Saturday, December 22, 2012

Review: The Marriage Mistake by Jennifer Probst

Title: The Marriage Mistake

Author: Jennifer Probst

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: October 2012

Genre: Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Three


Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.

Review

Carina has had a crush on her brother's best friend Max for as long as she could remember. But after having her heart broken too many times, she realizes she can't wait around for Max forever. When she moves to NY to work at her family's business, she's dismayed to find she's to shadow Max. But this isn't the little girl he remembers, and Carina and Max soon can't deny their attraction to each other. One thing leads to another and before they know it, Max and Carina are forced into a marriage that neither are ready for.
Or are they?

What a fun romance!
I haven't read the other Probst stories in this series and I'm happy to say that as a new reader, you don't have to. Jump right in and begin!

Carina is a firecracker. I liked her personality, her self assurance and her vulnerable side. I was less impressed by Max. He's gorgeous, of course, and emotionally unavailable. But Max lacked the mystery, the depth that some other leading men have and while the scenes were hot and heavy, I wasn't sold on Max.

Also, I thought it was funny that the book is called the Marriage Mistake, but the actual marriage didn't happen until 3/4 of the way through the book. This was a great choice. It really gave the reader time to get to know Max and Carina and see them as dueling forces of nature.

Overall, the story is fun, light and a quick read. (I enjoyed it happily on a flight across country.)

Rating: 7 Pretty Cool, Would Recommend

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