A Governess's Guide to Passion and Peril

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Pub Date Mar 26 2024 | Archive Date Not set


Two friends reunite—and discover hidden feelings—while investigating a murder in this sensual, witty historical romance perfect for fans of Evie Dunmore and Netflix's Bridgerton!

Jane Halliwell once dreamed of a home of her own—but those dreams (and her dowry) died with her father. Now, she works as a governess, preparing her charge for a future no longer within her reach. When her employer is murdered during a house party, however, Jane is forced back into the world of the ton. But stepping in as hostess will require working with the same lord who once broke her girlish heart.

Lord Adrian Fielding was too consumed with his job at the Foreign Office to pay young Jane much heed, but he always considered her a friend. Which is why he’s confounded by her icy demeanor now. More troubling still is his desire to melt the tensions between them. But his mentor’s murder means he must first find the culprit—and ensure Jane’s safety as she manages a house full of foreign dignitaries.

Only Jane insists on joining the investigation, and Adrian, despite all his diplomatic skills, finds himself seduced by her sharp wit and sparkling eyes. But with a vicious killer circling ever closer, will it soon be too late for their chance at forever?
Two friends reunite—and discover hidden feelings—while investigating a murder in this sensual, witty historical romance perfect for fans of Evie Dunmore and Netflix's Bridgerton!

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I have been such a fan of this series and was so excited I was able to read A Governess’s Guide to Passion and Peril early! It was sooo good!! I love romance, especially historical romance, and then when you add in a murder mystery element like that just makes it even better! I really hope this is not the last book in this series but I want more!

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what is not to love about this book or author. This is a go to author so it was a must read for me. do it today.

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I’ve been loving The Ladies Most Scandalous series, which introduced me to a whole new genre / subgenre of reads I didn’t even know existed and I love. The series is a Historical Romantic Suspense (Historical Romance meets Cozy Murder Mystery) - think Nancy Drew meets Jane Austen. The books are interconnected and feature recurring cameos of some cast, but each can be read as a standalone.

For A Governess’s Guide to Passion and Peril, old friends Lord Adrian Fielding and Jane Halliwell (who due to reduced circumstances has been working as a governess) are reunited and find themselves investigating the murder of a mutual friend at a house party.

Once again, I was immediately swept up in the story - I love these characters and the world Ms. Collins has created. Im always excited to jump in and they give me that same feeling I had reading my Nancy Drew reads growing up. This one was a quick paced, easy read.

I liked both our mains, and was excited for the cameos of former characters in this one as well. If you’ve read others in the series, we were briefly introduced to both mains in a former book (and Adrian is Langham’s younger brother). I appreciate that each of the FMCs is always an independent lady, with her own thoughts, hopes and dreams and Jane was no different in this regard.

I will say I had my suspicions of the culprit earlier on in this book, but found solving the mystery and unraveling the particulars alongside our mains satisfying as always. I was charmed and entertained and I’m hoping the ending was leaving things open for another book in the future as I’m reluctant to say goodbye to this world and characters.

I look forward to adding this sunshine-y, bright cover to my physical shelves. Thank you to Netgalley and Read Forever Pub / Grand Central Publishing for the opportunity to read an early copy! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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