Heiress Valentina lost everything she had in a day, but give her nine months and a pact with her best friend’s brother, and she can get it all back.
Valentina loses all her money and needs to be the first to produce an heir to get into her grandmother's will and regain her fortune. Her best friend's brother Hudson needs money to keep his construction business afloat so they make a pact to have a baby together, and they will split the money.
Valentina and Hudson have twins. They are the first to have an heir so they get the money from her grandmother who decides she doesn't have to die to give it to them! And they realize they are in love and live happily ever after.
Medium sized town in the Carolinas
Based on a True Story
Plot - Premise
Rags to Riches
Plot - Other Elements
Mature Audience Themes
Main Character Details
Name: Valentina Rossi
Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Desperate,Engaging
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Decisive,Masculine,Sexy,Selfless,Heartthrob,Honorable,Leader
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Villainous,Narcisstic,Manipulative,Sarcastic
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Empathetic,Engaging
Baby Inheritance is a delicious romance that would make a great romantic comedy. Romance lovers adore the pact that Valentina makes with her best friend's brother Hudson to have a baby in order to inherit her grandmother's fortune. Valentina has always had a crush on him. He's always thought she was cute, but off limits as his little sister's friend. They both find themselves in bad financial situations, and Valentina has the answer to getting them back into the green again. All they need to do is be the first of her grandmother's grandchildren to provide an heir. The pair agree to have a baby together, and they fall in love along the way. In the end, they have twins, gain the inheritance, but realize that the love they've found with each other and the family they've created was even more important than the money. This story would make a great movie because it would not require a large budget, and it hits a lot of tropes people love: babies, found families, rags to riches, best friend's brother, teenage crush becomes love interest, fake relationship, hard-working hero, and friends to lovers to name a few.
Valentina sees her father being taken away by the police for committing fraud. She then realizes that he stole all of the family’s money, including hers. She seeks out her wealthy grandmother looking for financial help, and she makes a condition to put her will in Val’s name: She needs to get married and have children. Val then searches for a man who can get her pregnant and finds the perfect match in her friend’s brother.
Authors Writing Style: FAIR
Franchise Potential: GOOD
Accuracy of Book Profile
It is accurate.
Draw of Story
The narrative is very straight to the point and shows us the inciting incident right away, which is good for drawing attention. We got somewhat curious to see how Val is going to get out of her financial troubles and how Hudson is going to be able to lift his company.
As the narrative is split between Hudson and Val’s points of view, it ends up getting a bit repetitive as a story. It would be more interesting if each chapter moved the story forward a little instead of reflecting on the same subject twice.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The hook is seeing two people who at first don’t love each other having to go on a journey together to reach a similar goal. The love that is born between them is another consequence of that.
I think the series of stories involving heritage created by the author can attract fans in a miniseries where each episode reflects a book of hers. However, in terms of romance, I believe that this book is one of the least exciting to this audience.
I don’t believe it will win awards because of the novel’s dramatic superficiality. A grandmother forcing her granddaughter to marry and have children is more fun as a plot point, albeit absurd, than actually intense. It could be a romantic comedy, but it has a more dramatic tone that doesn’t match the narrative content so much.
Similar Films/TV Series
MUSTANG: A FAMILY ARRANGES TO MARRY ONE OF THEIR FIVE DAUGHTERS TO A FINANCIALLY STABLE MAN. THE PROPOSAL: A CANADIAN MAGAZINE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DECIDES TO GET MARRIED TO KEEP HER US VISA.
What’s New About the Story
It is original within the author’s proposal to create a series of romantic stories based on heritage.
Once again, the characters present some not very likable characteristics. For example, Val seems to only care about her grandmother when it comes to money, and she quickly accepts marrying and having children with a stranger to gain access to the inheritance. Val also doesn’t show great sadness about her father’s arrest. Hudson, being a young man not as wealthy as Val, seems more down to earth trying to find a way out of the possible bankruptcy he finds himself in. But anyway, it would be interesting to see a more human side of the two right away, so we can like them right away.
Uniqueness of Story
It’s not a rare gem because we’ve seen previous films with a similar premise of forced marriage for a financial purpose.
Film: Streaming TV Series: Limited Run / Mini-Series, Streaming
WORK IN PROGRESS
It’s a work in progress because despite having a good inciting incident, a fun plot point, and having a thought-provoking narrative that makes us want to see this love story born, it still has open gaps and demands further development in terms of characters and narrative flow.
Tips for Improvement
First, make this love story more organic and genuine. The chemistry between the two seems strained at times. They seem much more interested in money than in love, despite their flirtation and sexual attraction. So for those looking for a sugary, honest romance that grows day by day, it can be a little frustrating. The characters could be more lovable somehow. It’s interesting to see nonperfect characters on screen, but it would be even interesting to see other sides that go beyond their quest for money. The transformation of these characters as an arc development, in which they become better people because of the love they are living, is a good choice. However, we have to like these characters right away for the story to be compelling, and thus we can actually root for their love story. Some situations seem a little soapy, like Amanda pretending that Val couldn’t have children while exchanging exams in a lab. As entertaining as it may seem to have a more evil villain like her, the narrative could still gain a little more subtlety in terms of actions and personalities.