At an after-party for the reality series, Love Atlanta Style, hotel empire heiress Grace Adams has an epiphany. Love isn’t a game and neither is life. It’s time to find a job and prove she doesn’t need Daddy’s money.
Waiter, Justin Walker, is biding his time working for the rich crowd who thinks they’re owed everything. But his service pays off when he meets the beautiful Grace Adams. He asks her out, oblivious to the fact that she’s a hotel heiress.
When they find out they are competing for the same job, Grace and Justin try to maintain their budding friendship and romance, until Justin discovers the truth. Grace represents all he tries to avoid. Will Justin’s view of high society stand in his way of finding love? Will Grace’s heart shatter as she finds love only to lose it? Or will time-honored truths show Grace and Justin the beauty of everlasting love.
I enjoyed reading Uptown Heiress, and I read the short novella quickly in one sitting. The story is set in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, and opens at a celebrity party at Grace’s father’s hotel for former contestants of a reality tv dating show. Grace has been looking for love in all the wrong places, and the party reminds her of her failures. She’s attracted to Justin, their waiter, despite knowing he’s from a different world. Grace throws caution to the wind and hides her heiress identity from Justin.
A fun romance develops, and Grace experiences life as an everyday person with aspirational career goals. I liked how Grace was down-to-earth and not the stereotypical spoilt heiress. Justin is hard working, and he holds a bias against wealthy people due to a tragic accident from his childhood.
I wanted to see Grace and Justin overcome the obstacles from their different backgrounds to achieve their happily-ever-after. I liked experiencing the urban Atlanta setting with the characters. I recommend Uptown Heiress for readers who like contemporary romance novellas with a light faith element in the story.