Aug 28, 2018

The Governess Game by Tessa Dare Review

The Governess Game
Girl Meets Duke #2
By Tessa Dare
Release Date: August 28th, 2018
Avon Romance
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson

The accidental governess.

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart... without risking her own.

The infamous rake.

Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling... and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

*ARC provided by the publishers via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

The Governess Game is the second book in Tessa Dare's Girl Meets Duke series and it Brilliant!

American Alexandra Mountbatten maybe an accidental Governess but she is a brave and intelligent woman in her own right! And after losing everyone in her life, she starts again in England, but after going to Chase Reynaud to talk to the housekeeper about the clocks she finds herself employed as a Governess, and taking care of the most 2 emotionally wounded girls and their guardian, who is also wounded in his own way, but it doesn't stop him from being interested in Alexandra!

As I said before The Governess Game is brilliant! It had me in stitches, as I was laughing so hard, but I did find one negative, I should have read book 1 before book 2 as there was a lot of characters who I didn't know, and that really reduced my enjoyment of the book! But I will say Tessa Dare has a real winner in this book.

I give The Governess Game 4 stars!

Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.
Mixing wit, sensuality, and emotion, Tessa writes Regency-set romance novels that feel relatable to modern readers. With her bestselling “Spindle Cove” and “Castles Ever After” series, she has had great fun creating heroines who defy the conventions of their time—engaging in “unladylike” pursuits that range from paleontology to beer-making—and dreaming up the strong-willed, sexy heroes who find their hearts ensnared by them.
A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.

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