||In this humorous historical romance, a beautiful young woman named Pamela Lockhart disguises herself as a middle-aged dowd in order to work as a governess in the home of Devon, Lord Kerrich. Devon is rich, handsome, titled, and arrogant, and he doesn't want to be tempted by attractive servants. But despite her thick spectacles and acerbic manner, there is something about Pamela that gets under Devon's skin.
||The Rules of Engagement:Choose a bride from this year's debutantes.|Decide on a proper settlement.|Send an announcement to The Times.|Inform the bride of her good fortune.|Rules of RespectabilityDevon Mathewes, earl of Kerrich, has a plan that is sure to restore him to the Queen's favor. First, he must hire a sensible, unattractive governess. Next, he will see to adopting a properly grateful orphan, which will surely lend him a patina of respectability. Finally, he must obtain a guarantee that his orphan and the governess will better his character and reputation without unduly disturbing his life--love life or otherwise.Rules of Passion As a condition of accepting the governess position, Miss Pamela Lockhart of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses has a few rules of her own. Devon at all times must behave with propriety, an unlikely accomplishment that would delight the ton and completely astonish Pamela herself. She must be allowed to choose a suitable orphan at her own discretion. Most important, Devon must vow to neverever delve into Pamela's background, or her appearance, lest he discover the truth behind the deepest secrets of her heart. But of course, all rules are made to be broken... Rules of Engagement
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||Determined to regain the favor of the queen, Devon Mathewes, Earl of Kerrich, tries to regain respectability by adopting an orphan and by hiring a sensible, unattractive governess, but the new governess soon turns his life upside down.