Feb 12, 2019

The Governess by Christi Caldwell Review

The Governess
Wicked Wallflower #3
By Christi Caldwell
Release Date: February 12th, 2019
Montlake Romance
Source: ARC provided by the author

Regina (Reggie) Spark has loved Broderick Killoran, the resourceful and protective proprietor of the Devil’s Den, ever since he saved her from the streets and made her his right hand at the notorious gaming hell. For just as long, Reggie has never admitted her true feelings for him. Nor has she revealed her spirited ambitions—to buck convention and expectations and open a music hall.

While Broderick built his gaming empire with ruthless cunning, his loyalty to his employees is boundless. So when he learns of Reggie’s plan to leave his side and take charge of her own future, the betrayal cuts Broderick to the core. He responds as he would to any business rival…with swift retribution.

Instead of wilting, the savvy Reggie rebounds with a fury that shocks Broderick and stirs a desire he’s been holding in reserve for only ladies of nobility. But as their seductive battle of wills ignites under the harsh spotlight of the London Season, secrets are exposed as well—ones that could be ruinous in decent society but invaluable for the heart.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Broderick’s story has arrived! And I’m absolutely ecstatic that I’m able to finally get my hands on it! And you know if you are reading a book by author Christi Caldwell, it’s not going to be a simple romance, but an edge of your seat, it's a roller coaster that you're never going to want to get off. 

If you have read any of the Sinful Brides Series or The Wicked Wallflowers series, then you would have met Broderick Killoran before, with his uncompromising behavior and determination to always know what is best! And as the head of the Killoran family, he is trying to do right, after his “father” caused so much damage. 

Now, even though I called it Broderick’s book, it’s actually based around 3 people, Broderick (of course), Michael whom has also been in some of the Sinful Brides Series and all of the Wicked Wallflowers series, as he is the young boy that was kidnapped by the Killoran gang when he was a baby, but doesn’t want to return to the life and privilege that is owed to him. 

And then there is Regina Sparks aka Reggie, governess to all of Broderick’s brother and sisters. Reggie is fiercely loyal to the family, and absolutely in love with Broderick, so much so the pain of not being able to have him has caused Reggie (with the help of a friend) to start their own business nearby. 

But when Broderick finds out what he thinks is the ”truth”, Reggie is labeled as a traitor and Broderick feels personally betrayed by Reggie. But that is not all of the hurdles they face, as the lies from the past have come back to haunt them… 

The Governess is an absolute joy to read! From the characters to the storyline, you cannot help but love this book, and if you are like me, you will fall in love with the authors writing style too! There are very few authors I would say, that has never had a book that hasn’t quite hit the mark with its readers, but I have yet to find a Christi Caldwell book that I haven’t loved! And The Governess is no exception to that! 

I give The Governess 5 stars! 

USA Today Bestselling author, Christi Caldwell blames Judith McNaught's "Whitney, My Love," for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and try her hand at writing romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections and she rather enjoys tormenting them before crafting a well-deserved happily ever after! 

Christi makes her home in Southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing, chasing around her feisty six-year-old son and caring for her twin princesses in training!

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