Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael’s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager back home in Italy. Now she’s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael’s new venture, America’s fastest-growing bakery empire. But some things never change: Her overprotective family still treats her like a child. With three drop-dead gorgeous siblings, she’s still the ugly duckling of the bunch. And Max, the company’s new CEO, still barely notices her.
Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off-limits, for the sake of his job and his friendship with Michael. But hot-blooded lust wins out at a conference when the two share a scorching one-night stand - and are busted by her mother! Now, forced by old-world Italian tradition into a marriage he’s not ready for, Max is miserable - and Carina is furious. Her new husband is about to realize that hell hath no fury like a woman transformed....
©2012 Jennifer Probst (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
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I always love audio apose to books so that i can do other thing and still get threw my book. I like listening in the car and at night. The only thing is audio are more expensive
Very suttal on how she got the book. I remender the other book loved it. cant wait till next sister to get the book.
when she comes into her own... as far as her Art and her sexual being. i really like audio/ books that are realistic.
I think when Michael finds out about Corina and Max. How Max really wants her but he holds back.
i'm a romance's lice! i crawl all over it... :D
--------> Story and Characters Review:
The story is about an MBA graduate Carina Conte reencountered with her childhood crush and now boss, Maximus Gray, the Billionaire and CEO of a huge bakery chain in Italy and now America. The story is hooking from the very beginning... I can't stop listening.
Having been abandoned by his dad and sort of adopted by the Conte family, Max is a bit part of Carina's life when she grew up. Having a big crush on him is like a taboo, a forbidden fruit.. i think that's what kept me on edge all the time. Now that's she all grown up, it keeps me guessing.. would he, would he not fall for her now? Would she give up? And yet the sexual tension between the two never eases. It consumed me.
The Heroine is very adorable i can definitely relate to her personality and her way of thinking. The Hero is the usual all male dominant exterior but with a prince charming material on the in side that all girls dream about... can't complain much about that now can i? hmm yum.... lol
When it comes to some sexual encounters though, i find them to be a bit tacky and unoriginal. I'm not saying i didn't enjoy it.. just a bit tacky at times. The sexual details that the Hero prefers and some of the language that he uses are a bit influenced by today's most "trendy" sexual enigma, Fifty Shades of Grey. And the Heroine can be a bit of a submissive.. hmmm wait.. submissive can b a strong word. Maybe she's obedient? Just in the bed room though. and also none of the heavy whipping canning bdsm stuff too.. so you can also cross that off. It's just a raw sexual experience with a hint of Dom and Sub.
But as soon as i pushed through the cliche part, and just go with the ride.. i found it to be super hot!!!!!!! loved it! The chemistry is overloaded. Cute! Adorable! Romantic! Wrapped up in one!!!!!!!!!
--------> Performance Review:
Her tone of voice is very soothing and her accents, (Although is not spot on italian), is very adorable. Her energy is exuding that i can almost feel like the story is enfolding in front of me. I love her feminine husky tone.. really sexy. (I'm no lesbian but i got a vivid imagination?) lol...
i loved the continued star crossed lovers - it's a series for a romantic.
in italy with mumma cooking.
easy to listen to
Love is never a mistake.
The happy ending of course!
ended to soon
Max because he came to his senses and was willing to do what Carina (sp?) needed
I loved the whole thing but I really loved the sex in the Las Vegas motel
Romantic family lust
The continuation of the series in general
Yes is one is as good as the others
Yes, I lovveee this series, and the narrator did an aweaome job.
Definitely Mama Conti, shes so sneaky.
Ive listen to quite a few of her preformances, loved evey one of them.
Yes and no..yes because its a cute light romantic book in a great series. No because I know I'm going to have to wait for the next one.
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
A sweet, traditional romance. Like the first two books in the series the premise is totally unbelievable. But the author's skill continues to elevate the pedestrian plot. My only real issue is that the two main characters were Italian but they both spoke in English voices. I don't mean just that the narrator was an American. I mean there was no attempt to show in the dialog that the characters were from anywhere but New Jersey, or Missouri or California.
I really like this narrator. But for this book, maybe someone else would be better.
This is definitely weaker than the previous two entries. But again, this writer's skill makes a fairly boilerplate contemporary romance a little less boilerplate.
yes, i would i loved all 3 books
when she came back to her husband
when her sis in law gave birth
no not really
I enjoy this author and hope Audible will be getting more of her books. The story line is well written and is never boring. The characters are well defined and have such interesting personalities. The narration is spot on, making the listening wonderful.
I've enjoyed this series and getting to know the characters in JP's books.
This was my first book by this author and it was okay for me. It is a typical romance with the expected happy ending. After I finished this book I realized it is one of three but I won't be getting the others. It just was interesting enough for me. Narrator was good.
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