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The Marriage Mistake Audiobook

The Marriage Mistake

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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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    veronica adkins, tx, United States 03-04-13
    veronica adkins, tx, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "great and diffently different. I Loved this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Marriage Mistake to be better than the print version?

    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


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Marriage Mistake?

    Very suttal on how she got the book. I remender the other book loved it. cant wait till next sister to get the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when she comes into her own... as far as her Art and her sexual being. i really like audio/ books that are realistic.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think when Michael finds out about Corina and Max. How Max really wants her but he holds back.


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    Piyane Melbourne, Australia 03-01-13
    Piyane Melbourne, Australia 03-01-13 Member Since 2012

    i'm a romance's lice! i crawl all over it... :D

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    "Adorably hot!"

    --------> 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!!!!!!!!!

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    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...


    <3

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    sharon bangor, Australia 02-25-13
    sharon bangor, Australia 02-25-13 Member Since 2014
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    "great continuation of the marriage bargain"
    What did you love best about The Marriage Mistake?

    i loved the continued star crossed lovers - it's a series for a romantic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Marriage Mistake?

    in italy with mumma cooking.


    What about Madeleine Maby’s performance did you like?

    easy to listen to


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love is never a mistake.


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    Bonnie Cozad Grandview, MO United States 01-31-13
    Bonnie Cozad Grandview, MO United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Lots of emotion!"
    What did you love best about The Marriage Mistake?

    The happy ending of course!


    What did you like best about this story?

    ended to soon


    Which character – as performed by Madeleine Maby – was your favorite?

    Max because he came to his senses and was willing to do what Carina (sp?) needed


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the whole thing but I really loved the sex in the Las Vegas motel


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    rebecca 01-15-13
    rebecca 01-15-13

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    "Love this series"
    If you could sum up The Marriage Mistake in three words, what would they be?

    Romantic family lust


    What did you like best about this story?

    The continuation of the series in general


    Have you listened to any of Madeleine Maby’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes is one is as good as the others


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    Lisa Zambrano (#BookishSavage) San Antonio, TX, United States 12-27-12
    Lisa Zambrano (#BookishSavage) San Antonio, TX, United States 12-27-12 Member Since 2014
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    "too short but loved anyway"
    Would you listen to The Marriage Mistake again? Why?

    Yes, I lovveee this series, and the narrator did an aweaome job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Definitely Mama Conti, shes so sneaky.


    Have you listened to any of Madeleine Maby’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Ive listen to quite a few of her preformances, loved evey one of them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


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    Lulu 12-17-12
    Lulu 12-17-12

    I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.

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    "Not as Strong as the 1st Two But Still A Good Read"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 11-22-12
    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 11-22-12

    book diva

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    "it was pretty good"
    Would you listen to The Marriage Mistake again? Why?

    yes, i would i loved all 3 books


    What did you like best about this story?

    when she came back to her husband


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when her sis in law gave birth


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no not really


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    Mona 03-09-13
    Mona 03-09-13

    Crazy for audiobooks!!

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    "Never Boring!!"

    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.

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    LeftyMom North Carolina 12-24-12
    LeftyMom North Carolina 12-24-12 Member Since 2014

    leftymom

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    "Not a mistake but not that great"

    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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