Fuck my internet connection. it is because of that that, once again, my review will be several paragraphs shorter than it was supposed to be.
'The Accidental Countess' was an enjoyable read for me. I liked the sex (very much so ;p), which was both sexy and... I don't know, dignified. No overly crude language, which I also like, call me a prude if you will.
I admired the smooth, flowing writing style of the author. The description wasn't overly done, and I could still picture for the most part what he characters were seeing and feeling.
Like other reviewers, I at times felt like the conflict separating hero from heroine was a bit drawn out, but it ended long before becoming weak and irritatingly done, so I have no real complaints there.
In regards to the mystery of who was the killer, I often found myself jumping from one suspicion to another over who it was. Frustrating though it was, I felt I was feeling the same frustration and anxiety as the main characters, which is a particular boon to me. I LOVE that in a mystery, and it upped my opinion of this book considerably.
Overall, not really a light read, but still quite good. I'd recommend it to anyone with a few hours to spare.