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The Marriage Arrangement

(Marriage to a Billionaire #0.5)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  812 ratings  ·  123 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst comes a new story in her Marriage to a Billionaire series. The Book of Spells returns in this sparkling addition to the series!

She had run from her demons…

Caterina Victoria Windsor fled her family winery after a humiliating broken engagement, and spent the past year in Italy rebuilding her world. But
Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #80, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****3.75 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

This man made her want things she’d never imagined before. She craved to delve into and explore every layer of him and open herself up again. She knew almost nothing about this man, yet her heart whispered she knew all the important things.

THE MARRIAGE ARRANGEMENT is a prequel to the ”Marriage to a Billionaire” series. While it didn’t quite measure up to some of my favorites in this series, I still enjoyed catching up briefly with some of th
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, blog-tour
4 Spicy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

A spicy little book that is a prequel to this entire series.... it also explains the origin of the book of spells... A beautiful romance set in Milan.... filled with love, spice, food, and wine....

Kat has been licking her wounds from a bad break up in Milan...Rip has been working hard at his job at a lovely winery....Rip is devastated to find out he cannot take over the winery when the current owner retires, it is a family business... The only way... marry the owners daughter K
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
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This was a cute story that was easily enjoyable. I wasn't too sure what to think of Caterina at first but it became clear that she wasn't some stuck up princess and I actually ended up really liking her character. I thought it was refreshing that she was had a very open personality and shared a lot of her inner thoughts with Rip freely. He, on the other hand, was a bit more guarded. I did like his character but by the end of this novella I still didn't feel like
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Sigh.. I just love this series and this book is a perfect addition.
The “Book of Spells” has show up again and what a way to dust off the cover! This book is part of a novella series written by many different authors and this one is an amazing addition.

As I mentioned in my intro, I love the Marriage to a Billionaire series and knowing that this story included the infamous “Book of Spells” just brought me right back to Italy. It was like we never left.

The author has crafted such as hear
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It always amazes me how authors, Jennifer Probst in particular, can pack such a punch with these short little stories. I wasn't expecting to find such a gem in this novella, but "The Marriage Arrangement" had me hooked right from the beginning and kept me impressed to the very last page.

One star for Cat. She's not as spoiled as Rip first believed. She's classy and smart and trying to find herself in Milan, after having her self-esteem annihilated by her ex.

A second star for Rip. He's broody an
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rip has earned the right to be a full partner at Windsor Winery. He has single handedly save it from financial troubles and he has worked his ass off from the bottom up.  Unfortunately, Rip’s mentor has other plans. His daughter who has been away for years has first dibs to the ownership of the winery.  Rip won’t le
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
Book Review: 5 Stars

Jennifer Probst is one of the authors I will always read. Period. No matter what. I don’t need to read the synopsis of the book to know I’ll love it. And that obviously happened with The Marriage Arrangement. I preordered it when she announced it and I signed up for the blog tour as soon as it was available, and none of those times I read the synopsis. So, when I opened the book in my kindle, I found out this novella is part of a series I haven’t yet read. But then
“Don’t fight it. Open yourself to me; give me everything you have, sweetheart. Kiss me back. I need it. I need you.”

What a complete SWOONFEST! A beautiful and sweet addition to a great series by the VERY talented Jennifer Probst! The Marriage Arrangement is a complete standalone, and will definitely be thoroughly enjoyed by die-hard fans and newbies alike. If you’re looking for a quick romantic read that will bring a big dash of light into your life, look no further! Caterina and Rip had INC
Sofia Lazaridou
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't understand why would anyone list this book as the 4.5th one in the series (that might change, but currently is #4.5). It's a prequel and none of the couples we know and love is together at the time. Alexa is a friend of Caterina's and Caterina visits the Contes. It worked quite nicely as a prequel and it got extra points for that. The story ends with Alexa getting the book and you know how that story goes

As for the characters, I feel like we learn who Caterina is from the very first few
Aug 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
The Marriage Arrangement was a good read. I just think those two characters deserved much longer book so the angst could be written more believably—as in, the forgiveness of heroine wouldn’t be so rushed.
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it
For health issue, Ripley's mentor need to step down from his own company and Rip is more than ready to take over the business. But there's a catch : Winsor Winery can only be given to a family member, thanks to a clause from generations ago. Edward Winsor offer Rip what he think is the perfect solution : marrying his daughter Caterina to get the enterprise. You can guess how Rip took the news of binding his life with a woman he never even met before. But he have no family, no ties to the world, ...more
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Since the first love spell was cast and Jennifer Probst introduced readers to an entire series devoted to the many perplexing ways a marriage can be arranged, Probst has taken us on spellbinding journeys - some set as far away as Italy and others in less foreign but, nonetheless, just as beautiful.

And, in her 1001 Dark Nights novella, The Marriage Arrangement, Probst brings two rather untrusting people together and makes them fight for their happily ever after, even when lies are told, because
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
One of my favorite series of all time is The Marriage To A Billionaire series by Jennifer Probst. It's one of the first ones I started reading right after I got back into reading romance books. I fell in love with the way Jennifer can tell a story and make you care so much for her characters. This also started my love for story line theme where the couple have to marry for a certain reason and then the hero realizes he loves her and has to win her heart. The Marriage To A Billionaire series has ...more
Isha Coleman
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Standing on your own means more than just running away. It involves risks, heartache and growing up. To conquer demons, we have to be willing to get our feet wet, hearts broken and learn how to face fears. So let the healing begin. The Marriage Arrangement goes from a girl's worst nightmare to every woman's fantasy. Cat ran from disappointment, self-doubt and pain. Can a determined man with an agenda be the home of her dreams. Cat and Rip are a mess when it comes to matters of the heart, but the ...more
 ❀ Minesha ❀
May 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Falling in love in just a few days? Revealing all your secrets in a few days? ....uh no. Just no. Don't romanticize this real life, this is a HUGE red flag. ...more
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***

From the beautiful cover to the synopsis, Probst did an amazing job delivering a well thought out novella that will leave you wanting for more.

In The Marriage Arrangement we get to meet Rip (Ripley) Savage, a business man who was hired to save Windsor Winery from bankruptcy. It’s his relationship with the owner, Edward Windsor that slowly grows between them and they both bring success to the company once again. But when Mr. Windsor tells
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc, 2018
Rating ~ 3.5 stars

Caterina Windsor left her home and her family winery after finding out her fiancé was cheating on her. She moved to Italy because she no longer knew who she was or what she wanted. Rip Savage worked his ass off for the Windsor Winery just to find out that he’d have to marry a woman who left her responsibilities and her family is a shock to him.

The first few chapters even though I was constantly saying to Rip in my head, “tell her the truth” were beautiful. They were very romant
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 full bodied stars for THE MARRIAGE ARRANGEMENT!

Ripley Savage is pissed. In order to gain control of Winsor Winery as he was promised, he now has to convince spoiled brat Caterina Victoria Winsor to not only come home from Italy, but also to agree to marry him so he can legally run things. Cat left the Hudson Valley after her wedding was called off, attempting to find herself again. She didn't anticipate staying for more than a year. Meeting a dark stranger in a bar never seemed like a big dea
Jessica Alcazar
Keeping with tradition, we have the trope of must marry for one reason or another, but it isn’t love … not yet ;) It’s been a minute since I’ve read this series, so my brain was a bit fuzzy about some things until it wasn’t. This little short story was much more enjoyable for me than the past books. It’s not that I didn’t like them, I was a different reader at the time and I can see from my previous reviews that the style the author wrote in was not for me, back then … That wasn’t the case today ...more
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
3,5 heartwarming stars!

I love “The Marriage to a Billionaire” series by Jennifer Probst so I couldn’t leave out reading this prequel novella. This book is sweet, quick and sexy! It can be read as a standalone so it’s perfect for new and old fans.

Ripley has worked hard to succeed in the wine industry but when his mentor gives him an ultimatum to marry his daughter or lose it all, he is determined to do everything. Now he has to convince the rich, spoiled g
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although the latest in Jennifer Probst’s popular Book of Spells/Marriage to the Billionaire series, this novella is also a prequel to the whole Books of Spells thing and it features some favourite characters before they got their own HEA. Ripley and Cat’s love story will definitely make readers sigh and swoon. It remains true to the arranged marriage trope that is the core of the whole series but it also takes two people, who have been burned in their previous relationships, and teaches them to ...more
Vania Nunes
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Winsor Winery, Hudson Valley, NY
This was a family business.
The current owner, Edward Winsor, had a very competent manager who helped him get his company out of bankruptcy. It would be the ideal person to take care of his business, so he could finally retire.
But there was a clause that prevented this: the Winsor Winery could only be passed to one of the family.
In addition to the company, Edward had another major concern: his only daughter, Caterina Victoria Winsor, who after being cheated by her
Aug 23, 2018 added it
Shelves: 2018
After years of working incredibly hard and singlehandedly saving Winsor Winery, Ripley Savage expects that when the owner and his mentor steps down, Rip would inherit the company. But there’s a catch. Turns out the family run business can only be owned by a family member. Willing to do whatever it takes to get what he feels like he’s earned, Ripley seeks out Caterina, the runaway rich girl daughter of his boss. Ever since being cheated on by her fiancé, Cat has been hiding out in Milan, unwillin ...more
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Rip Savage, the hero, has had his heart and soul ripped out one too many times by people who should have cared about him. Securing Windsor Wineries as his own legacy has become his top priority. Having saved it from ruin and working side by side the owner makes him confident he’ll eventually get what he wants. What he wasn’t counting on was a surprise announcement that becomes a major glitch in those plans. That glitch being Caterina Windsor, the soft hearted heroine now living abroad due to inh ...more
Marieke ~ Marieke's Books
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: double-pov, romance, arc
Marriage arrangements? In this day and age? Why on earth would you agree to a deal like that?! But when it comes in the form of a cute story written by Jennifer Probst, it makes me giggle and swoon. Ok… I have to be honest. One the first romantic series I’ve read was the ‘Marriage to a Billionaire Series’ (fond memories and all)… The Marriage Arrangement is the newest addition to the series, and it’s just as I remember the other books… Giggle, headshake and swoon…
“For the first time in years,
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 5/2/18.

The Book of Spells strikes again!

Caterina Windsor fled to Italy after a disastrous engagement, and has spent the last year and a half trying to figure out her place in the world. The very night she decides to try out the love spell she discovered in a used book, she finds herself drawn to the stranger sitting in the dark corner of a bar...

Rip's poured the last year of his life into Windsor Winery, pulling it back from the brink and working under
books are love
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was fun and entertaining.
Rip was one who got his eyes opened the most. He has his past haunting him and keeping him from letting anyone in. He was afraid to love because in the past it only led to pain, heartache and being alone. He was hard working and felt at home at Windsor Winery. He thought Emmett felt the same about him and that he would finally get a chance to have a home permanently. That is until Emmett informs him that even though he loved him he couldn’t give him any part of his
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
The Marriage Arrangement is a novella in the Marriage to a Billionaire series by the very talented Jennifer Probst. I am a big fan of Jennifer and this series so I was excited to get more! Ripley Savage is running the Windsor Winery and it's his life. He's saved the business, but then he finds out he has to marry the owner's daughter if he wants to keep it. It needs to stay in the family. Caterina ran away from the family business over a year ago after a bad break up. She just couldn't be there. ...more
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

While technically this could be consider a one-sitting read, it took me a bit longer to get through it because I couldn't really connect with the characters. Not to say that I didn't like Ripley and Catarina, but I guess one of the dangers of shorter novellas is that they don't really have space to delve into the characters' backgrounds and I think that would have improved my enjoyment of the book immensely. The plot is sweet but predict
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed Cat and Rip's story.
Two people that come from a very different childhood but determined to make their own way.
Their meeting seems like fate but the reality is much different..still the connection is real and the feelings deep.
I am liked both characters..they surprised me in a great way.
The story was sweet and their connection deeper than I imagined.
The italian was mostly right so that made me happy too
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Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She holds a masters in English Literature and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Her family keeps her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. Her passions include horse racing, Scrabble, rescue dogs, I ...more

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