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 intimated 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...
I received a ARC of How to Catch an Heiress for a honest review, for being Natalie Rios's debut novel I would have to say, she did a pretty damn good job. I was captured from the beginning of the story all the way up til the end. It had this nerdy questionable romance to it, which I found cute and interesting.
Liz Rockwell is in Vegas for a girls weekend, except her girls have stood her up. She is there to get over a recent breakup and have fun. Well, she lets her guard down and ends up having more than a few drinks with a handsome man. The next morning, she realizes her drunken night resulted in a wedding...hers and that handsome stranger. Liz has a past that she would not want to repeat and a family name that she does not willingly throw around, so her only solution to this embarrassing mistake is a quick divorce. I found myself really liking this character she is smart, sassy, strong, sexy and determined to get what she wants. Will her ex- boyfriends betrayal keep her from finding true love and push him right out the door?
Anthony Carter's life has been overwhelming to say the least, he lost his mother to cancer and with a scandal under his name he lost his spot in a doctoral program and he finds himself drowning in debt. A weekend in Vegas with a few friends should be all he needs to forget his problems. This weekend may end up being his solution to get his life back on track. Anthony finds himself married to Liz Rockwell, Candy Heiress and billionaire and he feels that if he can convince her to pay off his debt, they would be able to walk away from this marriage free and clear. The problem is will she be able to resist his nerdy charms? Anthony is such a cute character, I feel for is quirky sense of humor, his try to take control attitude and he is pretty damn sexy.
I found How to Catch an Heiress to be an enjoyable read, it gave me that silly grin I get with a good story. When Anthony and Liz let their sexual tension take over, it is sexy and steamy. It also has some family drama, intrusive friends and a moment of love/hate that adds to the unconventional way of falling in love. I found this to be a 4 star read.
A muscle in his jaw twitched and if his teeth were clenched any tighter, they would probably break. He oh-so-gently set my card down on the entryway table, as if it were a grenade that needed to be handled with great care. When his gaze met mine again, I could see the worry in his eyes. It was finally hitting him that he was up the creek without a paddle.
“This,” I made whirling motion with my index finger, “is all so very predictable.”
That had his eyes narrowing, anger quickly replacing worry. “Predictable,” he snorted. “You don’t know anything about me. And what little you do know is hardly enough for you to be able to predict anything about me.”
“Oh, but I do know about you. Quite a bit, in fact. Shall I tell you what my research on you has turned up?”
His eyes and mouth widened with shock. “You researched me?”
“I’m the Candy Heiress, born to a family worth billions. Did you seriously think I would wake up suddenly married to a stranger and not immediately look into his criminal history? His life story?” Studying him, his expression told me that’s exactly what he’d thought. The prick. “Let’s see...Where should I begin? Perhaps chronologically?”
“Get on with it. You probably don’t have much,” he replied gruffly. “I was only a bit surprised because I’m not as searchable as you are, princess.”
The nickname had me sending him a withering look. “Don’t call me that.”
“I’ve Googled myself before. There’s hardly anything out there.” His words were like a gauntlet being thrown, a challenge I could not resist accepting. Like most people, he was underestimating me. A huge mistake on his part and a notion I was happy to disabuse him of.