The Marriage Trap
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This was OK. Good. I liked it.
But it didn't rock my world.
This is the kind of book that you can read anytime, a sweet romance and an interesting plot So my rec goes to those who like their dose of happy and mushy Me, I have a problem with too much mushyness, so that's why the three stars
The story is pretty simple - the hero and the heroine fake the marriage because of some family problems, the hero and the heroine marry for real and fall in love, the hero and the heroine have a fight and ...more
Italian billionaire and business man Michael Conte is in a bit of a fix. His sister is wanting to get married, but tradition dictates that Michael must marry first before his sisters. To placate his family, he devises a plan to present a fake wife. Photographer Maggie Ryan has known Michael for a year ever since her friend, Alexa had set her up on a blind date with the handsome Italian. But Maggie is convinced Michael is in love with Alexa who happens to be married to Maggie's brother, Nick.
You know, this trope is so common, yet Jennifer Probst still made it a fun and entertaining read.
Last book, it was mentioned that Maggie Ryan went on a blind date with Michael Conte but something happened and there was tension between the two. It was uncomfortable and didn't seem that is was a good match. Until book 2.
Maggie was a nice character who had a defense built around her heart to keep everyone out. Michael Conte seemed like a bossy jerk but it quickly became clear that he was the ...more
Ah Maggie, how happy I was to see you and the good Count again.
I was so excited to start this book. The Marriage Bargain is one book that always stays hidden in my heart to pull out when I need comfort and what better comfort comes from that book than hiding dogs and the sexy scene that follows.
I have waited to see what happened on the blind date between ...more
With Marriage Trap, I am not sure. I do not like it as much as I did for The Marriage Bargain, but I do not hate it either.
What is very confusing for me is Maggie. Her character development does not make any sense for me. With her past and who she is now, something is off. Miss Probst also not giving more detail into ...more
There are some romance authors that get it right every single time and Jennifer Probst is one of those authors. Her delicious stories tantalise your senses, they keep you in a constant state of arousal and cheeriness, the only dilemma in your mind being - wine ...more
Let me be clear, la mia tigrotta. I'm taking you to bed. I'm going to strip off your clothes, bury myself inside you, and make you come so many times the only word from your lips will be my name, begging me to do it all over again.
Meh. (*shrugs a shoulder*)
you can get past the ridiculous and overdone premise of marrying to fool my family
you can forget that this SAME premise was used in book 1 of the series, not with strangers, mind you, but with the brother and friend of this books MCs
you can get past Maggies utterly annoying walls she puts up which makes me not give 2 cents about what happens to her
this book has some enjoyable moments
you can get fired up w/ some hot & steamy parts
it turns out to be not ...more
Umm..I will allow my husband to be more than me.He can be the one making and serving dinner for the rest of our marriage.
This is one of those books where I get attached to the supporting characters more than the principal ones.I absolutely loved Mama Conte. she's one of those fierce, hard working women who care about her family and made sure everyone was happy.I loved some of ...more
Italians don't say Dios, Spanish do it.
Italians don't say bambinos, Americans do it (maybe, I don't know for sure).
Italians don't say mia amore (really I don't understand if this a product of google translator).
So, the bad use of Italian words really spoil this book for me, sorry :(
The reason I liked this book ...more
The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst is passionately sexy and emotionally compelling. Mia Amore! It sure did surpass my expectations.
I wont reiterate the plot; I think the synopsis does a fine job of that.
I loved the characters in this book, Michael is the kind of guy dreams are made of; Handsome, loyal, family oriented, compassionate a guy with a big heart.
Maggie is my kinda girl; strong, independent, feisty and sassy to the end.
Together Michael and ...more
This is the story of Nick's sister, Maggie, and Alexa's friend from Italy, Michael. Michael's family is very traditional and his sister wants to get married but can't until Michael is married. Since Maggie is already planning on going to Italy for a photo shoot, Michael decides to see if he can rope her in as his "fake wife" and take her to meet his family.
Okay, I'm kind of torn about this story...some parts were very sweet but others were too predictable and repetitive. I liked ...more
I just couldn't do it guys. Maggie was sort of likable in the first book, and Michael was endearing in that one as well, but them put together spoiled the whole thing.
Firstly Maggie is a bitch, this is explained away as her fierce loyalty to those she loves, but I think it's delusions of negativity she "sees" from her childhood. From book 1 we learn Nick and Maggie's parents are like anti parents, cold, emotionless, leaving the, alone. Showing no love and showing that everything ...more
I was ...more
I don't know what to say.
Well... This was a good read. Nothing special, but not that bad.
I liked Maggie but the conflicts that she had with herself was really on my nerve.
Contrary to my expectation Michael was more wiser and more easy going. He accept his flaws and start to change them.
After a few days of thinking I have come to one conclusion: The characters. Jennifer may use an old idea and plot line, however its the ...more
Maggie and Michael were both introduced in the first book in the series The Marriage Bargain. Maggie is Nicks sister and Alexas best friend, while Michael is the Italian billionaire working with Nick who befriends Alexa. I liked him from back then, so this book was an easy sell for me :) They went on a blind date in the first book, but nothing really came of it (or so we thought), but with them now entering into a pretend marriage and ...more
There is only one thing I'm concerned with the Vietnamese-translated version of this book. I don't know why but they censored all the steamy and beautiful sex scenes. I have never read a romance book ...more
1) The reason for the marriage felt more far-fetched than the reason in the first book of the trilogy.
2) I felt the rhythm of the book wasn't very fluid. After every action there was an explanation about maggie's feelings (or michael's). I would have liked it more if the background and explanations were inserted in the narrative more fluidly or maybe be more subtle about it. Sometimes the readers don't need to be told every single ...more
Even in the first book, I loved the character of Maggie. She had such strength and compassion for her best friend and brother. In this book, we get to learn more about her flaws and her upbringing. Michael is sexy, exciting, ...more
The first in the series, The Marriage Bargain, was a very hot and emotional novel. Although the story highly focused on the romance and the spark between the characters the story line was lacking. Now, in the second one I found that the storyline was little bit better, Except the characters were not ones that appealed to me. I found both of them to have unrealistic control freak levels. Basically what threw me off was that she basically says and plans to leave three times and realizes ...more
Seriously, a writer should pay more attention to details...most of the Italian words and sentences were wrong (italians don't say "mia amore" but "mio amore", "delizioso" and not "delicioso", "dio " and not "dios" and so ...more
The Marriage Trap is the second book in the Marriage to a Billionaire series by Jennifer Probst. The books can be read as standalones.
We first met Maggie and Michael in the first book, The Marriage Bargain. Maggie is the younger sister of Nick from TMB and Alexa's best friend. Michael is a business associate of Nick's and pretty much pulled out the stops to get Alexa into his bed, or so it appears. Now these two have their ...more
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