To satisfy his late father’s wishes, hot and single billionaire Michael Conte must find a bride - someone who will fit into his traditional family back home in Italy - and fast, so his engaged sister will be allowed to wed. With no intention of being tied down, Michael "proposes" to fiery, free-spirited photographer Maggie Ryan: If she will play the part of his fiancée during her trip to Milan for a photo shoot, he will keep away from her married best friend, Alexa, and stop making Maggie nuts with their too-close-for-comfort flirtations.
But once in Italy, sexual tension sparks the hottest no-strings-attached arrangement on any continent. Could marriage be the most enticing trap of all?
©2012 Jennifer Probst (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
She did it again!
If you're looking for a simple romance book to burn a few hours of your time, then this one is for you. Like the first book the story is a little unbelievable and completely predictable but I still enjoyed it. I liked the narrator too.
Looking forward to the next installment.
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
This is the second book I have read by this author and the second I have reviewed. I've never done this before. They are the epitome of chick-lit romance. They come across as light and fluffy. The whole "Marriage to a Billionaire" tag line screams "shallow".
But the author has a way with words and a great sense of humor. Even though the plot in this book, just like in the first, is totally implausible, the characters that move the story forward are totally believable - if you take away the "billionaire" part, the repetitive fake marriage plot and the disconnected issues with the language - the American character uses Italian slang and only some of the Italian characters use any Italian and then only rarely. They sound like they are from Chicago.
The characters are complex, sympathetic, quirky and funny. Several of them have unexpected depth.
With just a little push, the author could become a really great talent. She doesn't have to give up the romance or chick-lit genre, she just needs to make her plot more plausible and realistic. Her characters are ready for it.
I enjoyed the narrator as well.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I love how two of my fave characters from book 1 gets together. I didn't know Maggie was so messed up though, which made this book even better. Michael was awesome and the narrator really did a good job for all the characters. I could tell the difference between each and every character. Worth the credit.
As with the previous book in the Marriage To a Billionaire series called The Marriage Bargain, this second book was fun, entertaining, sexy and was filled with lots of interesting characters who all had such great chemistry between each other - including the main characters Maggie, a successful photographer, and Michael, a Billionaire playboy, who have a love/hate relationship going on. You also hear how Alexa and Nicholas are doing from book 1.
Maggie has now passed on the spell book to Michael's sister Carina and it's her story next in The Marriage Mistake but we have to wait until November for it.
Worth a credit? Yes, pure romantic escapism.
I really believe that this book was just as entertaining and thought provoking as the first. This book was just what I expected. I would recommed this book to anyone. My only suggestion is to read the Marriage Bargain first for some background of the two main characters.
I might have enjoyed this more with a better narrator. I found the narration to be flat and poorly phrased, and the "heroine"'s voice was deeper than that of the "hero". The story itself was predictable and cliched, and the heroine not very likable. I won't read any others in this series.
Nice Read, I enjoyed it as much as the first book. Predictable but cute. Has funny moments that I really enjoyed.
I liked it as much as Crossfires. They are all in the catagorys like 50 Shades of Gray.
It was well rounded. The author makes a smooth transition from the Marriage Bargain to this book.
It was "quippy" enjoyable and serious.
I am not a big one to explain a lot about a book. I just have to say I get bored very easily on books and this writter/story is entertaining and I hope there are more to come.
reviewed wrong book for one more day
The fact that it was set in Italy in a different culture.
Maggie was my favourite character, loved her sass.
Just like I couldn't put the first book down, I couldn't stop listening to this one either!!
Not at all. This book was literally the exact same as The Marriage Bargain with different character names and of course the characters from The Marriage Bargain were in this book. Waste of time just listen to the Marriage Bargain twice and save yourself a credit.
Not really, not only is it a carbon copy of The Marriahe Bargain but it's not even that good of a story. It wasn't horrible at all but nothing memorable either.
No favorite, nothing stood out
It could be a Lifetime movie for sure and it would be an okay movie to watch on a rainy Sunday
Don't waste your credit.
I love that the series includes characters from previous books. It previews the story to come. I love that there is bits of humor. I had one moment where I actually laughted out loud.
The entire Vegas interaction.
Max- I actually liked him better than Carina
"Love spell two"
Following on from the Marriage Bargain this book continues the story of strong women trying a love spell for fun and getting their hearts desire
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