Rules of Engagement

Governess Brides #3

by Christina Dodd

Avon Books

September 27, 2016

ISBN-10: 0380811987

ISBN-13: 9780380811984

Available in: e-Book (reprint)

Rules of Engagement
by Christina Dodd

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 Respectability

Devon 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

Originally published October 2000 in mass market paperback and November 2015 in eBook for Avon Books.



Christina Dodd's Bio

New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd builds worlds filled with suspense, romance and adventure and creates the most distinctive characters in fiction today. Her fifty+ novels --- suspense, paranormals, and historicals --- have been translated into twenty-five languages, won Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle --- her mother was totally impressed. With more than twenty-five million of her books in print and eBook, her legions of fans always know that when they pick up a Christina Dodd book, they've found, "an absolute thrill ride of a book!"Enter Christina's worlds at ChristinaDodd.com and join her mailing list for news, and book sales.