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 ge ...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 opposi ...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
A man with a sense of family.
A man who is a good lover.
A man who can be my friend.
A man who can challenge me.
A man who I can confess my secrets to.
A man I can trust.
A man with confidence.
A man with an open heart.
A man who will fight for me.
A man who can love me exactly as I am.
Every item cried out for someone who could complete her. Michael. Earth Mother had sent her Michael Conte."
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Squee! It may sounds like fairy tales, love spell & w ...more
Ma cominciamo dall'inizio. Michael Conte deve sposarsi perché mammina vuole (o meglio, pretende) che il primogenito uccel-di-bosco si sposi prima della sorella minore innamoratissima-e-isterica.
Ora, a quanto mi si dice, questa usanza esiste davvero in alcune famiglie italiane (per il bene dei loro fi ...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 book’s MC’s
…you can get past Maggie’s 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 turn ...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
The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst is passionately sexy and emotionally compelling. Mia Amore! It sure did surpass my expectations.
I won’t 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 an ...more
The reason I liked this book wa ...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 bot ...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 :(
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.
קראתי את הספר הזה במקור ועתה בתרגום. מייקל הדמות הגברית שובת לב, אבל מגי ראיין היא דמות שקשה להתחבר אליה עם כל הקצוות שלה.
מייקל מציע למגי להעמיד פנים שהיא נשואה לו כדי לאפשר לאחותו הצעירה ונציה להינשא לדומיניק. הם נוסעים לבית משפחתו באיטליה ושם כבר ביום הראשון מתחיל הבלגן.
מגי היא טיפוס די סגור וקר לעומת מייקל החם והמשפחתי. למרות זאת היא מצליחה להתחבר למשפחתו.
הפריעה לי ...more
«La mamma ha detto che potrò sposarmi solo dopo che ti sarai sposato tu. Non ti ricordi? Era una vecchia tradizione a cui papà teneva tantissimo.»
Ma ragazzi siamo nel 2013! Come può risultare credibile che il protagonista di un libro si disperi a trovare una donna disposto a sposarlo per finta solo per agevolare la sorella? Mandare affanculo la madre? O meglio ancora, inventarsi una cavolo di giustificazione migliore? Ma parlami del classico ...more
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 character ...more
Maggie and Michael were both introduced in the first book in the series – The Marriage Bargain. Maggie is Nick’s sister and Alexa’s 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 spe ...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
She is the NYT, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of ...more