The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne

Now that Anthony was in nearer proximity to her, his mind not solely did not return to its traditional state of semi-coherence, his physique had but to chill to its regular temperature. He was burning up inside himself, he was greater than just a little agitated, his mouth had abruptly gone dry, and altogether he felt, in reality, as if he’d come down with the influenza which two years in the past had felled Wakefield, however in a particularly good means.

This was a really lovely PG-13 historic romance. My first time studying Berne, I
snagged this digital assessment copy through NetGalley, unaware it was the fifth
in a collection. Nevertheless, studying it chilly wasn’t a difficulty as the primary characters appear to have little connection to characters from earlier books.

The Worst Duke within the World by Lisa Berne
Avon, 2021
Digital assessment copy through NetGalley

Our hero Anthony is a widower who suffered an sad marriage that resulted in a beloved, precocious little one, Wakefield. Our heroine Jane is the illegitimate great-granddaughter of a Penhallow ancestor, warmly welcomed by her household. Anthony needs to concentrate on his property whereas his widowed sister is set he make one other marriage — and to not Jane.

Berne’s writing type had me laughing out loud greater than as soon as, because it’s just a little fussy in a splendidly enjoyable means. Anthony’s standpoint — and his little one Wakefield — had been each pleasant, and Jane was a bland however wonderful love curiosity. Their battle was fairly low stakes, all issues thought of, and so they each knew they had been into one another and the story was simply ready out the remainder of their households. Truthfully, it was sort of what I wanted proper now. And I loved it sufficient that I’ll hunt down Berne’s backlist for after I want fluffy low-stakes reads for the longer term.