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      In conservative Victorian England, an unmarried man will have a hard time gaining and maintaining the favor of the young queen, even though she was your childhood friend. The very unmarried Devon, earl of Kerrich, whose family bank hold the royal accounts, is the latest man to earn the displeasure of the queen. Not only did she threaten to withdraw the royal family's money from the Earl's bank, but also threatened to squeal about a secret about Devon.   
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To gain back the queen's favor Devon hatched a plan: first, he will adopt a pathetically grateful orphan of the streets, and second, hire a governess to take care of the brat, since actually taking care of the orphan will cramp his lifestyle. He also wanted the governess to be hideously unattractive so as not to be ambitious as to seduce the lord of the house.

Miss Hannah Setterington, head of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses is willing (for a price!) to secure the orphan and the governess. However, she forgets to inform the Earl that the only woman capable of the task is the beautiful Miss Pamela Lockheart. With a lot of pasty make up, tight hairdo and frumpy clothes, Miss Lockhart transforms into the governess that the Earl wanted: the epitome of plainness. Little did the Earl knew that beneath all the charade hides the woman whose beauty has made a young Devon pull off the most talked-about stunt in the ton's history.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   trying to carry out business objective If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her In love with caretaker or teacher    -   Yes Falling in love with    -   Nanny

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   nanny Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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