Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty)
Gemma Huang's dreams of becoming an actress appear to be coming true when she's cast as the lead in an update of M. Butterfly. The catch? Filming takes place in Beijing - a city her parents have forbidden her from setting foot in. Leaving behind her perfect-on-paper boyfriend and a trail of white lies for her parents (she is out of the country filming, after all) Gemma jets to Beijing for her big break.
Full of romance, Chinese history and mistaken identities, Heiress Apparently was addictive, fun and impossible to put down. It's a feel-good read that will leave you smiling (and desperate to return to these characters in book two!) There are also plenty of twists and turns to keep readers turning the page.
As well as on-set drama, Gemma is thrown into a world of money and excess. As her acting career hangs in the balance, she uncovers family secrets, tries to right the wrongs of the past, AND has to choose between her long distance boyfriend and an attractive new acquaintance (who her family may be having a decades-long feud with...) If she's going to stop her time in Beijing from becoming a professional and personal disaster, Gemma will have to learn to speak up for herself and what she believes is important.
Heiress Apparently is full of characters readers will immediately warm to, and I'm so pleased this is the first novel in a series as I can't wait for this storyline to continue.
I was provided with an advanced copy of Heiress Apparently for review through NetGalley