Books by Tessa Dare

B+
The Governess Game

In The Governess Game, Tessa Dare’s newest installment in her Girl Meets Duke series, Alexandra Mountbatten needs a job. This is convenient because Chase Reynaud needs a governess for his two nieces, who have driven off all acceptable candidates with their various antics. Chase is a duke’s heir, ...

B
The Duchess Deal

I've been looking for a good place to jump into Tessa Dare's books, but I was reluctant to start in the middle of an already established series. So The Duchess Deal, the first book in her new Girl Meets Duke series, was just what I needed to give her work a try, and I'm really glad I did. George, ...

B+
Do You Want to Start a Scandal?

It feels like I’m committing the ultimate Romancelandia faux-pas when I say that Tessa Dare’s last couple of books haven’t really worked for me.  So much so, in fact, that I couldn’t rate When a Scot Ties the Knot above a C+; the characterisation was inconsistent, the humour felt forced and ...

C+
When a Scot Ties the Knot

This is the third in Ms Dare’s current series Castles Ever After, which are loosely linked by virtue of the fact that each of the heroines inherits a castle from a godfather she barely knows. A Fairy Godfather, perhaps ;-) I’m a fan of epistolary novels, so the fact that the storyline of When a ...

B+
Say Yes to the Marquess

I trust Tessa Dare enough that she has made it onto my auto-buy list. While I do keep tabs on many authors, eagerly awaiting news of their new books, there are very few authors whose books I buy immediately without question. I’m hesitant now to take a leap of faith and trust that someone can make ...

A
A Week to be Wicked

Narrated by Carolyn Morris. Although recommended often by friends who read historical romance, I had yet to read this one and when the chance came up to review the new audio edition, I grabbed it eagerly. I’m so very glad I did, because the story is every bit as good as I’d been told. And ...

B+
Romancing the Duke

Tessa Dare has once again delivered a truly charming, sexy and humorous romance with her latest title, Romancing the Duke. I admit there were a couple of points which bothered me a little, but they didn’t spoil my overall enjoyment and I really can’t fault Ms Dare’s writing or characterisation ...

B-
Any Duchess Will Do

At this point, I will go out on a limb and call Tessa Dare (along with Julie Anne Long) the FedEx queen of romance. Like, half the time I don’t actually believe that FedEx can get my packages to Hong Kong in 24 hours; nor do I believe, truly, that anyone can meld souls, minds, and bodies in less t ...

B-
A Lady by Midnight

I’ve had mixed reactions to Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series. The first book in the series, A Night to Surrender, did not enchant me as it did many other reviewers. I loved the next, A Week to be Wicked. I enjoyed this book more than the first one but less than the second. The reason for that, I ...

B+
A Week to Be Wicked

Tessa Dare had me at hello. Or rather, at A Week to Be Wicked’s dedication, which reads: “For all the girls who walk and read at the same time." Like the book’s heroine, Minerva...or me. For the record, I only walked into a utility pole that one time. And there might have been a few street sig ...