The Heiress and the Hothead by Sabrina Jeffries is a novella in the Sinful Suiters series. I did the read the first book in the series, The Art of Sinning, which takes place right before this installment. However, it is not necessary to read the series in order.
This story focuses on Amanda, who owns a cotton mill in America, and Stephen, who is working hard on factory reform. Stephen assumes that Amanda's factory has to similar to the ones he has witnessed. Amanda is a different kind of factory owner. She actually cares about her employees and works hard to ensure their safety. Amanda agrees to an interview with Stephen but only if he introduces her to some of his sources.
The Heiress and the Hothead is a fast and fun read. I liked Amanda and Stephan, ands thought their characters were well written. They are not fear, boring characters and I found their interplay entertaining. Assumptions and conflict might start them off on the wrong foot- but they actually communicate with each other- although not always well. My biggest complaint was the sex scene. Sometimes they fit, and sometimes they do not. Here I think we could have skipped it. It struck me like the classic moment in paranormal or suspense romance when everything is going to hell and death is close and suddenly our characters decide it would be a good time to get busy. It just struck me as silly and a little unnecessary.