Thursday, February 11, 2016

"The Marriage Contract" by Katee Robert



THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT BY KATEE ROBERT

SERIES: The O'Malleys #1
PUBLISHER: Piatkus
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

SUMMARY
Teague O'Malley hates almost everything associated with his family's name. So when his father orders him to marry Callista Sheridan to create a 'business' alliance, Teagues' ready to tell his dad exactly where he can stuff his millions. But then Teague actually meets his new fiancee, sees the bruises on her neck and the fight still left in her big blue eyes, and vows he will do everything in his power to protect her. Everyone knows the O'Malleys have a dangerous reputation. But Callie wasn't aware just what that meant until she saw Teague, the embodiment of lethal grace and coiled power. His slightest touch sizzles through her. But the closer they get, the more trouble they're in. Because Callie's keeping a dark secret—and what Teague doesn't know could get him killed.

MY REVIEW

I honestly didn't know what I was getting into when I first started reading this book, all I knew was that the blurb got my attention and I really wanted to know what dark secret the heroine was keeping. Well, I wasn't expecting such a turn of events but they were surely welcomed.

The plot is nicely built, the background of the families we meet is intriguing and so are the characters, both main and minor ones. Although I wasn't a big fan of Callie, I still enjoyed the chemistry between her and Teague, an insta-attraction that we can say worked in their favour. After all, what are the chances you're going to fall for the one you're basically forced to marry? Then, this is what happens when bigger things are at stake in mob business. Alliances are a necessity and what may very well save the day. Or not?

This novel was a pleasant surprise, it didn't have just romance to offer but a good action, suspense and drama mix that drew me into the story and let me want to grab the next instalment. Indeed, I'm SO ready for the couple the second book primarily focuses its attention on!

RATING: 3.5/5

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