Pam Spencer is determined to see justice done. Her wheelchair-bound
brother deserves better than to be fired by the company which caused his
accident in the first place!
cash and unable to qualify for insurance coverage, Tom Spencer will never be able
to afford the surgery he so desperately needs in order to walk again.
So when his former employer, Bainbridge Corporation,
takes out an ad in the local newspaper searching for a new heir to inherit the family fortune,
sister Pam seizes the chance to right a past wrong, hoping beyond hope that her
brash sincerity will win the day for them.
But Pam never reckoned on the hurdles
that would be strewn along the path to Tom's future happiness; especially
not the clause about having to move into the very same house as the
incredibly sexy, utterly cruel disowned heir, Reese Bainbridge!
worked for me:
I thought the overall premise of the book was intriguing, and the
classified ad was a clever way to get all of the characters interacting
with each other right from the get-go!
I genuinely liked Pam and
could see from the start that she was a good person; one whom I'd
want for a friend.
I can't go into it
without spoiling plot points, but there was something revealed about
Reese's history which I found rather touching. I only wish I'd
discovered it earlier in the story so that I would have understood him and
liked him sooner.
Size-wise Pam was a throw-back to
the 1950s voluptuous pinup era, with a little extra padding besides.
What didn't work for me:
wanted to like the hero. I truly did. Physically, he was the
kind of guy who would knock me right off my feet. ;^) But he was so
damaged.. so petulant and unkind to Pam at times, that I just couldn't
see myself having the patience to untangle this gorgeous guy from his
troubled past. (I would have gone nuts from having it out
with him as often as Pam did.)
Well, I've mentioned before
that there is currently a strong trend in featuring virginal or nearly
virginal plus-size heroines in contemporary romances. I hope Ms.
Ballard also has a book starring an extremely predatory curvy gal for
those of us looking for a Mae West "Just-Let-Me-At-Him" type to live
vicariously through. ;^)
"A Worthy Heir" is a touching
novel; a solid read for anyone interested in romantic stories about healing damaged
Though there are some mildly sensual scenes, this book
should still appeal to fans of sweet romances.
If you liked "A
Worthy Heir" you might also enjoy
"Love at Large",
"The Independent Bride",
"Born to be Wild", "More to Love", "The Legacy Tree",
"Etta Mae's Little Theory",
"His Seductive Revenge",
Course of True Love",
"Love by the Pound",
"Tales from the Heart",
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