Friday, September 21, 2012

The Governess and the Master by Lisa Greer

The Governess and the Master (The Montmoors, #1)I've never seen this done before...this is literally the first part of a story and you have to buy the second one to find out what the whole story is.

A penniless governess shows up at a dark estate with a strange master. There's a sickly little boy we never meet, a strange portrait of a Montmoor ancestor, and a slightly touchy feely man who offers her his "missing" sister's clothes.

It's interesting and mysterious, but I didn't like being left hanging before it got to solid story. :( I was also a bit thrown off by the heroine's sudden change of heart regarding the clothes.

I think this was a good taste of what the author writes like though. I don't know any authors that focus on gothic romance. I'm sure there are some; they just haven't crossed my radar, so this was new for me.

I like the darkness, mystery, and my favorite part of all: "But ugly on the outside doesn't mean he is such on the inside."

That makes me wonder what other morals are in store and revealed in each book.

Three bikes. I bought this on Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know that gothic has been popular for a long time, but it certainly should be. Maybe the people who would write gothic are pulling that mood into their paranormals and fantasies?

    Did she make it clear from the description that this is only part one of the story? You've got me intrigued but that feels too much like a rip-off if she represents it as a complete novel and then ends the book with a "pay more money to find out how it ends" move.