četvrtak, 19. studenoga 2015.

Review/recenzija: Jennifer Probst: Marriage to a Billionare series



Hello...

It's me... :D

Ok, I just had to do this! Want to talk about the new sond by Adele?
Didn't think so. :P

Soooo, today I'm bringing something pretty sweet for all of you. As usual, I can't talk about only one book if the whole series exists, therefore I chose to write about Marriage to a Billionare series. Can you already predict the right dose of romance and sex on those pages? I guarantee, it'll be unforgettable :)






But, first things first. The novels. There are four: 
The Marriage Bargain
The Marriage Trap
The Marriage Mistake
The Marriage Merger


...the first was publisher in 2012, and the last in 2013. They are not exsactly new, but why should that stop us?






The four novels in front of us show us what happens when you have to get married first, and meet the lucky on- you promised to love and cherish till the rest of your life - second.


In Marriage Bargain Alexa McKinzie marries Nicholas Ryan because he has enough money to save her parents' house and thereby their future existence. Besides, he's a brother of her best friend, and the only person she can trust not to screw her over and keep the promised money.
Nick, on the other hand, needs a wife so he could inherit a multi million dollar company that his uncle had left him- only if he marries.
The two of them need to fake a marriage for a year to make their dreams come true. Will everything go as planned?


In Marriage Trap we meet Michael Conte, head of Conte family and family business. In order for his younger sister to get married, he has to do it first. That was his late father's final whish and the key of his sister's happiness. 
When Michael proposes to Maggie Ryan, she wants to say no. Big, fat, no! Michael's the only man she can't stand. But, seems like the same man is secretly in love with her brother's wife and her best friend. So Maggie decides to help her friend get rid of the treacherous man. She says yes to his proposal if, and only if, he promises to stay away from Alexa. 
Can't be hard, right?




In Marriage Mistake Michael's youngest sister Carina finally starts working in her family's company. Michael's so proud that he asks his best friend Max to tutor her.
At the beginning, Carina is furious for having to work with Max. She's been in love with him for years and he never saw he for more thah a child. Now she's finally feeling strong enough to live her life free of those emotions and what happens? Max comes crushing into her life. Again.
Max may be many things, but he's not blind. He sees the beautiful woman Carina's become. And he really tries to resist her. So much so that they only promise each other just one night of passion.
And everithing goes as planned until they are found in bed together. Now, as an old Italian custom says, the have to get married.

In Marriage Merger Julietta Conte fights her own battles. She's a woman in her thirties who has never had an orgasm. Thank god her business is going so well! And not only that is going well, but it could get even better! The only thing she hast to do to secure future succes is to marry her business partner Sawyer.
Sawyer has a problem. A long time ago Julietta's mother saved his life, and he promised to repay her in any way she wants. And she wants him to marry her daughter.
Ain't that just perfect? Piece of cake...





As I was reading, there were some moments that unsettled me. For example, in the third book Carina loses virginity to Max, and  for both of them to avoid dishonor and embarrassment, they have to get married. Why exactly is that? Her older sister and brother have had relationships, even one night stands, before they ever got married and nobody stopped and questioned them. No old custom can justify that. 

Another thing I found interesting and charming. It's about a book of spells that plays a part in every story. It's an unusual addition to this series, but an interesting one. You'll love to witness how a little magic can help a person find their loved one. But only if you believe ;)

So, what do you think? Is this what world has become? Do we need to put other's whishes first and go with the flow, even if it means to go as far as to get married? Are there happy endings for people who choose that path? Can true love be born out of necessity or routine?

While I was reading those adorable and sweet novels, I couldn't stop wondering...


I hope to find my answer until next week and some new review. :P


                         Rose :*







Bok svima u prvom postu nakon Interlibera 2015!

Prošle godine posvetila sam cijeli jedan post naklapanjima o tome koliko sam (ne)zadovoljna ponudom, ali ovaj puta shvatila sam da nemam baš puno pametnog za reći.

Kao što se izdavači žale da u njihovoh branši vlada kaos i kriza, tako se i ja mogu požaliti da ista nestašica caruje i u mom novčaniku. Nažalost, vjerujem da se puno vas može poistovjetiti s tim problemom, tako da međusobno suosjećamo.

Na Interliberu sam tako kupila knjige koje nisam uspjela kupiti odmah nakon njihovog objavljivanja, a u usporedbi s nekim vašim hrpama koje ste mi slala i koje sam usput vidjela, moj izbor vašem nije ni do koljena.






Kao što vidite nisam mogla odoljeti ni nekim zgodnim "pomagalima", pa tako ni ovom potpuno kičastim perima za pisanje. Bilo ih je u svim bojama, a ja sam odabrala svoje dvije omiljene i sad ih doma vadim s police za svaku bedastoću koju treba zapisati. Aha, i najfascinantnije je to što zaista pišu! (Obično kupite ovakvu sitnicu i onda vam stoji na polici jer osim za dekoraciju, nije ničem drugom sposobna služiti...)

Ali vratimo se mi na temu...Od ovih pet ljepotica najprije sam se zalijepila za Jennifer Probst, a kako već to obično biva, nisam stala na samo ovom romanu, nego sam odmah morala navaliti i na ostala 3 iz serijala.

Na hrvatski je serijal Marriage to the Billionare preveden u izdanju Znanja:

1. Dogovor za brak
2. Bračna klopka




...a za treći nastavak su još u rujnu najavili da je priprema u tijeku. Nadajmo se onda ubrzo i posljednjoj knjizi.



Znanje najavljuje



Dogovor za brak roman je u kojem upoznajemo Alexu i Nick i dijelimo njihove probleme. 
Alexa treba novac kako bi otplatila zajam svojih roditelja i spasila rodnu kuću, a prilika joj se pruži kada sazna da brat njene najbolje prijateljice traži suprugu.
Nick se mora oženiti. To je jedini uvjet koji mora ispuniti kako bi naslijedio višemilijunsku tvrtku koju mu je u opotuci ostavio ujak. 
Svjesni da su jedno i drugo našli osobu od povjerenja, Alexa i Nick sklapaju sporazum koji će trajati godinu dana. I vjenčaju se.

Bračna klopka donosi avanturu Michaela i Maggie.
Michael se mora pomiriti sa sudbinom. Kao glava obitelji mora se vjenčati prvi i tako ispištivati stari talijanski običaj. Ako to ne učini, njegova sestra će izazvati pravi košmar u obitelji jer će njegovo odbijanje braka automatski i nju stajati bračne sreće.
Maggie shvaća da je vrag odnio šalu. Michael je zaljubljen u njezinu sretno udanu prijateljicu Alexu i jedini naćin da ju ostavi na miru je da ona pristane na nkegovu bračnu ponudu. A što će drugo nego pristati?






U Bračnoj pogrešci Carina, Michaelova mlađa sestra, napokon započinje karijeru u obiteljskoj tvrtci.
Kako bi se što bolje snašla, brat joj kao mentora dodijeljuje svoj prijatelja Maxa, istog obog u kojeg je cijeli život potajno zaljubljena. 
Maxu se Carina sviđa, ali svjestan da se radi o sestri njegova prijatelja, pristaje na samo jednu noć s njome.
Osim što ih onda uhvate na djelu i prisile na vjenčanje. Jeste li uopće sumnjali?

Četvrti roman (još nepreveden) obrađuje priču Juliette, Michaelove starije sestra koja nikada u životu nije doživjela orgazam i Sawyera, Maxova prijatelja i njezino poslovnog partnera.
Julietti se pruža prilika zauvijek osigutati obiteljski posao udajom za Sawyera, a on je prisiljen ponuditi brak kao uslugu koju je dužan uzvratiti njenoj majci.
Ninjedno od njih ne želi brak, ali svi znamo da će se na kraju vjenčati.




Ovaj simpatičan serijal poigrava se mogućnošću pronalaska ljubavi i sretnog završetka s osobom koju ni ne poznajete prije negoli s njom stupite u brak. Zvuči zanimjivo?

Sitnica koja mi je također zapela za oko je knjiga čarolija koju sve protagonistkinje konzultiraju na početku svakog romana. Obratite pažnju kako jedan magičan motiv mijenja čovjekov pogled na svijet. Još uvijek ne vjerujete u magiju? :P

I na kraju, jedna slaba točka koja mora biti prodiskutirana: zašto je Carina prisiljena udati se za Maxa samo zato jer je spavala s njime, dok se o njezinoj braći eksplIcitno piše kako su imali veze prije braka? Čak ni najvažniji obiteljski običaj ne može mi opravdati tu tvrdnju...

I tako, s namjerom da se što prije bacim na čitanje nekih novih i privlačnih naslova, za ovaj tjedan pozdravlja vas




                       Rose :*











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