My Year with the Billionaire – Rachael Stewart

This book contains:

  • Broken families, including separation of children from their parents
  • References to drug and alcohol abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Foster care
  • Death of a loved one.

Summer is a carefree spirit with deep vulnerabilities stemming from the abuse and suffering she experienced during her childhood. She spends her time moving around the world living life to the fullest, and yet, never quite feeling like she’s fulfilled.

Edward is the billionaire grandson of a Scottish estate owner/ philanthropist/ foster carer. He spent a lot of time with his grandmother on her estate and as part of that got to know many of the foster children she helped.

Summer and Edward are informed of the death of Edward’s grandmother with a strange requirement in her will.

That they must spend 12 months living together on the estate or otherwise forfeit their half of their inheritance from her.

Rachael has a knack for connecting you to societal issues that you probably don’t know much about. In this case, it’s the impact of difficult childhoods regardless of the socioeconomic status of the family.

While Summer infuriated me at times, overall, she stayed true to who she was and worked (slowly and with many complaints) to improve herself. It’s a trait that I’m sure many of us can relate to which is partly what made it so understandable, even if it infuriated me.

But in the end, you know you get the ending you want and it felt magical.

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