Never Met A Duke Like You

Amalie Howard

Forever, 2023

Agent: Thao Le

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 . . . 


"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

"Howard once again deftly brings two characters together through quippy banter a lá Jane Austen while expertly choreographing a sizzling dance of seduction between her two protagonists that would have the author of Emma searching for a fan. Combine this with a thoughtfully developed, neurodivergent heroine and an intriguing plot that offers insights into the attempts to reform the treatment of mental illness in the Victorian era, and you have a love story that is both smart and sexy." — Booklist

“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