Series: Brothers Sinister #0.5
Published by Courtney Milan on April 21st 2012
Good Novella Prequel
THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR is the prequel to the Brothers Sinister series. It is the story of Serena Barton who was raped and left pregnant by the Duke of Clermont. She is seeking recompense for her and her child. Hugo Marshall, known as the Wolf of Clermont, has the job of taking care of the Duke’s problems and finances. Hugo soon begins to have feelings for Serena and has to make a choice between his future and Serena.
I liked this story. My only complaint is that considering the seriousness of Serena’s story, I thought that it was too quickly resolved. For me, she too quickly got over her rape and moved on. I think this would have been better as a full length novel. That being said, it was well done considering the length. The characters were well drawn and I really liked the romance between the two. The notes and letters between the two are classic — funny and romantic.
It made me interested in reading the other books of the series, which is the goal, I think.