For Love or Legacy by Ruth Cardello
Publisher & Release Date: Self-published, December 29, 2013
Time and setting: Present Day, NYC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 222 pages
Heat Level: 2 Flames
Rating: 4.5 Gold Crowns
Nicole Corisi will lose her inheritance if she doesn’t find a way around the terms of her father’s will, but she will have to partner up with her estranged brother’s rival to do it. As pretense becomes painfully real, Nicole will have to choose between Stephan and the family he is driven to destroy.
Stephan Andrade has been planning his revenge ever since Dominic Corisi unscrupulously took over his father’s company. With Corisi Enterprises gambling its reputation on the success of a new software network for China, Stephan finally has his chance to take back his legacy. Dominic’s younger sister, Nicole, asks Stephan for his help and provides him with an opportunity to exact his revenge on a personal level.
It all goes smoothly until he falls in love.
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This is the second book in the Legacy collection series. I’m very glad I found this series because I am enjoying it immensely. For Love or Legacy is another riveting love story.
This is another fast-paced read, keeping me turning the pages as fast as possible. The characters are complex and the plot intriguing. I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Cardello’s writing style. She gives enough description to paint the picture, but not enough to slow the pacing.
Stephan Andrade is a complex character with many layers to his personality. He does have a vengeful side that threatens to overpower his good characteristics, but his backstory did make me empathetic to him. Under his tough exterior, he has a generous heart and the ability to love deeply.
The heroine, Nicole Corisi, is also a complex character with a mix of innocence and worldliness that helped me bond with her immediately. While she wants to be the CEO of her father’s company, she does have insecurities about her ability to lead. No wonder she has them, considering the neglect she experienced as a child, always seeking the approval of an uncaring father.
I like all of the secondary characters in this series, and it’s fun catching up on the previous characters’ lives as well. If you are looking for a great billionaire series without any BDSM elements, yet still has plenty of hot scenes with an enthralling story, then you will love the Legacy Collection. Happy reading!