The Heir and the Spare

The Heir and the Spare

by Emily Albright

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Soon after starting university in Oxford, Evie finds herself falling in love with her very own prince charming—who turns out to be an actual prince—in this contemporary novel that is Anna and the French Kiss with a royal family twist.

When a letter from her late mom sends Evie to Oxford on the adventure of a lifetime, she’s ready for an amazing first year of college. And it starts off with a bang—soon after setting foot on English soil, Evie falls for a boy, Edmund, who turns out to be a real prince. Second in line to the throne of England, in fact.

From the demands of his royal family, to the stuck-up aristocrat determined to be the one to win his heart, loving Edmund can be a challenge, one that Evie’s more than up for. And as more letters from Evie’s mom arrive, Evie and Edmund team up to sort out her mom’s secret…even if the truth might change everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440590115
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 12/04/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 329,433
Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Emily Albright was born in Salt Lake City, and her parents moved her all over the continental US growing up. As a result, she now knows several places that she could never move to. As an only child, often in a new city, Emily spent all of her time lost in the worlds of her favorite books and making up imaginary places and friends to keep her company. A graduate of the University of Oregon, she received a degree in journalism and communication. She now gets to spend her days going back to her roots, dreaming up heroes and heroines and putting them in awkward or sometimes swoony situations. Emily now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her handsome husband, her amazing daughter, their crazy cock-a-poo, and feisty kitten. She has no intention of ever leaving the PNW…well, unless she could somehow finagle a free and adorable cottage in Scotland, but that seems highly unlikely. When Emily isn’t writing, she’s usually reading, and when she’s not reading, she’s binge-watching Netflix or her DVR. She always has a glass of tea at her side and usually something furry cuddled up to her. Emily is the author of The Heir and the Spare series and Perfect Harmony.

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The Heir And The Spare 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read with a feisty heroine, a sweet hero, and a wonderful cast of secondary characters. My only complaint is the typesetting. There was a severe lack of paragraph breaks, even when time had clearly passed. But, overall the story was fun and entertaining. I look forward to Ms. Albright's next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reaaly loved the story and charactors. It was a Prince Charming story. The main charactors had some trials but worked through them without them being self centered and disrespectable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read! Good from start to finish
displacedtexan More than 1 year ago
It started off great,as a semi-mystery (although, really, anyone could have guessed the gist of the 'secret') but went downhill once the so-called romance began. For a character as sensible and strong as Evie began to run hot-and-cold on poor Edmund got old quickly. As for Edmund, he began as an interesting one, fascinated by Evie, the quirky American who did not recognize him and his semi-scandalous past, but due to her immature behavior had to metamorphosize into the perfect boyfriend, always forgiving when the girl acts the brat. The story is a little bittersweet if one imagines that this is set in the not too distant future (Edmund's father is King William). That would make the grandmother whom he recalls so fondly be Princess Diana, who did NOT die in a car crash in this timeline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this one! Evie and Edmund were fantastic characters. I didn't want it to end! I can't wait for the sequel to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Genuinely looking forward to the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. Well written, good storyline and a very happy romance. A little girl's dream come fall in love with a prince. Just loved it.
Laura_at_125Pages More than 1 year ago
Original review @ The Heir and the Spare is ridiculously cute. Smoking hot prince meets slightly awkward American Oxford student. Cue family drama, social drama and relationship drama. Now The Heir and the Spare is not groundbreaking but what it is, is a well written modern love story and as I have said before, sometimes that is exactly what you need. Evie is following a quest her English mother set up for her before she passed and Edmund is the spare prince who complicates her journey. Emily Albright created a very real world within a world. The English monarchy is well know, and to be able to imprint a new family on it successfully is not an easy task. The pacing was just right, not too fast and not too slow. Every revelation made sense in the timeline and keep the plot moving forward. The plot was pretty transparent, but that is par for the course in romance books. The writing was rich and very descriptive. This was nice to see in a debut author. The characters are what made this book. The mains were nuanced and had depth and the sidekicks played their parts to perfection. They were funny, charming, bitchy and rude and all fit their roles. I was impressed by Albright and was very pleased with how The Heir and the Spare came together. It was a cohesive story that had heart and offered a wide array of emotions. Evie and Edmund were a couple you wanted to see succeed and their path to happiness was fraught with drama like a crazy ex-girlfriend and a downright mean Duchess. Having the added addition of a family quest made this a step above a cookie-cutter romance and added needed intrigue. As mentioned before this is Emily Albright’s debut and it was very well done. I look forward to the next entry in Albright’s writing career. Favorite lines – One day at a time, that’s how I had to do this. Right now, I just wanted him to hold me. I received this book for free from The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
(This one I would list as NA instead of YA as the characters are in college.) THE HEIR AND THE SPARE started off fairly well. I liked the idea that the main character, Evie, was following letters from her deceased mother to learn about her lineage. It was sweet. I liked the relationship between her and her father as well. I also liked that even though she is in a completely new place, at a new school, she still has some backbone and confidence. I also liked the initial interactions with Edmund and the friends she makes. However, it started going downhill for me before I got half-way through. There was too much drama, especially in regards to Evie as she reacts to events, pushing Edmond away and then pulling him in, then Edmond in holding on to a family friend for really no reason. There were other things that didn't quite work for me. The drama increases in the end as does the mature content. Add to that the constant swearing and it just wasn't the book for me. If it wouldn't have been for a tour it would have been a DNF. Two stars for the parts I did like. Content: Profanity, casual & consistent swearing, innuendo (including gay), fade-to-black scene Source: Received a copy from a tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.
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