How to Catch an Heiress (Heiress Series #1)
Anthony Carter has not had it easy in life. In a matter of months, he lost his mother to cancer along with his much coveted spot in a prestigious doctoral program. Swimming in debt, he’s been forced to move back to his hometown in rural Montana and take whatever job he can find. A drunken weekend in Vegas is exactly what he needs to help him forget his problems.
A recent break-up with her boyfriend of nearly a decade has left straight-laced Liz Rockwell disillusioned with love and in desperate need of a vacation. She gets more than she bargained for when one drunken night at a Vegas bar results in her being married to Anthony. Embarrassed by her lapse in judgment, Liz is ready to make this whole night just go away. A quickie divorce seems like the best solution to their problem, until Anthony realizes who Liz really is.
Known in the media as the Candy Heiress, billionaire Liz is the answer to Anthony’s prayers. All he has to do is convince her to write him a check. Unfortunately, Liz is not one to be easily intimidated or coerced. Discovering the Rockwell family secret may be Anthony’s only hope. But the more time he spends with the intelligent and tenacious Liz, the more he realizes their chapel wedding may not have been such a drunken mistake after all…
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I still get such a rush when authors contact me directly to send me an ARC for review. And I am so glad Natalie reach out with How to Catch an Heiress.
I will tell you frankly, that I did enjoy the plot, we have here the classic they get piss drunk in Vegas and wake up married the next morning after knowing each other just a few hours. Nothing crazy original there but then fun part comes after.
So we meet Anthony and Liz, I liked them though I would say that I loved Liz better. Odd since I tend to usually like the male leads for their usual cheekiness but here I was conflicted. Now, I am not saying Anthony is a bad guy, cause he isn’t; in this very case he made a very bad bad judgement call and it put him in a bad light.
Anthony.. what were you thinking?!
I mean, I can see how maybe he thought it could possibly be in a perfect world a good idea or at least worth a try …
Again, what were you thinking?
Men! (need I say more?)
So back to the book, I think the characters well nicely written, and the story flowed quite well too. Though it did bug me that Anthony was still plotting for quite a long time after he started developing real feelings for Liz.
That felt very mercenary in terms of the character and it bugged me quite a bit. He did not in my mind redeem himself entirely. I do not know, it is likely I am being too harsh here!
But I have to say that as a first book, it is a good starting novel of a series and though I felt some things could be improved on, Natalie has already the next book coming and I am sure it will be even better.
I do not believe judging a new author too harshly for mistakes as in my experience they tend to grow to improve with each new one published. I also always keep in mind that I could not write a book myself so I keep a really open mind.
Natalie, I really think you have done a fine job for a first book and based on what I have seen I cannot wait to read what happens with our next wandering lady. I am really looking forward to that and see how the series will progress from there.
Now that is going to get cold soon, it is a cool book to read with a lovely cup of tea hidden under blankets in winter! Ok, it is not cold yet, but the rest is pretty much what I did on a raining afternoon!
I hope you enjoy it too!
Amazon US: www.amazon.com/dp/B01KTWEPT0
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KTWEPT0
About the Author:
As a child, Natalie used to hide in her room or behind the couch, curled up with a good book. She dreamed of being a writer, but her mother told her she needed to be practical and get “a real job with benefits”. So like a good little nerd, she earned a degree in engineering.
Natalie can’t sing. Or dance. Or play an instrument. She can’t ride a bike and doesn’t know how to swim or drive. As a result, her husband often asks “Are you sure you’re not really from Mars?” (the answer, in case you were wondering, is no. Unless New York counts as another planet). When she’s not geeking out at her day job, Natalie can be found attempting to wrangle her overly energetic Westie, baking ridiculously chewy chocolate chip cookies, and watching so-bad-it’s-good reality television shows.