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Never Met a Duke Like You (Taming of the Dukes) (Paperback)

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Sometimes I read a historical romance and it reminds me why I love the genre so. This charming story did just that and had me laughing and swooning the whole way. Amalie Howard deftly weaves Regency politics, more than a few nods to Emma, and a delightful cast of characters into something incredibly fun and sweet. Vesper and Aspen have a history that puts them at odds even as it drives them together. Perfect for fans of Bridgerton, Jane Austen, and Clueless and for anyone looking for something (or someone) to sweep you off your feet.

— Jax


Clueless meets Bridgerton in this spicy opposites-attract Regency romance from “a must-read author” (Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

Lady Vesper Lyndhurst is beautiful, clever, and popular. Afforded every luxury as a duke’s daughter, she fills her days with friends, intrigues, and a self-professed knack for matchmaking. She may have sworn off love for herself, but she is rather excellent at arranging it. 

Faced with an insolvent estate, the Duke of Greydon has no choice but to return to England in a final attempt to revive his family’s fortunes. He’s been gone for years, happy to have escaped his mother and the petty circles of the ton. To his dismay, not much has changed, including the beautiful and vexing heiress next door.  

But when an accident of fate traps the friends-turned-enemies in an attic together, the explosive attraction between them becomes impossible to ignore and even harder to resist. They are total opposites and their lives don’t align in the slightest, but fate, the ultimate matchmaker, appears to have other plans . . . 

About the Author

Amalie Howard is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling novelist of “smart, sexy, deliciously feminist romance” (Sarah MacLean). The Beast of Beswick was one of Oprah Daily’s Top 24 Best Historicals to Read. She is also the author of several critically acclaimed, award-winning young adult novels. An AAPI/Caribbean-born writer, she has written articles and interviews on multicultural fiction that have appeared in the Portland Book Review, Ravishly magazine, and Diversity in YA. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found reading, being the president of her one-woman Harley Davidson motorcycle club #WriteOrDie, or power-napping. She currently lives in Colorado with her husband and three children.  

Praise For…

"Howard’s lyrical writing enlivens her bright, empathetic characters and her sharp eye on their class and cultural disparities only enhances their romance. Readers will be riveted."—Publishers Weekly on Always Be My Duchess

“Fabulous writing . . . such a delicious escape. Utterly delightful!”

Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author, on Always Be My Duchess

"Refreshing, steamy, and stocked with characters you don’t normally get to see in the genre—a must-read author."—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Always Be My Duchess

"Amalie Howard tells a story with self-assured style, wit, and energy . . . her writing sparkles!"—Lisa Kleypas, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Howard pairs unconventional aristocrats in this page-turning Victorian romance. Admirable and progressive protagonists and Clueless-inspired plot are sure to have readers charmed.”—Publishers Weekly

“Howard gives readers main characters with intriguing layers and relatable flaws to cheer for as they navigate the peaks and valleys of their reunion love story, gradually unveiling each character’s thoughts, fears, and feelings along the way.”—The Romance Dish

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538737767
ISBN-10: 1538737760
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: November 14th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Taming of the Dukes