Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Marriage Contract - Katee Robert (Review)

25253481Title: The Marriage Contract
Series: The O'Malley's Book # 1 
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 2nd 2015 
Publisher: Forever
Format: Digitial and Print

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert begins a smoking hot new series about the O'Malley family-wealthy, powerful, dangerous and seething with scandal.

Teague O'Malley hates pretty much everything associated with his family's name. And when his father orders him to marry Callista Sheridan to create a "business" alliance, Teague's ready to tell his dad exactly where he can stuff his millions. But then Teague actually meets his new fiancée, 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.

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This book contains adult themes.

I got hooked on the O’Malley series after reading books 4 & 5 so I figured I would go back and start from the beginning.

This book is the first in the O’Malley series and follows Teague O’Malley the second oldest brother as he finds out he is being forced into an arranged marriage.   Teague is set to marry Calista Sheridan who is from another powerful family in Boston.  The marriage comes out of left field for Teague since Calista’s original groom was murdered.   

Teague doesn’t want to be an O’Malley and wants to move away from this life style.  Teague was hoping that his life wouldn’t catch up with him as quickly as it did.  Teague does have strong ties to his family and will follow through with family commitments.  Teague loves his sisters and wants what is best for them even if that means getting them away from his family.  Teague is a standup guy once you get to know more of his personality he will become a perfect book boyfriend.

Calista recently lost her brother and is now in line to take over the Sheridan family after her father steps down.  Calista has a large amount of pressure on her shoulders to step up into the role of head of a family.  Calista doesn’t trust anyone from the outside and struggles with accepting Teague as a partner.

enjoyed reading the romance that develops between Calista and Teague.  It seems they have an insta-attraction, but it takes some time for the romance to develop.  Calista doesn’t want to jump feet first into anything so she is always trying to evaluate the entire situation.  Teague on the other hand goes after things that he wants.  It is a cute combination that the author created and their two personalities work well with one another.

Since this is the first book in the series the author is giving us the lay of the Boston land.  We get to learn about the different territories and what is going on with each family member.  I love that we get to see a little bit of how the O’Malley children were raised and were their values stand.  The story is fast paced and an easy read.  The author sets up the rest of the series within this first book and gives a big glance into the next book in the series.

I would suggest this as a weekend read.  I love the O’Malley clan so I enjoyed jumping back into the world and getting lost with the characters.  I enjoy reading the story that Katee has crafted out of these characters.   I found it challenging for me to put this book down. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series and the last one in the series! 

My Rating: 5/5

Other Books in The O’Malleys Series


About Katee Robert
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 

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  1. I have never read a Katee Roberts book, but I keep hearing great things. I am glad to hear the series is off to a successful start for you.

    1. I have only read this series and one other of her books and I have enjoyed everything. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Books you cannot put down are the BEST! I'm adding this to Goodreads right now...

    I feel like I've heard of an O'Malley series before, but I'm not sure if it was this one.

    The book I'm reading right now, Begin Again by Mona Kasten, is the same way. I put it down because I need to do something, but then I can't stop thinking about it so I pick it back up again. It's one of the best feelings in the world.

    Do You Dog-ear?

    1. I will need to check out Begin Again by Mona Kasten. Thank you for stopping by!


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