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The Governess Game

Hes been a bad, bad rakeand it takes a governess to teach him a lessonThe 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 dont need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke...

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The Governess Game Reviews

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    There are some audiobooks that I wonder if the narrator saves it for me. I say this because the hero Chase is a scandalous Rake and I wonder if I read this I would have found him unredeemable. But the narrator made him come to life and I had so much fun listening to some of the utterly charming things he said wondering if I was reading it if I would have found it charming at all.

    Alexandre and Chase literally bumped into each other in a bookshop. Since then she has had some fantasies galore about

    Since he hadn’t given his name, Penny anointed him with increasingly ridiculous titles. First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the rungs of the peerage. Sir Read. Lord Literature. The Duke of Hatchard’s.

    It was all built up in her head so she just wasn’t expecting, when she ran into him again it would be in a newly remodeled room that had an unfortunate stocking lost forever hanging off some antlers on the wall.

    In the end, Alex had only herself to blame. All the clues were there. His dreadful taste in books. His charming grin that made promises no man could intend to keep. And those eyes . . . They held some kind of potent, brain- addling sorcery, and he went about jostling young women in bookshops without the decency to keep them hidden beneath a wide- brimmed hat.

    So dreams dashed Alex is swearing off all meetings of Dukes in bookshops when in a twist of fate she ends up In Chase’s employ as a Governess.

    I found this book to be a lot of fun. Alex never feels sorry for herself and just marches on when life throws her a curveball or two. She takes the governess job in stride and has no illusions to who this notorious rake is and what he is capable of. I really love the way she ways out the pros and cons of becoming involved with him.

    The funny surprise for me in this were Chase’s wards. They were so fun much fun with their creativity of how to kill off Daisy’s doll every day.

    Daisy took a step in retreat. “Don’t draw too near. She has consumption.”

    “Consumption? I’m sorry to hear it. But I’ve no doubt you’ll nurse her to a swift recovery.”

    The girl shook her head gravely. “She’ll be dead by tomorrow morning.”

    “Surely she won’t—”

    “Oh, she will,” Rosamund said dryly, speaking from the window seat. “Best to have a few words prepared.”

    At first I wasn’t sure how to take the killing off of a doll at least once a day with a funeral right after but it became a little endearing after a while that the little girls found a way to sneak into their guardians heart one doll death at a time.

    Castles Ever After is probably still my favorite Tessa Dare book to date, but I really enjoy the quirky characters, especially women, she has in her stories.

    Audio Note: Mary Jane Wells probably made this book for me. I don’t think I would have liked Chase nearly as much if it weren’t for her playful intonations for him and Alex’s responses to those. She definitely brought all the characters to life for me.


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  • Emma

    This was enjoyable but not as good as the first in series. I wasn’t persuaded by the low self esteem and self loathing of Chase. I also felt the two characters fell in together too easily. That said, the story was a charming one. I particularly enjoyed Millicent’s funerals and thought Alex and Chase made a good couple.

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

    I hope this one is as good as the first <3



  • Geri Reads

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance.

    "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the rungs of the peerage. Sir Read. Lord Literature. The Duke of Hatchard's."

    When Alex Mountbatten ran (literally) into Chase Reynaud at Hatchard's book shop, she had no idea that in a few months time she would be working as ...more

  • ♥Rachel♥

    4.5 Stars

    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

  • Bubu

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt

    I’ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I’ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare…my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly released romance book.

    If one expects a historically accurate in terms of social norms, time appropriate romance, The Governess Game is the one to avoid. But that’s not really shocking news when it comes to Tessa Dare. And befor

  • Warda

    I wasn’t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that’s exactly what I got.

    I can’t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same plot line making it feel slightly regurgitated, but I am hooked on it every single time. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I’d happily read them all over again. These books are my happy place.

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