Thursday, January 21, 2016


The Secret Heiress
by Susie Warren


GENRE:  Contemporary Romance



Raised by a single mother in London, Anna Harris was surprised to find out her father was the business mogul, Oliver Bolles. Deciding to follow in his footsteps, she used her brilliant ability with numbers to secure a sought after position in a London brokerage house. Disillusioned by the lack of integrity, Anna decides to seek a more fulfilling career and unknowingly throws herself into the path of an old obsession, Alistair Martin. Finding it difficult to endure the emotional scars of being abandoned by her father and then taken advantage of by a devious boyfriend, Anna avoids serious relationships until she is challenged to do something she has never done.

Alistair Martin is a hot, obscenely wealthy vineyard owner with a razor sharp business mind who pursues Anna out of curiosity and decides to invest into her failing events management company. He was raised in poverty until he was a teenager and his father’s family brought him into the fold. Anna is not what he expects and he has to change his game plan if he hopes to convince the secret heiress to let down her guard enough to leap into a wild affair.



Anna panicked. The last thing she needed today was to revisit her immature seduction of the great Alistair Martin. It was seven years ago and when he realized she was Olivia’s sister, he had rejected her.

Her teenage obsession with him had never ended. These days, she was careful to keep away from him, which wasn’t particularly difficult since he was work obsessed and hated children’s celebrations.

She tucked a stray piece of hair behind her ear, “I’m not sure that would be wise. Cheerio.”

Alistair tightened his grip, halting her exit. Her heart raced and she could feel a nervous tension building in her core.

He held her gaze. “You are so familiar. It has been several years.”

“Possibly.” She had caught a glimpse of him the previous Boxing Day but made a swift exit through the garden so she wouldn’t have to speak to him.  

She knew tons about him. Unfortunately, she would scan the internet for photographs of him when she had a spare moment and had followed closely all of his business ventures. Arrogance surrounded him. Alistair Martin dressed in expensive suits that clothed an extremely fit body. He was well known for his charity football matches and Iron Man adventures. He oversaw an extremely prosperous distillery empire and closely managed acres and acres of a third generation winery in Southern England. He was an extremely gifted mathematician but instead of seeking his fortune in the financial world, he chose agriculture and vice. He also had met her father several times before his tragic death in a motorcycle accident.

“You are Olivia’s younger sister.”

She nodded. He did remember her. He was probably thinking about her awkward attempt at seduction after drinking too much at Olivia’s wedding. The hot encounter where he practically stripped her naked until he realized who she was. Somehow being Fionn’s sister-in-law put her off limits. He had asked her age and cursed when she had told him. After that, he barely looked at her. Instead, she ceased to exist in his world. Yet she craved the smallest glimpse of him.

“I should be going.”

He let go of her arm. “I’m hosting a charity ball at my house outside of London in a week. Fionn and Olivia have promised to put in an appearance. Come with them.”

He handed her a business card and she politely nodded. She wouldn’t go. Her life was in turmoil, and she didn’t need additional drama.

Anna shrugged and stepping away said, “I don’t think so. I’m rather busy with work at the moment.”

He held her gaze a fraction too long, then said “possibly another time then” and walked away from her.

Anna regretted not accepting his invitation but knew nothing good would come of her obsession with him. She forced herself to leave the brewery and head towards her mother’s brownstone. Attempting to banish the image of the strikingly handsome Alistair Martin from her mind, she thought about her mother’s coming reaction to her change of careers.



My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I must say that this book is excellent from the cover till the end.
We have:
. Family Feud and Secrets
. And Old flame that could be rekindle
.Two likeable main characters (Anna & hot steamy Alastair) and their intense chemistry
. And a lot of money
All this on a predictable and common setting but never the less, it's a great read, full of steamy scenes and situations, witty dialogues and good secondary characters, and some twists and turns, The Secret Heiress will awake butterflies on your tummy.
Well deserved 5 stars.
Highly Recommended.

* I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susie Warren spends most of her time writing intense and complex stories about falling in love.  Her beloved characters are real living and breathing people thrown into unusual circumstances.  Besides being drawn into a make believe world each day, Susie keeps tabs on her inventor husband and her three challenging yet mostly perfect teenagers. She has five novels published and is working on her 6th.

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The book will be $0.99 during the tour.


Susie will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC


  1. What is your favorite biography?

    1. In the last few years, it would be Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. There are some historic ones as well (Diary of Anne Frank, Helen Kellar, George Washington etc...). But I found the Steve Jobs book very interesting in terms of the technology age that we are living in.

  2. What a great excerpt and wonderful review.

  3. I liked the excerpt. Sounds like a good read.

  4. Great review! Sounds like a book I'll enjoy, thanks for sharing :)

    1. Hi Victoria,
      It's on kindle for .99 cents but if you would like a paperback send me an email susiewarrenauthor [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll send one to you.

    2. Awesome!!! I'll definitely shoot you an email :D

  5. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.


  6. Enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing and for your review, sounds like a great book, good luck with the tour!

  7. Really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

    1. Hi Nikolina,
      I appreciate the kind feedback. Susie

  8. Hi Susie! How did you decide on the cover for your book?

    1. Hi Helen,
      I use Kim Killion from The Killion Group. She is amazing. I asked her to come up with a new look for this series and I suggested a number of possible photographs. I decided on a single character on the cover instead of a couple - to give it a more contemporary look. The problem with using 'heiress' in the title is some readers think it will be an historical read.
      Thanks for the question.

  9. I enjoyed the excerpt and am looking forward to reading more. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!