Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Marriage Pact by Katee Robert (Romance, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

 June 2015, Piatkus, 353 pages, Paperback, review copy

Content: strong cursing, violence, adult scenes, innuendos, humour 

Book summary
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.
Nayu's thoughts
This is 1st book in a mafia series which is superb, though intense romance scenes were dutifully skipped. I absolutely adored it! I loved learning about gang rivalry, why near total obedience and some ignorance is a good thing. There were constant shocking plot twists which made me glad I was able to read it in one sitting.

Callie experiences things no one should, and while what happens changes her life, making her at times a little desperate to keep the truh covered, overall she is extremely brave and eventually let others help her when she can't help herself. There's certainly something to be said for being rich, although money alone can't protect you when someone has a vendetta. I really want to read the next book, but it might be from a different point of view (or I've confused myself with another series...), so I'll wait and see. You must read it! 

Find out more on Katee's website.

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