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Peek Inside The Beast of Beswick

Beauty and the Beast meets Taming of the Shrew in this laugh-out-loud and heartfelt Regency romance.

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Beauty and the Beast meets Taming of the Shrew in this laugh-out-loud and heartfelt Regency romance.

Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants, and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it's hard to like much about the world. Especially smart-mouthed harpies—with lips better suited to kissing than speaking—who brave his castle with indecent proposals.

But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of—a tender of marriage with her as his bride.

Each book in the Regency Rogues series is STANDALONE:
* The Beast of Beswick
* The Rakehell of Roth

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640637429
Series: The Regency Rogues, Book 1
Release Date: Nov 26, 2019
Page Count: 400
Imprint: amara next
Genre: historical, historical regency
Tropes: enemies to lovers, opposites attract

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By Kat December 04, 2019

Outstanding twist on beauty and the beast!!!! I think this is my favorite version thus far!!! Nathaniel is dark anti hero,very complexed and a true beast,but Astrid is strong ,smart and brave with the heart of a lioness and a worthy mate for the bastard of beswick!! The storytelling was fabulous and ...more

By Laura December 13, 2019

UPDATED: Read it. ADORED it. Definitely for fans of beauty and the beast without all the problematic parts of the fairy tale. XD

When all the authors you look up to love up on a book, you know you need to read it! Adding this one to my TBR!!! <3 ...more

Holy heck! Talk about your grumpy, beastly hero. Thane was perfect!!!

’Though this duke was wholly human as far as she could tell…his eyes burned with an unholy amber fire, holding her in a glower that seemed better suited to hell. Astrid couldn’t control the dread running through her body. His no ...more

By Addie December 06, 2019

(Tropes: Spinster/Wallflower, Enemies to Lovers, Fake Relationship, Marriage of Convenience, Scarred (hero), Opposites Attract, Unstarched)


The hero is DARK, badly scarred with a lot of hang ups and does not go out of his way to fit into society. I can’t blame him, the way society is described to tre ...more

By Sophia January 23, 2020

Thane had never begged for a single thing in his life, but he’d drop to his knees for her in a heartbeat. ...more

By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ November 02, 2019


Thane had never begged for a single thing in his life, but he’d drop to his knees for her in a heartbeat.

I usually hate when a blurb makes a comparison to another book that I adored. Because more often than not, it sets an entirely unrealistic expectation for the book that it neve ...more

By Lover of Romance January 04, 2020

This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

The Beast of Beswick was such a fantastic book here and boy I was hooked on this story. This is the first book in her Everleigh Sisters Series.  I just love a great Beauty and Beast retelling and this one takes the CAKE. Its always refreshing t ...more

By ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader January 12, 2020

4.5 stars

My first book by Amalie Howard, but it sure won’t be my last. I love a good re-telling of The Beauty and the Beast and this one was amazing!! Highly recommend it ...more

By Carole November 26, 2019

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was such a delightful romance! I had read a couple of favorable reviews for this book so I knew that I wanted to read it and was thrilled to get the chance. I don't read a ton of historical romance but I do tend to enjoy them every ...more

By Wendy'sThoughts November 30, 2019

4 Non-Biddable Love Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Back in the day of historical times, a highly coveted woman on the marriage market would be highly feminine, well versed in the needlework arts and most importantly, Biddable. Yes, the willingness to be directed by her soon to be husband was the

By ☕️Kimberly November 17, 2019

Let me tell you why I love The Beast of Beswick. The story opens in the home of Lady Astrid Everleigh’s Aunt and Uncle. Astrid lives here with her sixteen year sister. Her Uncle and Aunt are their legal guardians until the girls marry or come of age. It seems her Uncle has plans to marry her younger ...more

By Stacy October 18, 2019

Sooooo good! Review to come! ...more

By Carol May 29, 2020

4.5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Loved this book.......with it's obvious overtones to "The Beauty and the Beast" fable...but this book really had that and so much more going for it!!!!
The writing was stellar and witty....and this entertaining and beyond enjoyable romance has completely charmed it's way.... straight o ...more

By Veronique February 12, 2020

Entertaining historical romance featuring strong characters, mixing comedy with drama. The trope of 'Beauty and the Beast' has been used ad nauseam but Howard succeeds here in creating one of the better ones, combining aspects from ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. It works very well, our main characters v ...more

It has been awhile since I read a historical romance, but after reading the blurb for The Beast of Beswick, I knew I had to read it, and I am so glad got the opportunity to do so. I enjoyed Astrid and Thane’s story. It had all the feels, and it swept me away and kept me reading through the wee hours ...more

By Julie (Jewlsbookblog) December 24, 2019

Astrid was a powerhouse of strength, feminism, and holy cow, was she feisty! I loved her wit and mouthiness! She was a also a devoted sibling and would sacrifice whatever necessary to keep her sister safe and her ensuing genius.

Thane was a behemoth mass of surliness, mood swings ...more

By Elodie November 07, 2019

The Beast of Beswick
Amalie Howard
Release date 11/26/2019
Publisher Entangled Amara

Blurb :

Beauty and the Beast meets Taming of the Shrew in this laugh-out-loud and heartfelt Regency romance.
Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days ...more

By One chapter more February 23, 2020

The issue with re-tellings is that a book can seem like you have already read it before. Especially if it's in the same time period and names are so similar. I could swear I have already read this one years ago, nevertheless I enjoyed it with all my heart.

There one thing that bothered me though... T ...more

By Stacee August 14, 2020

I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while and I’m not sure why I waited so long.

I love love loved Astrid. She’s smart and sassy and talks back. Thane is stoic and grumpy and snarly. Together they have instant chemistry and banter for days and I couldn’t get enough of their antagonizing disguis ...more

By Annie ⚜️ April 25, 2020

Have I mentioned I LOVE a scarred hero? I’m sure there’s some psychology behind that. 🤷🏻‍♀️ ...more

By Renégade ♥ March 06, 2020

4 1/2 to 5 stars ...more

By Mephala June 15, 2020

My first book by the author and I’m already very impressed.

The Beast of Beswick is definitely the hottest, most sensual and emotional book I’ve read so far this year. And, although we are only in second week of February, I have a feeling this one will uphold its title.

I loved this book so much! ...more

Good. I’ve always liked the beauty and the beast story/plot. This isn’t as good as Tessa Dare’s The Duchess Deal, but it could be because that book is funny and I read it first. This is well done and I enjoyed both characters. ...more

By Tina November 27, 2019

Loved the heroine!

The thing that bothered me was that there was too much pushing away from hero, his constant "you deserve someone better, I am a beast" started to get tiresome. ...more

By Sophie July 06, 2020

The Beast of Beswick follows Lady Astrid Everleigh as she needs to finds a way to protect herself, and her sister, Isobel, from the vindictive Earl who is out to make all the Everleigh's suffer after Astrid refused him 10 years ago. Now considered a spinster at 25, she knows that she will come into ...more

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Amalie Howard

About the author

Award Winning Author

Amalie Howard

Amalie Howard grew up in Trinidad & Tobago where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees, and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks, and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts. An aspiring writer from a young age, Amalie’s poem “The Candle,” written at age twelve, was published by the University of Warwick press. At fifteen, she was a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Award (a global youth writing competition). A Colby College graduate, she completed dual Honors Theses in both French and International Studies, and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, she was cited for her research contribution to Raffael Scheck’s article, “German Conservatism and Female Political Activism in the Early Weimar Republic,” and his subsequent book, Mothers of the Nation. She also received a distinction in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (A-levels) as well as a postgraduate certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, account executive, and global channel sales director for a Fortune 500 company. She is the award-winning author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, SLJ, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller, and the sequel, Bloodcraft, was a national silver IPPY medalist and a silver Moonbeam award winner. She is also the co-author of the adult historical romance series, THE LORDS OF ESSEX. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children.

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