Series: O'Malleys #1
Published by Grand Central Publishing on June 2nd 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The Plot: Girl gets engaged, attempts to meet boy to size him up, boy winds up dead. Girl gets re-engaged, meets boy to size him up, decides this boy might be a good one after all. But a gang war breaks out, and girl must ‘fess up or risk losing it all.
The Characters: Katee Robert had previously shared the Top 5 Reasons to Love Teague O’Malley, and I can’t say I disagree. He’s strong, principled, and will do anything for those he loves.
Callista Sheridan grew up in the mob, but has been slowly moving her father’s interests over to the right side of the law. When she’s engaged to Brendan Halloran to consolidate their families’ power, Callie decides to check up on him. After all, one really should get to know one’s affianced before the wedding day, right?
The Story: The Marriage Contract is formulaic, but entertaining. I liked Teague and Callie, though sometimes their wish-washiness got on my nerves. Overall, this was a fun way to while away a few hours, and now I’m done with Teague’s story, I find myself wondering about his siblings – and hoping there’ll be more of them, soon!
drey’s rating: Pick it up!
Have you read The Marriage Contract? What did you think?