Sometimes, when we are desperate, we take a chance that we would not have taken if we were not desperate.
Tessa Dare’s new novel, The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke, was published this year.
Alexandra Mountbatten is desperate. She needs an income, fast. Enter Chase Reynaud, the heir to a dukedom who is saddled with the care of two rebellious young girls. Chase’s reputation in society is less than stellar, especially when it comes to his romantic life.
He offers her a job as a governess, hoping that she will have the magic touch.
It’s nearly love at first sight for Alexandra, but she has to keep her emotions in check as she tries to deny her attraction to Chase.
From Chase’s perspective, his love life has been strictly physical. Then Alexandra comes into his life. She tries to reform him, but he responds by teaching her the art of love. He thinks that trying to deny the attraction on his end will be just as easy. But Alexandra is one tough cookie and Chase will discover that pushing her away will not be so easy.
I’m not usually a fan of this genre, but Tessa Dare is an excellent writer. Her characters are alive, human, flawed and kept me asking if Chase and Alexandra would have their happy ending. I especially appreciated that Alexandra had a brain, a will of iron and had interests beyond marriage.
I recommend it.