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Four Days of Marriage to a Billionaire Event….Review: The Marriage Mistake by Jennifer Probst

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Today is day three of my Four Days of Marriage to a Billionaire Event and I couldn’t be more excited!  On Friday, I have a special guest post from the amazing Jennifer Probst and have a set of paperback copies of her Marriage to a Billionaire Series to give away!  Leading up to Friday I will be posting my reviews of the series….did I mention I’m SO EXCITED?  Well, enjoy and here’s to a great event!

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Synopsis:

Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael’s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager. 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 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. 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…

 

My Review:

The Marriage Mistake is the third in the Marriage to a Billionaire Series by Jennifer Probst, and stars Carina Conte and Max Gray.  I didn’t think I could love a book couple more than I loved Alexa and Nick from the first in the series, but, damn, I was wrong….Max and Carina are a-freaking-mazing!

Carina Conte is in America and has begun her career in the U.S. branch of her family’s baking empire, La Dolce Maggie.  She is finally putting years of schooling to work, and is ready to start a new life.  She was always known as the emotional one in the family, bursting into tears at the drop of a hat and wearing her heart on her sleeve…especially when it came to her life-long-crush and close family friend, Max Gray.  Carina was different now though.  Grown up, even-tempered and ready to show the world the woman she had become.  A great plan, until her brother, and owner of La Dolce Maggie, Michael, informs her she will be working directly under Max.  Talk about putting the new and improved Carina to the test.

Max Gray has always been close with the Conte family and is as happy with the bakery’s success as if he were a Conte himself.  After years of planning and tireless work, they were finally ready to take the dessert market by storm.  Being an only child, Max was thankful to have Michael and his sisters in his life. So when Michael tells him Carina is to be his assistant, he is happy…until he sees Carina for the first time in three years.  He cannot believe this is the same girl who followed him around with a schoolgirl crush that had never faded.  This Carina was confident, poised and drop dead gorgeous…and he was in serious trouble of crossing a line that no family friend should dream of crossing.

Yum.  Yum.  Yum.  This book was delicious.  Carina is a delightfully saucy gal who has started to unearth her confidence and is using it to her advantage.  She is finally seeing herself in a different light and is ready to explore what being a woman is all about.  She is spunky but also conflicted in her emotions on wanted so much more and not being 100% comfortable to go out a grab it. She was truly a character who is fascinating to read.  Max is a gorgeous, sexy, confident, rich playboy who has dismissed Carina as being a kid for most of his life.  I shook my head at how quickly he turned into protector mode when Carina decides to date. Men, ugh.  I loved him and wanted to punch him equal amounts throughout this book.  Together, they are a fantastic couple….even if it did take them a while to get there!  They each have their own emotional issues to deal with before they can realize how perfect they are for each other.  I want to say, I loved how the “marriage” part of the title played a part in this book…I was reading and reading and wondering when it was coming and then, BAM!, there it was.  This also was my favorite marriage scenario of the series….that Mama Conte always has a trick up her sleeve.

I am hoping to see more of the Conte family in the future…we do have one more sister to get married off after all! Once again, I thank you, Jennifer, for an amazing story with yet another happily ever after!

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About the author:

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. At twelve, I took a pen in hand and wrote my first love story. I haven’t stopped since. Those heroines taught me valuable lessons that served me well. I learned to keep my head up high and surge forward when I was afraid; I learned to demand respect in a relationship; I learned about compromise and dreams and independence. Those are the stories I want to write, and I can only hope I give back some of the joy I received over the years.

I live in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. I’ve traveled to many places but always seem to be drawn back to the mountains. I graduated with a business degree, worked for Mercy College, and now spend most days dedicated to my family and my characters. I’ve pursued many career paths such as travel agent, yoga teacher and insurance salesperson. I’ve wanted to be an airline pilot, a dancer, an archaeologist, and a vineyard owner. I have been all of the above throughJennifer-Probst-1-Crop-258x300 romance novels, and intend to explore many more.

One of my turning points in my career was when I joined Romance Writers of America and met the wonderful people in my local chapter, The Hudson Valley RWA. Through supportive critique sessions, I learned how to develop my raw skills to get a publishable manuscript. I discovered my tendency for wordy prologues and passive phrases that all new writers work through, and now try to help others on their journey.

My “leisure time” is spent writing, reading, and raising two active boys. I believe animals are the other children in this world, and enjoy spending time at the local animal shelter, where I got my first “baby” Bella, a shepherd hound mix who gets into as much trouble as my son! I rescued my second dog from an abusive home, a beagle, basset hound who is the peacemaker in the household.

I met the love of my life when I had finally given up on my own romantic journey. The first time he asked me out he promised to buy my book if he could buy me dinner. We had dinner and fell in love over sushi and haven’t been apart since. We married and settled into domestic bliss. That’s when I learned it wasn’t about happy endings. It was about happy beginnings.

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Comments

  1. Would love to win. I love romance books.

  2. Sarah Amos says:

    I love this series. They are written with such warmth and true genuine feelings that all of us can relate to. You catch yourself getting so caught up in the story, you actually feel like you are right there, side by side with the characters.

  3. I love your review, especially the line… “I loved him and wanted to punch him equal amounts throughout this book”
    I look forward to reading these titles, thanks for the witty review, they sound interesting!

  4. Cindy Hamilton says:

    I love romance books, it would be great to win!

  5. Carrie R says:

    Love this series can’t wait for the next book! Amazing review! I need a set of this series!

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