The Heiress by Lynsay Sands

*Review By Danielle* (@lush26)

Due out Feb 22, 2011

From: Avon Books

Desperately seeking a husband…

Suzette is not like other heiresses; she wants a poor husband. A gentleman who will be so grateful for her dowry that he will allow her access to her dowry so she can help pay off her father’s gambling debts. When this alluring beauty encounters Daniel Woodward—handsome, titled, single…and even more impoverished than she could have hoped for—it seems Suzette’s wildest dream has come true.

But Daniel has not been truthful. Tired of being accosted by an endless stream of vapid coquettes and their fortune-hunting mothers, Daniel has decided to plead poverty to stop them in their tracks. Yet here is a most refreshing and delectable lady who claims to be thrilled by his penury. Now all Daniel has to do to find true happiness is to keep a little white lie alive…while avoiding a dastardly villain who’s determined to prevent this union by any means necessary.

The Heiress is intriguingly delicious!

First I want to say how much I actually enjoyed this book from the very first page all the way to the very last page. Lynsay Sands doesn’t only bring you to a new world that isn’t just captivating, but she insures you will enjoy the ride one flip of the page at a time.

This is the Second book in the Madison Sisters Trilogy and was just as intriguing as the first book “The Countess” which was fabulously funny and sinfully sexy.

Suzette Madison is looking for  a husband, one that she can manage and marry to get her father out of a gambling debt. Attending a ball with her sisters, she meets Daniel Woodward. She thinks that she has found all that she is looking for in him, who just so happens to be a close friend of her sister, the Countesses, husband. After purposing the night they meet it is now up to Daniel to the agree to the terms that she is requesting, but the real question is will Daniel say yes?

Daniel doesn’t want the attentions of money seeking woman, so he pretends poverty and Suzette is thrilled. Now Daniel tries to gently tell her the truth all the while trying not to give in to the temptation of Suzette’s charms and quick wit.

I loved the fact this book runs parallel in time to The Countess which wasn’t really new for me, but Sands makes it enjoyable. It was great seeing what Daniel and Suzette were actually doing in the first book and to find out there was just so much more to their story.

The writing of the characters was very lovable. Suzette was honestly my favorite. She is feisty, persistent and will go to all ends for the people she cares for. Daniel is handsome, accomplished, and a giver. The attraction between them was nail-biting. Are they going to get together? When? I asked the questions and then finally got my answers. I thought as a couple they were just perfect for each other and they balanced out really well.

I was sad to see it end but then got really excited that soon we get to finally get to the bottom of the story of Lisa. She is a regular in the books, but her point of view of all the events will not only be a surprise, but extremely exciting.

This is a perfectly charming and cute addition to the Madison Sister’s Trilogy. Sands always out does herself in every book she puts out. Truly one of my favorite authors of all time and I cannot wait to read the third addition to this series. I recommend this series to all historical romance fans.


Danielle gives The Heiress by Lynsay Sands 5 stars!

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