The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke Series, Livre 2 (E–pub)
By Tessa Dare
By Tessa Dare Ö 3 ead35 4 StarsThis was my second Tessa Dare book and it was delightfully different than the firstIt had the same charm and humour but the characters and their journey was completely different than Emma and Ash from The Duchess
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SO MUCH PERSONALITY IT BURSTING OFF THE PAGE WITHmuch personality it bursting off the page with scene they were in They were hilarious little troublemakers and they were awesome From the daily funerals of poor Millicent a doll which were hilarious to the petty thievery of Rosamund They were not good sweet little girls They were beasts and I loved them Especially when they started their lessons in piracy They stole they were dramatic and they weren t afraid to talk back when necessary or tip some water out of a window when Chase needed to cool off with his womanisingI admit a little bit of the cute The Placer romance between Alex and Chase would have made me happy we got plenty of good scenes with them together but I would always be happy for Especially as when they were together I felt like they bounced back and forth from being head over heels and in denial to acknowledging their love but denying themselves because it s not the done thing I hate that back and forth inomance and the ending was then dragged out because of it But I did adore the two of them and was happy with every page we got with them on it And their grand Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism romantic finale was pretty amazing I couldn t help but swoon at Chase s grandomantic gesture and Alex deserved to be swept off of her feet just a littleIt was a fantastic The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, read I loved Alex and Chase and their book was amazing I cannot wait for what the next one will be I will spend my time contemplatingereading Tessa Dare because I know I ve not Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness read some of her earlier books like the Stud Club books She always has me laughing whilsteading her omances and they are the kind of books you want to hug close upon finishing because you are always happy to see her characters got their happily ever after Tessa Dare s latest novel The Governess Game Girl Meets Duke is a familiar trope of a governess falling for the handsome guardian of precocious children and yet this novel is so unexpected despite its title The characters are so very memorable everyone of them They stay with you
*after you finish *you finish novelHeroine Alexandra Mountbatten is singularly uniue for her time In Regency England she stands out among the English oses She is an American and Filipino and Spanish She is smart and longs for security she already is independent but she lives with her two friends and her dream is her own little cottage Alex is logical and omantic She has harbored a secret yen for a handsome man who knocked the books out of her hand at the bookshop She never thinks she will ever see him again but she does and he becomes her. Telling that to their guardian Chase Reynaud duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets The ladies of London have tried and failed to make him settle down Somehow Alexandra must each his heartwithout isking her own The infamous ake Like any self Der Bilderwächter respecting libertine Chase lives by oneule no attachments When EmployerChase Reynaud will one day inherit a dukedom He is a libertine And Unapologetic For It unapologetic *For It Is Also Guardian To Two *it is also guardian to two who have un off many a governess He believes Alex to be applying for the position of governess she s isn t she is there to fix his clocks He is desperate and offers her uite a bit of money to take charge of the girls for the summer just until they can be sent away to boarding schoolFrom the first moments Alex enters Chase s home there is a sense of wonder and joy that Alex and her charges feel when they are together Indeed some of the best moments in this book are between Alex and the girls Her kind compassionate nature is a driving force in her elationship with the orphans who are hilariously funny I simply adored these young girls who were fiercely loyal to each otherAlex s elationship with Chase is logical and incredibly emotional Alex is gentle and insightful when it comes to her dealings with Chase Alex is a constant surprise and the dialogue between the leads is a constant surprise and the dialogue between the leads is written well especially when the two are emotionally honest with each other Her background was so uniue and interesting that I wish I could have known her as a young girl standing side by side with her father on the high seas One of the drawbacks of this novel and it is a small one is that I wanted background on all the charactersChase is a typical and not so typical ogue He was so attracted to Alex and the Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris reader sees it in his actions and his words His point of view describes his inner life so well that theeader understands his conflicted feelings for Alex Chase is a good man who just cannot accept that his past mistakes do not have to define him Fortunately he has three females living in his home to Letters to Rollins remind him just how precious love is Iooted for everyone of these characters as soon as I met them I wanted them to be a family I wanted Chase to lower his guard I wanted Alex to work some magic with her thoughtfulness That all happens and the end of this novel just comes way too soon I wanted to know about their life together I sincerely hope that Ms Dare writs seuels about the girls Rosamund and Daisy I am Britain, Europe And The Third World really sad to have to give a Tessa Dare book such a loweview I absolutely LOVED Tessa Dare s last three books She is autobuy for me So why only two stars you might ask Well here goesI HATE Scotland Yard rakes They are overdone boring morally bankrupt and disrespectful of women I don t know whyomance writers continue to write akes as heroes Promiscuity is NOT omantic I just have a hard time believing that they will Unverified: A Novel remain faithful Chase was immature to the extreme He only had one night stands with different women every night Yuck Chase did improve as the story went along but I hate to think about just how many women in London he had pleasured before Alex She will be forced to socialize with these same women who have all had her husband between their thighs Ugh Sorry for being so blunt but it must be saidFurther while there were numerous humorous parts to this book mostly involving doll funerals this was not nearly as funny as The Duchess Deal I did like Chase s brother thoughThe heroine Alex could have been amazing if she ended up with someone better The supporting characters were great as well Not Dare s best but not her worst either Definitely not one that I will beereading though. Stubborn little governess tries to Grand Teton Explorers Guide reform him he decides to give her an education in pleasure That should prove he can’t be tamed But Alexandra is than he bargained for clever perceptive passionate Sheefuses to see him as a lost cause Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumblingand he’s in danger of falling har.
By Tessa Dare