25 August 2018

Review - The Governess Game

Oh the historical romance!!

The Governess Game - Girl Meets Duke #2
by Tessa Dare

What they say: 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. 

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: The Governess Game is another saucy and fun historical romance from Tessa Dare. It's part of a standalone series which several linked characters.

The story follows Alexandra 'Alex' Mountbatten as she treads a rather unconventional path, and finds herself working as a governess for the two young wards of future Duke, Charles 'Chase' Reynaud.

Alex made me smile. She's an unromantic-romantic: a landlocked sailor: a child of an explorer. This will make sense when you read the book. As a stargazer I loved her fascination with comets and plotting the skies.

Chase is desperate to find a governess who can look after his young wards until he can convince a boarding school to take them. The only problem is that Rosamund and Daisy are rather unique little girls and keep driving their governesses off. Luckily Alex isn't a governess and she's not easy dissuaded. I loved her and Chase's relationship with the girls. Their morbid outlook and dollicide made me smile! So cute!!

Alex needs the money but more than that, she wants to help Chase to connect with the girls and is fascinated by him. He is a notorious rake after all!

I enjoyed the book which had the all important inclusion of lessons in piracy, a appearance or two from a goat and a fold down bed!

4 Stars in my Sky!


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