Never Met a Duke Like You (Taming of the Dukes, #2) by Amalie Howard

Never Met a Duke Like You (Taming of the Dukes, #2) by Amalie Howard

Title:  Never Met a Duke Like You
Series: Taming of the Dukes, #2
Author: Amalie Howard
Publisher:  Forever 
Genre:  Historical Fiction, Romance
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 384
Date of Publication: 14 November, 2023
My Rating:  4 Stars

My Thoughts 

When Jane Austen’s Emma inspired Clueless, I was happy. Now that Emma/Cher has inspired Amalie Howard's Vesper… well, here are my opinions. 

Yes-es - 

*Vesper is a wonderful romantic lead, and one that the reader is rooting for 

*The catching up with some of the characters from the first title of the series 

*The relationship between Vesper and her father 


*The longing between Aspen and Vesper

*Some steam  

No-s - 

*Beginning is very slow in parts

*A little too heavy on the enemies portion of enemies to lovers

*Aspen was a dick throughout much and didn't show enough character development, to really be deserving of Vesper 

*The  dealing with of the villain was anticlimactic, to me

Overall I enjoyed my time reading this one and look forward to more by this author.

**The worst part about this book for me? It put the 90’s song ‘A Girl Like You’ in my head and I’ve despised that song since it came out. 

Thank you to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and NetGalley for the DRC!


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 . . .


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