Perfect for readers of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson, Molly O’Keefe’s gritty and sensual tale of passion and politics features the brother of the heroine from the author’s beloved novel, Never Been Kissed. He’s a driven man who refuses to be distracted—until he meets a beautiful bartender who just may change his life.
With his chiseled jaw and thick blond hair, Harrison Montgomery was born to lead. Four generations of Montgomery men have served the state of Georgia, and now he’s next in line. Harrison, though, is driven to right wrongs: namely to clean up the political mess left by his father’s greed and corruption. But Harrison must first win his congressional bid, and nothing can get in his way—not even an angel who served him whiskey and gave him a shoulder to lean on and a body to love for a night. Problem is, she’s pregnant. Scandal is brewing, and there is only one solution: marriage.
Damage control? Ryan Kaminski can’t believe that a cold, calculating political animal now inhabits the body of the emotionally vulnerable stranger who gave her the most unforgettable night of her life. Really, she doesn’t want anything from Harrison, except to be left alone to have her baby in peace. But Ryan is broke, jobless, and essentially blackmailed by Harrison’s desperate family to accept this crazy marriage deal. For two years, she will have to act the role of caring, supportive wife. But what is Ryan supposed to do when she realizes that, deep in her heart, she’s falling in love?
Praise for Indecent Proposal
“Real, immediate, and wrenching. This is a love story not to be missed.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In O’Keefe’s very capable hands, readers are drawn into Ryan and Harrison’s engaging journey to understanding and love. . . . A touching, sexy and surprising story of two people from completely different worlds who turn out to be a perfect match.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Whatever rating system you might use to rank book reads, Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe will blow it right out of the water. . . . Once again, with this book, she excels! Indecent Proposal brings together two lonely, pained individuals, puts them in an untenable relationship, and has them come out the other side in a solid and loving partnership. But the path to get there is filled with anguish and soul searching, and whew, what a ride! . . . I can’t wait to see what O’Keefe offers next.”—Fresh Fiction
“Gut-wrenching, funny, thought-provoking and romantic. Harrison and Ryan are so finely crafted you’ll walk away feeling as if you’d always know their hearts.”—The Book Nympho
“Indecent Proposal is a heartfelt, poignant and sexy addition to the Boys of Bishop series that old and new fans are going to love.”—Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Ryan Kaminski, former model turned New York City bartender, is yanked out of her squalid but safe world and into a whole other dimension in the stunning fourth Boys of Bishop contemporary (after Between the Sheets). Harrison Montgomery plans to continue his family legacy of civil service with a run for Congress. His life is old money, public faces, and iced-over private lives. Ryan's is scraping by, fighting for what you've got, and a family who will stand with you through almost anything. A no-strings-attached tryst between the two leads to Ryan's unexpected pregnancy. When reporters begin to harass Ryan's family and the scandal threatens Harrison's career, the lovers make a deal for a hasty wedding, a public show of young love, and a private business arrangement. When his cold front meets her fiery spirit, both characters display a remarkable amount of care, selflessness, and chemistry. Their emotional turmoil and mutual confusion feels real, immediate, and wrenching. This is a love story not to be missed.
I know I'm a hopeless romantic, and I also know that makes me a sucker but wow. A deliciously satisfying read if I do say so myself.
Not worth it
Ryan Kaminski had a one night stand and Harrison Montgomery. A very intense one night stand with a very politically famous man. A couple months later, morning sickness and dehydration landed Ryan in the hospital. Her brother Wes took it upon himself to inform Harrison, in a very public way, that Ryan was pregnant with his child. After that, the political circus began.
This was a great story with deep family issues on both Ryan's and Harrison's sides. Major trust issues, political families that go back generations, corruption, and the emotional trauma goes on for miles. This story was fantastic with enough political and personal drama to fuel a TV miniseries. The parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles were all very unfeeling about the baby itself. There was plenty of talk about the pregnancy but no emotional talk of the arrival of a baby. All in all this was a fabulous story and I can't wait to read more from this very talented author.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.