The Reluctant Governess (Ladies Unlaced #3)
Intermix / August 19, 2014 / $4.99 digital
A secretary for the renowned Evensong Agency, Eliza Lawrence may have a pretty face, but she’s much prouder of her mind and her morals. When she’s pressed into temporary governess duty as a favor to her boss, she doesn’t expect to bend one bit for the rakish Nicholas Raeburn. Not even when he opens the door to her half-dressed...
Despite his bad reputation, Nicholas is a man of honor. To Nick’s way of thinking, he doesn’t need any help raising his daughter, Domenica. If only he weren’t so drawn to the meddlesome woman’s sparkling wit and uncommon beauty...
But when an act of misplaced chivalry goes seriously awry, resulting in mayhem and almost murder, Eliza becomes the only woman he can depend upon. Nick will do anything to protect his family, but who will protect him from falling in love with his reluctant governess?
The Reluctant Governess is the third in Maggie Robinson's Ladies Unlaced Series. I heartily recommend them all. In this one, our heroine is Eliza Lawrence, newly hired as a secretary for the Evensong Agency, which is the locus of all the Ladies Unlaced books. When Nicholas Raeburn, an artist with an “artistic” reputation, and brother of the hero of the preceding book, In the Heart of the Highlander, returns to England in need of a governess for the daughter of his late mistress, whom he assumes is also his, Eliza takes the job until the agency can find a permanent one.