- File Size: 1086 KB
- Print Length: 220 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1519730578
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: RCardello LLC (November 16, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 16, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B013GZOXPS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Always Mine (The Barrington Billionaires Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It was a good love story with a happy ending.
Also it was not a cliff hanger. It's a stand alone book but leads into another book if you wish to see what happens with the rest of the family.
I liked this so much I'm getting ready to order the second book in this series.
I gave it three stars not because it was a bad book but I have read some better.
Like I said though, I'm getting ready to order the second book in this series. I love a good love
Story and this is one. You won't be disappointed.
I look forward to continuing this series and posting a complete review as I read each story. If you haven't read any romances by this author - I would be willing to bet that you are missing out. She is increasingly becoming a new found favorite of mine.
This was a fairly simple romantic story of a cold businessman who becomes intrigued by the gutsy fortitude and manipulations of a small town young woman, Emily Harris who bulldozes her way into his office to dissuade him from his forceful tactics to get her to sell her land. He wants her land---she won't sell. He puts on pressure---she outwits him. He's fascinated, amused and attracted to her and for the very first time, feels conflicted about winning. He's never cared how his actions made people feel. All that matters is winning, yet with Emily Harris, he cannot enjoy the inevitable win. She challenges him in ways he's never experienced. She insults him and offends him and it only heightens his excitement. He nor his wealth impress her.
I never connected to either of the main characters because there are no physical character descriptions...ever. I liked Emily's character. I would've liked her more if I knew what she looked like...she's a little innocent but very proud and a straight shooter. She's determined and independent and though polite, doesn't take anything off anyone, especially rudeness. But I didn't connect to her because as I've said, there were no visuals. I didn't care for Asher too much, but then you're not supposed to like him because he's the villain of the story. He admires Emily's intelligence and underestimates her at every turn. She doesn't succumb to his intimidation tactics or manipulations. On and on it goes until the predictable ending comes. It's not a story I'll ever read again.
1.) I liked the strong resistance and the push/pull of the two characters attraction. The author conveyed it so well that when they finally begin to yield and give in, it's not only NOT believable, but it happens too fast; especially for how much hate Emily had for Asher.
2.) Some authors give pages of detailed sex. This author does the opposite...the couple meet and have chemistry, but one fights the attraction, eventually giving in. Then kaBOOM...they drop their clothes, canoodle, cuddle and talk awhile, shower, dress and leave. No details.
3.) There are no physical descriptions of the main characters. None. No ages are given. Ever. Is Emily tall or short? Is she athletically built or petite or curvy? I dunno because Ms. Cardello wouldn't tell me. No height/size, hair color...nothing is ever told to us except the color of Asher's hazel eyes. Personality traits are strong. Physical descriptions are zero. Seriously. Zero.
4.) The important Auction day arrives and Emily is dressed to the nines...in what? A gown? I dunno..we're just told "a dress" that molds her curves. No description...no color...no length..nothing about her shoes or jewelry. Complete disconnect to this major moment.
5.) The marriage proposal was just sad. It's all "I" with Asher. And, not once in this story does he tell her he loves her. He talks about what she's done for him and what he loves about her...but he never says "I love you".
They get together. But Asher has a lot to learn about being with a woman for long term. Emily has some trust issues and always feels like people are going to leave her. These two have a lot to work on to be a great couple. This is a pretty good story, and since you meet Asher's parents and siblings you already start to get an idea of the characters that will be in the coming books.