Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Strictly Business by Ruth Cardello

Available Now! Strictly Business by Ruth Cardello.

Lies and attraction abound when a savvy businessman posing as his twin and an oil baron’s niece battle over a family farm in this steamy romance from New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello.

I just found out I have an identical twin. Wasn’t looking for one. Would have preferred to not have one, but here we are. We have nothing in common. I was adopted by a successful businessman who raised me to see life as a game and gave me the skills to win it. Him? He is about to lose his family’s farm. You heard me—farm.

Lucky for him, I’m a firm believer that when it comes to family, no one goes to battle alone. I’m in. I’ve switched lives with him and will use every business trick I know to save his farm.

However, my initial plan did not take into account a drop-dead gorgeous oil rep or the secrets I uncover about my brother. And worst of all, I’m starting to like the farm and all its inhabitants. I can’t stop thinking about that oil rep. This will definitely take longer to resolve than anticipated.


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Strictly Business by Ruth Cardello

Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I have become a fan of this author and look forward to each new book. I liked this one; newfound twin brothers, now switch lives so the businessman can help the farmer. You think it will be a simple task, but the woman thrown into the mix is going to steal Jesse's heart.

Jesse has to figure out why someone wants Scott's farm so bad. He also has to learn to be a farmer and take care of the animals. What was supposed to be for a day or two, turns out to be longer because Jesse has found that farm life is growing on him and so is Crystal.

Crystal was sent to Scott's farm to deliver a new proposal for the farm, that is all she had to do. When seeing the man, something inside stirs. She has never had these feelings before.

What happens when Crystal learns who she thinks is Scott? What will Jesse do when he learns what Crystal is sent to do? Can Scott tell him the truth about the farm?

I liked this story a lot and can't wait for Scott's story. This one is filled with banter, fun, crazy farm animals, suspense, lost family, and finding love. Another great start to a series worth reading.

This is the first book in a new series – and I am definitely looking forward to the next installment already!

The fun premise is that identical twins adopted at birth by very different parents have rediscovered each other. One has taken over the farm from his now retired and travelling parents, and the other is a hugely successful and ruthless businessman. The latter decides to save the former from losing the farm due to an oil company wanting to buy it. Little could we expect what transpires – it is fun, sexy, and has a rather lovely world-saving opportunity thrown in!

Crystal has been brought up by her wealthy uncle and had the opportunities to study and travel the world thanks to his generosity. So when he asks her to deliver some contract papers to a farmer he wants to buy out, she really doesn't think of declining. Meeting Jesse – who is posing as his brother – gives her an unexpected jolt of lust and desire. The fact that he doesn't seem very competent in the farm he is running is odd, but endearing.

The underlying plot is definitely a little out there. The warnings about not letting her in the house really have the reader wondering what could be going on, but in time we get the answers, the resolution of the business issues, and the consolidating of a relationship, we are invested enough to be happy at the outcome. There is some fabulous humour created due to the differences between the two of them, and yet they find the common ground too.

Fun, passionate, farm-drama-based romance.



Author Bio

RUTH CARDELLO’s addictive, escapist romances about rich alpha men and the strong women who tame them have made her a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. The Legacy Collection, the Barrington Billionaires, and the Corisi Billionaires are just a few of the many sizzling series she’s written.

Ruth was born the youngest of eleven children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She was an educator for two decades—including eleven years as a kindergarten teacher—before she decided to see if she could turn her dream of writing into a career. 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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Strictly Business (The Switch #1) by Ruth Cardello to read and review.

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