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Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello comes another hot Corisi romance about a bet, a love story, and the secrets that ruin relationships.

When billionaire and tech start-up capitalist Gian Romano strikes a bet with his niece Judy - the daughter of Dominic Corisi - to find even more of the Corisi family, his search leads him to the Boston area. But when he pops into a store, the woman who runs it becomes an instant distraction from his mission. Teagan is beautiful, strong, and too smart not to see through him. 

What started as a friendly family bet quickly becomes complicated when sparks fly between Gian and Teagan. Nothing is as simple as it appears, and together they discover the past still has the power to hurt the ones they both love. Teagan won’t settle for less than the truth from Gian, but when it comes to her own secret aspirations, she holds back. If they learn to trust each other, they just might discover that some secrets are better when shared. 

They’ll have to trust each other completely, or else their love, along with Gian’s lead on Judy, will be doomed.

©2021 Ruth Cardello (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I love everything about this story. I could not put it down. con't wait for the next one in the series.

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  • Shon
  • 28-07-21

Ruth Cardello

This was a continuous series that I have enjoyed reading and listening to. Very exciting and characters. Thanks

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-06-21

loved it

I really enjoyed reading this book. I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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  • Tarri
  • 31-05-21

He said always

Continuing look into the Corisi family dynamics with a grown up Judy and new relatives to discover.

Judy is a real kick, a self assured 20 year old who thinks she knows everything and actually knows nothing. She's about to meet someone smarter who doesn't care that her father is Dominic Corisi when she breaks into Teegan's storefront and computer lab.

Gian is the next Corisi to invade Teegan's life and soon the sparks start to fly.

The book is good, with a great plot and characters. The author has found a way to keep all the continuing characters interesting while adding in significant life partners and adding family members to center the next books on. She keeps all the plots fresh, which must be hard with such a big family. The narrators were really good, I enjoyed listening to them when I wasn't reading.

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  • Kentucky Bohemian
  • 17-10-21

This is Why I Read Romance

This book is pure satisfaction. It's well written, the pace is just right, and the characters... ahh, the characters make this story hum.

The Corisi family has a shady past and a very convoluted family tree. But the current head of the family is working to change the reputation his family rightly earned, and find any additional family members who may not be known to him. He's already had some success on that front when he discovered his half-brother Gian.

Now Gian finds himself in an unusual situation when he accepts a bet to locate any other lost Corisi siblings. Gian is smart, ambitious, and totally into his two families (the biological and the adopted ones). He believes he's discovered another relative named Riley. But in his attempt to locate her, he is bowled over by Riley's employer, Teagan. Are you lost yet? Well buckle up, because things are just beginning to complicated.

Teagan and Gian have that beautiful instant connection: that spark that speaks of love at first sight. But Teagan doesn't trust easily, and Gian started out on the wrong foot. As Gian's father tells him, "lust is instant, but trust has to be earned." Thanks to their first meeting, Gian's got a long row to hoe. But he's up for the challenge.

These characters are simply wonderful. All of them. Teagan is super intelligent, dedicated, loyal, and hot tempered. Gian is her equal in intelligence, understands how to woo a woman, possesses a rapier wit, and is drawn to that fire Teagan throws. He knows she's the one for him. She knows no such thing.

The remaining cast of personalities is diverse, yet delightful. The Corisi family is iron-willed and remarkable. The Romano family is full of joy, love, and humor. They all work together to make this book a beautiful story of learning to let go, to trust, and to be open to love. The audiobook is deftly narrated; Jeremy York's voice is smooth and rich like a great caramel. The combination of superb narration and wonderful writing makes this a must read.

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  • NightRunner
  • 14-08-21

Good Story

4 Stars for me!

My rating range throughout the story... 3.5 - 4.25

Main Character Ratings... H = 8 - h = 6

Scenes with heat.. Multiple throughout the story

Heat Rating... 7/10
Clean - 1 or 2
Descriptive Sex - 5 or above
Beyond Descriptive Sex - 8 or above

The back story... H finds out his horrible father had two additional children (now adults) and seeks them out. The h meets him and falls in lust. She does not trust him due to his father.

The Romance... Quickly builds - lots of push from the H and pull from the H.

The drama explosion... Not much of one.

Final Notes... Good story but it took me about 2/3rds of the story to warm up to her. I also wish the story had taken place over a few months to give the romance more credibility.

HEA or HFN? HEA