The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

After I finished The Duchess Deal, I had to continue with The Governess Game, right? I should have known that my sister wouldn’t steer me wrong. After all, our reading tastes are so similar one would think that we’re related or something.

A quote from The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

Chase Reynaud, heir to a dukedom through chance, is now the guardian of two girls. The girls (like the traditional trope in historical romances) have run off all of their governesses. As a result, Chase is desperate to find someone who can teach the girls anything.

A quote from The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

Alexandra Mountbatten arrives at Chase’s door, hoping to obtain work by setting his clocks each week to Greenwich Mean Time. Alex, who grew up with a sea captain father and was orphaned at age 12, has had to find her own way in the world.

The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

We were introduced to Alexandra in the Duchess Deal. She even meets Chase for the first time in it. You can definitely see how Tessa Dare totally sets up The Governess Game in the previous book. When Alex arrives at Chase’s door, he mistakes her for a potential governess for his wards.

Rosamund and Daisy have already driven off all of their previous governesses, but Alex is determined not to let them win. Sparks fly between Alex and Chase, even though Chase is convinced that he’s not worthy of being loved or even capable of protecting anyone.


While I prefer the Duchess Deal to The Governess Game, that doesn’t mean that this one isn’t good. Alex and Chase are a gret couple. But I am looking forward to reading the Wallflower Wager next. If you’re a fan of historical romances and are willing to be swept away (in other words, don’t nitpick the historical accuracy), you’ll want to get this one.

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