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Maid for the Billionaire (Book 1) (Legacy Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Ruth Cardello
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Book Description

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author!

Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire

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?

Book 2: For love or Legacy

Nicole Corisi will lose her inheritance if she doesn’t find a way around the terms of her father’s will, but she will have to partner up with her estranged brother’s rival to do it. As pretense becomes painfully real, Nicole will have to choose between Stephan or the family he is driven to destroy.

Stephan Andrade has been planning his revenge ever since Dominic Corisi unscrupulously took over his father’s company. With Corisi Enterprises gambling its reputation on the success of a new software network for China, Stephan finally has his chance to take back his legacy. Dominic’s younger sister, Nicole, asks Stephan for his help and provides him with an opportunity to exact his revenge on a personal level.

It all goes smoothly until he falls in love.

Book 3: Bedding the Billionaire

Lil Dartley’s life is upside down. Her previously steadfast and predictable sister is marrying an influential billionaire and needs help planning the wedding of the century in less than a month. Years of middle class rebellion have not prepared Lil for handling diplomats or paparazzi.

Jake Walton knows a train wreck when he sees one. Lil was trouble from the first day he met her, but since her sister is marrying his best friend, he has no choice but to help her or this wedding will be in the news for all the wrong reasons. Teaching Lil how to fit into high society would be a whole lot easier if she didn’t drive him insane both in and out of the bedroom.

Book 4: Saving the Sheikh

Rachid bin Amir al Hantan is fighting for the sovereignty of his small country. He needs to find some powerful allies - and fast. Attending the wedding of Dominic Corisi is as much about reconnecting with old friends as it is about celebrating nuptials. The last thing he needs right now is the distraction of a woman.

Zhang Yajun is a self-made billionaire who can’t believe she accepted her friend’s dare to kiss Sheikh Rachid before the end of the wedding.

When impulsive words lead to even more impulsive actions, these two will discover that sometimes the last thing you were looking for is the one thing that can save you.

Book 5: Rise of the Billionaire
Dreaming of Alethea gave Jeremy Kater the strength to survive a difficult childhood. Now that he has influential friends who owe him some big favors, he’s determined to become the kind of man Alethea would be interested in: rich and dangerous. Jeisa Borreto was hired to help Jeremy morph into that man. It’s a job she would enjoy, if it weren’t tearing her heart to pieces.

How can she help him change once she’s realized she’s fallen in love with the man he’s always been?

Hint: Sleeping with him doesn't help.

Book 6: Breaching the Billionaire (Available now)

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About the Author

Ruth Cardello lives on a small farm in Northern Rhode Island with her husband, three children, three dogs, and two horses. You can contact her at Email: Facebook: Author Ruth Cardello Twitter: RuthieCardello

Product Details

  • File Size: 2517 KB
  • Print Length: 221 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ruth Cardello (November 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XJ4NI4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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99 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! Looking forward to the collection! June 10, 2011
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Out of all the books that I have downloaded to my Kindle this is the first review I've ever made simply because this book was a page turner I could NOT put down. I started reading this morning and just finished. One of the best romance books I have read in a LONG time! AND it was FREE!
When I first started the book I was a little irritated at the way the lettering was showing up on my Kindle (format) and was thinking that this would typically be another romance book where I knew exactly what would happen. HECK NO! I absolutely loved the fact that there was a creative twist thrown in that I wasn't expecting. Although we all knew that they'd end up together, it kept me guessing how.
I am extremely excited to read the rest of the collection and I will literally be checking every day to see if a new one is out!
Way to go Ruth Cardello! I am looking forward to more of your books to add to my Kindle! :) KEEP 'em coming!!! (Please and Thank You!)
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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Read! July 25, 2011
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Maid for the Billionaire was an excellent read! Fun, funny, and a few surprises. I even laughed out loud a few times. My only disappointment - when I got to the end, I was ready to buy the next book...but it wasn't available yet. But I'm looking forward to it. Hats off to the author!
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111 of 125 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read!! May 18, 2011
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I highly recommend this book, and can't wait to read the remaining books in the series. Couldn't put it down, and loved that the characters were so well developed.
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156 of 178 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book June 6, 2011
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Can't wait for the next one! The story was fast paced and funny and not nearly as predictable as I expected it to be. There was a great character setup and by the end of the book I'd fallen for all of the characters and I can't wait to discover the rest of their stories.
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97 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Was A Great Read May 6, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I am very hard on authors but I really really liked this book, I had wished it was even longer. The story keeps your attention keeps you interested and you are always wondering what's next. I still don't like men that are rich and have to have their own way and are pushy but in this case it worked. Enjoy. Althought the cost is worthwhile on Amazon I got it free on another website.
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256 of 301 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did I read the same book?? July 10, 2011
By tag_66
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I don't understand all of these amazing reviews on this book. I thought it was flat out awful, but I trudged through the whole thing due to all of the great reviews it had, just hoping and thinking that is HAD to get better. It didn't. I really don't like tearing books apart and normally just skip doing a review if I didn't enjoy it (I know I could never write a cohesive story myself and try to give authors their due credit for doing so), but this was so far fetched and unrealistic and there are SO MANY raving reviews that I just had to write a warning to other serial romance readers.

First off, I did expect some cheesy factor - if you read the description, then you knew the premise of the story and that it would have some fantasy/unrealistic factors. However, I did not expect the entire book to have just one after another after another, instead of creating a believable plotline after the extraordinariness of their initial meeting.

***Spoiler Alert - skip this para if you don't want to know details*** Discounting their cliche meeting (since it was in the title of the book), she a) left with him to go to another country after knowing him for ONE DAY, b) he apparently has enough $$ to get her a passport within TWO HOURS as she has never left the country before (making the one day trip even more believable), c)she just HAPPENS to speak the language of the country they are going to (ok, at least a reason was given for this even if unlikely) and d)he offers to donate 10 PERCENT of company profits to charity just like that? No looking at numbers, financing dept, etc necessary? The US average is 3% and a big deal is made over companies that do 5%, so 10% is a HUGE amount. And those are just a few examples.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maid for the Billionaire February 24, 2013
By Sharon
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I truly enjoyed Maid for the Billionaire! I especially enjoyed how Abby and Dominic relationships starts. From the begin you can tell Abby is the person who alway takes care of everyone. Dominic is always the one who gets his way. It was great to see how the two character interacted! They both have there strong personalities. I know while the story unfold I was hoping they would find there way to each other in the end! If you looking for a enjoy romance it would be a must read!
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maid for the billionaire February 24, 2013
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It was great!I read it in one day! Totally loved it.
Maid for the billionaire (book 1)legacy collection by Ruth Carrillo
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Easy Read
Nice Light Entertaining Reading
Published 1 day ago by Stephanie
4.0 out of 5 stars good
It was a great book. Wish it was a little longer. I could not put it down. Glad to see a continuation of the series.
Published 2 days ago by Dbon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 days ago by Morris Burmester
5.0 out of 5 stars Maid for the Billionaire bk1
Love this book the characters were great. The storyline held my attention. The love story was really great. Corporate problems ever more.
Published 2 days ago by lovely book
4.0 out of 5 stars What
A sweet and beautifully written book. Quite a free chuckles too. Another randomly picked up free book that will definitely vet me to buy the follow up.... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Jorie
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I was pulled with first chapter and couldn't stop until done. Loved it and looking forward to reading the remaining books
Published 3 days ago by EdnaB
4.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Far Out There but Highly Enjoyable
Total romantic crap, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters held my interest, and if you allow yourself to suspend all impressions of reality, it is a fun distraction. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Jayce Gish
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it
Published 3 days ago by Nancy Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice beginning to an interesting saga.
A billionaire comes home to find a high school teacher filling in for her sister who is his maid. The grieving man has lost his father whom he does not mourn, and his life's... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Cashmere Lashkari
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok
Ill give this one 3 stars. It was nothing great, but it was witty enough to keep my attention. Although, I don't care for it enough to read the sequel. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Undecided
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More About the Author

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 Rhode Island. 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, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.

Her first book in her newest series, Come Away With Me (The Andrades) is available now!

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The Legacy Collection
Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire
Book 2: For Love or Legacy
Book 3: Bedding the Billionaire
Book 4: Saving the Sheikh
Book 5: Rise of the Billionaire
Book 6: Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption

Lone Star Burn
Book 1: Taken, Not Spurred
Book 2: Coming soon!

The Andrades:
Book 1: Come Away With Me
Book 2: Home to Me (Coming soon! )

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