The Last Duke (1797 Club Series #10)

The Last Duke (1797 Club Series #10)

by Jess Michaels

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The 10th and Final book in The 1797 Club Series

When Christopher "Kit" Collins' father dies, he is devastated, but he must swiftly take on the title of Duke of Kingsacre and all the responsibility that comes with it. Including the care of his very young illegitimate half-sister, who is now his ward.  He is very upset when he discovers the governess his father hired for the child just before his death is Sarah Carlton.

Sarah is equally disturbed by the arrival of her new employer, as she and Kit once had an unpleasant encounter when she was at her lowest point. But since she has no other place to go, she can only hope he will not sack her. Thanks to the adoration of his sister, he does not and the two enter into a wary truce because they both care for the child.

A truce that explodes one passionate night after a nearly tragic accident. Comfort leads to more and soon the two are engaged in an affair. But when danger comes to threaten the child they both love, they must overcome their deeply rooted mistrust and work together to keep her safe. And perhaps find a way to make a family together.

Length: Full length book
Heat Level: Swoon-worthy

This book is part of a series (The 1797 Club), but can be read as a standalone book.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156080700
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Series: 1797 Club Series , #10
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 34,642
File size: 1 MB

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The Last Duke (The 1797 Club, #10) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A b3loved father gone, the love for a half sister, the conflicting emotions for the governess, nine dukes and duchesses to help what more can you want. A fantastic read for the last duke.
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Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Kit and Sarah's story!! Kit observed Sarah when she was at a low point in her life and had lashed out at one of his friends. He has never forgiven her for it. When he finds her working as the governess for his half-sister, Phoebe, he doesn't like it. But he sees how good she is her, he reluctantly allows her to stay on in her position. Even though he doesn't like Sarah, he find himself drawn to her. They share an understanding of loss and have bonded over it and his sister. Can they get past their animosity and see where the attraction leads? If you've read this series, you know that the death of Kit's father was coming, but OMG, I was bawling when it happened (other times too)! I loved watching these two come together over their shared grief and helping Phoebe through her loss. I also loved seeing so many of the other dukes and their wives even though they were all gathered for a sad reason. I'm so sad that this series has ended, I have throughly enjoyed it, but I'm excited to see what Michaels has in store for us next!!
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
Another awesome story and the final one in the 1797 Club series. Sad to be ending, but what a way to wrap everything up! Finally we have Kit who is really have a hard time with the passing of his father and taking responsibility of the dukedom. Supported by his friends he tries to cope but then then he finds Sara Carlton as governess to his half sister. These two have a past and Sarah knows that Kit does not like her but she needs her job and loves her ward. Sarah has her own grief with the loss of her mother and somehow, Kit is drawn to her and even asks for her advice. Both are reeling from their own grief and it seems they might help each other if they can just find their way. There was so much emotion in this story I felt sad at times, but then it seemed you could feel their attraction as being almost palpable coming off the pages. What a way to end a series that left me satisfied as I turned the last page. Cannot wait to see what is next for this author and know I look forward to anything she writes! I read this through NetGallery. Lori Dykes
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
This is a really good enemies to lovers story. As they say there’s a fine line between love and hate. Sarah Carlton once moved amongst the ton, now after losing everything she’s the nanny for the dying Earl of Idlewood youngest child, Phoebe. She may of lost everything but she will make the most of what she has. Christopher “Kit” Collins questioned his father for hiring Sarah. He’s not liked her since he caught her being rude to his friends finance. Kit made it quite clear that he does not like Sarah but Phoebe adores her and with his father on his deathbed he made it known that Sarah will be needed when he’s gone. Sarah has had feelings for Kit but knows he hates her. She’s a very strong woman, she knows what it means to loose someone and she’s not afraid to step up to help Kit through his grief. Kit doesn’t understand why he always is thinking of Sarah. He’s starts to see her in another light and he’s beginning to rely on she more and more, but when her life is in danger can he live with out her? I’m very sad to see this series end, It has such great characters and story lines.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
What’s a reader to do after reading the last page in the last book of a beloved series? Started at the beginning again OR wait for what comes next? All ten Dukes, who formed a bond long ago in boarding school and have been there for one another through thick and thin, have found their duchesses by the end of this book and they are all on their way to creating a new generation that will be there for one another in the future. Loved this series! Christopher “Kit” Collins, Earl of Idlewood becomes Duke of Kingsacre upon the death of his father and just before his father dies he tells Kit to accept the support of Sarah Carlton, governess to Kit’s young sister. Kit has grief to deal with, estates to take over, a young half-sister to support and mixed feelings about the governess he believes he dislikes due to one overheard conversation years before. His friends are there for him but so is Sarah. The two want what is best for his sister Phoebe and spend time discussing her and other issues that arise. Slowly things begin to change between them but Kit is slow to twig to what is changing. Throw in an unscrupulous woman with an agenda of her own to throw a wrench in the situation and you have the makings of a story that I could not put down. I was thrilled with the way Kit and Sarah managed their HEA and loved the epilogue that sees all ten dukes and their families gathered together for a joyous event. Thank you to NetGalley and The Passionate Pen for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars