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.
Title: Something in the Heir
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Publication Date: September 20, 2022
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Adult, Historical, Romance
This book was so CUTE!! It’s a multi-pov historical romance with a marriage in need of rekindling, two unruly yet loveable kids, and a whole lotta lies.
I found myself rooting for nearly every single character in this book. I wasn’t sure about the whole multi-pov thing at the beginning of the book, but one of the major pros of it was that it let me see into the lives of not just the leading lady and man, but also the kids and staff of the estate. Because of this, I fell in love with so many characters and got an insight into all their thoughts and even some of their romantic futures. One little con was that we didn’t get the full breadth of feels from the romance of the married couple, but there was still plenty there to work with.
Let me just focus on the romance of Will and Emmie for a second because it was really cute. First, it was a friends to marriage of convenience to lovers romance. Second, guy falls first. Third, it was a slow buuuuuurn and you know I’m a sucker for that. If you’ve seen Bridgerton season 2 then you know how far a little touch or long-held eye contact can go and we got a lot of that. I wanted to squeal every time something, anything happened to progress their relationship. This is more on the sweet side which I loved so if you need steam in your romances, this one is not for you. But it truly was just so cute and nice that I really liked it.
The kids, George and Rose, were so stinking funny. They had such a hard life that there were so many times that I wanted to wrap them up in hugs, but also they were rascals. They got up to all kinds of hijinks and knew how to bargain and survive so they did whatever they had to do. I particularly loved watching Will interact with them. He was such a dad that it warmed my heart.
One of the cons of this book is that there is a lot of repetition. Emmie’s thoughts about her husband and their budding relationship seem to be on a loop. It could get a little annoying hearing her think the same things over and over about him and their relationship. Another con is one I mentioned above, because of the multi-pov, I didn’t see all the romantic feelings from Will and Emmie that I would have liked.
Overall, if you like sweet romances, found family, and crazy adventures, you’re going to really enjoy this one!
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.