Mr. Grier and the Governess by Sophie Barnes

The Brazen Beauties #2

Published: July 26, 2022

Publisher: Indie Published

Length: 500 pages

My Rating: 3 stars


He’s the dutiful guardian…
She’s the breath of fresh air he needs…

Olivia Poole knows her time for marriage has passed, so she accepts the position of governess to Mr. Grier’s ward. However, she cannot reject the vow she once made her sister—that she would live her life to the fullest. Armed with a list they created together, she determines to honor her promise. But being a governess and an adventuress isn’t so easy. Least of all when the only man she would ever consider for her last challenge happens to be her employer.

Although Grayson Grier mourns the loss of his rakish days, he is determined to do right by his ward. But when he meets Miss Poole, the prim and proper governess seeking employment, something about her begs to be challenged. Ignoring his better judgment for once, Grayson hires her on the spot—a decision destined to tempt him at every turn. For what he did not anticipate was her list, or the fact that his name would be on it. Right next to kissing…

My Review:

This book is part of a series but it can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the others. I have a track recorded of being underwhelmed with historical romances at the moment and this book did not break the trend.

It was predictable and over long. I did like the mature ages of the main characters but there was so much unnecessary details that it detracts from the story.

I didn’t hate it but it also wasn’t memorable.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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