Counting On A Countess by Eva Leigh | Audiobook Review

I received this book for free from Library, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Counting On A Countess by Eva Leigh | Audiobook ReviewCounting on a Countess by Eva Leigh
Also by this author: Dare to Love a Duke
Series: The London Underground #2
Also in this series: Dare to Love a Duke
Narrator: Zara Hampton-Brown
Length: 10 Hours 25 Minutes
Published by HarperCollins on March 27, 2018
Genres: Fiction, General, Historical, Regency, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook, Paperback
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062499448
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four-stars

For a shameless libertine and a wily smuggler in the London Underground, marriage is more than convenience—it’s strategy . . .
Christopher “Kit” Ellingsworth, war veteran and newly minted Earl of Blakemere, buries his demons under every sort of pleasure and vice. His scandalous ways have all but emptied his coffers . . . until a wealthy mentor leaves him a sizeable fortune. The only stipulation? He must marry within one month to inherit the money. Kit needs a bride and the bold, mysterious Miss Tamsyn Pearce seems perfect.
Husband hunting isn’t Tamsyn’s top priority—she’s in London to sell her new shipment of illicit goods—but she’s desperate for funds to keep her smuggling operation afloat. When a handsome earl offers to wed her and send her back to Cornwall with a hefty allowance, Tamsyn agrees. After all, her secrets could land her in prison and an attentive, love-struck spouse could destroy everything.
But when an unexpected proviso in the will grants Tamsyn control of the inheritance, their arrangement becomes anything but convenient. Now, Kit’s counting on his countess to make his wildest dreams a reality and he plans to convince her, one pleasurable seduction at a time.

Why Did I Listen To Counting On A Countess by Eva Leigh?

Counting On A Countess by Eva Leigh is the second book in the London Underground series. Honestly, I don’t remember a whole lot from book one except I think the main heroine was a sex worker? Anyways, I decided to give Counting On A Countess a whirl because it was on my TBR cart. Also, I obtained the audiobook version via Hoopla. And well, I did listen to the first book. So, I thought this would be a good time to continue and give the second book a listen as well.

What’s The Story Here?

Christopher “Kit” Ellingsworth is the new earl of Blakemere. He unfortunately has spent almost all of his money on things like gambling and other vices. Lucky for him, his mentor has passed away and named him heir to his fortune. There’s just one catch, he has to get married within a month. Tamsyn Pearce, from Cornwall, crosses his path and it seems she’s perfect for the job. You see, she wasn’t in London hoping to find a husband. Instead she was there to obtain funds to keep her town’s smuggling going. However, Kit offers to wed her and give her a lot of money. She can’t turn that down because she needs to funds for back home.

As it turns out, there’s a twist. You see, the will actually places Tamsyn in charge of the accounts. And it’s up to Kit to seduce her in order to get the funding he wants to create a pleasure garden with free entry for veterans. Oh and did I mention that Tamsyn has been keeping the smuggling thing a secret from Kit. Tangled webs y’all.

How Did I Like Counting On A Countess?

I actually enjoyed my time with Counting On A Countess. Even though Tamsyn’s business dealings aren’t above board, she does it for honorable reasons. I love that she cared deeply about her community and ensuring all had food to eat and money to live on. She takes so much responsibility upon her young shoulders and with good reason. As for Kit, I loved that he was a veteran. I also really liked how we found out the real reason behind him gambling so much. Plus, the chemistry between Tamsyn and Kit is wonderful, even if they do need to

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of Counting On A Countess is 10 hours and 25 minutes long. Zara Hampton-Brown narrates and does a superb job. I loved her vulnerability as Tamsyn. She narrates in such a way that I feel super loyal to Tamsyn as a character. I did listen to this sped up to around 1.5x speed and was able to follow along well and comprehend the story. Right now I am looking forward to picking up the third book in the series via audio and getting that off my shelf as well.


four-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. This sounds fun even though it looks to be a bit long. I’m happy you’re enjoying this series, I’ll have to check out the first one!

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