Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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’Malley Series #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing- Forever


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.

Wow! This book kept me in suspense the whole time reading. My heart was beating so fast during James and Carrigan's story, and I really had no clue how this was going to end. 

Carrigan has escaped her father's grasp long enough, and he's finally laid down the law about her getting married. To her father, Carrigan isn't a daughter, she's a business pawn that he can use to make arrangements with and gain more power. She starts to come to terms with the fact that an arranged marriage is going to be pushed on her, but then James Halloran, the guy that kidnapped her, comes around.

James has never wanted to be like his father, the ruthless man that would do anything to get what he wants, including hurt his own children. When his father ends up in jail and he becomes the head of the family, he'll have to do anything it takes to take care of his family. But then he see's Carrigan for the first time after he kidnapped her and her sister-in-law, and all his plans go right out the window. He know's he shouldn't approach her, knows that they could both end up dead if their secret is found out, and he also knows that he can't give her up.

I loved these characters, their strength and passion made them truly realistic to me, and it's what made me fall for both of them. Carrigan and James were both the black sheep in their families, they didn't do everything that their parents said, and their first priority was never what would better their family business. Instead, they wanted to improve their family, and not have to achieve that in criminal ways. 

That's what made this book so interesting, it wasn't just about the Mafia, it was about two people desperately needing to get out from the hold of the Mafia. I was stuck in this book from the very first chapter and from beginning to end my heart was racing. So many people are going to go into this book the same way I did, thinking they knew what was going to happen, but let me just warn you now, you will absolutely not know what is going on!

Bottom line, The Wedding Pact is one crazy rollercoaster that everyone needs to jump on and ride. It's suspenseful, romantic, sexy as hell, and I already want to read it all over again. 

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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