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Review of The Marriage Trap

The Marriage Trap

The Marriage Trap is the second book in the Marriage to a Billionaire series by Jennifer Probst.

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?

I will start off saying that I liked this second book in the series much better than I did the first. This story was very similar to the first but the characters in this book were just better developed. I know they were really bad stereotypes of Italians but I still liked them. I liked how it all came together.

What makes this book different from so many romances is that Maggie, the heroine wasn’t a poor helpless female. In fact she was very strong willed, wealthy and successful in her own right.

She didn’t NEED a man to take care of her or save her. I think that’s what made their love so much sweeter. So many romance novels today fall into the trap of a poor girl needing to be saved.

Now mix in Mama Conte, and you have everything you need for a delightful story. She really is great.

Michael Conte is … ehhh … sexy yes, hot and passionate but also a little to stereotypical for me. I get it’s a formula that works well in romance books and he was likable and sexy but it would be nice to have something different. It really is an almost identical story as the previous book with just some name changes.

Is it a must read? Hmmm … I don’t know. It wasn’t bad and if you catch it on sale, sure. But don’t pay full price for it. No e-book is worth more than $6 and this one is no different. I’m sorry but that’s just crazy. I’ll never pay as much for an e-book as a paperbook.


Stacei Fox

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