Saturday, September 27, 2014

Indecent Proposal by Molly O'Keefe

Title: Indecent Proposal
Author: Molly O'Keefe
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Boys of Bishop #4
Main Characters: Harrison and Ryan
Release Date: September 2014
Publisher: Bantam
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
With his chiseled jaw and his thick blond hair, Harrison Montgomery was born to lead. Four generations of Montgomery men have served the state of Georgia and now he’s next in line. Harrison, though, is driven to right wrongs: namely to clean up the political mess left by his father’s greed and corruption. But Harrison must first win his congressional bid, and nothing can get in his way—not even an angel who served him whiskey and gave him a shoulder to lean on and a body to love for a night. Problem is, she’s pregnant. Scandal is brewing and there is only one solution: marriage.

Damage control? Ryan Kaminski can’t believe that a cold, calculating political animal now inhabits the body of the emotionally vulnerable stranger who’d given her the most unforgettable night of her life. Really, she doesn’t want anything from Harrison, except to be left alone to have her baby in peace. But Ryan is broke, jobless, and essentially blackmailed by Harrison’s desperate family to accept this crazy marriage deal. For two years, she will have to act the role of caring, supportive wife. But what is Ryan supposed to do when she realizes that, deep in her heart, she’s falling in love.

My Review:
I LOVED this story! I don't think I would have liked it near as much if we hadn't had the glimpse of Harrison (Harry) in his vulnerable state that draws Ryan to him at the first. Throughout so much of the book, he just really isn't that nice of a guy, but those first scenes and the little glimpses throughout of the pain underneath kept me in love with him. And, her character was just spot-on perfect for this story. I love how tough she is, while at the same time, she maintains an empathy for Harrison that I loved. She even managed empathy for her mother in law and that alone proved what an amazing person/character she was. Definitely one I could cheer for and hope for great things throughout this book. 

And I couldn't help but feel for Harrison...and his sister, Ashley, from one of the previous books in this series. They have been raised in such a fish bowl with absolutely no shred of normalcy or true nurturing. It's no wonder that they are both so messed up...Harrison is definitely the worst of the two. He is such a truly GOOD GUY though...who wants to be in politics to HELP...not for the power of it,but because he feels he can do some good. How can you not love a guy like that especially when everything seems to be against him through no fault of his own. 

But seriously, Ryan stole this book for me. I love how honest and tough and just good she is. She's not out to hurt anyone and that comes across...even when other characters in the book aren't expecting it. She's pregnant, so sick, and hormonal and simply has no ability to put up walls in her condition. I cheered for her each time she stepped up with pure bravado and barreled through whatever situation she had to face, even though so much of the time she was quaking in her shoes. She knows that she's out of her element, but she's honest about that too, even if that means opening her up to more pain and ridicule. Honestly, she was a fantastic heroine, matched only with those incredible vulnerable flashes in Harrison. I wanted her to hold onto him and never let him out of a hug because he needs love so badly. 

I've enjoyed this whole series and I'm usually not a huge fan of the accidental baby trope, but this one completely worked for me. NOW, I want to know the whole story about Ryan's brother, Wes...

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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