If, like me, you picked up All’s Fair in Love and War by Virginia Heath because you liked the title and thought the cover was cute, rejoice! Because it is just as charming and fun as it appears.

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all's fair in love and war by virginia-heath

All’s Fair in Love and War by Virginia Heath

Miss Prentice’s Protegees #1
May 28, 2024

Read this if you want:

  • Opposites attract
  • Enemies to lovers
  • Witty banter 

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Miss Georgina Rowe finally has her first governess job after graduating the estimable Miss Prentice’s School for Girls. Despite having graduated a while ago, she has never managed to rein in her inner warrior well enough to get past an interview. However, naval captain Henry Kinkaid has just had his rambunctious nieces and nephews temporarily dumped on him by his loving, yet flighty, sister and is desperate. Sparks begin to fly when the staid Henry starts to see that Georgie isn’t quite your normal governess. There isn’t any quietly sitting at desks reading and writing. There is catching bugs in the garden and tales of adventure. There is no orderly time keeping, but chaos and laughter. But, when they clash it isn’t the heat of anger he is feeling.

If, like me, you picked this book up because you liked the title and thought the cover was cute, rejoice! Because it is just as charming and fun as it appears. We have a lovely opposites attract, enemies to lovers romance with cute slobbery dog and kid antics thrown in. Add in the funny banter, well-built tension and relationship growth between Henry and Georgie and It’s an embarrassment of riches!

Virginia Heath has definitely found my kryptonite: staid heroes who are secretly marshmallows. Although my synopsis didn’t paint Henry in the greatest light, he is a wonderful, yet completely overwhelmed uncle striving to do the right thing for his beloved nieces and nephew. The heart melts. Even if he doesn’t quite get it right. And Georgie, our fierce heroine who absolutely believes children should be seen and heard after a childhood of being ignored and belittled.

The build up of the romance between Georgie and Henry was gradual, their initial clashes over the children do a great job of raising the tension. As does the comedy of errors that leads to her barging in and seeing him half naked in the bath. It was a romance full of witty repartee, fun and simmering sexual tension.

If you are looking for something funny and heart warming to read then I can’t recommend this enough. It’s a lovely light-hearted and witty read, that will leave you looking back on it with a smile. 

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