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The Wicked Heir

(Spare Heirs #3)

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The Spare Heirs Society Cordially Invites You to Meet Fallon St. James: The Mastermind

When the love of Lady Isabelle Fairlyn's life is betrothed to her twin sister, Isabelle vows to find a suitable replacement before the end of the season. He must be a talented dancer, have a keen fashion sense, and be perfectly dashing in every way.

Fallon St. James is the farthest thing f
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Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Elley Murray Can be read as a stand alone, but it does reference several times what I assume to be the couples from the first two books.

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Phoenix77
Jul 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
I can't really write a review for the book because I couldn't make it past Chapter Five. The storyline should have been really cute yet it takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R to get things out of neutral and into first gear. By the time the plot catches up to the story description from the back cover I was bored.
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I skipped to the end just to see where all of this build up was going and guess what... somewhere in all the pages I skipped there's a Big Misunderstanding! Nope, not gonna go there!
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Glad there are enou
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eyes.2c
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

'You're smile lacks meaning.'

And just like that Fallon St. James' life takes a different course.
I really liked St. James but struggled with Lady Isabelle Fairlyn. In someways she seemed too childlike for St. James. At moments I found it hard to relate to her. She seems so young with a head (and diary) full of a young woman's dreams. We're told her diary is full of swooping letters with 'silhouettes of flowers and swirls of ink fashioned into vines.' However there are moments when Isabe
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Joana V.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've received an eARC via NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.

Review in Portuguese: http://pepitamagica.blogspot.co.uk/20...


I really enjoyed reading this book but, in the end, I questioned myself about how long would this relationship last.

Fallon St. James is the “boss” of the Spare Heir Society, and he tries to control and know everything – not in a bad way, but simply because he started out alone and got used to having all the weight of the world on his shoulders, not trusting anyone
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Mariana
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! Maybe I was just in the mood for this type of story. I liked both the hero and the heroine in different ways. They were perfect for each other.

This book is not quite murder mystery. Not really a spy book. It does have action, and the Spare Heirs Society was quite interesting. On the other hand, I didn't have to think too much. I could just read, enjoy, and let the book take me where it would.

I have read one other book by Elizabeth Michels, but I don't remember enjoyi
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AnnMarie
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wicked Heir is the third book in the Spare Heirs series by Elizabeth Michels. It can easily be read as a stand alone novel.

Lady Isabelle Fairlyn is in love with the man of her dreams, Brice, a man that once, years ago, showed her a kindness that she's never forgotten. She lives in her parents house, her parents argue a lot, and Isabelle dreams of marrying Brice and living happily ever after. In her world there would be on arguing, just plenty of smiles and happiness. Brice doesn't even know
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Erin Kelly
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fave-historicals
The Spare Heirs... I just love this concept. This was my first book in the series, but now I want to go back and read them all. It's such a great idea to focus on those second sons who won't inherit, but have no jobs or "meaning" in life. Although, I can't imagine a much better spare heir than Fallon St. James, and I fear the others will pale in comparison.

The Story-
Isabelle is a romantic. She keeps a diary, loves to read romance, and reminded me of the heroine from Northanger Abbey. Since she
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Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing





Elizabeth Michels goes big in The Wicked Heir, the newest addition to her Spare Heirs series. This story abounds with big adventure and big romance. I love heroines who are smart and determined, yet new to the splendor and risks of love. I love dashing heroes who use their brains to scheme and their muscles to protect those important to them. And I love historical romantic suspense because the stakes are always high. Instead of just suffering societal consequences, if the hero and heroine don’t
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am loving how the timelines of the books in this series are somewhat overlapping.  The one downside is that because they aren't released too close to each other, my memory is a bit faulty and it takes me a little while to catch back up and for things to come back to me.  That being said,  THE WICKED HEIR was quite the fun read.  I had been intrigued by the mysterious head of the Spare Heirs Society, Fallon St. James, for a while.  When the other heroes need something taken care of, that's who ...more
Vikki Vaught
This is the first book I have read by Ms. Michels, and I enjoyed it. Thanks go to the publisher and Net-Galley for the invitation to read and review. The Wicked Heir has a unique premise, making it an interesting read.

The plot intrigued me from the start and I remained engaged until the end. The pacing is steady and the writing flows well. I enjoyed Ms. Michels writing style a great deal. Although this is the third book in The Spare Heirs Society, I did not have any difficulty reading this book
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Angel Hatfield
Dec 22, 2018 rated it liked it
When the love of Lady Isabelle Fairlyn's life is betrothed to her twin sister, Isabelle vows to find a suitable replacement before the end of the season. He must be a talented dancer, have a keen fashion sense, and be perfectly dashing in every way. Fallon St. James is the farthest thing from perfectly anything. As head of the secretive Spare Heirs Society, he must stick to the shadows...even as Isabelle's friendship pulls him reluctantly into the light. But when Isabelle gets involved with the ...more
Isha Coleman
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Michels expertly sets the bait and reels in readers. Isabelle and Fallon are caught in a war. With dueling hearts, secret agendas and suffocating danger, it's no wonder they have time for all the suspense thrown their way. Yet somehow they manage to overcome the obstacles and ensnare readers in the process. The Wicked Heir teases the heart, awakens the senses and boggles the mind. Intensely passionate and dangerously sweet.
Jeri
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The mysterious Fallon St. James and the Lady Isabelle Fairlyn are front center in the 3rd installment of this wonderful series. St. James is always in control of himself and every situation until he runs into Isabelle. She is the complete opposite of him with a sunny optimistic outlook on life. The plot is rich with intrigue, self discovery and passion. The plot was flawlessly woven with an emotional journey that left you turning the page with anticipation. The suspense left you holding your bre ...more
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

The Wicked Heir brings us back into the dashing, secretive world of the Spare Heirs Society for another adventure… and another heir finds his match, even if he wasn’t looking for one.

It would be easy to see Isabelle as a flighty, marriage minded young miss with nothing but dreams and fantasies in her head. But that would be a mistake for she is so much more than what is seen by others. Yes, she wants the fantasy of the perfect match, the ideal man especially once the
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Widya Rahardja
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Received an advanced reader copy in exchange for a fair review

This is my first book that I've read from Elizabeth Michels, and I must say that I'm glad my first book turned out to be an amazing and enjoyable read, which left me hanging for more

The story begins with Lady Isabelle Fairlyn spying on the man of her dreams, Brice, and later how she formed unusual friendship with Brice's friend, the leader of the Spare Heirs society, Fallon St. James. Isabelle valued her friendshiop with Fallon very h
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Book Gannet
This is my first book from this series and author and I have mixed feelings about it, because on the one hand I loved Fallon and quite enjoyed the mystery plot, and on the other there’s Isabelle. I tried to like her, truly I did, but every time the story switched to her perspective I was continuously battling the need to put the book down and read something else.

Isabelle is a dreamer, a fantasist and a frequent escapee from reality. This isn’t entirely a bad thing, I have an active imagination a
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: The Wicked Heir by Elizabeth Michels 'The Wicked Heir' by Elizabeth Michels is Book Three in "The Spare Heirs" series. This is the story of Lady Isabelle Fairlyn and Fallon St. James. I feel this can easily be a standalone book. Fallon is the head of the Spare Heirs Society and likes to be in control of things. Isabelle has only had the title of Lady for a few years and looks for the good in everything it would seem. Isabelle has eyes for Fallon's friend Mr. Brice at first. Ther ...more
Happily Mary After
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, hea-must-read
In this historical romance, Michels writes a heady love story that has it all – intrigue, passion, humor, and suspense — and readers will be captivated when the controlled and mysterious Fallon St. James is bowled over by the cheerful daydreamer Lady Isabelle Fairlyn.

Isabelle lives with her head in the clouds idealizing life and love, and she’s written an exacting list of her ideal husband’s attributes. She meets the enigmatic Fallon, and he doesn’t meet any of her requirements, but there’s some
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'The Wicked Heir' by Elizabeth Michels is Book Three in "The Spare Heirs" series. This is the story of Lady Isabelle Fairlyn and Fallon St. James. I feel this can easily be a standalone book.
Fallon is the head of the Spare Heirs Society and likes to be in control of things.
Isabelle has only had the title of Lady for a few years and looks for the good in everything it would seem. Isabelle has eyes for Fallon's friend Mr. Brice at first.
There first true meeting has them in a situation that is s
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Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read & review for Wicked Reads

DNF @30% automatic 3 stars

While I enjoyed Fallon & the premise, I couldn't suffer through struggling with Isabelle's narration.

I understand she is sheltered, uneducated, ignorant, and a dreamer, but her mental & emotional age is stuck in the range of a ten-year-old girl. I'm not saying she is juvenile or childish, more like she has a mental handicap. I read her as being younger than her years, so all romance & lust
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lady Isabelle Fairlyn's life is falls apart when the perfect guy she loves ends up betrothed to her twin sister. Fallon St. James is the farthest thing from perfectly anything. He’s the head of the secretive Spare Heirs Society and he must stick to the shadows. When Lady Isabelle’s life is threatened he becomes her protector and Isabelle's friendship pulls him reluctantly into the light. She begins to see him in a different light especially when she gets involved with the one man who could destr ...more
Karen Llanes
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth's books are delightful to read. The wicked Heir has a happily ever after tale. Isabelle has happy tales to tell that can make a man like Fallon smile and open his heart. Fallon the man who is used to being in charge will he share his story with Isabelle so they can share their life together.
Kelsey
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Isabelle's naivety was annoying the whole book. She was supposed to be portrayed as chipper and upbeat but it came across as immature, almost TSTL.

Fallon, on the other hand, was an incredible character and worth the whole book.
Courtney  Hagel-Swinson
The struggle was real with this book. I couldn't stand Isabelle. She read like a child and it wasn't cute. That fact made the romance weird. I know opposites attract but just couldn't feel it between these two. It took me forever to finish this book, too. I read three others while forcing myself to come back to this one in between reading those. Definitely not a book that I was sad to be finished.

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
Molly
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Fallon he is amazing and I wish he was real. Elizabeth michels has a great writing style that makes you feel as if you are feeling what the characters are feeling. I hope there will be a fourth book.
Laura
Jul 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book landed on the DNF pile. I did not like the first chapter. I felt like I was missing a lot of information. I really didn't like Isabelle or Victoria.


I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank You.
Kim Vanravenswaay
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Isabelle has quite an imagination, she makes up a story for all the people she encounters. She also seems to act selfishly. Not sure what Fallon sees in her at the beginning. Although she does end up showing some compassion towards the end of the book. I guess you could say that I just didn't like her character much. Fallon however more than makes up for her. I've read the other Spare Heir books, and couldn't wait to read his story.
Taylor Sorenson
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this installment in the Spare Heirs! Fallon and Isabel are just the sweetest--his seriousness balances her boisterousness perfectly. Can't wait for the next story!
Koki
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rv
"Sny sú vrtošiví malí darebáci."

Isabelle odjakživa snívala o veľkej láske. Zamilovať sa pre ňu bolo vždy jednoduché. Muž musel iba spĺňať zopár podmienok, ktoré si vytýčila pre svojho ideálneho princa. Stačilo mať blond vlasy, krásny úsmev, nosiť módne šaty a vedieť tancovať. Nuž, dievča muselo dlho vymýšľať zoznam požiadaviek na svojho budúceho manžela 😆 Na druhej strane, aspoň vidieť, že je skromná a nie veľmi náročná 😉

Jej dlhodobým objavom bol Kelton Brice. V jej očiach dokonalý džentlmen ho
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Barbara Rogers
Series: Spare Heirs Society #3
Publication Date: July 4, 2017

I rarely give 5-star reviews, but this one definitely deserves it. I haven’t read the other books in the series, but you don’t need to read them in order to enjoy this book.

First, I’ll mention the Spare Heirs Society. It wasn’t what I thought it would be. Since I hadn’t read the first two books of the series, I assumed that it was a group of gentlemen who had banded together to help each other succeed financially in life by advising ea
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Jessica Grogan
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Was an okay read. Definitely felt like you need to read the other books first, which I did not. I was pretty much lost about who people were the entire time.
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