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The Marriage Mistake | [Jennifer Probst]

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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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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    Katheryne MD, United States 11-16-12
    Katheryne MD, United States 11-16-12 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "This series is quickly becoming my guilty pleasure"

    Well, she did it again....another easy listening (simple) romance story that I really enjoyed. Much like the first two books, it's a little unbelievable and completely predictable but I can't help but like this series. So far this one was my favorite. If you like book 1 or book 2 then you will enjoy this one too.
    Again, the narrator is great and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 01-26-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 01-26-13

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    "D.........LISH......OUS"

    Ask yourself - what do you want from romance novels? Great characters that are involved in believable plots, passionate romances, some touching sexy love scenes and happy endings - right?

    Well this book, and previous ones in the series, not only delivers the right criteria but delivers them by the bucket full. It could be a stand alone listen but there are references to other members of the family that the spell book has worked for and those characters all make their occasional appearances too.

    Worth a credit? If you're a romance lover, want happy endings and are looking for a great listen to get lost in - then this book (along with the whole series) is an absolute MUST.

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    "Great listen!! Better then the other of the series"

    I've enjoyed the first one on the series, but this one for me was even better, very funny, sizzling interactions.
    Loved the inner doubts of the main female character, although at the end it was a bit too much insecurity for my taste. But overall a great listen good story and the narrator did a pretty good job.
    Give it a try

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    reasonable critic United States 12-08-12
    reasonable critic United States 12-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining Series Worth the Credits"

    Engaging relationships and liked the overlap of characters in each successive book. A bit of plot redundancy in books 1 & 2 with "fake" marriages. Humor in sexually charged scenes will have you smiling if not laughing--overall sexual dynamics get better in each book. Would love to read more by this author--narrator of 2nd book the best, 3rd narrator the worst.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 11-22-12
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 11-22-12 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Great Great... Very Very Sexy!!!"

    I loved this book. I really like the first two book. This one did not disappoint. Micheal sister really grew up. I like how this book showed how Catlina grew up from child to woman and knew her mind. I love the fact that there was real smex in this book. However, the only thing I didn't like was after Max and Catlina got married, they kinda just accepted it... There should have been a bit more struggle of them getting married. Especially with the family, like Micheal accepting the marriage, but it was still a great book. I wonder if there will be another one....

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    Kim E. Brown Michigan 11-15-12
    Kim E. Brown Michigan 11-15-12

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    "Equally as impressive as the first two"
    What did you love best about The Marriage Mistake?

    The incorporation of previous characters from the series were mention in this book.


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

    When Max realized he actually loved Carina.


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

    I really enjoyed Carina's charcater she had many layers to her character.


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

    It made me laugh out loud a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    I would reccomend this book to all audiobook listeners.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Erica 06-26-13
    Erica 06-26-13
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    "Not my favorite in the series but still a good rea"
    Would you listen to The Marriage Mistake again? Why?

    No and that's simply because I can never go back and listen to a book again. I'm not sure why and I know most people do but I just can't. To me, listening to a book is all about the surprise of what's next so repetitive listening to me would be boring.


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

    When the mother caught them in the hotel room. The mother's response was rather interesting and I didn't see that coming.


    What does Madeleine Maby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Italian accent she used irritated me at first because I couldn't help but imagining Carina as this big boobed bimbo which did not mesh with the writer’s portrayal of this smart, educated, sophisticated woman. A little while into the book I started to enjoy it and it made me feel like I was actually listening to some crazy Italians.


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

    I could have but I didn't have a NEED to listen to it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed how Carina matured and found herself by the end of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laurie eller the South 02-11-13
    laurie eller the South 02-11-13 Member Since 2007

    i live in the kentucky bluegrass and enjoy coffee in the morning while listening to a great book.

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    "totally fun, can't wait for the series to continue"

    if you haven't tried the Marriage series, give it a whirl. you might just enjoy them as much as i have, and i'm always so excited for the next one to come out. the narration is terrific, the characters are endearing and fun, but the best part is how mamma gets involved in every story. gotta love her. the love scenes are wonderful. jennifer does a superb job. definitely worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 02-08-13
    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Am I Listening to the Same Book?"

    Now let me say, I really loved The Marriage Bargan so I know Jennifer Probst writing is excellent.

    Perhaps my experience with this novel would have been better without the awful narration. Unfortuantely,I couldn't even get through the story. The narrator soundsl like she's reading with strange pauses in between and very little inflection. I think if I had read the book rather than listened to it, I would have had a much better opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alana Wanganui, New Zealand 12-08-12
    alana Wanganui, New Zealand 12-08-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Heart warming romance novel"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Carina, I loved seeing Carina grow up, I liked seeing her come from the shy young women in book 2 to the mature self confident women in book 3


    What about Madeleine Maby’s performance did you like?

    Madeleine makes the characters unique and memorable


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

    I spent a day doing spring cleaning listening to this book made me want to clean to keep listening!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to see how Max and Carina and all the other characters are in book 4!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Love spell three"

    The last so far in this series of wonderfully written books



    I do hope there is a fourth



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    "Amazing !!!!"

    I absolutely loved it. Great descriptions, catapelt of emotions. It had me craving to listen to more. Had my crying some too. I so much recommend it.

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