THE GOVERNESS WEARS SCARLET
January 29, 2008
AVON (Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
Rating: 4 Cups
Viscount Jason Steele is a gentleman with influential friends and important connections. After years of peddling himself, he finally has a shiny new title, but he still manages to roam the streets, masked, in search of the justice he longs for along the streets of London.
Abigail West desperately needs a job but she cannot allow anyone to know she is related to a fugitive from the law as she wears a widow’s costume to gather information on her wayward brother. The alleyway proves unsafe but a masked man comes to her rescue, not only saving her life but heating her heart.
Jason has no idea the lovely woman that comes to his home for the governess job is the same woman he saved in the alleyway. Terrible haunts of another tragedy bother him after the loss of a loved one, and saving a damsel in distress ranks high on his list. That one loss had been enough to haunt him the rest of his days. When Abigail arrives for the governess job, there is something about her that makes him feel emotions he thought were long dead. Abigail really needs the job. She heard the nephews were five and eight, and were orphans. She never thought the viscount would make her feel warm inside. After her episode in the alley, this made two men that made her feel toasty all over. She has no idea the two men are the same. As Abigail begins to care for the boys, it draws her and Jason together. Both carry a secret but once they are exposed, will the budding love they feel for each other turn cold or will peril threaten them both?
The Governess Wears Scarlet is an alluring read. The sensual, sexy, and feisty characters dance within the pages. This is one romantic read that is like a waltz, it makes the reader swoon over an enlightening couple that lures the audience into the center of the action. Sari Robins weaves an interesting story among two different people who carry something in their lives that troubles them. She shows deep in-depth emotions, especially where the nephews are involved. My heart melted when the couple graciously spoke of the nephews as being theirs. With a little blackmail and some well-rounded secondary characters, Ms. Robins fashions not only an intriguing read but one of pure elegance.
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