Something in the Heir (It's Reigning Men, #1)

Something in the Heir (It's Reigning Men, #1)

by Jenny Gardiner

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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. 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.

What people are saying about Jenny Gardiner's books:

"A fun, sassy read! A cross between Erma Bombeck and Candace Bushnell, reading Jenny Gardiner is like sinking your teeth into a chocolate just want more." 
--Meg Cabot, NY Times bestselling author of Princess Diaries, Queen of Babble and more, on Sleeping with Ward Cleaver 

"With a strong yet delightfully vulnerable voice, food critic Abbie Jennings embarks on a soulful journey where her love for banana cream pie and disdain for ill-fitting Spanx clash in hilarious and heartbreaking ways. As her body balloons and her personal life crumbles, Abbie must face the pain and secret fears she's held inside for far too long. I cheered for her the entire way."
--Beth Hoffman, NY Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt on Slim to None

"Jenny Gardiner has done it again--this fun, fast-paced book is a great summer read."
--Sarah Pekkanen, NY Times bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, on Slim to None

"As Sweet as a song and sharp as a beak, Bite Me really soars as a memoir about family--children and husbands, feathers and fur--and our capacity to keep loving though life may occasionally bite." 
--Wade Rouse, bestselling author of At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152769333
Publisher: Jenny Gardiner Books
Publication date: 12/24/2014
Series: It's Reigning Men , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 21,461
File size: 424 KB

About the Author

Thank you so much for reading my books! I hope you'll find some that keep you from doing the dishes, or vacuuming, or maybe even cause you to stay up later than you'd planned to (although I covet my sleep, so I'd feel guilty if I was to blame for that too often!).

I'm the author of SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER, winner of Romantic Times/Dorchester Publishing's American Title III contest, bestseller SLIM TO NONE, the IT'S REIGNING MEN contemporary romance series, including SOMETHING IN THE HEIR, HEIR TODAY GONE TOMORROW, BAD TO THE THRONE, LOVE IS IN THE HEIR and SHAME OF THRONES (book 6, THRONE FOR A LOOP, comes out in March); ANYWHERE BUT HERE; WHERE THE HEART IS; the memoir BITE ME: A PARROT, A FAMILY AND A WHOLE LOT OF FLESH WOUNDS; the essay collection NAKED MAN ON MAIN STREET;  two contemporary romances as Erin Delany: ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, & COMPROMISING POSITIONS. I have a funny dog story in I'M NOT THE BIGGEST BITCH IN THIS RELATIONSHIP. And I've got many more novels in the works!

I've had pieces appear in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post,, and on NPR's Day to Day. 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 (once being Prince Charles' photographer in Washington!). Oh I'm also the volunteer coordinator for the Virginia Film Festival, which is a great one! 

I live in Virginia with my husband and a small menagerie; we have three grown children, one of whom lives in Australia and I dream of visiting her there. I love all things Italian, regularly fantasize about traveling to exotic locales, and feel a little bit guilty for rarely attempting to clean the house. 

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SOMETHING IN THE HEIR 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 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 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!)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me, some level of plausibility is important for me to get into a book. Fortunately for the author, that level varies with age and maturity. This book, as far as believability is suitable for a hormonal 16-yr old. We have a European prince who, based on stray factoids, will someday be more than a figurehead ruler, ala Monaco. And who, at the age of 26, pouts to get his way. Seriously? We have a professional photographer who has reached a point in her career where she is asked to photograph high level government officials at an embassy reception. And she impulsively snaps a compromising photo of a senior senator in a comprising position at this reception. And then yells across the reception hall that she has done so. I could go on, but why?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, with romance at its best. Can't wait to read another book from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was great book!!! It was an easy read, could not put it down. Can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dialog was crappy
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Anonymous More than 1 year 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.
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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.