Review: The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

Posted April 25, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
The Governess Affair
by Courtney Milan

4 Stars


Released: April 21, 2012
Published by Courtney Milan
Pages: 101

Courtney Milan teases her readers with THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR, the prequel to her new Brother Sinister series. In this book, the hero is an ambitious man, known as the Wolf of Clermont. As a pugilist, he has a reputation of cleaning up the messes that the duke makes and in this book, Hugo Marshall must tidy up a night of regret and a ruined governess.

Pregnant and without a job, Serena Barton does whatever it will take to get her needs known to the man who tarnished her reputation. With a steel spine and a relentless attitude, Serena comes very close to getting what she wants. However, Hugo is also a man well acquainted with negotiating. As a bitter back-and-forth occurs between the two, the tone becomes less argumentative and more teasing.

Hugo and Serena cannot deny their attraction to one another. However, they cannot act upon it because there is the problem of taking care of Serena and her unborn babe. Milan does a great job of creating sexual tension and setting up an interesting storyline within the 100 pages of this novella. I was quite impressed by the way she was able to unravel these two opposing characters that were hellbent on getting rid of each other to instead, fall deeply in love.

With the interesting use of pins in a love scene, I have to say that Milan certainly comes up with unique ways to easing a character’s worries in the bedroom.

If this novella is any indication of what the rest of the series will be like, then readers are in for a treat!

***It’s only 99 cents, people!! Such a steal! Highly recommend grabbing this ASAP!***

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About Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a marginally-trained dog, and an attack cat. Courtney wishes she could say she has lived in numerous fabulous places. But aside from her husband, there is a distinct lack of fabulousness in her life. Instead, she is happy when standards in the Milan household hover above mediocrity. Her husband attempts not to kill people for a living.[1] In exchange, Courtney attempts not to do the dishes.

Before she started writing historical romance, Courtney experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating... Having given up on being able to do any of those things, she's taken to heart the axiom that those who can't do, teach. When she's not reading (lots), writing (lots), or sleeping (not enough), she can be found in the vicinity of a classroom.


1. The astute reader will notice that this sentence can be read as either "Courtney's husband attempts to make his living by means other than offing unsuspecting passersby," or as "Courtney's husband, while making a living, tries not to leave dead bodies in his wake." Luckily, both are true. Although it must be admitted that Mr. Milan has had greater success with the former.

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I loved it.


Thanks Ann!!!

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I loved this book too, Mandi!

You’re welcome Timitra!


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