How to Catch an Heiress
by Natalie Rios
An Heiress Series Novel
Publication Date: October 3, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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 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…
How to Catch and Heiress is about Anthony Carter and Liz Rockwell. These two character’s meet in Las Vegas, she there for a girls weekend that does not come to fruition, he there with some friends on a guys weekend. They meet in a bar, and easily fall into conversation, trading barbs about whose life is worse than the other’s. Some shots, a bottle of expensive whiskey and a trip to the chapel, and these two young kids are now married
Anthony is living in Montana, a life filled with debt due to his college education, and his mother’s illness. When he discovers that Liz is the heir to a candy fortune, he’s convinced by his friend that he should try to get her to pay off his debt in order for him to agree to a divorce.
Liz never really had any intention of getting married, having just come out of a 10 year relationship and seeing her father in failed marriage after failed marriage, so when Anthony shows up on her doorstep and asks for money and then a “chance” to make their marriage work, she placates him and agree’s to his two week term. However, there is a spark there, it’s been there from the beginning when they met in that bar in Vegas, and as they get to know each other, they realize that they actually like each other and then well, it’s on from there.
I loved Anthony. He was the perfect mix of nerd/sexy/tell you like it is seduce you breathless kinda guy. The way he treated Liz was nothing short of wonderful. Liz almost let the best thing she had slip away, but, she realizes what she had and sets out to make it right.
This was Natalie Rios debut novel, if I am not mistaken, and I have to say that this was a very well written story, with excellent character development. I truly did enjoy this story and can’t wait for more in this series and from this author.
About Natalie Rios
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.