Title: The Governess Club Bonnie
Miss Bonnie Hodges, governess to the Darrow family, is desperately trying to hold it together. Tragedy has struck, and she is the sole person left to be strong for the two little boys in her care. When the new guardian arrives, she hopes that things will get better. She wasn't expecting her new employer to be the most frustrating, overbearing, and…handsome man she's ever seen.
Sir Stephen Montgomery is utterly distracted. He should be trying to figure out how his two best friends were killed in a suspicious accident and why the new young viscount seems destined to be the next victim. But he can't concentrate on anything but his growing infatuation with the beautiful, mysterious, and utterly captivating governess.
Together they're doing their best to save the two boys, but will Stephen's feelings for Bonnie get in the way of their search for a killer?
Author: Ellie MacDonald
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Governess Club: Claire
Series: The Governess Club
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Governess Club: Claire
Published by Avon Source: Publisher
Published: September 17, 2013
Genres: Historical Romace
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This title can be read as a stand alone. All the governess’ are introduced in book one and each subsequent story is about a different governess.
Bonnie was raised to be a governess by her mother. She enjoys her job but when the Governess Club comes up with the plan to get their independence by offering private lessons, she agrees. Being their own boss and taking only the charges they want make the governess’ lives similar. Bonnie’s one problem right now is the recent death of her employers in a carriage accident. Since their guardian, Sir Stephen Montgomery, has yet to arrive she finds herself thrust into a mothering role for her young charges. When Sir Stephen arrives all he wants to do is get to the bottom of how is best friend was murdered. Not knowing who to trust he watches everyone but finds himself drawn to the quiet governess. Trusting her becomes necessary and together they endeavor to keep the boys safe and find the perpetrator.
Like the first book in the series, we are treated to characters that aren’t part of the haut ton. Stephen is a baron but he is landless so, while he does outrank Bonnie, it doesn’t take him long to overlook the fact that she is ‘just the governess.’ I enjoyed watching Stephan and Bonnie slowly come together. There wasn’t any instant love or even lust. As they get to know each other, they start to develop feelings that they eventually act on. There is a murder plot in the story and while it is pretty significant, I had the bad guy figured out almost from the start.
We get to see a little of what happens to the characters from book one. We get to see letters that Bonnie writes to Claire, the heroine from book one. They show us what Claire is up to and how things are going with the Governess Club. I am looking forward to reading more in this series as they come out.