Something in the Heir

Something in the Heir

by Jenny Gardiner
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Something in the Heir by Jenny Gardiner

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511779494
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 844,021
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Hi! I'm the author of the #1 Kindle bestselling novel SLIM TO NONE; the award-winning novel SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER; the novel SOMETHING IN THE HEIR (1st in the IT'S REIGNING MEN series); the memoir WINGING IT: A MEMOIR OF CARING FOR A VENGEFUL PARROT WHO'S DETERMINED TO KILL ME (Simon Spotlight/March 2010)--> now renamed BITE ME: A PARROT, A FAMILY AND A WHOLE LOT OF FLESH WOUNDS and available digitally; ANYWHERE BUT HERE; ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE; and WHERE THE HEART IS; as well as the essay collection NAKED MAN ON MAIN STREET. I also have a short story in Wade Rouse's fabulous anthology of humorous dog stories, I'M NOT THE BIGGEST BITCH IN THIS RELATIONSHIP that features such authors as Jen Lancaster, Rita Mae Brown, Sarah Pekkanen, and more. I've published two stories for Kindle: THE GALL OF IT ALL: And None of the Three F's Rhymes with Duck, and IDOL WORSHIP: A Lost Week with the Wackos and Wannabes at American Idol Auditions.

I've had pieces appear in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post and on NPR's Day to Day. I joke that I honed my fiction writing skills while working as a publicist for a US Senator. Other jobs I've held have included: an orthodontic assistant (learning quite readily that I wasn't cut out for a career in polyester), a waitress (probably my highest-paying job), a TV reporter, a pre-obituary writer, and a photographer (claim to fame: being hired to shoot Prince Charles--with a camera, silly!). I live in Virginia with my husband, three kids, two dogs, one cat, one rabbit and a gregarious parrot. In my free time I study Italian, dream of traveling to exotic locales, and feel very guilty for rarely attempting to clean the house. Visit me at my website, www.jennygardiner.net; my blog, www.jennygardiner.net/blog/ ; my facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/jennygardinerbooks , or twitter http://twitter.com/jennygardiner

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SOMETHING IN THE HEIR 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and funny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great story that built the characters well. What do you do when a prince kidnaps you? Take him to a beach house in december! Anxious to read next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have given it 5 stars but there times when I felt it lagged a little. I did love the characters and the dynamics between them. I will most definitely be reading this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a cute book that had a nice story. There are a lot of POV problems though, which made it difficult to read especially when a bunch of characters were in one scene. The ending also seemed rushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much fun reading this book ! A really funny love story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet American commoner meets Euro prince...fun read. Very clean as in PG at best.
Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
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!)
Anonymous 14 days ago
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Anonymous 3 months ago
WAS THIS WRITTEN BY A CHILD?
Anonymous 4 months ago
Slow start, but things pick-up when the female is walking down the street after her gig as a photographer at a richly event. Highly recommend you read and enjoy this novel.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Thanks
LdySneak More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. I had a hard time putting it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute & funny..... i felt it was missing a few things but over all good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of adult fairy tale but entertaining. Laughed so hard it was worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mandamorgan More than 1 year ago
Cute and funny with a HEA!
mandamorgan More than 1 year ago
Cute and funny with a HEA!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun story. The fun adventures and the quirky personalities of Adrian, Emma and the rest. It was a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a cute, modern take on the classic Cinderella story. It has cute characters and has its deeper moments. But some of the heroine's insecurities were annoying. And the sex scenes were awkward. Good little read though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to quit reading this book around page 30, but convinced myself to keep going. I made to page 99, and I wish i had quit at page 30. The female characters are so annoying with their nonstop chatter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had me giggling multiple times, and turning red in the face at others. Enjoyed reading this book and plan to look into others by this author. Decent length(170ish pages). Not too many mistakes.
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A 170 page free romance/comedy of a socially inept young woman photographer and her assistant meets a prince and his escort. Then the prince decides to go off grid, and who does he meet..........let the fun begin. Light romance with descriptive sexual encounters and language. An excerpt for next in series of BFF Caroline's adventure(s) is also included.