The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne

Avon, 2021


I wanted to like this book much more than I did. But I just couldn’t manage to really lose myself in it. This is my first Lisa Berne book and I’m still planning on reading more from her blacklist. But this one just didn’t click for me.

While the dialogue is light and sparkly, something I always like, not much really…happens in this story? Which would be okay, I can hang with a dialogue heavy/lowkey plot story…if I felt some big, heart-stabby emotions and blazing chemistry. But that wasn’t really there either? I held out though, because a grovel was coming. If you know me, you know I love grovels. But she does not get the grovel she deserves.*cries*

The hero is cutely awkward. I will give him that. Who doesn’t love an adorably nervous man? But come on, fella. I just want to see your big feelings.

Like I said, there’s a bright and quirky quality to this book. It’s not bad. This one just didn’t work for me.

Thank you Avon and Netgalley for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.