2.5 starsMeh. (*shrugs a shoulder*)IF……you can get past the ridiculous and overdone premise of “marrying to fool my family”…you can forget that this SAME premise was used in book 1 of the series, not with strangers, mind you, but with the brother and friend of this book’s MC’s…you can get past Maggie’s utterly annoying “walls” she puts up which makes me not give 2 cents about what happens to herTHEN……this book has some enjoyable moments…you can get fired up w/ some hot & steamy parts…it turns out to be not an entirely terrible read.All in all, kinda boring, kinda annoying, but Michael Conte is smoking hot.Full disclosure: I had to FORCE my way through this book, starting and stopping about 10 times. It was sheer determination that got me through since I have never DNF’d a book to date. That being sad, still, I’ve read worse. I think this could be a decent 3 - 3.5 for some. I just found Maggie too annoying to get past.