Monday, September 3, 2018

Review: The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare
Publication Date: August 28th 2018 by Avon
Pages: 384
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

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.

My Thoughts:
Alexandra Mountbatten can’t get the Bookshop Rake out of her mind after he plowed into her knocking a mountain of books out of her hands and shining his devilish grin at her. Six months later Alex runs into him again when she’s out servicing clocks.  She hasn’t set out to become a governess but a mix up throws her into the position looking after Chase’s two orphaned wards.

Chase is a rake, seducing women left and right, trying to forget his deficiencies, and the fact he feels unworthy of his title.  He feels he’s in no position to be guardian over two young girls. Chase needs a governess to educate the girls enough to send them to boarding school, but the little hellions have chased every hire away. When Alexandra walks through his door and calls him out on his rakish behavior he knows he’s got the perfect candidate to whip the girls into shape. 

Rosamund and Daisy were delightful! Two little mischievous girls desperately in need of structure and love.  The daily funerals cracked me up!    

Chase and Alexandra each have lessons to learn in love and in life, and their education is wonderfully sensual, and steamy! 

Loved The Governess Game!  Tessa Dare writes with clever humor and heart, getting to the motivations of her characters making you feel their pain, hopes and dreams as they fall in love.  I can’t wait for the next in the series, Penny’s romance?

4.5 Suns

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  1. Those two little girls in it sound like fun.

  2. Awww Dare! It has been ages! But I do have book 1

  3. I feel like I see her books everywhere! I really need to pick one up soon. I love it when education is sensual and steamy, lol. I'm a fan of clever humor, too!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?