Four years ago, Miss Caroline Ritter, a diamond of the first water, had her seasonal debut – a debut that ended in a terrible scandal. In disgrace she was turned out of her home by her father and after a series of positions found herself at the Distinguished Academy for Governesses looking for a position more suited to her talents …of flirting. Though not much call for that particular talent, the headmistress did have a position she thought would suit Caroline. The Duke of Nevette needed someone to teach his foppish son, Lord Huntington, how to behave and attract a bride instead of chasing them away with his ridiculous behavior.
Jude Durant, the earl of Huntington had an agenda and part of it was continuing his foppish masquerade in order to bring down the villains who had killed his elder brother when they'd gone to the continent on their grand tour. Having his father dictate to him that he must accept his ‘tutor' would complicate his mission; having Caroline Ritter for a tutor posed an even bigger problem, as his focus was split between chasing spies and chasing Miss Ritter.
Continuing her series within the Distinguished Academy of Governesses theme, Ms. Dodd maintains the readers interest with a delightful cast of characters, snappy dialogs, and a lovely romance. Jude's ridiculous antics and outlandish outfits provided plenty of lighthearted humor to the wary once-burned Miss Ritter.
This report prepared by Marilyn Rondeau