Beautifully written and engaging.
James Halloran is a reluctant mafioso. Part of one of Boston’s powerful families, he takes it upon himself to protect his family from threats , even though he doesn’t want this lifestyle. Things get complicated in the form of Carrigan o Malley: she is stealing his heart and he’s not sure he wants it back.
Carrigan o Malley detests having control taken away from her. At least, the little control she has over her heart.
But when it comes to James, she is willing to give up control.
To make matters worse, their families are enemies. Her father is planning to marry her off to further his family’s interests. She has no choice but to say yes to an arranged marriage or else she will have to face her father’s disapproval.
Will they be able to look past their backgrounds and try to be together?
My Rating: 5 out of 6.
Mood Recommendation: A good enough read, if you are into bad boys and fiery girls.
The Wedding Pact by Katee Robert
Date of Publication: April 26, 2016
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.
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.
About Katee Robert
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.
Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way-as it often does-and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.
Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?
She now spends her time-when not lost in Far Reach worlds-playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.