Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert

July 28th, 2017 kimbacaffeinate Review 48 Comments

28th Jul
Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert
Forbidden Promises
by Katee Robert
Series: The O'Malleys #4
Published by: Hachette
Narrator: Charlotte North
Length: 8 hours and 25 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Narration Rating: 4.5
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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

CRIME Family hot SUSPENSE

It seemed like I waited forever to get my hands on my audio review copy of FORBIDDEN PROMISES the fourth book in the O’Malleys series by Katee Robert but boy was it worth the wait. Suspense, heat, and danger will keep you listening into the wee hours.

This series follows three powerful Boston families; the O’Malleys, the Hallorans, and the Sheridans. It shares the second generation stories as they deal with the world and enemies their parents paved for them as well as the luxuries and status that come with it. While each story shares a romance the overall ARC, betrayals, deals, and progression demand that the books in this series be read in order.

Coffee dates with Forbidden Promise

  • First Date: Thanks to her brother’s help Sloan O’Malley has gotten away from Boston and is hiding in a small rural town in Oregon. She staying at the home of a family friend and has taken a job at the dinner as a waitress. She is enjoying the quiet “normal” life but all that changes when she meets Jude MacNamara the sexy, dominate next door neighbor. Jude has spent his life revenging his family and all is going according to plan. That is until he lays eyes on his new neighbor. These two had wicked chemistry and the suspense angle came into play immediately. Jude is posing as a writer and immediately sets out to determine who Sloan is and that discovery opens up a door that cannot be closed even as he fights his attraction to her.
  • Second Date: Even though we are far from Boston and enjoying the developing romance, as we get to know both Sloan and Jude, we feel the tension growing. Jude has a job to do and soon Demitri is involved. Gads he is an arrogant bastard. ( I cannot wait for his story) I was really glad that Jude came clean to Sloan early on, and wow do we see Sloan bloom. In previous books, she has been an obedient follower and she transforms into a warrior. I appreciated how Robert developed Jude and defined him as more than a ruthless killer. The men in this series are fierce, all alpha and protective of their females, but each respects their woman. No longer safe, the two take off but more than one player has eyes on them. At this point, I am all in and found myself looking for excuses to listen. I may have dusted the house twice.
  • Third Date: The men in this series make me crazy. Sloan’s brothers think they know best and are determined to retrieve her. At the same time, we have Demitri making a threat against Jude with outcomes that will never allow this couple peace. Instead of running Sloan and Jude head back to Boston and into the eye of the storm. OMG. Tempers, danger, and deals. This last date was intense and moments with the couple were touching. Sloan really shines and while Adian is ruthless, let me just say thank goodness he’s also Sloan’s brother because Teg is a serious control freak. Robert delivered twists, turns, and deals along with indicators about where this series is headed in a climatic ending that had me holding my breath.

Charlotte North continues to narrate and I am grateful.  She enhances the emotions, characters, and tension in this nail-biting series. I love her lilt and her pacing is perfect as she moves between perspectives.

FORBIDDEN PROMISES and the O’Malley series takes you into the heart of these crime families sharing their love, passion and the danger that makes them ruthless.

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About Katee Robert

Katee Robert

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back. Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way–as it often does–and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published. Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people? She now spends her time–when not lost in Far Reach worlds–playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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48 Responses to “Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert”

  1. Laurie

    Argh, there are just too many good sounding series out there! I’m trying to stay away from them because I am so bad about remember the earlier books but you all keep sucking me back in 🙂
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  2. Fran

    Ohhh, me loves me romances involving neighbours! I think I’ve seen the author’s name around, but never read anything by her before… Maybe I should give it a go, shouldn’t I? 😉
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  3. Lover Of Romance

    oh fabulous review you have here. I really had a blast with this one, and it sounds like this narrator does a great job with the story. I really love all the twists and turns she implemented in this story. I do agree that the men in this book kinda drove me crazy, so interfering and so stubborn.

  4. Katherine

    This sounds interesting! I love the focus on the 2nd generation who are having to figure out what they’re going to do. This one especially sounds like a good read. I don’t think I’ve heard anything read by Charlotte North but I’m intrigued!
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