The Teacher's Billionaire: The Sherbrookes of Newport Book 1

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Callie Taylor's life is turned upside down when she learns the truth about her birth following the death of her mother. Not only is her father alive, but he's none other than presidential candidate Senator Warren Sherbrooke.

Billionaire and confirmed bachelor, Dylan Talbot, is devoted to his family. When his stepfather Warren Sherbrooke receives a letter from a past love telling him they have a daughter together, Dylan is instantly suspicious. In order to keep the media vultures...

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Overview

Callie Taylor's life is turned upside down when she learns the truth about her birth following the death of her mother. Not only is her father alive, but he's none other than presidential candidate Senator Warren Sherbrooke.

Billionaire and confirmed bachelor, Dylan Talbot, is devoted to his family. When his stepfather Warren Sherbrooke receives a letter from a past love telling him they have a daughter together, Dylan is instantly suspicious. In order to keep the media vultures away and protect Warren's political aspirations, Dylan convinces Warren to let him handle the situation.

As Callie and Dylan spend time together, they can't resist the feelings that blossom between them. However, when Callie learns the real reason he has been spending time with her their fledgling romance is put in jeopardy and only complete honesty can save it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475066227
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/2/2012
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book and hope another one comes out soon!

    I really enjoyed this book and hope another one comes out soon!  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

    I enjoyed Callie and Dylan's story. I love how Callie is so swe

    I enjoyed Callie and Dylan's story. I love how Callie is so sweet! I enjoyed watching Dylan fall for Callie. I like that Dylan realize pretty quickly that Callie was only looking to find out about her father and not looking to gain financially. I love that Callie and Dylan had common interests. It made it easier to see why they could fall in love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    great read

    great read

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Very good book. A must read.

    Very good book. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    loved it.. great story line.. a must read DSK

    loved it.. great story line.. a must read DSK

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

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    As of the very beginning things were not going to be easy for me

    As of the very beginning things were not going to be easy for me with this book. Sod’s law and all that. For some reason the PDF wouldn’t covert to .mobi so I was stuck reading the book in PDF form, which is hard on my eyes. I ended up reading it on the Kindle as the boyfriend was using the tablet and I know from experience that reading from the PC screen no longer works for me. So I just had my nose smushed up against the screen and went from there!

    The plot is fairly simple: Callie’s mother leaves a confession in a letter that, upon her death, was sent to the father she’d hidden Callie from all her life. Said father is Warren Sherbrooke, who happens to be running for president. The revelation comes as a shock to all parties involved but Warren is determined to meet this long-lost daughter and bring her into the family fold. His campaign manager, wife and step son, Dylan, aren’t convinced that she really is his daughter and not just some bawd with her own agenda trying to scam them / hurt Warren’s chances of winning the election. So Dylan offers to be the one to go and meet her in order to take her measure.

    As soon as he sees her he can’t deny the family resemblance and knows that she is who the letter claims she is. Warren’s campaign manager is still wary though and Dylan agrees to keep an eye on her in order to make sure that she doesn’t do anything potentially disastrous, such as taking her story to the media.

    Spending time together soon leads to initial attraction transforming into deep feelings taking root and it’s not long before their relationship turns physical. It can’t be that easy, though, and an overhead conversation leads to Callie feeling shattered and betrayed, and Dylan having to overcome old fears in order to ensure future happiness.

    The vast majority of the book focuses on Callie and Dylan and what they get up to together. There are various activities and landmarks described, which the author certainly has a knack for, but I did occasionally find my interest waning as things took too long to get to the point. In fact, it isn’t until the 75% mark that the spanner actually gets thrown in the works. Although I did enjoy reading about their outings together and the author did a fantastic job of bringing Massachusetts to life for me, I would have preferred to see more interaction between Callie and the other Sherwoodes instead. She doesn’t get to spend very much time with her father at all, despite it being his desire to get to know her that pushes the narrative. The ending also felt a little rushed in comparison with how drawn out a lot of the rest of it was.

    There are some minor continuation errors, such as Callie claims she’s only ever left Massachusetts once to go to Florida, but later in the book she talks about a school trip to New York. Now, admittedly I’m not all that familiar with US geographical layout, but I’m 99.99% sure that New York is not in Massachusetts, although I suppose it could be considered close enough that it’s not all that exciting (like how my home in France is close enough to Switzerland that a trip across the Swiss border is not all that out of the ordinary).

    Generally speaking, I prefer my stories to have a little bit more conflict in them, but as an easy-read romance, this book succeeded in alleviating me of the headache my day had caused!

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    I read this book as part of a blog tour for this book. It was li

    I read this book as part of a blog tour for this book. It was listed as contemporary romance which is a genre I really enjoy. While this is a fairly easy/quick read, I found the beginning slow. I don't know if there was too much set up or that it was just a slower paced read in the beginning. At almost the half way point, it picked up and caught my interesting and I was turning page after page after page. The story line did follow a similar plot line as all romances, but the author was able to keep it fresh with the characters.


    I did enjoy both main characters; Dylan and Callie. I liked both of them very well. I was still feeling bad for Callie having just lost her mother, however, she didn't let this keep her down and continued going forward with all that was happening. She also had a great friend who stuck by her side and helped her through the tough times; not taking over and pour pity over her, just being a good friend. I think all of the characters whether big or small in the plot line, did add great depth and interest to the story.


    I was excited when we finally got to meet Jake. I liked that he was able to take charge, but not take over. I was also excited to learn at the end of the book that the second book in this series will be about Jake. Can't wait for the second book to be released!

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

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    Callie Taylor is an elementary school teacher whose mother passe

    Callie Taylor is an elementary school teacher whose mother passed away recently. Her mother's friend stops by one day to tell Callie about a letter that Callie's mother requested she mail after she died, a letter that would change Callie's life. Callie's mother had always told her that her father died when she was young, only now Callie finds out that her father is still alive. Not only is he still alive, he is a Senator, and he is running for President. Callie is completely flabbergasted by the news, and just wants time to process everything and deal with her emotions. In the meantime, the Senator has received his letter and is ready to meet his daughter. Warren Sherbrooke's wife and campaign manager want him to take things a little more slowly, and his wife has her son, Warren's stepson, Dylan Talbot over to try and talk some sense into the Warren. After much discussion, Senator Sherbrooke agrees to let Dylan meet Callie first, then set up a meeting.


    When Callie hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to see when she opens is Dylan Talbot, who she recognizes from magazines, and who she also knows is Warren Sherbrooke's stepson. Hesitantly, she invites him in. Dylan explains his reason for being there and tries to set up a meeting for Callie and the Senator, but Callie bluntly tells him she is not interested at this time. Dylan is surprised by Callie's answer, and is even more surprised by how attractive he finds her. After several attempts, she agrees to a meeting. Little did she know that in the process of getting to know her father, she would fall in love with Dylan Talbot. Dylan tries to deny his feelings for Callie, but he just can't stay away from her. She is unlike any woman he has ever known. Things couldn't be going any better for them until Callie finds out about a secret, a secret that breaks her heart and drives her away from Dylan. In the meantime, Warren Sherbrooke has announced to the world that he has a daughter and now the press are having a heyday with the story and Callie has no privacy. Can she survive her broken heart and her new found yet unwanted fame? Will Dylan realize that he loves Callie, and if he does, can he win her back?


    This is a charming contemporary romance. I loved Callie's character. She was very real and believable. Dylan Talbot was absolutely dreamy and swoon worthy, and the chemistry between him and Callie is undeniable. I enjoyed watching the story unfold and really enjoyed getting to know the characters. This was a delightful romance with a real life Cinderella feel to it that I found to be delightful. If you are fan of contemporary romance, then you will enjoy this lighthearted and entertaining story.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

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    This was a charming romance, a light, fun summertime read. The c

    This was a charming romance, a light, fun summertime read. The characters were well developed and this was a great start to the new series, can't wait to read more. Callie has her whole life turned upside down with the revelation of who her father is and Dylan is suspicious and trying to protect his stepfather and family. They both find love unexpectedly and it is almost lost when Callie discovers Dylan's reasons behind spending time with her. Ahhh but honesty prevails....

    DISCLOSURE – Please place somewhere in the post for all reviews!
    *Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

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    Wow...I really liked it! It was kept real...you could picture yo

    Wow...I really liked it!
    It was kept real...you could picture yourself actually there inside the book with the characters.
    Truly a fun relax out in the sun on the beach read!
    (Don't forget a hottie of your own to rub in some sunscreen!)

    The writing was so nice, each scene , each character, worked great.
    I think the realism of the places made the book so much better. Being able to pictured yourself on the "not dates" with Dylan and Callie were beyond fun.
    I think being able to connect like that also added to the emotional effect that each character had during the book.
    Trust me it was one emotion Roller Coaster!
    Heck...why wouldn't it be????
    Mom's been lying your whole life, rich daddy wants to meet you, step-bro is a HOTTIE and you think your beneath them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Highly recommended- fun easy read

    This is a talented new author. I found it difficult to put the story down as the story unfolded and the romance between Callie and Dylan developed. Both were likeable characters who I wanted to see end up together. I loved the references to spots in New England, which included Newport, RI and Boston MA plus a whole scene at Fenway Park. Although I knew going in that there would be a Happily Ever After at the end I still found myself drawn into the story curious as to what would happen next. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance. Look forward to the next book in the series.

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