A Duke At The Door by Susanna Allen


I enjoy the unique take on Regency romance that Susanna Allen writes.  Mixing the paranormal with historical romance isn’t done often.  I wish more authors would write in this combined genre.  Be aware that although this is a regency romance, it is also a paranormal shape shifter romance.  This book has the best characters in the entire series.  I loved Alwyn with his inner struggle.  Tabitha is mature and is a lady apothecary.  Tabitha is a strong woman, yet she also has a calming effect on Alwyn.

This plot had the basics to be an excellent book.  Two issues held this book back from being a five-star read.  First, the premise of Alwyn escaping captivity and learning to heal with Tabitha’s assistance was a fantastic start.  However, I felt the main plot line got lost easily in secondary story arcs and secondary characters.  Also, the vocabulary in this book is too complicated.  I enjoy an intelligent read, but it is distracting when I have to look up definitions continually.

All that being said, I did enjoy this book.  Alwyn and Tabitha’s connection was powerful, and both lead characters had solid and likable personalities.  The plot flowed reasonably well and kept my interest.  I loved that Susanna Allen has married two romance genres well, and I feel she has created a new path for other authors to follow.  A Duke At The Door is the third book in the Shapeshifters Of The Beaumonde series.  As a whole, I recommend this series for those who like a paranormal spin on their romances.  In this case, the series sum is greater than this particular book’s part.  I am glad I read this book and look forward to the next in the series.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Release Date: August 23, 2022

Published by jelee1976

I love to review historical romance books! I discuss book reviews, thoughts on authors and series, and just general stuff about me!

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