I finished book 2 in The Inheritance Games series, The Hawthorne Legacy, over the weekend and loved it as much as the first one.
The Hawthorne Legacy picks up where The Inheritance Games left off. In book 1, Avery Grambs, a 17 year-old who was barely scraping by, suddenly becomes the heiress to the Hawthorne riches. Tobias Hawthorne, a billionaire, left Avery the majority of his money, estates, businesses, etc. and she has no idea why because she doesn’t know him. The old man loved puzzles and riddles and raised his daughters and grandsons to solve them. They solved the mysteries he left them in his will and started to see what kind of connection Avery may have to the Hawthornes.
Minor Spoilers Ahead
When The Hawthorne Legacy picks up, Xander was left with a clue by his grandfather to look for Toby – the long thought to be dead son of Tobias. After a little digging it becomes evident that Toby is, in fact, alive. Avery works with the Hawthorne grandsons (Nash, Grayson, Jameson, and Xander), her sister Libby, her best friend Max, her lawyer Alisa, head of security Oren, and begrudgingly Thea, Rebecca, and Zara to work out more puzzles and find Toby who actually does have a connection to Avery. I love that work together (more or less) as a team now unlike in the first book when the Hawthornes didn’t know Avery and vice versa so they were wary of each other.
I found the connection between Toby and Avery to be really emotional and parts of it made my heart ache! I still couldn’t decide between Jameson or Grayson for Avery, but by the end I definitely was leaning more towards one than the other, but I won’t say here and spoil it for you!
Anyway, I loved the book. It was a great follow up to the first book. I loved all the clues and puzzles. The best part was definitely getting to know the characters more and getting a more in-depth look at all the relationships and the family. The ending wasn’t a major cliff hanger like the first book so I’m interested to see where the third and final book in the series will take us. And now I’m even more excited for the spinoff series next year. The first one is called The Hawthorne Brothers!
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