The Governess

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 12 Feb 2019

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3.t stars. Enjoyed it but not as much as I’ve enjoyed others in the series. This one did make me eager for the rest of the series however.
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Merciful heavens! I’m constantly amazed at the amount of gut-wrenching emotion Christi Caldwell pulls from her characters. From the peerage to those from St Giles, it doesn’t matter their ranking in society, Ms. Caldwell pours her heart and soul into each. Broderick, the tough Hell owner, and Regina, Broderick’s right hand “man”, both toughened by years fighting to survive in the streets, are no exception. As Ms. Caldwell peels back each ones’ layers you get a glimpse into what they have to protect themselves. These layers also reveal the vulnerability and the deep longing to belong that every person feels – making this hero and heroine come to life.
I can only imagine what Ms. Caldwell has in store for her next hero and heroine and I hope I don’t have to wait long!
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Christi Caldwell has been on my to-read list for a long time. “The Governess” caught my eye and I dove right in. This is part of a series, Wicked Wallflowers. “The Governess” is book is the third book in the series so many of the characters from the previous books appear. I didn’t feel lost but there is a very critical events that build up in this story and those events start in the previous books, so I would recommend that before you fall down the Caldwell rabbit hole like I did you have those on reserve at the library.



The heroine, Regina-or as the hero fondly calls her Reggie, has been Broderick Killoran’s right hand women. Broderick runs a gaming hall and is very successful. He depends on Reggie for everything but has never seen her as anything other than his confidant. Now that Reggie is ready to leave Broderick he starts to realize that he not only grew accustomed to Reggie but he has very deep feelings for her. Everyone around Broderick can tell that Reggie is in love with him but Broderick had never thought of Reggie that way. As Broderick’s family and gaming hall is threatened, he slowly comes to realize that he can’t control everything and despite his best efforts, he can’t always protect the ones he loves. Reggie feels that Broderick will never see her as the women she has become. She feels that if she doesn’t move on her life will always be the same. With the help from a friend she dares to separate from Broderick and the family that has slowly become hers as well.



I loved everything about this story. Once I started to read it, I could not put it down. I loved the chemistry between Reggie and Broderick. I loved their friendship and their history together. I loved the back stories which were all interesting and I could not help but feel for the characters. Once I finished this story I quickly looked for the first two books in the series:” The Hellion” and also “The Vixen”. The back stories are interesting and add to the characters but I still loved “The Governess.” I am making my way for “The Bluestocking” which already is a great story even though I have not finished it. Review to come soon!
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Great book in the series. I love the strength the author gives her heroines. The will they won’t they keeps you on pins and needles just waiting for the moment they will give in.
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I enjoy Ms. Caldwell’s writing, and this book didn’t disappoint. I like that this book, like many of her books, doesn’t only focus on dukes and duchesses. I love my dukes, but I also reading about lives lived in the Seven Dials and the contrast with aristocratic lives. We get all of that in this book.
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I received a free copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  the governess was a good book that really held my attention.  there were plenty of times that h/h both frustrated me but the characters were multilayered and interesting. great book to check out.
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This book generated a plethora of emotions as I read it. Fear for Broderick Killoran due for punishment for a crime he did not commit. Sadness for Reggie Spark for the abusive past she tried to hide. Delight in her ingenuity in her attempt to be her on person. Anger at Stephen for being a snitch, and a desire although he is a child to pin him against a wall. Disappointment in Broderick for his treatment of Reggie for her perceived betrayal. The story is a good one, begging to be read end to end without stopping. A tale you want to keep turning the pages on to find out what happens. Very enjoyable. I must get the next book in the series, hopefully a resolution to the series.
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I received a free copy of the Governess in exchange for an honest review.  The plot intrigued me and had the potential to be a great read.  However, it fell shorts of my expectations.  It was difficult to follow, and I had a hard time completing it.
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I fell in love with Regina throughout the whole book and I came to admire her so much. I think she's definitely one of my favorite heroines from all the HR books I've read. However, the story itshelf wasn't as good as I wanted to be!There were things I didn't like a lot!
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What a delightful, fun read this is! I loved every bit of it. The characters will have you falling in love with them. Thank you Christi for a delightful read.
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This is book 3 in the Wicked Wallflowers series. In this series we get Broderick’s story I liked it. But I book 2 is still my favorite.  Looking forward to the next one I want to get Gertrude story!.
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Reggie and Broderik's story gets off to a slow start, but picks up speed if you can stick with it.  This take of redemption is a satisfying read and ties up several loose ends.  The Governess can also be a stand alone read if you have not read the first two books in the series.
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The Governess by Christi Caldwell is the third book in the Wicked Wallflowers series and you must read them in order if you want to understand the plot.  This story centres on the very capable, Regina (Reggie) Spark and her love for the owner of the Devil’s Den, Broderick Killoran.  He is ruthless and clever but unwavering loyal to his employees.  

I loved this book.  CC is so good at weaving an amazing story with well-developed characters and loads of emotion.  Pick it up today. You will not be disappointed.  I received this ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.  All views are my own.
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I love this series!! As soon as I finished the Governess, I immediately purchased the other books in the series. Highly recommended!

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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Broderick - Diggory's heir and owner of Devil's Den and Reggie- works at his club as his assistant

I truly enjoyed this book that well written and the characters well defined. The author drew the reader in and kept our interest besides allowing us to experience her characters many emotions! This story had us learn their history and see how they came to be the people they currently are. It was emotionally exhausting to watch Broderick and Reggie find their HEA. The story had intrigue, suspense, betrayal, danger, surprises, "family" loyalty, some humor, love, and a loving/romantic ending/ great HEA! 
I received an ARC of this novel. Thank you for the opportunity!
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I received The Governess written by Christi Caldwell from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.  This is the third book of her Wicked Wallflowers series but can be read as a stand-alone.  I do however, HIGHLY recommend reading the entire series since it is WONDERFUL!!!  The Governess is no exception.  
Reggie Spark has loved Broderick Killoran since that faithful day he saved her on the bridge.  For the past 10 years, she has been his right hand in all things dealing with Devil's Den.  But the time has come for her to leave, as unrequited love wares on a person.  But when Broderick finds out she is leaving to open her own place, he feels betrayed.  With swift cunning, he responds in the only way he knows how; with revenge.  But Reggie rebounds and fights Broderick back.  When their battle of wills takes place under the spotlight of the London Season, secrets are exposed and seduction begins.  But Broderick is fighting the clock and the end could destroy them all.
Caldwell is wonderful at writing stories that make you cheer for the "bad guy"  While this book wasn't as tragic as the first two books in the series, it was a wonderful story filled with heart and gusto.  Reggie is a wonderful heroine that brings out human feelings for Broderick.  I am excited for the next book in the series!  #TheGoverness #NetGalley
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Well,  hello Broderick. It's about time for his story. He's been focused on his sisters and getting them married off. He definitely needed his very own story. 
Regina was a great match for him. It's always fun when an aristocratic gentleman falls for someone he's seen often, but never really noticed.
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Oh, I so looked forward to Broderick’s story and that it was with Regina, a woman he never truly saw till it was almost too late, made it priceless and perfect and so romantic.  I loved their relationship, their story, their highs and lows, and everything about the story.  Broderick has tried to marry his sisters off since book one, in the misguided guise of finding them protection, though they believe (and he let them believe) it is to earn him a connection to the ton. Now, it is his turn, though it does start off with him trying to marry Gertrude off to someone in the ton, he quickly comes to realize, thanks to Regina, that he can't ruin his sister's chance at finding real happiness. I loved the story, start to finish; the only native was I wish there had been an epilogue.  I wanted more from them. :-)  Great story and I can’t wait till Gertrude’s story next.
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Hello! All that really needs to be said is that, finally, finally, finally, we have a book that presents Broderick Killoran as the hero! When he has been referenced and has appeared in past books, I know the intent is not to like this man, but I knew he was dark and dangerous. That said, those are the best kind! The most romantic! And most appealing!! Christi Caldwell does not disappoint in this book!! The chemistry between Killoran and Regina/Reggie is superb! I will read this book again and definitely recommend!!! 😀
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I loved the writing style. I enjoyed the development of the characters but had a hard time really getting into this book. Apparently this was just not for me. I will definitely try another of this author’s works.
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