by Katee Robert
Series: The O'Malleys #5
Narrator: Charlotte North
Length: 9 hours and 23 minutes
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Narration: 4 cups
Scandal. Wealth. Power. Seduction. Welcome to the world of the O'Malleys.
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.
Undercover Attraction by Katee Robert is the fifth novel in the wildly addictive O’Malleys series featuring mafia families in Boston, MA. Hot, intense and filled with complex characters you will come to love. Robert captivating story alongside the narrations of Charlotte North delivered another memorable listen.
Katee Roberts has created a series of complex, ruthless characters who are also passionate particularly when it comes to loved ones. The story centers around the second generation of mafia families in Boston. We have the O’Malleys who are at the heart of the story, the Sheridan family and the Halloran’s. We also have other influential players like Dmitri Romanov, in New York City who I freakin’ love and really shouldn’t. Then there are the Eldridges, nasty New York players who don’t follow the code.
Because of events, alliances, and betrayals, this series is best read in order of release. While each book contains a romance and life and death situations, there is an overall story arc. I think as a reader you will build an emotional connection starting from the beginning.
Aiden, now head of the O’Malley family, since his father retired to Connecticut, is working on taking down Dmitri Romanov thus protecting his baby sister Keira. It’s all very complicated, but Keira is engaged to Dmitri, not by choice but by an arrangement made by Aiden’s father. One of the things I love about this series is seeing how this second generation, who grew up privileged, caged, and controlled, deals with taking over the family business.
Aiden enlists the help of ex-cop, Charlotte “Charlie” Finch to help him execute his plans. Thanks to Dmitri, Charlie was framed as a dirty cop, and she longs for justice. It was great seeing these two strong, confident and determined characters come together. The sexual tension and banter as they got to know and understand each other was delectable. Undercover Attraction shares the arrangement trope as Aiden presents Charlie to the family as his fiancee. It was fun seeing their reactions and watching how Charlie integrated herself into their lives just by being Charlie. The story is told from multiple POV’s but primarily those of Charlie and Aiden allowing the listener to get up close and personal.
Things have been strained between the O’Malley siblings, and we see a coming together which made me smile. I loved getting to know Aiden. He is intense and wants nothing more than to see his siblings happy, but sometimes business gets in the way.
As for the storyline..it was friggin intense, and nothing is going as Aiden had planned. Unexpected feelings for Charlie, threats against the women and a situation that could spell death have him working with the enemy. It was brilliant, addictive and fast-paced. Mix in heat, swoon-worthy moments and family created a story that will have you up late listening.
Robert teases us by setting up the next book, The Bastard’s Bargain, and OMG February cannot come fast enough. We finally get Dmitri’s story! Undercover Attraction was all that I hoped for, and once again Charlotte North brought these characters, their passion, and the dangers they face to life.
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This sounds really good. I haven’t read this author before, but I love romantic suspense. This looks like it is right up my alley. Thanks for the review.
Got me in
Lover Of Romance
I am so SO glad to see your review of this book. I ADORED this book so much, probably one of my favorites of the series and I can’t wait for the finale. I think we have all been looking forward to that one for sure.
I really love this series to pieces! I can’t wait to read the book!
This is a new to me series Kim and from the heat level it looks like I can take off my fleece pullover while reading it LOL. Thanks
I have no idea why I haven’t started this series yet. It sounds just my thing. The whole situation and romance just from your description has me intrigued. LOL, Dimitri sounds like a true bad boy stunner. 🙂
I am behind on this series on audio. Will catch up!
All the makings of a Lifetime TV series. Thanks for the post. Hope you’re feeling better.
Kristin @ Addicted to HEA
Yes, yes, YES (too)!!!! For some odd reason, I wasn’t expecting too much for this one b/c I was never a huge fan of Aidens but Charlotte was so good for him and the action and intrigue was so good. And to get inside his stubborn head was GREAT!!! I agree, I agree, I need to pre-order the next book b/c you know there prob. won’t be ARCs for a last book 😉 Totally worth it!!!! Robert is awesome… and so are you 😉
Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series. I”m not sure it’s for me though. Mafia families just do not appeal to me. I mean, at all! But I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
I read this one too. Definitely the right tags/lables for it.
Intense huh… Sounds awesome. I will be watching for your review of the next book in February.
I do want to read a mafia one!
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
I have heard so many great things about Katee Robert but have yet to try any of her books. This sounds like something I would really enjoy so I may have to look for the first in the series.
That sounds really intense. I like the way this one sounds.
Geybie’s Book Blog
MINE!!! Yay, sounds great. Exactly what I’m currently in the mood for. I loved the sound of it. Thanks for sharing your amazing review, Kim. ❤️
I’m so behind on this series! I think I stopped on book 1. But I do remember loving book 1! Maybe I will pick it back up again 🙂 Great review
YES, Kim! I’m so happy you loved this one. I just finished reading Dmitri’s book last week, and let me tell you, you’re in for a treat. I loved Aiden and Charlie too. They were so incredible together. I totally agree with you! Katee has done an absolutely wonderful job with this series.
I’m coming for you with a gun ready pose, I believe you that it is intense
So happy you keep having such a fantastic time with this series, and this reminds me I really need to grab the second instalment!