Maid for the Billionaire
Published November 19, 2011 by CreateSpace
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.