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Hot Heir

(The Royals #3)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  3,094 ratings  ·  342 reviews
If I had to pick a bride of convenience, my first choice would NOT be Peach Maloney.

My fiftieth choice would NOT be Peach.

Top spot on my list of occupational hazards? Yes.

Royal pain in the crumpets? Yes.

A bride of convenience? No.

But I’ve unexpectedly gone from royal bodyguard to monarch, having inherited a crown that was stolen from my family long before my birth. The ki

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 304 pages
Published August 31st 2018
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

Hot Heir is a sweet, sexy hilarious stand alone by Pippa Grant. The characters are recurring from her other books but whether or not you have read any of them will not take away from your enjoyment of this book!

Viktor has been the lead bodyguard to His Highness, Prince Manning Frey, third son of the King of Stolland, for twelve years. It’s during the last year that he has gotten to know Miss Peach Maloney, best friend to Gracie, Manning’s wife. Very unexpectedly, Viktor is inform
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
I remember when I first read Miss Grant book, Hosed. It cracked me up. I picked up Hot Heir expecting the same hilarious funny romance book.
And I am very much disappointed. I really am. I am not sure what is wrong with this book. The story is dragging. The character does not develop very good. The chemistry is off. Not off the chart burning hot, but off cold and stiff.

I think what most does not work for me is the story pace. It is way too long. it feels dragging. I even fall asleep somewhere i
Ambriehl Khalil
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, rom-com, royals
⭐️ [4/5 Stars] ⭐️
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Viktor comes from a royal family that was ousted in the days of his grandfather. Living in a neighboring country, Viktor chose a life of service as one of the royal prince’s body guards. But when the current ruler of his home country dies, they look to Viktor, the eldest son, to step in as ruler. The only catch, he must be married.

Peach Maloney is struggling with life. She’s trying to adopt her much younger sister to keep her from repeating the same mistakes she and their mom made. However, aft
Claire Annovazzi
May 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but I felt it was a bit shallow. Multiple interesting themes are touched upon, but never completely developped–dealing with a troubled teenager, tackling a patriarcal society, fighting homophobia and misogyny–and it was frustrating.

But you’ll find the regular author’s elements. The humor, especially in the situations, was there. The characters’ mullings with a characteristic voice were aplenty. And of course, there was a lot of steam, and of the epic variety.

As I
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We're getting enough characters in these interconnected stand alones that we may need a flow chart, but I’ll try to keep it simple. This book is Peach and Viktor's story and includes Peach's sister, Papaya, and their Meemaw. Peach is best friends and business partners with Joey (Joey and Zeus from The Pilot and the Puck-Up) and Viktor is head bodyguard for royal hockey player Manning (Gracie and Manning from Royally Pucked). To obtain legal custody of her sister, the Alabama judge orders Peach t ...more
She's going to date whether I like it or not. "Oh, god, I need to have the safe sex talk with her."
"Honey, just do what I did."
"You told me a banana could get me pregnant, and that a sausage could make my cooter fall off."
"Psh. You understood what I meant. And I also told you a good eggplant was worth its weight in gold, so long as it was covered up and its farmer knew how to use it. Be glad I worked in food service. You know Jenny Gaughran's mom worked at the firecracker factory. Imagine the ta
Nicole P
More like 2 ½ 'My Lady' stars...

Pippa Grant definitely has a unique set of characters. There was crossovers from other books, which I've only read two of, and one really has to kind of go with the flow because there is one quirky thing after another. Hot air ballon rides that go awry, alpacas treated as a pet, polecats and nearly everything shaped like a heart. As for the main characters, Peach was as southern gal as one can get and Viktor was way too formal with his prim and proper way of talki
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4 stars

Cute stand alone book in the world of Pippa Grant. While I've only read one other novel by Ms. Grant and therefore wasn't aware of most of the crossover characters, I could easily pick up the thread. It took me a little while to connect with these characters being that they are extremely quirky but they grew on me throughout the story. Folks already emotionally connected to the crossover characters would probably not experience that issue.

In Hot Heir, Viktor, personal bodyguard to His Ro
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been reading Pippa’s books since her first release of Mr. McHottie. I’m always, always entertained by her hilarious sense of humor that she does such a great job of translating into her writing. Don’t get me wrong, these books are so much more than just funny, they have heart and are sprinkled with unicorn rainbows and happily ever afters. Hot Heir is another great story with all the funny plus lots of heart. Viktor and Peach, Papaya and Fred the Alpaca are along too. In todays world, Hot H ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holly
Hot Heir was another hilariously written novel by Pippa Grant full of crazy antics, off the wall chemistry that resulted in some pretty good ahem relations, and of course love. Love is a huge theme in this particular story as Viktor, one of the royal bodyguards of Prince Manning, has suddenly become King to the country of Amoria, the kingdom his grandfather was overthrown from and the original country of love. In order to inherit the kingdom Viktor needs to be married and in love with his bride. ...more
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Hot Heir is a lighthearted romance with some hilarious moments and a tiny bit of angst thrown in for fun! Pippa Grant was a little over the top in this book but that made for a fun end of summer read!

The main characters, and even the secondary characters, kept me entertained throughout the book which was a marriage of convenience story. While the story was a little more silly side, I did feel that the actual story of Viktor and Peach could have shown through a tad bit more.

All in all, it was a
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This book was full of sweet, warm romance with lots of angst and hilarity thrown in. The writing of. Pippa Grant is full of depth and imagination of this slightly over the top romp that made me constantly smile and giggle.

The main characters were written extremely well with secondary ones adding enormously to this story. Each had a tale to tell which kept me entertained throughout the book; it was a fun, sexy, angsty read that I thoroughly enjoyed with great character development and an unusual
Anna lost in stories *A*
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
I voluntarily reviewed an early copy of this book :) this was the second book I've read by this lovely author and once again I had the best time doing it :) she has the most unique and ridiculously hilarious writing style... I can't compare her to anyone else... :) this was technically a standalone, and it will work perfectly well if it'll be your very first book ever by her, but there are appearances of couples from her other stories and all sorts of connections between certain characters... :) ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Hot Heir is a laugh out loud fun, sexy rom-com.

Viktor, one of the loyal guards of Prince Manning, has recently been informed he is royalty. But, to rule Amoria, he has to be married. Who better than the woman he loves antagonizing - Peach, the best friend of Prince Manning's wife? Peach is trying to obtain guardianship of her teenage sister, Papaya. But, thanks to the judge's ruling, she needs to be married. Who better to marry than the man she loves to antagonize - the royal guard to her best f
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
-Kacie, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

With every Pippa Grant book I read, I find I love her stories more and more. I find Pippa and the characters she writes to be quirky and lovable. You never know what direction her books will take, but in the end, you can’t help falling in love with the stories or characters. I love her unique choices in character names. It’s not everyday you read about a Peach, Viktor, and Papaya!

Viktor is a personal bodyguard, but he also finds himself next in line to be king of a country in hi
Lager Lefse Book Blog
Hot Heir is the story about Peach, Papaya (Peach’s sister) and Viktor. Peach and Viktor have an irritate each other to hate relationship. It was so fun to read about their antics with each other. It reminded me of a twelve-year-old boy who pulls the pigtails on the girl that he likes. Such a comedic romance book.

Viktor is currently the head bodyguard for Manning (the royal hockey player from Royally Pucked). Peach has a best friend, Joey, that she co-owns, Weightless, a flight adventure company
For a marriage of convenience trope (with a bodyguard turned king of a country with a palace modeled after the queen of heart's castle) it was actually really fun in a totally absurd kind of way. And sweet. And sexy.

If only this was a stand alone. There's like 50 other couples mentioned from I presume other Pippa Grant books that I haven't read and didn't care about.

Also I didn't put the pun in the title together until literally this second... Hot Heir - "hot air" like the surprising amount of
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2020
Ripped Bodice Bingo 2020: Title Is A Pun

This was... fine.
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Lots of great LOL moments the Grant is known for.
Angela Joiner
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
How could you not love this story? I loved the banter between Viktor & Peach. I also want an alpaca named Fred, who’s actually a girl Fred.
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a sweet and charming story!
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
My first read by Pippa Grant! I do admit it took me close to 20% of the book to get into the groove and the writing style (which is great because hers sure is unique!) and once I did, I couldn't pull myself away! I will definitely remember this book for a while :) Had some funny, ridiculous, hot scenes and they all were memorable in their own way! ...more
Akira Rey
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well Pippa strikes again with Hot Heir.
I have received an ARC copy from the author for the honest review. So honestly if you want a laugh out romantic contract marriage love story, this is it. There are few common elements in Pippa's book.
-Berger twins and their antics ( my favorite )
-Characters from previous books which i also love though you can read this as stand alone also. But trust me you will be tempted to know more about them.
-Badass female protagonist
-Swoon worthy male protagonist
Cee Cee Houston
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hot Heir is the seventh book in an interconnected series by Pippa Grant. It features Peach, the other half of Weightless and Viktor, Manning Frey’s head of security whom we’ve met in earlier books, as well as Peach’s sister Papaya and Meemaw, their grandmother. Both have almost as much of a story as our stoic couple.
Peach and Viktor have little liking for each other, or so it seemed, but after one hot air balloon and police car chase escapade, they are forced to become rather more acquainted wit
Bekah the Awesome
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yeah, I’ve been binging HARD on these books. Pippa is like, my new addiction. Pippa, if you’re reading this, WRITE FASTER, I’m running out of stories!

K, so there’s all this hilarity with the hot air balloons. Which, for me, don’t get old. There’s a ton of other stuff for comedic value, but that this couple was straight up jinxed and it was hilarious!

And then there’s the back and forth between super proper Viktor and feisty, fierce AF southern Peach (yeah, I never stopped laughing at the names)
Michele McMullen
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I love a good RomCom and Hot Heir did not disappoint. Peaches and Viktor are such a odd match that you can't help but root for them . Viktor has certainly had his share of bad assignments being in the Kings guard but really the sweltering Alabama summer with a sassy smart mouthed woman and her unruly sister. He is entailed to watch the friend of the King's bride but this soon turns into a bit more. Viktor soon realizes that he may regain his own kingdom. He needs a bride. Peaches needs to gain c ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay Time to fully write my review as it is release day for this book.
I’m an huge fan of Pippa Grant, she never disappoints me, her books are always full of surprises, craziness and tenderness.
So it is a first that this book didn’t work fully with me.
I was unable to felt for Peach, hopefully there was Viktor.
I do love strong willed heroine but something didn’t clicked for me with Peach, she was too much, her walls too strong, so much she can’t take matter in hand without hurting others in the pr
Pelusa Rivera
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author...I couldn't wait to get Peach's story, since we met her in the pilot and the puck-up I was excited to get her story. We always knew she was loyal and kick ass. Viktor was so perfect for her, he loved messing with her and getting her pissed it was his foreplay, and Pippa's saying when he was aroused were so funny and she had so many I just cracked up. I loved reading about the rest of the crew it is always fun to get tidbits from them, and her Meemaw totally awes ...more
Viktor is Delicious

Viktor and Peach have had a, well, tempestuous acquaintance since the beginning. They seem to share nothing except the inability to be civil to the other. So, of course they each need to get married to solve a major crisis.

Viktor is . . . well, he's a yummy surprise. Definitely the Grant hero I'd choose for myself.

Also included: a randy grandmother, hot air balloon antics, alpaca shenanigans, and shower smashing.
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Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip co ...more

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