Book review: Catherine Tinley, The Earl’s Runaway Governess

The Earl's Runaway Governess

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The Earl’s Runaway Governess

Who knew living with an earl…

…would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…

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I really enjoyed this read. Somehow, the two perspectives, Marianne and Ash, feel more intertwined than in others I’ve read recently, and this seemed to give an added pace to things. They are an engaging pair, and I was immediately drawn into Marianne’s plight of needing to escape her home situation. Once settled at Lord Kingswood’s home, the tussle between having to hide who she truly was, and wanting to help the Kingswood family in its plight.

Both are thrown into lives they have not planned, nor what they wanted, and each has to adapt to their new circumstances quickly. I won’t give any spoilers of course, but Ash does eventually discover the truth about Marianne’s background, and, well…

This was a highly-enjoyable read, and really did keep me hooked on the commute. Highly recommended.

About Catherine

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Catherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings.

After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at , as well as and @CatherineTinley on twitter.

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