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He married for money, she wed by force. On the brink of losing everything, the Duke of Summerton marries heiress Caroline Howlett, but at what cost? She wants neither his crumbling estate nor his title, and what is he, as a man, without them? Before he can resolve this dilemma, something more dangerous than doubt threatens their marriage. When Caroline said she'd rather be dead than married to the duke, she hadn't meant it literally. Forced into marriage by her guardian, Caroline doesn't give a fig for the idle life of the aristocracy. She wants to run her father's enterprises, and she will, once dead bodies stop getting in the way. Aided by Summerton's widowed aunt, amateur sleuth Lady Eleanor, the duke and his reluctant bride scramble to discover just who is trying to kill them. Neither considered love part of the bargain.
©2015 Becca St. John (P)2017 Becca St. John
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2 out of 5 stars
By karen on 09-06-17

Fake British Accent is terrible

What would have made Summerton better?

A better narrator. There are so many good narrators with a british accent. This fake accent was terrible. The narrator kept pronouncing Aunt as Ont. Every word with an "a" and "o" were poorly pronounced. I have relatives from England and none sound like this. Her fake accent kept taking me out of a good story.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It was a good mystery, as it kept you guessing throughout the book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mary Sarah Agliotta’s performances?

No, she should not do british accents. She should probably stick with contemporary novels situated in the U.S.

What character would you cut from Summerton?

All of the characters were necessary. They provided a rich group of people that contributed to the story.

Any additional comments?

I really wish the narrator was better. I think this is a good book and now I don't know if I can continue with the series, as it's the same narrator. Ireally liked this book and the story was exciting..but I won't be reading any of the others in the series, which is a disappointment. This is an example of how a bad narrator can ruin a novel and in this case a series.

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