Today is my stop during the blog tour for An Indecent Proposal (The O’Malleys #3) by Katee Robert! I’ll share my review with you today and there are a few teaser images for this book. Let me know what you think of this book!
A bit about the book:
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 . . .
This is the third book in The O’Malley’s series and the second one I have read. It can be read as a standalone.
Cillian O’ Malley is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders and it tells. Since his younger brother’s murder, he has begun questioning everything about the life he is leading and the world he inhabits. Previously he was all about the girls and the booze, but not so much anymore. New girl in town, Olivia, has captured his eye in a way most girls don’t. But she’s infuriating, choosing to believe in his rep rather than taking the time to get to know him. However, neither one of them can deny the scorching hot chemistry between them.
One moment of passion changes everything and these two fall hot and heavy for one another.
At the same time, the power struggle for control of Boston is playing out behind the scenes, with both mains caught on different sides. Olivia wants nothing to do with her half-brother, but he is determined to sink his claws in deep.
Olivia was a great character. A determined single mother whose sole wish was to protect her daughter from her destructive ex and her deranged half-brother. She’s determined to stand on her own two feet but is forced by circumstance into accepting Cillian’s help. She quickly realizes that he’s not the man she thought he was, and she starts to open her heart to the possibility of a relationship with him.
Cillian is trying to do everything to protect Olivia and her daughter, even if that means going behind his family’s back.
I enjoyed this book, just not as much as the first one. The plot could’ve been further developed and I felt the romance happened way too fast. The book came across as rushed in parts. The writing is solid, and the pacing was consistent in the main. I enjoy the world and characters that Katee has created. Overall, I enjoyed it, and it was a decent read, but I wasn’t blown away.
Actual rating 3.5 stars.
Thanks to Barclay PR and the publisher for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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.