Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off limits. But hot-blooded lust wins out at a conference when the two share a scorching one-night stand—and are busted by her mother! Now, forced by old-world Italian tradition into a marriage he’s not ready for, Max is miserable—and Carina is furious. Her new husband is about to realize that hell hath no fury like a woman transformed….
Will the love spell strike again?
I have to admit that after reading The Marriage Trap, Carina Conte was my least favorite character. She acted and seemed much younger than her age. The Marriage Mistake takes place 3 years later. Carina is more mature, more confident, and has earned her MBA. She's ready to move to America to work in her brother's company. Working close with her long-time crush could be fun, if only he can get past viewing her like a younger sibling.
Forget about Nick and Michael. In my opinion, Maximus Gray blows them away! Max is Michael Conte's best friend. He grew up very close with the Conte family. For most of his life, Max has had to learn to reconcile his feelings about his father's actions. As a result, he has commitment issues with women. He really does not want to be like his father. When Carina begins working as his assistant, there is no denying the physical attraction he feels for her, but he must keep his distance or risk losing his best friend's trust.
Carina certainly does not make things easy for Max. As a 26-year old virgin, she may come off as a little too eager to give her V-card away, but there is no question that Max is who she wants to give herself to. She's always been in love with Max. When he finally takes her up on her one-night-stand offer, oh boy! Too bad, they are busted and forced to get married! Will these two find happiness with their miserable marriage? Will the love spell strike again? Read and find out!
The Marriage Mistake is my favorite of the series thus far. The story has a strong backbone with family and friendship. There is a little of Nick and Alexa and a nice dose of Maggie and Michael. Probst wove them all well into the story. Let's just say the families keep getting bigger and bigger!
As for Carina and Max, although both go through a lot of learning and growth, these two are so electrifying together! She wants to be a little submissive, and he doesn't mind giving her all that she desires! Oh, yes! He also knows what do with a paintbrush and chocolate body paint. *fans self*