Maid For The Billionaire by Ruth Cardello
Rated 3.5 out of 5 White Roses.
Content rated with the Red Rose.
Dominic Corisi is on top of the world in the business world, with his company about to make a major deal with China. However, his home life is a little more vague. His father just passed away, his mother is still missing and his sister despises the sound of his very name. So he goes home, about to drown his doubts away in a bottle when he comes across the maid cleaning his house, who tells him to take a shower because he stinks and offers to get him some food. She may be just the distraction he needs.
Abigail Dartley has always followed the rules and never stepped a toe out of line. But family always came first to Abigail so when her sister needed her, she was there. There just happened to be filling in as a maid and cleaning a rich man’s house all because her sister was sick and she couldn’t afford to lose her job. No one told her the rich man would randomly walk in smelling like a bar tap or that he would look so lonely. It was hard not to feel compassion for him and it was even harder not to want to be there for him.
Now here’s my humble opinion…
This is a Cinderella meets Beauty & The Beast but without the Beast being a literal beast. Abby met Dominic and her roller-coaster/whirlwind romance started. While it’s sweet like an 80s movie it also had elements that were too good to be true. It was just hard to believe that Abby would randomly go to China with Dominic on his business trip when they’ve only known each other a couple of days just because Dominic said he needed her. I understand that she was stepping out of her comfort zone and trying to live for the first time in ages but she went from church mouse to dare-devil in the blink of an eye.
I also found Abby’s character a little bit confounding. Most times she was rather bland in comparison to Dominic’s strong character. However, when she did show signs of personality it was almost awkward for her character. It was like she couldn’t decide whether she wanted to have a strong presence or a meeker one. Instead, she ended up not being as entertaining as she could have been.
I suppose that Maid For The Billionaire is actually more like the movie Pretty Woman just without the prostitution element. You have a very rich and handsome businessman randomly meeting the poor but kindhearted teacher and falling head over heels in love with her. What woman doesn’t want that??? It’s simply a modern day fairy tale, something sweet and nice to dream and hope for.
Don’t Forget To Smell the Flowers,
The Rose Courtesan
Maid for the Billionaire (Book 1) (Legacy Collection) sold by Amazon Kindle April 2011.