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Book Review: A Governess Should Never... Tempt a Prizefighter by Emily Windsor

A Governess Should Never... Tempt a Prizefighter (The Governess Chronicles #1) by Emily Windsor
Genre: Adult Fiction (Historical Romance)
Date Published: November 9, 2020
Publisher: Senara Press

“So tell me, Miss Griffin, why should I employ you as governess?”

A question to rouse fear within the breast of any prospective governess but for Matilda, a lady without references, appropriate brown clothing or any experience with children whatsoever, doubly so.

Yet, alone in the world, except for a brutish guardian and a malodorous betrothed, Matilda must seek her own future, even if that means employment in the household of a rugged ex-prizefighter with sizeable muscles and doubtless miniscule intellect.

“Please continue to enlighten me, Miss Griffin.”

Mr Seth Hawkins, owner of famed Boxing Academy, has reached the point of desperation in his search for a governess.

Yet, with no other suitable candidates, could this yellow-clad, bespectacled female who seemed to think him a witless dolt with calloused knuckles and no books, teach his daughter the ways of a lady?

The Lady and the Prizefighter.

One should never judge a man by his well-defined muscles or a lady by her yellow-silk slippers, for beneath both façades, lay yearning hearts, shared dreams and a taste for adventure.

With tavern excursions, scandalous kisses in midnight carriages, whifflers, nobblers and dressing as a nefarious footpad on the prowl, the vocation of governess has never been so exciting…

A fun, heart-warming Regency romance, this is the first book in a companion series to the Games of Gentlemen.

This tale contains sensual scenes.

I’ve read and loved other books by this author, and I’m adding this to the list right along with the others. Matilda was brave, spunky, and a touch naïve, but in a good way. Seth was a bit of a gentleman and a bit of a bad boy, with just the right amount of each characteristic. Their flirting and light banter was very entertaining. Betty and Chloe were super fun supporting characters as well. These characters were just delightful and believable. The story itself was engaging and wouldn’t let me put it down. I’m excited for more in this series. I’m hoping we get a Chloe story when she grows up. I have a feeling she’s going to be a spit fire. She already is.

The ARC of A Governess Should Never... Tempt a Prizefighter by Emily Windsor was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my reviews of other books by this author!

Emily grew up in the north of England on a diet of historical romance and classical mythology.

Unfortunately, you couldn’t study Georgian slang or the Regency London Season, so she did the next best thing and gained a degree in Classics and History instead. This ‘led’ to an eight-year stint in engineering.

Having left city life, she now lives in a dilapidated farmhouse in the country where her days are spent writing, fixing the leaky roof, battling the endless vegetation and finding pictures of well-tied cravats.

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