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Blog Tour Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: The Marriage Merger (Marriage to a Billionaire #4) by Jennifer Probst

Posted on 15 July, 2013 by in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Jennifer Probst / 120 comments

The Marriage Merger
Today we welcome Jennifer Probst to our blog as she celebrates her new book in the Marriage to a Billionaire Series – The Marriage Merger. I have been waiting for Julietta and Sawyer’s story and am excited to share my thoughts with you!


GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment following this post on who your favorite couple is from this series for a chance to win a signed paperback of this book! Winner to be picked tonight. Good luck!!!


4 STARS!!!
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?



She kept her body stiff and waited for him to finally pull away. When he began pressing tiny kisses to her brow and

down her cheeks, she bit back a sob. “Please let me go.”  “No. Not yet.” He tortured her with slow caresses over

her hips, sliding under her jacket and stroking the thin silk of her blouse. His touch was heated and strong, kneading

her muscles while his mouth drifted near her ear and played with her lobe, licking, biting gently, until a slow burn

simmered under her skin. “You’ve been screwed, baby, and not in a good way. Assholes have made you feel there’s

something wrong with you. Tied you up in so many knots that your body is stuck.”

She took a deep breath, quickly twisted and brought her knee up. Unfortunately, he anticipated the move and kept

her tightly pinned. His rock-hard erection pressed against her core, and a low animal moan escaped her lips. Where

had that come from? His soft laugh stirred the strands by her temple, and unbelievably, she grew wetter. “I could

show you things you’ve been missing,” he taunted. His tongue licked the inner shell of her ear and a stream of hot

breath caused goose bumps to pepper her flesh. His hands continued to massage her hips and slide behind to cup her

buttocks, forcing her to arch on tiptoes. “Things that can free your delicious body and let you surrender to pleasure.”

She panted. “Like sexual discrimination and harassment?  Oh, goody.”  “Let’s put that mouth to better use, shall we?”

Christine’s Review

Julietta Conte is orderly, controlled, stubborn and a workaholic.  Sawyer Wells is handsome, dominant and her match.  Both believe that love doesn’t exist for them and that marriage is hopeless.  What they find in each other is an undeniable attraction that is like no other.  And omg Jennifer Probst is again at her finest!

Julietta is convinced that the Book of Spells would never work for her like it did for her family.  But to appease her sister, she does the spell and in walks Sawyer into her life.

Julietta is the CEO of her family’s company and she and Sawyer enter into a business agreement where her bakery will be located in all Purity hotels that Sawyer is building.  The reader can easily see the connection between these two characters but with this also comes the pain of their pasts and whether or not they will be able to overcome some of these issues.

We are introduced to a character named Wolfe who is like a little brother to Sawyer.  I enjoy the mentor/brotherly relationship they have with each other.  Through this, we see that Sawyer is not just the hardened exterior but also a caring person who saved Wolfe and steered him in the correct path to adulthood and success.

I am overwhelmed with emotions as I read this book as I have a vested interest in this family and their happiness.  Though Sawyer and Julietta are both strong willed and stubborn, we experience passion, freedom from rigidness and insecurities.  Above all, we see how two broken people can heal each other and take a risk in life for love.

Will Julietta be able to let go of her insecurities to experience love?  Will Sawyer be able to stop running and accept love from Julietta and this family that he so rightfully deserves?  Or will the pain and darkness from the past be a constant obstacle that these two beautiful characters can never overcome?

You will have to read this book to find out!

I LOVE this family!  Especially Mama Conte who is up to her old tricks again lol!  Jennifer knows how to write lust, passion and love that her words at times bring tears to my eyes and I can’t wait to read more from this amazing author.  Another job well done!

P.S.  I do so hope we see more of Wolfe in the future as his story will make for an interesting read!!  (hint hint!!!)

About the Author

Author Jennifer Probst Fan Page
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, “A Life Worth Living.” Visit her website for more info!

Book 1 – The Marriage Bargain

Book 2 – The Marriage Trap

Book 3 – The Marriage Mistake

120 Responses to “Blog Tour Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: The Marriage Merger (Marriage to a Billionaire #4) by Jennifer Probst”

  1. Dori Fregoso

    Nick and Alexa. They will always be my favorite but I do love them all 🙂

  2. Susana Uribe

    My favorite is Alexa and Nicholas! They were the first ones so I fall in love with them in the fisrt page

  3. Melanie

    I stumbled across the marriage bargain, and was immediately drawn in. To meet the characters, felt like old friends I was being reacquainted with after so many years! I have continued through the series and and can’t wait for this to be out. My favorite couple has to be Alexa and Nick. They started the series and made such a connection that really hit home. I hope to find love that they have.

  4. Mel Bedford

    Maggie and Michael from The Marriage Trap are my favorite couple of this series, but they are all fantastic and I can’t wait to read about Julietta and Sawyer!

  5. Andi Tilley

    Alexa and Nick are my favorites! They started my obsession with this family.

  6. Janice Hougland

    Oh boy, another wonderful billionaire story for the La Dolce Famiglia family–this time Julietta! Yea! Contrats on your new release, Jennifer, and continued success to you in your writing career. If you keep writing, I’ll keep reading your stuff!

  7. Bertie Welck

    Can’t wait to read Sawyer and Julietta’s story, my Fav so far has been oh so hard to choose I loved all of them

  8. Denise Loves-Books

    I loved them all but Maggie and Michael were the most memorable for me, maybe because I loved Maggie’s job and wish I had gone that route in photography!

  9. Jennifer Weinberg

    Ok this is a hard question because they all have different reasons why I love each couple, but if I have to choose, I would choose Carina and Max. I cannot wait to read about Sawyer and Julietta!

  10. Stefani French

    My favorite couple is Nick and Alexa! But I loved reading Carina&Max and Maggie&Michael stories :)) Cant wait for Sawyer&Juliette’s Story!! :))

  11. Beth Knight

    I loved all of the characters!! However, I love Maggie and Michael the most.

  12. Karen L

    Every time I read the lastest one, that seems to be my favorite couple, although Maggie and Michael will always be special as my first…

  13. Karen G.

    I fell in love with this series with the very first book so Alexa and Nick will always be my favorites!

  14. GWEN Jacobs

    First thank you for their awesome giveaway!!!! Jennifer is one of the nicest peep I have ever had the chance to talk to. Awesome fab person!!!! I love all her books !!!

  15. GWEN Jacobs

    Ryan and Alexis has to be my Fave !! They are the ones who started this wonderful journey!!!!

  16. Sarah Jones

    Have to say the first couple … Alexa and Nick. I read their story at least 3 times … when Alexa makes the big announcement to Nick the reader can really feel her devastation at his reaction. Great reading!

  17. Erika

    I haven’t started the series yet so I’m not sure but it looks great! Hope to start reading this soon!

  18. Stacy F

    Its so hard to choose because all of the stories are fantastic but I would have to go with Alexa and Nick. I love how her love and detetmination showed Nick he really could love and was nothing like his father!

  19. Sharon

    I love Nick and Alexa!! They are my favorite!!!! It is how I got hooked!!!!

  20. Nita

    Carina and Max hands down! I fell in love with both characters in the second book. I freaked out when I found out that they were the main characters in the third book. I couldn’t put the book down. I finished it in on sitting.

  21. Chantele

    Michael & Maggie are my favorite. The fiery chemistry just made me fall in love with the two of them!! Thank you so much for all of the books. I have loved reading each of them.

  22. Carla Henry

    If I have to pick, I choose Nick and Alexa. However, they are all great in their own way!

  23. Amanda

    Nick and Alexa first followed by Max and Carina! Love the series can’t wait to read this one.

  24. Stephanie Nuss

    I’ll always love Alexa and Nick since they started this series. I truly love something special about each couple since they’re all so different, but I have to go with Alexa and Nick since they’re what started this fantastic series!

  25. Jan Meredith

    I love them all but Alexa and Nick are my favorites to date. I’ve read their story so many times, and it’s always as good the next time around as it was the first at the first reading. Thanks, Jen, for such a wonderful story!

  26. Brandi Snow

    Alexa and Nick, no Maggie and Michael, no Carina and Max aaahhh it’s too hard to choose, I loved them all! I am so glad I found you Jennifer, I haven’t been so excited for a series since maybe The Macgregors by Nora Roberts! I love this series and you are an awesome writer!!!

  27. Gurpreet

    Alex and Nick, but I’ve enjoyed them all. I can tell already that Julietta and Sawyer are going to be a fave for sure and i am sure this one is probably the hottest of all 🙂

  28. Maybelline Smith

    Too hard to choose, but so far my favorite couple is Michael and Maggie.

  29. Jennifer P.

    I loved loved loved Alexa and Nicholas! I thought their banter back and forth and their love hate relationship was so funny! I really enjoyed all the books but I have to say the Marriage Bargain was my all time favorite. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  30. Emily

    Well first of all I love this series and after I read the first book I sent a Facebook message to Jennifer Probst and got a very inspiring message back. My favorite couple is Nick and Alexa from the first book. I connected with Alexa in more ways then any of the other characters in the other books. I could sense the relationship building from the signing of the contract. Nick and Alexa suit each other and that’s the kind of relationship I would love to have. So I have to keep kissing frogs until I find my toad!

  31. Tina Rappa

    Gosh it’s so hard to choose a favorite couple, I love them all but I guess it’s Max and carina! Can’t wait for the next book!!!

  32. Elena Lim

    My favourite pair woould be NICK and ALEXA from THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN!

    I sooo love the plot altho it is common but the way Jennifer Probst deliver it makes it awesome! Yay! Looking forward to the 4th book! (crossed-fingers) Hope I’ll win! ~

  33. Cindy Baker

    Although I love all the couples, Nick and Alexa will always be my favorite.

  34. Rosarita Reader

    My favorite couple are Max & Carina. I’m still having visions of Vegas & chocolate syrup. *sigh* Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, fingers crossed! 😀

  35. Beena Shah

    I loved all of the couples stories but my absolute favorite was Carina and Max. Max seemed to really understand Carina and what she needed. I also enjoyed seeing Carina come into her own and figure out who she really was.

  36. Wendy Roberts

    I haven’t started reading the series yet! It sounds great and I can’t wait!

  37. *Pernille*

    Michael & Maggie. I love how Michael is patient with her, and how he try to help her.

  38. Lisa Figliolino

    Nick and Alexa are my favorite. When he went to the bookstore in a Mets shirt and brought the dog….sigh….swoon!!! 🙂

  39. Val

    I think my favorite couple is Michael and Maggie. Although I like the whole series so far and am ready for the next chapter.

  40. Candace

    I love them all when I am in the story but the lasting favorite is Max and Carina because Carina comes into her own self

  41. Aurora J.

    My favorite couple is Alexa and Nicholas from the first book ” The Marriage Bargain”. Not only did this book make me sad at times but it made me laugh too. My favorite part is when Nicholas thinks there is a burger in his house and when he checks it turns out to be a bunch of rescue dogs Alexa decided to take in without talking to Nicholas first. LMAO I re-read that part because it made me laugh so much. Definitely my favorite book and couple.

  42. elena k

    alexa and nick are my favorites. it was the first couple in the series and i couldn’t not love them. thanks for the giveaway

  43. Sandy Bartles

    Actually I am looking forward to this book on Julietta and Sawyer. Just know it is going to be the best yet!

  44. Amanda Marshall

    Nick and Alexa!!! The part where she tries to hid all the dogs from him gets me EVERY time!!!

  45. Amy Shonk

    I own books 2 and 3, but haven’t read them because I haven’t bought #1 yet. Going to do it very soon. So, I’ll say Juliette and Sawyer based on excerpt!

  46. stephanie

    Loved all the books but my favorite couple is carina and max. I to know the feeling of loving someone who sees you as a child.

  47. Veronica

    I love this series it’s one of my favorites!!! And now I can’t wait to read The Marriage Merger after reading that excerpt

  48. Mickey Corcoran

    I love them all, but my favorite couple so far are Alexa and Nick. There is just something so special and real about their relationship…even though they try so hard to fight it.

  49. Jennifer Webb

    My favorite is Alexa and Nick although every story is just as good as the previous one.

  50. Carrie Raasch

    Carina and Max and If not them it would be Maggie and Michael. but I really love them all! 🙂

  51. Kath

    Maggie and Michael. I don’t know… I always have soft spot for Micheal. I love that no matter how Maggie push him away he’s still there for her. You know the ‘push-me-i’ll-pull-you-back’ kind of guy. 🙂

  52. Veronica

    I haven’t read the series yet, but it looks amazing!
    I died laughing at “Let’s find a better use for the mouth” lol

  53. Crystal

    I’m trying to choose just one couple… I loved them all for different reasons!

  54. Jamie Nichols

    I haven’t started the series yet, but have it on my to-read list!!

  55. Jenny Dauksa Schaber

    I have only read the 1st book so far, but I loved it and found myself laughing through it. I accidentally bout it twice – in paperback. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

  56. Louisa M

    Carina and Max were my favourite, I love a romance where the heroine falls for her brother’s best friend!
    I can’t wait to read about Sawyer!

  57. Kate

    I fell in love with Alexa and Nick story, but Carina and Max definitely put a spell on me 🙂 I’m thrilled about the last book!

  58. kelly

    Michael and Maggie! Love love love them all though! Thanks for writing them cara

  59. Janice Hougland

    Michael and Maggie of the Marriage Trap have been my fave couple in your series…so far. I guess we’ve got more to come! 🙂 I love your series because they are like the fairytales of olden times with true HEA’s. Sigh. Swoon. Congrats on your new release, Jennifer, and much success to you in the future.

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