A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian

A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian
The Regency Imposter series
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Genre: Historical
Length: Full length (216 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

One reluctant heir

If anyone else had asked for his help publishing a naughty novel, Ash would have had the sense to say no. But he’s never been able to deny Verity Plum. Now he has his hands full illustrating a book and trying his damnedest not to fall in love with his best friend. The last thing he needs is to discover he’s a duke’s lost heir. Without a family or a proper education, he’s had to fight for his place in the world, and the idea of it—and Verity—being taken away from him chills him to the bone.

One radical bookseller

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One disaster waiting to happen

Ash has a month before his identity is exposed, and he plans to spend it with Verity. As they explore their long-buried passion, it becomes harder for Ash to face the music. Can Verity accept who Ash must become or will he turn away the only woman he’s ever loved?

A hero with an unusual ailment, a heroine too spunky for her own good and a romance filled with surprises and challenges is found between the pages in .

The blurb is what caught my attention so I was looking forward to seeing how the romance between Ash and Verity was going to play out. Their mutual circumstances made it possible, and then Ash’s life changed. The twist presented a whole new can of worms that the hero didn’t want because he knew that it was going to cost him what he held most dear. Verity’s staunch opinions and pursuit of righteousness didn’t mesh with the role that was thrust upon Ash. So, how were they going to reconcile their past history with the change in present circumstances to reach for a future they both wanted? A wrinkle to their success lies with Verity; I had no idea how she’d reason things out. It was those questions that kept me glued to the plot.

What kept throwing me out of the plot was the slow pace things moved. I blame that on Verity. She’s a bit stubborn. She was also long of wind about her pet peeves and worries. What kept me moving forward was Ash. His diagnosis is one I have knowledge of because of one of my kids. I want for my child what Ash had. Roger was his mentor, one who not only guided him in a trade, but stood by him when the effects of his ailment manifested. I really, really wish that my child could find someone like that to support him as he navigates through life, to find a measure of success and independence – someone to keep him safe when the worst happens. That is a mother’s wish. Because of that, Ash’s happiness mattered to me.

The intrigue and complications that really spiced up the conflict was found at Arundel house. The revelations were astounding. And I really liked Ash’s aunt. She was a wonderful addition to the story.

What shocked me, to the point that I had to re-read the sentence five times, was something that I was not expecting and I thought maybe it was a typo. No, Portia, Verity’s previous best friend, ‘friend’ and friendly staunch ally played a role in Verity’s life that I did not expect, nor have seen in any historical romance book I’ve read so far. It was handled in a blasé, nonchalant and conversational manner. It was described as a fait accompli but it certainly made Verity the most unusual heroine I’ve ever read about. The same could be said for Portia as a secondary character.

I loved Ash’s rascally cat who made an indelible impression in the epilogue. I chortled for sure. The happy ever after was excellent and I enjoyed every paragraph. All the most important threads were tied up for Ash and Verity. But, and you know there’s a but, a hook for the next book in the series was set out and it ensnared me. It’s a toss-up as to who it’s going to be about but one thing is for sure, scandal is not out of the question.

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