An Indecent Proposal
by Katee Robert
Series: The O’Malleys #3
Narrator: Charlotte North
Length: 9 hours and 28 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 . . .
An Indecent Proposal by Katee Robert is the third book in the O’Malleys series featuring the siblings of a powerful crime family. We see them find true love and struggle with family obligations. Intense and heated An Indecent Proposal was a wildly addictive listen. Grab your earbuds and checkout the O’Malleys series.
Cillian O’Malley is still struggling with the death of his younger brother and assuming his role as the family bookkeeper. A former party boy, he has given up drinking and troublemaking but his family still sees him as a selfish indulgent player. Despite his rough edges, I really liked Cillian. He is what I would call a sensitive. He may not always agree with things, but he is able to see all sides. He also feels a great deal and for the right woman he could be a prince.
Olivia Rashidi grew up in the shadows of a dysfunctional Russian mob family. She has left that life behind to protect her daughter and immediately smells trouble when she meets Cillian…but that does not stop him from getting under her skin. Olivia may have made some mistakes, but she knows what she wants, and faces her fears. The way she stands up to her brother made her kick ass in my book.
The two begin a heated romance that starts with passion and slowly develops into more. I liked both characters. Cillian may seem tough and confident but there is a soft side to him and he carries a great deal of pain and guilt. Olivia is fearless and her love for her daughter had me connecting from the onset.
The heat between these two was sizzling and my ears caught fire as Robert brought that passion to life. She mixes in suspense, heart and quieter times that made their relationship feel genuine.
The suspense angle brings us into contact with the New York mob family that plagued us in The Marriage Contract. Robert notched up the fear, shared the inner workings of these families and allowed us to spend time with the O’Malley, Halloran and Sheridan families. We had two villains in this tale that will send shivers down your spine. The storyline was strong and at times, I found myself holding my breath. These families are scary and disposing of bodies is as routine as going out for coffee.
While these siblings grew up with all the comforts money can buy I would not trade places with them. The overall ARC of the series sees this younger generation changing the way things work and I appreciate that aspect. We get to witness growth, change in loyalties and hopefully an end to the manipulation and violence of their father’s generation.
Charlotte North continues to narrate this series and captures both the emotions and accents of these characters. The story is told in dual perspectives and she handles the change well. I could not imagine listening to this series without her narration.
An Indecent Proposal delivered all the intense passion and suspense I crave. Cillian got to me, and I think he is my favorite O’Malley. The next story is Sloan’s and waiting until summer of 2017 is going to be killer.