The Wedding Pact
Book 2, The O'Malleys
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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.
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.
Love is strange
This is the 2nd book in The O'Malley's series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding and enjoyment, please read this series in order. The contents in later books may have spoilers.
Carrigan and James have a hot history of hookups and kidnapping. Complicated does not begin to cover this. They are attracted to each other in a very electric way.
James cannot stop thinking about her. He knows her father intends to marry her off to another man and it is eating him alive. Carrigan is out of time and options for her future. James is her one vice.
This book was so full of heat it was nearly on fire! The story is fast paced and steady. Some of our favorite characters make appearances too. I think this series is incredible. If you love a slow and fierce burn this is the book!
***This ARC was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.
Emotional. Riveting. Erotic.
Book one sucked me and made me fall in love with this trio of crime families, and I haven’t been the same since. Book two cements that love, especially for Carrigan and James, whose forbidden, clandestine affair is the main focus of The Wedding Pact.
Carrigan is everything I love in a heroine: strong, intelligent, gutsy, and determined. James, despite being thrust into being the head of the Halloran crime organization and having to carry out unspeakable acts, is an alpha male with a soft heart. He’s determined to find ways to legitimize the Halloran businesses and protect those in his care. He and Carrigan try to resist one another, but the attraction between them is too elemental and undeniable. When they come together, it’s explosive.
I love everything about this story, especially the author’s perfect portrayal of the emotional conflict and torture some of the characters suffer. They are trapped, almost helpless, manipulated, and controlled by their families and the weight of their responsibilities. They yearn to lead lives of their own choosing, not the lives they’ve been forced into just by virtue of being born into mafia families, yet fear leaving behind those families and all they’ve ever known. The author illustrates their pain so thoroughly my heart aches for them.
The Wedding Pact is dark, emotional, intense, riveting, and incredibly erotic. It made me laugh, cry, curse, horny, and my heart literally pound in fear and anticipation. I’m completely invested and cannot wait to see how good triumphs over evil when these characters get their HEA in book three.
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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- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Apr 26, 2016
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 368 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, The O'Malleys