The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke (Hardcover)
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson
The accidental governess
After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own.
The infamous rake
Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.
About the Author
Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.
“Alex and Chase are playful, intense and stubborn--their flaws make them a magical match, not perfect but perfect for each other.”
— New York Times Book Review
“If historical Regency romances are all the inevitable inheritors of the work of Jane Austen, Dare is undoubtedly the lady’s clearest successor when it comes to her wit.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“A sprawling cast of delightfully eccentric characters adds texture and depth to a captivating love story. Dare continues her splendid, quirky Girl Meets Duke series with wit, heart, and humor.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A ducal heir who dreads failure and a comet-obsessed sea captain’s daughter with her own ghosts to slay finally give in to romance in an affecting gem enhance by laugh-out-loud humor, scorching passion, and sparkling repartee. Pure reading joy!”
— Library Journal (starred review)
“From the very first page of this whimsical and wryly inventive masterpiece, the latest in her fetching Girl Meets Duke series, RITA Award–winning Dare reels readers in and then keeps them firmly hooked with her distinctive blend of exuberant characters, lively dialogue, buoyant wit, and bone-melting sensuality.”
— Booklist (starred review)
“Romance doesn’t get more delightful than Tessa Dare’s The Governess Game...a standout romance that readers won’t want to miss.
— BookPage Top Pick