The Teacher's Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport) (Volume 1) Paperback – November 20, 2016
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 20, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 222 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1540524280
- ISBN-13 : 978-1540524287
- Item Weight : 10.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,649,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An entertaining story of Callie Taylor a 31-year-old schoolteacher who suddenly discovers the father that she’s never known, that she’d been told who died before she was born, is actually alive. And not only that, but he’s a wealthy senator running for president. This is the story of how the celebrity of her newfound father turns her quiet, happy life into an upheaval.
I gravitated to Callie’s character. She is an intelligent down-to-earth, every day homegirl, happy in her mediocre world. She has no intention of knowing this father whom she just found out is actually alive. She has no intention of meeting him or her half-siblings or establishing a relationship. Quite the contrary she’s happy to live her life away from any notoriety. But the father wants to meet her so here we go. Despite her discomfort and misgivings, she eventually consents to a meeting.
The story picks up some romance when 32 y/o Dylan Talbot (stepson to her dad), is commissioned to be the spokesperson and go-between for her father.
I liked this fun but unoriginal story of Callie and Dylan...on opposite ends of the socially wealthy spectrum, who fight a mutual attraction...(each for their own valid reasons). He is enlisted to be a spy of sorts, to find out if she has any ulterior motives against her father. And because he genuinely likes Callie, the guilt trip Dylan harbors doesn’t sit well. It was a cute, predictable story. You can see the massive tornado a’comin’ a mile away. Each character has the usual emotional damage to overcome. Their inner dialogue is timed and conveyed nicely. The narration is balanced nicely with witty dialogue. Good sentence structure and no editing issues. It’s always a relief to read an author who knows their English. Told dual POV 3rd person. An overall enjoyable, lightweight read. Very PG-PG13.
The Teacher's Billionaire introduces The Sherbrooke family. They come from old wealth and now are becoming a power in politics. Into their midst a letter arrives and old wealth will meet a fresh and charming woman who is no threat, but they can't believe anyone is not mad to get in good so Warren is cautioned about meeting his long lost daughter and his step-son Dylan is tasked with the delicate job of scouting out Callie Taylor and keeping an eye on her. If he honestly thought her a threat, this would be nothing, but she is exactly who she is and sweet and attractive as well. He's falling for her and now has the guilt of knowing what she will think when she learns the truth.
Callie is shocked at her mother's deception for all those years and struggles not to be angry and hurt at the decision that kept her a secret from her father and vice versa. Now, he wants to meet her and get to know her. Warren Sherbrooke is nothing like she expected and yet, exactly that. His wealth and status are a chasm between their two worlds and she constantly feels it even as she spends time with Dylan and fights her attraction. It can never be more than friendly, right?
This had a nice feel-good vibe to it and had a little drama, but stayed on the gentle side. Callie was a sweet school teacher, loved her dog, Jane Austen, and trips to the beach. My kind of gal. Dylan was a real gentleman even though he didn't think he was a relationship sort of guy. He'd been burned in the past and didn't want to get hurt or hurt Callie because of his issues. But, their friendly encounters and ease with each other drew them together in spite of his past and the difference in their status up to this point. Callie got stubborn about holding back from her family and Dylan using the family wealth as a way to hold back. It got frustrating because it was a cut off her nose to spite her face thing since she knew her dad was genuine and so was Dylan even if he screwed up. But, I get it. Anyone who got a family like that sprung on them and the situation that was going on would feel inadequate and wary. It had a modern fairytale unreality quality to it and that worked for me.
It read fast and was developed nicely though the end was abrupt in comparison. It sorted out quick after all the build up with Dylan's secret watch, her step-mom and sister not wanting her around, and all. The end was left a bit open in some ways though it wasn't exactly missing anything so much as seemed to be setting up a series. Maybe some of that will be followed up on with the rest of the series.
Incidentally, I saw reviews about atrocious grammar and spelling. I read an updated edition so it must have been cleaned up since then so no worries about that sort of thing.
So, while it wasn't riveting, it was sweet and enjoyable, more than meeting my moderate expectations. I would recommend it to those who lean toward sweeter romances and modern fairytale-style contemporary romances. I will most likely continue with the series to get Callie's half-siblings stories because the family was definitely an interesting group.
Top reviews from other countries
It's very well written, has a bit of mystery, intrigue and of course romance.
Cali leads a simple life as a school teacher with her little dog Lucky. When one day her life is upended by her late mothers friend in the form of a letter. Mrs Lee has posted a copy of this letter to Senator Warren Sherbrooke telling him that Cali is his daughter.
Warren already has 2grown up children Sara and Jake with his wife Elizabeth and a stepson Dylan. While discussing the letter Dylan offers to be mediator with Cali until they can arrange a meeting.
And so the story begins...
This is the delightful, sweet and confidently written story of Callie Taylor who quite suddenly learns the true identity of the father she has never known. Though her father is eager to meet her, he is a presidential candidate and other members of the family regard Callie with some scepticism. A plan is hatched for her to be met initially by Dylan Talbot, his mission to ensure the news of Callie's existence does not hurt her father's candidacy. But neither Dylan nor Callie is prepared for the feelings that soon blossom between them!
Though the progress of the story was quite predictable I found myself willing Callie on to happiness and wanting to be there for her Happy Ever After moment.
Fans of romance will love The Teacher's Billionaire and a sequel is on its way!
I should have realised that a book with 'billionaire' in the title would not be worth reading. Drippy, plotless, really not worth the time it takes to read. Totally unbelievable story. Glad it was free.