Book Review - In the Heir by Ruth Cardello (Free on Amazon Unlimited!)


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ruth Cardello returns with an irresistible series about sexy billionaires and the strong-willed women who tame them.
Brett Westerly is his father’s golden child, but it’s come at a cost. As head of the family corporation, he throws himself into his work—hiding in his office is easier than confronting the reality of his broken family.
After a bitter divorce that split the family and divided loyalties, the wealthy Westerly matriarch offers an early inheritance to any grandchild who marries and invites the entire family to the wedding. Brett’s brother Spencer rashly gets engaged, and Brett knows it’s his duty to intervene. But he never imagined the unwelcome desire Spencer’s fiery fiancée would spark in him. Now the man who’s used to getting everything he could want has met the one woman he can’t have.
Ever since she was a girl, Alisha Coventry considered Spencer and his sister Rachelle the family she didn’t have. When Spencer asks for her help, Alisha has no problem becoming his fake fiancée—until she meets Spencer’s sexy older brother Brett. The chemistry between them is undeniable—forbidden—but as their relationship deepens, Brett is determined to have her.
Alisha only wanted to help the family make amends. Now she’s falling for the wrong Westerly.


This is the first book in a new series for Ruth Cardello.  The family has two parts that are estranged from each other through a bitter divorce when the children were small.  Some long buried secrets are discovered and the gap only widens.  In the middle of all of this, Brett finds himself attracted to his brother Brett's fiancée Alisha.  Alisha would do anything for Brett but finds herself attracted to Spencer as well.  

Alishia truly brings out the best in Spencer and his character growth really shown throughout the book.  Alisha also is able to grow and become more independent and learn more about herself as she is challenged from her normal comfort zone through the events in the book.

I look forward to reading more about the family and how the rest of the members deal with the eccentric matriarch and her meddling. 

MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of eleven children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She’s lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York, and Rhode Island again before moving to Massachusetts, where she now lives with her husband and three children. Before turning her attention to writing, Ruth was an educator for two decades, including eleven years as a kindergarten teacher. She is a New York Times bestselling author who loves writing about rich alpha men and the strong women who tame them. In the Heir is the first book in her Westerly Billionaire series. Learn about Ruth’s new releases by signing up for her newsletter at


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