The Earl’s Runaway Governess – Catherine Tinley

The Earl’s Runaway Governess

Catherine Tinley

Ash, Earl of Kingswood/Marianne Grant

Publication: April 1, 2019

My Rating: 5/5 Stars5 star


Who knew living with an earl…

…would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…


After having the pleasure of reading author Catherine Tinley’s previous books and loving them, I was looking forward to her latest. Ms. Tinley is a RITA award winning author and this book again proves that she is an excellent writer and is so deserving of the honor.

William Ashington “Ash” never expected to inherit the title, Earl of Kingswood. He feels trapped with the title and all the responsibilities he now has.

Marianne Grant has become the ward of her evil stepbrother at the death of her mother and stepfather. No longer feeling safe in her own home, she leaves in the dead of night to escape.

I absolutely adored Marriane from the very beginning. She was thrown into a situation not of her making but yet was determined to survive. She was smart and brave, especially for a young woman who had to adjust to a totally different lifestyle than the one she was accustomed to.

As for Ash, I felt his situation was similar to Marriane, forced into a situation not of his doing and trying to find his feet to survive. The resentment and anger he felt in the beginning along with the frustration and fear was real and I did feel for him.

I enjoyed watching these two learn to adapt to their new situations. There was a definite spark when they were together and the banter between them was entertaining. As with all of Ms. Tinley’s books the writing is exquisite with wonderful secondary characters, an evil villain and a storyline that was real and suspenseful at times. This was a story that kept me turning one more page to find out just how this will all play out, and I must say I am highly satisfied! This was another fantastic story from the pen of Catherine Tinley and one I can highly recommend! Loved it!

~ Rose

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