ARC Review: The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

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ARC Review: The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
The Governess Game

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: August 28th 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Girl Meets Duke #2
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“Tessa Dare knows how to make us fall in love.”
~ Under the Covers

Tessa Dare knows how to make us fall in love.  THE GOVERNESS GAME is another adorable story that will sweep you off your feet.  With her trademark grumpy heroes, packed full of sexy banter and undeniable chemistry about two completely opposite characters and with plenty of humor to make you giggle.

Yes, this book will make you laugh.  Especially the daily doll death.  OMG!  How hysterical.  I found those were the exact moments I was falling in love with the hero.  Always grouchy in other settings, but his true character shines through from the very beginning in how he reacts to those moments. It’ll make sense when you read it.

This book had all the markings of what I love about historical romance.  A feisty, smart heroine who is also a romantic at heart.  A grumpy and sort of recluse hero.  A pair of charming but troubled little girls that need a some love to adjust to their new life.  This one should be on your must reads list.

While the first book in this series is still my favorite and this one falls second, in no way does that mean it’s not an enjoyable read.  I think Tessa Dare excels at creating stories full of charm and heart that you just can’t get enough of.  This one is another winner and I can’t wait to get more from this series.


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About Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.

Mixing wit, sensuality, and emotion, Tessa writes Regency-set romance novels that feel relatable to modern readers. With her bestselling “Spindle Cove” and “Castles Ever After” series, she has had great fun creating heroines who defy the conventions of their time—engaging in “unladylike” pursuits that range from paleontology to beer-making—and dreaming up the strong-willed, sexy heroes who find their hearts ensnared by them.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.


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Sounds fun, thanks.

Sophia Rose

Ah, its sounds adorable! I need to get on the stick and start this series.

Kathy Valentine

Wonderful review Francesca!! Love this writer! I’m my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

Amy R

I loved this one.


Thanks for the review and rec Francesca