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Published by
Berkley (2014-10-07)
Original language
Historical adventure fiction


by Ashley, Jennifer


Scottish barrister Sinclair McBride can face the most sinister criminals in London--but the widower's two unruly children are a different matter. Little Caitlin and Andrew go through a governess a week, sending the ladies fleeing in tears. There is, however, one woman in town who can hold her own.

Roberta "Bertie" Frasier enters Sinclair's life by stealing his watch--and then stealing a kiss. Intrigued by the handsome highlander, Bertie winds up saving his children from a dangerous situation and returning them to their father. Impressed with how they listen to her, Sinclair asks the lively beauty to be their governess, never guessing that the uncoventional lady will teach him a lesson or two in love.

Welcome back to the world of the Mackenzies! This time we visit Sinclair McBride, brother to Ainsley (wife of Cameron Mackenzie). Widowed Sinclair has a fine career as a barrister, but everyone knows his children are holy terrors. Can a charming East London pickpocket do what a host of governesses never could? And will she charm Sinclair, who knows a criminal when he sees one, into opening his heart?

Plenty of Mackenzies return in this story: Hart, Eleanor, Ian--as always, Lloyd and Louisa, and the Mackenzie dogs. (Note that this book is set in 1885, five years before Daniel's story, so Daniel is around 19 again).

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley writes historical and paranormal romance as Jennifer Ashley; paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James; and mysteries as Ashley Gardner. Jennifer's novels have won RWA's RITA and RT Reviewer's Choice awards among others.

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