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THE WEDDING PACT by Katee Robert
Carrigan O’Malley has fallen in love with family enemy #1, James Halloran and he has absolutely no intention of letting her get away. THE WEDDING PACT is the second book in a smoking-hot series about the O’Malleys—wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets from New York Times Bestseller Katee Robert and Forever Romance.
Series: The O’Malleys #2
Author: Katee Robert
Publishers: Grand Central Publishing- Forever
Date of Publication: April 26th, 2016
I read and reviewed the first book in this series – The Marriage Contract – in December, 2015. When I was offered the opportunity to read this, the second book in the series, I jumped at the chance as I really wanted to know what happened next with the three rival Boston mafia families and I’m so glad I did! I’ll start by acknowledging that this is not a sweet romance, it contains material only suitable for an adult audience.
The relationship between the three mafia families have, to some extent, settled down thanks to an uneasy truce brokered between them. The marriage of Callie and Teague have also helped form new alliances for two of the families. However, Carrigan O’Malley and James Halloran would still not be an acceptable alliance for her father – but neither can resist their mutual attraction. As she is now approaching thirty, Carrigan’s father is determined that she’ll be married to someone of his choosing before her rapidly approaching birthday. He’s given her a list of approved suitors, all she has to do is choose which one to wed. Needless to say, James Halloran is not on the list!
James is finding it hard taking over as head of his family and really doesn’t need the distraction of his attraction to Carrigan. With a scheming brother plotting against him, worrying over Carrigan and business to be kept a closer eye on he’s got his hands full in every sense!
Family values, loyalties, domination, betrayal, leadership and romance all play key roles in this action packed story! It is fast paced, exploring the dangerous hidden world and machinations of rival city mafia families. There are plenty of twist and turns to keep the reader enthralled throughout and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, which will be entitled ‘An Indecent Proposal’.
Thanks to the author, publishers and Barclay Publicity for gifting me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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.
Meet the O’Malley family in book one of the O’Malley series, The Marriage Contract:
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s 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. Connect with Katee at: Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads | Instagram | Tumblr | Youtube
Many thanks to the author, publishers and Barclay PR for providing an ARC of this novel and the additional resources used in this post which also includes my honest review of the novel.