Series: The O'Malleys #5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 28, 2017
Format: eARC, 336 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Ex-cop Charlotte Finch used to think there was a clear line between right and wrong. Then her fellow officers betrayed her, and the world is no longer so black and white. Especially when it's Aiden O'Malley, one of the most dangerous men in Boston, who offers her a chance for justice. The only catch: she'll have to pretend to be his fiancée for his plan to work.
Aiden can't afford to let anyone see the man behind the mask. To run the O'Malley empire, he has to be cool and controlled at all times. But the moment he meets Charlie, they're playing with fire. Her slightest touch is enough to send him over the edge. At first their "engagement" was a way to eliminate his enemies. Now he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe-- even if he has to destroy his own family to do it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Man oh man, The O’Malleys series just keeps getting better and better. I was so excited to finally get Aiden’s story and I was thrilled he was paired with disgraced ex-cop Charlotte. The mobster… and the (ex-) cop. That’s the kind of complicated relationship dreams are made of, right? Add in a fake relationship and I am so far on board it’s not even funny.
Aiden was a fantastic character — so complicated and so much more to him than met the eye. I mean, surely I wouldn’t fall for the head of the mob family, right? Oh so very wrong. He was deeply protective of the people in his life, the people he loves… even if he didn’t exactly go about protecting them in the best way at times. I LOVED Charlotte. She was strong and determined, despite all the baggage she was carrying. She was such a good match for Aiden. “Fake” relationship… right. Things might’ve started out that way, but it wasn’t long before these two were falling for each other hard.
Hot and sexy scenes, quality romance, edge-of-your-seat suspense, complex family drama and feels — Undercover Attraction had it all. It also made me that much more anxious to get my hands on Keira and Dmitry’s book. I neeeeeed The Bastard’s Bargain like I need air. (Ok, slight exaggeration. BUT STILL.)
Aiden O’Malley was many things, but appropriate didn’t begin to enter into the equation, and safe wasn’t even in the same universe. He was dangerous in ways that had nothing to do with the family he was born into, and everything to do with how he frayed her control without even trying. He was a man who inspired the kind of lust that left nothing in its wake.
“You’re playing with fire, Charlie.”
“Maybe I like the burn.”
“Trust me—I’m not going to break rank. I’m destined to marry the monster in the castle, except I’m not beautiful or virginal enough to tame him, and this isn’t a fairy tale, where my wit and charm are going to see me into a happily ever after.”
He made her feel alive—truly alive—for the first time in as long as she could remember. Her body lit up in his presence, where she felt truly safe. It wasn’t a lie. The world wasn’t perfect, but with Aiden she felt like there was actually a chance she could make a difference. Somehow.
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