Italian billionaire seeks faux fiancée. Willing to agree to anything in return...
In order for his sister to marry, Italian billionaire Michael Conte has to find himself a bride – and fast! When he learns that photographer Maggie Ryan is going to be in Milan, Michael hatches a plan to introduce her to his family as his “fiancée.” Never mind that Maggie is confident, independent, and a control freak. Never mind that she’s everything he doesn’t want in a wife… and everything he wants in his bed!
Convinced that Michael is in love with her married gal pal, Maggie agrees to keep up the ruse if he’ll keep away from her friend. Besides, she’s not attracted to charming, ridiculously hot billionaires who drive her nuts. Once they’re in Italy, however, everything changes – and the sexual tension between Maggie and Michael goes from simmer to naked nuclear meltdown!
But have they found the perfect arrangement… or are they trapped in a make-believe marriage?
The Marriage Trap is the second book in the Marriage To A Billionaire series. You can find my review of The Marriage Bargain here. I had really liked The Marriage Bargain but somehow I was not satisfied with The Marriage Trap. Maybe I was expecting a bit more from it and that is why I was left feeling disappointed after reading it.
The Marriage Trap is the story of Maggie who is Alexa's best friend and now sister in law. Maggie and Nick had a difficult childhood as we learned from the previous book which makes it hard for them to trust anybody. We'd even met Michael Conte in the previous book as the playboy Italian Billionaire.
It was a little difficult for me to relate to Maggie. It just seemed like she went out of her way to be rude to Michael on several occasions which I felt was unnecessary. But it was all very well justified as we come to know their history with each other. Maggie was hard on the surface but every now and then we could see glimpses of her vulnerability.
Michael was definitely charming. He was used to getting his way every single time but Maggie was the only one who really challenged him and pushed him to his limits. Maggie and Michael's chemistry was somehow off. I can't exactly point out where but they just didn't have it. Soon the lines between faking their feelings and reality start getting blurred.
Somehow I found the misunderstandings in The Marriage Trap to be a little silly. It was not a bad book. It had all the perfect elements in it to make it a good romance but it just didn't do it for me. It was an okay read but not as good as The Marriage Bargain. Still, I will be definitely giving The Marriage Mistake which is the next book in the series a try.