THE MARRIAGE MERGER By Jennifer Probst
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?
The Marriage Merger is Book 4 and the final installment in the Marriage to a Billionaire series.
Julietta Conte has lived her life as the independent, self sufficient woman who carries the weight of her family’s legacy on her shoulders. Content with the notion that love and passion are things that she will have to live without, she is a focused and determined young woman. When Sawyer Wells enters the picture and pervades every aspect of Julietta’s perfect and orderly world with his sophisticated dominance, charm and raw sexual advances, Julietta’s resolve begins to slowly weaken. Soon she starts to realise there is more to life than work, and that perhaps love does have the power to heal. But when it comes to two people who suffer such deep tormenting insecurities, is love really enough?
Julietta is the oldest of the Conte sisters, and it is fair to say she exudes the most headstrong, stubborn and determined characteristics out of all of them. Julietta is a young woman who is in many ways haunted by her insecurities and feelings of inadequacy. After receiving the offer of a lifetime in the form of an exclusive partnership for her family’s business La Dolce Famiglia with the hot-shot self-made billionaire Sawyer Wells, Julietta strikes a business deal that slowly transforms into much more. Sawyer is a man who exudes such raw sexual appeal. He is also a complex and mysterious man traumatized from a horrific past that continually haunts his existence. He does not believe in love, for love has become synonymous with pain. Jennifer Probst has created one of the most decadent, gorgeous, enigmatic and dominant male characters I have had the pleasure of reading. I loved every single element of Sawyer Wells’ character, from his charming demeanor to his downright dirty and domineering ways. He is male perfection and the perfect match to Julietta, creating exciting chemistry and friction.
He is also a man who displays such deep vulnerability from the heartbreaking abuse and torment he suffered, that made his character one you can deeply empathise with.
Julietta is such a likable heroine who rivals a lot of dominant and driven male characters, yet her feelings of self doubt and the scars of Sawyer’s past, create another dimension to this story- a story about love, healing, and the power of surrendering oneself to another.
I loved reading about these characters and the ways in which they slowly developed and grew throughout out the course of the book. I also cannot express how much love I have for Wolfe. The gorgeous and tormented young man, who much like Sawyer, bares the emotional scars and turmoil from his past. He is a young man who had such difficulties with affection – both displaying it and accepting it – and I found him to be such an endearing character. I can’t wait to read more about this gorgeous, mysterious man.
The Marriage Merger solidifies Jennifer Probst as one of my favourite Authors. The writing flows so beautifully and eloquently into a delicate and seductively weaved tale of love, passion and the devastating sensuality of surrendering oneself to true feelings. The Marriage Merger encapsulates the perfection of stunning, fluent writing, and the intense power of such captivating chemistry between characters. I cannot recommend this book and the entire Marriage to a Billionaire series highly enough. This book has quickly become one of my all-time favourites.
5 Spectacular STARS
“You’ve got to be kidding. This baby has more balls than most bikes on the market.” She smiled sweetly. “I’m sure you both do. See you there.”
“One night, Julietta.” His voice stroked and probed every dark corner like crushed velvet. “I want you, and I’ll do anything to get you…”
“Now, there was nothing but the bare bones of want, messy and vulnerable and alive. Her chest squeezed with a strange sadness and longing.”
“Sawyer pulled her to him and rested his forehead against hers. He lifted her hands and pressed a kiss to both palms. “You don’t have to be any certain way. Your only job is to feel and not worry about anything. I’ll take care of you.”
“Julietta pressed her lips to his back. He tensed underneath the caress, but she kissed each scar with a gentle humbleness she ached to show.”
“Baby, you know you love it when I’m in charge. Let me show you how much I missed you.”
“You wrecked me, Julietta. You tore me apart piece by piece and then put me back together.”
About the Author
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.