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Maid for the Billionaire (Legacy Collection #1)

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The Legacy Collection
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 alwa...more
ebook, 381 pages
Published April 23rd 2011 by Smashwords (first published April 20th 2011)
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It started off well. An angry billionaire heads home to Boston to deal with the death of the father he hated. He enters his Brownstone that he never goes to and sees the maid. Though she is not really the maid, she is filling in for her sister who is sick. The angry billionaire lusts after the stand-in maid and the maid says, "ew creep, get off me" but secretly she is seriously attracted to him.

Angry billionaire offers to pay her to stay with him she says, "ew creep, no". He finds her anyway and...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
A man's father dies, he meets his maid who isn't actually his maid, makes some cheap passes, blackmails her into accompanying him to the reading of his father's will, buys her clothes, has a tense showdown with his sister, jets off to Beijing with his not-maid, secures some super important contract with China, yells a lot, makes a lot of hasty accusations, shows off his sex god prowess, falls in love, asks the not-maid to marry him, jets off to his private island off the coast of Italy, finds hi...more

I'm actually very happy to have read this book!!!
Yes, I know the plot is very common, a billionaire falling in love to a normal woman. But that is not the reason why I admire this story a lot.

This story made me laugh and be proud to be a woman.

I love, love, love Abby here. She is just a teacher but her personality is really big and she is I guess the most smart lead woman character I've ever met. (or read). lol!.
She's full of love and positivity even though she's been through a lot. Sh...more
The most awful book I've read . Update IT A SERIES ? ........... oh God !

I got this book free on Amazon.

So I was expecting a fairly ordinary book (cynical of me I know)

However I am impressed.

This book reads like a Mills and Boon or Harlequin book. I was really impressed because I have read worse mills and boon book and this is self published without the benefit of an editor and copy editor.

Ive read some reviews that crap on about it being 'not realistic' my answer to them is HELLO, Wakey Wakey - its a romance story about a maid and a billionaire.

Has anyone EVER hear...more
I am sorry but I thought this book was AWFUL!!! Thank God, it was free! I struggled to finish it because I don't like to start books and not finish them. It was so far-fetched and the writing was so cheesy at times it made me fall out of my beach chair laughing. There were points when I felt like I would hurl-- when the heroine so happens to speak the language of the country they go to and single handily saves the man's company from ruin although he is supposedly a shrewd billionaire business ma...more
The book started really fine, a dominating and angry billionaire who become interested to his supposed maid.
But from 50% of the book on it really went downhill with so many cliches!!!
I could understand his interest for her, his invitation for the reading of his father will and even the trip to China.
But suddenly it became to much!!
Spoilers below:

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There are freebies, and then there are "thank you Jesus I got this free". This story would be the latter. If it's not a Harlequin Presents, it should be! Filled the the ridiculous, the corny and the "Are you kidding me?!" moments that make you want to scream with laughter (and not in a good way), this was, just plain and simply, awful.

Props for entertaining me, if nothing else.
Maid for the Billionaire by Ruth Cardello
Money sure can't buy happiness. Dominic Corisi was proof of that. He spent most of his life gaining fortune after being disinherited and now that he was about to pounce on his father...the old guy up and died. He wasn't mourning his father, only the loss of his revenge. Running off to his home in Boston that he never went to, with all his mansions all over the world why bother. Seems going to the old Brownstone was about to change his life...for good and...more
~J~ Riverina Romantics
I started out really enjoying this story.

I liked the initial flirtation and lust that immediately sprung into action when the both of them met.

Unfortunately it went down hill after that for me. Still a good, smooth read, but I ended up severing my connection with the characters by around 50%. I didn't understand why Dominic would want a stranger at the reading of his fathers will - yes, it was explained that he wanted a yummy distraction to keep his mind of the event - but I just didn't get it...more

The timeline for this romance is ludicrous. Our main characters, Dominic and Abby, meet when Abby steps in to cover for her sister as Dom's maid. The next morning she's dolled up and accompanying him to the reading of his father's will. A day later she's on a plane with Dom to China. WHAT?

I get the whole falling in love at first sight thing, but traveling with that person to another country knowing that he's a hot head? IDK that's just really unrealistic to me.

Take time out of the eq...more
Chris Adonn
I picked this book while looking for some easy reading to help me fall asleep. Boy, was that a mistake! I could not let go of the story until I had read the very last page.
Ruth Cardello is an amazing writer. She connects with the reader in a way that not many new authors do. I found the main characters to be very well developed and utterly interesting. I even like the villain (Stephan), as she has hinted that there is more to his desire to destroy Dominic than mere professional rivalry.
My only...more
É também muito pequeno e é esse o seu grande defeito: apesar de haver livros que foram feitos para serem pequenos, na sua maioria eles precisam de uma certa extensão para amadurecer e, no caso de uma história romântica, para convencer o leitor que os protagonistas se amam mesmo. Reconheço que havia alguma química entre Abby e Dom, mas também acho que se ficou mesmo só por isso: química.

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o unico defeito? demasiado pequeno
(เล่มนี้แจกฟรีในอเมซอนค่ะ) เป็นเล่มแรกของนักเขียนคนนี้ที่ได้อ่าน เปิดเรื่องได้ดีมากๆ ชอบสุดๆ เลยค่ะ ตอนแรกอ่านแล้วคล้ายๆ แนวของ Harlequin Presents นะ แบบนางเอกเป็น maid พระเอกสุดรวย แต่ที่จริง นางเอกไม่ได้เป็นเมดจริงๆ แค่มาแทนน้องสาววันเดียว(ซึ่งเรียนไปด้วยทำงานไปด้วยแล้วเกิดป่วย) รู้สึกว่ามีอะไรมากกว่าเรื่องแนวนี้โดยทั่วไปหน่อยค่ะ
ช่วงแรกสนุกมาก อ่านไปยิ้มไปลุ้นไปด้วย สร้างตัวพระเอกนางเอกมีภูมิหลังลึกดี พระเอกรวยมากเลยมั่นใจเกินขนาด ชินแต่ออกคำสั่ง มาเจอนางเอกไม่กลัว ไม่สนเลย มาสั่งหรือ เท้าเอว...more
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Maid for the Billionaire by Ruth Cardello

I really liked this story. It’s a contemporary romance with lots of humor about two strong people who didn’t know what they were missing in their lives until they found each other.

Abby is a middle school teacher who teaches English to non-native speakers. She’s a tough little cookie who takes no guff and holds her own. Dominic is a self made man. A guy that has lots of money and the attitude that stereotypically is associated with a man of power. He’s no...more
Reacção da minha mãe quando vê o livro:
"Só tu é que não arranjas um milionário!" - Exactamente isto que eu penso quando vejo estes livros! Calha a todas menos a mim!

“Apaixonada por um milionário” começa de forma suave, vertiginosa e de repente ficamos apaixonadas por Abby e a sua personalidade caridosa, muitas vezes respondendo a Dominic à letra e a pedir para ele enfiar coisas por um sítio acima. Normalmente é este tipo de personalidade que o leitor gosta: uma mulher que consegue bat...more
I really enjoyed this book, it was just what I needed to brighten my day. I was in the mood to read a pleasant little romance and that is exactly what I more. The intrusion of a complex business deal, where no one knew for sure who was friend, who was enemy, what was going on behind the scenes, added a more interesting story than your average romance. The story was not realistic, but a cute modern fairy tale about a Cinderella who decides to rise above her fears and need for control,...more
O principal problema do livro é ser demasiado curto e condensado. Tudo acontece muito rapidamente (tipo em 72 horas) mas mesmo assim a autora ainda conseguiu contextualizar a infância de Dominic, os seus negócios importantes e até a relação entre Abby e a irmã. Um trabalho satisfatório para um livro tão curto.

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It was good, but it wasn't steamy enough for me. The storyline was pretty crazy for the timeline that it all fell into and the ending...... well lets just say I found it rather over the top cheesy.
But for a mindless read on a sleepy afternoon it did entertain me.
Also I was intrigued enought to want to know what is going to happen in the following books.
I really need to stop reading this nonsense.
The male character was bland, controlling and crazy, and I got sick of his eyes 'darkening'.
The female character was insouciant and I couldn't help but like her, even if she completely changed character in less than a week.
The sex scenes were weirdly clinical.
Nope, nope, nope.
Jane Kelsey
read just to take my mind of the really good books that I've read.
Free download, this is a really great story, Abby is a teacher, who lost her parents a few years ago leaving her responsible for her sister Lil, when Lil is sick one day, Abby offers to help by filling in for Lil at her cleaning job. Dominic is a billionaire, he has a serious problem with his father, unfortunately his father died leaving Dom reeling because he can no longer seek his revenge by buying out his fathers company. When Dom comes back to Boston for the reading of the will he's in bad s...more
Andreia Silva
Ruth Cardello publicou este "Apaixonada por um Milionário" primeiramente online e só depois de algum tempo (e muitos downloads) o livro foi editado fisicamente. Isso é algo que, infelizmente, se nota através da leitura desta história. Porque é simples, sem grandes desenvolvimentos e com pouca acção, mesmo se tratando de um romance.

Abby, enquanto arruma a casa do patrão milionário da irmã, fazendo a vez dela, cruza-se com o próprio e há logo ali uma explosão química entre os dois. E depois não po...more
Lady Raven RAVE!
My amazon review

Not bad, sometimes you see a lot of good reviews and then when you read it's nothing like the raving reviews but I can honestly say it wasn't bad for me. I have to say though I was a little disappointed because I thought there would be 3 stories in one, as that's what's advertise, but it's actually book 1, book 2 & 3 are pending.

Dominic is the poor little rich boy with family issues, Abby is the glue that is keeping her little small family together. At a chance meeting where...more
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Judy Hubbard
Dominic Corisi is a self-made billionaire who has family issues with his father, sister and mother that I won’t go into here because I don’t want to spoil the read for you; suffice it to say that there’s a lot of pain there. He returns to Boston for the reading of his father’s will.

Dominic meets Abigail Dartley, a school teacher, who is filling in for her sister, Lil (who’s home sick) at her job cleaning Dominic’s brownstone. There’s an instant attraction between them; Dominic is arrogant and Ab...more
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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 a...more
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