- Expected Apr 27, 2021
A Duke in want of a wife…
Alfred Blakesley, Duke of Lowell, has long been an enigma. No one dares to give a man of his status the cut direct, but there's simply something not quite right about him. What would the society ladies say if they learned the truth—that the Duke of Lowell is a wolf shifter and the leader of a pack facing extinction if he doesn't find his true love? So now he's on the hunt…for a wife.
Felicity Templeton has a goal of her own: to remain unwed until her twenty-fifth birthday, when she will inherit a significant fortune. But that all changes when she meets Alfred, the dashing duke who's determined to have her for his very own…
"Sparkling wit, scrumptious chemistry!"—Grace Burrowes, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Allen (The Fidelity Project, writing as Susan E. Conley) launches the Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde series with a delightful blend of historical romance and urban fantasy set in 1817 London. Alfred Blakesley, Duke of Lowell, has a problem: for his uniquely structured werewolf pack to survive and thrive, he needs to marry his true mate. Unable to find his mate among his fellow shape-shifters, he turns to London's marriage mart. At 24, the Honorable Felicity Templeton is firmly on the shelf a state she delightedly embraces. While Society would see her wed, she dreams of becoming an independent businesswoman. Her tidy plans are upturned, however, after meeting Alfred at a ball. Alfred quickly identifies her as his mate and abducts her, introducing her to the supernatural underworld a world she's surprised to find she fits into quite naturally. 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. Readers will eagerly await the next installment. \n