Rules of Surrender (Governess Brides Series #1)

Rules of Surrender (Governess Brides Series #1)

by Christina Dodd
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Rules of Surrender (Governess Brides Series #1) by Christina Dodd

The Rules of  Employment for The Distinguished Academy of  Governesses: Always remember your station. Be sure to maintain a disciplined schoolroom. And never, ever become too familiar with the master of the house . . .

Lady Charlotte Dalrumple is known as England’s most proper governess, a woman who has never taken a misstep socially—or romantically. On the surface, she seems perfectly suited to accept the challenge of reforming Lord Wynter Ruskin, sadly uncivilized by his travels abroad.

But Wynter has no desire to be taught manners. He glimpsed an uninhibited beauty hiding beneath Charlotte’s prim exterior, and he’d much rather spend his days—and nights—instructing her in the pleasures of the body and the passions of the heart. But before they can love, both must also master the Rules of Surrender.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380811977
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Governess Brides Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 585,105
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author CHRISTINA DODD builds worlds filled with suspense, romance, and adventure, and creates the most distinctive characters in fiction today. Her fifty novels have been translated into twenty-five languages, featured by Doubleday Book Club, recorded on Books on Tape for the Blind, won Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart and RITA Awards, and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle.

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Rules of Surrender (Governess Brides Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Lady Charlotte Dalrumple, Miss Pamela Lockhart, and Miss Hannah Setterington manage the Distinguished Academy of Governesses, as a venture to place governesses, companions, and specialized instructors. The elderly, but desperate Lady Adorna Ruskin turns to the trio for help with her ¿barbaric¿ grandchildren who grew up with Bedouins. Adorna hires Charlotte, who is known throughout the land as the nation¿s leading governess. Adorna wants Charlotte to teach her upstart grandchildren proper English behavior so that they do not embarrass her at a special reception in three months time.

Very early on, Charlotte realizes she will have no problems with ten year old Robbie and eight year old Leila, who she finds delightful, fresh, and intelligent. However, their father Wynter, thought to be dead, is at his mother¿s home causing havoc because he behaves more like his desert companions than his children do. Wynter gets special pleasure teasing the prim and proper Charlotte, but soon finds he is very attracted to her even though his desert father taught him that men are incapable of loving a woman.

RULES OF SURRENDER, the first installment of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses series, is a witty, entertaining early Victorian romance. The story line is fun as the era comes brightly alive through the abundant talent of Christina Dodd. The lead couple is an engaging duo, whose battle between the sexes is rewarding to the reader. The children and their grandmother provide depth that helps explain the period as well as Wynter¿s motivations. If this tale is any indication, the novels starring Misses Pamela Lockhart, and Hannah Setterington will make this trilogy one of the more precious sub-genre collections in several years.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous 10 months ago
I tried numerous times to read this book. I got 2/3 and just could not read anymore. The characters are shallow, the stteam of consciousness of the heroine is juvenile, and the male lead is unbelievable even as fantasy. This is the first book I have read by this author and I doubt I ever try to read another and I read everything.
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Sooo incredibly stupid. The man's an ass the woman's a doofus its beyond me what ms dodd was thinking when she wrote this rape fantasy. No more for me thanks.
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