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Rise of the Billionaire (Book 5) (Legacy Collection) by [Cardello, Ruth]
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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author!

Rise of the Billionaire (Book 5 of the Legacy Collection)

Dreaming of Alethea gave Jeremy Kater the strength to survive a difficult childhood. Now that he has influential friends who owe him some big favors, he’s determined to become the kind of man Alethea would be interested in: rich and dangerous. Jeisa Borreto was hired to help Jeremy morph into that man. It’s a job she would enjoy, if it weren’t tearing her heart to pieces.

How can she help him change once she’s realized she’s fallen in love with the man he’s always been?

Hint: Sleeping with him doesn't help.


The Legacy Collection
Where my billionaires began.
Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire (Free Download)
Book 2: For Love or Legacy
Book 3: Bedding the Billionaire
Book 4: Saving the Sheikh
Book 5: Rise of the Billionaire
Book 6: Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption
Recipe For Love: A Hot Andrade Christmas Novella
Book 7: A Corisi Christmas Novella (available on pre-order now)


Other Contemporary Romance Titles by Ruth Cardello:

The Andrades:
A spin off series of the Legacy Collection with cameos from characters you love from that series.
Book 1: Come Away With Me (Free Download)
Book 2: Home to Me
Book 3: Maximum Risk
Book 4: Somewhere Along the Way
Book 5: Loving Gigi


A new, seven book series about the Andrade’s Boston cousins.
The first series in the Barrington Billionaire WORLD.
Book 1: Always Mine
Book 2: Stolen Kisses
Book 3: Trade it All (Coming soon)
Book 4: Let It Burn (Coming 2016)
Book 5: More Than Love (Coming 2016)
Book 6: Forever Now (Coming 2017)
Book 7: Never Goodbye (Coming 2017)

*Look for a linked series set in the same world, written by Jeannette Winters (my sister) and Danielle Stewart (my niece).
You won’t have to read the other series to enjoy mine, but it sure will make it more fun. Characters will appear in all three series.

Author Jeannette Winters
Book 1: One White Lie
Book 2: Table for Two

Danielle Stewart
Book 1: Fierce Love


Lone Star Burn Series
Fun, hot romances that roam from the country to the city and back.
Book 1: Taken, Not Spurred
Book 2: Tycoon Takedown
Book 3: Taken Home
Book 4: Taking Charge (Coming soon)

Temptation Series Bundle
Guaranteed to put you on Santa's Naughty List.
Book 1: Twelve Days of Temptation
Book 2: Be My Temptation


Taken by a Trillionaire
Ruth Cardello, JS Scott, Melody Anne.
Three hot fantasies about alpha princes and the women who tame them.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 22 May 2013
By Taylorville - Published on Amazon.com
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Page one had me hooked. Jeremy knows what he wants and will stop at nothing, and I mean nothing, to get what he wants. The strength shown in his character in the first chapter just amazed me. If you get knocked down, you get back up! It's as simple as that to Jeremy.

Jeisa is just adorable. It was obvious from the first few pages of her feelings for Jeremy. She's a little firecracker when it comes to making sure Jeremy is ok, even if she's helping him become the man he wants to be for another woman. She tends to hide how she feels and sometimes I wanted to shake the hell out of my ipad and scream for her to just tell him she's right there in front of him and exactly what he needs.

So Jeremy has made all these changes from when we first met him in the previous 4 books and has changed his appearance, bulk, style, social skills... pretty much everything about himself with the help of Jeisa. He doesn't realise just how much she does for him. He needs her for everything and can talk to her about anything. He doesn't hide the real him from her and this is how she fell in love with him. She loves the real Jeremy. He's just perfect to her even before the changes.
Jeremy and Jeisa "You should say it proudly since I'm your creation."With a shake of her head, Jeisa said, "All I did was add a little frosting to an already delicious cake."
Jeremy is making all these changes to be the man he thinks Alethea wants. Alethea is Lil's best friend. We've also met her in the previous 4 books. Now Alethea has always made me laugh but in Rise of the Billionaire I really disliked her. I liked her again by the end but through the book I was like, I want to bitch slap this girl haha.

As you all know, with Ruth Cardello's books you can expect to laugh your ass off! I mean we don't just have Jeremy, who is hilarious by the way. We have all the previous characters. Dom, Jake and Jeremy together had me in stitches. I literally had belly ache from laughing so hard. Look out for the superheros conversation in the book. I can just see it all in my head like it's a movie I've seen a million times. I'm actually laughing now just thinking about it! A lot of part had me needing to pee my pants but this one made me cry with laughter!
Jeremy and Romario "Como vai, gatinha?" Jeremy asked cheerfully.
With an impatient growl, Romario said, "I'm not a kitten and I'm about to walk into a meeting. What do you need?"

We all love the ladies. the ladies chats in the kitchen just make me think of girl times at home doing sunday roasts whilst the men pop to the pub. They make me need to go to see my mum just for a good old' chin wag!

Of course we have Mrs Duhamel in there with her wise words. Them men couldn't cope without her but we see just how much she cares for her boys in Rise of the Billionaire. She has taken Jeremy and Jeisa under her wing to push them in the right direction. I have so many favourite lines from Mrs Duhamel that will stick with me for the rest of my days so I'm going to post a few for you...
"You never replace those you've loved and lost, but if you're lucky and you keep your heart open, sometimes you get a second chance at a family."
This character is very wise and adds some amazing lines to many characters. This line was a conversation between Mrs Duhamel and Jeisa. We already know Mrs Duhamel lost her husband and now Dom and Jake are her 'adoptive' family.
"One should never be exclusive of the other. If you have to choose between your dreams or your man... always choose your dreams. The right man will love your strength and your passion. He'll join your cause or cheer you from the sidelines. The man who leaves would have probably left you anyway-he just would have picked another reason."
"Don't make excuses for not living the life you want. If you want to make a difference by getting involved in a movement, don't wait for a perfect time or the perfect situation, just do it. Love like you're on borrowed time."
This one was again between Jeisa and Mrs Duhamel about Jeisa following her dreams and not letting even her father stop doing what she wants in life.
"Love is terrifying sometimes. To experience it fully, you have to give yourself to it and trust it won't trample your offering."
See, Mrs Duhamel is just amazing. She's like the grandma everyone loves and she has the best advice ever!

Now Jeremy had a tough life growing up. Don't get me wrong, he had loving parents and he adores them but he had a lot put on him at such a young age that made him who he is in books 1-4. He's just not used to socializing with anyone and Jeisa thinks maybe it was neglectful of his parents to let him become this recluse but Jeremy doesn't see it that way!
Jeremy "When you love someone, you do what you have to do, not what's easy."
I love Jeisa and Jeremy. I've never been able to pick a favourite before but I think Ruth has just helped me pick one!
The sex... O.M.G!! Hawt!!! I think I fanned myself a few times with the sex scenes
Jeremy is one Hot stud in the bedroom! on the jet! on the couch! and so on lol. Ladies I'm staking a claim now! Jeremy if officially chained to my bed and is staying there. I will only share him with Jeisa as she is just perfect for him.

The laughs, love, sadness, low self-esteem, humour, problems, arguments all added to one amazing book! Wow I can't get it out my head and can't wait for Breaching The Billionaire

I laughed so much reading this book and highlighted so many parts that I just loved. The wisdom in some of the advice given is amazing! Definitely the best so far in The Legacy Collection!!

Well done Ruth. You've done it again. You made me Laugh, Cry (UGLY CRY AT THAT), jump up and down in excitement and put a smile on the hubbys face! ;) LOL

I give this book a MAHOOSIVE 5 ***** it would have been 10 if we did 10 stars lol.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is Amazing: A Great Read 21 May 2013
By Arabesque - Published on Amazon.com
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Rise of the Billionaire by Ruth Cardello is certainly a work of art. It is such a great read, that I just could not put it down. The book is the story of Jeremy, a computer geek who undergoes a physical transformation with the help of a beautiful, Brazilian image consultant, Jeisa. As the drama unfolds, Jeremy and a former romantic interest find themselves inadvertently enmeshed in a dangerous international situation that threatens to derail his developing relationship with Jeisa. The book enables fans of the series to renew their acquaintance with Dominic and Abby, Jake and Lil, Nicole, Zhang, Marie, the Andrades and other old friends that they know and love. The way in which Jeremy evolves as a major player in the series is nothing short of brilliant! Ruth Cardello is truly an amazing writer. The last chapter of the book is a cliffhanger which suggests that there is more excitement in store from this amazing cast of characters. Personally, I just can't wait for the next book in the series.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We have another winner!!!! 22 May 2013
By CINDY F. - Published on Amazon.com
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Author Ruth Cardello works her magic one again. What a great addition to this series. It's a case of a man not knowing what he wants, even if it's right in front of his face. He hires an image consultant to make him over, so that high powered people will respect him, and to also catch Alethea's eye. She's the one woman he's been infatuated for years, and he's hoping with all the drastic changes he's made recently....she'll finally take notice of him. This book had me rolling on the floor with laughter one minute, and crying my eyes out the next.

Jeremy is the most adorable, decent, and honest-to-a-fault computer geek--oh... and did I mention sexy? As he works to improve himself for Alethea's notice, he finds himself wondering if he's not going after the wrong woman. After working so closely side by side with Jeisa, while making these changes. Soon they become very good friends, but sometimes friendship just isn't enough anymore..

Jeisa Borreto's heart is breaking. She's has been hired to teach Jeremy social skills, and how to be the man he has imagined he wants to be. But now that Jeremy has achieved what he'd set out to do, Jeisa feels she's no longer need. The problem is: She's fallen deeply in love with him in the process. She doesn't want to stick around, when she knows he's in love with someone else. Or is he?

Woud I recommend this book? As a matter of fact: Yes!I highly recommend it!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Computer geek meets his unexpected solemate 5 June 2015
By Ellen - Published on Amazon.com
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Jeremy has been a shut in kid his whole life, he has only one friend. Alethea used Jeremy when she needed his brains for a project, she never valued him as a friend. Jeremy thought he loved her because she was a bright spot in an other wise isolated life. He tried to change everything about himself to get her attention. He even hired someone to help him become the man he thought Athenea wanted. But things changed when his stylist feel in love with the true as Jeremy.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from a really fine writer! 26 June 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I began this series a couple of years ago with book one as a free ie. I think it is still available me for free. I leisurely worked my way through the series and enjoyed every single story. I was delighted to finally get to Jeremy's story as I always felt he was the one most likely to get left behind. Here we encounter a man that has one into his own in so many ways thanks to two very talented and perceptive women who see him as the unique man he is and who are determined to help him discover what and who he really wants. This story continues the collection e story of characters who have populated the previous novels in this series and bring new individuals into the mix. It is a warm and passionate tale of an unlikely love affair that will engage the heart and mind of the reader and keep one's attention riveted to every page in the story. The author's writing skills are more than evident in the way she constructs the story and brings the reader along with her as the story unfolds. Fans of 's Cardello will love this book and anyone who enjoys excellent romance fiction will find this book worthy of time to read and enjoy.

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