Something in the Heir

Something in the Heir by Suzanne Enoch

Title:  Something in the Heir: A Novel 
Author: Suzanne Enoch 
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Genre:  Women's Fiction 
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 346
Date of US Publication: 20 September, 2022
My Rating:  2.5 Stars

My Thoughts 

Mmmm, deep breath. Writing this review is a little frustrating in the same way this story was more than a little frustrating for me -  I found it very painfully slow paced, repetitive. But I didn’t hate it. 

Does that make any sense? Emmeline and WIlliam married quickly and without any declarations of love, due to weird family bullshit (E’s grandfather) , so she would get to live in a family house she loved and to help Will rise higher up in his career by being the perfect wife. Eight years later - they’re in partnership, not a marriage, And not even a close partnership, but go back because there was the stipulation that the couple residing in the family home must procreate within 5 years, which Emmeline has managed to delude herself into thinking that she would somehow  never actually need to produce the children she wrote to her family that she and Will had and were raising. She and Will decide to borrow children to pose as their offspring. 

Final thoughts, don’t go into this expecting a romance, that’s not what this one is. 

Not a recommendation, not not one either. 

eARC kindly provided by St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


One of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Romances of the Fall!

New York Times bestseller, Suzanne Enoch takes a delightful new path in her joyful historical romantic comedy, Something in the Heir.

Smart, capable heiress Emmeline Pershing will do anything to keep her beloved home; and all it takes is an arranged marriage and a teeny white lie to fulfill her family’s silly inheritance rules. But now her little fib means that she and her completely unsuspecting husband are going to inherit big — and very messy! —trouble.

Emmeline and William Pershing have enjoyed a perfectly convenient marriage for eight years. Their relationship is a seamless blend of their talents and goals. They’ve settled into separate, well-ordered lives beneath the same roof, and are content to stay that way—or so Emmeline thinks. And if William has secretly longed for a bit more from the woman he adores, he’s managed to be content with her supreme skills as a hostess and planner, which has helped him advance his career.

Then when Emmeline’s grandfather, the reclusive Duke of Welshire, summons them both for his birthday celebration and demands they bring their two little angelic children, William is stunned to discover that his very proper wife invented not one, but two heirs to fulfill the agreement for living at Winnover. But surely if Emmeline and William team up and borrow two cherubs to call their own, what could go wrong? Enter George, age 8, and Rose, 5—the two most unruly orphans in Britain.

As the insanity unfolds, their careful, professional arrangement takes some surprisingly intimate turns as well. Perhaps it takes a bit of madness to create the perfect happily ever after.


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