The Governess Game is the second installment in the Girl Meets Duke series by Tessa Dare. This historical romance takes place in 18th century England. Historical Romance has not been one of the genres I usually read, but I picked up Tessa Dare’s book on a whim and I’m glad I did. Dare does a fantastic job of making the story feel realistic for that time period while still making it fun and interesting for the reader.
Alexandra Mountbatten makes her living by setting the clocks in wealthy homes. When she goes in search of employment to the future Duke Chase Reynaud, she accidently becomes the governess to his two young wards. The two girls, Daisy and Rosamund, have chased off their last dozen governesses and have no plans to stop. However, Alexandra has no intention of abandoning ship since her employer has promised her a large sum of money if she lasts through the summer and adequately prepares them to start school in the fall. As Alexandra starts to care for the girls, she also begins to care for Chase. However, Chase is a notorious rake and has no interest in love or family. His main priority is getting the girls ready for school and out of his house. Except his new governess isn’t making it easy for him to forget about her or the girls.
This humorous historical romance will delight readers. Tessa Dare does a fantastic job of weaving together the historical, romance, and humorous elements of the books. Daisy and Rosamund are a constant source of entertainment that will delight readers. Chase and Alexandra have great backstories that create fully developed, interesting characters that have great chemistry with each other.
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