Note: This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
How to Catch an Heiress is the debut release from Natalie Rios and is the first novel in her Heiress series. Book one is about twenty-eight-year-old Anthony Carter and thirty-year-old divorce attorney Elizabeth Wheaton Rockwell, who meet at a hotel bar, proceed to get very drunk, and wake up the next day with matching wedding rings on their respective left hands. The quickest solution would be to get a divorce, and they're both on-board...that is, until Anthony finds out that Liz happens to come from one of the wealthiest families in the country. She's the solution to his debt issues. All he needs to do is convince her to sign over a check for the amount he requires and they can peacefully go their separate ways. Liz doesn't take to extortion to kindly, but she doesn't want a divorce--she needs an annulment. They decide to stay married for twenty days to see just how compatible they are. Neither one believes they'll stay married. She wants the marriage annulled, he wants to be debt-free. But neither one of them counted on falling in love.
This book did a gender flip on the whole billionaire alpha trend, giving it a fresh and creative feel. Liz is intelligent and independent, not even needing to use her famous last name with as far as her job as a lawyer is concerned. Her family isn't your typical old-moneyed, look-down-on-everyone-else family and she was right when she said that being around the Rockwells was like being in a circus. Liz may be rolling in money, but she doesn't flaunt it. Comparably, Anthony is drowning in debt, no thanks to the scandal that ended in his career as a professor and his late mother's medical bills. He's gorgeous and geeky and an all-around good guy, though the whole stooping to extortion thing was a definite blemish on his record. The basic story line of two people getting drunk and finding themselves married the next day is nothing new, but I appreciated how the author took the time to distinguish How to Catch an Heiress from the others. I liked this Heiress series starter and wouldn't say no to reading Charlotte Kensington's story. Four stars. ♥
Release Date: 03 October 2016
Date Read: 02 October 2016
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