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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.
In Dare's sizzling second Girl Meets Duke Regency (after The Duchess Deal), a young woman discovers that her romantic fantasies about a handsome rake are vastly different from the reality of him. After bumping into the effortlessly charming man of her dreams in a bookstore, Alexandra Mountbatten meets him again when calling at his London home, offering to set his clocks. Chase Reynaud mistakenly believes that Alex has come to apply for the position of governess to his two precocious wards, Daisy and Rosamund and she needs a job, so she plays along. The witty banter of the misunderstanding is the perfect prelude for their future encounters. Chase professes himself a confirmed rake who refuses to marry as self-punishment for his past actions, but Alex sees through Chase's callous fa ade to the kind and generous man inside. Even as she tries to convince him that he deserves happiness, she knows that he must marry someone of suitable rank, which excludes her. Alex is an intelligent, independent heroine who is the perfect match for Chase, whose hardened heart softens as Alex reveals how much she cares for him. Sensuality and witty repartee fill the pages of this fast-paced story, which is made complete by the expertly developed characters and hints at future installments.
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An incredible romance that has a roguish hero who doesn’t believe he’s good enough for love or to love someone, because of an accident that wasn’t his fault which cost the life of his cousin. His one rule is always, always no attachments whatsoever! He’s broken, after all and not worthy! Until one tiny spitfire of a woman accidentally barged into his home ..... Alexandra Mountbatten!
Alexandra Mountbatten, Alex to her friends is a smart bookish young woman who loves astronomy almost as much as weaving fairytale fantasies over the “Bookstore Rake”
A miscalculation on her part leaves her with no job prospects but finds herself in the employ of the “Bookstore Rake” who now has a name Chase Reynaud a Duke’s heir.
Chase is in a bind he needs a governess for his two young wards and Alex is the perfect one for the job.
His two mischievous wards have chased away every single governess and he hopes that Alex is the ONE to put them in order!
I adored this new release from Tessa Dare especially the two little girls they had me laughing out loud with their antics. Alex and Chase had so much chemistry that it was palpable. Alex was not a simpering young girl with stars (haha pun intended) in her eyes she’s a sensible young woman who calculates everything. She’s endearing and caring and fell in love with both girls and feels their grief.
Chase needed a shove to wake up, and realize that he is worth being loved and to love, sometimes loving someone isn’t a guarantee that things will always go right but if he doesn’t try his future is a very lonely one.
I recommend this to everyone who loves Tessa Dare books!