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He’s a prince with a problem, she’s a commoner with a getaway plan. Modern-day Prince Adrian of Monaforte has a most old-fashioned problem: his demanding mother wants him wed to her best friend’s daughter, the hard-partying Serena. When his refusal falls on deaf ears, Adrian decides it’s time for him to slip away from his gilded cage and figure out his life, all on his own He’s a prince with a problem, she’s a commoner with a getaway plan. Modern-day Prince Adrian of Monaforte has a most old-fashioned problem: his demanding mother wants him wed to her best friend’s daughter, the hard-partying Serena. When his refusal falls on deaf ears, Adrian decides it’s time for him to slip away from his gilded cage and figure out his life, all on his own. As luck would have it, event photographer Emma Davison, weary of a revolving door of lost-cause men and tired of her outsider-looking-in career, is in need of her own escape clause, just in time to help a wayward prince in need. And she soon discovers that sometimes a girl’s gotta sweep a prince off his feet. For any girl that’s ever held out hope that some day her prince would come…or better yet, hoped that some day she’d come to him.


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He’s a prince with a problem, she’s a commoner with a getaway plan. Modern-day Prince Adrian of Monaforte has a most old-fashioned problem: his demanding mother wants him wed to her best friend’s daughter, the hard-partying Serena. When his refusal falls on deaf ears, Adrian decides it’s time for him to slip away from his gilded cage and figure out his life, all on his own He’s a prince with a problem, she’s a commoner with a getaway plan. Modern-day Prince Adrian of Monaforte has a most old-fashioned problem: his demanding mother wants him wed to her best friend’s daughter, the hard-partying Serena. When his refusal falls on deaf ears, Adrian decides it’s time for him to slip away from his gilded cage and figure out his life, all on his own. As luck would have it, event photographer Emma Davison, weary of a revolving door of lost-cause men and tired of her outsider-looking-in career, is in need of her own escape clause, just in time to help a wayward prince in need. And she soon discovers that sometimes a girl’s gotta sweep a prince off his feet. For any girl that’s ever held out hope that some day her prince would come…or better yet, hoped that some day she’d come to him.

30 review for Something in the Heir

  1. 5 out of 5

    Didi

    A big disappointment. I love royal romance, that's the only reason I finished this. The narrative and how the characters spoke, reminded me of an old British comedy...just not the funny kind. Do people actually speak like that? The ending felt rushed. Prince Adrian went from really liking Emma to all of a sudden proposing, kinda blind sighted me. I thought they'd spend more time getting to know each other considering originally they only hung out for a few days. I have book two as a freebie, but A big disappointment. I love royal romance, that's the only reason I finished this. The narrative and how the characters spoke, reminded me of an old British comedy...just not the funny kind. Do people actually speak like that? The ending felt rushed. Prince Adrian went from really liking Emma to all of a sudden proposing, kinda blind sighted me. I thought they'd spend more time getting to know each other considering originally they only hung out for a few days. I have book two as a freebie, but I won't be continuing this series. Was it all bad? No, there were moments I was somewhat engaged, and Adrian was sexy, but It's not a good sign when you come close to DNF'ing a book half a dozen times.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chloe

    This was a little childish, but pretty cute! An easy read for fans of The Prince & Me.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lisa (lifeinlit)

    I’ve been hearing really great things about Jenny Gardiner and her fun chick lit reads. When I was contacted about reviewing this one, I was really looking forward to it. I read quite a few serious, drama-filled, extremely emotional books, so it’s really nice mixing some enjoyably fun chick lit reads in to lighten my reading mood. Emma, a successful US photographer, and Adrian, Prince of Monaforte, conspire together to spend some time in hiding. Adrian is desperate to avoid his mother, who is pus I’ve been hearing really great things about Jenny Gardiner and her fun chick lit reads. When I was contacted about reviewing this one, I was really looking forward to it. I read quite a few serious, drama-filled, extremely emotional books, so it’s really nice mixing some enjoyably fun chick lit reads in to lighten my reading mood. Emma, a successful US photographer, and Adrian, Prince of Monaforte, conspire together to spend some time in hiding. Adrian is desperate to avoid his mother, who is pushing an arranged marriage on him with someone he has no interest in. Emma isn’t hiding from anything in particular, though her life in general seems to be going nowhere, so she jumps at the chance to spend some time away with Adrian. Though they had only met for mere minutes, the two together take off into the woods to hide away from their lives and everyone in them. There was a lot about this story I really enjoyed. Jenny’s writing is sweet and enjoyable. I really enjoyed how innocent this story felt, not filled with angst and drama like so many others. It was clean, with only a few romantic scenes, and included quite a bit of humor. There was one scene in particular that really stuck with me: Emma takes Adrian shopping for “normal” clothes (because, obviously, he can’t stay in his expensive tux for their entire adventure) and they end up in a clothing store fitting room. Emma tells Adrian to model his clothes… and after some pushing, he does just that… striking a pose and even dancing a bit. I could totally picture it happening right before my eyes, and had trouble getting the smile off my face… or the silly scene out of my head. :) Emma and Adrian did take a bit of time to grow on me… but as their story progressed, I really started to like both of them and see where they were coming from. Honestly, at first, Emma seemed totally scatterbrained and almost weird about her future prospects… like she didn’t even care where her life was going. Very “whatever” about her life in general. And Adrian came off as childish and naive, depending on his friend to make a lot of decisions for him, and having a lot of difficulty standing up for himself, especially when it came to his mother. You would think a Prince would be a bit more secure with himself, but Adrian was lacking all self-esteem as far as I could tell. The two had a lot of growing up to do. My only other complaint, and this is totally and completely just ME because it’s a personal pet peeve of mine, was how perfect their speech was. I can tell by Jenny’s writing that she’s a very intelligent person. But I have a lot of trouble connecting with characters when all of them speak as if their writing a paper in school. I like when my characters use slang, speak in everyday lingo, and don’t always use proper grammar. I’m far from perfect when it comes to my grammar and punctuation, and my vocabulary is pretty small… so when every single character in a story has perfect grammar at all times with a ginormous vocab, I find it a bit off-putting. Like I said, totally a personal issue of mine that most people won’t find issue with at all, but I had to mention it. This is the perfect book to take with you to the beach on a sunny, summer day. An entertaining, sweet read with fun characters and an interesting story line. (Thanks to Jenny Gardiner for the review copy!) Find this review and others like it at Lost in Literature!

  4. 4 out of 5

    VICTORIA

    Didn't like the main characters I found them very childish. Didn't like the main characters I found them very childish.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Christi Snow

    My Review: This is a book that is just as fun as that super-cute cover. I'll admit, I'm a sucker for a good cover and I loved this one which immediately caught my attention. This book is every girl's fantasy growing up...meet a handsome prince and fall desperately in love. But it isn't Emma's fantasy...not anymore. She's met a few too many frogs and simply doesn't believe in happily-ever-afters anymore. But that hasn't changed the fact that she's simply a nice person. So when the prince begs for My Review: This is a book that is just as fun as that super-cute cover. I'll admit, I'm a sucker for a good cover and I loved this one which immediately caught my attention. This book is every girl's fantasy growing up...meet a handsome prince and fall desperately in love. But it isn't Emma's fantasy...not anymore. She's met a few too many frogs and simply doesn't believe in happily-ever-afters anymore. But that hasn't changed the fact that she's simply a nice person. So when the prince begs for her help to aid him in disappearing for a few days, she can't tell him no. Overall this was a cute story. Emma has diarrhea of the mouth which is a bit over the top at times, but she's quirky and just a normal girl. So she doesn't know what to do with the gorgeous prince that she's suddenly found herself with. That in itself made for a cute story line. Aidan is avoiding his mother and the marriage she's trying to push him into. He desperately needs to grow a pair, but overall I enjoyed his character and how charmed he finds himself by Emma. I also really enjoyed his encounters with his friend, Darcy. I should note that there were several times at around the 60-65% point when I considered DNF'ing this book. But there were very specific reasons for that. I'm an author and there are rules when you write fiction that are pretty much non-negotiable for all editors out there. Overuse of cliche phrases is one (which the character, Emma, LOVES to do) and head-hopping between the unspoken, mental ramblings of the characters is another. These are both huge issues in this book...BUT...and this is a big but. I didn't want to stop reading. I needed to know what happened to these characters. I planned to just write the review and give it 3 *'s but then the last 25% of the book happened and the author seemed to hit her stride which stepped the book back up to 4 *'s. So, yes, the book has flaws, but I liked it anyway and enjoyed *most* of my time reading it. If you can get past that and have that little girl fantasy of a prince sweeping into your life to fall in love with the normal girl living somewhere in the back of your psyche from childhood, then you probably will enjoy this book. It's light and entertaining. There were certainly several times when I laughed out loud because of the antics of the characters. I didn't see where the story was going to end up (besides the obvious because it is a romance so there has to be an HEA somehow in there). I loved the last 25% of the book. Who knows...I may even be up for checking out Darcy's story which is book #2 in this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tracie Banister

    I have always been a sucker for a royal romance whether it be in real life or fiction, so the premise of this book immediately appealed to me and I stayed up late several nights in a row reading Something in the Heir because it was so engaging. The story opens with Prince Adrian of Monaforte, who's in DC on royal business, deciding he's had enough of not only his boring duties, but his matchmaking mother, and taking off with an assist from his loyal equerry and a woman he's just met, event photo I have always been a sucker for a royal romance whether it be in real life or fiction, so the premise of this book immediately appealed to me and I stayed up late several nights in a row reading Something in the Heir because it was so engaging. The story opens with Prince Adrian of Monaforte, who's in DC on royal business, deciding he's had enough of not only his boring duties, but his matchmaking mother, and taking off with an assist from his loyal equerry and a woman he's just met, event photographer Emma. Keeping Adrian's identity a secret while he enjoys a much-needed break from royal life becomes priority number one, and a change in both scenery and Adrian's wardrobe are required to pull this off. Once the prince and his unwitting partner-in-crime are away from prying eyes, the two of them spend some quality time getting to know each other, sharing confidences as well as some interesting adventures, and . . . you'll have to read the book to find out how it all turns out. There are some fun twists and turns along the way, and the book ends in a very grand and romantic way, in the perfect fairy tale setting. This book was my kind of light reading; it made me chuckle, sigh, and fan myself at various times, was very fast-paced, and incredibly entertaining. I'm so pleased that Something in the Heir is the first story in a series and I can look forward to reading about the romantic travails of Adrian's aforementioned equerry, Darcy, in the next book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    ⚜️Trea

    The blurb made this book sound so interesting, but I wound up hating it! Emma was a smart-butt heroine, but the author used it too much, making her come off as immature rather than sassy. I liked how Adrien kept trying to get Emma to accept the compliments he paid her and acknowledge that not all men were like her exes, but Emma kept having her head in the sand regarding all of that, and it stunted her growth as a character. In fact, it made the romance between Adrien and Emma more about sex and The blurb made this book sound so interesting, but I wound up hating it! Emma was a smart-butt heroine, but the author used it too much, making her come off as immature rather than sassy. I liked how Adrien kept trying to get Emma to accept the compliments he paid her and acknowledge that not all men were like her exes, but Emma kept having her head in the sand regarding all of that, and it stunted her growth as a character. In fact, it made the romance between Adrien and Emma more about sex and less about who they were as people. I couldn't see them falling in love, and yet suddenly they are and are moping about mooning over the absence of the other one in their lives. It really just didn't ring true! In addition, Adrien himself came across as a bit immature! Why would he not talk to his mother or her intended bride for him to let his feelings about the arranged marriage be known? Instead, he cooks up a hare-brained scheme to run away! Like that ever solved a problem! For me, this was a boring read I had to slog my way through to finish. While I did finish the book, I'm deleting it from my Kindle Library and abandoning the rest of the series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Blodeuedd Finland

    I have been too lazy to write the review... Let me think. Ok so there was prince Adrian with the English last name from some Alp? kingdom. Also since he had never watched tv his knowledge of "new" words like "horny" and others were terrible. Are you kidding me? damn that prince be stupid. So the only way to learn new words is telly then..well ok Prince I do not know this language you are speaking Miss American. Ok so I could just check, but, eh I forgot her name. Emily? Was it that? I guess I will I have been too lazy to write the review... Let me think. Ok so there was prince Adrian with the English last name from some Alp? kingdom. Also since he had never watched tv his knowledge of "new" words like "horny" and others were terrible. Are you kidding me? damn that prince be stupid. So the only way to learn new words is telly then..well ok Prince I do not know this language you are speaking Miss American. Ok so I could just check, but, eh I forgot her name. Emily? Was it that? I guess I will see when I post this on my blog. They get together, not in that way! They learn more about each other and they liked each other and then they live happily ever after. Mindless short escapism.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Muse-ic ♬

    Fluffy. Nothing particularly mindblowing but a fun little read nonetheless! -------------- Pardon my bluntness...... ...but why is it that all royal men are magically endowed with a massive *cough*package*cough*? Royals aren't descended from the gods lmao they're just people. Sincerely, Science -------------- Do you need a person of royal status as a love interest for your contemporary romance book? Step 1: Make up a royal lineage Step 2: create a non-existent country, preferably somewhere in Europe beca Fluffy. Nothing particularly mindblowing but a fun little read nonetheless! -------------- Pardon my bluntness...... ...but why is it that all royal men are magically endowed with a massive *cough*package*cough*? Royals aren't descended from the gods lmao they're just people. Sincerely, Science -------------- Do you need a person of royal status as a love interest for your contemporary romance book? Step 1: Make up a royal lineage Step 2: create a non-existent country, preferably somewhere in Europe because anywhere else isn't sexy enough. Step 3: name it something vaguely Italian-sounding (ex. Monaforte, Genovia, Alvernia, etc.)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    A quick read with loud-out-loud moments. Emma strikes me as the kind of girl I would have been friends with in my younger years, and I loved her character. And who doesn't enjoy a story of your average girl meeting a royal bachelor? I thought this was well written and very entertaining. I liked it enough to want to read the next in the series. A quick read with loud-out-loud moments. Emma strikes me as the kind of girl I would have been friends with in my younger years, and I loved her character. And who doesn't enjoy a story of your average girl meeting a royal bachelor? I thought this was well written and very entertaining. I liked it enough to want to read the next in the series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Craig

    This was a really cute book. Prince Adrian of Monaforte, is desperate for a temporary escape from his matchmaking mother, the queen. He wants some time to figure out who he wants to be. Emma is in a bit of a doldrums with her current job. While it is a great job, it has become a bit stale. When Adrian stops Emma on her way to her car after the party she has just finished photographing, she agrees to help Adrian hide out for a bit. I loved how open Emma was to helping out Adrian while trying to p This was a really cute book. Prince Adrian of Monaforte, is desperate for a temporary escape from his matchmaking mother, the queen. He wants some time to figure out who he wants to be. Emma is in a bit of a doldrums with her current job. While it is a great job, it has become a bit stale. When Adrian stops Emma on her way to her car after the party she has just finished photographing, she agrees to help Adrian hide out for a bit. I loved how open Emma was to helping out Adrian while trying to protect her heart at the same time. While she somewhat failed and allowed herself to fall for Adrian, she knew that their time together would be short-lived. I liked how totally clueless Adrian was about American “common” culture and how he just soaked up all of the knowledge. His willingness to go with the flow and experience new things was awesome. There were lots of snickers and giggles along the way as Emma teaches him how to be normal. It is also great to see Adrian come into his own a bit and finally realize that “the way things have always been done” doesn’t necessary equate into “the way things need to be done”. Loved the fairy tale ending and how Adrian and Emma help bring the Monaforte monarchy into the modern era. Can’t wait to read the stories of the other Monaforte siblings and friends. This was a very quick read that will have you laughing and cheering along the way.

  12. 4 out of 5

    T

    What happens when you combine a prince with the need to wander and escape out from under the thumb of the queen and a fun chance taking photographer caught dreaming of change? Well you get an unlikely combination that brings you Adrian and Emma! With Adrian begging Emma to help him escape his life even for a day or two, she can’t say no to the charming prince and so their adventure begins! Something in the Heir is such a fun read! While the scenario of meeting a prince is unlikely the author writ What happens when you combine a prince with the need to wander and escape out from under the thumb of the queen and a fun chance taking photographer caught dreaming of change? Well you get an unlikely combination that brings you Adrian and Emma! With Adrian begging Emma to help him escape his life even for a day or two, she can’t say no to the charming prince and so their adventure begins! Something in the Heir is such a fun read! While the scenario of meeting a prince is unlikely the author writes in such a way that brings the story to life, turning it into a fantastic modern day fairy tale! Each of the characters are well developed and very easy to relate to, from the Prince of Monaforte to the still love struck middle age parents of Emma, each character whether a large part or not helps create a realistic story that you can help but love. Each scene from the story is well depicted and you can easily take yourself from the cold shores of the beach house to the storybook like castle of Monaforte. To the ballroom with a life size gingerbread house being nibbled on by royalty. The Author does an amazing job of taking you right into a scene and making it so realistic! I loved this story so much and I am looking forward to continuing on in the series to see what this talented author comes up with next!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Nikki LeClair

    Check out my review here http://bookschocolateandwine.com/revi... The synopsis for this novel intrigued me very much so. It also started off with a bang which I something I absolutely love in novels! Emma the main character is a fun loving girl who has a budding career as a successful photographer and seemed bored with a life that was going nowhere really. I found myself giggling quite a few times at things that came out of Emma’s mouth and never not once did I find her annoying or over the top. Th Check out my review here http://bookschocolateandwine.com/revi... The synopsis for this novel intrigued me very much so. It also started off with a bang which I something I absolutely love in novels! Emma the main character is a fun loving girl who has a budding career as a successful photographer and seemed bored with a life that was going nowhere really. I found myself giggling quite a few times at things that came out of Emma’s mouth and never not once did I find her annoying or over the top. Though Adrian seems like the typical prince, defiant of his family’s wishes we quickly learn that he isn’t the predictable prince charming as we thought. There are sides of him that appear which completely surprised me but didn’t seem farfetched. Together these two had fiery chemistry; not a scene was written that fell flat between them. I could picture them together, in hiding, as if I was watching a romantic comedy on Netflix. I also enjoyed the well placed jokes and quirks. The handful of romantic scenes made me smile. I found the story light and charming with moments of grandeur that warmed my heart. The supporting characters where instantly likeable and had fantastic chemistry with the main characters Adrian and Emma. I can’t wait to get onto the second book in this series!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Releases a sigh of frustration... why? Because this book sounded like it was going to be so much fun and I was in the mood for a light-hearted, funny romance. Sadly, I found myself skimming through large chunks of the book, mostly because Emma babbled so much ridiculous drivel I found my mind drifting off. I just couldn't engage and seeing as how I can be quite satisfied with a basic, formulaic Mills and Boon, this is not a good sign! But most of all, and this is a huge beef with me as a lover of Releases a sigh of frustration... why? Because this book sounded like it was going to be so much fun and I was in the mood for a light-hearted, funny romance. Sadly, I found myself skimming through large chunks of the book, mostly because Emma babbled so much ridiculous drivel I found my mind drifting off. I just couldn't engage and seeing as how I can be quite satisfied with a basic, formulaic Mills and Boon, this is not a good sign! But most of all, and this is a huge beef with me as a lover of romance, slight spoiler ahead.... ....Romance books MUST have "I love you"s at the end, otherwise I feel completely cheated. Without that exchange of up-until-then-closely-held feelings the HEA feels like such an anti-climax. I love rereading the endings of romances just to relive those last few gushy pages when everything falls into place. But this book didn't provide that, nor any warm fuzzies that would make my want to carry on with the series. Sorry Jenny Gardiner, this reader is left disappointed and aggravated!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tonileg

    Contemporary Prince and Cinderella story. Total fluff. We meet Prince Adrian of Monaforte who is a total limp guy who is running away from his mother who is pushing hard for him to marry his childhood friend, Serena. So he runs with a random photographer, Emma Davison when he is given the chance to take a break from his celebrity lifestyle. I liked his friend Darcy because he seems to just accept his rich and powerful life style and at no point tries to make like it is anything less then awesome. E Contemporary Prince and Cinderella story. Total fluff. We meet Prince Adrian of Monaforte who is a total limp guy who is running away from his mother who is pushing hard for him to marry his childhood friend, Serena. So he runs with a random photographer, Emma Davison when he is given the chance to take a break from his celebrity lifestyle. I liked his friend Darcy because he seems to just accept his rich and powerful life style and at no point tries to make like it is anything less then awesome. Emma takes Adrian to her parent's beach house (so she is clearly not from a poor deprived family). This is so close to 'clean', but not quite. Very funny when the parents, then friends show up in different intervals which is why this stays almost clean! I liked the dialogue, but this book felt like I'd already read something similar so I can't give it more then 2 stars. 236 pages and kindle freebie 2 stars

  16. 4 out of 5

    Liz

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This was a light-hearted romance featuring a royal prince being pressured to marry and a commoner that provides him a way to escape his destined life. I found it well written and, at times, funny and entertaining. However, it never really captured me. It somehow seemed flat to me. The main characters were developed realistically but I didn't feel that were was any intense attraction between them. Adrian seemed a little sappy to me and Emma seemed misdirect I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This was a light-hearted romance featuring a royal prince being pressured to marry and a commoner that provides him a way to escape his destined life. I found it well written and, at times, funny and entertaining. However, it never really captured me. It somehow seemed flat to me. The main characters were developed realistically but I didn't feel that were was any intense attraction between them. Adrian seemed a little sappy to me and Emma seemed misdirected. I think the follow up stories of their friends may hold somewhat more interest. Bottom line, I would rate this a nice afternoon read that could have used a bit more punch.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tima

    Light and fluffy This was a sweet story of pure fantasy for every girl that's ever wished to be a princess. Although the ages of the adults in the story were in the their mid twenties, the whole book felt like I was reading about some high school kids. Perhaps because the story was so light? Or maybe because of the actions of the characters? Overall, it was a fun little diversion from what I normally read, but since I'm not usually a fan of YA I wouldn't read more in this series. Light and fluffy This was a sweet story of pure fantasy for every girl that's ever wished to be a princess. Although the ages of the adults in the story were in the their mid twenties, the whole book felt like I was reading about some high school kids. Perhaps because the story was so light? Or maybe because of the actions of the characters? Overall, it was a fun little diversion from what I normally read, but since I'm not usually a fan of YA I wouldn't read more in this series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nidhi Bhatt

    Ha ha! Typical Hallmark movie type book with a Royal Prince and a commoner who fall in love. But the Queen is really sweet in the book unlike the Hallmark movies in which it takes some convincing. Fun to read and nice characters. The Prince Adrian himself is like a normal guy and a sweetheart. Emma is like any normal girl. Friends Darcy and Caroline of each of them are nice characters too. In general a good book for entertainment! :) :D

  19. 4 out of 5

    LadyTechie

    Loved it, can't wait to read the next one. Loved it, can't wait to read the next one.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bernie

    Something in the Heir review Something in the Heir is a cute and funny first book in It's Reigning Men series written by author Jenny Gardiner. Something in the Heir review Something in the Heir is a cute and funny first book in It's Reigning Men series written by author Jenny Gardiner.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cassi

    Great story. If you are like funny, romance, easy reads than this book you need to read.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Aaron

    This is an OK romance, with a few steamy scenes. It was mildly entertaining, and I liked the couple, but I didn't really think their romance was believable. I had trouble buying that Emma and Adrian were really in love -- seemed like mostly lust to me, and they didn't know each other well enough to really be in love. I also thought that Adrian's mother would NOT have changed as much as she did, and certainly not so quickly. I thought her almost immediate acceptance of Emma was totally unbelievab This is an OK romance, with a few steamy scenes. It was mildly entertaining, and I liked the couple, but I didn't really think their romance was believable. I had trouble buying that Emma and Adrian were really in love -- seemed like mostly lust to me, and they didn't know each other well enough to really be in love. I also thought that Adrian's mother would NOT have changed as much as she did, and certainly not so quickly. I thought her almost immediate acceptance of Emma was totally unbelievable. I thought this book was OK, but not good enough that I will continue with the rest of the series. It gets 3 stars from me. My rating system is below. 1 star -- Hated it, or did not finish. I usually only give this rating if some of the content is truly objectionable to me, like if one of the main characters does something really awful, and gets away with it. 2 stars -- Didn't like it. This rating usually means that I thought the writing wasn't very good, the editing was terrible, I didn't like the characters, or it had other major flaws. 3 stars -- I liked it, but had some minor issues with it. This rating means that there were minor editing issues, the story needed more character development, it was just too unrealistic, or had some other fairly minor issue. The majority of books I read get this rating – I do not consider it a bad rating. 4 stars -- I liked it a lot. This is a high rating for me, and I rarely give a higher one. 5 stars -- I loved it, and will probably read it again. Very few books are good enough to get this rating from me. The ones that do are usually classics.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kati

    In the style of Roman Holiday or The Prince & Me, Something in the Heir follows a royal who needs to escape from it all. The Crown Prince of a little known kingdom takes a unexpected and much needed holiday from his royal duties hiding from his overbearing family. He just so happens to drag Emma along for the ride. The plot itself was somewhat predictable and the enjoyment factor was from the rom-com style banter between the two protagonists. This book plays of the fantasies of little girls – fin In the style of Roman Holiday or The Prince & Me, Something in the Heir follows a royal who needs to escape from it all. The Crown Prince of a little known kingdom takes a unexpected and much needed holiday from his royal duties hiding from his overbearing family. He just so happens to drag Emma along for the ride. The plot itself was somewhat predictable and the enjoyment factor was from the rom-com style banter between the two protagonists. This book plays of the fantasies of little girls – finding a prince charming and being whisked away. And it does that well. I enjoyed the culture shock element of this book. Emma and Adrian obviously come from different walks of life. Reading about Emma explain Walmart to Adrian and show Adrian how to cook was interesting and added a realistic and comedic layer to the book. There was a slight issue I had with the dialogue, at times it felt too wordy and I just wanted to see an explanation other than have it quoted to me. Overall, this was a cute contemporary rom-com story following a Prince as he tries to escape. This book allows the readers to live out their fantasy of finding a Prince of their very own.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rosali Penunuri

    Okay, so I usually base my rating on the overall feel of the book, how entertaining it was (the escapability from reality factor), and whether I would want to reread it again. Looking past the editing and grammar issues throughout the book it was okay overall, but I don't see myself rereading this in the future. I don't like to rate a book too low, because as long as I could read it through and it allowed me some escape for a short time it's worth a read. The main character was sort of boring, a Okay, so I usually base my rating on the overall feel of the book, how entertaining it was (the escapability from reality factor), and whether I would want to reread it again. Looking past the editing and grammar issues throughout the book it was okay overall, but I don't see myself rereading this in the future. I don't like to rate a book too low, because as long as I could read it through and it allowed me some escape for a short time it's worth a read. The main character was sort of boring, and kept bringing up her poor history with men in a whole "Woo is me" attitude, which I hate. Adrian was sort of corny...and not all that charming. I suppose they were too normal for my taste, I found the secondary characters Caroline and Darcy more entertaining, although I don't think I'll be reading book 2...or maybe I will, it is too soon to tell. Anyway...this was an okay read. I am not sure if I would recommend it, but it was a quick read and had some funny moments, although the were fleeting.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cyrene Olson

    This is a light hearted romance, with a bit of laughter – and it actually reminds me of those cheesy Hallmark movies that we all seem addicted to in the winter. This book is really dialog driven, and written in first person, but jumps from chapter to chapter from Adrian to Emma. The dialog seemed a bit young, for the lack of a better word. Emma felt a bit immature to me, and I’m not real sure what attracts Adrian to her. It’s also a little unbelievable that a prince doesn’t even know how to do m This is a light hearted romance, with a bit of laughter – and it actually reminds me of those cheesy Hallmark movies that we all seem addicted to in the winter. This book is really dialog driven, and written in first person, but jumps from chapter to chapter from Adrian to Emma. The dialog seemed a bit young, for the lack of a better word. Emma felt a bit immature to me, and I’m not real sure what attracts Adrian to her. It’s also a little unbelievable that a prince doesn’t even know how to do much of anything, including making coffee. I can hardly believe that they are that sheltered these days. Some people are going to be overly critical and some will love it. I’m sitting firmly in the middle. Take this book for what it is, an easy shorter read that isn’t trying to win any literature awards, but easy to read when you just want a fantasy romance to read and a few hours to kill without over taxing your brain.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lola

    As a sucker for a good royal romance, I was happy to find Something in the Heir for free on my Kindle. It's not the best of the genre, but it satisfies the romantic, Disney-worshiping five year old that lives in my heart. I did get annoyed at Emma for not just giving in, but at the same time I thought her point was valid. It was all a little too rushed and wrapped up very neatly. It feels like all the conflict could have been easily resolved if Adrian had actually had a conversation with any of As a sucker for a good royal romance, I was happy to find Something in the Heir for free on my Kindle. It's not the best of the genre, but it satisfies the romantic, Disney-worshiping five year old that lives in my heart. I did get annoyed at Emma for not just giving in, but at the same time I thought her point was valid. It was all a little too rushed and wrapped up very neatly. It feels like all the conflict could have been easily resolved if Adrian had actually had a conversation with any of the women in his life. Also, why are these stories never told in the reverse? A runaway princess falls in love with a commoner boy? Someone writer that story, please!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Whitney

    I have been provided with a copy of Something in the Heir by the author for an impartial review. I really enjoyed this story. This book had some really interesting characters that just made you want to be friends with them and just have them in your life. This story is about Prince Adrian finding out who he is and what his life is by running away from his family and he accomplishes this task by having the help of the photographer Emma that he meets at an event that he had to attend. This book wa I have been provided with a copy of Something in the Heir by the author for an impartial review. I really enjoyed this story. This book had some really interesting characters that just made you want to be friends with them and just have them in your life. This story is about Prince Adrian finding out who he is and what his life is by running away from his family and he accomplishes this task by having the help of the photographer Emma that he meets at an event that he had to attend. This book was a really easy read and it just had me from the very beginning I couldn’t wait to see what would happen throughout the story and I absolutely can’t wait to read more by this author.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jane H

    Is the cover super cute? Yes. Is the idea fun? Yes. Do I mind somewhat contrived circumstances to set a plot in motion? Not usually. However I kinda felt like it was more a series of contrived circumstances which put together were a little much. Some of the conversations made the characters seem so juvenile to me at times when they weren’t really. Also, the main characters fell in love in less than a week. It happens, but it’s a little improbable to know you are meant to be with someone you bare Is the cover super cute? Yes. Is the idea fun? Yes. Do I mind somewhat contrived circumstances to set a plot in motion? Not usually. However I kinda felt like it was more a series of contrived circumstances which put together were a little much. Some of the conversations made the characters seem so juvenile to me at times when they weren’t really. Also, the main characters fell in love in less than a week. It happens, but it’s a little improbable to know you are meant to be with someone you barely know especially if there are obstacles of completely different backgrounds in the way. Still it was a fun read and I’ll probably read the next one in the hopes that I like it a little better.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Loz

    You'll likely predict that this predictable story about a predictable Prince and a predictable commoner is well, predictable. But we saw that coming right? Emma is a photographer and during a shoot meets the Prince of somewhere... he's desperate to escape his strict life and his impending forced marriage. Adrian instead slips away into the night, stumbling across Emma and begging her help. It was an ok freebie which passed the time easily and summoned up dreams of being kidnapped by my own Princ You'll likely predict that this predictable story about a predictable Prince and a predictable commoner is well, predictable. But we saw that coming right? Emma is a photographer and during a shoot meets the Prince of somewhere... he's desperate to escape his strict life and his impending forced marriage. Adrian instead slips away into the night, stumbling across Emma and begging her help. It was an ok freebie which passed the time easily and summoned up dreams of being kidnapped by my own Prince Charming.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sara Jo

    There were moments where Emma was funny but most of the time her over the top rambling was so stupid. Out of all the flaws to give a character, that was pretty bad. It took a potentially good story and made it silly. A professional photographer who gets invited to photograph foreign dignitaries and the President of the United States, but she doesn't know how to filter? PLEASE. Not to mention, someone did a horrible job editing the book; one glaring problem was when Caroline and Darcy were alone, There were moments where Emma was funny but most of the time her over the top rambling was so stupid. Out of all the flaws to give a character, that was pretty bad. It took a potentially good story and made it silly. A professional photographer who gets invited to photograph foreign dignitaries and the President of the United States, but she doesn't know how to filter? PLEASE. Not to mention, someone did a horrible job editing the book; one glaring problem was when Caroline and Darcy were alone, somehow Emma was speaking.

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