London, 1820: Lady Barbara Jeffords is certain her little sister didn't murder the footman, no matter how it looks...and no matter what the Marquess of Beningbrough - Ben - might say. She can scarcely help it if his cousin is the only other suspect. In fact, she wants nothing to do with ruggedly handsome Ben; he reminds her of all the insensitive clods who passed her over.
For years Ben has been dogged by painful gossip about his father's rumored homosexuality. His gruff shell hides a passionate nature, and he's also fiercely loyal - which is why he'll never let the clever and beguiling Lady Barbara pin a murder on his cousin.
Sparks fly as the two compete to defend their loved ones. But as strange new clues emerge that neither can decipher alone, they have no choice but to compare notes and sleuth in tandem. A tenuous bond develops that soon faces its toughest challenge when Ben himself becomes a suspect.
©2012 Alyssa Everett (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Equal. This story is written in first person POV. Therefore, the POV switches between the hero and the heroine, which requires some patience with listening or reading. I say endure because it's a good rainy day type of novel.
The narrator was very good. Although, I wish the narrator's male voice was a little deeper. There are times when it's difficult to distinguish when the hero is speaking.
No personal favorite.
I read for entertainment and I felt this story held my attention. I felt the author did try to put somes twist in the story but it is easy to pen point the villian.
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