A Most Unusual Duke (Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde) (Mass Market)
Bridgerton meets New Moon in this sparkling shapeshifter Regency romance mixed with humor, steamy chemistry, and fantasy.
The Duke said he'd never get married…
The Prince Regent insists his cousin and fellow bear shifter Arthur Humphries, the Duke of Osborn, take a mate to ensure the continuation of their species. After all, Arthur is an Alpha, so he must set a good example. The duke would very much prefer to continue his comfortable bachelor lifestyle, but the Prince Regent is not a bear to be poked.
Beatrice, the widowed Marchioness of Castleton, is in possession of a powerful secret. She knows all about Shifters, her horrible late husband being one of them. At any moment, Beatrice could reveal the secrets of the Prince and those like him—unless the Prince can make sure she marries another Shifter.
A marriage between the Duke of Osborn and Beatrice is far from ideal for either one, but at least they won't fall in love…right?
Witty, fantastical, and entirely unique, A Most Unusual Duke is perfect for readers looking for:
A delicious Regency romp with a paranormal twist
A devilishly handsome Alpha hero
A marriage of convenience
A magical world to sink your teeth into
Praise for Allen's A Wolf in Duke's Clothing:
"Sparkling wit, scrumptious chemistry!"—Grace Burrowes, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"A playful mix of humor, fantasy, and Regency romance conventions, this genre-bending novel introduces a well-constructed world filled with distinctive and endearing characters."—Publishers Weekly
"Sparkling dialogue and steamy chemistry…Regency romance meets shape-shifters, to great effect."—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Susanna Allen is a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communication Design and counts The Village Voice, New York Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly as past design experiences. Born in New Jersey, she moved to Ireland for twelve months — in 1998. She has a Master of Philosophy in Irish Theatre Studies from the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, as well as an Honours Degree in Psychology, and a diploma in Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning. She is the author of Drama Queen and The Fidelity Project, both published by Headline UK, and That Magic Mischief, via Crimson Romance. Her current book, Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency… and Horses is published by Trafalgar Square Books and recounts the growth and insights she acquired after having taken up horseback riding as an adult, post-divorce. Susan is living her life by the three Rs: reading, writing, and horseback riding, and can generally be found on her sofa with her e-reader; gazing out a window and thinking about made-up people; or cantering around in circles. She loves every minute of it!
"Allen continues to make this unusual genre mash-up sing." — Publishers Weekly