AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
by Katee Robert
August 30, 2016
When a no strings attached arrangement turns into something more, Cillian O’Malley and Olivia Rashidi must overcome the family ties that bind them. Fans of Jackie Ashenden’s Make You and Kresley Cole’s The Master, will devour the super steamy and fast paced third book, An Indecent Proposal in the wildly popular O’ Malley series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Katee Robert.
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 . . .
Cillian O'Malley is the sibling that took his brother's death the hardest. When he lost Devlin his life went a little out of control and he felt himself spiraling down a dangerous path. Putting a stop to his behavior that could get him in some deep trouble, he's now on the straight and narrow. Well, he was until he met Olivia Rashidi.
Olivia knows all about Mafia life, and she wants no part of it. So when the sexy man who orders apple juice at the bar where she works tells her his last name, she knows to stay far away. But Cillian is insistent in his want for her, and she's starting to forget why she needs to stay away from him.
I've been a fan of this series from the very beginning and I don't think that will ever change. Katee Robert took the Mafia genre and ruled it in an almost contemporary way with this book, and it made me fall madly in love. It was completely unlike the previous books with an added soft side to these characters, and I couldn't get enough of it. I love how, so far, all of the books in this series have had very different tones, while all following the same kind of mafia storyline. While in the last book we were held in suspense, in An Indecent Proposal there was a sweetness that was brought to the story. Unexpected, but not hated.
I had high expectations for Cillian, thinking he would be the tough brother that had a dangerous personality. Well I was completely wrong, he was the exact opposite of everything I thought. And I loved that fact. He had a vulnerable side to him that broke my heart and made me want to give him a hug. Seeing how affected he was by the life he was living was really emotional and made me connect to his character very strongly. He was ten times better than what I had imagined in my mind before starting this book.
Olivia was the perfect heroine for Cillian. She had her moments where she was unsure of herself and questioned what she was getting involved in, but she never backed down. There was a fighter inside of her and that was evident from the moment we met her. She became my favorite heroine from this series because I loved how real she was. We all have those inner battles whenever we're doing something new and we have to wonder if it's the right thing, and that battle was portrayed within this character incredibly well. It made her easy to relate to, and I think that's why I enjoyed her so much.
Bottom line, if you haven't started this series yet, you're missing out on something great. Katee doesn't just write a story for you to read, she creates a whole new world for you to immerse yourself in, and you need to experience that. Clearly a very high recommendation from me.
About the Author
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.