Tuesday, October 12, 2021

He Said Never by Ruth Cardello

The Lost Corisis. He Said Never by Ruth Cardello. Kindle Unlimited.

From New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello comes another burning Corisi romance about family crises, dark secrets, and unforeseen love.

Riley doesn’t want her mom to know that she’s been seeing her newly discovered family, the Corisi clan. Riley’s biological father made her mother’s life hell, and even though he’s dead, her fear of anyone who shares his last name lives on.

After attending two funerals, Gavin’s father has decided Gavin needs a wife and children to be happy. Rather than inheriting his family’s company, Gavin now must earn his way back into his father’s good graces by producing a fiancée.

Everything with Riley would have gone easier if he had just lied to her about his meeting with her brother Dominic. The truth would have hurt her, and that was the last thing he wanted.

He never wanted a relationship, but when he is forced to choose between business or a future with her, he realizes he’ll choose her every time.

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For book one, He Said Always, click HERE.


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He Said Never by Ruth Cardello

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Riley and Gavin meet in a coffee shop where Riley has been stood up yet again. Why can't she find a guy that will actually meet her when he says he will?

Gavin doesn't want a relationship, but his father thinks he needs a fiancée to run the family company. When he meets Riley, there is something about her that draws him to her. He doesn't know what it is, but he wants to be around her. The more time they spend together, the closer they become and feelings begin to grow.

Can they make a relationship work? Will her brother try to ruin things before they really begin? Will Gavin's father approve of Riley?

I liked the first story, but I liked this one more. Here you have Riley looking for love and Gavin never wanting it and together they find each other. Something neither of them thought was possible. This story is great with a love that was almost built on trust, a family built on friendship and love, and a story to read over and over that will leave you feeling happy that you read it. I hope you give this one a chance and you enjoy it too.

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M/F Romance

Riley wants to find love. She knows that life can be harsh and unforgiving, but she chooses to see the love in life. When she's been stood up again, she thinks maybe it's just not out there for her. As she's leaving the coffee shop, she has a strange encounter where she's propositioned... Not the type of romance she was thinking.

Gavin isn't one to admit defeat, but with his dad's newfound kick on life, Gavin is forced to look for something he doesn't believe in. He sees Riley in the shop and thinks to himself, "Hmm, I could trick my family... she'll do." What he doesn't expect is to find out that Riley is much more than he thought.

These two were on very different paths. One trying to bridge a gaping hole in her family, the other trying to outwit his family. One looking for love, the other running from it. But somehow, they allow the other to see what's possible... what might be.

I really enjoyed watching these two figure it out. It was funny, smart, and I really enjoyed the romance.

This is the second book in the series, but actually links closely to many of the earlier Corisi series of books. I would recommend that you, at the very least, read the first in this series before you read this, or I do think you will miss out on some of the important back story.

Riley cannot help but be intrigued when she finds that she has living relatives. They may be on her evil father's side, but surely they cannot be like him. He was a terrible man, who so intimidated her mother that she has no trust for the Corisi family at all. So walking a thin line, she is grateful that she meets Gavin, and finds a man who will listen and support. We know that there are some other issues in play, but cannot deny that Gavin realises that his feelings for Riley are not just for show.

I think that this is a really engaging romance, which tests the limits of what someone will do for family, and in spite of family. As Riley wants a connection, Gavin has always rejected them. Luckily, we know that this talented author will deliver just what we want, but not always in the way we expect it!



Author Bio

RUTH CARDELLO was born the youngest of eleven children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, and New York before coming full circle and moving back to Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband and three children. Before turning her attention to writing, Ruth was an educator for twenty years, eleven of which she spent as a kindergarten teacher. She is the author of seven previous novels including Bedding the Billionaire, which was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of He Said Never (The Lost Corisis #2) by Ruth Cardello to read and review.

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