Thursday 25 August 2016

✪ An Indecent Proposal (The O'Malley Series #3) ✪ Katee Robert ✪

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert continues her smoking-hot series about the O'Malleys-wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets.

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 . . .

ARC received for an honest review

This is my favourite book in the series - so far.

An Indecent Proposal reads a bit like a Shakespearean tragedy. Star crossed lovers, feuding families, death and mayhem all around.

Cillian O'Malley is struggling after events in the previous books ( you don't have to read them as you get enough information in this one, but why miss out?) and no one really sees him.  

Then there is Olivia.  She sees more than people expect, more than Cillian likes.  And she knows more about the life he is in than he could ever imagine.
But boy oh boy is there something between them.  I loved that Olivia wasn't all over Cillian like a rash from the get go. There was a slow burn to their relationship, giving themselves and the reader time to really connect with the characters.

Olivia is strong, independent and oh so feisty.  I want to be like her when I grow up.

I felt that An Indecent Proposal was a darker, grittier story than the previous books, with the families balancing on a knife edge between peace and war... though is there ever really peace when it comes to mob families.

There was a bit of a set up for the next book in the series, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpas knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.