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The Heiress

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  518 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
A new heartfelt and suspenseful stand-alone novel from New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo.

How much is love worth?

Twenty-two-year-old Kristin and her single mom have always struggled to make ends meet. When her mother’s body begins to deteriorate after many back-breaking years of working as a housekeeper, Kristin must say farewell to her college dreams and hello
Published September 26th 2017 by Gloss Publishing LLC
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Jennifer Kyle
Sep 27, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Carlene Inspired
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

I am so excited to have a new Cassia Leo book, she writes romance like no one else and The Heiress is no different. The Heiress introduces us to Kristin and Daniel, two strangers from opposite sides of the track who have a chance meeting. Kristin works hard to take care of her mom, she'll do anything to keep a roof over there head and food on the table so when Daniel stands up for her and helps her make that happen she agrees to a date. She notices h
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, romance
***** 4.5 Stars *****

The Heiress is about a young woman with the world on her shoulders. As her mother's body weakened from years of physical labor, Kristin left school to take care of her mom.

When she isn't assisting her mother, Kristin works at a bar to pay for a tiny apartment in the Bronx. She needs a break but she can't get out of the endless cycle.

Daniel Meyers is a natural protector. He is also a very wealthy man. He falls deeply in love with Kristin as she continuously shocks him with
It's not a secret I am a big fan of Cassia Leo and I have read her books. Rockstars, politicians or your average guy-next-door, each book is a unique experience. The story stays with you for eternity. I know what I'm talking about. I read the 'Shattered Hearts' series in 2013 and I'm still talking about the characters. By the way I miss them so much.

Cassia is the kind of author that always delivers and every book gets better and better.

“You’re my Picasso. You’re priceless.”

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This journey is
Bindi Boo
3.5 stars

Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
4.5 Stars

I wasn’t sure what I was going to get when I picked this book up, but boy was I shocked with The Heiress by Cassia Leo! This book had me laughing, wanting to cry, and falling in love with Kristin and Daniel’s characters.

Kristin is down on her luck, taking care of her mother and trying to keep her life together. Something bad happened two years ago, and since then she’s just been trying to survive. When a chance meeting occurs with the sexy rich Da
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2017
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 Stars
“Are you real?” I sighed with relief as I smiled up at him. “Define real.”

I absolutely love everything I have read from Cassia Leo. Her writing pulls me in and keeps my captive until the last page. I also love a good series and Cassia Leo is amazing at them, keeping the characters and story-lines developing and keeping your interest throughout. But there is something great about a well written standalone that makes me happy to not have ye
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a story!! I went in blind because it had been awhile sense I've read a Cassia Leo book and I was SO excited to see what The Heiress was about and of course it was NOTHING like I expected but WAY better!

I loved Kristin, she's smart, loyal, funny and kind. She takes care of her mother all on her own whenever she's not working hard as a waitress at a not so upscale restaurant. One day she comes home to an eviction notice taped to her door that she knows is a mistake, her landlord refuses to be
Paula Jackman
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mystery, betrayal, regrets, heart ache, heart warming, funny, forgiving, loving and a whole lot more then I highly recommend this book.
The Heiress is definitely one of my favourite reads so far for 2017

Each character played a special part in this story and whether you hated or loved them, they are what made this story so perfect. The author has a knack of bringing her characters to life and that is what I love about this book.
The banter between the two main characters was perfect. There was a lo
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars - Cassia Leo serves up a sweet, sexy, and suspenseful read with The Heiress, Kristin and Daniel’s unconventional love story. From the very first page, I was intrigued. There was something inexplicable between Kristin and Daniel that drew me to them and kept me invested in their developing relationship despite how different they seemed. As their journey progressed, the chemistry between the hero and heroine became more obvious and their connection deepened. Kristin and Daniel challenged ...more
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Well, what can I say? Cassia Leo is truly one of the BEST storytellers of contemporary romance. I fell in love with her storytelling prowess when I read Book 1 of the SHATTERED HEARTS series and from the moment I finished reading it I know I will read every book that she releases after that. Black Box was the book that proved to me that she is one the best. It is still my fave book of hers and IDK if it will be different in the coming months but for now it is her best bo
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
Both Kristin and Daniel will do anything for their family. That is the most important thing for them, but that can be the one thing that threatens their happiness.

Kristin is sassy, smart, and living with a guilt that doesn’t allow her to think she deserves to be happy. When she meets Daniel, she sees the handsome, rich, and enigmatic man that he wants her to see. She feels safe and protected when she’s around him, not knowing there’s a secret lurking in the background.

Their chemistry is combusti
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars!

The blurb is what sold me on this book. I thought it was beautifully written and I loved how the story played out. I wasn't able to make the connection between the title and story until close to the very end, which was great! I liked how the book was split into parts, it really helped build the anticipation and suspense.

Kristin is a really likable and relate-able character. I admired her for taking care of her mother and how fierce she was. I completely understood her attraction to D
Helena Bookhooked
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a new standalone form Cassia Leo.

This book has me on the fence a little as I liked Daniel but I felt deceived by him and yet i liked him as a character and I suppose thats good writing that it evokes feelings so i guess thats ok...

Kristin was likeable from the first few words, she is hard working, kind and just completely selfless. Sexy without really knowing it and deserving some good to come to her.

The book is split into “Parts” and I felt this style worked really well.

This was a good
Kim Perry
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, review-crew
Kristin is smart, creative, and a loyal daughter. She would love to pursue her art, but instead she has a dead end job so she can support her mom. It seems as if karma is playing yet another joke on her when a sexy stranger steps in to help. Daniel is rich and seemingly out of her league, but he's also around whenever she runs into problems. Kristin is not some damsel in distress, as she is strong and independent. She's swept away by him, his protectiveness, and a surprising chemistry. Both are ...more
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty intense with intrigue and suspense but a touch awkward. The end was nice.
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this unconventional love story.

Full review to come.
Lexie Abshire
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Are you real?
Define real.
Kristin and Daniel are all about taking care of their family. To them family is everything. So what do you do when you fall in love with the one person that could get in the way of family? There are some deep secrets in this book. Will love win?

"You see, she knew something important. Bad things happen to good people every day. It's not God or the universe trying to punish you or teach you a harsh, unknowable lesson. It's just life."

"That motherfucker thinks he's batman.
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

*review to come later*
Retta Rusaw
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow is all I can say! I laughed, I wanted to cry and I was left with just wow by the end of the book. If you like a back and forth, what's going to happen next and holy shit I didn't see that coming kind of book then read this book!!
Sarah Peña
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked both Kristin and Daniel. I think they were both relatable and sympathetic characters. I liked Daniel almost immediately even while wondering what he may be hiding. Kristin is struggling in her life but she keeps on going and doing her best. Both have secrets that slowly get revealed so the suspense build up was good. The romance is both sweet and enjoyable to see their connection grow as they get to know and appreciate each other. I felt they really liked each other for real reaso ...more
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Cassia Leo standalone! Sign me up!!! This author can write the heck out of a romance and this one was no slouch.

The story of Daniel and Kristen was so beautifully written. I fell in love with these characters so fast...even the ones I hated I still wanted to know all about them!

Daniel, a handsome always there during a distressing moment. Right place right time? Or a set up?

Kristen, a strong woman who has been handed a hard life and is just trying to get by and take care of her
Sep 30, 2017 rated it liked it
So this was good. I was enjoying it more so in the beginning. Kristin and Daniel were just Ok MCs to me. The major conflict in this book happened and then literally all was forgiven the next chapter. There was no seperation, no I have to think about things or anything. After that happened I was really just trying to get to the end to finish it. I don't think it deserves a 2.5 but then at the same time I feel 3 stars is too much. Eh idk, on to the next.
Michelle Austin
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-arcs
Title: The Heiress: A Stand-Alone Romance
Author:Cassia Leo

The Heiress was a great 5 star read.

Kristin is working two jobs to help support her mother whose health keeps getting worse. She luckily has a great friend in a neighbor who watches out for her mother when she’s working. When she returns home one day she sees an eviction notice and storms off to her landlords office. This is where she meets Daniel, he offers to help her even though she knows that her rent was paid in full.

It’s the litt
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars for - The Heiress - by Cassia Leo. A stand-alone romance about opposites attracting and falling in love when you least expect it. This story is told in dual POV with flashes to the past and rest assured there is a happily ever after. 
Kristin Owens has not had a easy life the last few years. She dropped out of NYU to take care of her mother and has to work non-stop just to make ends meet. Being the only child of a single mom who sacrificed everything for Kristin made it the least she coul
Donna Ferriola
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Heiress

This is really an excellent romantic suspenseful story about Kristin, a waitress now because she had to drop out of NYU art program to support her mom and how she had to learn to forgive everyone including herself to be truly happy. Daniel had taken the job to keep Kristin under surveillance from Sabrina his previous dead boss's evil
secretary who would inherit his company if they could discredit Kristin. Unbeknownst to Kristin she would now be a millionaire inheriting her father's for
Tabitha Willbanks
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*ARC Provided For An Honest Review*

Cassia Leo has been one of my go to authors since I read Relentless. She just has a way with making the words flow so easily, they bounce off the page.
I went into The Heiress blind, and I am so glad I did. It made the mystery and intrigue that much more dramatic. I spent a lot of the time trying to fit the delicious puzzle pieces of the story together, and relishing in the fact that I was second guessing every theory I had by the time the next chapter started.
A Beautiful Book Blog
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this BOOK! I was everything I look for in a book I can put down. This book is just a really great story, mixed with heart-ache, romance, and the suspense of the added thrill ride this book will take you on was INCREDIBLE.

I first #oneclicked this book because the cover was so Beautiful, I did not read the synopsis at all. I am so glad I went into this one blind. Kristin (great name by the say) is this beautiful, thoughtful, smart girl. She has taken a few hits in her young life and her cha
Stacy Hahn
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In true Cassia Leo style , the Heiress has left me with a book hangover wanting more of Kristin and Daniel. From page 1 I was pulled into the story and couldn’t put this book down.

Kristin harbors so much pain and guilt from her past that she hasn’t let herself “live”. She works just to make it and take care of her disabled mother. She can’t seem to catch a break until she meets the oh so sexy, rich and cocky but kind man at her landlord’s office. He jumped in to help her without even knowing he
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Cassia Leo writes, she writes from the heart and this is just another example of her brilliance.

I absolutely loved the story of Daniel and Kristin in The Heiress, but also the other characters in the book that we met along the journey. I loved watching the characters develop, especially Daniel and Kristin’s relationship. They both had demons, they both had a lot to learn, there is a lot to be learnt in this story about trust and there is a lot to be learnt about forgiveness. I also really e
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home). She is also the author of the popular Luke and Chase series.

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