The Broken One by Ruth Cardello

Release Date: October 1, 2019

Publisher: Montlake Romance


Single mom Heather Ellis would do anything for her adopted daughter, Ava. Even post an online reward for anyone who found the girl’s lost stuffed animal. Who’d have guessed it’d be returned by a drop-dead-sexy man with such sadness in his eyes that she had to reach out to him? To Ava, he’s a hero. To Heather, he’s a fantasy that puts at risk the happy life she’s made for herself.

It’s been five years since billionaire developer Sebastian Romano lost his wife and unborn child in a tragic accident. Now he’s all business. No room for emotion. Until he stumbles across that damn stuffed wolf and the beautiful single mother looking for it. Is he ready to give love a second chance?

But there’s more to Sebastian, his family, and his past than Heather knows. More than even Sebastian knows. Will the life they’re building together be challenged when the truth is finally revealed?


Something I LOVE about Ruth Cardello books is that there are always some serious feels. The characters have a depth, and are often flawed in a very human way. Add that to the fact that this is a single parent romance with a broody mc, and I was SOLD. I love the journey this book takes the reader on, and I love the classic Cardello crazy twist with Sebastian’s family. She is great at keeping you on your toes. I would definitely recommend this one!

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About The Author:

Ruth Cardello hit the New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers Lists for the first time back in 2012. Millions of sales are evidence that her books are akin to potato chips, addictive from the first one. She has created a multi-series billionaire world with a combination of escapism and realism that has gained her a faithful following of readers.

Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York–then came full circle and moved back to New England. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene. 

She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm or connecting with her readers online.

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Runaway Heir by Ruth Cardello


Release Date: May 28, 2019

Publisher: Montlake Romance


The Boston Westerlys are reuniting for a wedding—a longtime wish for its matriarch. If only Nicolette, the youngest of the clan’s siblings, could find love. With her true parentage suddenly in question, she feels like more of an outsider than ever. It figures that the one guest of any comfort is her grandmother’s greatest enemy. Now, Nicolette’s only impulse is to run. Disappearing to a small Iowa town, she can build a future on her terms without the Westerly name or money—or the secrets that have divided the family for years.

Despite his damning history with the Westerlys, Bryant Taunton recognizes a kindred spirit in Nicolette. He is drawn to the beautiful loner. When she vanishes, he follows. But Bryant has his own secrets, and gaining Nicolette’s trust won’t be easy. It might even require the help of the family she left behind.

Now, for Nicolette and Bryant, coming to terms with the past is the only way to make both their dreams come true, and to finally find a way home.


Have you read this series!? Well, you really should! I mean the Westerly’s are chaos in the best way. The crazy family dynamics really make each character’s story that much more endearing. Delinda is the meddling grandmother with a lot to learn about dealing with her grandchildren. She just wants what is best for them and she is a force to be reckoned with. I have loved seeing her evolution, and I actually liked her in this book, which was not always the case.

Nicolette is trying to cope with the questions around her parentage, but she is a HOT MESS. I really enjoyed the realness this brought to her character. She doesn’t handle things well, and that makes her relatable. I was just so invested in her, and really loved all her growth throughout the story. Now, let’s discuss the insta-love of this story. I mean do you need a new book boyfriend?! Because Bryant Taunton is delicious with a heart of gold. Between these two and the connections between characters, I couldn’t put this book down! I’d definitely recommend it, as well as the rest of the series.

Special thank you to Montlake Romance and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Praise for Ruth Cardello’s Westerly Billionaire Series

“IN THE HEIR is a wondrously fun jaunt and contains all the important elements of a delightful romantic comedy.” — Fresh Fiction

“I really, really enjoyed this book…I spent most of the book with a big grin on my face.” — The Good, The Bad, and the Unread on Up For Heir

” Hollywood Heir is a hot rollercoaster ride that is funny and emotional. Ruth Cardello provided romance, angst, forgiveness, second chances, friendship, and family.” — Harlequin Junkie

Paperback ISBN: 978-1542005128 | $9.99 US | 250 pages

Ebook ASIN: B07MV8GW47 | $4.99 US