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Merger to Marriage

(Boardrooms & Billionaires #2)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  353 ratings  ·  64 reviews
One night of passion…

Mayson McBride has spent the last decade restoring her family’s magazine empire with her two sisters. She loves what she does, but she can’t shake the feeling something’s missing. Which is why she jumps at the chance–incognito–for a single night of no-strings-attached sex with Holt Turner.

A once in a lifetime connection…

Holt’s been unable to forget
ebook, 166 pages
Published May 13th 2013 by Entangled Publishing (Indulgence)
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: surprise-baby, arc
Mayson and her sisters have poured everything into the family business and it's finally paid off. The magazine is in the clear and expanding successfully and her oldest sister has not only derailed a take-over, but found a partner and love along the way.

At the wedding, Mayson meets Holt and for one night, she gives in to their blistering chemistry. That one night of wild abandon comes with consequences neither expected, when Mayson finds out her amazing night with Holt resulted in an unplanned
Geri Reads
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 heart-warming stars!!

Yup, my CR streak continues with Merger to Marriage by Addison Fox. This one was a pleasant surprise. The premise had been done before but it was done really well by Ms. Fox. The dialogues are witty, fun and believable.

Mayson met Holt at her sister's wedding. There was instant attraction which led to a one-night stand, which led to one unexpected consequence. Both Holt and Mayson must deal with their prejudice and trust issues to achieve their happily ever after.

As I men
Dirty Dayna
Feb 12, 2018 rated it liked it
3 board/bored CEOS
this .....didn't work
it totally should have worked!!!
it had the makings of a perfect like HEA.

Girl meets boy under a fake name ..night of hot sex...
both get starry eyes with memories
girl finds out she is pregnant
boy asks her to marry him
they suck as adults...
don't have kids when you both are immature

I wanted my perfect HEA not this emotionless merger.
the two MCs didn't have any steam/angst/lust/intensity
it would have worked better if they hated eachother truly instead
May 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Some people should not have kids.....More about that later.

The leads of the novel are Mayson and Holt. We see them involved quite quickly in a one night stand that leaves a lasting impression on both of the players.

Personally, I thought this would be a light read, then I got ticked off at her father and the demon that is Holt's mother and saw that though the story follows an often used plot, there was something worthwhile being presented here.

It was easy to see the things that would ultimately
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Four Solid Stars! I received an ARC for Merger to Marriage by Addison Fox. This is the second book in the Boardrooms & Billionaires series. I am a fan of Addison Fox and enjoy everything she writes and this did not disappoint.

This book centers on Mayson McBride and Holt Turner. Mayson is part of a three sister team who runs a major magazine, which we are introduced to in Tempting Acquisitions. Holt is a very successful Businessman in his own right. Mayson meets Holt and they have a hot love affa
Jeannie Zelos
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it

Merger to Marriage, (Boardrooms & Billionaires 2) Addison Fox

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre: General Fiction (Adult) , Romance

Some books I love, others not so much even though its clear other readers adore them. This is one such read.
I found the story was OK but kind of bland. Mayson was nice, her sisters were nice, Holt was nice, his friends were get the picture. His mother was a first class b itch, and I'd like to have seen more of her but...

I really didn't feel any ch
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was so good I read it in one day.

One of my favorite types of romance is when the two main characters launch into a marriage of convenience (for whatever reasons) and fall in love in the process. Merger to Marriage fits the bill perfectly!

The story is well written and the characters are well defined. I formed an immediate connection with both Mayson and Holt, in addition to the secondary characters. Their feelings for each other developed at a wonderful pace and their time t
Shatarupa  Dhar
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a short and light read, with no dragging around. I have read one book by Addison Fox in the Harlequin Intrigue imprint till now, and I loved that. And this one's much better, it straightaway jumps into action! The camaraderie between the McBride sisters is lovely. I couldn't believe while reading it that any mother can be like that, but Holt's mother is just that...bat-shit crazy! But the way of handling Mayson-Holt's one night leading to pregnancy was wonderful...their hesitant steps tow ...more
Latochia Hawkins
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved the chemistry between Holt & Mayson!
What started out as a one night stand, became a journey of discovery for the two. They were both dealing with issues that made them question their ability to be the right match for the other. The surprises along the way kept the story interesting.
Holt truly wins you over when he opens up about himself.
And all the interaction with the McBride sisters & Nathan made the story truly enjoyable.
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Mayson is the youngest of the McBride sisters and the creative genius behind the success of the sisters enterprise. When Mayson dumps that glass of oh so sumptuous glass of expensive Bordeaux
on her bridesmaid gown at Keira and Nathan's wedding she dashes upstairs to change, happy she packed an extra dress and dashes back to reception hoping to snag a glass before they run out. There she runs into Holt literally when she catches her heel opening the door and he saves her from face planting on the
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Merger to Marriage is a kind of dull story. When Mayson and Holt share a night of passion, they figure they'll never see each other again after. But, why wouldn't they? After all, Holt is Mayson's brother in law's close friend, small world and all that. This is just the first problem I had with this story. Of course the two would run into each other again if they have such a close association. The second problem? Their chemistry isn't very strong, not during their first night, and not after, whe ...more
Feb 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Mayson McBride works hard on her family’s magazine with her sister. When her sister gets married she takes a chance on Holt Turner. One night of passion is all she needs to get him out of her system. Neither of them is really looking at forever though Mayson is starting to want that something more. When a surprise from there night happens things change. Mayson will get to be the mother she always wanted but Holt sees it as an opportunity to make a merger with marriage. There is an important deal ...more
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I always enjoy a surprise baby plot. That part of the plot gets resolved rather easily with the heroine, Mayson, and the hero, Holt, coming to a mature commitment to working together when she turns up pregnant after their one-night stand.

There is a sub-plot about Holt’s mother and his fears that his mother’s criminal past and present will threaten his relationship with Mayson. That would have been interesting if the author had done more with that, but it’s all wrapped up relatively quickly and
Victoria Bunce
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance, contemporary romance
Shelves: reviewed
Please note: I received a copy of MERGER TO MARRIAGE via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher and author.

MERGER TO MARRIAGE gets 5 stars and here is why:

It’s a fresh take on the familiar unexpected baby trope. When Mayson and Holt hook up, it’s clear their different backgrounds and crazy families make a relationship impossible to pursue, except for the chemistry that sparks between them. Ms. Fox delivers a page-turner with hella-hot guys, savvy girls, and chemis
Bette Hansen
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a nice surprise this book was. I was expecting the usual unexpected baby trope but this one packed quite a few more punches. Mayson and Holt definitely come from different families but where one family's problems are blatant the other's are hidden but no less painful. Due to their family issues they both have trust issues yet they don't let this come between them. They work to accept each other for the sake of their little surprise.

I highly recommend this one.
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is one of those second chance romances that give you the feel goods as you read. This author is a good one because she does know how to bring the romance to life using her characters to do it. This one centers around Mayson and Holt with you connecting with the story right away. You sink into it wondering where you will be going with these two who have a few things to do. It is one that you can breeze through enjoying every minute of it. Nice way it wraps up too.
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story!

This is a good story. I love the characters. I think it would have made a better story if there was more of a character background of Holt. We did get a character background of Mayson from the previous book in the series. A little disappointed in this book I thought it would be more involved than what it was.
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have known Addison Fox for almost two decades and was elated when she finally put her imagination into writing. I have read many novels from her various series and highly recommend the Alaska series. Her books are always a smooth, easy read with likeable characters who are relatable. You'll find these books are reminiscent of Nora Roberts and Judith McNaught. Enjoy! ...more
Karla Andrews
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book. Loved it all. Holt and mayson are made to be together. Ok maybe not at first. They both are strong willed and let anger get in the way. But they push past it and compromise for name of Love.
Katrina Balle
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a little cheesier than the first one. Its not 100% realistic, but its nice to read an fantasy outcome and sometimes those outcomes do happen to some people. Like the first in the trilogy, its a good quick read and has intriguing peaks.
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay read

Had the potential to be better than it was. Wasn’t anything different from many other romance reads. Characters were okay and plot reasonable although a Adult man still dealing with his mothers machinations was annoying. Was an okay read not a great one.
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This second book in the Boardrooms and Billionaires series can definitely be read as a standalone. I haven't read Tempting Acquisitions yet but after reading Mayson and Holt's story, I definitely want to.

Mayson and Holt meet at her sister's wedding but since neither knows who the other is, they think they will never see each other again after their one night stand. When there's more to their encounter than just one night together, they have to figure out how they are going to navigate an ongoing
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgally
This was another book provided by netgalley and my last ARC for the month of May. Here's what I think about the book.

This is the story of Mayson Mcbride one of the brilliant Mcbride sisters who restored and save the almost shaky Mcbride magazine empire. The three sisters worked really hard for it. And for Mayson this means ALL WORK , NO PLAY.

"She'd known it for months, as she and her sisters worked tirelessly to make something of their lives and their legacy. They all had gifts - Keira for man
My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

Mayson McBride has never been one to walk on the wild side. However, when Mayson meets Holt Turner — the handsome best friend of her new brother-in-law — at her sister’s wedding, she throws caution to the wind for a single night. It was the perfect night…until Mayson realizes that her plan for no-strings-attached sex had some life-changing consequences.

Holt can’t get Mayson out of his mind, but when he sees her agai
May 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I have been excited to read Merger to Marriage (Boardrooms & Billionaires Book #2) by Addison Fox since I first saw the cover! It definitely drew me in, and after reading the blurb I knew for sure that it was something I wanted to check out. I was a little apprehensive about it at first, because I haven't read book #1 (Tempting Acquisitions). I'm sure that if I would have read book #1 first, that I would have had more insight into some of the
*Marsha,Marsha,Marsha* It's always Marsha
I was provided an ARC via Netgalley for an honest review

4 Well Done Stars
Fox has provided us with an Adult Contemporary novel that was both enjoyable and well written. After being in the NA genre for quite awhile now, I almost forgot how pleasurable it is to read real adult language without all the HS/college drama. This is not an Alpha male, angst ridden, caveman/simpering female story.

This is the 2nd book in this series about 3 sisters who have taken over their father's business and become so
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Addison Fox is a particular favorite of mine.. I do enjoy her Sons of the Zodiac Series and hope to see more of it.. but that's not what this review is about. Nope Ms Fox is taking us to the boardroom and the bedroom in this wonderful trilogy. Merger to Marriage is book two in the series and it's a sweet fun read!!

Mayson McBride has spent the past ten years rebuilding the company. She is the creative one and as most of us creative types know.. she has always been the one who "isn't living up to
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I haven't missed an Addison Fox book yet so I was excited to get an ARC of Merger to Marriage.
This is the second book in the trilogy and tells the story of Mayson - sister to the heroine, Kiera, from the first book - and Holt - best friend to the hero, Nathan, from the first book. This book starts off with a bang (literally!). After a one night stand at Kiera and Nathan's wedding, the two part ways but can't stop thinking about each other. They have the chance to meet again a few weeks later at
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Books like this are totally my dirty little pleasure. I love negotiated relationships that turn into more. Yes, it's cliche, but there's a reason for cliches. They work! I love the comfortable story line, with the added twists and turns.

Mayson and Holt are a cute, and terrified couple. One of my favourite aspects of this book is the family. Mayson and her sisters have such a great connection, and I could really see the dedication and love in their work for the family business. Although this stor
May 03, 2013 rated it liked it
When Mayson and Holt meet at Mayson's sisters wedding they hit it off and have a one night stand. Mayson hasn't been able to get Holt off her mind, and Holt has thought of nothing but Mayson since their night spent together. As the weeks have gone by it has become obvious to Mayson that the night she and Holt spent together has left her with lasting consequences.

A weekend at Mayson's sisters is the perfect opportunity for Holt to finally see Mayson again, when Mayson see's Holt again she knows
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Addison Fox can’t remember a time when words weren’t a part of her life. In addition to being an avid reader, she loves writing novels about strong-willed and exciting heroes and heroines – individuals who are meant for each other and who deserve their happy ever after. After she makes them work for it, of course!

First published in 2010, Addison has written across romance genres including paranor

Other books in the series

Boardrooms & Billionaires (3 books)
  • Tempting Acquisitions  (Boardrooms & Billionaires, #1)
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