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The Governess Game
The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke | Tessa Dare
Hes been a bad, bad rakeand 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 dont need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: dukes heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have triedand failedto 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 educationin pleasure. That should prove he cant 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 Chases heart are crumbling . . . and hes in danger of falling, hard.
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Deborah42
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Alexandra Mountbatten is a clock-setter, but a twist of fate makes a job as a governess her only option to support herself. Her new charges, two unruly (and utterly delightful) young girls live with their guardian, an infamous rake with no plans to settle down. I loved the characters and their witty banter, which made me laugh out loud more than once.

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Owlizabeth
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It‘s been quite a while since I listened to a book, I burned through so many this past winter. But this is the only copy of the tagged book in my library system, so hear I am, headphones in and a probably sleepless night to come. I love Tessa Dare!!

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margreads
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Today is relaxation day on our honeymoon both because that was the plan and because of the weather. I'm ahead of schedule on my readaling book so taking the opportunity to read this one instead

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nitalibrarian
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Bkwrm7
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Vacation is almost over. :( On our way home from Bermuda, but we have a long layover on NY before heading back to Chicagoland. Since we are here for so long, hubby suggested we try the TWA hotel - mostly to check out their rooftop pool with a view of the runways! While he watched planes, I braved the pool with my Nook and some Tessa Dare. Drying off now before grabbing lunch. Not a bad way to wind these lovely two weeks up!

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trigeekgirl

“To me, the truth doesn‘t ruin anything. Why should understanding the universe diminish our wonder at it?” That right there is the essence of being a scientist, as far as I am concerned. I seek to understand, but it doesn‘t diminish my wonder.

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Kristy_K
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I think I like this one more than the first! Rosamund and Daisy (the two little girls) stole my heart and made me laugh. And I loved both Alex and Chase.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#historicalfiction #romance

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Mariana1
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New reading 😍❤️❤️

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ness
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Welp, I just read this in one sitting. I didn‘t love Alex and Chase as much as Emma and Ash, but this was still an enjoyable read.

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cassandra-levens
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I enjoyed this book, however I do think the first book was better. I enjoyed that the main character had to go through some hardships to get where she ended up.

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Michollio
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I've been waiting on this one forever and finally got it! Clocksetter turned governess falls for a Duke and his wards. Everyone has issues that they must work on, and the group slowly becomes a family. Cute and fun, though I think I preferred the first in this series.

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swishandflick
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Such a charming, heartwarming romance! Another winner from Tessa Dare, I just loved Alex and Chase.

I've been spending a lot of time in Romancelandia recently and I'm not in a rush to leave 😍 #romantsy

Michollio I've been waiting on this book forever. I'm so close 😳 10mo
swishandflick @Michollio It'll be worth the wait!! 😄 10mo
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Purplerosiepage
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Finished this in about three hours. What‘s next?

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MidnightBookGirl
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The Hubs is reading a book on Bitcoin and I'm reading the tagged book. Pages is just napping. ❤📚❤🐕❤🤵❤

Stacypatrice I adore Pages name 🥰 11mo
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ParagraphsandPetticoats
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The Governess Game by Tessa Dare (Audiobook)
Narrated by Mary Jane Wells
Series: Girl Meets Duke book 2
Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ Dare + Wells = Perfection!
Review: https://tinyurl.com/y8ysubd6

#funnyromance #favouritenarrator #audiobook

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Dragon
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Tessa Dare writes sweet and funny historical #romantsy novels. Two thumbs up 👍and lots of 🔥🔥

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ElectricKatyLand
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Filipina clock keeper turned governess finds love with her grumpy employer, plus astronomy.

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elizabethlk
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Lalalaloooove. Tessa Dare is always brilliant, but this was an instant fave (this series is just killing it). The characters are wonderful and so is the story. The humour and emotion and sex are all great. The kids are probably my favourite kids to appear in a romance novel (and this is from someone who generally likes the trope of kids and pets as secondary characters in romance novels anyway). I can't wait for another booooook.

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Dietz123
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In Romancelandia, we often get only the love story of the lead couple, and maybe some side characters. In this book we get all that, plus the love of friends and family.

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TsundokuAleax
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Alex met a guy in a bookstore in The Dutchess Deal. We get to see them run into each other to wonderful and hilarious ends in this book. Chase needs a governess for his wards who are holy terrors with too much knowledge of illness. These kids are amazing and I am hoping we get some stories about them all grown up. There are some odd bumps but the story is so original in terms of the characters that I can ignore them. #romantsy

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theresidentromantic
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If I raved about The Duchess Deal, JUST WAIT. The sequel is absolutely even better. So witty and funny and Alex is an absolute treasure. I listened to it on audio and the narrator did the internal panic voice so, so well. 10/10, put it on your lists, if you love Tessa Dare, honestly just stop what you're doing this is better.

CoverToCoverGirl Haven‘t read anything by Tessa yet but I have this one and The Duchess Deal. Your rave review just bumped them way up on my list.. if you loved them I know I will! 😍 1y
theresidentromantic Read the Duchess Deal first! After reading that I went back and read all her books. They were ok, but these two are easily her best. 1y
theresidentromantic And aww @CoverToCoverGirl I love that we all have the same tastes. I know some of my reads can be more than a bit dark, so it's nice to be able to recommend something fairly vanilla lol 1y
robinb Tessa Dare is absolutely amazing. ❤️ 1y
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Tera0707
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Light, funny, a bit of romance. Just what I needed right now

zzz Her books are great! 1y
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AmandaMarie
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I‘m FINALLY getting around to reading Tessa Dare‘s newest release, The Governess Game. I‘ve had this book since release day and even took it on vacation with me last week but still didn‘t manage to get it read. Anyone else get more reading done at home than on vacation? My vacations are always with family so we‘re either going out somewhere or spending time together doing something at the rental house.

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Tera0707
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It‘s finally starting to cool off enough that I can go to the park and read. That‘s my daughter and her dog in the back ☺️

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AisPM
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Catching up on the books I've started and not finished.... 😬🙈 This book is cute so far - love the banter 😂 #historicalromance #septemberbooks

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Lauren.Archer
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I loved this book so much. It was so much fun!

zzz I love the first one in this series! 1y
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AshleyKorinE
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I love Tessa Dare and I love this series specifically! Alex and Chase were funny and lovable and I so wanted their happy ever after by the end of this book. Dare does comedy in historical romances so well, the girls were a delight and honestly one of my favorite part of this book. I just want more, is Penny‘s story next?!?

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AisPM
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I feel like I'm in a middle of a few books at the moment but couldn't resist reading Tessa Date's newest one while in the dentist waiting room 📖 #kindleapp

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Erin01
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starting off my sunday with a late brunch & some reading 📖

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Bambi_Unbridled
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#ARC #Review: The Governess Game by Tessa_Dare with @avonbooks. This was a cute, light-hearted read that moved at a nice pace.⠀

https://buff.ly/2PCWIkl⠀

#bookbloggers #reading #bookreview #romance

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Margereadsthings
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My first physical paperback kissing book!! So good. #kissingbooks

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Jemgirl2014
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I love Tessa Dare's books because they make my heart soar. This one is no exception. I adored Chase and Alex as a couple and Chase's young charges Rosamund and Daisy will steal your heart. Ms. Dare has this running joke about little Daisy's doll Millicent that will have you laughing for days! This is the second in the "Girl Meets Duke" serirs and it's my favorite so far. I have a feeling that Penny's story is next and I can't wait! ❤❤❤

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Julsmarshall
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Tessa Dare does it again! Compelling characters with depth, humor and appeal. Perfect book to escape into! #romantsy

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Julsmarshall
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Really enjoying this! It‘s been crazy lately with my job transition and this is the perfect escape! #romantsy

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CoffeeK8
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I read a crazy 25 books this month! Summer vacation is the best! #teachersoflitsy
17 books by women
12 library books
6 audiobooks
#bestofaugust #auguststats

Andrew65 Brilliant 🙌👏 1y
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
kspenmoll Fantastic!!! Incredibly wonderful! 1y
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CoffeeK8
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My heart cannot take it! This book was so wonderful, funny and charming with realistic relationships and problems. This might be my favorite romance ever! ❤️❤️❤️#romantsy

Daughter-of-words My copy just came in the mail! I can‘t wait to get to it! 1y
Kristy_K I just bought this today and your review makes me eager to start!! 1y
mabell That's high praise! 1y
CoffeeK8 @Daughter-of-words @Kristy_K I hope you both enjoy it! 1y
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DGRachel
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Just as wonderful as I had hoped. Alexandra Mountbatten is a terrific character and watching her relationship with Chase grow was heartwarming. The girls were delightful little terrors and I laughed so many times. Tessa Dare always makes me laugh and I love that. I‘m just so sad that I finished it in one day.

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DGRachel
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Ungrateful Colonials. 😂😂

LeahBergen Exactly. 😉 1y
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DGRachel
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This dedication! 😂😂

Tanisha_A Oh my god! 😂 1y
DGRachel @Tanisha_A She dedicated her last book to her dad, if I remember correctly, and told him not to read certain pages (the ones with the sex scenes). I ❤️ Tessa Dare. 😂😂 1y
Tanisha_A @DGRachel She sounds hilarious for sure! 😀 1y
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DGRachel
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Home sick from work again with the migraine that refuses to break (started Friday night). I‘ve been working my way through Mary B, which isn‘t bad, but also isn‘t providing a good distraction from the pain. The tagged book released today. Tessa Dare usually makes me laugh, so I‘m going to put Mary aside and give this one a go. 🤞🏻(Gotta say...not loving the cover on this one.)

Bklover Hope you feel better soon! 1y
TrishB Hope the migraine eases soon. 1y
readordierachel Feel better! 1y
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charl08
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Possibly the most happy I've been to get an ARC... didn't disappoint. Fun, light and sweet regency romance, with a side order of astronomy.

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heikemarie
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As predicted, I finished in less than 24 hours 😂 this was a great addition to one of my fave new romance cycles. Astronomy, communicable diseases, and women raised on the open seas - I cant think of a more compulsively readable combo. Review at ireadthereforeiam.wordpress.com ! Since this was an ARC here‘s a picture of my desk that I read it at.

Kayla.Adriena I love pictures of desks! Is that weird?! 1y
heikemarie @Kayla.Adriena I don‘t think so! It‘s cool to see a slice of other people‘s lives. 1y
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heikemarie
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Is this real life?! I‘ve been dying for this book. I bet I‘ll finish it before the end of the night! #romantsy

BookNAround Lucky you! 1y
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balletbookworm
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To do a complete 180 from queer 21st century rock gods, I retreated to Regency England and let Tessa Dare kill me with laughter. From a little girl with a Wednesday Addams-level morbid outlook to a guilt-ridden Duke‘s heir (Chase) and Alexandra herself (who is brilliant), I laughed and chuckled through the whole thing.

balletbookworm And then Ash showed back up with the most creative “you hurt my wife‘s friend and I‘ll [harm you permanently]” and I almost laughed myself out of my chair. Looking forward to Nicola and Penny‘s books.

(But where‘s my 4th Castles Ever After book and when will we figure out what is up with the old dude who set the whole castle-as-inheritance scheme?)
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