Redeeming The Billionaire: The Sherbrookes of Newport (Volume 5) Paperback – September 2, 2014
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The heroine is a young woman that comes from a big Italian family. They have been owning and operating bakeries in the area for generations. She is clean as they come. Smart, college educated she owns her own design company. Even though she is starting out she is slowly building her business. She quite literally runs into the hero coming out of her families bakery. He spills coffee all over her blouse, he offers to pay for it but she refuses. She does recognize him but she doesn't let on that she knows who he is. Everyone in the U.S. knows who he is so no secret there.
That is how their story starts. It is a whirlwind love story as he starts to fall for her. Such a golden girl could clean up is playboy image. She could be his ticket to the Senate. All goes well until she finds out the plan. It is a very entertaining read. I enjoyed it and I definitely recommend it. It does get a little sexy from time to time. So if that is a problem, be aware. It wasn't too graphic, just a little bit more than an insinuation. No matter, it is a good read.
I was not paid for this review. i am not a writer nor do I know one. I am not kin to this author. I am a reader and this is my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. 2/11/18
Trent Sherbrooke worked hard and played hard and made a fortune for himself as a part of the powerful Sherbrooke clan of politicians, billionaires, and general movers and shakers. But when he started looking into getting elected to the Senate like members of his family, his campaign manager wanted him to settle down, project a more wholesome image. Trent had just earlier, literally ran over small business owner Addison "Addy" Raimono, and wanted to apologize... when someone submitted a photo between Trent and Addy to the gossip rags... and his campaign manager decided Addison is actually better than the three candidates he came up with for Trent to marry for convenience. Trent started to seduce Addison, and Addison was swept off her feet. But can such a romance started off on false pretenses actually work even though Trent developed real feelings? And what happens when Addy finds out?
In a way, this is a very mercenary behavior. But I don't get what makes Addy different that would make Trent actually have feelings vs. all the OTHER less permanent companions that did not? But you can chalk that up to "chemistry". It's a good polish to a common story though.
presents him with the perfect woman. One side of her family owns Italian bakeries and the other side are nearly all members of the Armed Forces. As they spend time together, Trent's motives change. But when Addie learns of the campaign manager's plans, their relationship hangs in the balance.
This was well written with enjoyable characters but there were no real surprises and nothing exciting ever really happens. It's more of a feel-good, modern Cinderella story and I really wanted more. The ending was trite and rather off-putting for me.
Sexual situations may offend some readers
The bad news is that the 'big misunderstanding' so typical of this kind of book is more overwrought than necessary and destroys much of the credibility of the female protagonist. Don't get me wrong, she has justification for her anger, but I felt like her method of handling it didn't fit with her established persona.
Bottom line: as modern romance goes this is not bad, but it's not particularly compelling. You can read it in an afternoon and not remember it two hours after you finish it.
Trent is going to run for a Senate seat. His advisor thinks he needs to find a wife and get married to get rid of his playboy appearance.
He runs into Addie,literally, She acts like she doesn't know or recognize him. That intrigues him.
Addie knows about Trent and his family.
Trent & Addie run into each other again and they start talking to get to know each other. Feelings start to change and Trent's advisor thinks Addie is the one to help Trent's reputation.
Trent has other ideas and then Addie finds out what Trent and his advisor is up too and she leaves him. Now it's up to Trent to fix it.
Good ending but wish there was more to the stories ending.
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Enter Addison Raimono, an interior designer, and a chance encounter with said playboy and a spilt coffee. Things start to warm up between them, (the advisors plans going according to plan,) when the handsome playboy realises he looooves her! Then of course, all his intentions surface to bite him in his butt!!!
A very tame, predictable, and at times, boring story. Book 5 in the series but, other than mentioning (or meeting)other couples, presumably from previous books, it can be read as a standalone.
There are moments when it feels little unreal but it is not really irritating, it is a story not real life...