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Friday, February 23, 2018

Review by Diane ♥ Insatiable Bachelor by Ruth Cardello

A Review by Diane

Insatiable Bachelor
(Book #1 in the Bachelor Tower Series)
Ruth Cardello

 Four Insatiable and can't get enough Stars!

Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover.  But more times than not, you can’t.  A lot of times you judge a person by where you see them and not who they really are.  Sometimes a person doesn’t really know who they are until someone or something shows them the possibilities of what they can truly be.  And finally, sometimes we don’t even know what we are missing until it is right in front of us, or in most cases, until it is taken away.  And that is what we have with Insatiable Bachelor by Ruth Cardello.

Dalton Croft is a man who has “life by the tail” or so he thinks.  He’s handsome and he knows it.  He’s worked hard to be successful in his business and he’s got the cockiness to prove it.  He’s a billionaire and he knows how to spend it.   And one of those expenditures is living in the Bachelor Tower where life is handed to you on a silver platter.  There’s a way of life in Bachelor Tower that doesn’t include women living there.  It doesn’t mean that they are not easy to come by, but Dalton has no need for the interruption to his perfect life that dating can cause.  One night with a nameless woman is enough for him.  He has no friends, they just complicate your life and make it messy.  And family, they just want something from you.  It’s better to be solitary and in control than the messiness of people in your life. 


Penny Fuller has lived a simpler life.  She’s funny, cute and simply refuses to look at her glass half empty.  She has roommates she loves, a father she adores, and a sister who is driven to be the best in the business world…..kind of like Dalton.  Penny has never been close to her sister, but secretly would like to be, so when her sister asks a favor of her, Penny is all in. 

Bachelor Tower is in for some changes…..namely a new owner who doesn’t necessarily agree with the current atmosphere, so Kylie Fuller is going to take up residence there to help make these changes.   However, pending business in China calls, so she asks her sister, Penny, to take her place and hold her apartment in Bachelor Tower by living there for her.  Guess who her next door neighbor is?…..Dalton Croft.
Now one would think that Penny is the lamb being lead into the lion’s den, but little do they know that Penny is not the lamb they think she is, but the lioness in lamb’s wool and we all know it’s the lioness that really runs the Pride.  Dalton is first drawn to Penny by lust only.  Another conquest to make.  But it’s her approach to life, and their sexual banter back and forth and her easiness to be around that draws him in, takes hold, and before he knows it, he doesn’t want to let go of her.  He’s on her side, fighting the growing crowd of “bachelors” that wants Penny out of Bachelor Tower, he just doesn’t know it yet.  And our Penny?  She is learning to be strong, to stand her ground and to not settle for anything less than what she deserves.  Together they are learning that what you see in a person may not necessarily be who they really are; and that possibly you can be more than who you are with the help of someone else.

Okay, right about now, I could go into a little Jane Austen and a somewhat comparison to Pride and Prejudice and that whole thing of making assumptions about a person without really getting to know them, minus of course the hot and steamy sex between our main characters, and the subterfuge of a growing crowd of immature and childish bachelors, but having said it, I think that’s all I need to say.  And I love Jane Austen (I mean who doesn’t???!!!) so anything that intertwines her principles is okay anytime with me.

So here’s the bottom line.  Insatiable Bachelor was a tantalizing read.  At first I wasn’t sure it would be “my kind of book.”  The chauvinist approach of the men in Bachelor Tower grated on my nerves.  I wanted to throw them all down the toilet.  But you know what?  As Dalton became a more real person and truly started to care for Penny, he started to grow on me and I started to care about him.  An author that can take a chauvinistic pig and make him a likable hero is a winner in my eyes.  The secondary characters of Kylie and Ben had wit and charm, and by the end of the book I was beginning to wonder about those two as well.  Guess I need another book (I think that is coming in Impossible Bachelor) to learn more about them.
Don’t let the beginning sway you from continuing to read.  Anytime I get to the point where I can’t put a book down till I get to the end, that is a good read in my opinion and that is what I had with Dalton and Penny and Insatiable Bachelor!

Ruth Cardello hit the NYTs and USA Today 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.

What Kindle Reviewers write about her:

"Wow hot at every page. Heart stoping, fear raging, mind blowing wonderful."

"I'm a true fan of Ms. Cardello. I ran on to her first book a few years back and have been hooked ever since. I could go on and on about the story like of this book, but I'm not. All of her books are total page turners, unique, heart wrenching, and I love them all. There isn't two alike in the bunch and I feel like i know the characters personally. I personally read 97 authors books. And I buy every book they put out. This author is in my top 10. Great job and keep them coming."

"Love this series. Got me to start reading again. I look forward to the next book. Thank you for giving me the love of reading back."

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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