Book Review: Hunted Heiress by Aeriell Lawton

hunted heiress coverTitle: Hunted Heiress
Author: Aeriell Lawton
Genre: Action/Adventure Romance
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 3,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Miranda Caldwell is kidnapped at the airport on her way to France for a vacation.

She is forced onto another airplane which crashes into the dense woods. She is rescued by Ryan, a deep undercover officer who is taking a much needed break. He takes her back to civilization and safety. Miranda’s ordeal is over. Or is it.

Hunted Heiress is a short read at 79 pages in .pdf format. Unfortunately, the story feels rushed. The author wastes no time on details, not even basic descriptions of the characters or their surroundings, making it difficult to picture the scenes.

Main character Miranda is a New York socalite and daddy’s girl, being the only daughter of a famous business tycoon. She has the personality of a shoe, meaning, zero. She treats people like crap, she behaves like she’s the queen of the world, and she’s, in one word, annoying. When Miranda goes out on a trip to France, she gets kidnapped. Her kidnapper takes her on a plane, but unfortunately the plane crashes. Miranda survives and is recued by Ryan.

Ryan is everything Miranda isn’t, and so much more. He’s handsome and attractive, and most of all, he’s friendly, brave and trustworthy, qualities Miss Perfect has never even heard of. But because he has a soft spot for damsels in distress, Ryan helps her out. He teaches her how to survive in the wilderness until they reach the nearest village. But with each passing day, the two of them grow closer together, and Miranda’s kidnapper gets closer to them…

Like I mentioned, I liked Ryan, but I couldn’t stand Miranda. She did grow through some character progress in the novella, but it felt forced, too sudden and too quick for me to fully believe. The plot wasn’t that original either – girl gets kidnapped, is then rescued by a handsome stranger – but I thought the execution was rather well done. The writing was okay, and I didn’t feel bored at all while reading.

If you’re in the mood for some quick, fun romance, then check out this novella.

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