Book Review: How to Catch an Heiress by Natalie Rios

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Title: How to Catch an Heiress
Author: Natalie Rios
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 3rd, 2016

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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:

4 hearts

 

Favorite Quotes:

To be fair, Rockwell family reunions and interventions are one in the same… We have a few of these a year.  They’re great way of getting us all together in the same room and having a common goal prevents us all from killing each other. 

 

Is he a Kleenex? … You know, to be used once and then thrown away.

 

You and I are like pieces of a puzzle, simply meant to be together… I can’t go back to Montana.  It would be like asking Ursa Minor to go without Polaris: dark, bleak, and missing a vital part of its constellation.

 

My Review:

 

How To Catch An Heiress was not what I expected – it was so much better.  I knew going in that this was Ms. Rios’s first book and I look forward to reading many more from this talented upstart.  Her characters were complicated, interesting, and a bit unpredictable, as was the storyline.  The plot was entertaining, a bit steamy, and held my interest from beginning to end.   I was considerably uncomfortable with Anthony’s plan and motivation to take advantage of Liz, but realized it was necessary for the arc of the story.  I smirked at his nerdy science compliments, like when he compared her to a neutron star or their marriage to hydrogen bond.  I would most likely require Google as my permanent home page if I lived with him.

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About Natalie RiosNatalie Rios bio pic (1)

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.

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