The Governess Game

The Governess Game

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: He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson The accidental governess. ...

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Title:The Governess Game
Author:Tessa Dare
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:The Governess Game
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:373 pages pages

The Governess Game Reviews

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Dec 30, 2017

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

  • Jaime Arkin
    Jun 05, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and t...

    4 ?In the Stars? Stars Full review to come. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books. ...

    There are some audiobooks that I wonder if the narrator saves it for me. I say this because the hero Chase is a scandalous Rake and I wonder if I read this I would have found him unredeemable. But the narrator made him come to life and I had so much fun listening to some of the utterly...

    This might just be my very favorite Tessa Dare book to date. If you are new to historical romance, start here and you?ll definitely understand why so many people adore Tessa Dare! You will absolutely find yourself cheering for Alexandra from the start. She?s smart and booki...

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    Aug 24, 2017

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

  • Lisa
    Aug 24, 2017

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

  • Mei
    Sep 05, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and t...

    4 ?In the Stars? Stars Full review to come. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books. ...

    There are some audiobooks that I wonder if the narrator saves it for me. I say this because the hero Chase is a scandalous Rake and I wonder if I read this I would have found him unredeemable. But the narrator made him come to life and I had so much fun listening to some of the utterly...

    This might just be my very favorite Tessa Dare book to date. If you are new to historical romance, start here and you?ll definitely understand why so many people adore Tessa Dare! You will absolutely find yourself cheering for Alexandra from the start. She?s smart and booki...

    After You Only Love Twice, this is just what I needed! It's a light, funny romance! Do not start reading it expecting something meaningful - you'll not find it here! The story is simple: a low-born girl and a future duke fall in love. But it's the funny parts that made it worthw...

  • Holly
    Nov 30, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    Sep 03, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

  • Desi
    Aug 28, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

  • Emma
    Aug 19, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and t...

    4 ?In the Stars? Stars Full review to come. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books. ...

    There are some audiobooks that I wonder if the narrator saves it for me. I say this because the hero Chase is a scandalous Rake and I wonder if I read this I would have found him unredeemable. But the narrator made him come to life and I had so much fun listening to some of the utterly...

    This might just be my very favorite Tessa Dare book to date. If you are new to historical romance, start here and you?ll definitely understand why so many people adore Tessa Dare! You will absolutely find yourself cheering for Alexandra from the start. She?s smart and booki...

    After You Only Love Twice, this is just what I needed! It's a light, funny romance! Do not start reading it expecting something meaningful - you'll not find it here! The story is simple: a low-born girl and a future duke fall in love. But it's the funny parts that made it worthw...

    I have to confess that I haven?t read a Mills and Boob book since I was a teenager, so I was curious to see if they had changed at all. And I was pleasantly surprised the characters were likeable and the story of the 2 girls being Chase?s wards made this much more than a love story...

    This was enjoyable but not as good as the first in series. I wasn?t persuaded by the low self esteem and self loathing of Chase. I also felt the two characters fell in together too easily. That said, the story was a charming one. I particularly enjoyed Millicent?s funerals and thou...

  • Princess under cover
    Sep 06, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

  • Geri Reads
    Mar 03, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

  • Nicola
    Aug 17, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

  • Claire Robinson
    Aug 11, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

  • Ginger
    Sep 08, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Aug 29, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and t...

    4 ?In the Stars? Stars Full review to come. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books. ...

    There are some audiobooks that I wonder if the narrator saves it for me. I say this because the hero Chase is a scandalous Rake and I wonder if I read this I would have found him unredeemable. But the narrator made him come to life and I had so much fun listening to some of the utterly...

  • Paige
    Jul 17, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and t...

    4 ?In the Stars? Stars Full review to come. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books. ...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Sep 15, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

  • Hollis
    Aug 20, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

  • Aisling Zena
    Sep 01, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

  • Kindling Micky
    Aug 09, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

  • Amanda
    Oct 31, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and t...

    4 ?In the Stars? Stars Full review to come. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books. ...

    There are some audiobooks that I wonder if the narrator saves it for me. I say this because the hero Chase is a scandalous Rake and I wonder if I read this I would have found him unredeemable. But the narrator made him come to life and I had so much fun listening to some of the utterly...

    This might just be my very favorite Tessa Dare book to date. If you are new to historical romance, start here and you?ll definitely understand why so many people adore Tessa Dare! You will absolutely find yourself cheering for Alexandra from the start. She?s smart and booki...

    After You Only Love Twice, this is just what I needed! It's a light, funny romance! Do not start reading it expecting something meaningful - you'll not find it here! The story is simple: a low-born girl and a future duke fall in love. But it's the funny parts that made it worthw...

    I have to confess that I haven?t read a Mills and Boob book since I was a teenager, so I was curious to see if they had changed at all. And I was pleasantly surprised the characters were likeable and the story of the 2 girls being Chase?s wards made this much more than a love story...

  • Choko
    Aug 28, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

  • Warda
    Aug 30, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

  • Bubu
    Sep 03, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

  • chandler ainsley ❁
    Dec 12, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and t...

    4 ?In the Stars? Stars Full review to come. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books. ...

    There are some audiobooks that I wonder if the narrator saves it for me. I say this because the hero Chase is a scandalous Rake and I wonder if I read this I would have found him unredeemable. But the narrator made him come to life and I had so much fun listening to some of the utterly...

    This might just be my very favorite Tessa Dare book to date. If you are new to historical romance, start here and you?ll definitely understand why so many people adore Tessa Dare! You will absolutely find yourself cheering for Alexandra from the start. She?s smart and booki...

    After You Only Love Twice, this is just what I needed! It's a light, funny romance! Do not start reading it expecting something meaningful - you'll not find it here! The story is simple: a low-born girl and a future duke fall in love. But it's the funny parts that made it worthw...

    I have to confess that I haven?t read a Mills and Boob book since I was a teenager, so I was curious to see if they had changed at all. And I was pleasantly surprised the characters were likeable and the story of the 2 girls being Chase?s wards made this much more than a love story...

    This was enjoyable but not as good as the first in series. I wasn?t persuaded by the low self esteem and self loathing of Chase. I also felt the two characters fell in together too easily. That said, the story was a charming one. I particularly enjoyed Millicent?s funerals and thou...

    4.5. Tengo pocas pegas que ponerle a este libro, pero no le doy las cinco estrellas porque a mi parecer no ha superado a The Duchess Deal que es un libro redondo. Alexandra y Chase no tienen mucho que ver con la anterior pareja (lo cual me alegro y es lo normal), he disfrutado de su hi...

    A man rose to his feet for a lady, his queen, or a divine being, and she was at least one of those- if not all three swoon, muthafuggin SWOON! what a fantastic way to kick off smutathon. i fell too hard for this book. so what had happened was, chase is a duke and he begrudgingly ...

  • MissCherry
    Nov 10, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and t...

    4 ?In the Stars? Stars Full review to come. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books. ...

    There are some audiobooks that I wonder if the narrator saves it for me. I say this because the hero Chase is a scandalous Rake and I wonder if I read this I would have found him unredeemable. But the narrator made him come to life and I had so much fun listening to some of the utterly...

    This might just be my very favorite Tessa Dare book to date. If you are new to historical romance, start here and you?ll definitely understand why so many people adore Tessa Dare! You will absolutely find yourself cheering for Alexandra from the start. She?s smart and booki...

    After You Only Love Twice, this is just what I needed! It's a light, funny romance! Do not start reading it expecting something meaningful - you'll not find it here! The story is simple: a low-born girl and a future duke fall in love. But it's the funny parts that made it worthw...

    I have to confess that I haven?t read a Mills and Boob book since I was a teenager, so I was curious to see if they had changed at all. And I was pleasantly surprised the characters were likeable and the story of the 2 girls being Chase?s wards made this much more than a love story...

    This was enjoyable but not as good as the first in series. I wasn?t persuaded by the low self esteem and self loathing of Chase. I also felt the two characters fell in together too easily. That said, the story was a charming one. I particularly enjoyed Millicent?s funerals and thou...

    4.5. Tengo pocas pegas que ponerle a este libro, pero no le doy las cinco estrellas porque a mi parecer no ha superado a The Duchess Deal que es un libro redondo. Alexandra y Chase no tienen mucho que ver con la anterior pareja (lo cual me alegro y es lo normal), he disfrutado de su hi...

  • Melanie A.
    Oct 24, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

  • ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
    Sep 09, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

  • Pamela
    Aug 31, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

  • NMmomof4
    Sep 08, 2018

    You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I learn you?re remarkable and bold and interesting.? ALL OF THE STARS!!! All. Of. Them. I absolutely LOVED The Duchess Deal, but I was so unprepared for just how pheno...

    Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. "First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the run...

    I wasn?t expecting anything other than pure enjoyment and to be swept away by this story and that?s exactly what I got. I can?t help but helplessly fall in love with the stories Tessa Dare writes. Granted, the characters are interchangeable and they more or less follow the same...

    Five stars for every single one of Millicent's funerals. "Can you tell me about their interests, or their schooling? Anything at all?" "They've had little proper schooling, but are somehow far too clever despite it. Their interests are mischief, disease, petty thievery, and plotti...

    Tessa Dare's latest is one of my anticipated titles this year and it didn't disappoint! Um...............except for the tiny part of me that expected more kinkiness ever since I read the blurb line. "He?s been a bad, bad rake?and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson"??? I ...

    4.5 stars Review now posted 5/9/18 What an utterly delightful and effortless read! I completely adored the first book and when I saw that there was a second one and it was available to request on NetGalley I rushed to do so. Nearly broke some fingers in haste. And I was right to...

    Hello my name is Chelsea and I am trash for Tessa dare ? this was SO MUCH FUN. I didn?t love it quite as much as the first book, but it was still a super solid read and I ADORED the parts that featured the characters from the previous book. My heart! ...

    Completely charming and very enjoyable! The characters were likable and the story was fast and easy to read. Perfect for a restful weekend ?. The kids and the very troubled hepples doll steal the show from beginning to end ?! ...

    It's been a dry spell in term of gobbling up books, so perhaps my expectations have become too high in the meantime, but... whatever the reason, this was not a great book for me. It helped to pass some time before bed, but I certainly didn't want to finish it in one sitting - it took s...

    I LOVE GOVERNESS ROMANCES I LOVE RAKE ROMANCES I LOVE TESSA DARE NOW GIMME ...

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG This series? THE BEST. No, really. Tessa Dare writes the swooniest heroes, the loveliest heroines and the sweetest stories. I adored The Duchess Deal. In The Governess Game she surpasses any expectation I had. I didn't want this story to end. ...

    The best part of this book was honestly all the ways Millicent died and was eulogized. You'll understand once you read this haha. This had some of Tessa Dare's humor, which I enjoyed, but I've never been a fan of the 'I can't date/marry because of (*stupid*) reasons' trope, which this ...

    3.5 stars This is a delightfully fun story, extremely light-hearted but perhaps missing a bit of seriousness and depth for me. I adored The Duchess Deal and THE GOVERNESS GAME connects well with some of the characters from that story, providing connection but also allowing it to be ...

    3.5 STARS "No one is a lost cause." I don't know what to say here . . . maybe this: I really wish I could round up because there were a few moments that gave me the warm fuzzies. But I just can't do it. Yes, there were a few warm fuzzies going on, but the characters and ...

    The Governess Game only gets 3 stars from me. I wish I could have liked Chase Reynaud more as a character. The two little girls that Chase was put in charge of were wonderful! Rosamund and Daisy made this book for me. I loved those girls!! The funerals for the doll, Millicent really...

    Tessa Dare has rapidly become my go to when I fancy a historical romance and The Governess Game hits all the high notes. It?s not every day a man collides with a woman who prefers sky smudges to fairy stories.? We met Alexandra and Chase in The Duchess Deal and, although s...

    3.5 stars, and read this review with a pinch of salt I?ll admit that the The Governess Game is the only romance I?ve read in the past few months, besides the one or two other re-reads. But hey, this is Tessa Dare?my go-to feel-good author. So, I decided to pick up a newly rele...

    I really need to stop looking forward to book releases. This was? ok. I admittedly did laugh an above average amount so the humour is still there. But the dialogue was in no way up to par, in intelligence or snark. Honestly, this was an odd plot from start to finish. I can?t qu...

    5 - "So long as you're with me..." Stars! Having discovered the awesomeness that is Tessa Dare, with the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series; The Duchess Deal and absolutely adoring it, I was eager to get started on The Governess Game, and once again the author did not disappoi...

    This was one of those books that renewed my love for this genre. It's superbly written with some of the most witty dialogue and beautifully crafted yet breezy, easily readable prose you'll come across. It takes tropes that normally make me cringe - the party boy "rake", the employer/go...

    So good! I loved Alex and Chase together. They get along so well! Also loved Daisy and Rosamund. They made me laugh with their antics. I had a great time reading this book. This series is pure gold! ...

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I think any book would've had a hard time following the first book in the series, The Duchess Deal, because it was just that good! I still enjoyed these two's dialogue and banter, and I really enjoyed the children side characters and t...