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  • Governess Gone Rogue Dear Lady Truelove #3
  • Laura Lee Guhrke
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  • 12 August 2020
  • 9780062853707

10 thoughts on “Governess Gone Rogue Dear Lady Truelove #3

  1. says:

    It was a sweet story of a man who lost his beloved wife has been left alone and heartbroken with two twin sons and a woman who lost everything because of a betrayed loveAs I said it was sweet and full of beautiful moments where Amanda teaches the children and suffers their pranks It was fun to read how the boys act with both Amanda and their fatherAmanda first disguises herself as a man and is hired as tutor to James' sons Obviously she's soon discovered but it's too late the boys love her and press the father not to discharge her So she remains a nannyShe truly loves her job and manages where others have failed to take charge of the unruly boys with clever teaching But in the meanwhile James too begins to see her as a remarkable woman and feels attracted to her and until they both succumb to that attractionObviously her past resurfaces and she has to leave them but as this is romance love wins The End Happy end It was also somewhat cliché but all the same very well done


  2. says:

    My least favorite so far in this series There was very little romance and I didn’t fall in love with the characters like I did the first 2 books


  3. says:

    Charming story I was looking for a uick foray into reading after a bit of a break and this was just what I was looking for Slow build minimal angst sufficient humour discernible personalities rather than stock characters a respectably handled loving first spouse cute kids kind servants interesting backstory and a gimmick that was not dragged out too long Seriously the big reveal was hilarious the best ever Followed by a reasonable reaction and resolution to said secret And thankfully a proper getting to know you period Story was a bit insular taking place primarily in one house and the park across the street but it lent to the intimacy and family feel of the tale The most unbelievable part of all this was probably the landlady being ok with the lack of respectability of her in male clothing She should have had a lot sneaking around to do with this unlikely set up but these plots reuire a Shakespearean level of suspension of disbelief in any case so what's one dollop of itI am so glad Guhrke hasn't lost her knack She handled the tricky boss employee relationship setup dynamic well too He never gave off creeper or entitlement vibes I am always wary of the generally watered town 2018 2019 book releases But this was good


  4. says:

    This was a fun read that took me no time at all to get read Oh man Mr Seton was the bomb Haha I'm not normally a fan of secrets in my stories but Amanda had good reason and Jamie's reaction when he finds out the truth then seeing them fall in love with each other made for a wonderfully romantic story The boys were great too Lots of goodness in this one


  5. says:

    James St Clair the Earl of Kenyon is a widowed father of two hellion boys who want a mother and so decides to hire them a tutor to prepare them for school Amanda Leighton overhears his laments and applies for the post as Adam Seton knowledgeable dude Her disguise works until it doesn't and then the boners commence followed by feelings and sex and declarations and all that mushy crap 1 This was engaging and decent even if it does rely on certain tropes I'm not entirely a fan of the outsider who Fixes the Broken Family and Tames the Wild Children plot It's just not my particular blend of tea and while Guhrke is a solid storyteller who keeps things interesting that particular bundle of sticks just didn't light my fire DEAR GOD MY METAPHORS TODAY I AM APOLOGETIC2 I didn't truly buy the delivery of Amanda's tragic backstory It felt a little half baked 3 Ditto Jamie's wild past or whatever 4 This line item is 65% compliment 35% complaint I really enjoyed the fact that Jamie truly loved his first wife and mourned her and her memory did not become a thing to haunt or terrorize Jamie or his forays into new lovefor the most part I think slightly development could have been used to fully capture the forward movement of Jamie's life and feelings but ultimately I didn't have to deal with the Tragic Perfection of First Love or the Utter Betrayal of Shitty Spouses that usually lines second marriage books like bad asbestos 5 I did enjoy this however It's good and solid and standard which is nice I think


  6. says:

    Enjoyable story Amanda Leighton jeopardised her career as university ualified and respected teacher after jumping naively into a heady affair with a peer which needless to say did not end well for her Two years later she is wiser albeit significantly poorer and struggling to find a job as a governess with her reputation and respectability torn to shreds The widowed James St Clair Earl of Kenyon is struggling to retain a governessnurse for his pair of 10 year old rambunctious rascals who have chased away countless employees with their wild antics and pranks He decides a male tutor is the answer this time to toe the boys in line Eavesdropping Amanda knows she's got the ualifications for the job even if she has to bend her gender a lot and so the youthful but confident Mr Seton is created James reluctantly hires the inexperienced young man whose boldness and insolence raise his eyebrows but who manages in a short time to tame his rowdy boys and thereby gaining the respect of the household However when Seton gets recruited for valet duties James is left wondering about the youth's sudden nervousness and the wondrous softness of the young man's skin and his own disturbing reaction to the latterJames is still grieving for his wife who passed away three years earlier He busies himself with parliamentary work and inadvertently neglects his lively young sons Amanda is an admirable character She takes full responsibility for her past foolish poor choices which lead to her scandalous downfall However she doesn't dwell on self pity but pragmatically moves on to make the best of her current situation I like that she didn't fall into instant lust with James as her impoverished mind had the greater priority of ensuring the availability of the next meal The boys are uite endearing in their uest for paternal attention and affection No uotations available unfortunately due to the audiobook but the narration was uite pleasant


  7. says:

    I love anything Laura Lee Guhrke writes but her Dear Lady Truelove series has to be my favorite And her newest Governess Gone Rogue is the most spectacular yet I fell in love with every single character except the villain of course almost immediately I admired and loved Amanda She was such a uniue character She had an education to rival any man but her employment was limited due to her gender Had she been a man she wouldn’t have lost a job or been ruined by a love affair or imposed upon by an employer No matter how smart or hardworking she was she was female and considered inferior But she didn’t let that stop her She simply abandoned every shred of femininity and became a man in order to secure the position of tutor a job only open to men I loved watching her try to acclimate to all the little mannerisms of being a man I also admired her for holding no punches in telling her employer how he could be a better father But most of all I loved seeing her fall in love with said employer and his darling precocious children James St Clair took a tad longer for me to love I sympathized that he’d lost his wife but I wanted to shake him for his emotional neglect of his sons He’d been empty after the death of his wife immersing himself in his work in the Commons to distract himself from the loneliness he’d felt He moved ahead for the sake of his children but failed to see how his absence affected them Until Amanda His transformation was the greatest by far in the story Even greater than Amanda transforming into Adam I grew to love him and Amanda helped him to see what he was missing with his sons He envied her passion and zest for life and wanted that for himself again Of course the story got absolutely delicious once Jamie discovered his tutor wasn’t a man And once he realized that fact he couldn’t help but notice what a lovely and spirited woman she was The joy that had vanished from his life slowly returned and with it desires he’d thought long gone The entire story would not have been possible though without Colin and Owen Jamie’s sons They were such darling little terrors running off one nanny after another Never anything too violent but they were uite clever It was clear their mischief had a deeper cause than lack of distractions They reminded me of the Banks children in Mary Poppins as they composed their letter to Lady Truelove I adored every page of this story The appealing characters the humor the family relationships The romance between Jamie and Amanda evolves slowly but it’s spectacularly steamy The characters are flawed but they’re strong and are written with depth and realism And to top it off there are plenty of scenes to leave readers oohing and aahing and thanks to Amanda’s two charges there are loads of laugh out loud moments too I somehow missed her second book in this series so I’m eager to snag that one Though #3 in the series it can be read as a stand alone But why would you just read one? Trust me this is a series you’ll fall in love with and want to read again and again


  8. says:

    I reuested this one on a whim because the synopsis was just too much funand it didn’t disappoint I loved Amanda She knows what she wants and has the smarts to figure out how to get it I loved that she was tenacious enough to portray a man especially in this time period Jamie was stoic and stern and it was amusing seeing the two of them interact Of course the twins stole every scene they were in Plot wise I was expecting repetitiveness but it never came The lessons were fun and the conflict was expected My main complaint was that the last few chapters felt so rushed and I desperately wanted an epilogue Overall these characters were super easy to root for and while I wanted it was satisfying I may have to go back and read the previous books Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge


  9. says:

    32 years old Earl Kenyon heir to the Maruess of Rolleston has been widowed for 3 years and he's father of ten years old twinsHis boys are hellions just like he was at their ageHe'd promised himself he'd never treat them as harshly as his father did with him but since his wife's death he's lost control over them altogether28 years old Amanda Leighton is a woman of the world accomplished in a lot of thingsShe's earned a university education but her dream of becoming a tutor and help shaping young minds cannot come true because in the eyes of polite society only men can aspire to occupy that positionBeing a governess isn't as rewarding as being a tutor She has the knowledge but society doesn't believe women capable of undertaking the teaching of complex subjects and that leaves her frustratedThere isn't much women can do to earn money respectably and the fact she's lost her reputation because she was betrayed by her first lover complicates things even Tired of it all she takes her fate into her own hands and since people wouldn't hire her as Miss Leighton she decides to become Mr SetonEntertaining story I enjoyed it a lot but I didn't fell in love with it like it happened with the first book I read by this author Conor's WayAll characters are sweet and the 2 boys truly are uite something10 years old Owen and Colin St Clair need to figure out a plan to make sure their father doesn't send them away or their gray tabby cat Oscar would be in trouble Who’d want a cat that doesn't even chase mice?If their father sends them to Harrow because they have chased away another nanny they'll not have any say in the matterSuddenly a brilliant idea comes to the boysWhat if they find a mom instead of another nanny that would nag them all day?“We’ll have to find him a girl who’s smashing enough to make him change his mind Someone pretty of course”“Someone nice Someone who won’t put pomade in our hair and lecture us when our trousers get torn”Colin nodded “She’ll have to be brainy too like Mama was And fond of cats”Oscar meowed as if giving his endorsement of this plan“There’s just one problem” Owen pointed out “How do we find her?”There's only one way to get an answer to that uestion Write to Lady TrueloveUnfortunately their plan doesn't come to fruition and their father finds them a tutor insteadAmanda’s relationship with Jamie's children is very well developed and her position within his household forces him to face his children and his feelingsWorking is the only thing that's kept him grounded and sane after the loss of his beloved wife but it doesn't take much to bring back the hurtSuddenly he felt the emptiness—that big dark space that had been inside him ever since he could remember a void filled for all too brief a time by the warmth and laughter of a freckle faced girlHis eyes stung Blinking he looked away hating that he knew how it felt to have a heart in his chest instead of a gaping hole He wished he’d never known Then perhaps having that heart ripped out of him three years ago wouldn’t have hurt so muchand yet little by little a new awareness takes hold of himThe life he’d had with Pat was gone and would not come back He’d scorned that brutal truth he’d raged against it he’d wept over it and finally at last he’d come to accept it Resigned he had trudged on moving toward the future for the sake of his children but it was a future that to his heart and mind had seemed bleak and dim colorless and without joyBut suddenly he could see a different future For the first time in three years he could see color and light He could see hope He could see loveAmanda is very aware of Jamie's feelings toward his first wife he truly loved herI think I was born cynical and growing up I stayed that way I was wild and reckless and I did all manner of mad things and the reason though I didn’t realize it at the time was that I was seeking that inner joy of life I think I’d been chasing it always but never finding it Then I met Pat and it was with her that I started to understand what true happiness was I had that with her but when she died it died with her and I felt as if all the joy had vanished from the world” He paused lifting his free hand to cup her cheek “Then you came”but by the end of the story Jamie isn't still hung up on his dead wife“Oh Jamie” she said with a sigh “you don’t want to marry me You don’t want to marry anyone No one can ever replace Pat in your heart and that’s been clear from the beginning And anyway I couldn’t bear to be a second rate substitute for her”He grimaced at having his own words from that day in the newspaper office uoted back to him at such a moment as this “I said that before I knew you You’re not a second rate anything Amanda Not to me”Falling in love with Amanda brings him back to lifeIn his wildest dreams he never thought he’d fall in love again But as he gathered Amanda against him as he wrapped his arms around her waist and looked at her beautiful face in the mirror his love for her overwhelmed him and awed him and for the first time in three long lonely years he felt as if life was worth livingIn my opinion there's something missing thoughI believe it has to do with Amanda's transition from her tutornanny position to Jamie's loverromantic interest It's uite rushed and it didn't convince meThe MC chemistry is good but it takes too much for them to acknowledge and explore itTheir first kiss happens around the 70% markFrom there their relationship still moves uite slowly until Amanda's past comes back to disrupt her life once againThe last 20% of the book moves very uickly and even if the HFN ending is very cute and happy I cannot rate this book than 3 stars⭐ 3  Stars ⭐Governess Gone Rogue by Laura Lee Guhrke is book #3 in the Dear Lady Truelove seriesCan be read as a STANDALONE MY RATINGS Writing 35 5Plot 25 5Hero 3 5Heroine 35 5Secondary Characters 4 5 loved the kids and servantsMC's chemistry 25 5Steam 25 5 2 kisses and 1 sex scene Triggers Hero is a widower father of twins he lost his beloved wife 3 years prior and recalls her repeatedly throughout the book because she was the reason he changed his lifestyle completelyHeroine's first lover betrayed her trust and ruined herRecommended to Historical Romance Readers looking for a story about a single dad that trying to navigate the difficult situation after the tragic loss of his wife his given the chance to find love again with a remarkable woman with a past of her ownAre you looking for a specific mix of ingredients for your next read?


  10. says:

    FINAL DECISION I was honestly bored by this book that unfortunately didn't live up to the promise of the series Readers who want the story of a woman who overcomes all sorts of historical prejudices and limitations placed on woman this story is good but the romance was undeveloped and there was no chemistry The hero had no real personality and was just a foil for the heroineTHE STORY Amanda Leighton is ruined and turned out from her life's calling of being a teacher When she overhears James St Clair Earl of Kenyon fretting about needing a tutor for his ungovernable twin sons Amanda knows that she is completely ualified for the job with except for one thing a woman cannot be a tutor Masuerading as a man Amanda gets the tutor job but when her identity is revealed there are suddenly a whole lot of complications between Jamie and AmandaOPINION The romance in this book was lacking The story is much interested in Amanda's situation than building a relationship between the characters The story focuses on an examination of the social restrictions upon Amanda Her journey to recover from being abandoned by her lover and having the deal with being a ruined woman The unreasonable restrictions upon tutors being men and the denigration of women's abilities Also tossed in is Amanda being harassed by a former employer The story is so consumed with advocating for Amanda and making her a perfect specimen of enlightened womanhood that it doesn't have time to actually develop any relationship between Amanda and Jamie In fact it almost seemed to me that we saw her spending time with Jamie's sons than himI didn't feel any chemistry between the characters and the romance felt so rushed in the last third of the book also tossed in was Jamie being a neglectful father who tosses his career away for AmandaThe hero felt like a wimp who had no personality at all except for his emotional neglect of his children and his pining for his dead wifeThis book has an interesting story to tell about Amanda unfortunately it is historical women's fiction than romanceWORTH MENTIONING Despite being a part of the Lady Truelove series the connection to the advice column is pretty slimCONNECTED BOOKS GOVERNESS GONE ROGUE is the third book in the Dear Lady Truelove series While there are appearances from characters from other books in the series this book can be read as a standaloneSTAR RATING I give this book 2 starsNOTE I received an ARC of this book from Edelweiss I was not reuired to write a review or to write a positive review All opinions contained herein are my own This review was originally posted on Top10RomanceBookscom


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Governess Gone Rogue Dear Lady Truelove #3

James is determined to find oneMiss Amanda Leighton former schoolteacher and governess knows she has all the ualifications 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 optionJamie isn't sure what t Enjoyable story Amanda Leighton jeopardised her career as university ualified and respected teacher after jumping naively into a heady affair with a peer which needless to say did not end well for her Two years later she is wiser albeit significantly poorer and struggling to find a job as a governess with her reputation and respectability torn to shreds The widowed James St Clair Earl of Kenyon is struggling to retain a governessnurse for his pair of 10 year old rambunctious rascals who have chased away countless employees with their wild antics and pranks He decides a male tutor is the answer this time to toe the boys in line Eavesdropping Amanda knows she's got the ualifications for the job even if she has to bend her gender a lot and so the youthful but confident Mr Seton is created James reluctantly hires the inexperienced young man whose boldness and insolence raise his eyebrows but who manages in a short time to tame his rowdy boys and thereby gaining the respect of the household However when Seton gets recruited for valet duties James is left wondering about the youth's sudden nervousness and the wondrous softness of the young man's skin and his own disturbing reaction to the latterJames is still grieving for his wife who passed away three years earlier He busies himself with parliamentary work and inadvertently neglects his lively young sons Amanda is an admirable character She takes full responsibility for her past foolish poor choices which lead to her scandalous downfall However she doesn't dwell on self pity but pragmatically moves on to make the best of her current situation I like that she didn't fall into instant lust with James as her impoverished mind had the greater priority of ensuring the availability of the next meal The boys are uite endearing in their uest for paternal attention and affection No uotations available unfortunately due to the audiobook but the narration was uite pleasant

Review ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Laura Lee Guhrke

Dear Lady TrueloveMy twin brother and I need a new mother though Papa insists he'll never marry again Must be nice brainy and fond of catsLady 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 My least favorite so far in this series There was very little romance and I didn’t fall in love with the characters like I did the first 2 books

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O 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 I reuested this one on a whim because the synopsis was just too much funand it didn’t disappoint I loved Amanda She knows what she wants and has the smarts to figure out how to get it I loved that she was tenacious enough to portray a man especially in this time period Jamie was stoic and stern and it was amusing seeing the two of them interact Of course the twins stole every scene they were in Plot wise I was expecting repetitiveness but it never came The lessons were fun and the conflict was expected My main complaint was that the last few chapters felt so rushed and I desperately wanted an epilogue Overall these characters were super easy to root for and while I wanted it was satisfying I may have to go back and read the previous books Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge


About the Author: Laura Lee Guhrke

From the publication Rogue Dear PDF Ì of her very first historical romance Laura Lee Guhrke has received numerous honors and critical acclaim for her novels and her writing style She has been honored with the most prestigious award of romance fiction the Romance Writers of America Rita Award and she has received additional awards from Romantic Times and All About Romance Romantic Times has proclaimed her “On.