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The Game and the Governess

Winner Takes All, Book 1

Trading Places meets Pride and Prejudice in this sexy, saucy romance.

Three friends. One Wager. Winner takes all.

The Earl—‘Lucky Ned’ Ashby. Pompous, preening, certain that he is beloved by everyone.

The Miller—John Turner. Proud, forced to work as the Earl’s secretary, their relationship growing ever more strained.

The Doctor—Rhys Gray. Practical, peace-loving, but caught in the middle of two warring friends.

Their wager is simple: By trading places with John Turner and convincing someone to fall in love with him, Ned plans to prove it’s him the world adores, not his money. Turner plans to prove him wrong.

But no one planned on Phoebe Baker, the unassuming governess who would fall into their trap, and turn everything on its head...

“The subtle development of romance between the devil-may-care earl and the proper governess is the impetus behind this winning novek, complete with rich characters and a multi-dimensional plotline.”
— Publisher's Weekly, starred review
“Noble spins a clever, tremendously entertaining tale of truth and lies, love and friendship.”
— Washington Post
“Noble’s insightful and sometimes pointed observations of character make this story a true delight.”
— All About Romance