The Heiress and the Hothead

The Heiress and the Hothead

by Sabrina Jeffries

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ISBN-13: 9781501147524
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 43,037
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of several Regency-set historical romance series, including the Royal Brotherhood, the School for Heiresses, the Hellions of Halstead Hall, the Duke’s Men, and the Sinful Suitors. When she’s not writing in a coffee-fueled haze, she’s traveling with her husband, caring for her adult autistic son, or indulging in one of her passions: jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, music, and costume parties. With more than nine million books in print in twenty languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.

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The Heiress and the Hothead 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't the greatest, but I guess not too bad for $1.99 quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was part of an anthology last year. This should have been mentioned in the book description. Selling it singly without that information is a pretty blatant attempt to squeeze a couple more dollars from loyal readers.
Snookie563 More than 1 year ago
Great short story! The Heiress and the Hothead is a great holiday historical romance. Amanda Keane is a cotton mill owner in America and has traveled to England to observe how mills are run there and to visit her brother. She happens to attend the same party as Stephen Cory, an English journalist who is out to expose the unfair work practices in the mills. A chance mistaken kiss under the mistletoe brings them together. They certainly have a difference of opinions about each other and the sparing commences. They find that all is not so bad, and realize that they are in love as they are helping out at a burning mill and get trapped in the fire. This is a great short holiday story and can be found in the novella Under the Mistletoe as well. I received this book for an honest review.
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BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Lord Stephen Correy’s passion is writing exposes about the cruelty of the factory owners to their workers. When he gets a chance to interview an American factory owner, Miss Amanda Keane, and prove that American factories are ran just as bad, he jumps on it, even if it means attending a holiday house party. He didn’t count on the attraction between them or how wrong he just might be. This was a short story but it was a full story, with well drawn out characters and a full plot. I really liked Amanda’s character. She was strong and had a purpose. I loved how she kept proving Stephen wrong. Great story. I highly recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
def618 More than 1 year ago
This is a very good novella and was first published in the anthology What Happens Under the Mistletoe. Amanda Keane is an American mill owner visiting her artist brother, Jeremy Keane, and his wife in England. Lord Stephen Cory writes newspaper articles on bad mills and their owners. He champions reform as too many workers, especially children, are injured on their jobs. When he is at the same house party with Amanda, he realizes she is a different type of owner and falls in love with her. I can easily recommend this book.
YourNextRead More than 1 year ago
The Heiress and the Hothead Sabrina Jeffries spins a delightful tale in the novella, The Heiress and the Hothead. The novella is part of the Sinful Suitors series and was previously published in 2015 the holiday anthology, What Happens Under the Mistletoe. The main characters, Stephen and Amanda, are passionate about their causes and Stephen eventually realizes his cause aligns with Amanda’s. Well-developed characters plus a captivating plot combine for an enjoyable read. I read it as part of the anthology and again last month. If you are reading the Sinful Suitors series (and even if you are not), don’t miss this lovely story.
KatsNook More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars for The Heiress and the Hothead The Heiress and the Hothead is a holiday historical romance that was sweet, witty and heartwarming. This novella is part of the Sinful Suitors series but it can be read as a standalone. Even though this was a quick read I felt the story was complete and I enjoyed the main characters Lord Stephen Corry and Miss Amanda Keene. Lord Stephen is a journalist who advocates for the rights of employees in the English cotton mills. For his next article he needs to interview the American mill owner, Miss Amanda Keene. Miss Keene is the heiress known as a spinster who is rarely seen in society. When Lord Stephen kisses a beautiful stranger under the mistletoe he is shocked of the attraction he feels. The kiss ignites into passion until they both become aware of each other’s identity. Amanda has read Lord Stephen’s articles and is outraged at his depiction that all mill owners treat their employees poorly. Amanda takes pride in the safety and welfare of her employees but Lord Stephen finds it hard to believe. The Heiress and the Hothead is not just a romance but a battle of wits. Amanda and Stephen are both intelligent and passionate of their beliefs so their scenes are of heated arguments and playful banter. This was a fun read but there was a sex scene that I thought was placed at an odd time of the story. Overall this was a good story and a unique holiday read. (This story also appears in the holiday anthology What Happens Under the Mistletoe which was released in 2015)
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
The Heiress and the Hothead is the story of Lord Stephen Corry and Amanda Keane, Jeremy Keane's sister. I loved these two together. They both tended to speak their minds and were both also very stubborn. I love how they worked together to find out secret things about the London mills. And the whole thing about the mistletoe was wonderful! Great characters and a great happy ending!
KahlanMercy More than 1 year ago
Sinful Suitors Book 1.5 Stephen Cory goes to a party to help his cousin win her man. In return, she promised to introduce him to Amanda Keane, the owner of an American cotton mill. When his plans are interrupted by a beautiful red-head, he knows he has his work cut out for him. Stephen must woo a headstrong woman who knows his reputation and is determined to change his mind. If you're looking for an interesting short story about love and sacrifice, this is the book for you!
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Stephan and Amanda meet under the mistletoe. She thought is was a nice kiss until she learned the identity of the kisser. As the two come to know each other, they find they aren't so different after all. One of them will have to make a large sacrifice for them to be together.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for honest review for netgalley.It was a cute story, not one of her best. But still a love story, involving two very hardheaded people unwilling to give up there lifestyles for the other. When they met, each had a misguided view on each other but as they spent time together, they realized that they were incorrect and there attraction grew along with respect. When a situation occurs that they thought they were going to lose there lives it bring to the forefront what is really important.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced and entertaining historical read. The characters are great two people who are stubborn yet compassionate, they have great chemistry and the story held my interest throughout. I really liked it.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
A brilliantly written yuletide love story between an outspoken American heiress mill owner, Amanda Keane and radical Lord Stephen Corry who spends his time writing hard nose articles about injustice and reform. I loved how the author setup the main characters and worked the reader through their difference of opinions while creating a beautiful love story. One of the parts I enjoyed was the center point of the mistletoe tradition and how both Amanda and Stephen used it's presence in the house to their advantage throughout the book. This book is not just a fluffy love story. It shows some of the dangers of the mills and how it effected peoples lives but it also shows that not everyone who was a miller was cruel and inattentive to their workers safety. Both main characters are fully developed and make fun sparing partners keeping the reader smiling as they read. I give this 4 STARS and know everyone will enjoy reading this romantic read. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars---Originally released in the October 2015 multi-authored anthology-What Happens Under the Mistletoe- THE HEIRESS AND THE HOTHEAD is a novella from Sabrina Jeffries SINFUL SUITORS historical romance series ( a spin off from the Duke’s Men series). This is journalist/writer Lord Stephen Corry, and American heiress/mill owner Amanda Keane’s storyline. Amanda is the sister of artist Jeremy Keane (The Art of Sinning #1). THE HEIRESS AND THE HOTHEAD can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. The storyline focuses on the unsafe working conditions in the cotton mills of England, and Stephen’s attempts to bring the atrocities to the public’s attention by reporting and investigating the people and workers. Enter Amanda Keane, an American mill owner who views Stephen’s work as attacks against all mill owners including herself. But a mill fire finds our couple trapped following the rescue of a young boy, and a profession of love and a possible future are made in the heat of the moment. THE HEIRESS AND THE HOTHEAD is a quick read with a little bit of romance, conflict and a happily ever after. The premise is interesting with a holiday theme; the characters are familiar, colorful and entertaining; the romance is quick to develop- the lone $ex scene is mostly implied with no graphic imagery or text.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
This was a beautiful story about two people who wanted to change the world of the cotton mill workers. One was the American heiress Amanda Keane who owns her own mill in America. The other is Stephen Cory a second son turned journalist and activist fighting for the rights of the poor mill workers in England. He sees her as just another mill owner and that she can't possibly be different or compassionate in her dealings with her workers. She sees him as a man hell bent on putting all mill owners into a dark and greedy light. Neither wants to know the other, but when he mistakes her under the mistletoe both of their paths are irrevocably changed. Their love story was sweet. My only pet peeve was that when they give in to their passions, it is in the basement of a mill that is burning down and they are blocked from the only escape route available to them. Hundreds of people are outside, and they all know that both ran into the burning building to save a little boy. I understand that they thought they were going to die but really, in a situation like that how could they think about having sex! Confessing their love, yes. Kissing passionately, definitely yes. But full blown, first time for her sex, no. It was weird. I get the passion filled and emotionally charged moment but going all the way was a bit too far fetched for me. I would have preferred for them to come together once back at the estate. That was my only pet peeve. I enjoyed the story, plot line, and character development. I loved how he purposes to her at the end.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
3.75* This was a fun Christmas romance. I'm thrilled that it is a novella in the Sinful Suitors series. I liked Amanda's character right away in the first book The Art of Sinning and hoped she'd get her HEA. Lord Steven Corey is the perfect hero for this unconventional heroin. Steven writes articles on the deplorable conditions of the mills in England. Amanda takes offense to the way Steven paints all mill owners with the same brush and they but heads at every turn. I love how Ms. Jeffries builds up their romance and you miss nothing with it only being a novella.