New York Times and USA Today best-selling 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....
©2016 Katee Robert (P)2016 Hachette Audio
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Every time Cillian O'Malley walks into the Bar where Olivia works he feels drawn to her... but every time he tries to have a conversation with her she's snappy, argumentative and downright hostile to him. He likes the banter that builds up between them and just can't stay away... it's the only thing that stops his guilt and memories over his brother's shooting, how it was all his fault and how it should've been him. Olivia knows all about mob rules, gang culture and the secretive dangerous and violent world that Cillian O'Malley belongs to.... because she'd run away from it, is now hiding from it... and her Russian family that went with it.
So starting anything with Cillian would be crazy... no matter how good looking he is, how sweet he seems to be and how much the air between them sizzles whenever they're near each other and their banter only fuels the flames. But one night changed everything - Olivia came to Cillian's rescue and he knew, by the way she handled herself, that there was far more to the mysterious Olivia than a beautiful face and he was determined to find out what it was. However, all Olivia gave him was a few stolen minutes of passion and hot sex down a darkened alley when the attraction and sexual tension between them finally boiled over. Olivia knew that slowly Cillian was getting under her skin and she daren't let it go further - but, when her past finally catches up with her, she realizes there's only one person to call, one person that will be capable of helping her.... and it's the last person she wanted to bring into her very dangerous situation. However, she made the call to Cillian O'Malley who dropped everything, rushed to her side and became her, and her daughter's, Knight in Shining Armour.... because he would slay her dragons, rescue her Princess and make her his.
What an enjoyable and action-packed dual POV listen this was as Cillian and Olivia went from being frenemies, to lovers, to each other's rescuers.... and finally to loving supportive partners. There was nail-biting tension, suspense, sex, passion, compassion and romance built into a sweet story that's set around Boston's underworld where your family name determines your enemies, where loyalty is expected and where violence is inevitable.
Worth a credit? Great storyline to the book which had suspense danger and a feel-good romance, was very addictive because these characters really drew me into their story, there was an interesting and loveable H/H, it had sex and passion and the narration was good. So YES another creditworthy addition to the O'Malley series.
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