The Heiress by Lynsay Sands
Rated 2 out of 5 White Roses.
Content rated with the Pale Pink Rose.
Daniel, Lord Woodrow, has no problem telling women that he’s as destitute as can be. However, when he meets Suzette Madison, an heiress to a significant fortune, he finds himself as thrilled at the possible match between them as she is. The only problem? She’s specifically looking for a poor husband and he’s actually not poor.
Suzette is so sure that a poor gentleman would appreciate her dowry so much that he would let her use some to keep her family away from possible scandal. So when Daniel informs her of his lack of fortune she sees him as the answer to all her prayers.
Now I have always been a major fan of Lynsay Sands. In fact, I have many of her books on my shelves, many of them even autographed! So when The Heiress came out in stores I eagerly grabbed the book. However, I was sorely disappointed by this book.
The entire plot was rather a convoluted mess. Now, it wasn’t until after I read The Heiress that I realized there was a book prior to it in the series. I wish I had known about it ahead of time as The Heiress referenced the characters in the first book quite a bit. Not to mention the random immoral deviant who is so desperate for Suzette’s fortune that he’s even willing to kill.
Beyond that, there is also another reason this read was rate a two. While the plot line seemed refreshing, I mean, what rich girl would avidly go seeking for a poor husband? But the story just did not seem all that plausible. It was rather hard to get into. Suzette just met Daniel and the moment he tells her he’s poor she just jumped at the chance place all her bets on him, no questions asked.
Suffice it to say, I was let down but I still retain hope in Ms. Sands future stories.
The Lustrous Courtesan
The Heiress published by Avon Romance, February 2011.