I'm thrilled to be sharing my review for The Governess Game by Tessa Dare on paperback publication day. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
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.
After reading The Duchess Deal I couldn't wait to pick up the next book in the Girl Meets Duke series. Even though this book is part of a series I would easily class it as a standalone so don't worry about picking this book up first. Although it was lovely to hear a little bit about the characters from book one in this story.
In this book we meet Alexandra who ends up as a governess to two adorable but very spirited girls. However this also means she has to be in close contact with their guardian, Chase. What follows is a fun and wonderful romance that made me smile throughout. Chase and Alex's interactions were flirty, sizzling and very entertaining! Alex is certainly no pushover, I loved her strong and caring nature making her even more likeable. Then you have Chase who at first appears to be just another rake but slowly as the layers to his personality are reveled you discover there is so much more to him.
A special mention has to go to the two little girls, they are pretty wild and play some very interesting games but beneath it all are just looking for a family. It really added an extra depth to the story and was balanced out so well showing a lighter and then a more deeper side to the book.
The Governess Game is a gorgeous romance with a fun and heartwarming lift!
Five stars from me!
With thanks to Lucy at HQ for my copy.