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About the Author
- ASIN : B005IB03NA
- Publisher : Ruth Cardello (December 29, 2013)
- Publication date : December 29, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 3027 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 222 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #27,207 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Stephan Andrade had plotted revenge against Dominic Corisi for decades after Stephan's father lost control of his company and their ancestral island to the Corisi's. With Corisi Enterprises over-extended in China, Stephan saw a way to gain revenge on Dominic Corisi... except for Nicole, Dominic's sister, and Stephan's one-time lover. Their family obligations forced them apart years ago, but now, Nicole needed Stephan as a fake fiancee. She needed to save her own software company's management, except her father's will stipulated that the software company be run by her brother for a year. The ONLY way around it was for Stephan to execute the buy-option as her fiancee, and just sell it back to her at the same price after a few weeks. She'll offer up one of her software patents in exchange. Stephan refused, seeing no advantage to be gained. When Stephan's China gambit failed and Dominic obtained the China contract, Stephan decided Nicole's plan is worth trying... just to keep Dominic off balance for his plan B. But being engaged means living together, and pretending to love each other may actually be love indeed. Now Stephan has to choose whether to fight for love... or legacy.
I rather enjoy the twists, as the characters have conflicting needs, making them truly 3 dimensional. I personally think the "hacking" details are a bit off and vague, but it did not distract too much from the overall story. And I kinda got lost at some of the company names. Overall, it's definitely a good book.
By: Ruth Cardello
Nicole Corisi has been estranged from her brother Dominic for more than a decade. But that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t felt the loss every day that she’s been alone. After the reading of her father’s will, she has been looking for a loophole for having her brother become the CEO of their father’s company, even though it was left to her. The only way that she can think of, is to have a pretend engagement with Stephan Andrade, and have him buy the company under a prenuptial agreement & sell it back to her at cost, when they call off the engagement. Stephan was her long-time crush while she was interning under his father. They had one magical date, until their worlds came crashing down around them and haven’t spoken in the last 7 years.
Stephan Andrade feels that his father was cheated out of his business & their family’s private Italian island by Dominic Corisi, and ever since then, he’s wanted revenge on Dominic. He learned of the family business’s fate while on his date with Nicole and accused her of spying on his father for her brother. Stephan built his business from the ground up, always racing and in a silent competition with Dominic. He wants to build his business bigger than Dominic’s and go further than Dominic in the business world. Beating Dominic has become his obsession and it’s one that he wants to accomplish no matter who or what gets in his way.
Stephan has set some things in motion and too late realizes that he’s in love with Nicole & if he doesn’t right his wrongs, then he could lose her forever. I’m not really a fan of insta-love, or really insta-anything. But after the falling apart, there was hardly any angst & the way they got back together was just too perfect & cutesy for me.
I truly like some of Ruth Cardello’s newer books, such as the Lone Star Burn series, so I picked up the books in the Legacy series while they were on sale. While I don’t feel that this series was as good as the Lone Star Burn series, it will not stop me from reading through Ruth Cardello’s other series, even the older ones.
Top reviews from other countries
Stephan is one step away from ruining Dominic Corisi and taking back the legacy that was stolen from him years before. When Nicole walks back into his life he realises he can put a new spin on his revenge until he realises he might have to choose between reclaiming his legacy and the love he has found.
This is the second in the Legacy Trilogy after Maid for the Billionaire and before Bedding the Billionaire. You probably could read them on their own but it's so much better if you read them in order so you know who's who in the supporting characters and situations.
Although looking forward to this book I was wondering whether I would identify with Nicole as she seemed a bit snippy in the first book. I was glad to be proven wrong as she instantly came across as a real woman who had insecurities but a real strength about her. She was fun and likeable and a great foil for the delicious and broody Stephan. The pair also had good chemistry although I would have liked to see a little more action between the pair in the earlier stages!
The storyline was interesting and I was always keen to pick up the book and continue where I'd left off. The writing flowed and the style was very readable. The book also nicely set up Jake and Lil's story which I'm very much looking forward to. And I have to make mention of the second last line of the book which I thought was so sweet and made me swoon!
Like with Maid for the Billionaire , I feel that this author shows exactly how Mills and Boon Modern/Harlequin Desire books should be written. Men who are powerful without being too arrogant and women that are strong enough to tame them. I am really enjoying Ruth Cardello's books and would recommend you give her a try. 4 stars.
All the characters I have been introduced to, I want to hear more from. Each story having a warm romantic undertone but with twists that can be intense and keep you turning the pages.
In this book we read about Nicole and Stephan's story. Nicole is the sister of Dominic. She is a determined woman wanting to make her own mark in this male dominate world but she's extremely lonely. Nicole believes that no one loves her, having a terrible childhood abandoned by her mother at sixteen then her brother left, her father was a mean man, never showing affection. Her one true love from her early days walked away from her because he believe something to be true. Nicole never fought for their love and now regrets that decision.
Stephan a troubled man and believing he still has scores to settle with Dominic is on a mission to destroy him no matter what the cost. He used to be such a loving man, having dreams and building a career helping the environment but he has lost his way and forgot who he truly is.
Stephan ends up helping Nicole at a time when she is desperate. Keeping their contract secret but at the same time infuriating Dominic even more. What starts out as a simple exchange turns to something more sinister and heart breaking for Nicole. This woman has way too much heart break in her life and really does deserve her happy ever after.
Another fabulous book. I am looking forward to reading book three.
The ladies secret, or not so secret, steps to manipulate their men are funny. I can picture the women all sitting around the table plotting while they banished the men to the study. The chauffeur in this book is only a small part but he's very witty.
The characters are fantastic. They're real, animated and full of life. The books focus on a different character's love story each time but with the others being involved in the background plot and this makes for a successful formula. Each time you meet a new character you wonder where their journey in this story is going to end. In each book there is an underlying plot which accompanies the two main characters finding their love for each other. The plots are well thought out and interesting but they could have developed more if the books were longer.
You can read the books standalone but to fully appreciate the writing I suggest you try and read them in order.
The author has a sense of humour which is conveyed through her characters and had me chuckling out loud at times.
I'm very glad I discovered this author and look forward to reading other books by her.
Meet Nicole Corisi. Nicole will lose her inheritance if she doesn't find a loophole around the terms and conditions of her late father's will. Nicole will have to partner up with her estranged brother's Dom's rival to do so. As the pretense becomes painfully real. Nicole will have to choose now between Stephan and her family which is the family Stephen is driven to destroy.
Entre Stephan Andrade has been plotting his revenge ever since Dominic Corisi has unscrupulously took over his late father's company. With Dom gambling everything on Corisi Enterprises it's now the reputation and the success of a new software network for China. Stephan has finally had his chance to try take back his legacy. Dominic's younger sister Nicole,decides to asks Stephan for his help. It helps provide Stephan with an amazing opportunity to exact his revenge on a very personal level.
It all goes smoothly and without problems until he falls in love with Nicole.
I love Ruth Cardello i so need more than 5*s