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

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

  • 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...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    ALL OF THE STARS!!! I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how phenomenal this book would be. The banter, the romance, the characters, I adored absolutely everything about it. This just may be my favorite Tessa Dare book now. I loved it so hard!Full gushing review to come ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on:
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    B+ A deliciously sexy and amusing tale of mistaken identity, family, and first love when a clock setter finds herself teaching two young orphans and trying desperately not to fall for their delectable guardian.
  • Ari
    *I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.* ❝ I want this. I want you. I want to feel wanted. Even if it's only for a short while.❞ The Governess Game is the second installment in the Girl Meets Duke series and the third historical romance novel that I've read so far in my bookworm life. I know, I know, I keep saying I'm going to try and read more books from this subgenre and I will...hopefu...
  • Cies
    I’m a sucker for this, so it might be biased. It was lovely and lively, without being archaic, which is hard to do in a period piece.As a hopeful romantic (thanks Joan Wilder), this story tugged at all my cherished heart strings. There were still strong convicted women, unapologetic and un-simpering. Yet still appropriate for the time period. Emotional and uplifting, just the way I like em!
  • Aila
    4.5 stars but rounding up because Alex is so hilarious and I love herI! Scream! Because I love this book! So much!Seriously, I was screaming and gasping while reading THE GOVERNESS GAME. Also lots of rubbing my chest where my heart is too, and some tearing was involved. Tessa Dare never fails to write an exemplary historical romance.THE GOVERNESS GAME was just another amazing addition to her repertoire. I especially adored Alexandra, the governes...
  • Kira
    3.5 starsThis was cute and funny. I laughed out loud quite a few times. I loved the girls and their ridiculous antics. Chase and Alex were so good together that I didn't even care that it was instalove. Not sure why but I didn't love it. It was a quick, easy read and a great way to spend my day off.Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this a copy of this in exchange for an honest review!
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke by Tessa Dare is book Two in the Girl Meets Duke series. This is the story of Alexandra 'Alex' Mountbatten and Chase Reynaud. I have read the previous book (and loved it!) but this can easily be a standalone book. We do see the other characters from the previous book but they are in a supporting role. While on that topic I must say the secondary characters who are her friends just make me crazy with wanting to ...
  • Jennifer
    Smart heroine, reformed rake, adorable kids. A regency with a twist. Another winner from Tessa Dare featuring strong characters and relationships as well as an emotionally satisfying journey.
  • nick
    Not as kinky as I thought it would be (hmph!), but Alexandra is my favorite! And the kiddos! So morbid and adorable.RTC
  • Reyes
    Actual rating: 2.5 starsARC kindly provided by Mills & Boon via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!The Governess Game is a good follow up to The Duchess Deal, but I probably would have enjoyed it more had I not read both books back to back. I liked Alex a lot in the first book and I was looking forward to read her own story, but unfortunately Chase was too bland and dull for me. Here we have an infamous rake, but we never get to s...
  • Eden Church | The Required Reading List
    The Governess Game is one of my new favourite historical romances... and I read A LOT of historical romances! The banter and trust between Alex and Chase was just *heart eyes.* The character development was absolutely brilliant; if you like seeing a couple grow together in a way that will sweep you right into their story, here you go, read this book! I LOVED the way Tessa Dare wrote the two little girls in this book, so if you are a sucker for fa...
  • Becka
    OH. MY. GOD. I love Tessa Dare so much but this book is new levels of amazing! I love Chase - he may even be my new favourite hero. So often in books do authors try to make their characters funny and end up being mildly amusing but Dare really got it right with Chase Reynaud! Amazing. I may have to read this again, a million times. The connection between Alex and Chase is beautifully written and the relationship between both hero and heroine and ...
  • Kim
    All the stars. All the swoons. All the laughs. I loved every little thing about this one. Alex was wonderful. Chase drove me mad occasionally, but I loved him in spite of that. Rosamund and Daisy damn near stole the show. RTC
  • Jaime Arkin
    Oh I really loved this one!!!
  • Irene
    5 stars
  • Patricia
    I'm saying this with a big dose of gratitude: This was a lovely romance story. It's one where I want to tell the poor souls who couldn't read an advanced copy that the wait will definitely be worth it. Tessa Dare's characters are always insightful, lovable and ridiculous. They're adorable. Their stories leave me sighing happily, and despite all my misgivings when it comes to grand gestures, I accept all of theirs. The Governess Game takes the cak...
  • Evelyn Goldman
    I received this ARC in exchange for a review. I absolutely loved this book. It was funny, clever, and had all the feels. This is going to be one I come back to when I need a good laugh.Funny men who are good with their hands like Chase, our hero, are my catnip. And best, Alex, our heroine, is so damn rational and says it like it is—I could take a lesson from her. This is also one of those rare exceptions where the children are written authentic...
  • Allison (The Allure of Books)
    Really funny! First time I've felt the need to break out the highlighter on my Kindle in quite awhile.
  • Elley Murray
    Rating: 4.5 starsI really loved The Governess Game, the second book in the Girl Meets Duke series. Give me a Regency romance about a woman who is into science any dang day of the week, please and thank you! I loved Alex from the moment I met her in the first book in this series, The Duchess Deal, and I was so pumped to read a book all about her. It sounds like Penny will probably be the lead in the next book, but I'm very excited (and impatient!)...
  • Melissa
    To do a complete 180 from queer 21st century rock gods, I retreated to Regency England and let Tessa Dare kill me with laughter. From a little girl with a Wednesday Addams-level morbid outlook to a guilt-ridden Duke’s heir (Chase) and Alexandra herself (who is brilliant), I laughed and chuckled through the whole thing. And then Ash showed back up with the most creative “you hurt my wife’s friend and I’ll [harm you permanently]” and I al...