I automatically buy Tessa Dare‘s books as soon as they come out. She is one author whose books I love to read and I’ve read them all. So when The Governess Game was released the other week I just had to buy it on my kindle.
Tessa Dare writes historical romance and her books are pure entertainment. If you like reading books about sexy Dukes, rakes and cads and independent, feisty, take charge women, then you will like these books.
The Governess Game tells the story of Alexandra Mountbatten, a comet chasing, clock-winder spinster who goes for an interview to wind up the clocks in the home of Chase Reynaud — a rakish libertine who is in line to inherit a Dukedom. Instead of taking on clock duties, she finds herself being offered the position of governess to two wild, motherless young girls who are Chase’s wards. They have driven off the last ten or so governesses and Chase is hopeful that Alexandra will be able to get them in line.
I’ll leave the story there as I don’t want to give away any spoilers. Of course being the type of book it is you can be assured of romance, misunderstanding and a happy ending. What sets Tessa Dare apart in this genre is that she is really good at creating great characters with a lot of chemistry.
I enjoyed The Governess Game but it’s not the best of Tessa Dare’s books. My favourite books are her Spindle Cove series about a small village full of rebellious spinsters who one by one meet their match. But this book was still entertaining and I sped read through it within a day.
Verdict: Read this if you like well-written historical romance.