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 standard state of semi-coherence, his physique had but to chill to its regular temperature. He was burning up inside himself, he was greater than a little bit 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 method.

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

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

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

Berne’s writing fashion had me laughing out loud greater than as soon as, because it’s a little bit fussy in a splendidly enjoyable method. Anthony’s viewpoint — and his youngster Wakefield — had been each pleasant, and Jane was a bland however effective love curiosity. Their battle was fairly low stakes, all issues thought-about, 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 type of what I wanted proper now. And I loved it sufficient that I’ll hunt down Berne’s backlist for once I want fluffy low-stakes reads for the longer term.


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