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Heired Lines

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If you picking up this book, by the cover alone, you know what you are getting. It is filled with the common rich boy means poor smart girl. Seeing that I picked this up knowing what it is I will say that it hit home with all i excepted. Rich sexy boy, smart poor girl, evil mother, mother makes move with girl leaving and boy going after her after he stops being stupid. Yup clichés all over the place. This is as advertised!
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Natalie is so funny and I love how great her character is. She deals in collectibles and knows what she's talking about. When she finds something rare at a market she posts it to sell it. What she doesn't expect is to get an email right then and there from someone who know the product. Gavin is the man who wants to hire her to go through his aunts place and tag all the antiques and collectibles. What these two don't realize is how much of a chemistry they have, but she is there to do a job. And well he's someone important and no matter what she does she won't be able to live up to the status. Gavin can't ever stop thinking about Natalie but he has a responsibility. And now he's about to blow everything up. Find out what happens with these two.
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Unfortunately this books was so boring. I never believed the characters relationship and the main character was just so irritating and dumb that I could never get on board with her. I was excited for a rotary romance but this wasn’t it.
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I couldn't fully enjoy this book as I couldn't really feel the chemistry between the characters. The only connection I really felt was when they were talking about the deathof Gavin's Aunt and Natalie's dad and the empathy they have towards each other. I felt that we didn't really get to know Gavin through himself. It feels like we get to know him more from Natalie's perspective that from his own. I still enjoyed this book. It was sweet and perfect if you are just looking for a feel good read that will make you happy and fuzzy inside. I think that I have also read too many romance novels this month so I am finding the pattern to be pretty repetitive as they all have pretty similar plot structures. I did really love Natalie as a character as she is very loyal to her family and she is taking the job from Gavin so that they can pay the medical bills from when her mom was being treated by cancer. I admired her love of the history of the objects that she was studying and her love of comedy from her dad.

*Thank you to Entangled Publishing for a copy for an honest review*
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4 stars

Heired Lines is a stand alone book by new-to-me author,  Magan Vernon. This story was a sweet,  slow build romance between an American historical curator and the Lord who hires her to catalogue the many artifacts in the manor he inherited.  The story has many cute moments as the both out awkward each other on occasion and definitely highlights the many differences between Americans and the rest of the world. While it was very cute, I found the story lagged in the middle and I usually expect more heat with my romances (our first kiss was about 80% into the book).

If you're looking for a lighter read, this is a good choice.

AnnMarie - Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
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I had such a rollercoaster relationship with this book. I almost dnf'd it because it had every possible romance cliche known to man, and this is coming from someone who loves a cheesy romance. But I pushed on  and ended up enjoying it. It's a slow-burn romance, and was cute and cliche.
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4/5 stars

I really liked Gavin and Natalie's romance story involving British nobility, family, antiques, a nerdy heroine and tons of Great Pyrenees. This story definitely sneaks up on you. It's a slow burn, sweet and banter filled romance and then it hits you with sexy towards the end. I honestly could have done with a few more sexy parts, but I still liked  the story overall. I also enjoyed both characters slowly getting to know each other throughout the book and how it all came together in the end.

Thank you so much to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for allowing me the opportunity to read this  digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Lord Webley needs someone who has the same respect for his great aunt's many belongings to value & curate them. After a spirited exchange, he hires Natalie, but never expected to feel anything beyond professional respect for the recent college graduate who's desperate for debt relief.

This book was a slow-burn, royalty-themed romance. Natalie's zest for life was a direct contrast to Gavin's stuffy, reserved life. Their exchanges were fun, banter-filled, and oozed sensuality. The secondary characters really helped to give the overall idea of a forbidden, yet adorable romance.

I recommend this book. I was glued to the pages of this surprisingly sweet & fun romance until its end.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.
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Gavin and Natalie were drawn together despite not really being in a position for a relationship.  My heart went out to Natalie as she tried to provide for her sick mom and sister.  Their family dynamic was so sweet and loving.   They were tight and supportive, understanding of each other.  Then there is Gavin, a sexy Brit, wanting to take care of Natalie.  He was a little abrupt in the beginning, a very hard outer shell, but a tender heart underneath.  The puppies, scarves, dresses, castle, not nice mother of the hero all put together for a very nice fairy tale.  And on top, one of my favorite characters,  Meredith.  There was something special about her.  My only thing missing was I would have loved more with Natalie's family. 

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
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This book was cute.  I definitely felt like I was mostly reading a Hallmark movie. I liked the banter between the two main characters. My complaint was that I didn’t really feel like I got why these characters loved each other.  The love story wasn’t rushed but that made the fact that I didn’t feel like I saw these characters fall in love even more frustrating.
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Heired Lines was nothing that I expected. I was expecting Lord Gavin to be a giant kind of a jerk who then had to get his head out of his rump to win the girl, but that is not at all what we got. Heired Lines was a slow burn beautifully done story.

Natalie has graduated from college and is struggling. Her mom is recovering from cancer treatments and the bills from the hospital and college are piling up. When someone contacts her about a job to work and look at old artifacts she jumps at the chance to pay her family's overflowing pile of bills. When she gets there she doesn't expect Lord Gavin to be so sexy and sweet. The more time they spend together the more she struggles to remember she's only there for a job.

Lord Gavin needed someone to help him organize the stuff in his late aunts' house for the historical society. Finding Natalie was a gift he didn't truly realize he was getting until he sets eyes on her and realizes how sweet she is. His family wants him to marry someone of royal breeding, but all he can think about is Natalie.

Heired Lines was a fabulous read. I loved reading about then tension between Gavin and Natalie and how each interaction both brought them closer and pushed them away from each other. Simply fabulous. The writing, characters, and pacing were simply amazing and I can't wait to read more from this author.
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I just couldn't connect with the characters or the story. I love Magan Vernon, but this one didn't hit the mark. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.

Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for providing me an arc.
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What a fun story! I was so entertained by Natalie. I love her quirkinesses and her history rants. I love that she is just a wholesome woman who never backed down and who was herself the entire story. The way that these two interact was fun to read. You could feel the chemistry right from the start. Gavin....swoon! Lord Gavin was a solid sexy character. I loved how he thought he could control his thoughts. But once he starts to feel more.....we get one beautiful happily ever after. 

Side characters who you love! Side characters who you want to throat punch. We get everything we love in a romance and more in this book. I enjoyed everything about it. 

Highly recommended. 

*I was given a free advanced copy of this book by NetGally n exchange for my honest and voluntary review. All thoughts and opinions in this review are those of my own.*
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Heired Lines might have been my first book by Magan but I’m floored at her attention to detail. I felt like I was right there while reading. Gavin and Natalie’s story was fun, sexy, and flawless. Why is it that English men are so full of themselves or is it just men of privileged. It always takes a woman not from there class to show them how life and relationships should be.
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Hmm... So good things first right?
1. It is a light, cute slow burn romance.

2. The female lead is no shrinking violet, which I like.

3. The story is written from the perspectives of both the romantic leads... Male and female here. I just love to see the "does she/ doesn't she" anguish of the male lead, compared to wishful sighs of the female.

4. There are some good spurts of banter between the leads

5. There are puppies

Now, the not so good:
1. Well, if you've read a lot of Mills & Boon or Harlequin romances, you can divine the ending the moment the girl meets the boy in this one. 

2. The male lead is not really a Royal (though titled he is) nor a pain in the ass, frankly. I don't mind either ways, but I don't understand why it was the strapline though.

3. Cringy clichés: If you had a shot every time you spot the phrase " he/she let out a breath, he/she didn't know he/she was holding", you'dbe pleasantly drunk. (Hint: There are 5, I counted!)

4. More clichés: Words like bugger/bollocks/bloody etc. to push forth the idea that the bloke is actually British. 

5. I take exception to certain phrases (again clichés, but NOT cute) like "I was sounding like a whiny little girl" and "I was sounding like a little girl"... From the male lead. What does that even mean? 

I can probably go on and on being picky, but you get the gist.

Final verdict: 
Did I dislike it? No.  
Do I regret reading it? Not really. 
Would I recommend it? Well, if you have nothing spectacular to read, go for it. 
If nothing else,  it is a light hearted escape. 3/5
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The story of Gavin and Natalie. he is an English Lord and she is has just finished college in America. She is employed by him to curate the collection left to him by his great Aunt Sarah at the estate he has inherited.

She needs to get the job done; ignore her crush on him and get the money to pay her mums medical bills - but that is easier said than done.

His family start to interfere, but will he let them stand between them?

A good read
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This is an ARC review. All opinions are solely my own.

Heired Lines by Magan Vernon is a slow burn romance that could be made into a Hallmark movie. This is mostly a clean romance with a small hint of hotness. It does not make the story any less endearing. As someone who is obsessed with historical artifacts and royal families this book really delivered.

Natalie is the newly graduated antiques curator and Lord Gavin has a manor that is a former hoarder's dream. Lord Gavin makes Natalie an offer she can't refuse. From the moment Natalie arrives in England, slapstick hilarity ensues. The awkward moments just keep piling up for Natalie.

The most negative thing I can say about this book is that the cover model does not match the actual hero in the book. It's not horrible but several times in the book Natalie mentions Lord Gavin's golden blonde hair. This model has brown hair with blonde highlights.  I don't even know why I noticed this detail.
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“Heired Lines“ by Magan Vernon is a cute and quintessential forbidden romance between “Lord Gavin of Wembley“ and the curator, an average American girl, named Natalie.  This is a quick and endearing read with a classic ending.

Blurb:  Natalie is hard up for money, so when a mysterious man emails her about a job as a curator at his estate, she jumps at the chance to earn some extra income.

Natalie soon finds out that the mysterious man is nobility and the owner of a grand Castle.  Even though Gavin and Natalie try to fight off their emotions, the two can’t stop themselves from constantly trying to find each other.

The characters were likable and I really enjoyed hearing about the grandness of the estate, but I had a hard time getting through the first half of this story.  It’s a slow burn romance with repetitive emotions being described.  The last few chapters picked up the pace, but their were a few inconsistencies in the writing.  Overall, a cute piece of fiction, but I wouldn’t recommend it to others.
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Cute story by a new author to me. Gavin and Natalie’s story was a super super slow burn but the humorous undertones to the book made it enjoyable. Gavin mainly kept his distance cause he knew that her being a commoner there wasn’t any hope and if he ever forgot he was reminded over and over again.
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I absolutely loved this book! It's the best contemporary romance I have read in a while. Both main characters are amazing. I loved how they met and the chemistry between them is off the charts. This is one of those slow burn kind of stories that I just love reading.
Gavin hires an American curator to take care of his estate but what he didn't anticipate is to fall for the said employee. His family is no ordinary family and there are certain expectations that come with his title. He should know better than to fall in love with an American. What kind of a mess is he going to create for them both?
Natalie is a historian who is having a hard time finding a job. So when a guy asks her to fly to another country to work, she says yes. Frankly, she needs the money and this seems like an ideal job. She loves history and curating for an English lord sound like a dream come true. What she didn't sign up, is the family drama and the hunk of a guy she is now having a hard time resisting. Can she do her job and fly back home, keeping her heart intact or is she going to be in real trouble?
All in all, Heired Lines is a delightful read, and I recommend it to all book lovers. I hope you enjoy this fun, romantic story as much as I did.
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