Dominic Corisi knew instantly that Abigail Dartley was just the distraction he was looking for, especially since having her took a bit more persuading than he was used to. So when business forces him to fly to China, he decides to take her with him, but on his terms. No promises. No complications. Just sex.
Abby has always been the responsible one. She doesn’t believe in taking risks; especially when it comes to men – until she meets Dominic. He’s both infuriating and intoxicating, a heady combination. Their trip to China revives a long forgotten side of Abby, but also reveals a threat to bring down Dominic’s company.
With no time to explain her actions, Abby must either influence the outcome of his latest venture and save his company or accept her role as his mistress and leave his fate to chance. Does she love him enough to risk losing him for good?
|Title:||Maid for the Billionaire|
|Series:||The Legacy Collection (Book 1)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
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|Location:||US, China & Italy|
|Release Date:||20th April, 2011|
Enjoyable Mills & Boon-esque romance
This is the first time I’ve ever read a self-published novel so I’ll admit to being a little apprehensive at first. However, once you start to read you get swept up into the story and you can’t help but want to read just a little bit more each time you pick up the book.
Personally, I found it refreshing to find a heroine with compassion and vulnerability but also with a real strength. Despite Dominic’s strong, forceful and, at times, arrogant personality, Abby never lets him bully her. It was also nice to see Dominic’s emotions and motivations shown throughout the book. He was deliciously alpha but not in an overbearing way. The pair had nice chemistry and played well off each other.
I enjoyed the overall story and the interactions between the characters. I’m really looking forward to reading Nicole and Stephan’s story (For Love or Legacy) as well as Lil and Jake’s story (Bedding the Billionaire) who all appeared as minor characters in this book.
The only reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars is that I would have preferred to see a little bit more of a grand romantic gesture at the end. Having the family descend on Dom and Abby when they’d only just declared their love made it a little anti-climactic and took the focus off the main pair. But that’s a minor point in what was a very enjoyable story overall. 4 stars and definitely worth a read.
The book would fit into the Mills and Boon Modern line so if romance is not your thing then this book probably isn’t for you.
Ruth Cardello hit the New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers Lists for the first time back in 2012. Millions of sales are evidence that her that her books are akin to potato chips, addictive from the first one. She has created a multi-series billionaire world with a combination of escapism and realism that has gained her a faithful following of readers.
Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York–then came full circle and moved back to New England. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene.
She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm or connecting with her readers online.