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 Rhode Island. 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, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.

Ruth is the sister of author Jeannette Winters and aunt of author Danielle Stewart.

Book List in Order: 46 titles

  • 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 Co...


  • From New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello comes another hot Corisi romance about a bet, a love story, and the secrets that ruin relationships.When billionaire and tech start-up capitalist Gian Romano strikes a bet with his niece Judy—...


  • In this steamy third book in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s Corisi Billionaires series, a trip to Italy could jump-start a lasting relationship -- but only if all that’s hidden comes to light. When Christof meets a beautiful...




  • She wants to go wild. A billionaire decides to go with her. For two Americans in Paris, love wasn’t in the plans in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s sexy high-stakes romance. After years of choosing safe over satisfying, a wee...


  • In the Barrington family, Ian is the fixer. He lives a double life—one that has provided him with the skills to save his family more than once. Reuniting with the brother they’d all believed was dead has shaken him to the core. He is driven to fi...


  • In New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s sexy and emotional romance, a billionaire dares to invest in the riskiest proposition of his life: a second chance at love. Single mom Heather Ellis would do anything for her adopted daughter,...


  • A secret prince romance.Savannah Barre: I’m starting over—hitting the reset button on my life. With the small inheritance, my grandmother left me, I’m leaving Coppertop Maine behind and reinventing myself in Boston. Don’t worry, I’m not doi...






  • When a woman runs from family, fortune, and secrets, love follows in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s dazzling romance. The Boston Westerlys are reuniting for a wedding -- a longtime wish for its matriarch. If only Nicolette, th...


  • Three New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. One wild project. The Taken by a Trillionaire series is an escapism fantasy that was born at a party at RWA. Over cocktails, J.S. Scott, Melody Anne, and Ruth Cardello laughed as they plotted th...


  • Kade:For the first thirty years of his life, Kade Thompson knew exactly who he was and where his life in Australia was going. He made tough choices he thought his family needed—even if it meant leaving behind the one woman who had his heart.A phone...


  • A billionaire silver-screen hero finds a real-life heroine in this sizzling romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello. Sage Revere follows her instincts, which have led to an oddball career as a plant psychologist. As a ...


  • A brand new, standalone spin-off from THE BACHELOR TOWER series, and the second NOVELLA in the Left At The Altar series!!! Barrett When Paul asked me to be his best man, I didn’t think we’d make it this far. He’s 0 for 3 on engagements, but h...


  • BenI like a challenge. Tell me something’s impossible and I’ll make it happen. From our very first meeting it’s obvious the Bachelor Tower’s newest female addition doesn’t think I’m her type. When I’m asked to distract her from the poli...


  • Ruth Cardello turns a fairy-tale romance into a sizzling bedtime story. Rachelle Westerly needs a break. After years of acting as the family peacekeeper, she’s finally ready to take a step back. Her movie-star brother has offered her the perfect...


  • A brand new series set in a whole new world. Dalton: Women are a perk of my lifestyle. I work hard. I deserve to play harder. But I didn’t get on the Forbes List of Rising Entrepreneurs by getting lost in the baggage and disruption that comes with ...


  • New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ruth Cardello puts two hearts on the line when a Boston billionaire takes a second chance on the woman of his dreams. Spencer Westerly is his own man. He didn’t need his father’s money to build h...


  • New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ruth Cardello returns with a hilarious addition to Barrington Billionaire series.What happens when a normally reserved billionaire tries to be a regular guy and discovers he has a wild side? Grant Barri...






  • New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ruth Cardello returns with an irresistible series about sexy billionaires and the strong-willed women who tame them. Brett Westerly is his father’s golden child, but it’s come at a cost. As head ...


  • They’re at it again! Ruth Cardello, JS Scott, and Melody Anne come together for another royal novella trilogy. This is the first novella of a three novella set. Check the dates below for release dates on the second and third novella.Escape with ...


  • Billionaire Andrew Barrington walked away from the lavish lifestyle he was raised in to serve as a Marine. Until recently, he would have said he’d made the right choice. A tragic set of events, however, has him not re-enlisting and emotionally hitt...


  • Clay Landon has never taken himself or his life of privilege seriously. He has spent his life going where he wanted, when he wanted, and keeping his relationships as casual and open as his lifestyle. It’s a pretty damn good life until he meets Lexi...


  • Meet the Brannigan brothers -- seven sexy brothers who bring the heart and the heat! From bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Ruth Cardello, Melody Anne, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Roxanne St. Claire and JoAnn Ross comes a brand new contemp...


  • Lucy Albright never wanted her family’s Texas ranch, but now it’s in foreclosure. She’s already lost so much she can’t bear the thought of losing one more thing. Lucy learned the hard way not to accept help from a man when there are strings a...


  • Lance Barrington’s priority is business, not pleasure. Only one woman has ever been able to turn him inside out...Willa Chambers. Willa Chambers, his sister’s best friend. Forbidden. Scandalous. Unforgettable. They’ve spent the last ten year...


  • Playboy Mason Thorne is nothing short of complicated. Though he was a movie star at a young age, his life took a downward spiral when he turned to drugs after losing his mother. He cleaned up his act and became a senator but still keeps his distance ...


  • Dax Marshall isn’t the type of man a woman takes home to meet her parents. He’s a business shark who has never let anything as insignificant as caring stop him from taking over a company. Some call him heartless, but he doesn’t see the value of...


  • Warm up with the couple who started it all. Dominic and Abby are gathering family for Christmas—Corisi style. This holiday NOVELLA is a heartwarming visit with old friends. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll want to read the series all over aga...






  • When it comes to getting what he wants, Asher Barrington is a hammer who is known for crushing his opponents. From the moment Emily walks into his office and challenges him, winning takes on a whole new meaning. The only thing standing between Em...


  • Gigi Bassano. Young. Beautiful. Idealistic. Proud. Gigi was raised outside the Andrade clan, but it has left her with an ache she cannot deny. When she’s invited to her brothers’ weddings, she refuses at first, then changes her mind and attends...


  • Luke Andrade: Wealthy, talented, fiercely loyal. He’s the glue that holds his family together, but every man has a breaking point. When he heads to Ohio to attend a funeral, he does so with the intention of taking time off to clear his head. The ve...


  • Ruth Cardello’s second steamy and sensual book in the Lone Star Burn series may leave you blushing. Melanie Hanna has finally worked up the courage to travel to New York and tell an old flame that he’s the father of her young son. She’s done...


  • From NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author!Max Andrade:Rich, bold, unapologetic. He is a man who doesn’t hear the word no—until he meets Tara. In his obsession to have her, he’ll offer her anything—except his heart.Tara Holmes:Outspoken, ha...


  • From NY Times & USA Today Bestselling author, Ruth Cardello:Recipe For Love (A Hot Andrade Christmas Novella) Before Abby met Dominic. Before Nicole and Stephan got back together. Confessed secrets drove Madison Andrade away from her family and into ...



  • Nick Andrade: Sexy, charming, bad boy. He’s never been a one woman man, but he’s willing to give it a try every Saturday with Rena. Rena Sander: Confident, caring, a woman who plays by the rules. She’s never been in love, and thinks keeping...


  • From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ruth Cardello comes the scorching debut to the Lone Star Burn series -- hot enough to make you want to saddle up to your own cowboy! Would-be writer Sarah Dery has just turned twenty-five and fe...


  • NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author! Gio Andrade: Rich, powerful, sexy. A man who thinks he has everything . . . until he meets Julia. Julia Bennett: Sweet, spontaneous, and desperate to sell her jewelry line in New York City. She takes a job a...






  • Alethea is at a crossroad. For as long as she could remember, it was her and her best friend, Lil, against the world. Now that Lil has met Prince "I have my own helicopter" Charming and reconnected with her family, Alethea is on the outside looking i...


  • From New Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Ruth Cardello, comes Book One of the Texan Nights Series, Gentling the Cowboy. Tony Carlton knows trouble when he sees it—especially when it comes in the form of a gorgeous, innocent and very naked ...


  • New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author!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 wo...


  • New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author! Book 4 of the Legacy Collection Rachid bin Amir al Hantan is fighting for the sovereignty of his small country. He needs to find some powerful allies - and fast. Attending the wedding of Dominic Corisi...


  • New York Times & USA Today Bestseller! Book 3: Bedding the Billionaire (Legacy Collection) Lil Dartley’s life is upside down. Her previously steadfast and predictable sister is marrying an influential billionaire and needs help planning the wedding...


  • New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author! Nicole Corisi will lose her inheritance if she doesn’t find a way around the terms of her father’s will, but she will have to partner up with her estranged brother’s rival to do it. As pretense bec...