New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert continues her smoking-hot series about the O’Malleys-wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets.
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 . . .
The O’Malleys series gets better with every book. While An Indecent Proposal uses the same characters (this time it’s Cillian O’Malley’s turn to be front and center) and is still full of suspense and emotion, the story stands on its own very well. At the same time, it ties in the ongoing plot perfectly.
Olivia and Cillian start off with one hot fireworks show. The internal arguments for both characters were heartbreaking and full of angst. I felt the need for both H & h to hold their own, protect themselves and their families. Watching them fall for each other was sweet (and super sexy) and gave me warm fuzzies.
I was a little confused by the sub plot this time. The quick leaps to conclusions where I thought a number of people could be responsible was a little telling. Like, “reader, here, look right here, this is the issue and there’s no need to think about it.” That took away from the story for me. The suspense for this part was lacking because I knew where to focus my attention. The there were plenty of other aspects to keep me on the edge of my seat.