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Travel through the English countryside in this third delightful historical Regency romance in the Governesses series by award-winning author Julia Kelly! When Lady Margaret Rawson is caught trying to elope with the thoroughly unsuitable James Lawrence, Lord and Lady Rawson decide it's time to send their daughter away from the temptations of London. The job of delivering thTravel through the English countryside in this third delightful historical Regency romance in the Governesses series by award-winning author Julia Kelly! When Lady Margaret Rawson is caught trying to elope with the thoroughly unsuitable James Lawrence, Lord and Lady Rawson decide it's time to send their daughter away from the temptations of London. The job of delivering the headstrong girl to the family’s isolated Yorkshire estate naturally falls to her governess, Jane Ephram. It should be an easy task, but with the wild Lady Margaret, nothing ever goes according to plan. To make matters worse, Lord Rawson has made it clear that if anything happens to his daughter along the way, Jane will be dismissed without a letter of reference. When Jane finds Lady Margaret’s inn room empty and the charming Lord Nicholas Hollings’s horse missing one morning, she must embark on an adventure of her own with the devilishly handsome baron. Will Jane and Nicholas find Lady Margaret, the scheming Mr. Lawrence, and the missing horse, or will they discover something else entirely?...

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The Governess Was Wild Reviews

  • Samantha
    2018-10-26 07:01

    I'm pretty sure this was my favorite of the series and deserves a pleased 4 star rating. Jane and Nicholas are so entertaining because while they know they need to hold the society's rules as Jane is unmarried and a governess which means traveling unaccompanied with a man can ruin her career. Having said that, both have something to gain from working together and it turns out it is much more than keeping a position or getting a horse back. Nicholas and Jane find in each other things they didn't expect but cannot fight because love comes when we least expect it and is something meant to be embraced. Jane is in a weird position in society, not quite someone of stature but not quite a peasant free to do as she would. She is within the high-ranking society as an outsider who gets to look in and work in it yet must keep her reputation spotless if she is to continue working. It's beyond stressful and ridiculous, but it is what it is. When she loses her charge, she teams up with Lord Nicholas as it seems her charge has taken his horse. She finds him attractive but knows society is not forgiving so she must make sure to get her charge back as fast as possible without alerting society to her traveling with a Lord, even if said Lord is sinful and temptation in its purest form. Lord Nicholas needs his horse back in order to get his hands on funds he so desperately needs. Teaming up with a governess that is as gorgeous as Jane wasn't what he expected but he needed her just as much as she needed him. He tried to be honorable, he really did, but he's only human and she's just so...charming. The passion between them won't be denied, society be damned.

  • Sonya Heaney
    2018-10-18 12:02

    This is the best of the three in this series. Even though it is the last one, it is basically a standalone read, as hero and heroine are alone and on the road for much of the book.In the first two instalments of this series I struggled with all the mental lusting and sex thoughts at inappropriate times, and I was glad that wasn’t the case with this one. I also thought there were some interesting little research touches, as the characters travel across England and stop in real places.This is a short book, and so the relationship moves at a very fast pace, but at least their forced proximity means they get to know each other much faster, and without the usual restrictions polite society would place on them.I did have some issues. Firstly, the heroine knew the hero for all of a few days when she decided to throw away everything and have sex with him. No worries about pregnancy. No worries about ruination and never being able to find a respectable position again. And then she tells him she won’t marry him! She HAD to!The other issue is that the point of the story was for the two of them to track down a wayward girl and the horse she stole – a horse that is the key to the hero ever having the finances he needs. And yet when they finally meet up with the girl, they seem to forget all about the horse.I also found it odd that titled men kept swearing in front of ladies. It’s 1860; gentlemen didn’t do that.However, this was the strongest story of the three, and I believed in the happy ending more than in the other books, as (until the inappropriate sex!) this was about romance, not lust.Review copy provided by NetGalley.

  • No Apology Book Reviews
    2018-10-31 07:54

    I would like to thank Julia Kelly, PocketStar Books, and Simon & Schuster, Inc., for allowing me to read this novel in exchange for an honest review.When Jane Ephram realizes her charge flew the coop, she knows she has to get the young lady back before the situation is discovered and both their reputations—and therefore their lives—are ruined. But where to start her search? Perhaps by interviewing the gentleman whose horse had been stolen during the night? That horse was the key to a better future for Nicholas Hollings and his debutante sisters, so he’s all for chasing after the runaway charge. What he wasn’t expecting was to fall in love with the governess…It amazes me how some books can be so similar in content but written so differently. This plot wasn’t complicated or original, but Kelly managed to make it inexplicably engaging and charming. It’s crazy how authors can make or break a novel with an element as simple as tone or personal style. Something about this story had me devouring the words and eagerly turning the pages. It wasn’t even hurt by the two that came before it—I feel it can stand on its own. (Though I really want to read the other two now.)I read a novella the other day that seemed shallow, as if it were only skimming the surface of the story, so I am thoroughly impressed that this one had a depth that was as complete and soulful as a novel twice its length. The plot, while simple (sometimes less is more, right?), was tidy and well-paced, presenting a problem, experiencing conflicts, and finding a solution. And I was taken with the characters, even the secondary ones that weren’t present for long. Both Jane and Nicholas were extremely likable and sympathetic. Jane tried to be responsible, wanting only to do what was right, and was punished for it. Nicholas, too, was doing his best to be self-sacrificing and responsible, and the first time he wants something for himself—Jane—he can’t have her. It was so satisfying, so rewarding, to see them achieve their HEA.I’m tempted to say this book was darn near perfect, but I don’t want to go that far…although I, Queen Nitpick, didn’t notice any flaws.noapologybookreviews.com

  • Janet
    2018-10-19 05:11

    Jane Ephram, governess to Lady Margaret daughter of the Earl of Rawson is taking her charge to the family’s estate in Yorkshire. Lady Margaret was caught trying to elope with the thoroughly unsuitable James Lawrence, Lord and Lady Rawson decided it's time to send their daughter away from the temptations of London. It should be an easy task, but with the wild Lady Margaret, nothing ever goes according to plan. To make matters worse, Lord Rawson has made it clear that if anything happens to his daughter along the way, Jane will be dismissed without a letter of reference. When Jane finds Lady Margaret’s inn room empty and the charming Sir Nicholas Hollings’s horse missing one morning, she must embark on an adventure of her own with the devilishly handsome baron. An easy reading, straightforward romance. Nicholas & Jane are instantly attracted to each other. They are thrown together in the search for Lady Margaret & days spent together on the road only heightens the attraction. Jane feels her station in life is far removed from that of Nicholas even though her close friend married an Earl. Nicholas is trying to get the family finances on an even keel & to also provide a season for his two sisters, Effie & Helen.I’ve enjoyed all three governess’ stories, they are well written. This like the other two is a light but enjoyable read that I can see myself rereading on a cold winter’s day, curled up with a drink & chocolatesI received an ARC copy from NetGalley

  • Tami
    2018-10-28 10:48

    This review is based on the ARC received from the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley for an honest opinion.3.5This was a nice little story. A very quick read.

  • Kimberly
    2018-10-27 03:55

    3.25 stars - Review coming soon.

  • Gaele
    2018-10-15 04:10

    I’ve been excited for Jane’s story since I picked up this series: the quiet one, a bit more reserved than her two best friends Elizabeth and Mary, and far more settled in her life’s journey. With only ever serving the Earl of Rawson and his only daughter, Lady Margaret. When Jane awakes in a remote country inn, she finds her charge has disappeared. Determined to sort out this mess and find Lady Margaret before she reaches Gretna Green, she observes a gentleman in some distress over a stolen horse. Nicholas Hollings, Baron, is looking to sell breeding rights to the missing horse: a scheme that will help to secure his sisters’ futures and offer them a chance at a reduced season. Jane is far from the quiet and reserved woman we have met. Her “governess’ face is spot on, the experience she’s gained in her years of reining in the rather intractable Lady Margaret have served her well. Particularly in manipulating and negotiating with Nicholas to accompany her to find the errant young woman and his horse. Nicholas is a man on a mission: his only desire of the moment is to slowly rebuild his estate and provide some small season and dowry for his younger sisters. For himself, he’s never found a woman who strikes that bell: he’ll marry eventually but things like love and true regard are not in his cards. Until Jane. He admires her determination and bravery: traveling alone with a man is reputation ruining if she is discovered, and yet she appears almost excited for the adventure. This was a journey of discovery: Jane and Nicholas traded stories and hopes, all while both are trying to ignore the attraction between them. While Nicholas is growing closer to Jane, she is most concerned with the damage her position in society (or lack thereof) would do to his sisters’ chances in society. Reaffirmed by the Lady Margaret when finally found, and her ‘suitor’ dispatched, Jane won’t allow herself to ensnare Nicholas, despite her bone-deep love for him. Not a hugely angsty read – these are fun jaunts to the happy ending: you want these characters to find the ability to be together: it’s happened with two governesses finding their happiness in a path they once thought unreachable – why not a third? Far more laden with character and heart than one would expect from a novella, this story, indeed this series is the perfect refuge from the stress of the day. You have no option BUT to smile and embrace the hope, the heart and the happy that they bring. Certainly a favorite series for me for the year – these will become an oft-read ‘when I need a smile’ stories- with the right mix of story and emotion. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. This review was originally posted on I am, Indeed

  • Brenda
    2018-11-12 04:05

    Publisher's Description:Travel through the English countryside in this third delightful historical Regency romance in the Governesses series by award-winning author Julia Kelly!When Lady Margaret Rawson is caught trying to elope with the thoroughly unsuitable James Lawrence, Lord and Lady Rawson decide it's time to send their daughter away from the temptations of London. The job of delivering the headstrong girl to the family’s isolated Yorkshire estate naturally falls to her governess, Jane Ephram. It should be an easy task, but with the wild Lady Margaret, nothing ever goes according to plan. To make matters worse, Lord Rawson has made it clear that if anything happens to his daughter along the way, Jane will be dismissed without a letter of reference. When Jane finds Lady Margaret’s inn room empty and the charming Sir Nicholas Hollings’s horse missing one morning, she must embark on an adventure of her own with the devilishly handsome baron. Will Jane and Nicholas find Lady Margaret, the scheming Mr. Lawrence, and the missing horse, or will they discover something else entirely? My Thoughts:I always enjoy the HEA endings in romance novels and novellas. Although this is a short read it is well developed and could be read as a standalone, but is so much better for the reader if they have read the first two books in this series. You would have previously met some of the characters in books 1 & 2 so if you have read those you know about the friendship between the three women. Two were and one is still a governess. and that is how their friendship began.I truly loved the characters and the stories behind them. I found the storylines in all three books to be well developed and gave each one a 4 star or better rating.This one in my opinion deserves 4.25 stars. I hate to see the ending of this short series. Although there are 3 books they are all short reads (novellas).This one has only one heated scene so I would give it 3 of 5 flames for heat.I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book.

  • Amanda Richardson
    2018-11-09 04:58

    "The Governess was Wild" is Julia Kelly's finishes the three books about three governess friends. Jane's charge wants to marry a most unsuitable man and her parents are furious. They send them to the country and her charge sneaks out in the middle of the night to elope and steals a horse belonging to a stranger.Nicholas is furious that his horse is stolen, he hopes to improve his fortunes by breeding horses and believes his venture is slipping away like Jane's charge with his horse!Jane convinces Nicholas to allow her to go with him to find her charge and his horse. But they find much more than a horse. They find each other.This book was very sweet and the chemistry between Jane and Nicholas was palpable. There were a couple of steamy scenes, which I liked. I would recommend this book, enjoy!I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Maggie Hesseling
    2018-10-15 08:49

    Jane is the unfortunate governess to Lady Margaret. Fed up of her parents running her life she decides to runaway with a fortune hunter. But Jane will have none of it and when she finds out that her charge has made off with a handsome Baron's stallion she decides that she'll travel with him in order to rescue Margaret from herself. But Nicholas is a kind and considerate man and she quickly falls for him.This is a really light read that you can read quickly in one sitting. Though not as interesting as the two previous novellas in the series, it still has its charm. It's a nice closure to this trilogy. All the previous characters come back (or are mentioned in the case of Elizabeth's husband).

  • Anna Swedenmom
    2018-10-21 08:14

    Short but delightful. I have a few things perhaps that bothered me. One was the sex too quickly with no thought of ruination. Another was the swearing in front of ladies. The last bother was the title mix of baron versus knight and how to address that. All in all it is a quick and interesting read. one that I would pick up for a short trip and enjoy it all the more! I can say this was a delightful difference from the others. I was given this book in return for an honest review. Anna Swedenmom

  • Lucy
    2018-10-16 04:48

    This was a nice end to the Governess series by Julia Kelly. I found Jane and Nicholas to be likable characters and the road-trip element to their romance made a for a pleasant change from typical regency romances. Nicholas is a down-on-his-luck Baron who has inherited a non-profitable estates from his late father and two sisters who need to make a splash and marry well. Jane is a pragmatic governess with a high-spirited run-away charge. When Jane's charge Lady Margaret steals Nicholas' horse 'Moonlight' to elope with a fortune hunter the two ban together to recover both the horse and the Lady.Although I enjoyed reading The Governess was Wild it didn't sweep me away. Everything was nice and comfortable. Jane and Nicholas were a good match, and they did have chemistry but it wasn't 'call-999-we-have-a-fire' hot. I think that is partly because this is a novella, but certainly compared to The Governess was Wanton and The Governess was Wicked I didn't feel the same passion with this couple.The last few scenes of the book where all the previous couples gathered together to support Nicholas and Jane was enjoyable to read, if a little tweed. Overall this was a pleasant series and I certainly enjoyed reading about heroines who aren't regency debutantes. Perhaps it was because the issues of being a Governess and wanting to marry had already been dealt with in the previous two novels, but The Governess was Wild fell just a little flat for me.

  • Laura
    2018-11-04 11:17

    This landed on my DNF. I did not like the characters and couldn't get into the novel. There were three in the series that were published very close to another. It just seemed pushed to meet a deadline.I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley.

  • Jaimie
    2018-10-15 04:09

    This was a fun story to wrap up the trilogy. The road trip aspect kept the plot moving and the romance was convincing.

  • Mikka
    2018-10-14 04:17

    This was definitely the weakest of the series, and I was disappointed by the lack of an epilogue since it's the last in the series.

  • Amelia
    2018-10-22 09:04

    In the third and final story of the Governess series, an unexpected adventure occurs in the life of a woman who has always followed the rules of society. Though concern over the future has always controlled the actions of this rather timid governess, she finds herself wanting to grasp the fervent passion that is within reach if she just takes a chance. Julia Kelly makes every scene delightfully engaging with a very likable couple along with an enchanting storyline. THE GOVERNESS WAS WILD is enjoyable and totally satisfying.As the governess of Lady Margaret, it is the duty of Jane Ephram to make sure the older teenager obeys the guidelines dictated by London society plus those of her family. When the young woman decides she is going to wed and will let nothing stop the marriage, her parents quickly send her from London to another home of theirs in Yorkshire. Jane is her traveling companion, and she knows getting to the estate without any further incidents is imperative. Unfortunately, before their destination is reached, the governess discovers her charge slipped off during the night on a horse belonging to another guest at the inn.Upon finding his prized horse gone from the stables, Lord Nicholas Hollings is very angry. When a woman comes up to him and offers an explanation along with a plan to recover the animal, he at first hesitates but ends up agreeing to let her travel with him in the hope of locating his horse and the missing woman. Though Jane is eager to find Lady Margaret, she secretly admits to herself how much she is enjoying this exciting quest. As she and Nicholas continue their search, her unspoken fantasies about him are ones she never imagined might actually happen to her.When Jane was met in the two previous books of the Governess series, I could tell she was a stickler for abiding by the rules, both professionally and personally. She was strict in making certain the girl that she has watched over for years did as instructed or there would be consequences. Now that Lady Margaret is older, Jane’s duties have become much more complicated and she knows nothing can go wrong or her own life could be ruined. But one willful incident by the young woman leads to her governess having to make split-second choices which will greatly impact both lives. I really liked how Julia Kelly made Jane seem so genuine in how she reacted to situations and the people around her. Though she never thought of herself as brave, she certainly proved nothing would stop her from finding Lady Margaret and making things right.From the moment I met Nicholas, I loved this gentlemanly individual. He is thoughtful and respectful, even when his desire for Jane wages a battle inside him. I chuckled at some of their amusing banter, and sighed when his deeds were chivalrous. Although some instances did cause laughter, I was touched by other events where heartfelt and honest feelings were expressed by the couple as they sought what would make them truly happy. Ms. Kelly makes the way life would have been for people of their social standing during the middle 1800’s in England very convincing, and I so wanted Nicholas and Jane to get together despite their differences. THE GOVERNESS WAS WILD is a thoroughly engaging historical romance.Received copy from publisher via NetGalley

  • AnnMarie
    2018-10-31 11:02

    The Governess Was Wild is the third book in the 'Governess' Series by Julia Kelly. I have read the other books in the series and they are all wonderful, but I think so far I love this book the best.This is the story of Jane Ephram. She is one of three Governesses and life long friends, but the only one left of the three that hasn't found love or marriage yet. Presently she is the Governess of a very determined, spoiled young woman, Margaret. She wants to marry a man totally unsuitable for her, and when her parents realise she wants to run away with him, they have to take action. They tell Jane she has to escort Margaret to their country estate and well away from any opportunity for her to run off with her so called beloved.During their trip to the country the women have to stop off at an Inn for the night. When Jane wakes up to find that her charge has disappeared then finds her note saying that she was running away with her 'fiance', Jane knows she has to somehow run after her and stop her from doing anything silly. It doesn't take long for her to figure out that Margaret will be heading to Gretna Green for a quick marriage, nor does it take her long to find out that to get there, Margaret has stolen a horse. The horse is a very valuable one belonging to Lord Nicholas Hollings. Nicholas is a Baron, but money isn't flowing, and he needs his horse to breed so that he can make some profit with which to pay for repairs to his estate, and to give his two beloved sisters a season in London with the hopes of them finding a husband. Of course he isn't at all pleased to discover his horse has been stolen. But he is glad to find Jane who lets him know that she knows where his horse, and of course her sister will be. He arranges to go with her to find them, and so starts their relationship.There is an immediate attraction between them, and despite the seriousness of their task, they still manage to enjoy each others company whilst fighting some serious lust filled moments. Ever the gentleman, Nicholas doesn't want to act on his attraction, but Jane, knowing that nothing can come of them because she is so beneath his station in life, decides that she wants to have a fling with him and enjoy her life for once. After all, she's probably going to lose her job for losing her charge, so why not go out with a bang.Will Nicholas give in to his feelings or will his good conscience stop him from becoming intimate with Jane without offering her marriage.I adored this story. I loved the romance developing between Nicholas and Jane, how they both could be so stubborn but obviously were in love with each other. The race for Margaret was intensive reading, hooking me from the start, hoping beyond all hope that she wouldn't end up marrying the fortune hunter that had tricked her into falling in love with him. And if they could find them before hand, what could they do to stop them getting married. Margaret was of age after all. The chase was on, the romance and lust was sparking from the page, and I couldn't read the book fast enough to find out what happened next. I 100% recommend this book, and the whole series too.I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.

  • Book Gannet
    2018-10-16 05:08

    3.5 stars.This third Victorian governess romance is a fun, light, romp of a read that works best if you’re not too concerned with period detail but like the feel of a historical period. Jane is a determined woman, proper when necessary and fierce when required, while Nicholas is sometimes grumpy but mostly happy to go along with what Jane tells him. It’s a road trip book and is nicely enjoyable.Up to a point. Incorrect usage of titles are a pet peeve of mine, and here we have Sir Nicholas Hollings, who is a baron with the title Sir Hollings. Except that if he’s a sir then he would be a knight or a baronet and should be known as Sir Nicholas, while a baron would be Lord Hollings. They are not interchangeable and I found it distracting every time Sir Hollings or the baron was mentioned.However, not everyone is as picky over such things as me. So I’ll move on to the fact that Jane rides an awful lot in this book, which is only of interest because she’s not much of a rider. She spends great chunks of the story in the saddle, which is of course a side saddle, and surely she’d ache a whole lot more than she does since that’s not a natural position to be in for hours at a time. As for her charge, Lady Margaret, I can only assume she’s off riding astride.Speaking of Lady Margaret, the fact that they don’t recover her within the day is enough to ruin her, especially as Jane isn’t exactly discreet about bandying her charge’s name all over the north road. She hasn’t known Nicholas five minutes before she’s telling him everything (including the earl’s name) right in front of the inn girl who has already proven herself less than helpful or trustworthy. What an excellent way to stop the gossip from spreading!Also, why does a seventeen year old girl who is out in society still have a governess? If there were more children in the family, fine, but Margaret is an only child and since she’s completely left the school room, Jane should have moved on by now. But then we’d have no story.There’s also an issue of luggage and money, because expenses are never mentioned. Jane just sort of attaches herself to Nicholas, who is in charge of rooms and horses and food, and she never once offers to pay for anything. Which wouldn’t be a problem except he has money issues, so it is something I’d have expected to come up. As for the luggage, well, they’re riding around for days, including in the rain. Mud would have been a real problem, but it doesn’t come up either.Picky, I know, but I couldn’t help it. Which is a shame, because for the most part this is fun. It’s light and easy and predictable, but is still enjoyable. As with the first book, I’m a little iffy over the reasons why these two can never be married, since children of a baronet (and even some barons) would be just as likely to marry locally as to go to London, and since Nicholas and his sisters live quietly I think they could weather the storm more than well enough. However, if you can ignore all of that sort of stuff, then you may well enjoy this. I can't ignore it and I still found it fun.(ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley.)

  • Connie Fischer
    2018-11-10 11:08

    1860Jane Ephram awakes in an inn to find that Lady Margaret, daughter if the Earl of Rawson, is gone. Jane is Margaret’s governess and is angry that Lady Margaret has managed to escape from her and her maid, Elspeth. Lady Margaret recently became engaged to Mr. James Lawrence, a man with no title or future. Her parents refused to accept him as a husband for their daughter and they have forbidden her to have anything to do with him. When her parents find letters from the man, they have her packed up and sent to Yorkshire and far away from London and Mr. Lawrence. Now, Jane finds that Margaret has fled and also stolen a man’s horse to make her escape.When Jane explains the situation to the owner of the horse, she is surprised to find that it is a large and valuable horse. However, Margaret is a good horsewoman so no harm should come to either of them. The man introduces himself as Baron Sir Nicholas Hollings. Margaret is desperate to find Margaret as her father has threatened to fire her without a reference should something happen to Margaret. So, when Jane asks Nicholas if she can accompany him to find Margaret and his horse, he agrees and she finds herself riding which is not something she does well.Along the way, Jane and Nicholas share stories about their lives and the spark of love starts to grow between them.This was a fairly clever but predictable romance novel. I enjoyed the other two books in the series, “The Governess was Wicked” and “The Governess was Wanton” however, this third novel just didn’t have the same “punch."Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Elisabeth Lane
    2018-11-07 07:07

    The Governess Was Wild is a light-hearted, charming historical perfect for anyone who likes road trip romances. The crux of the story is that hero and heroine go in pursuit of an heiress to keep her from running away from her governess with the hero's stolen horse. It's the third book of the Governess series and while characters from the previous books do appear, I haven't read either of them. I think it stands alone just fine.Nicholas Hollings is an impoverished aristocrat through no fault of of his own. He is bringing a horse to stud when he stops over at an inn. Jane Ephram is a governess, has always been a governess, and always expects to be a governess. That is, until she has to shepherd her wayward charge to the country, where she has been banished for forming an improper attachment. The security of her position rests in getting the girl there safely. Oops.The plot trajectory is basically what you'd expect out of a story with this trope, but the entire book is worth reading for the last scene, which is the definition of epically romantic. I don't want to ruin the details, but it's swoony. Almost over the top even, but I couldn't bring myself to mind. It could have done with a bit more attention to detail (it's billed as a Regency and set in 1860, complete with Victorian trains), but if you can get past that, The Governess Was Wild is a sweet, sexy, low-angst read.

  • Debbie Glenn Brown
    2018-11-01 06:07

    Jane Ephram is one of three Governesses and lifelong friends and the only one who hasn't found love or marriage yet. She has been ordered to take her charge Lady Margaret the daughter of the Earl of Rawson to the family’s estate in Yorkshire because she was getting ready to elope with a scoundrel. One night Lady Margret has stolen a horse and disappeared. Jane knows what she’s up to and needs to stop Lady Margret from getting to Gretna Green and marry. The horse she has stolen belongs to Nicholas a Baron is hoping to get his finances under control and placing his hope on breeding the horse to make some money to pay for repairs to his estate and give his two adored sisters a season in London with the hopes of them finding a husband. Nicholas and Jane are instantly attracted to each other, but know they need to work together to find his horse and lady Margret before Jane loses her position as a governess. I loved all the governess books, each has it on unique story with lovable characters. I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2018-10-24 10:03

    'The Governess Was Wild' by Julia Kelly is book three in the "Governess" series. This is the story of Jane Ephram and Lord Nicholas Hollings. Jane is a Governess to Lady Margaret Rawson who tried to run away to get married. Now Lady Margaret has been sent to one of the far estates and Jane must be the one to take her there. But one night at a Inn Lady Margaret gives Jane the slip and takes off with Lord Nicholas's horse. The next morning with Jan puts two and two together that Lady Margaret did just that she makes a deal with Lord Nicholas to help him get his horse back if he takes her with him so that she can get Lady Margaret back. This starts their journey to finding each other and fallen in Love. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."

  • Barbara Rogers
    2018-10-18 07:50

    This was my first experience with reading anything by Julia Kelly and I enjoyed it. She is not the most eloquent and descriptive writer, but she told a nice story. This is a very short, quick read, so I didn't expect a great amount of detail. However, the characters (governess Jane Ephram and Sir Nicholas Hollings) were fairly well fleshed out for the amount of time we have with them. The love story is sweet and their journey into looking for Jane's wayward charge (Lady Margaret Rawson) is long and tiring. I really liked the ending of the story -- but would have liked an epilogue at the end."I requested and received this book from the author at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher."

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2018-10-28 11:49

    'The Governess Was Wild' by Julia Kelly is book three in the "Governess" series. This is the story of Jane Ephram and Lord Nicholas Hollings. Jane is a Governess to Lady Margaret Rawson who tried to run away to get married. Now Lady Margaret has been sent to one of the far estates and Jane must be the one to take her there. But one night at a Inn Lady Margaret gives Jane the slip and takes off with Lord Nicholas's horse. The next morning with Jan puts two and two together that Lady Margaret did just that she makes a deal with Lord Nicholas to help him get his horse back if he takes her with him so that she can get Lady Margaret back. This starts their journey to finding each other and fallen in Love."My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."

  • Angela
    2018-11-12 11:55

    Knights in shining armor do exist and one is called Nicholas Hollings. Jane, the last standing governess, is definitely the introvert of the group but she has so much passion (not only for her position but for wanting to live life). Jane and Nicholas’ journey to romance is sigh-worthy and a bit sexy. You cannot help but to hope that they realize their mistake in distancing themselves. I think this series ended on a perfect note with Jane and Nicholas’ story. A very lovely read.This story also shows the closeness of the three friends and how important the support of friends can be in helping in whatever way is needed.I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

  • Ke
    2018-11-04 04:07

    I received this book as an advanced readers copy in exchange for a review. I loved this book and I finished it in one sitting and did not finish until 4:30am. The characters were well written and relatable. A governess "Jane" is forced to be creative in finding her charge"Lady Margaret" who ran away while she was sleeping, and she must find her charge in order to protect Lady Margaret from ruin and to protect her position as a governess. In order to accomplish this task she must enlist a stranger "a Baron" to travel the countryside in pursuit of his stolen horse and Lady Margaret.

  • Seanna Yeager
    2018-10-29 12:17

    A mad dash to try to recover a stolen horse, find a errant charge that wants to elope, all while protecting everyone's reputations. Governess Jane Ephram has her hands full, all while trying desperately to not fall in love with Sir Nicholas Hollings, who is a gentleman who treats her like a lady - despite her low social rank. They find passion and love, despite the barriers that keep them apart.

  • Heidi
    2018-10-16 05:08

    The last book in a 3 part series and for sure they have saved the best for last and then some this book is a quick read but an excellent read it has a great story line fantastic characters who are witty and fun as well as super likeable.Excellent read

  • The Lusty Literate
    2018-11-05 07:10

    3.5 Stars | Hot Steam

  • Kelly_Instalove
    2018-11-04 06:06

    Crapped out at 30% because the repeated glaring error of the hero's title/form of address was unignorable. Do your effing homework.