Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Game And the Governess by Kate Noble

Edward "Ned" Granville, the Earl of Ashby is known as "Lucky Ned" and he lives up to his name.  After the war, he hires his friend, John Turner, as his secretary.  John is attempting to rebuild his family's mill.  Their friend is Dr. Rhys Gray.

They make a wager that a woman will fall in love with Granville even if he doesn't have a title, so Ned and John switch places.  Poor Phoebe Baker is a governess in a home they are visiting

I just could not get involved in this book.  I didn't like the first chapter and I attempted to read past the fifth, but I found the main characters very flat.  Ned was an ass and Phoebe needed a backbone.  I even did my normal trick of reading the ending, but I HATED the ending.  So, I put this book down and called it a "Do not finish".

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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