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Buyer Beware

(Caldwell Brothers #1)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  421 ratings  ·  86 reviews
I know all about his type.

Rich. Check.

Powerful. Check. Check.

Nixon Caldwell’s hot as hell and just as entitled. He lives in a swank Vegas penthouse on top of his equally posh boutique casino. I’ve lived in a dilapidated seventies trailer far too long to have patience for billionaire playboys that think they can have everything they want, whenever they want it. He stands f
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Jos
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

This is definitely a modern Cinderella story with a whole lot of sexiness added!!!! This is my first read by this author and sure won't be my last. I really loved this story!

I loved both Nixon and Marcella a lot and hope to get glimpses of their future in the next couple of books in this series. If you love an OTT Alpha male, Nixon is IT for you! I adored him and loved his fierce love for Marcella. Marcella, I truly loved BUT there were a few times or rather incidents I really didn't li
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Sharon Mariampillai
This was an alright read. The story follows the romance of Marcella Castillo and Nixon Caldwell. I thought the story was alright. It was boring at some parts, and cute in others. I thought Marcella was a great character. I liked the fact that she wanted to go to college to be an occupational therapist. I thought she was sweet and smart. She knows what she wants to do, but keeps helping her older brother out when it should be the other way around. Nixon was another character I liked. I thought he ...more
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Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Buyer Beware brings you two characters from very different walks of life. Poor Marcella is a bright woman with her whole life ahead of her but after losing her parents she is stuck with her gambling addict older brother. He takes whatever hard earned money she saves up and blows it leaving them barely surviving. Then comes Nixon. He's the oldest of 5 brothers and owns and runs the Armonico casino where Marcella's brother works. Nixon has closed his heart off to anyone after losing his mother at ...more
Adriana
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, romance
I was looking for fun and sexy with side of dominance, but what this book delivered was lots of darkness and drama with a side of annoying time/location jumps that I couldn't get over.
I will say that there are some interesting moments and that Dante, the big bad in the background, adds enough intrigue to keep things moving forward. I was more interested in the things Nixon was doing against Dante and the interactions he had when dealing with him and his machinations than in any of the romantic
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Coco.V
Sep 08, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
I know all about his type.

Rich. Check.

Powerful. Check. Check.

Nixon Caldwell’s hot as hell and just as entitled. He lives in a swank Vegas penthouse on top of his equally posh boutique casino. I’ve lived in a dilapidated seventies trailer far too long to have patience for billionaire playboys that think they can have everything they want, whenever they want it. He stands for everything I’m against. Which is why my obsession with him makes z
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Jennifer Pierson
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HELL! HAVE I BEEN LIVING UNDER A ROCK?! Buyer Beware was the first book that I've read by Colleen Charles, and after seeing the list of her books, I'm ready to kick myself for coming so stinking late to her fantastic party! I'll try to basically break it down before starting the serious fan girl gushing. Nixon Caldwell's extremely sexy, rich, and has some serious control issues. He owns The Armonico Casino, and living in darkness waiting to get revenge on the man that destroyed his father, ...more
mnknmnkn
Apr 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
This is basically the same book I’ve read from dozens of other authors, just with a different title.
Tiffany Hook
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Buyer Beware (Caldwell Brothers Book 1) is the very first book I have red of Collen Charles. I wish I found her sooner! I was pulled in from the start and couldn't stop. I love that the book is Full of romance, twists and turns and suspense. My favorite part in the book was From the first time Nixon saw Marcella, he had to have her and just knew that she would be his one day. He just didn't know how it all would happen. It hits him when his brother Lincoln, who has cerebral palsy, needs a physic ...more
Cora
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was not for me. I am frustrated beyond reason with these two, but mainly Nixon. He is not the type of guy I’m into. I can see he means well, but his thought process where Marcella is concerned makes me want to facepalm repeatedly.

Also, some of the transitions were jarring and there were times were the character narrating had one thought, then did a complete 180 within the same page.

I’m hoping I like book 2 more.
Amy Fudge
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nixon is the oldest of 5 brothers, and as such he feels responsible for them all with both of his parents now gone. They lost their mom when their youngest brother Lincoln was born. Their Dad went down a dark path after losing his beloved wife, one which ended up costing him his life. Because of these things, Nixon has closed himself off to love and emotions. He doesn't want anything to do with either.

Marcella wanted nothing more than to get out of Las Vegas, to go to college and start a new lif
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Sam Power
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

Great start to another book series from this author. She has a way of getting you hooked with the carators and story.

Nixon owns The Armonico Casino. He took over its running after his fathers death. He also became the head of the family, he has 4 younger brothers.

Nixon has no time or place in his life for love. All he wants is to make casino owner Dante pay for his fathers death. Dante likes to own everyone and everything in Vegas and has no problem how he gets his way.

Marcalla lost both
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Rady Reads
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Where should I begin...holy Molly..this book was absolutely awesome to read. I devoured it in two days and it truly held my attention from the very beginning until the very end. So much tension, so many twists. You won't be able to tell what's coming next. Such a great read. 

The chemistry between both characters is almost touchable. It's like you feel it sizzling through the air. 

Nixon is hot arrogant millionaire taking care of his family's legacy with soft spot for his youngest disabled brother
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Jenn
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down!! This story really surprised me!

I literally couldn't put my e-reader down once I started reading "Buyer Beware". I know some like to almost tell the whole story in their review, but Spoiler Alert" it spoils the story for some of us!!

The very first page grabbed me from the get go!! WOW!! I truly like that Colleen Charles isn't afraid to step outside the box to write her stories. I fell in love with the young and spunky Marcella. And for once I truly liked Nixon even if he wa
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Jean
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing Story

Nixon and Marcella are both struggling with there demons but when they meet the connection and chemistry between them is so strong and just gets stronger with time. Nixon has lost both his parents and looks after his disabled brother, Marcella has lost both her parents as well and has a dead beat brother that has a gambling problem that means money is so tight. Nixon offers her a job to look after his brother Lincoln and she agrees because the money is good and this start the story
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Andrea
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Buyer Beware brings you two characters from very different walks of life. Poor Marcella is a bright woman with her whole life ahead of her but after losing her parents she is stuck with her gambling addict older brother. He takes whatever hard earned money she saves up and blows it leaving them barely surviving. Then comes Nixon. He's the oldest of 5 brothers and owns and runs the Armonico casino where Marcella's brother works. Nixon has closed his heart off to anyone after losing his mother at ...more
Stephanie
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story and great characters.....

Nixon Caldwell is the oldest of 5 boys. He own one of Vegas casino. But he been getting bored of the same things. He set out on revenge, to the man that destroy his family. But on the brighter side he have a younger brother that he love deeply for. He don't have room for nothing else til he saw her.

Marcella, is the youngest of the 2 sibling. He have an older brother. She was on her way out of Vegas, have scholarship for college. Til everything change, both of
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Sophie Koufes
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in this series about five brothers & this revolves around the oldest Caldwell Brother Nixon. Buyer Beware brings together two very different characters from different walks of life together. Will the hot arrogant billionaire Nixon with a softer side, with his lies & deception keep him from getting the future he wants with Marcella? You will have to read to find out yourself. Marcella is a self-reliant, wity female who is down on her luck. Nixon & Marcella's rom ...more
Ellen
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nixon, the owner of the Armonico casino, is a self-made millionaire who will not stop until he gets revenge on his nemesis, Dante ~ the owner of rival casino, the Mona Lisa. Marcella, a hardworking housekeeper at a rundown hotel on the less desirable side of the Vegas strip, puts her dream of going to college and becoming an occupational therapist on hold so she can take care of her loser older brother Manny. The second Nixon notices Marcella at his casino, he is determined that she will be his… ...more
Jerry
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Colleen sure does know how to tell a story. I know when her books come out they are must haves. You will not be disappointed that's for sure. This is Nixon and Macella's story. Nixon Caldwell is the oldest of the Caldwell brothers. Don't worry they all will get a story you won't want to miss.. Anyway Nixon falls hard for Cella. Cella works hard to make ends meat and her brother always seems to put her finances out of wack due to a gambling problem. Don't want to give ...more
Mandy
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Buyer Beware. Both Nixon and Marcella are likable characters from different walks of life. One rich and one dirt poor, but the moment they first lay eyes on each other, status doesn't matter and what Nixon wants, Nixon gets.

It was a toss-up between 3 and 4 stars for me because it did feels *slightly* rushed at times but overall enjoyable. This book is written from a dual pov and although probably can be read as a standalone, the epilogue does end in a cliffhanger of sorts - the
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Diane Sallans
I received a Kindle version of this book thru a Goodreads Giveaway - it is the first book I've read by this author. I give it a 3.5 Star rating. Several times I got distracted by trying to reconcile the timing described in the book of past events - they just didn't reconcile - that annoys me. Also, I'm not very interested in reading about the mafia style bad guy or the skeevy part of Las Vegas. My favorite part of the book was the inclusion of the little brother Linc who has cerebral palsy and h ...more
Cindy Hughes
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Book! I Loved it!

This book was Great! It was well written and the characters were fantastic!
It had me hooked from the beginning! I couldn't put it down!
This is Nixon and Marcella's story.
Nixon owns Armonico, a Las Vegas casino. Marcella's brother,Manuel, works at Armonico.
When Nixon sees Marcella, he's instantly attracted to her. He offers her a job helping her little brother.
There's a man trying to take Marcella away from Nixon, Dante Giovanetti. He owns a casino and is Nixon's enemy.
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Connie
Disappointing! Although I admire Marcella's determination to improve her life, she continues to make one bad decision after another. If you know your brother steals and gambles away your hard earned money to the point that you have no food to eat or gas in your car, walk away from him! He's a grown a$$ man. Stop bailing him out. You are encouraging him to continue the destructive behavior. Nick has been extremely helpful to Marcella. Did she really have to embarrass him in front of his arch-enem ...more
Donna Flint
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If this is just the first book in this series, this is going to be AMAZING! This story had me hooked from the first word to the last. The bad guy is completely abhorrent and I wanted to crawl into the story and smack him silly. Marcella, the heroine, was so sweet while still being tough and completely relatable. And Nixon, the main man, was just adorable. Even though he had an agenda of his own, he treated Marcella like a woman should be treated. Marcella's brother needs to grow up and fly right ...more
Cheron
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG what a beautiful book! I will admit that I read these out of order and have read book 1 third..... but it was worth the wait. Absolutely love this series and Buyer Beware is an absolute winner. Nixon and Marcella's story is just exceptional and led me through so many emotions..... mystery, intrigue, anger, crackling chemistry, and I may have even shed a few tears in there too. Colleen's writing is fantastic - just so smooth and easy to read. Fantastic beginning to what was an awesome series.
Book-Lovin-Momma
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nixon Caldwell is the first of the Caldwell brothers in this series. He was completely mistaken about Marcella, but there was no way he could deny he was smitten with her from the moment he first saw her. This is a great steamy romance, but it's also filled with suspense and twists. The beginning grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go! I was completely sucked into the story, the good, the bad, and the evil! Wonderful first book in the series, and I've read the others which are also fabulou ...more
Beth C.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I first read it as part of an anthology with a lot of other books...but it definitely stuck out! I've since read it two more times. I loved it that much!
It's the first of the Caldwell Brothers series (The whole series so far is fantastic!!), dealing with the oldest brother Nixon and his surprising love, Marcella. Set in Vegas and Nixon's hotel/casino. There's sex, love, deception, enemies, new friends...everything you could want in the first book of a series. It'll hook you ri
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R
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The prologue to this story made my hair go a little grayer... and brought tears to my eyes.
The rest of the story may have added a few gray hairs as well... Nixon... Wow, what a complex character. And always in denial of his own heart... He has one. He just refuses to believe it. Until Marcella begins to teach him about love.
Marcella is caught between two factions at war with each other. And her brother is a pawn in a deadly game.
This is a story of the strength and triumph that love-- all kinds o
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Tamra Delasalle Padgett
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Buyer Beware by Colleen Charles is Book 1 in the Caldwell Brothers series and from page 1 she will draw you into this family of brothers as they live their lives handling the death of their parents and learning to open their hearts to love. Marcella doesnt have a very high opinion of Nicholas from the start and knows he likes being a player plus flaunts his wealth around. She won't give in to him until she knows he isn't playing games. You won't be able to quit reading until you get to the final ...more
Cheryl
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vegas lit

Was a very nice read. Smooth , good dialogue . Vegas , casinos and the mafia cartel drama ...
enjoyed the story . But some what tame for cartel thugs.. still good story . No hang ups or drag . Really enjoyed and just the right length , billionaires play yard & one little tough lady ..
nice ending and look forward to the other books from this author . A tad more detail is about all that this read needs . But over all , you will enjoy an afternoon reading this book .
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