Monday, March 14, 2011

ARC Review: The Heiress by Lynsay Sands

Series:  The Madison Sisters, Book #2

Genre:   Historical Romance

Release Date:  February 2011

Publisher:  Avon Books

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Format I Read:  ARC ebook

Pages:  384

SourceNet Galley

Reading ChallengeHistorical Romance Challenge

Read an excerpt
Book Blurb
Desperately seeking a husband…
Suzette is not like other heiresses; she wants a poor husband. A gentleman who will be so grateful for her dowry that he will allow her access to her dowry so she can help pay off her father’s gambling debts. When this alluring beauty encounters Daniel Woodward—handsome, titled, single…and even more impoverished than she could have hoped for—it seems Suzette’s wildest dream has come true.
But Daniel has not been truthful. Tired of being accosted by an endless stream of vapid coquettes and their fortune-hunting mothers, Daniel has decided to plead poverty to stop them in their tracks. Yet here is a most refreshing and delectable lady who claims to be thrilled by his penury. Now all Daniel has to do to find true happiness is to keep a little white lie alive…while avoiding a dastardly villain who’s determined to prevent this union by any means necessary.

My Thoughts
In The Heiress, the story is told with Suzette and Daniel in mind.  Suzette is the second oldest of the Madison sisters and next in line to be married off to pay their father’s gambling debts.   Instead of being pawned off or courted by a rich suitor, she has the bright idea to find herself a poor sucker eager to gain a buck, but gullible enough to allow her to be in complete control of her personal finances.

I have to admit that I did not like this book as much as I liked The Countess.  I was disappointed that the story was retold exactly the same way in the beginning and  didn't completley become Suzanne and Daniel's story until the last few chapters.  I found myself skimming over a lot of the story looking for newer parts.  

I really liked Suzette because she was the most outspoken of the sisters.   She was feisty and unafraid to say what was on her mind. 

I also liked Daniel.  He was a fun character but never stood a chance of resisting Suzette.  No matter how honorable he tried to be, she always shocked him with her words and actions. 

Although I didn't like this story as much as the first in the series, I will continue to read the series and look forward to the next book.
Three flowers of love.  I liked this story.

 Other Books In This Series:
The Countess, Book #1 (January 2011)

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