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

The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2)

He’s been a bad, bad rake—and 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 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 ...

Details The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2)

TitleThe Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2)
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Adult

Reviews The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2)

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you’re remarkable and bold and interesting.” ALL OF THE STARS!!! All.Of.Them.I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how phenomenal this book would be. I kept thinking nothing can top the first book for me, but this one managed to blow it right out of the water! The banter, the romance, the characters, I ...
  • 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 th...
  • 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 ag...
  • Hollis
    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?""They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotting crimes against the house staff."As for the rest of this story.. meh?Embroidery wasn't her favourite hobby, but Alex planned to stitch those words on a sampler and hang...
  • Lisa
    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint!Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I mean, c'mon! There was a scene where Alexandra played pirates with her charges and then the kids tied her and Chase up and ran off, and there might be an inner monologu...
  • Aisling Zena
    4.5 starsReview now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to want it so badly. It always thrills me when I find good books and even more so when my expectations and hopes for them become reality. And for a person that hardly ever hi...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare 😅 this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn’t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart!
  • Choko
    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend 😊. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end 🤗!
  • Princess under cover
    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took several sittings and a lot of skipping to finish it. Here's why:It started out well. I was so pleased with the Prologue. I was ready to hunker down into a witty, hum...
  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGThis series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end.There is something about a troubled hero who thinks he doesn't deserve love, who shows rakish behavior and is totally unapologetic about it because he doesn't mislead the women. It's...
  • Kindling Micky
    3.5 starsThis is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be read as a standalone.Alexandra (Alex) is a very unassuming heroine, I liked her but I didn’t love her. She finds herself governess for Chase’s (heir apparent to a D...
  • Melanie A.
    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies.But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and the plot were just too superficial for me. Except for Millicent and her many maladies, everything felt like it was being presented in black and white instead of Tessa Dare's us...
  • Ginger
    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character.The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really made me laugh.I really liked Alex Mountbatten as well. I loved her grit, intelligence, practical nature and her love of astronomy!The problem with The Governess Game h...
  • Nicola
    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It’s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.” We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although several months have passed, Alex hasn’t forgotten the man she and her friends have christened the Bookish Rake. Lucky for her, and very much us, their paths are to cross a...
  • Bubu
    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of saltI’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 r...
  • Claire Robinson
    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars!Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoint."I don’t care if you’re gently bred, roughly bred, or a loaf of brown bread with butter… You’re educated, you understand propriety, and… you’re breathing...
  • Desi
    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was… ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can’t quite put my finger on what historical setting it was meant to be (I think it claimed 1817) but it definitely was not set in any previously existing earth era. The hero s...
  • ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics.I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold!
  • NMmomof4
    3.5 StarsOverall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and their quirks. I think I was just feeling a little disappointed by the end though. While I understood the H's hang-ups, it became a little frustrating when he kept on goi...
  • Jaime Arkin
    This might just be my very favorite Tessa Dare book to date. If you are new to historical romance, start here and you’ll definitely understand why so many people adore Tessa Dare! You will absolutely find yourself cheering for Alexandra from the start. She’s smart and bookish and she loves astronomy and despite a rough childhood, she’s determined to make something of herself. With all her job prospects gone, she accepts the position of Gove...
  • Paige
    4 “In the Stars” StarsFull review to come. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books.
  • Mei
    After You Only Love Twice, this is just what I needed! It's a light, funny romance! Do not start reading it expecting something meaningful - you'll not find it here!The story is simple: a low-born girl and a future duke fall in love. But it's the funny parts that made it worthwhile!I loved Alex (and her friends too!)! She's level-headed and self-conscious. But when the means to maintain herself are lost, she just knows that a change of profession...
  • 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. ...
  • MissCherry
    4.5. Tengo pocas pegas que ponerle a este libro, pero no le doy las cinco estrellas porque a mi parecer no ha superado a The Duchess Deal que es un libro redondo. Alexandra y Chase no tienen mucho que ver con la anterior pareja (lo cual me alegro y es lo normal), he disfrutado de su historia, me he reído mucho como siempre me pasa con esta autora pero...les ha faltado algo. Quizás ese algo son las escenas de cama que en este libro me han pareci...
  • Amanda
    I have to confess that I haven’t read a Mills and Boob book since I was a teenager, so I was curious to see if they had changed at all. And I was pleasantly surprised the characters were likeable and the story of the 2 girls being Chase’s wards made this much more than a love story!!If this is the standard of Mills and Boon now then I would definitely read another one!!Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review.
  • ♥Rachel♥
    4.5 StarsAlexandra 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 f...
  • 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.
  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    4.5 'Bookshop Rake' Stars!I think everyone that loved The Duchess Deal has been waiting very much impatiently for this book. Since I freaking adored the first installment in this series, it becoming one of my all-time favorite’s historical romances, I had crazy high expectations for book number two. Especially since I had the weirdly adorable first meeting between this couple fresh in my mind. Was The Governess Game what I hoped it would be? Oh...