Review: The Governess and the Beast by Karyn Gerrard

If you are looking for a very steamy fast paced romance Karyn Gerrard’s The Governess and the Beast is the short story to read.


Baron Simon Wolstenholme is a beautiful man that was scarred from his time in the war. He has retired to his home where he never leaves. His scars are not just physical but emotional. He is lonely and craves companionship on all levels. He hires a man to look into the history and life of Hortense Jennings. A woman he feels can fulfill the role of companion. When Hortense arrives she assumes she is answering an advertisement for a Governess position  Simon admits to having her investigated and knows of her life in a brothel. When Hortense feels cornered she offers Simon a proposition he will not be able to refuse. Will these two accept a night of firsts and pleasures?

This book was fast paced and very steamy. Both H/h are scarred on the inside and out. I enjoyed how they both found comfort in one another to discuss some of their scars. You can feel the connection between these two people. This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Gerrard, but it won’t be my last.

You can buy The Governess and the Beast on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Learn more about Karyn Gerrard by visiting her website.