Friday 5 June 2015

❤ Release Blitz ❤ Review ❤ The Marriage Contract (The O'Malleys #1) ❤ Katee Roberts ❤


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert begins a smoking hot new series about the O'Malley family-wealthy, powerful, dangerous and seething with scandal.
Teague O'Malley hates pretty much everything associated with his family's name. And when his father orders him to marry Callista Sheridan to create a "business" alliance, Teague's ready to tell his dad exactly where he can stuff his millions. But then Teague actually meets his new fianc
ée, sees the bruises on her neck and the fight still left in her big blue eyes, and vows he will do everything in his power to protect her.

Everyone knows the O'Malleys have a dangerous reputation. But Callie wasn't aware just what that meant until she saw Teague, the embodiment of lethal grace and coiled power. His slightest touch sizzles through her. But the closer they get, the more trouble they're in. Because Callie's keeping a dark secret-and what Teague doesn't know could get him killed.

ARC received from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for an honest review

From the blurb, I was not really sure why the O'Malley's were so dangerous. Was Teague just a player who needed a wife to keep the family happy? What business would need this kind of alliance.

But once I started, well, let's just say that yes, I could completely understand what kind of "family business" would require the alliance.

The O'Malley, Sheridan and Halloran families are all mob families, and allegiances and alliances are all the more understandable.

Teague O'Malley - can I get a swoon?!? I adored him from the first time he was on the page, and he just got better and better.

Callie Sheridan is the other half of the "business arrangement". And is the heir to Teague's family's .. I guess you would call them the enemy.

But when Callie and Teague are in he same room together, man the chemistry! Phew, you could cut the sexual tension with a knife.

This is not just a romance though, there are deeper, darker story lines running through this first story, and later stories in the series.

This is a bit of an insta-love kind of relationship, which I usually don't like, but in this case it didn't bother me as much as it usually does. They might like each other, but can they trust each other?

Nope, for that you are going to have to read for yourself.

There were some secondary characters that I really liked, but there were some that even a day later, I am not sure what to think of them. There was also a great set up for the next book in the series.

Katee Robert is a new-tome author, but her writing has me interested in reading more of her work.

The Marriage Contract was a great start to the O'Malley's series, and I look forward to what Ms Robert has for us next.

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa's knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back. Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way-as it often does-and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she'd like to write a book and try to get published. Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding romance. Because, really, who wouldn't want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people? She now spends her time-when not lost in Far Reach worlds-playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.