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The Broken One

(Corisi Billionaires #1)

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In New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s sexy and emotional romance, a billionaire dares to invest in the riskiest proposition of his life: a second chance at love.

Single mom Heather Ellis would do anything for her adopted daughter, Ava. Even post an online reward for anyone who found the girl’s lost stuffed animal. Who’d have guessed it’d be returned by a dr

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Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Montlake Romance
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    Christine Jalili
    Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I loved this book and stayed up all night reading it. It’s interesting that there’s two stories in one, loved getting to know young Judy Corisi as she’s trying to figure out her family tree. The main story is of how Sebastian finds a stuffed animal ( Wolfie). This leads to him meeting Heather ( and her daughter Ava). But is he broken? He’s still mourning the loss of his pregnant wife. It’s an emotional journey for these two and I loved how they were better with each other, she makes him feel hap ...more
    Marcy
    Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I was so excited to dive into the Corisi family again. I love all things Dominic Corisi. At first, I felt like Judy’s part of this story was confusing and too separate. But, once I understood where things were going, I loved that side part of the story. Sebastian and Heather have an incredible journey to love. I adored Heather and Ava. The way they became a family was so heartwarming, and their relationship was so sweet and funny. I loved that Heather did her best every day to be a good parent, ...more
    Lisa
    Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Ended too soon but...

    Who would have thought that a lost "Wolfe" would bring an angry, heartbroken man back to life?

    Sebastian had been going through the motions of living but not really living ever since his wife and unborn child were taken from him.

    He was filled with overwhelming grief and misplaced guilt. Then he finds a stuffed animal on the side of the road that he couldn't seem to get rid of. Who knew that finding that stuffed animal would change his world.

    Ava was the adopted daughter of Hea
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    Dayang
    Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This was my first Ruth Cardello ARC and I was excited to get one from NetGalley. The blurb peaked my interest and when I received it in my kindle app, I devoured it right away.

    I've read a lot of romance in my lifetime and I've also read about something being returned to the owner and they fell in love after one meet... but this is the first time I've read about a toy being returned to a kid... I'm a huge romantic sap and I saw a lot of possibilities as I turned the book page after page.

    I must ad
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    Kathy
    Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Sebastian Romano was broken and wanted to stay that way. Through a stuffed animal named Wolfie, he was forced into opening his broken heart. Terrified and angry at the loss of his wife and child, he wanted nothing to do with Heather and her daughter Ava. Yet as they were thrown together by a seemingly innocent stuffed animal, Sebastian found himself beginning to feel again.
    Ruth has written a beautiful story of finding love the second time around and is an excellent beginning of the Corisi Billi
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    Cathy
    Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    The Broken One is an absolute perfect title for this story. The author has an amazing ability to write stories that grab you by the heartstrings and yet have you laughing with the very next sentence. She writes such beautiful stories of family, strength, and loyalty and of course a romance with all the sighs in just the right places. Sebastian and Heather’s story is one I won’t forget for a long time because there is such a heartbreaking brokenness to Sebastian that it took not only Heather to b ...more
    Eve (Between The Bookends)
    Sep 03, 2019 marked it as oct-arcs-to-review
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    Tami Schafer
    Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    OMG Ruth has done it again! The part about wolfie being lost then found and all the share to find him had me crying! I was one of those that shared the hunt for Wolfie post! Can't wait to see where Judy's hunt leads! Heather and Sebastian had me on page one of their story., Ava well what can one say other then what a fierce young lady. I really hope we get more of them all in the next book! These families all around just pull you in! Through tragedy can come new hope and new life just never give ...more
    Isha Coleman
    Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: first-reads
    And the legacy continues ...


    The Corisi adventures began with a domineering rogue and his surprise Cinderella. To be perfectly honest Dominic and Abby were the start of my love affair with author Ruth Cardello. Six years later and numerous favorites more and my heart still belongs to this unforgettable couple. The Broken One allowed me to revisit a few of my favorite characters, while introducing a new generation and reacquainting hearts with a few overlooked facts. This time around it's Sebasti
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    Jennifer
    * A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley *

    ~ 4 Learning to Love Again Stars ~

    The Broken One is the first book by Ruth Cardello that I have read. This author and book were recommended to me and I am glad I took a chance on a new to me author. I thought this book was very enjoyable and entertaining to read.

    I thought the concept of this book was an interesting one in that it was like we got a story within a story. You’ll understand it more once you read this book. I don’t w
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    Shelley Youngblood
    Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    The Broken One is a great start to a new series for Ruth Cardello. In this, she creates a world I definately want more of. Not only did I enjoy this stand alone story, but she left me intrigued about the rest of the family we got a glimpse of in this story.

    Sebastian is a jaded businessman whose life changed the moment his wife and unborn child died. He didn't used to be this way, but he's learned he has to keep people at a distance, so he'll never feel that sense of loss again. He's managed to c
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    Jane
    Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Awesome beginning to a new series!! I LOVE children in romances and it was great meeting Judy, Grace, Ava, Charlotte, Tyler & Kevin. All were a great contribution to the story. Sebastian had me wanting to hug him at times and I was swooning at other times. Heather is such a great character I wanted to be like her. She is a strong, independent woman trying to make it as a single mother. I loved her outlook on life and her positive attitude and confidence even when she wasn’t sure of herself. ...more
    Jane Bowen
    Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Recommends it for: any Ruth Cardello Fan
    OMG!! Ruth you never seem to no amaze me at your way to put a story together, and your inspiration for the stories are down home true life situations! Wolfie being in this story for those who know the missing stuffed animal story in your family's true life is perfect! I love your characters and the way you bring in the books from previous series and our favorite "Book Families" back to update us is amazing. The Corisi family is and has been one of my favorite Book Families, and reintroducing the ...more
    Tianna Croy
    Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I loved Heather and Sebastian. I wanted to hate him for being such a butt. However as his story unfolds you can't help but fall in love with him. He had such sweet and tender moments but they always ended abruptly. The sweet gesture for Ava had me swooning. Such a thoughtful gift after the trauma of losing her precious Wolfie. Ava was such a wise young lady, love her. I can't give the story away but when he is at his wife's grave and telling her about Heather I couldn't read for the tears my goo ...more
    Heather andrews
    Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Heather's flirting skills need a little work, “full disclosure, I ditched my underwear in the trash.” He gave me an odd look..." Sebastian really has no shame, “have you ever effed on a desk?” he asked, standing." I liked this book, I liked Sebastian.
    Kathy
    Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Sebastian Romano was broken and wanted to stay that way. Through a stuffed animal named Wolfie, he was forced into opening his broken heart. Terrified and angry at the loss of his wife and child, he wanted nothing to do with Heather and her daughter Ava. Yet as they were thrown together by a seemingly innocent stuffed animal, Sebastian found himself beginning to feel again.
    Ruth has written a beautiful story of finding love the second time around and is an excellent beginning of the Corisi Billi
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    Michelle Eriksen
    Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Ruth Cardello revisits her original Billionaires as her new spin-off series begins with The Broken One. Long lost family of her original heart breaker Dominic Corisi are now on the scene and Sebastian & Heather add some spicy-hot chemistry to the mix. This book has just the right amount of humor, awesome characters that will make you want to keep coming back for more and a story that make the pages fly by. I didn't want the story to end so I'm glad there will be more to come.
    Zyda
    Sep 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I love all your books Ms Ruth. Look for every new releases. I love Dominic and Abby. The Corisi family. I'm from the Philippines. More ebooks please.
    Bev Sten
    Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This is a great story. It's a new series start for Ruth Cardello with cameos of the Corisi family. It starts with the Judy Corisi trying to perfect a surprise for her dad Dominic. Then it cuts away to Sabastian and Heather. Heather's daughter has lost her beloved stuffed wolf Wolfie. Sabastian happens upon it in a parking lot and intends to throw it away. His mother sees it in his office, she had seen the story of Wolfie on the internet and makes Sabastian return it in person. Sabastian is still ...more
    Shyla Wright
    Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Oh my, oh my, oh my how I loved this book. Ruth Cardello has written an amazing story. Page after page I fell in love. This is the best book I have read this year. My new favorite.
    Kendall {Book Crazy}
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc
    I haven't read any of this author's books, but the publisher sent out an email that included this book and the synopsis sounded interesting, so I decided to review the book! I also knew that this book is sort of connected to a few other series' from this author, but you can read it as a standalone! After reading this book, I can say that I enjoyed it! I have to be honest and say that the very first chapter did completely confuse me and then it wasn't resolved in this book, so I'm still slightly ...more
    Johnaka
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
    The Broken One by Ruth Cardello
    “The broken man and the single mom, 4 stars”

    Heather is a single mom trying to do the best she can for her little girl who has already lost so much. When her daughter loses her precious stuffed wolf, she does what any mom would do, makes a post on the internet asking for help finding lost wolfie. What she didn’t expect was for Sebastian to knock on her door. But when he does, she can’t help but want him, the only problem though is she has no time for a guy who doesn
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    Ashton
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc
    ** I was given the ARC in exchange for my Honest Review **

    This one was a bit confusing to start with, there was a lot going on that awas kind of jumbled, to me personally, but once I really started reading it I fell in love with the torture that Sebastian was putting himself through, over something that he had no control over. I could see the pressures that Heather was putting herself through to be the best mommy she could be to Ava.

    As a working mom I can feel for Heather so much on the parent l
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    Michelle Eriksen
    Ruth Cardello revisits her original Billionaires as her new spin-off series begins with The Broken One. Long lost family of her original heart breaker Dominic Corisi are now on the scene and Sebastian & Heather add some spicy-hot chemistry to the mix. This book has just the right amount of humor, awesome characters that will make you want to keep coming back for more and a story that make the pages fly by. I didn't want the story to end so I'm glad there will be more to come.
    Donna Seger kilroy
    Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    OMG. I can't wait to read this book..
    Amanda Joyce
    Sep 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Can't wait for this
    Flocharda
    Jul 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: bz, spin-off
    De legacy collection, familia corisi
    Irene
    4.5 stars
    Krista
    rated it really liked it
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