THE WEDDING PACT
by Katee Robert
Carrigan O’Malley has always known her arranged marriage would be more about power and prestige than passion. But after one taste of the hard-bodied, whiskey-voiced James Halloran, she’s ruined for anyone else. Too bad James and his family are enemy number 1.
Hallorans vs. O’Malleys—that’s how it’s always been. James should be thinking more about how to expand his family’s empire instead of how silky Carrigan’s skin is against his and how he can next get her into his bed. Those are dangerous thoughts. But not nearly as dangerous as he’ll be if he can’t get what he wants: Carrigan by his side for the rest of their lives.
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Have I mentioned lately that I love forbidden romance?
This story had a wonderful Romeo & Juliette kind of vibe … two star-crossed lovers … their Irish mob families are at war … risking it all, even possible death, to be with each other.
Carrigan O’Malley and James Halloran are two serious bad-asses. However, they are both simply products of their environment and really lament the crime family lifestyles they are forced to lead.
Carrigan is faced with the decision of marriage – not that she has a choice of getting married, her father has demanded it – she gets to chose her groom from the short list of candidates selected for her.
James is stepping into the head of the family, replacing his father who’s now in jail – it’s not an easy position, especially with his younger brother threatening to destroy all his hard work.
Overcoming the obvious road blocks may be easier than getting past their personal history – it involves kidnapping and threat of torture and death.
Despite everything stacked against them, there is no denying that they are destined for one another.
A great second installment to an action-packed and darkly romantic series. The stage is already set for book three and I can’t wait to see what Katee has in store for us.
Meet the O’Malley family in book one of the O’Malley series, The Marriage Contract
Coming in July 2016, An Indecent Proposal
Get to know another O’Malley sibling- Cillian O’Malley
Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the “values” Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family – and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O’Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name . . . yet she still can’t stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian’s own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast-and how hard-she’s falling for him.
Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at “hello,” even if she’s more inclined to say good-bye to an O’Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn’t, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying-and dying-for . . .
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