The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

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The Governess Game
Cover of The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
Author(s) Tessa Dare
Published August 28, 2018
Publisher Avon
Genre(s) Historical Romance
Age group Adult

The Governess Game by Tessa Dare is an adult historical novel, originally published on August 28, 2018. It is the second book in the Girl Meets Duke series.

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Author-Provided Warnings

The following note and content warnings are given on the author's website: General notes: To varying degrees, all of my books include descriptive sexual content, drinking, and profanity. The occasional punch is thrown. Weapons are brandished. Attempted robberies and minor carriage accidents are not uncommon.

  • Hero’s wards are orphans and have previously been emotionally neglected. Their mother’s death of infection is briefly discussed.
  • Heroine was orphaned as a teen (discussed).
  • Heroine was shipwrecked (discussed), leaving her with a phobia of drowning (phobic attacks shown on page).
  • Hero’s cousin died from wounds in a fight (discussed).
  • Hero’s uncle had life-limiting stroke after losing his sons (discussed).
  • Hero has a bout of life-threatening pneumonia.
  • Heroine has experienced sexual harassment previously (mentioned), and the harasser is confronted (on page).

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  • Biracial (Spanish-Filipino-White) main character with PTSD