When a Duke Loves a Governess (Unlikely Duchesses #3) by Olivia Drake – Review

when-a-duke-loves-a-governess-by-olivia-drake-www.lovelyloveday.com_When a Duke Loves a Governess (Unlikely Duchesses #3) by Olivia Drake – A stunning new Regency from beloved author Olivia Drake, When a Duke Loves a Governess…!

Tessa James has worked and planned tirelessly to open her own millinery shop. All she needs now is a loan from the lord who sired and abandoned her. The only problem is, she doesn’t even know his name. What’s a woman to do to find him but enter the aristocratic world by becoming a governess?

Guy Whitby, the new Duke of Carlin, has returned to London after years abroad to discover that his young daughter Sophy has become a wild-child known for scaring away every governess who’s crossed his doorstep. When Tessa James applies for the job, he hires her in desperation despite his misgivings that she’s too bold and beautiful–and that she might be fibbing about her qualifications.

Their blooming attraction leads them on a completely unexpected path to love that neither wants to deny. But when an old enemy threatens Guy’s family, their forbidden romance goes up in flames. Can they still learn to love and trust each other as forces try to tear them apart?

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amazonPublisher: ‎ St. Martin’s Paperbacks (July 27, 2021)
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN-10: ‎ 125017449X  –  ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1250174499

Olivia DrakeAbout the Author: Shortly after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism, Olivia Drake sold her first novel two weeks after sending it to a publisher. She now lives in Texas in a cozy cottage with two feisty cats and a photographer husband. Her two daughters have flown the nest, but still come back whenever they want a home-cooked meal!

Her other series include ‘Heiress in London’ (SEDUCING THE HEIRESS, NEVER TRUST A ROGUE, SCANDAL OF THE YEAR) and ‘The Cinderella Sisterhood’ series (IF THE SLIPPER FITS, STROKE OF MIDNIGHT, ABDUCTED BY A PRINCE, BELLA AND THE BEAST, HIS WICKED WISH, THE SCANDALOUS FLIRT).

Many of you also knew Olivia as Barbara Dawson Smith. She is a New York Times bestseller and winner of numerous honors, including the Golden Heart Award and the coveted Rita Award for excellence in the historical romance genre. www.oliviadrake.com

Review of When a Duke Loves a Governess

When a Duke Loves a Governess is the third book in the Unlikely Duchesses series by Olivia Drake. A steamy historical romance that is sure to sweep you away to another place, another time. I was drawn in from the very beginning and could not put this one down. I had to know what was going to happen next. The characters are well-written with intriguing backstories that help to make it easy to get lost in. When a Duke Loves a Governess is perfect for readers who love a historical romance with lots of steam. The chemistry between the two main characters is off the charts. I look forward to reading more in the Unlikely Duchesses series. *I received a complimentary copy in exchange for a review.* 

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