Monday, July 23, 2012

Ruth Cardello: Maid for the Billionaire

Maid for the Billionaire
Ruth Cardello
Published November 19, 2011 by CreateSpace
ISBN: 1466398167
220 Pages

Abigail Dartley is not really a maid, she just stepped in for her sister while she was sick, to prevent her from losing her job.  Lil (Abby’s sister) can be a little irresponsible, and since their parents’ death, Abby has played the role of mom – much to the sacrifice of her social life.

While cleaning the big vacant brownstone, the owner, Dominic Corisi - billionaire businessman, comes home. He is angry over the death of his father, and needs something to take his mind off the emotions running through him. Abby seems like a good distraction. However business beckons, and an important deal requires flying to China. It takes more persuading than he was prepared for, but he really wants to take Abby with him. She agrees knowing he’s not looking for anything more than sex, but she senses she can help him, and wants to live a little herself.

This was a random pick.  Book 3 is in the lists and all of the books had such good ratings, so I decided to try it out. It really was a quality romance novel. It never felt juvenile or whimsical, had a plot, and the motivation for the characters was well built. The steam was good, the romance & humor were there too. I liked the main characters – the good girl cutting lose, the overbearing man being challenged. Plus, billionaire!

Once again, the only thing that bothered me was the ending. The story built, grew, climaxed, dove, and was interesting the whole way – but the last section of the book just happened way to fast, and worked out way to well. Felt a little scooby-do-ish.  I don’t want to ruin it, but practically everything was wrapped up in a pretty bow when it didn’t have to be, especially since this was the first part of a three-parter. It rushed to resolution.

Abby and Dom make up, step out of the house, and magically there are two helicopters landing on the lawn delivering all the people and answers they want.  Seemed WAY too convenient. 

I would recommend it to romance aficionados. It was pretty good. 3.5 Stars.


  1. Love the Story and the whole Legacy collection. As the books continue you still get to catch up with familiar characters and see what's going on in their lives. I would definitely recommend this series plus the first book is free.

  2. I agree with your comment about it ending too conveniently. The rest of the book was wonderful.

  3. Love this book, series and author!!! A definite must read!

  4. Found this series by accident and it is probably one of the the best one's that I have read in a long time. Great Characters, great story line, fast reads

  5. Buy the book Ruth Cardello is awesome

  6. I love this book would so recommed this book and author to others

  7. Love this book. The 1st in the series. Awesome read - you will be hooked before you know it

  8. I love Ruth Cardello's Legacy Series!

  9. I loved this book. Such a great read for a few hours of escaping the real world!