In the Heir
by Ruth Cardello
Brett Westerly is his father’s golden child, but it’s come at a cost. As head of the family corporation, he throws himself into his work—hiding in his office is easier than confronting the reality of his broken family.
After a bitter divorce that split the family and divided loyalties, the wealthy Westerly matriarch offers an early inheritance to any grandchild who marries and invites the entire family to the wedding. Brett’s brother Spencer rashly gets engaged, and Brett knows it’s his duty to intervene. But he never imagined the unwelcome desire Spencer’s fiery fiancée would spark in him. Now the man who’s used to getting everything he could want has met the one woman he can’t have.
Ever since she was a girl, Alisha Coventry considered Spencer and his sister Rachelle the family she didn’t have. When Spencer asks for her help, Alisha has no problem becoming his fake fiancée—until she meets Spencer’s sexy older brother Brett. The chemistry between them is undeniable—forbidden—but as their relationship deepens, Brett is determined to have her.
Alisha only wanted to help the family make amends. Now she’s falling for the wrong Westerly.
The prologue is well written, let’s you know somewhat what you are in for. The book starts off with Alisha and Spencer and the reader assumes that the book will be about their engagement/marriage. But you are thrown for a loop when Brett, Spencer’s brother intervenes in his would-be marriage and starts to have feelings for his brother’s fiancée. Keeps you on the edge of your seat, two people fighting the pull initially only to realize they can’t, one gives in and the other through love for the family continues to fight their feelings until the can no longer. The chemistry these two give off is off the charts, forbidden, and sexy. This relationship appears to be the first step in mending the broken family the men come from, broken years ago and damaged a little more during this story but able to be repaired in time. Eagerly awaiting the next installment in this series.