Book Review: Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst

Title: Marriage Trap (Marriage to a Billionaire #2)

Author: Jennifer Probst

Publisher: Gallery books (October 2, 2012)

Format: Paperback

Pages: 328

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

Michael Conte will do anything for his family. Even if it means that he has to fix a marriage with someone, just to follow his family’s tradition (first born son should marry first), so that his sister could have her wedding soon. Meanwhile, Maggie Ryan will also do anything to protect her brother and her bestfriend’s marriage. She thinks that Michael has something for her bestfriend. In her desire to save her bestfriend from trouble, she agrees to Michael’s proposal to be his fake wife. Later, in their fake relationship, they began to fall for each other.

I went into reading this book expecting the expected. I mean, from the synopsis itself, I pretty much have an idea what’s going to happen with the story. Two adults agree to have fake marriage and they fall in love. There are some stuff that were added to the story just to spice it up a bit though. It’s just too predictable for me.

Even though that’s the case, i think the strength of this novel is it’s enjoyable. I did enjoy reading it. There were the funny and adorable moments between Michael and Maggie. My favorite part was Michael’s declaration of his love for Maggie. That was really sweet of him. Another good thing about Marriage Trap is it’s fast pacing. I did not become bored even for a moment.

It was a nice book. It’s not as great as the other romance novels that I read. I recommend it to readers who are into contemporary romance novels.



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