New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert continues her smoking-hot series about two feuding families—and their wealthy, powerful, and scandalous secrets.
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.
I wish I had known that this story was part of a series. There is apparently a lot that happens in the first book that sets the scenes and characters for this story. The two main characters James and Carrigan had a bit of history...in that he kidnapped her. I didn't understand where their attraction came from. After I got some flashback type of storyline, it was easy to pick up and the characters are strong and interesting in themselves. There are many other prominent characters who the story flips to quite often. I highly recommend reading the first book The Marriage Contract first. I'm going to go back and read it because I do like the storyline. The sex is hot. The characters are mostly just this side of completely shady. But it kept the pages turning.
Review: The O'Malleys 2: The Wedding Pact
The Wedding Pact by Katee Robert is the second book in her new series, The O'Malleys. We return to the story from where book one left off about four months later. It is told in multiple POV's mostly between the main characters, but we also get a few insights into the secondary characters and their turmoil. Well-written and well-paced it was a very enjoyable read and I can't wait to see what comes next - let the drama begin.
Emotionally charged story!!!
Very emotional, fantastic mob-style romance. Different territories, different ruling families and someone's bound cross the lines. In the second story of The O'Malleys series it's Carrigan's turn. She doesn't want any of the men her father's chosen for her to marry. She wants the one man she shouldn't want. The one man she can't have. James Halloran.
The story is full of sadness, uncaring and crazy fathers and through all the emotional ups and downs, there's love. It's a love that I didn't think was possible. There's so much action in the story that everything happens at a fast pace. For me, it felt like the story only slowed down during those perfectly intimate scenes between James and Carrigan. SIZZLING! There are so many O'Malley siblings and so little time. I can't wait to read more of this series from this amazing author.
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