Review: Heired Lines by Magan Vernon
“You were born on the longest night of the year.” His fingers again stroked down my back. Lower. “You were meant to be at my side from the very beginning”
Name: Heired Lines
Author: Magan Vernon
Genre: Romance, Adult, Royalty
Let's talk about disappointing reads. Heired Lines doesn't add anything new to the romance genre. I thought it was going to be more exciting but as soon as I started reading I knew I was in for a very fast read, but one that was not going to impress me. Heired Lines weaves the story of our American girl Natalie whose mother is sick and she is stricken with medical bills after medical bills. As a curator and historian she doesn't make a lot of money, but her main job include selling artifacts on Ebay. One day she gets a notification from a random person from Webley in regards to an artifact. However, she soon also gets offered a one in a million experience that will allow her to pay off her mom's bills, it does require her to move across the world (because this isn't weird at all).
The story continues in one of my favorite tropes of royalty vs non royal. However, the story bored me. Natalie's only trait is being intelligent in facts about history which weren't added to the story to feel anything interesting. Our Lord is bland and the love story between the two is so freaking slow. It is not one of those slow burn books where you feel the chemistry radiating through the pages. It actually bores you through it all and when they finally do kiss and the book turns romantic it happens towards the end and it is completely anti climatic.
Another aspect I didn't enjoy was the addition of the subcharacters. Lord Webley's mother hates Natalie with a passion, and that is the only aspect of characterization we get from her. Natalie's mom and sister are present through a facetime call and we never once get to experience their relationship. And the ending?? After all the hate, they simply decide to all be okay with Natalie all of a sudden and the story ends abruptly.
All in all the flow of the book wasn't for me and it disappoints me because I am a sucker for royalty books.
*I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
-- 1.5 stars --