Synopsis (from Goodreads):
When Annette Downing and her mischievous little brothers are sent to Kellaway Manor for the summer, she hopes for a relaxing escape. But Annette finds her closeted heart in jeopardy when reunited with the handsome Owen Kellaway, a childhood acquaintance and respected gentlemen. When Owen is enlisted to help the boys with their behavior, Annette wonders if he has just as much mischief up his sleeve as her brothers. Bound by a promise she made to her late parents, and amid a frightening mystery, Annette faces a difficult decision when she finds herself falling for Owen's charm…
I really enjoyed this clean, fun romance. It was refreshing to read a book with no sex or swearing. The characters were funny and I loved reading about the boys and all the mischief they get themselves into!
Annette and her little brothers are sent to live with their very prim and proper, mean and abusive aunt after the death of their parents. Annette made a promise to care for her brothers and she fully intends to keep that promise and protect them from their aunt's wrath. The boys are young though and as the saying goes, "boys will be boys". They are into all sorts of trouble all the time.
Annette's aunt issues Annette and the boys an ultimatum. They either go away to Kellaway Manor for the summer and learn to become proper gentlemen or the aunt will send the boys to the orphanage. Annette hasn't been to Kellaway Manor since she was nine and her last visit there ended in her own mischief with the boy that lived there.
Once there, Annette feels right at home, even though Owen Kellaway (the boy she met at age 9) is there as well and still appears to cause some mischief. Owen promises to help make the boys into the gentlemen they need to be and Annette finds herself falling for him a little more every day.
This story has it all. It has romance, humor and even a little mystery. There are parts where I actually laughed out loud. It was a very entertaining read that I wasn't able to put down!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review*