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Governess Affair
Governess Affair | Courtney Milan
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fenchxrch
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I was hesitant to read this because the heroine was raped, but I ended up really liking the characters and wishing the novella was longer. Courtney Milan managed to give their story depth that is not usually managed so deftly in shorter story.

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It‘s 1-year-scan day, so I‘m hiding out in the cancer centre with a cup of tea and a mountain of choc bics before I head up there. Courtney Milan‘s keeping me company.

Ikea happened this morning, so I‘ve already got my steps in for the day.

Cinfhen Sending you loads of hugs and best wishes for a good scan 🙏🏻❣️😘 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Best wishes for a good scan result. ❣️ 6mo
RachelO @erzascarletbookgasm @cinfhen Thank you both 😘. All done - results in the post in 10 days... Next stop, Waterstones! 6mo
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khooliha
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An enjoyable novella that has me looking forward to the series.

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fernanda
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Start reading... Let's see 😊

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emtobiasz
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@Mommamanzi thanks for a generous giveaway! I‘m tagging the book that introduced me to my new favorite romance author!

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Bkwrm7
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Hubby is mowing the lawn - when I asked how I could help he said "No, it's a beautiful day - go ahead and read your book on the deck." Best. Hubby. EVER. #bliss #romantsy #decklife

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
CouronneDhiver Sounds like a keeper 💍 1y
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ScientistSam
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Started the Brothers Sinister series with this touching novella. I think it was my first Courtney Milan, and as I went right ahead with the following book, I think that's proof that I'll be reading many more.

More thoughts below under the spoiler tag.
#romantsy

ScientistSam At first, I was worried that Serena's statement that she wasn't forced (because she didn't scream to stop the rape) was a reflection of the author's view, but it's not. It's Serena's own view at the start of the story, and unfortunately is a very realistic and sympathetic depiction of what some survivors believe (even though it's not true). It was wonderful to see Serena's path to reclaim her life, to move from victim to survivor. 2y
Centique @ScientistSam I thought this was handled really well too 😊 2y
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emtobiasz
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Well, this little novella was everything I wanted from a historical romance! Thanks for the tip @xicanti on where to start with Courtney Milan-- your suggestion was perfect. Even Olive was on board! I've already checked out the next 2 in the Brothers Sinister series from #Libby... #romantsy

xicanti Hurray! 2y
PatriciaU ❤️❤️❤️ Olive! 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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Mehso-so

Not sure if I wasn‘t in the right frame of mind or this book just wasn‘t for me. While the story started strong and I enjoyed the clever banter between the MCs, in the end, I felt kinda blah about the whole thing. Based on reviews by fellow Littens, I am clearly in the minority! The writing was good, so I‘m planning on reading the next book in the series. Perhaps if I‘d read this in one sitting, I would have enjoyed it more. 2/3⭐️🤷🏽‍♀️

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CiViiLy
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An excellent novella!

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xicanti
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Last night I figured I'd read a bit of this historical romance, just to see how I got on with Milan's writing. Next thing I knew, it was past midnight and the novella was over.

Because WOW. Milan's prose is witty and graceful, her characters feel real, and she approaches sensitive subject matter--the aftermath of rape--with great empathy. I couldn't tear myself away. #romantsy

readordierachel I love her. The rest of the series is good too. 2y
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mariaku21
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there was a lot of potential for these two characters. The story is well written but it feels rushed; even for a prologue, it feels that the author had to tie up loose ends before the ending which she did and again, very well written but I found it wanting.
the prologue did what it needed to, which is to peak my interest in reading another story from the author which I might do

mariaku21 even digitally I end up with duplicates... turns out I had bought this on my Kindle as well as on my iPad... might have been a "just in case" kind of moment 2y
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annahenke
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This is a sweet #romantsy novella, easily finished in a single sitting. Milan takes a delicate situation and somehow makes this happy ever after poignant and not too sugary.

Amris I loved this series!! This was a great novella. 3y
Jas16 The whole set is great! 3y
raelaschoenherr I liked this series too! 3y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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#24in48 #readathon update. Here's what I've been up to today. I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on audio. I started Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham. I also read all of The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan. I've taken a few naps today as my house is freezing and I just seem to be exhausted. I've never made it more than 5 hours so I'm so excited about 15!

GlitteryOtters Congrats, seriously! 3X more than your previous personal best?! Dang! 👏👏🎊 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @GlitteryOtters Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it. I'm never prepared enough. This time I made sure I had food and plenty of options. I'm still reading at 17 hours now. I won't get to 24, but I'm super excited. 3y
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Chessa
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Great novella! Loved the banter. I actually teared up from the deft way the author handled the love scene; the way that the past trauma was addressed was perfect.

Very much looking forward to the rest of the series!

Finished this last night for a final tally of 176 books. 👍🏽

raelaschoenherr It's a good series! My favorite by a long shot was Countess Conspiracy--can't wait to hear what you think! 3y
Chessa @raelaschoenherr So! Super curious: is this a series I need to read in order? Because my library has all of them, but not all checked in. I think Countess is actually available but books 1 & 2 have holds. Thoughts? 3y
raelaschoenherr Well, the characters from the others all show up in Countess, so it kind of depends on how you prefer to read a series with connected characters. I always prefer to read in order, but it probably doesn't spoil much that you won't already guess. But then you'll also be introduced to some of the characters after their stories and romances are resolved...I read it in order and enjoyed it that way. 3y
Chessa @raelaschoenherr My tendency is to want to go in order, so I'll do that! Thanks for the heads up. And, magically, The Duchess War hold just came through, so it's all good! 3y
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annamae
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Officially Courtney Milan addicted ☺️

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megt
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Needed something more lighthearted after a string of heavy reads. This novella was just the right thing. I loved Serena's wit and her banter with Hugo had me laughing out loud. Looking forward to reading more of the series.

Jas16 Loved this one too and I usually don't like novellas. The entire series is pretty great. 3y
megt @Jas16 This is my first Courtney Milan, but it definitely won't be my last. 3y
raelaschoenherr I have re-read The Countess Conspiracy a bunch of times and I'm NOT a re-reader. I love that one so much! It's third in the series, technically I think, but it felt so different and unique to me in the world of romance. Happy sigh 😍 3y
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megt @raelaschoenherr that's good to hear! I'm thinking about making this series, along with a few others, my in between books for reading challenges next year. 3y
raelaschoenherr @megt They're enjoyable! You'll have to let me know what you think :) 3y
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TeaRainBook
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4 out of 5 stars.

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TeaRainBook
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First #fridayreads choice done. I feel like I'm in a good series.

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Legxleg
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“I am done with things happening to me. From here on out, I am going to happen to things.”

Excerpt From: Milan, Courtney. “The Governess Affair.” Milan, Courtney. iBooks.