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The Broken One

Corisi Billionaires, Book 1
Series: Corisi Billionaires, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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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 drop-dead-sexy man with such sadness in his eyes that she had to reach out to him? To Ava, he’s a hero. To Heather, he’s a fantasy that puts at risk the happy life she’s made for herself.

It’s been five years since billionaire developer Sebastian Romano lost his wife and unborn child in a tragic accident. Now he’s all business. No room for emotion. Until he stumbles across that damn stuffed wolf and the beautiful single mother looking for it. Is he ready to give love a second chance?

But there’s more to Sebastian, his family, and his past than Heather knows. More than even Sebastian knows. Will the life they’re building together be challenged when the truth is finally revealed?

©2019 Ruth Cardello (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Beautiful 😘😘

This was a beautiful surprise. You can’t help but fall in love with these characters especially Ava . She is hilarious 😂 I hope we get more of Thi fabulous family . Awesome ❤️💋💕💋❤️

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  • LAS
  • 01-10-2019

Great story and great narration

I'm a fan of Ruth Cardello, so I scooped this up day one since it was available in KU read and listen for free. This book was great - it did not disappoint at all.

At the beginning, Sebastian starts off as a cold fish, but with reason. He lost his wife and unborn child years before and he never really quite recovered. Enter Heather and her daughter, and a rogue wolf stuffed animal, and his heart begins to beat again. This was such a well-written story. Really has a lot of depth, and a broad range of emotions going from humorous to heart-breaking to swooney.

It was such a great listen, too. Brian Pallino and Summer Morton do a great job expressing emotion and bringing life to the words on the page. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Lisa
  • 06-10-2019

Half Cheesy, Half Good

Good and bad points to this story. The best thing is that there's finally a female character who is strong, independent and not afraid to speak her mind. She relies a bit too much on the best friend but it's not a story breaker. Narration was good. Of course, there's the required sex scenes. Seriously, after the first- don't go into all that detail over and over again. It really gets boring. Then there's always a happy ever after with these stories. What didn't really click was where the male kept saying how he was closed off, didn't want to start life over again, etc,etc. The next thing you know, he's pursuing her, wanting a future with her, marry, kids, the whole thing. It didn't really flow well. Overall, for a Cardello story, it was better than some of her past ones. She usually gives the reader a weak, low self esteem kind of female and this was a bit of a refreshing change. Hope more writers keep giving their females more strength.

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  • 01-10-2019

LOVED IT!

Hilarity and love after tragedy happens.

Broody/Swoony hero, and good hearted/goofy heroine!

Our hero is a broken man with lots of demons. Our heroine is a hilarious, and strong woman with demons of her own that she is not even aware of.

This pair comes together by circumstance, and then start their back and forth dance until they finally click all their pieces together.

This story made me chuckle a few times, and that alone makes it a winner for me. However there is more. There is grief and dealing with losses and the consequences of it for both main characters.

There is a bit of mystery involving a family tree that is left there for stories to come.

I can’t wait for the next book!

The narrators were great, too!

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  • Kinder Gummer
  • 15-10-2019

Just ok

Cute story
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Just boring
Would not recommend to others

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  • Lishamarie
  • 12-01-2020

Love it!

This book just made me smile. I loved the writing in it. I cannot wait to read the second book

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  • Pennie Morgan
  • 11-01-2020

The Broken One

I thoroughly enjoyed this one and even though this is my first book by this author it will not be my last! I am going to go back and pick up previous series because I am intrigued!!! Onward with this one though. Heather is a single mom, raising her adopted daughter and after Ava accidentally let Wolfie fly out the window on the way home and is lost she is devastated. A social media post for the lost toy and hopefully all is not lost. Sebastian Romano is barely hanging on and when he comes across the scruffy stuffed animal it only establishes everything he has lost...his wife and baby. Asking his secretary to throw it away that is changed when his mother gets involved. What turns out to be a wonderful meeting and melting of hearts when Sebastian returns Wolfie to Ava and meets Heather. I just loved everything about this book and look forward to more!

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  • Judi
  • 04-01-2020

Such a good listen

Love the story. The narrators are new to me but did an excellent performance. Would love to hear more books from them. There is nothing like finding a broken or flawed people and putting the pieces back together. I think both of them are broken in different ways and are able to help each out to find that wonderful love ... swoon.

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  • Miller
  • 03-01-2020

Repair needed!

This is a story above love, loss, grief and how people deal with them. Both of these two people are strong and have reason for their pain but they have to let go and give themselves permission to find new love.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-12-2019

very enjoyable

really loved this story but feel as Judy's story line was incomplete even though she was only part of the book briefly. I feel as though her story could have been cut out. only left more questions. over all I loved this book.

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  • Mimi
  • 15-12-2019

Love the undertone of the importance of family

This is a really good storyline. I love the personality of Heather and how she takes care of Ava and fulfills her responsibility to her best friend. It did not need all the f-bombs dropped! I cringed every time they said it. There are so many ways to share what is going on without them! I would love to find out what is going to happen with Judy, but I will not pay to listen to Ruth Cardello assault my ears.