The Governess Game

The Governess Game

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When Alexandra Mountbatten, the governess he has hired to turn his wild, orphaned wards into proper young ladies, tries to reform him, infamous libertine Chase Reynaud decides to make her pay by teaching her a lesson in pleasure.

HARPERCOLL

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson

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: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. 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 give her an education—in pleasure. That should 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.



Baker
& Taylor

When the governess he has hired to turn a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies tries to reform him, self-respecting libertine Chase Reynaud decides to teach her a lesson in pleasure. By a USA Today best-selling author. Original. 150,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York :, Avon Books, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062672124
9780062851673
Branch Call Number: FIC DAR
Characteristics: 373 pages ;,18 cm

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Nov 08, 2018

I love these Tessa Dare novels! They are so sweet, very witty and funny and the characters are so well rounded. I love how all the women are smart, strong and independent and the men listen, take extra care to be sure there is consent and ultimately admit when they are wrong! What more could you ... Read More »


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Suellen1111
May 09, 2019

Loved it! Tessa Dare at the top of her game. Well-rounded characters, some sex, some laughs, a good story, some old friends re-introduced. This book has it all!

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Suellen1111
Mar 10, 2019

Loved it! Tessa Dare at the top of her game. Well-rounded characters, some sex, some laughs, a good story, some old friends re-introduced. This book has it all!

JessicaGma Jan 08, 2019

It's not often that I laugh out loud at a book, but this one had some great jokes and ridiculous set-ups. It was fun and sizzling, so treat yourself and read it!!

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RosaReads2
Dec 15, 2018

4+ Stars

Another fun story by Dare with a great hero and heroine. There were sweet, witty, and sexy moments throughout, but my favorite scenes were those with the Duke of Ashbury. I loved him in the first book and he was just as eccentric and witty during his short scenes in this one.

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scurnutt13
Dec 11, 2018

Girl Meets Duke Book 2

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bisqit
Nov 30, 2018

I have discovered Tessa Dare is especially fun to read. She shows her sense of humor in this book.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Nov 08, 2018

I love these Tessa Dare novels! They are so sweet, very witty and funny and the characters are so well rounded. I love how all the women are smart, strong and independent and the men listen, take extra care to be sure there is consent and ultimately admit when they are wrong! What more could you ask for... Although these are embarrassing for me to read in public because I can't help but laugh out loud constantly!

SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Nov 02, 2018

Alex's inner dialogue with herself was a bit twee for my tastes, but overall this is a sweet and comforting Regency romance.

Alex is a science-minded governess who sort of stumbles into the position, and Chase is a rake (I would call him more of a wannabe rake) with a dry sense of humor and a pair of wards he doesn't know how to handle. The girls are funny and charming (one of them invents fatal diseases for her doll and doll funerals are held almost daily).

I'm interested to see where Tessa Dare goes next with Alex's circle of friends.

DBRL_KatSU Jun 28, 2018

Aww, this book was too sweet (and spicy). And it had me laughing out loud!

I loved the backstories of all the characters: Chase, Alex, and of course, Daisy and Rosamund (and Millicent, the ever-ailed doll). Alex was excellent-- I loved reading about her love for astronomy. Chase and Alex had a great banter going throughout, and I adored their unique relationships with the girls.

I wasn't surprised I fell for Tessa Dare's latest. Not at all.

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Nov 08, 2018

I don’t care if you’re gently bred, roughly bred, or a loaf of brown bread with butter. You’re educated, you understand propriety, and you’re . . . breathing.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Nov 08, 2018

Because I am not eulogizing another leprosy victim covered in sores that weep marmalade!

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