novella. It's too short, there's no time for the characters to feel real, or the relationships... But here, boy... We have: 1. Serena Barton, a former governess, girl with big dreams and a grudge against...

    A great start to the Brothers Sinister series! This is a novella of how Selena and Hugo meet and fall in love. They are the parents of Oliver (book #2) and Free (book #4). I loved Selena and I've enjoyed how Milan writes her female leads in all the books that I've read. They are u...

    Okay, so this is where the fact that Goodreads treats audiobooks as just another edition of a book is problematical, because I've already read and reviewed the ebook and can't create a separate review for the audio. So, instead, I've added it to the review of the book, so apologies to ...

    Written March 22, 2013 A little shiny genuine gem pearl, 4 1/2 Stars. Book #0.5 A wonderful story, I loved it. Two nice a bit special characters, not the richest, no one is noble, not the prettiest or the most handsome, not the most innocent, not the nicest BUT with two really...

    August, 2013 - Re-read A perfect Novella to begin her new Brothers Sinister Series. I always enjoy Milan's writing style and this short story doesn't disappoint. CM gives a strong sexy hero that I came to love along with a heroine who is persistent and smart. The banter between ...

    *3.5 stars* Lovely start to a new series. Narrator was good in the audio, and I immediately bought the next two in the series the moment I finished. ...

    When I think of novellas that actually deliver, this is the first I think of. I'm surprised I gave it a 4 initially last November, maybe because before I didn't have all the context of the series. But now I do. And it's that much sweeter, a quick and beautiful book that delivers sw...

    Wonderful short read and an introduction to her new series, The Brothers Sinister. I wasn't ready to leave these two strong willed people. Serena is in a pickle and she isn't given up. A certain duke owes her and he is going to pay. No matter if he sics the Wolf of Clermont on her or n...

    this was so GOOD ...

  • Christmas Carol  ꧁꧂
    May 21, 2018

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

  • Ally
    Mar 23, 2016

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    Jun 07, 2017

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Apr 16, 2015

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

  • Bubu
    Jun 15, 2017

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

  • Alba Turunen
    Mar 01, 2017

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

  • Sam (AMNReader)
    Nov 06, 2017

    3.5 stars ***Spoilers*** Wow okay this story was different. The heroine Serena was raped by the hero's(Hugo) boss the Duke of Clermont. She was pregnant from said rape and Hugo marries her behind the boss's back to keep her child from being labeled a bastard. He plans it to ...

    Courtney Milan has become one of my favorite historical romance authors and books like this, The Governess Affair, is why. This introduction to the Brothers Sinister series is a charming, beautiful tale that I simply couldn't put down. And surprisingly, while this is a novella, a sho...

    ETA on 4-24: Free on Amazon! Grab it! Historical romance isn't my least liked genre though it's nowhere near my favorite, but every now and then I feel the need to read something that isn't YA or fantasy and I branch out into the world of corsets, cravats, and carriages. I generally...

    Before you ask, I can tell you that NO, the Fluffy Siberian Bunnies (FSB?) have NOT hacked my account. This is really me non-reviewing this POC?. In my defense, I have to say that: 1/Liz forced me to do this. 2/This is the MacHalos' fault. Were it not for the bloody shrimping T...

    Hugo Marshall is determined and ambitious. As a former boxer Hugo has squared off against any number of opponents and won. But Hugo has met his match. Serena Barton is tenacious and optimistic. She'll fight until she gets what she's owed. The Governess Affair is a novella and p...

    DNF @ 50%. I really expected to like this one. I enjoyed The Heiress Effect. But then, part of the reason that I enjoyed it was because none of the characters were fucking idiots. So the premise of this book is a ruined governess seeking recompense from the man that ruined her,...

    Loved it!!! Just when I thought I was getting burned out (ney, sick and tired!) of Euro/Regency historical romances, I pick up this Courtney Milan novella and realize my problem might have been something else. I was just bored. But Courtney Milan infuses such flavor into her writing I ...

    3.75 stars. I quite enjoyed this short read. First time reading this author but I will be checking out other books by her. I liked both characters. She was strong and would not back down for anything!! As you know, if I don't do a review straight away, they are usual...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the fourth Courtney Milan book that I have plowed through this month. I regret nothing about this experiment, except for the fact that I have gone through all the books of hers that I already owned,...

    "You could make me say it again," he whispered. "Make me say it always. Make me say it so often that you never have cause to doubt. I love you." Oh yes, again, I love it when a story turns from pretty good to amazingly good! 3 stars for the first half and 5 stars for the second half...

    5...I told you so Karla...Stars!! Safe. Yes Serena, Hugo Marshall is...Safe, and the most honorable of men. One of the softest, sweetest stories, I've ever read! Never were two people more meant to be together. I'm doing the Yippee Skippee and I can't stop smiling! Th...

    I blame myself. My disappointment with this book is partially my fault. I just set the bar too high. I built up my own hype. I gave myself unrealistic standards for this book. I've resisted reading this novella since it was released, despite reading all the glowing reviews on it. I ...

    Grade: A+ or 5 brightly shining stars Beautiful, poignant, and skillfully written novella! I absolutely loved it! ***updated to add full review**** The Story Serena Barton is a ruined woman. Her dismissal as a governess position leads her to demand compensation from the Duke ...

    3,5 Stars Setting the stage for the following series about the next Victorian generation, Courtney Milan gives us a solid novella about two common people whose lives have been anything but common and who soon and poignantly recognise each other's hard-won inner strength, finding b...

    Maybe this edition was expanded as it is showing on Goodreads as 154 pages whereas the editions with this cover are showing as 101 pages. Believe me, this one felt longer than a novella! I think Ms Milan may have expanded this slight story beyond what it could bear. I really ...

    4.5 stars Despite my best intentions to start Nalini Singh's series, I simply didn't have the mindset and instead went for another novella whilst I'm still away from home. Finally! Finally! Finally! After a very long time; after many of my GR friends telling me to read The Govern...

    "Are you flexing your muscles for me?" she asked. "That", he said smoothly, "would be vanity". What a romantic, inspiring, heartbreaking, heartwarming, wonderful, amazing tale. "If you fell out of a tree as a child, I'd clean you up and bandage your knees, and next I looked...

    ? BR with the awesome Kat and Nenia ? So, The Governess Affair... ? ? Congratulations! ? ? You successfully entered my I don't care territory : no chemistry, not to mention that the rape issue isn't well-handled in my opinion. To be frank, the characters' beh...

    3'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, la lstima es que al ser un relato corto no profundiza demasiado en la historia, y siempre te quedas con ganas de saber algo ms. Algo ms de los personajes, de lo que les llev a ser quienes son actualmente. Sin duda el personaje que ms me ...

    5 STARS!!!!! [image error] He didn't want to talk. He didn't want to answer any questions. He didn't know who he was or what he wanted or what dreams would come to fill his heart. He only knew that if he couldn't have her, nothing would ever be right again. And so he kissed her....

    Love, love, love this book Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, I think. Length: 201 pages. Series: Yeppers and I am reading em all! This is the fist. An introductory novel if you will. Sexy times: One or two scenes. All well done. There's a scene with hair pins. Just trust m...

    5 stars Loved, loved, LOVED it. It's so hard to write a great, believable novella. It's too short, there's no time for the characters to feel real, or the relationships... But here, boy... We have: 1. Serena Barton, a former governess, girl with big dreams and a grudge against...

    A great start to the Brothers Sinister series! This is a novella of how Selena and Hugo meet and fall in love. They are the parents of Oliver (book #2) and Free (book #4). I loved Selena and I've enjoyed how Milan writes her female leads in all the books that I've read. They are u...

    Okay, so this is where the fact that Goodreads treats audiobooks as just another edition of a book is problematical, because I've already read and reviewed the ebook and can't create a separate review for the audio. So, instead, I've added it to the review of the book, so apologies to ...

    Written March 22, 2013 A little shiny genuine gem pearl, 4 1/2 Stars. Book #0.5 A wonderful story, I loved it. Two nice a bit special characters, not the richest, no one is noble, not the prettiest or the most handsome, not the most innocent, not the nicest BUT with two really...

    August, 2013 - Re-read A perfect Novella to begin her new Brothers Sinister Series. I always enjoy Milan's writing style and this short story doesn't disappoint. CM gives a strong sexy hero that I came to love along with a heroine who is persistent and smart. The banter between ...

    *3.5 stars* Lovely start to a new series. Narrator was good in the audio, and I immediately bought the next two in the series the moment I finished. ...

    When I think of novellas that actually deliver, this is the first I think of. I'm surprised I gave it a 4 initially last November, maybe because before I didn't have all the context of the series. But now I do. And it's that much sweeter, a quick and beautiful book that delivers sw...