The widower of a loveless marriage, Peter Hardwicke, the Duke of Somerton, has already done his duty and provided an heir for his dukedom, so he sees no reason whatsoever to remarry. Even if, heaven forbid, something should happen to his son, he still has three younger brothers who are each quite capable of inheriting. Taking a wife would only mean adding a new responsibility to his already too-full schedule. He's more than busy enough keeping his mother, siblings, and children in line-not to mention sorting out the myriad problems plaguing one of his estates. But when Lord Utley, one of Peter's childhood friends and a man who has been on the wrong side of Peter's ire for many years now, takes an unlikely interest in Jane, he has to intervene. Peter will be damned if he'll allow Utley to ruin yet another life. But will rescuing Jane from Utley's clutches land Peter with another loveless marriage?
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By Amazon Customer on 24-05-17
Overall this series was fantastic. I enjoyed listening to the stories. I could only give this book overall 4 stars though. The narrator does a splendid job reading this story, but the editor for the audible narration should be fired. There were several editing mistakes.
By Nancy Qualls on 05-01-17
What did you like best about Merely a Miss? What did you like least?
The storyline was good. There was romance and excitement. A lot was predictable if you're an avid HR reader.
Would you be willing to try another one of Pearl Hewitt’s performances?
Absolutely not! Most of her female characters sounded like the Chipmunks. She cannot do male interpretation. I stopped listening.
Do you think Merely a Miss needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Yes, there are more characters to follow-up on.
Any additional comments?
The 'H' Peter was a hypocrite. He feels that he must go call upon 3 females the next day to placate his mother, who has about as much insight and respect for her grown children as a harp seal, and then proceeds to admonish Jane for quelling her fears to rescue a little girl in peril. He orders her to never do it again "You will do as you are told!" But he won't stand up to mommy so he can get some urgent estate issues addressed.