Wednesday, June 19, 2013

ARC Review: The Marriage Merger (Marriage to a Billionaire #4) by Jennifer Probst

The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
400 Pages

Her sisters have found wedded bliss with their wealthy, wonderful dream men, but not Julietta Conte. She’s stayed on terra firma as top executive of the family’s corporation, La Dolce Famiglia bakery. Work is her passion, and her trendy Milan apartment her sanctuary . . . until Sawyer Wells, a masculine masterpiece in a suit, lures her out of hiding with an irresistible offer: an exclusive partnership with his international chain of boutique hotels.

Julietta’s been burned before—and trusting her brother-in-law’s friend, whose powerful gaze alone has her rethinking the best use of a conference room, is the riskiest proposition. But with a once-in-a- career chance to take the bakery global, will she mix stone-cold business with red-hot seduction?


This series is like candy for me. I don't know why, but I really enjoy them. And this installment was no different.

The Marriage Merger follows Julietta Conte and Sawyer Wells. Both have ties to characters from previous books. Julietta is head of her family's very successful bakery chain and she has no time for love. Especially after having failed relationship after failed relationship where she always seems to come off as the frigid, broken one. Sawyer Wells has made quite a name for himself with his uncanny ability to take failing hotels and turn them into 5 star resorts. When he decides he wants to open his own hotel line, he meets with Julietta to discuss a business merger of sorts.

I think that these two may be my favorite couple of the series. I adored Sawyer. He comes off as this cocky, sexual, always gets what he wants type of guy, but through the course of the book you get glimpses of his past and how hard he worked to get to where he is. His relationship with teenage rebel Wolfe is so heartwarming that at times, the two of them almost broke me. He felt the most real to me out of all the leading men that came before him. I was rooting for him the whole time.

Julietta is a force to be reckoned with. She's a successful woman who knows how to hold her own in the business world. Having been pushed aside for being a girl for far too long, she works hard and often sacrifices her social life. I loved watching as Sawyer learned why she cut herself off from relationships and then how he used that information to change her mind and show her how a strong woman like her could be submissive in the bedroom and not appear weak.

And we can't forget Mama Conte. She's just adorable and I kind of love her and her crazy ways.

I'm not sure if this is that last of the series, but I kind of hope that it's not. I would definitely be interested in another book, especially if we can find out more about Wolfe.

 I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.


  1. Ah! My fellow blogger and BFF Janhvi loves this series and is behind me to read it. I really hope to get to it someday. Awesome review!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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