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  • Octavius and the Perfect Governess

  • A Baleful Godmother Novel (Pryor Cousins, Book 1)
  • By: Emily Larkin
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

A governess in jeopardy...and the marquis' son who goes undercover as a housemaid to protect her.

Lord Octavius Pryor leads a carefree and untroubled life, until the night he visits Vauxhall Gardens in the guise of a woman.

At Vauxhall, Octavius discovers that being a female is very different from being a man. Annoyingly different, unpleasantly different, and - when he encounters the lecherous Baron Rumpole - dangerously different.

Determined to teach the baron a lesson, Octavius infiltrates Rumpole's household, where he meets the woman of his dreams: Miss Toogood, governess to the baron's daughters.

Suddenly Octavius has three pressing tasks:

  1. To teach the baron to keep his yardstick in his breeches. 
  2. To keep Miss Toogood safe.
  3. To convince her to marry him.

A word of caution: This novel is a bodice ripper, and I mean that quite literally. Bodices are ripped in this book - and not in a playful or sexy way. However, I promise you that all rippers of bodices receive their just desserts.

©2020 Emily Larkin (P)2020 Emily Larkin

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I loved this book, intriguing and lovely story. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Beautifully narrated by Rosalyn Landor.

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  • 13-05-22

Not Bad

I like a little paranormal with my romance novels. There was a lot of molestation of women, which I did not enjoy, but I did like that the heroine was able to defend herself.

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  • 29-01-21

Rambled and repeated and repeated

I loved all the other books in this series, but this just didn't work. If there was a plot, I didn't listen long enough to find it and I listened through chapter 10. Am returning the book.

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  • 15-01-21

simply delightful !

This story is certainly a unique one, and in a good way. I can't give that particular information here, because that would ruin the delightful surprise. I loved the fact that the story didn't shirk its HEA duty, but it never got boring or repetative. A totally new reading experience.