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review 2018-01-31 14:34
Good Characters and story
Forbidden Promises - Katee Robert

Sloan had no job experience and she had never had to put herself to the test and it was horrifying to realize how sheltered she had been when it came to actual life skills. The money her brother Teague had sent  her would last  her a few more weeks but she didn’t want to have to use that money. Sloan was just tired of watching life go by. That’s why she had left her family, leaving at night going from Boston to Washington state- across the country. Without saying a word. She knew her family would look for her. If Teague ahd to send her more money it would be easy for her father to find her. Sheamus  O’Malley - Sloan’s father- was a cold hearted butt who had millions in the bank and a lot of unsavory connections. One daughter had already got away. Sloan wanted to stand on her own two feet for the first time. Sloan was at a diner trying to get a job with no work experience at all. The owner Marge decided to give Sloan a chance to her surprise.  Sloan did miss her family. All Sloan wanted to do was get away from her Irish crime lord father. Teague’s wife Callie got her aunt Sorcha to let Sloan stay in her cottage as she wasn’t there. Jude was in the cottage not far from Sloan and on the first night she had mistakenly went to his cottage and Jude had been rude and short to her. Jude didn't want Sloan or anyone near his cottage or him. Jude hated small towns  as the people want to know everyone else’s business. Jude had to run off over a dozen attempts to welcome him to the town. He was there under the guise of being a writer. Jude was here for a job he wasn't staying. He was looking for Sorcha who was Callie’s aunt. He had broken into the house to see if there was any clues to where Sorcha was. Now there was a woman who was definitely wasn’t Sorcha. Jude killed people for a living and Sorcha was his target but this was personal. These days the people Jude associated with were  people who made their living on the underbelly of society. They didn’t blink at the choices Jude made or the path that had brought him to them.Jude got hard thinking of the hunger in Sloans eyes when her and his eyes had meant recently. But Jude had no business thinking like that, not while he was on the hunt and he’d spent his entire life preparing for. Jude had never been innocent  he had never had the chance, No chance since the moment Cohn Sheridan  had  declared the death sentence on Jude’s father and brothers. The same death sentence he would have had if Cohn had known Jude’s mother was pregnant. So his mother whispered about revenge in his ear all his life. So his life had been planned for this perfect revenge. Jude and Sloan have hot chemistry. Jude knows he should stay away from Sloan but he can’t help himself. Then Jude realizes how dangerous he  is for Sloan and Sloan for him. When she gets a chance Sloan is willing to be brave and go after a man she knows she has no future with. To be brave several times for him.

I enjoyed this book. I liked the plot a lot. I loved how determined Sloan was to make it on her own even though she had been so sheltered. She wanted to get away from her father and his Irish Mafia dealings. I advise everyone to read this series in order so everything is clear. I love the growth Sloan went through during this book. This dragged for me at times. This book had danger, intrigue, murder, Irish Mafia, action, revenge, suspense, family, and so much more. This kept my interest from beginning to end. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend

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review 2017-06-09 08:05
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Author: Katee Robert

Series: The O’Malleys, #4

On Sale: May 30, 2017

Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $7.99 USD

eBook: $5.99 USD

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O'Malleys family series, hailed as "The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet."


A tension-filled plot full of deceit, betrayal, and sizzling love scenes will make it impossible for readers to set the book down.” –Publishers Weekly


A great read from the talented Robert!” –RT Book Reviews


This is an extraordinary series by any standards, and FORBIDDEN PROMISES slays the competition.” –Fresh Fiction


Some lines should never be crossed . . . not even for love.


Sloan O'Malley just left her entire world behind—her family, her wealth, and even her real name. For the first time in her life, she's free. She can live the "normal" life she's always wanted. A life without fear. But there's nothing safe about her intensely sexy next-door neighbor.


Jude MacNamara has no room for innocence in his life. Only revenge. Still, he's never been able to walk away from the forbidden, and Sloan—who is every inch of pure, mouthwatering temptation—has forbidden written all over her. Only after it's way too late does he discover the real danger: claiming Sloan as his puts a target on her back. To protect her, Jude is willing risk everything . . . and to hell with the consequences.




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Coming here was a mistake.” Sloan started to get up, but Jude hooked the band of her yoga pants and pulled her down. She ended up straddling him with a hiss of fury. “I dislike you intensely.”


No, you don’t.” He palmed her ass, sliding her forward so she rode the ridge of his cock. “You dislike feeling out of control. Guess what, sunshine? You don’t get control when it comes to fucking me.”


Her nipples pebbled, showing through her thin tank top. They teased him even as she put her hands on his chest, her fingers kneading him and making him think of a kitten who had just discovered her claws. “And if I want control?”


You don’t.” He wrapped one arm around her waist and used his free hand to palm her over the top of her pants. “I’ve barely touched you and you’re so fucking wet, you’re practically panting for me.”


You are insufferable.” But she rolled her hips, rubbing herself against his hand. “I’m leaving.”


No, you’re not. You’re going to stay here and let me lick that pretty pussy of yours until you come.” He lightly pinched her clit through the fabric, watching her face. She liked the slightest bit of pain if the way her eyes went heavy lidded was anything to go by. “And then I’m going to bend you over this couch and take what’s mine.” Until you forget why you were frightened in the first place tonight.


He wanted to hear her say yes. For all his pushing her, if she actually wanted to leave, he wasn’t about to stop her. She wanted him to push her, to corner her, to let her pretend she wasn’t making this decision every step of the way. Fuck that. He gripped her hips, lifting her and standing her on her feet. She blinked, obviously confused. “I thought…”


Jude unbuttoned his jeans, drawing the zipper down, his gaze never leaving hers. “You thought I’d take what we both know you want to give me? Newsflash, I might get off on the lady protesting too much, but that only goes so far. You want to leave, leave. I’m not going to chase you down and club you over the head, no matter how much I want you.”


She swayed a little. “That’s not fair.”


What’s not fair is how goddamn hard I am for you. I watched your little yoga show this afternoon—don’t even pretend you didn’t know because I saw you shooting looks this way. Seeing that pert little ass of yours in the air, like you were offering yourself to me, and not being able to take what I wanted?” He grabbed her hand and pressed it against his cock. “How long do you think you could hold downward dog with my mouth on your pussy?”


Her whole body shivered, her hand clenching around his cock. Sloan’s brows slanted down. “You’re doing it again. That thing where I should slap you across your face for talking to me the way you do.”


Do it.” Jude took her free hand and set it against his cheek. “But whatever you’re going to do if you’re not leaving, then get those fucking pants off. I’m starving for you.”




Sloan almost gave in. But she hadn’t left her entire life behind to hand over what little freedom she had to another man.


She took one step back, and then another. “You’re wrong. I don’t want to give up control.”


Lay the terms out. You don’t want this to end, but he can’t run the whole show. You can’t let it happen like that.


Sloan lifted her chin, faking a confidence she didn’t feel in the least. “Even if this is temporary, I want it on my terms.”


Jude went still. “I’m listening.”


The only way you can get what you want is to say it. She bit her lip and then charged on. “If you’re sleeping with me, then you’re sleeping with me. I don’t care if you aren’t a fan of cuddling. It’s something I require to continue this thing.”


He raised a single eyebrow. “You want me to whisper sweet nothings in your ear while you’re at it?”


I think we can both agree that’s not how you operate.” She didn’t want the lie of sweet nothings, but she’d take the lie of his big body in bed next to hers.


Maybe it would make her feel a little less alone.


He buttoned his pants with careless efficiency. “I don’t sleep.”


Her earlier anger flared. “Then lie there and count sheep for all I care.” She couldn’t believe she was pushing this. It would be so much smarter to retreat back to the safety of her home. Lonely, yes? But at least no one could hurt her there. She was opening herself up for rejection and potentially worse when Jude shot her down.


But he didn’t say anything, just continued watching her with a strange look on his face. “This will only end in tears for you, sunshine. You want things I’m not capable of giving.”


Her heart gave a pang, but she ignored it the same way she’d been ignoring it for her entire life. “You seem to think I haven’t shed more than my fair share of tears, Jude. What are a few more?” She took a careful breath. “Those are my terms. Take them or leave them.”


And then he was towering over her, his hand sifting through her hair to tug her head back so she looked him directly in the eye. “I’m taking them, sunshine. More importantly, I’m taking you.”



His thumb traced her jaw, unspeakably tender, but then his eyes went hard, making the bottom of her stomach drop in a way that wasn’t altogether pleasant. I have the tiger by the tail.







Forbidden Promises (The O'Malleys, #4)Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is the 4th in The O'Malleys series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding and enjoyment, I recommend reading this series in order.

Jude has sinister plans for someone near Sloan. His past is full of secrets and lies. What could he ever hope to offer someone as innocent as she?

Sloan has her own past full of secrets. She has her own lies she needs to tell. Jude is just eye candy until her curiosity cannot resist.

This series just leaves me breathless! Just when I think nothing can surprise me.... well, I am not a spoiler so you will have to read it to find out. Know that this author never leaves you wanting. The characters are very rich and compelling in all sorts of ways.

***This ARC copy was given in exchange by Netgalley and its publisher for an honest review.

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Katee Robert is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who learned to tell stories at her grandpa's knee. Her novel The Marriage Contract was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it "a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension." When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.


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review 2017-06-09 07:03
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Forbidden Promises - Katee Robert

This book is the 4th in The O'Malleys series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader understanding and enjoyment, I recommend reading this series in order.


Jude has sinister plans for someone near Sloan.  His past is full of secrets and lies.  What could he ever hope to offer someone as innocent as she?


Sloan has her own past full of secrets.  She has her own lies she needs to tell.  Jude is just eye candy until her curiosity cannot resist.  


This series just leaves me breathless!  Just when I think nothing can surprise me.... well, I am not a spoiler so you will have to read it to find out.  Know that this author never leaves you wanting.  The characters are very rich and compelling in all sorts of ways.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC copy was given in exchange by Netgalley and its publisher for an honest review.

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review 2017-05-29 11:00
Book Review For: FORBIDDEN PROMISES by Katee Robert
Forbidden Promises - Katee Robert

'FORBIDDEN PROMISES' by Katee Robert is book Four in "The O'Malleys" series. This is the story of Sloan O'Malley and Jude MacNamara. I have not yet read the other books in the series so for me this was a standalone book.
Sloan has left her family in Boston to get away from their Mafia Drama and start a new life on her own. Only her brother and his wife knows where Sloan is staying. Sloan has lived a shelter life where she didn't have to work and they had servants so learning to be on her own is a new adventure. Sloan has just found her first job and looks forward to being more independent. But one thing Sloan is finding hard to do is stay away from the neighbor she has. Their first meeting we learned was the night she first came to the cottage but he seem to make it clear he didn't want anything to do with her.
Jude is a hit man who is looking to get to the owner of the cottage. Jude knows that Sloan is just a innocent girl and he tries to make a stand to stay away from her but that isn't looking to easy.
This story had a very exciting and hot alpha male character with just a sweet determined leading lady. Really enjoyed this story! I can't wait to go back and read the other books in this series!
The O'Malleys Series:
The Marriage Contract Book 1
The Wedding Pact Book 2
An Indecent Proposal Book 3
Forbidden Promises Book 4
Undercover Attraction Book 5
"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."



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review 2017-03-25 00:00
Forbidden Promises
Forbidden Promises - Katee Robert
ARC Review: Forbidden Promises (The O'Malleys) by Katee Robert

To escape the past it must be faced head on. Forbidden Promises begins with revenge and ends in redemption. Though not for the faint of heart, Ms. Robert packs heat. Forbidden Promises provides a feast for the senses. Sloan and Jude are nuclear together. Like a spark to a flame, there is danger around every corner, that feeds the sparks into a combustible flame. A spine tingling story of intrigue that keeps readers on the edge throughout.
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