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)

  • 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:
  • Geri Reads
    I love Alex! Not because she just happened to hail from my home country -- although that is fabulous -- but because of her vulnerability and strength. I love everything about her!Full review to come...ARC provided by Avon
  • 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.
  • (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!
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • nick
    Not as kinky as I thought it would be (hmph!), but Alexandra is my favorite! And the kiddos! So morbid and adorable.RTC
  • 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...
  • Claire
    Man, I really, really liked the first in this series, but I did not care for this at all. Nothing about it worked for me. Neither character was attractive or interesting in any way, and the story was boring.
  • 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.
  • Preethi Viswanathan
    4.5 stars.At last, a decent historical romance released in 2018! With all the disappointing releases this year, I was starting to lose hope. The Governess Game has been one of my most-anticipated books since The Duchess Deal (which I adore). Hence, when I saw this ARC on Edelweiss , I couldn't pass up the opportunity to review it. Going into it, my expectations were low, but I was pleasantly surprised. Alexandra and Chase are both multi-dimension...
  • Ashley
    More like 3 1/2 stars?I will read anything Tessa Dare puts out. I absolutely adored THE DUCHESS DEAL, the first book in the GIRL MEETS DUKE series and I was not disappointed by THE GOVERNESS GAME. It's full of tropes I love (falling in love beyond class barriers; nannies/governesses; reformed rakes), and I was excited in general to read Alex's story--I love all the women in this friend group, and can't wait to read all their stories.With all that...
  • Julie
    Chase Reynaud is an unworthy heir of a Duke. He has poor self-esteem, is extremely handsome, gives funny eulogies daily, is promiscuous, pushes people away, and sometimes can be very sweet. He has two wards who have sticky fingers and love horrible and contagious diseases. Alexandra Mountbatten has no blood family, but has made a family with her three best friends. She is small, smart, adorable, determined, teaches Pirating 101, and knows a surpr...
  • Michelle
    Pubs date: Aug 2018Ms Dare does it again! A lovely and witty romance with Alex, an astronomer-turned-governess, and Chase, a duke who doesn't think much of himself, but with 2 wards to take care of. Their romance is sweet and sexy. The ways Alex gets the girls to learn are highly amusing. And don't get me started on Millicent, the poor doll of a thousand deaths. An excellent cast of quirky characters! ♡