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Series: Girl Meets Duke #2
Title: The Governess Game
Author: Tessa Dare
Publisher: Mills and Boon
Published: August/September, 2018
This is a delightful historical romance which starts with an unexpected encounter, continues with a misunderstanding, then an accident, two children in need of care and plenty of humorous moments before there’s any possibility of a HEA ending!
Alexander Mountbatten has a very different childhood, one that make her unexpected role change to governess to rebellious orphaned sisters who pride themselves on getting their governesses to leave. With pirate adventures and blue sky thinking, Alex starts to win them round because she understands and relates to them and their previous experiences. Their guardian is Charles (Chase) Reynaud, and Alex is just the stubborn, determined and attractive person to break down his barriers and help open his heart to love.
Get ready to go through the whole gamut of emotions reading this novel – from spark filled encounters, to scheming, determinedly stubborn children, the story has laugh out loud moments, heartbreaking events and everything in between. It flows well and has great characters – and I really hope some of the secondary characters will have books starring them in future. I was particularly impressed with the characters’ emotional and attitude development through the plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and will definitely be looking out for more by this talented author in future.
I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
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. 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 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.
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