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“Just another mediocre read from the same author and series as book 1. I like this couple better than Nick and Alexa but it's really just the same story with a different setting.”Book Faerie wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorites.”Janice Meredith wrote this review Saturday, August 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really didn't know how to rate this book. I thought some of it was worth three stars and other parts of it, a little more. Where are those dang half stars?! I think it's about time we get half stars on these websites.
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“No lo puedo negar me gusto mas el primer libro a este como que no le encontre mucho chiste. eso si Conte es sexy¡¡¡¡¡”GEORGINA B wrote this review Monday, April 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked it, but I liked the first in the series better.”annie g wrote this review Wednesday, February 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
“Ms. Probst quickly made a fan out of me with each installment of Marriage to a Billionaire, making her an auto follow. Whatever this Lady writes, I will read!!!” ~Under the Covers
Michael Conte had taken his father’s place after he passed away. The role of a protector. He would do anything for his family; financially, guidance, moral support, even to the extent of pretending to be married. And Maggie Ryan will do the same. Anything for her brother and best friend since they are the only family she’s got. Michael and Maggie come into an agreement to go to Italy in the pretense of a happy marriage…to each other. If you read Marriage Bargain, you can predict that this situation will be far from pretty. But to my surprise, Ms. Probst did a wonderful job pairing these two. Marriage Trap is cute, romantically funny and it was damn sexy!
I have to admit that Ms. Probst made a couple out of the two people who I least expected. After meeting Michael and Maggie in The Marriage Bargain, I couldn’t see any kind of future for them. I didn’t think Maggie’s resentment and thoughts of Michael trying to get into Alexa’s pants could get past anywhere but hate. But she did it. She put them into a situation where they had no choice but to get passed their false opinions of each other. One Thing I was certain of though is that Michael was very passionate with his friends, family and in the art of seduction. The man can seduce me right through the pages.
But I can’t help but wonder how much The Book of Spell has to do with Michael and Maggie’s fate or a certain old lady (Momma Conte) who seems to cry wolf at the right time. She was sweet, seems to know everything and boy did this lady had something up her sleeve. The other characters were of course a delight, specifically Cara and Max which sets the stage for the next book, Marriage Mistake. I can tell you now THAT book is my fave of the three.
Over all Marriage Trap is a highly recommended read, along with Marriage Bargain and Marriage Mistake. Ms. Probst quickly made a fan out of me with each installment of Marriage to a Billionaire, making her an auto follow. Whatever this Lady writes, I will read!!!
“THE MARRIAGE TRAP was a solid 3 stars. I enjoyed reading about Michael Conte and his Italian roots and hope the traditions that were wrote about had some truth behind them.
Michael bears the responsibility of his three sisters and mother since the death of his father. He put aside his own dreams to raise them, but he’s been unable to switch from the father role he was in when they were young to just being their brother now that they are old enough to make their own choices.
When his sister Venezia calls him upset over the old Italian tradition that the oldest must marry first that his father believed in so heavily in is keeping her from marrying her fiancé whom just proposed.
Once again, it’s up to him to find a way to make his family happy and the only way he can figure to do that is to fake a marriage long enough for his sister to get married. His choice to be his fake bride is Maggie Ryan. The woman who thinks he’s in love with her brother’s wife.
Maggie agree with Michael’s outrages plan to keep him away from Alexa. Yet she’s not prepared to be brought into his family so welcoming and find her sense of home she never felt with her detached parents.
She constantly challenges Michael in every which way; from his treatment of his sisters, to advertisements, to his own qualities he thought he was looking for in a wife. Suddenly, she’s the one he wants in every way possible.
Maggie’s traumatic childhood makes it difficult for her to let anybody in, especially Michael who represents everything she’s not.
Their path to falling in love is full of family, laughs, and actually getting married for real, thanks to his sister and mother. Only it’s put at risk when Maggie bolts after hearing a conversation with Michael and his best friend Max who doesn’t think she’s worthy.
I for one, found that a poor excuse for Maggie to run. It felt like the author just needed a reason for Maggie to run and slapped it down on paper.
Their reunion at the opening of his American bakery, which he names after her sets the ending as a happily ever after.
Next up is little sister Carina, who’s not very ‘little’ anymore, but a beautiful woman who will test Max to his limit.
“Another quick little read. Used the same plot structure as the previous book in the trilogy. I will read number 3 because I'm hooked! ”Mandekins wrote this review Saturday, December 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the ending was a bit cliche, but overall good ”Chista D wrote this review Friday, November 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No