I am speechless; this is the best novella I have read this year! The Earl’s Governess has action, intrigue, and sizzling passion. After inheriting the Earldom, Rajesh finds himself in England with the title and two orphaned nieces. Charlie is a governess that comes to work in Rajesh’s household.
Rajesh is such a grounded, vivid character. Charlie has such a giving heart yet is insecure at the same time. The dynamic between Rajesh, Charlie, and the nieces was gentle and loving. Rajesh and Charlie face prejudice and class difference; however, they fit perfectly. Rajesh and Charlie’s courtship and journey are breathtaking. The writing paints a beautiful glimpse into a scorchingly passionate adventure. Rajesh and Charlie are pure fire together!
The plot was seamless and flowed naturally. A lot was going on with secondary characters, a mystery, and action. These elements supported a framework that delivered a memorable, savvy, thoughtful romance. The Earl’s Governess is the seventh book in the Regency In Color series. This was the first effort into Regency romance, and I feel Celeste Barclay knocked it out of the park! I devoured this story! Rajesh and Charlie jumped from the page and demanded my attention. The romance has an intimate feel while at the same time delivering an almost action-adventure type plot. Excellent job! Celeste Barclay has again impressed me with an effortlessly written romance I won’t soon forget!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Booksprout. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: June 1, 2022