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Review: Governess Gone Rogue by Laura Lee Guhrke

Posted January 28, 2019 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

Review: Governess Gone Rogue by Laura Lee GuhrkeReviewer: Rowena
Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, #3) by Laura Lee Guhrke
Series: Dear Lady Truelove #3
Also in this series: The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove #2), The Truth About Love and Dukes (Dear Lady Truelove, #1), The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove, #2), The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove, #2)
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 384
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Reading Challenges: Rowena's 2019 GoodReads Challenge
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four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Dear Lady Truelove...

My twin brother and I need a new mother, though Papa insists he'll never marry again. Must be nice, brainy, and fond of cats...

Lady Truelove may be London's most famous advice columnist, but James St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, knows his wild young sons need a tutor, not a new mother. They need a man tough enough to make his hellions tow the line, and James is determined to find one.

Miss Amanda Leighton, former schoolteacher and governess, knows she has all the qualifications to be a tutor. And while female tutors are unheard of, Amanda isn't about to lose the chance at her dream job because of pesky details like that. If Lord Kenyon insists on hiring a man, then she has only one option.

Jamie isn't sure what to make of his new employee, until he realizes the shocking truth—beneath the ill-fitting suits, his boys' tutor is a woman. An unconventional, outspoken, thoroughly intriguing woman. Despite Amanda's deception, he can't dismiss her when his boys are learning so much. Yet Jamie, too, is learning surprising lessons—about desire, seduction, and passionate second chances.

Laura Lee Guhrke has really hit her stride with this series and I’m really enjoying each book as they come out. Governess Gone Rogue is the third book in Laura Lee Guhrke’s Dear Lady Truelove series and it’s just as fun as the other books.

Jamie St. Clair has twin boys that keep running off governess after governess after governess. When he threatens to send them off to boarding school if they don’t get their act together, the boys write a letter to Lady Truelove, asking her for help in finding a woman for their father, a woman who wouldn’t mind being a mother to them. Jamie has no interest in ever marrying again because he loved his first wife with all of his heart and really wants to do without any more heartbreak so he plans on finding the boys a tutor, who could help them learn things they need to know before starting school anyway.

Amanda Leighton has lost her post as a governess when her boss tried to get freaky with her and she wasn’t having it. So while job hunting, she comes across James St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, talking to his friend about finding a tutor for his boys. Amanda would make an amazing tutor and she would definitely teach a pair of rowdy young boys how to be proper young gentlemen but because women can’t be tutors, she’ll never get the chance…unless she pretends to be a man.

When Amanda becomes Adam Seton for the tutor job, things pick up and never let down. I laughed so much when Adam was around. From the boys pranks to Amanda’s pranks right back, she made everything so much fun at the same time that she taught them valuable life lessons. She taught them all about consequences and seeing the way that they took to her filled me right up with feels. I even laughed when Jamie found out she wasn’t a man. LMAO. I’m not normally a fan of secrets and deliberate misleading of the main characters but Laura Lee Guhrke did such a great job with this book that I wasn’t even mad about any of it.

Amanda and Jamie were wonderful characters and I loved how Amanda worked hard on trying to make Jamie realize and fix the problems between him and his sons. The romance between Amanda and Jamie was steamy and it was sweet at the same time and I just enjoyed every minute of reading this month. I can’t wait for the next book by Guhrke. She writes wonderful historical romances that will warm you right up on cold nights. So good!

Grade: 4 out of 5

Dear Lady Truelove

four-stars


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Booksgiving with Book Binge: Day 18

Posted November 26, 2018 by Rowena in Giveaways | 10 Comments

November is a month of giving and a month of sharing so we had a thought. We’ve been at this book blogging thing for over eleven years now and to show our appreciation for all of you lovely readers taking this journey with us, we’ve got books to give away! We’re making this a month of Booksgiving and we hope you’ll join us.

Today’s giveaway includes the following:

The Truth about Love and Dukes by Laura Lee Guhrke
Dirty Dancing at Devil’s Leap by Julie Anne Long
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

To enter, please use the Gleam widget below. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post, answering the question included in the widget and you are good to go.

Booksgiving with Book Binge, Day 18

What was the last book that made you cry?

Good luck!


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Booksgiving with Book Binge: Day 13

Posted November 19, 2018 by Rowena in Giveaways | 10 Comments

November is a month of giving and a month of sharing so we had a thought. We’ve been at this book blogging thing for over eleven years now and to show our appreciation for all of you lovely readers taking this journey with us, we’ve got books to give away! We’re making this a month of Booksgiving and we hope you’ll join us.

Today’s giveaway includes the following:

Immortally Yours by Lynsay Sands
Four Weddings and a Sixpence by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, Stefanie Sloane
The Texan Duke by Karen Ranney

To enter, please use the Gleam widget below. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post, answering the question included in the widget and you are good to go.

Booksgiving with Book Binge, Day 13

What about today has been better than yesterday?

Good luck!


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Review: The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke

Posted March 7, 2018 by Rowena in Reviews | 1 Comment

Review: The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee GuhrkeReviewer: Rowena
The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove, #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke
Series: Dear Lady Truelove #2
Also in this series: The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove #2), The Truth About Love and Dukes (Dear Lady Truelove, #1), The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove, #2), Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, #3)
Publisher: Harper Collins, Avon
Publication Date: January 30th 2018
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 384
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four-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Dear Lady Truelove,

I am a girl of noble family, but I am painfully shy, especially in my encounters with those of the opposite sex . . .

For Clara Deverill, standing in for the real Lady Truelove means dispensing advice on problems she herself has never managed to overcome. There’s nothing for it but to retreat to a tearoom and hope inspiration strikes between scones. It doesn’t—until Clara overhears a rake waxing eloquent on the art of “honorable” jilting. The cad may look like an Adonis, but he’s about to find himself on the wrong side of Lady Truelove.

Rex Galbraith is an heir with no plans to produce a spare. He flirts with the minimum number of eligible young ladies to humor his matchmaking aunt, but Clara is the first to ever catch his roving eye. When he realizes that Clara—as Lady Truelove—has used his advice as newspaper fodder, he’s infuriated. But when he’s forced into a secret alliance with her, he realizes he’s got a much bigger problem—because Clara is upending everything Rex thought he knew about women—and about himself. . . .

The Trouble with True Love is the second book in Laura Lee Guhrke’s Dear Lady Truelove series and as much as I enjoyed the first book, I enjoyed this book far more.

With Clara’s sister on her honeymoon with her new husband, Clara is left in charge of the family business. Everything was okay until her sister extended her honeymoon and Clara was on her own for the actual running of the newspaper. All of the content that Irene made sure was finished and ready to go has been published and new content is needed and Clara is in a pickle because she has no experience with any of that. When she’s trying to figure out what to do about a new Lady Truelove article, she overhears a conversation that gets her all riled up and just like that, she’s got an idea for her article.

Rex, Lord Galbraith, is his father’s heir but he’s got no plans to ever marry or sire any children so true love? It’s not for him. When a private conversation he has with one of his good friends is published in the Dear Lady Truelove column, Rex is pissed. Putting two and two together, he figures out exactly who is behind the Lady Truelove column and wastes no time calling her out on her shit. It doesn’t matter that she is the first woman to ever catch his attention and hold it. It doesn’t matter that he is attracted to her like he’s never been attracted to someone before. What matters is that she put her nose in the middle of something that is none of her business and ruined his friend’s life because of that.

Lady Clara isn’t surprised that Lord Galbraith figured out where he knew her from but she is freaking out that he is threatening to expose the truth behind Lady Truelove and she’ll do whatever it takes to get him to agree not to do that. When Rex finds himself working for Lady Clara, nobody is more surprised than he is but destiny awaits him and he can do nothing but soldier on.

I really liked this book. From beginning to end, I was wrapped up in Rex and Clara’s romance. I loved seeing them go from not liking each other at all to missing each other when they were apart. Seeing Clara blossom under Rex’s care and advice was pretty great too…and seeing Rex come to care for Clara?? swoon I loved seeing him fight his feelings until it was too late. He was sunk and gah, the way that he goes about trying to win Clara back? Gah, I’m such a sucker for this stuff. So good.

Laura Lee Guhrke is really impressing me with this series and I’m super thrilled to continue. I’m curious to know if Jonathan will come back and get his own story…I’ve got my fingers crossed. This was a great romance with a wonderful cast of characters and a main couple that were too cute for words. I definitely recommend.

Dear Lady Truelove Series

4.25 out of 5

four-half-stars


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Guest Review: The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke

Posted January 24, 2018 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee GuhrkeReviewer: Tracy
The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke
Series: Dear Lady Truelove #2
Also in this series: The Truth About Love and Dukes (Dear Lady Truelove, #1), The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove, #2), The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove, #2), Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, #3)
Publisher: Harper Collins, Avon
Publication Date: January 30th 2018
Format: eARC
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 384
Add It: Goodreads
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Ripped Bodice | Google Play Books
four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Dear Lady Truelove,

I am a girl of noble family, but I am painfully shy, especially in my encounters with those of the opposite sex . . .

For Clara Deverill, standing in for the real Lady Truelove means dispensing advice on problems she herself has never managed to overcome. There’s nothing for it but to retreat to a tearoom and hope inspiration strikes between scones. It doesn’t—until Clara overhears a rake waxing eloquent on the art of “honorable” jilting. The cad may look like an Adonis, but he’s about to find himself on the wrong side of Lady Truelove.

Rex Galbraith is an heir with no plans to produce a spare. He flirts with the minimum number of eligible young ladies to humor his matchmaking aunt, but Clara is the first to ever catch his roving eye. When he realizes that Clara—as Lady Truelove—has used his advice as newspaper fodder, he’s infuriated. But when he’s forced into a secret alliance with her, he realizes he’s got a much bigger problem—because Clara is upending everything Rex thought he knew about women—and about himself. . . .

Clara is in a pickle. Her sister runs the family’s newspaper and their most popular feature is an advice column called Dear Lady Truelove. Clara’s sister Irene is the one who answers all of the letters. When Irene left on her honeymoon she left enough material for the time she’d be gone. Unfortunately for Clara, Irene and her new husband have decided to extend their trip. Clara has to write advice to someone and she has no idea what to write because the author of the letter could be her! She’s in the same boat as the person in need of advice. She heads to a tea shop to concentrate and instead hears a man giving his friend advice on how to avoid marriage. Clara takes notes and prints almost everything he said in the Dear Lady Truelove column.

When Rex Galbraith finds out what has happened he’s understandably very angry. He confronts Clara and she eventually tells him about the column and then has a brilliant idea – have Galbraith write the column while Irene is away! He does it for a fee but this puts the two of them close together on a regular basis.

Rex has absolutely no interest in marriage – ever! When he meets Clara, however, he finds that while he normally avoids innocent women, he’s impossibly attracted to her. He can’t keep himself away – even after their pretend courtship disintegrates.

This was such a cute story. I loved how Rex just couldn’t keep himself away from Clara. She wasn’t incredibly beautiful, until she smiled that is, and then his world tilted on its axis. I loved that! I appreciated that he was always completely truthful to Clara about his plans for the future and that they could still be friends.

The end of the book was a good one and I found the HEA very satisfying. This story has friendship, love, family and sexy times – a great combination that became a really great romance.

Dear Lady Truelove Series

Rating: 4 out of 5

four-stars


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