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The Governess Game
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The Governess Game
Girl Meets Duke

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.

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.

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  • Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Narrator Mary Jane Wells returns with a belly-laugh-inducing delivery of the second audiobook in the Girl Meets Duke series. When Alexandra Mountbatten agrees to be the governess of Chase Reynaud's wards over the summer, she will have to use every tool in her arsenal to connect with the unruly girls. But in so doing, she may also connect with a man who is determined to keep his heart locked away from the three females who could be the family he never had. Though Wells fails to maintain dialogue consistency from time to time, her portrayals of the characters are vivid as she serves up Tessa Dare's delightful humor on a silver platter. A.L. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
  • Publisher's Weekly

    August 6, 2018
    In Dare’s sizzling second Girl Meets Duke Regency (after The Duchess Deal), a young woman discovers that her romantic fantasies about a handsome rake are vastly different from the reality of him. After bumping into the effortlessly charming man of her dreams in a bookstore, Alexandra Mountbatten meets him again when calling at his London home, offering to set his clocks. Chase Reynaud mistakenly believes that Alex has come to apply for the position of governess to his two precocious wards, Daisy and Rosamund—and she needs a job, so she plays along. The witty banter of the misunderstanding is the perfect prelude for their future encounters. Chase professes himself a confirmed rake who refuses to marry as self-punishment for his past actions, but Alex sees through Chase’s callous façade to the kind and generous man inside. Even as she tries to convince him that he deserves happiness, she knows that he must marry someone of suitable rank, which excludes her. Alex is an intelligent, independent heroine who is the perfect match for Chase, whose hardened heart softens as Alex reveals how much she cares for him. Sensuality and witty repartee fill the pages of this fast-paced story, which is made complete by the expertly developed characters and hints
    at future installments. Agent: Steve Axelrod, Axelrod Agency.

  • Library Journal

    Starred review from August 1, 2018

    Startled when her visit to Chase Reynaud's home to set his clocks results in being mistaken for the new governess for his two young wards, pragmatic Alexandra Mountbatten sets him straight and leaves. Then an accident sends her into the Thames, with her chronometer and, therefore, her livelihood lost in the process. She returns to the Reynaud home, dripping wet, and accepts the position. A pair of charmingly difficult girls (and one constantly ailing doll) are a challenge, but Alex is not one to give up. She knows the key is patience and love--and a bit of piracy helps. Now if she can just get their wickedly sexy, love-wary guardian to realize he needs to be part of this, too. VERDICT A ducal heir who dreads failure and a comet-obsessed sea captain's daughter with her own ghosts to slay finally give in to romance in an affecting gem enhanced by laugh-out-loud humor (the doll's various "demises" are priceless), scorching passion, and sparkling repartee. Pure reading joy! Dare (The Duchess Deal) lives in Southern California.

    Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    Starred review from July 15, 2018
    When an independent spinster loses her livelihood, she reluctantly takes a governess position in the home of an infamous rake and finds herself believing in dreams."Alexandra Mountbatten had common sense. That's what her friends believed. The truth was, Alex had no sense at all--at least, not when it came to charming gentlemen with roguish green eyes." Or one gentleman, anyway. She'd met the stranger at Hatchard's bookshop and made a complete fool of herself, but that didn't keep her from dreaming about him for months. Then, on the fateful day when she met him again and learned his name--Chase Reynaud--and that he was the heir to a dukedom, she also lost her livelihood as a clock setter due to a panic attack that left her chronometer at the bottom of the Thames. Accepting Chase's offer of work as governess to his wards, two young sisters named Rosamund and Daisy, she's swept into the household. Daisy likes to start the day by announcing her doll's latest macabre death, and Rosamund is determined to challenge Alex. Relying on her own experience of being an orphan, Alex uses authenticity and ingenuity to engage with the girls, and before long the house becomes more of a home. Chase loves his wards and soon realizes he's in love with Alexandra, but after a lifetime of self-loathing, he doesn't trust himself to take care of them. Just when Chase moves forward, a misstep sends Alexandra away, forcing him to take a stand and fight for her. A sprawling cast of delightfully eccentric characters adds texture and depth to a captivating love story.Dare continues her splendid, quirky Girl Meets Duke series with wit, heart, and humor.

    COPYRIGHT(2018) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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