Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Blog Tour : The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare

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.

 As many women as he’d charmed and seduced in his life, he could honestly say he had never, ever encountered a woman like this one. She rolled a sugar lump back and forth with the tips of two fingers. He wanted to suck those slender fingers into his mouth and run his tongue over them, between them, lapping up the sweetness until she gasped with forbidden pleasure. The fantasy was so vivid, he could taste it.
Good God.
Perhaps the brandy had muddled his senses.
Or perhaps he couldn’t help wondering how it would feel for a rational, clear-eyed woman to see
Him—truly see him—and still find him worth the risk.His heart clawed up his throat and battered his eardrums, and all because a tidy little governess was taking longer than usual to reject him. Absurd. Stupid, really.
“I don’t want you to kiss me,” she said, “now that I’ve thought it through.”
See? There it was. She was clever enough to see the black, rotted mess where his soul ought to be, and she wanted no part of it.
She lifted her tiny, delicate hand to his cheek.
Her gaze drifted over his face like an apple blossom, finally coming to rest on his mouth.
“I think . . .” She wet her lips. “I think I’d rather kiss you.”

The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2)The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I was so thrilled to dive back into this crazy group of characters. I adored The Duchess Deal and thought Alex was curious and a little different. I was hoping that her Bookshop Rake would show up and knock her off her feet. This story took a turn that I wasn't expecting instead.
Months have passed and unfortunately it seems Chase hasn't remembered Alexandra at all.
I was very sad that he was such a rake. It depressed me actually. I did find the story gripping with the addition of the wards that Chase was Guardian to. He had his hands full that's for sure. These two little sassy girls had me laughing so hard. All those "deaths" of Millicent. Wow such an imagination.
So for the romance I would only rate 3 stars because I'm really not into repeated rake references. I also can't deal with that much push pull. But after setting aside my broken hearted feelings I was glad these two got their HEA.
I hope the next friend who gets her book will have a hero who is more respectful of women and saves something for her.
3.5 ✨ 

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About the Book

The Governess Gameby Tessa Dare
SeriesThe Girl Meets Duke Series
Historical Romance
PublisherAvon Books
Publication DateAugust 28, 2018
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Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of THE GOVERNESS GAME by Tessa Dare, we’re giving away one hardcover set of The Duchess Deal and The Governess Game!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a hardcover set of The Duchess Deal and The Governess Game by Tessa Dare.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance. Giveaway ends 9/28/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address.  Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About Tessa Dare

TESSA DARE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty historical romances. 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.
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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