by Tessa Dare
Published by Avon Books on August 28, 2018
Genres: Adult Historical Romance
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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.
5 Stars for The Governess Game!
Tessa Dare is one of my favorite authors, so it came as no surprise that I loved The Governess Game. The Governess Game is the second book in the Girl Meets Duke series. I highly recommend you read the first book to truly understand this world and the sisterly friendship of the women in this series. You will also see how Alex and Chase meet. Their first meeting was a brief encounter that left a mark on Alex, leaving her daydreaming of the mysterious man. Their second encounter is just as memorable because Chase mistakes Alex as the next governess for his two wards, young orphan sisters that have been passed home to home. Alex was an orphan and is accustomed to working hard. When her dreams of being an astronomer are shattered, Alex has no choice but to accept the position of governess. The Governess Game is a fun, heartwarming and charming story.
What I love about this authors writing is that she showcases independent, intelligent and strong heroines in her books. Now I can add Alexandra “Alex” Mountbatten to the long list of Tessa Dare’s heroines that I love. Even though she never planned to be a governess she found her own way to educate and bring joy to those girls. What makes Alex even more special to me is that she is half Filipino. I’ve interacted with the author on Twitter when I learned she had family in the Philippines. Alex came as a nice surprise because as a Filipino I rarely see characters I can relate to. This made my connection with Alex stronger. I also fell in love with the girls, Daisy and Rosemonde. They stole the scene with their rebellious and sometimes morbid antics, and it was so sweet how Chase played along with the countless “funerals” of their beloved friend. These are characters you can’t help but fall in love with.
I enjoyed every minute of reading The Governess Game and I can’t wait to read the next book. I highly recommend this book and author to fans of historical romance.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2019 TBR List