Review: The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare

This was so FUN!!!! The Governess Game was so entertaining and sweet with an amazing cast of characters. I loved every second! Chase and Alex are THE BEST!


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The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare 


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 out of 5 stars

This was a charming read that had me smiling and laughing thanks to wonderful characters, extremely witty banter, and an excellent story! I loved it all!

This was so incredibly entertaining. It had a great start and continued on from there with an excellent flow and fantastic details. It was funny and sweet with just the right mix of emotion mixed in. I loved Alex and Chase and how they met. I thought Alex was the best heroine! She was strong and spoke her mind and had a big heart. Chase was great too. He was really sweet and had a total roguish vibe happening but he was so endearing. 

I loved learning about Alex and Chase, their backgrounds, and what their personal battles were. I liked their flirting and the growing chemistry between them. It was simmering! I really liked them coming together and the fun and sexy scenes that were created. Of course there were ups and downs and a bit of drama, a few times I wanted to strangle them both because I couldn't wait for them to come together but it made it all the better by the time the end came around.

I loved all the characters. The girls Chase was in charge of were fantastic. I enjoyed the story of them opening up to Alex and Chase almost as much as I enjoyed the couple coming together. I think I love Alex's building relationship with the girls almost as much as her growing relationship with Chase. They just added so much to the story, making it richer.

The Governess Game was well executed with wonderful building details and likable characters. It was light and fun, filled with hilarious moments and sometimes subtle humor but it was all fantastic. I loved everything - the happy feeling it gave me, the way it made me laugh, getting to see this great characters get to their HEA. It was amazing!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.




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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