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Summary

An American heiress nobody wants; a duke every woman desires; and a murder no one expects.

As a young duke, all Nathaniel wants is to be left alone. So when he meets Charlotte, an outspoken American heiress, he is suspicious of her indifference. Too many women have sought - and failed - to catch him.

However, Charlotte is unimpressed by his title. She has no interest in English dukes. All she wants is to leave dreary England and travel to the sunny sands of Egypt to see the grand pyramids.

Unfortunately, a debutante seeking to entrap Nathaniel gets murdered, and his reputation as a confirmed misogynist makes him a suspect. On impulse, Charlotte comes to his aid, unaware that her actions place her in danger, too.

Neither Charlotte nor the duke know that a highwayman interested in rich heiresses is following Charlotte, and that another debutante lies dead in Nathaniel's carriage. And unfortunately, the evidence soon complicates Nathaniel's efforts to prove his innocence and convince Charlotte that he is worthy of her love.

Some nights just don't go as planned.

©2008 Amy Corwin (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Susynne
  • 01-07-17

Cute, but....

Grammatical errors or not, this was a cute book!!! But my heavens how can one woman be SO stupid when she's (supposedly) so smart?! Silliness!

Will I listen again, probably not.
The story was good.
The narrator was good.
The problems were tolerable.
But Charlotte was SO irritating!

Clean.

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  • Rebecca Ortiz
  • 15-05-18

Narration

I’m sure the story is good but couldn’t handle the narrator so I didn’t get past the second chapter

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  • Anita Kristensen
  • 03-04-18

Grating on the ears

I realize that the romance category is not known for it’s clever plots, but this book is definitely in the lower end of the scales. It has potential, the story could be good, but as it is it seems badly executed. I cringe at the holes in logic and contradictory building of characters. A wife who shares her husbands fondness for gambling, is not likely to keep him in check.
Add to that a monotone narrator who ends every sentence on a low note and you have a rather insulting piece of work. I can only attribute my finishing this book to my OCD. I give it two stars because it could have been rather entertaining.

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  • Jamie H
  • 06-08-18

Good story, Robot narrator

the narrator sounds like the Kindle robot. it's hard to listen to, I've slowed it down and that helps a bit.

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  • Edwina "I Love books"
  • 27-07-18

STORY IS A MURDER MYSTERY NOT A ROMANCE STORY

RUTH URQUHART WAS A BRILLIANT NARRATOR!! The story review has nothing to do with her Perfect narration of all the characters.

I started out like the characters and the story of The Unwanted Heiress but before I got to 40% read I was bored but I pushed on hoping there would be some semblance of Romance between Nathaniel the Duke of Peckham and the American Heiress Charlotte Haywood. Readers Beware this is NOT A Romance story. What it is, is an attempt at a poorly done Murder Mystery. You will know who the possible villains are from the first murder. There are no sex scenes nor is there any type of sexual tension in the story. This Author needs a editor to scale back the story so it doesn't just run on. I don't have to have actual sex scenes in my Historical Romance but I do need Romance. This story is as dry as a bone.


I am grateful I got it free from Kindle/Audible Unlimited. The Audible Narration by Ruth Urquhart was Brilliant she did a magnificent job and I will give her five starts on my audible review. She was able to breath some life into the characters with her narration and voices of them.

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  • mary m burnside
  • 27-07-18

So disappointing

Standard plot of flawed heroine winning the love of handsome duke. Unfortunately neither character is very engaging or sympathetic and I didn't care much if they worked through the very unbelievable plot to eventually live happily ever after or not. I trudged through the entire story because I always finish what I start, not because I was interested. The final few pages picked up with a bit of a twist at the ending but I do not recommend the book.

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  • Seattle Suse
  • 10-04-18

Murder, Mayhem in Recency London

Passed from relative to relative,this American bluestocking has adventures galore and has to choose between Egyptian archaeological discoveries or true love with a Duke.

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  • kattie
  • 03-02-18

The Unwanted Heiress

I thought this story could have been better, with more action, I thought it was dragged out. I look forward to hearing more of her books, I am sure they will be better. I am looking for fast action, drama, Spicy love stories. Kattie. 2/3/18.

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  • Bobbi Patterson
  • 17-12-17

ok story, performance a bit over dramatic

Story premise was good, but it was toooo much drama for my taste. Almost didn't finish it.

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  • Debra Noel
  • 13-12-17

narrator <br />

The narrator changed the her own from a Midwest accent to a slightly Sothern accent. going back and forth from one to the other. I would have liked her to pick one and stick with it.