Review: The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst

The Marriage Trap (Marriage to a Billionaire, #2)Title: The Marriage Trap
Author:  Jennifer Probst
Series: Marriage to a Billionaire
Publisher:  Entangled
Format: ebook
Genre: Romance
Release date: October 2nd 2012
Number of pages: 328

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?


I like this series so far, but it’s not the wow kinda books for me. The first book had a good story and introduced some characters that to me were more interesting than the lead couple and now we have the way these two fell in love.
Michael was really charming and showed a great sense of family and respect in the first book, but at first I didn’t believe in this crazy relationship with Maggie, but these two were good together.
Maggie is not this irresponsible person we first met, she has a good career and it’s successful and rich, but her family was really bad and it affects the way she handles her friendship and how alone she is.
It was interesting seeing Maggie in Italy and how good she was with Michael family. She tried to be better for them, but still showed a side of her.
I liked this book better than the first one, but this was really good.

Series in Order

#1 – The Marriage Bargain
#2 – The Marriage Trap
#3 – The Marriage Mistake (Expected publication: November 6th 2012)

Review: Breaking Free by Cherise Sinclair

Breaking Free (Masters of the Shadowlands, #3)Title: Breaking Free
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Series: Masters of Shadowlands
Publisher:  Loose Id
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781596329652
Genre: Erotica
Release date: June 2nd 2009
Number of pages: 170

Beth must yield to become aroused, but she’s too scared to give up control. The last thing she wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom. But that’s just what she gets, and exactly what she needs…

A sadistic husband left Beth scarred, inside and out. Only at the Shadowlands BDSM club does she feel like a woman. But her fears limit her to Doms who won’t overwhelm her— the very ones who cannot arouse her. The Master of the Shadowlands gives her an ultimatum: accept the Dom he assigns or lose her membership. The last thing Beth wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom, but that’s just what she gets.

Asked to take on a problem sub, Nolan sees the issue immediately— although truly submissive, the little redhead is too scared to relinquish control and her Doms have let her get away with it. That will change right now.

As Master Nolan takes Beth under command, compelling her submission, she’s terrified, but the experienced Dom brings her pleasure, not pain. His only demand is that she never lie to him. Under his capable hands, her body comes alive, and she begins to heal. As he pushes her limits, she learns to trust…and then to love. And she realizes he is beginning to care for her in return.

But now her cruel husband has found her, and Master Nolan discovers she’s been lying and lying and lying…


Master Nolan made a very short appearance on Dark Citadel and only for us to understand he was in the Iraq and it’s now returning to the states and the scene, but we also got a little peak on Beth when Z was complaining about a situation that he couldn’t resolve.
So in this book Z forced Beth to accept Master Nolan if she wanted to continue her membership in the Shadowlands, but her problems went deeper than anyone there knew and she just couldn’t accept and trust a Dom after what her bastard husband did to her.
Nolan had no idea what he was getting into but I liked the way he handled Beth fears and made her trust him. he accepted her pace and didn’t rush her just to finish a scene. Plus he’s very observant and always knew when she was suffering and when to just talk.
I liked this book, even if Master Nolan was a bit of a stranger to me, but I liked his way and the submission was different from the other books because Beth lived in the BDSM world for a long time and knew what was expected from her during a play.
I’m not going to talk about the action, because was a bit unnecessary to me.

Series in Order

#1- Club Shadowlands

#3- Breaking Free

#4- Lean on Me

#5- Make me, Sir

#6- To Command and Collar