Free Download from Amazon Reviewed by Nigella (maritime historian)
The Book's Blurb.
Lusting after one’s employer is certainly not the done thing when you are a governess. But Miss Abigail Adams cannot seem to help herself...
Abigail Adams, the resident governess of Hartfield Hall, might appear to be a very proper young woman, yet she secretly yearns for excitement to brighten her mundane life. And what she does want, she really shouldn’t long for—Sir Nicholas Barsby, the indecently handsome, charismatic master of Hartfield.
Sir Nicholas Barsby returns home from a tour of the Continent to discover his widowed sister-in-law has employed a decidedly delectable governess for his nieces. When it becomes blatantly apparent that the attraction is mutual, Nicholas ruthlessly decides to present Miss Adams with a thoroughly wicked proposal.
Abigail is initially shocked by Sir Nicholas’s outrageous and highly improper offer to become his mistress. Having wanton thoughts about a man is undoubtedly sinful but leading the life of a fallen woman is something else entirely. Nevertheless, falling into Sir Nicholas’s arms might just prove to be an invitation too tempting for Abigail to ignore. One thing is clear, whether she’s a governess or mistress, she must not lose her heart...
The first word of the synopsis describes the theme of this novella from page one to last page where base sexual interplay is the sum total of the book and the damning thing with downloading free offers from Amazon and trusting a governess title in great hopes of a little salacious romancing, the disappointment was the greater when the governess’s favourite tipple was male semen. Asking self if a governess of her particular tastes ever existed during the Regency era, improbability won the toss, if you’ll pardon the pun. The lead male character was unworthy as a hero and the worst part there was no room for a decent story. Again the sum total of the plot lies in the synopsis. Hey ho and more fool me for downloading the book, apart from the fact there is no glaring caveat as I could see declaring Gross EROTIC Content on the sales page. However, credit to the author for well written and literate text.
Did the novel turn me on? No.
Would it turn on a male reader? Most.