Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert

July 28th, 2017 Kimberly Review 48 Comments

28th Jul
Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert
Forbidden Promises
by Katee Robert
Series: The O'Malleys #4
Narrator: Charlotte North
Length: 8 hours and 25 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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Narration: 4 cups

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

2017 fave 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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48 Responses to “Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert”

  1. 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!

  2. Nick

    Yes, Kim! I love this series so much and I’m thrilled you’re enjoying them as much as I am. I agree about the men in this series. They are so aggravating, but also I can’t help but love them. I’m excited to read more! 🙂

  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. 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? 😉

  5. Debbie Haupt

    Great review, nothing gets under my skin like manipulating, overbearing, my way or the highway male family members Grrrrrr. 😉

  6. Braine

    Family series are great especially if it features spirited siblings. It makes the story so accessible because we all have that (at least) one family memeber we can associate with the characters.

    I haven’t heard of this series before, but it sounds fantastic.

  7. kindlemom1

    It is always nice when a book (or audio) is worth the wait. Glad this worked so well for you! Have a great weekend Kim. 😀

  8. Heidi

    A crime family? That is interesting.You don’t get that too often in romance novels. I will have to consider this but I am so drowning in everything. Just got rid of company after two and a half weeks.

  9. Kristin

    I actually skipped the book right before this one and still enjoyed THIS one 🙂 Pretty much Sloan’s entire family drove me bonkers in this one! Glad I wasn’t the only one.

  10. 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 🙂

  11. Carole

    I am really not sure why I haven’t read this author before. This series sounds wonderful. I will have to look up the first book in the series. Great review!

  12. Sarah

    I’ve always enjoyed Katee Robert. I have yet to listen to her audiobooks, but it sounds like Charlotte North is the perfect narrator for the job. 🙂

  13. Silvia

    I love to hear this series keeps going strong! I need the second instalment, you made me want to catch up 😀