The Duke’s Governess in Disguise

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When Lady Emily Fairfax comes face-to-face with a girl who looks just like her, she thinks that she has seen a ghost! It soon becomes clear, however, that Miss Ava Smith is no ghost, but is actually Emily’s long-lost twin sister.

Desperate to extricate herself from a loveless arranged marriage, Emily persuades her twin to swap places with her for a month. The plan is for Ava to stay in London and scupper Emily’s engagement, whilst Emily takes Ava’s place as a governess in Kent. 

It seemed like the perfect plan, until Emily comes face-to-face with her new employer, the devilishly handsome Duke of Hemsworth – the ton’s most notorious rake. After the death of his best friend Lord Dunstable, Robert Charles Adrian De Lacey, Sixth Duke of Hemsworth had found himself with two wards. Determined to do right by them, Rob vows to leave his life of debauchery in London behind – a vow which is quickly challenged by the arrival of the children’s beguiling new governess Miss Ava Smith.

Knowing that he can never make a commoner his bride, Rob tries to push his attraction for Miss Smith aside, but despite his best efforts, sparks soon begin to fly between the pair. Their burgeoning romance is dramatically interrupted, however, when it becomes clear that a mysterious someone is seeking to hurt both Rob and the children.

Can Rob discover who the villain is, before they harm his wards? Moreover, can he resist his enchanting governess?

6 reviews for The Duke’s Governess in Disguise

  1. Amanda Humes

    It was an excellent story. There is the element of miss taken identity that I love. I got this book through audio unleashed.

  2. Simara Perez

    I enjoyed this book so much that I listened to it in two days. It has excellent dual narration. The story was so interesting with twin swap, intrigue, great romance buildup. I actually wanted more. I wish this story covered both twin stories and you could see what happened with both of them. It’s a clean romance and I know many people appreciate that and it felt real. I just couldn’t stop listening. Highly recommended for people who enjoy historical romances.

  3. Rosemary HUGHES

    I had listened to the other episode in this series, and was concerned when this one commenced, as the first chapter is the same as the previous episode. However, once the backstory was re-established, then this tale from Emily part of the switch is told.
    Both stories are dramatic and romantic, with a touch of humour thrown in.
    I recommend this series to any who are interested in the Regency Romance genre.

  4. Jennifer Hanlon

    Excellent story.
    The author does a wonderful job transporting you to the time period. The narrators are phenomenal

  5. Sheri MacNutt

    I really enjoyed this story and the narrator did a nice job of bringing the characters to life. I think it will be interesting to see what happened during the switch with Ava.

  6. Laura

    I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and any opinions expressed herein are my own.

    This is the second book in the Fairfax Twins series. It is a standalone with no cliffhanger ending. You do not have to read the first book in the series to enjoy this one.

    I enjoyed the first book in this series and soon thereafter I read this book. While I really like the premise of this book [Prince and the Pauper retelling] and the manner in which the author writes, there is a lot of repetition which is the reason I downgraded it – I probably would have rated it higher if I had not just read the first book. The book starts almost exactly the same as the first book in the series. Instead of a brief summary of events which occurred in the first book, they are completely rehashed – some of it exactly [word for word]. Additionally, the POV of the story changes by chapter between the MC of the Duke and Emily. Again, the same scenes are rehashed – providing very little if any additional information from the new POV. Several times, I had thought I was listening to the same scene again that there was an error in the QC but no, it was only that the POV had changed.

    I really enjoyed the characters and this book had a bit of mystery to it which I rather enjoyed. The story is clean with a bit of romance and some nice humor. I felt that between the two books, I probably enjoyed this one more.

    The narrators, Duke DeFoix and Duchess DeFoix, did a very good job and have very pleasant voices.

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