Thursday, 2 May 2019

Audio: The infamous Duchess - Sophie Barnes


Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
Series: Diamonds in the Rough, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 03-26-19
Publisher: HarperAudio
Historical romance
For review

My Thoughts
I liked this one. It had real drama. I mean if a 16 year old married some 70-80 year old man then of course people would gossip about her, of course the son would be mad. 

Viola married an old man, one day later he died leaving everything to her. But he was a good guy, who wanted for her to be cared for. No funny business. And with that money she built a hospital. How anyone can gossip about that I do not know. She built a hospital! She is no gold digger.

But would I gossip about her? Probably. I get why she hid from society.

Right so the son comes back and wants all the money and calls her out. Ugh, I hated that guy. But yes if your dad married and then died, of course you would be all omg he left HER all the money?! But luckily he is a total arsehat so I wont even forgive him for a second. That is the drama, court room drama to be.

And the romance is with a  scoundrel, who is not a scoundrel but a really good guy. He will help her deal with her stepson. I liked him.

Then end, oh my, there was like 20 min left when I had to stop, but I had to keep going cos it got intense!

I enjoyed this. Romance, real drama and interesting characters.

And it looks to be a good book next too. I liked the build up for that one.

Narration
I liked this narrator. She works great for historical romance. I liked her female voices. Her male voices sound funny at first, but then they are just perfect for HR.

She works the story well and I hope to hear more from her.

Blurb
Branded a money-hungry con artist for marrying the elderly Duke of Tremaine days before his death, Viola Cartwright has found refuge in her work at St. Agatha’s Hospital. No one must know the painful reason behind her marriage. She steers clear of attachments—until Henry Lowell, heir to the Viscount Armswell, lands on her operating table after a duel. Charming and wickedly handsome, Lowell is one of London’s most inveterate scoundrels. Yet he may not be all that he appears.

And the man who can promise a future filled with love… 

Posing as an unrepentant rake has helped Lowell avoid women pursuing him only for his title. But now that duty has finally called on him to marry, he finds himself entranced by the mysterious, independent-minded Viola. Then her late husband’s son returns from overseas, contesting Viola’s inheritance. Lowell longs to help her and sets out to convince Viola that a strategic union may be the best way to save all she holds dear. But can he also persuade her to take a chance on love…?

24 comments:

  1. great review, love the cover. This is going on my list

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  2. Well a sixteen year old marries an old man and then he dies, that is always food for gossip, even if it wasn’t funny business.

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    1. I can't blame people for gossiping like crazy and calling her a gold digger

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  3. I think there would be gossip if that happens no matter the time period.

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    1. I would think it would be worse now, cos 16! Then she was the golddigger, now he would be a pedo

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  4. Always looks bad to marry a super old person

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  5. That's good timing :):)

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  6. I read the first couple of books in this series and really enjoyed them. I should probably try to get caught up with it because this sounds really good.

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    1. I am curious about those who came before

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  7. Yeah, there age difference and then there is AGE difference. Glad she found a good-hearted rake to help her out.

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    1. Oh yes AGE, but then it wasn't really a marriage, but people think it was

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  8. LOL the bet books are when you can't even blame the bad guy. Did she try to offer some of the inheritance to arsehat stepson?

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. He was such an arsehat. I would be all up yours! But yes she tried

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  9. Thank you for the lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story :)

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  10. The scoundrel's are never really scoundrel's lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  11. OH!! This sounds awesome - did you read the earlier books in the series or start here?

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    1. You know me, I jumped in! That is why I like HR, you can

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