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The Secret Desires of a Governess

Tiffany Clare

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From the moment Abby meets her new employer—the mysterious, brooding Earl of Brendall—she is appalled by his brutish manner…and even more so by her own attraction to him. Has she lost her senses? As a governess, Abby has no choice but to play by the rules. But as a woman, she cannot deny the fiery sensations he ignites--or the fantasies he inspires…

From the moment Elliott lays eyes on his new young governess, he knows he's in trouble. Abby is intelligent, defiant, and utterly captivating, but Elliott must do his very best to resist her.

But as the two grow closer, the passion burns hotter. In this historical romance from Tiffany Clare, author of The Surrender of a Lady, the only thing that can destroy their love is the darkest secret of his past—and the secret desires of a governess…


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Chapter 1

In the Kingdom of Brahmors, there was a young prince who lived under the shadow of his father’s rule. He wished to stand up to the king, but the prince was young and did not have the strength needed to do so. The land around the kingdom was sad and oppressed and the heavens no longer rained down atop the grains that sustained the land.
—The Dragon of Brahmors

1848, Northumbria
Elliott Taylor Wright, the Earl of Brendall, stilled when he heard footsteps. A squelching wet sound drew nearer to his study. Definitely not a usual occurrence. He flicked his watch
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Praise for The Secret Desires of a Governess

Praise for Tiffany Clare:

"With its irrepressible heroine, deliciously dark and dangerous hero, and suitably atmospheric setting, Clare’s latest impeccably written novel cleverly references the classic gothic romances of Victoria Holt and Madeleine Brent, while at the same time incorporating plenty of the steamy passion and lush sensuality found in today’s brand of sexy historical romances."--Booklist on The Secret Desires of a Governess

"With its brooding hero and dark backdrop Clare brings an updated gothic twist to her latest novel. By incorporating the themes and red herrings of a classic Victoria Holt or Daphne du Maurier, she entices readers to keep turning the pages to uncover the mystery and savor the highly sensual romance." --RT Book Reviews on The Secret Desires of a Governess

"This is an entertaining throwback to the Virginia Holt legendary Gothic tales as Tiffany Clare employs all the elements from the innocent female, to the foreboding castle to the brooding hero inside a romantic suspense thriller. Abby and Elliot are terrific lead characters while the support cast especially his son, the villagers, and her family make for a wonderful Victorian Gothic romance."--Midwest Book Review on The Secret Desires of a Governess

"THE SECRET DESIRES OF A GOVERNESS is excellent reading material for those who like their romance novel with explosive love scenes and a good solid plot."--Fresh Fiction
 
"Hauntingly sensual, Secret Desires of a Governess is a compelling read that will have readers hoping for more." --Single Titles

“Tiffany Clare writes a swoon-worthy romance filled with rich details and vivid characters. Any readers wishing for a bold and sweeping historical romance need look no further—Tiffany Clare is a treasure of an author!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

“A unique, unforgettable, sensual love story sweeping from the harems of the east to staid Victorian ballrooms. Watch out for this sizzling new talent to rise to the top.”—RT Book Reviews on The Surrender of a Lady

“Exotic, bold and captivating. Tiffany Clare’s rich, sensual prose is delightful indulgence!”—Alexandra Hawkins, author of All Night with a Rogue

“Dazzling, daring and different! Exotic and erotic! The Surrender of a Lady will have you turning the pages until you finish, no matter how late it gets. Tiffany Clare is a brilliant new talent in historical romance.”—Anna Campbell, author of Midnight’s Wild Passion

“Tiffany Clare has written an exceptionally exciting and heart-wrenching story of devotion and survival of a young mother, sold into the most despicable of circumstances…Fast-paced, full of suspense, and totally exciting with each turn of the page. A new and refreshing plot has been woven for the reader.”—Fresh Fiction on The Surrender of a Lady

“Emotion-packed…a heartrending, very sensual historical romance that will touch your heart.”—Romance Junkies on The Surrender of a Lady

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tiffany Clare

  • Deciding that life had far more to offer than a nine to five job, bickering children in the evening, and housework of any kind, Tiffany Clare opened up her laptop to rediscover her love of the written word. Tiffany writes historical romances set in the Victorian era. She lives in Toronto with her ever-patient photographer husband, two mischievous children, and one hyperactive cat. Tiffany loves to hear from readers.

  • Tiffany Clare
    Tiffany Clare
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