Book Review - Up for Heir by Ruth Cardello


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ruth Cardello puts two hearts on the line when a Boston billionaire takes a second chance on the woman of his dreams.
Spencer Westerly is his own man. He didn’t need his father’s money to build his wildly successful tech company—and he doesn’t want to deal with the fallout from old family secrets. But as much as Spencer wants to avoid Westerly drama, his grandmother—the family matriarch—is determined to pull him back into the fold. And she’s discovered the perfect lure: his college sweetheart, Hailey.
Although she broke his heart, Hailey is still the only woman he’s ever loved. Now that she’s back and looking as desirable as ever, Spencer is determined to get a second chance.
A lot has changed for Hailey Tiverton. The only thing that hasn’t? The inexplicable pull she feels toward Spencer. When they were younger, his work was his priority. Now, he’d better be willing to prove that, this time, love comes first…


The Westerly family is a unique take on the have/have not and upstairs/downstairs look at not only relationships but also the impact that money can have on families.  But this is not really a story that is social commentary.  This is a romantic comedy at its core.  In her last few books Cardello has definitely found her comedic timing and the interaction between family members in particular had me laughing out loud.  As much as I loved Spencer and Hailey, Spencer's best friend Jordan is really the one who stole the show for me and I can't wait to read more about him in future books.  This was a quick read and I recommend to anyone who is looking for a fun second chance romantic comedy.

MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


Ruth Cardello is a New York Times bestselling author who loves writing about rich alpha men and the strong women who tame them. She 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. Up for Heir is the second book in her Westerly Billionaire series. Learn about Ruth’s new releases by signing up for her newsletter at


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