Friday, January 15, 2016

Review 'The Marriage Contract' by Katee Robert
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.


Publication Date:   June 2nd 2015, by Piatkus
Series:                    The O'Malleys #1
Genre:                    Contemporary Romance
Pages:                    368
Formats:                 eBook, Paperback, Audio Book
Available at:           Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble,

My Review:

‘The Marriage Contract’ was a book I was really looking forward to reading. I received an email about this book weeks ago and I loved the way it sounded. So when I received a copy and was finally able to start reading it, I made sure I had the time to continue reading until I finished it.

In ‘The Marriage Contract’ we meet Callista Sheridan, the daughter of one of the most powerful families in Boston. Callie has been ordered to marry the son of her family’s rival, Teague O’Malley to create a business alliance. The only reason Callie agrees to this arranged marriage is the hope of ending the ongoing war between the families. But Callie and Teague have never met and they both have some dangerous secrets. On the day of their engagement Callie and Teague meet, and what they didn’t expect was to find safety with each other.

What I didn’t immediately expected, after reading the book description of ‘The Marriage Contract’ is that this book really has a Romeo and Juliet kind of feel to it. But it does from the very first page. And this was not necessarily a bad thing. What girl doesn’t like a Romeo and Juliet kind of story? I know I do. And I definitely enjoyed this book about the rivaling families.

The main characters Callie and Teague are really fun to get to know. They both grew up in dangerous and powerful families, but what becomes clear right away, it that they are both trying to make their families better. They know about the illegal stuff their families are a part of, but both, in their own way, try to make things right. Callie is kind and hardworking and above all she really loves her dad. She will do almost anything to make sure her farther is okay and her families business is thriving.
Teague is every girls biggest dream. He is kind, handsome and he feels responsible for his brothers and sisters. Teague really tries to find a way out of the family business and above all he tries to find a way for his brothers and sisters to have a better life. Especially since Teague’s farther is just horrible.

Although this book was a fun read, it was also predictable and not as sexy and romantic as I would have hoped. The romance between Callie and Teague was fun, but I didn’t really feel their connection as much as I would have thought when I first read the book description. There was some romance but most of all this book felt like a story about a family feud.

Throughout this book we also get some hints about the next romance in this series. And that romance sounds even more promising than this one to be honest. So I would definitely like to read the next book in this series.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa's knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way--as it often does--and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she'd like to write a book and try to get published.
Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn't want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?

She now spends her time--when not lost in Far Reach worlds--playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

For more information about Katee please visit her website, or visit her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.

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