Review: The Wedding Pact

The Wedding Pact The Wedding Pact by Katee Robert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!!!

***received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***

Again, "The Godfather" has got NOTHING on this series... thus far!

This story focuses on the Hallorans... in particular James. He's tough, brutal when he needs to be, and the new leader of the family - a role he wasn't exactly bred for, but nonetheless has taken up in the wake of his father's arrest & older brother Brendan's death. He can also be sweet, loving, & especially passionate - where one woman is concerned...

Carrigan is from the O'Malley clan. She smart, tough, and practical. She understand that being born female means that she is used as a means to elevate her father's standing within the mafia & to build empires through marriage & children. She at first resists & refuses to adhere to this mentality, but of course - family/blood wins out against one's heart/desires.

2 Crime Family's, 1 Hell of a Father, and 3 Children tied together in a web of distrust, revenge, love & hate, and politics - who will be left standing this time... and who will have to make sacrifices?

What I liked/loved about this book: James and Carrigan's relationship. It did not start out traditional at ALL (cause lets face it, a casual hook-up in club room?), but while it started that way, it was the bond that kept them coming back to one another when life & family obligations got the best of them. When these two love, they love HARD, & FAST, & DIRTY! Not even an impending political marriage could stop these two from wanting they very thing they should have - each other. I was intrigued by Dmitri, a possible suitor for Carrigan - as her father wanted a political joining of the families (Boston & the Russian Mafias). The fact that he breezed in & out of the book left me wanting more...

What I disliked/hated about this book: The O'Malley Father. Bastard. A complete & utter dick & jerk! Ricky was another character I just couldn't understand. He father was cruel to him & his brothers. His brother's protected him the best they could, but power & the family name were all he cared about. I didn't get as a character - he's reasoning.

I can't wait for the next book in the series... this one will deal with Cillian, as he feels tremendous guilt over events from the first book and how he is struggling to find himself within the O'Malley family & empire. It should be an interesting read!

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