I received this book for free from NetGalley.com . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.An Indecent Proposal by Katee Robert
on August 30th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, General, Contemporary
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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 .
So I sort of entered in to a series on book 3… AGAIN… which I keep saying I won’t do but then keep doing over.. over.. and over again…. Yeah, well in this case I quite enjoyed the book and didn’t feel like I was lost so am glad that I did it!
Olivia isn’t looking for a man nor does she want any trouble but she is drawn to a man that embodies trouble by virtue of his last name. She’s hiding from her past and wants nothing more than to raise her daughter away from the family business but she can’t quite escape. She’s drawn to a man who she should dislike, perhaps even hate, but the chemistry between them cannot be denied. She tells herself only this one time nothing more but there is something about the way he behaves that makes her crave more of him. I liked her even as she was fighting her attraction for him but especially liked that she listened to her heart and mind versus trying to take everything on herself. She’s smart and that is something that isn’t the norm with heroines of many mob related rom-susp books. I appreciated that she struggled but also appreciated that she trusted him even though she barely knew him.
Cillian was something else. He’s at a huge crossroads in his life after the death of one of his brothers. He’s still struggling with what happened and that has led him to make many changes in his life which includes giving up alcohol and partying like he used to. He finds himself drawn to Olivia and after their first scorching encounter he can’t seem to shake the need to be with her. He proves himself so quickly to be there for her even at the expense of his family but this is a good thing. I loved how growly he could get but also his ability to just be there for the woman that he knows is his.
The story moves quickly but it kept me interested as I enjoyed seeing two damaged people find one another.