Born in the slums of Five Points, Emmett Cavanaugh climbed his way to the top of a booming steel empire and now holds court in an opulent Fifth Avenue mansion. His rise in stations, however, has done little to elevate his taste in women. He loathes the city's "high society" types, but a rebellious and beautiful blue-blood just might change all that.
Elizabeth Sloane's mind is filled with more than the latest parlor room gossip. Lizzie can play the Stock Exchange as deftly as New York's most accomplished brokers - but she needs a man to put her skills to use. Emmett reluctantly agrees when the stunning socialite asks him to back her trades and split the profits. But love and business make strange bedfellows, and as their fragile partnership begins to crack, they'll discover a passion more frenzied than the trading room floor....
©2016 Joanna Shupe (P)2016 Tantor
The narration was so bad it detracted from the story. Or perhaps someone needed to coach the narrator on how to pronounce certain words - "Wagner" and "tighten" (there are two ts) come to mind. Not as good as the Regency books.
This narrator sounded like she was reading a text she'd never seen before. The story itself is only average. The narrator is so slow and halting that I listened at 1.25 - 1.3 speed. With a good narrator, I would have given it an overall 3 stars.
I have enjoyed other books by Ms. Shupe. I think I would have liked this one better with a different narrator.
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