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Indecent Proposal

(Boys of Bishop #4)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,479 ratings  ·  258 reviews
Perfect for readers of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson, Molly O’Keefe’s gritty and sensual tale of passion and politics features the brother of the heroine from the author’s beloved novel, Never Been Kissed. He’s a driven man who refuses to be distracted—until he meets a beautiful bartender who just may change his life.

With his chiseled jaw and thick blond hair, Harrison M
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Bantam
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Molly O'keefe This is a stand alone! There are some plot points that are shared with Never Been Kissed, but you don't need to read it to enjoy this one!…moreThis is a stand alone! There are some plot points that are shared with Never Been Kissed, but you don't need to read it to enjoy this one!(less)

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Harrison Montgomery has worked his entire adult life for this moment in his political career, running for a Georgia congressional seat. He's running the race of his life, trying to outdistance himself from his father's sordid political record, only to create his own scandal because of a weak moment. That moment involved Ryan Komanski who didn't even know who he was.

The heart of the story
Ryan only intended to provide a moment of solace to Harrison
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone, a great read. Loved this series.
This one is actually available for pre-order -- release is late September.
Here is the Amazon pre-order link:

FULL REVIEW posted 08/05/2014

Finished 08/02/2014

Overall Rating = 5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 4 / 4 / 5 = 4.5 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 5 Stars
Character Development = 4.5 Stars
Story Appreciation = 10 Stars
Ending = 5 Stars
Worth the Chili = 5 Stars -- [$5.99 w/pre-order on Amazon]
Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Moderate
368 pages

I stumbled across M
Favorite Quote: I am my own damn Prince Charming.

Harrison Montgomery lives what seems to be a charmed life but no ones knows the extent of the dysfunction that thrives beneath the surface of his picture perfect family. When he announces he’s running for congress, he never imagines a one night stand will come back to haunt him and possibly ruin everything he has worked for. His entire political future rests on a woman who may not want anything to do with him.

The one time Ryan Kaminski, a down on
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-contemporary, arc

This is my second Molly O’Keefe book and I’m starting to see a pattern emerge. This author writes emotionally complicated, complex stories with no easy answers. This one is a beauty.

Harrison Montgomery has known all his life that he was destined for public service. As a legacy politician, all of his focus has been to enter into politics following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. When his fathers indiscretions come to light, it makes Harrison even more determined to clea
Ivy Deluca
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ryan and Harrison meet when Harrison was in the middle of a personal crisis with his sister. They connect and have a glorious one night stand. Then she gets pregnant. Harrison, running for the House of Representatives, persuades her into marrying him for the baby and his career. Then, romance.

It’s All Good
-Great plot and pacing: It’s a standard trope, the marriage of convenience, but it’s Ms. O’Keefe’s way with drawing such vivid scenes with her words that captured my attention. This is a charac
Jacqueline J
I enjoyed this one on the whole. I thought that Harrison was a little unevenly written. First he's lonely, then he's a total ass when he is told that Ryan is pregnant, spewing all kinds of nastiness. Then he turns pretty darn beta and can't seem to stand up for himself. I loved Ryan though. Great character. ...more
Karina Ramirez
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, adult-i-guess
5 I loved this book Stars!

When Ryan notices "Harry" across the bar where she's working she's instantly drawn to him, I mean who wouldn't be; thick blond hair, gorgeous eyes every girls dream. What happens next is pure lust, that and a faulty condom, Ryan finds herself in a bit of a predicament; she's pregnant.

Even worse, she doesn't even know his last name. So when she ends up in the hospital from dehydration with her brother Wes by her side the last thing she expects to see, is her very hands
Susan (susayq ~)
Dear heavens, I think I liked this one as much as, if not more than, the very first one in the series! And once again, it was the heroine that made the book for me :)

I absolutely LOVED Ryan. Yep, that's the heroine's name (you find out why she has a boy's name in the book). She was smart and spunky and didn't take any crap. But, at the same time, she had such a soft vulnerability to her that made me want to reach out and wrap her up and tell her she was loved and everything would be alright.

Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 5-stars, 2014
5 "Love Me for the Real Me" Stars! I love this series! Molly O'Keefe sure knows how to write romances driven by emotional connections. There is also a bit of passion here too, although it is tamer than the prior two books in the Boys of Bishop series which I have read. I also loved that we got to revisit some of my favorite characters from Book 2 of the Boys of Bishop series, as the hero in this story is the brother of the heroine in Never Been Kissed. Last, but definitely not least, Ms. O'Keefe ...more
Review to come.

You can find my reviews: Ksenia's blog
*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reveiw*

4.5 stars!!

Ryan meets Harry one at the bar she works at. He's been coming in the last couple of nights and doesn't look up from his phone or speak to anyone. He orders his beers and then leaves. On his last night, Ryan decides to talk to him. One thing leads to another and at the end of her shift, she heading up to his hotel room.

Weeks later, she's in the hospital with a pissed off brother and finds out who Harry rea
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I went into this book wondering how the author would make it work because the plot seemed like it would take some convincing. Ms. O'Keefe did a great job of painting the picture and although Ryan's relationship with her family is frustrating and at times a bit of a stretch (she stays away from everyone else because her sister says so?), I grew to really enjoy Ryan, particularly when she would help our main guy, Harrison. I can get behind a girl with some wit and sarcasm :-p Harrison was a harder ...more
Penny Reid
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
So... this book is extremely well written. I will likely read all of this author's books because this book is so exceptionally well written, I almost didn't mind that the characters (mains) were somewhat cardboard.

I did enjoy that the heroine had faults and a personality.
I didn't get much of a read on the hero, however. He was a hot, selfless do-gooder... and that's all I got.

HOWEVER! The take home message should be: GREAT WRITING!!
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, ff
Wow, this book was amazing. It deserves at least 6 stars on the GoodReads scale

As always with Molly O'Keefe books, this story is wonderful! She pulled my heart out through my throat, then left me with it back in my chest, beating strongly from all the happy warm-fuzzy goodness that the HEA gave me. This author excels at crafting characters that are messed up. Messed up by poor family relationships, by poor choices, by their own heads. Those characters always go through some major angst on their
Apr 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: political romance & oops/arranged marriage lovers
Recommended to Vallsykes by: Michelle [Helen Geek]
As an admitted Scandal fan, I must say that I think I have a thing for the golden-boy who has a presidential or senatorial je ne sais quoi and can also be a dick! Harrison Montgomery has it.

He meets his girl, a bartender, one night when he is feeling the stress of his world, and then he has a smexy night with her, leaving her with a note to the tune of Goodbye, sweet thang. Maybe in another world, but not this one.

How wrong he was!

Anywhoo, what makes this drama so delish is that not only does
Good book, with a marriage of convenience between two very different people. It opens with Ryan working her job as a bartender, and seeing the same good-looking "Ken doll" man come in for the third night in a row. The first two nights he had been glued to his phone, ignoring everyone around him, but on this night he sits there looking sad, alone and lost. Ryan is drawn to him and, as she frequently does, gets him to talk a little about what is troubling him. Then she breaks all the rules and spe ...more
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak


I so love this series, and after meeting Harrison Montgomery in Never Been Kissed, I was excited to see that it’s his turn to get his HEA!

His future was already set before him. Four generations of Montgomery men had served Georgia and now his next in the line. But with his father’s indiscretions, he had to work double time with his campaign, making sure that the people know he was different than his father. He must win the congressiona
Maria Rose
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of the unconventional romance between Harrison and Ryan. A one night stand between two lonely strangers leads to an unexpected pregnancy and a marriage of convenience thrust into the limelight of politics. It's a disaster, but with some time and effort, can they look behind the facade and find real love?

I loved this story! Molly O'Keefe has no compunction in grabbing the reader and making them feel for the characters right from the start. Harrison is unknown to Ryan, just a st
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Strong, independent, confident heroine, determined not to settle for less than everything; a closed off hero about to get knocked on his behind and a political marriage of convenience equals a ton of fireworks and the potential for scandal! I enjoyed this and I need to read the series from the beginning.
Oct 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Indecent Proposal is the fourth book in the Boys of Bishop series. I've not read the other previous books in the series as each book is a companion novel and can be read as a standalone. Naturally, if you're intending to read the whole series then you should read it in order.

This book follows Ryan Kaminski and Harrison Montgomery where they had a one-night stand in the beginning of the book. This incident led to more complications when Ryan finds out she's pregnant. It also results in making Ha
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
3.5 stars
This one had Harrison Montgomery needed a break from the circus of his life and he went to a bar to drown his sorrows. Ryan Komanski was the bartender who decided to throw caution to the wind and spend the night with a guy she met at a bar.
They didn't exchange their real names as they both just intended their encounter to be a one-time thing.

A few months later, Ryan got the shock of her life when she tested positive for pregnancy. What was she to do, since she had no clue as to how to l
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, romance

This book grabs at all of your emotions and takes you on a wonderful journey. There was something happening in every chapter that made me want to keep reading and flipping the pages until the late hours of the night. It also can be read as a stand-alone with no cliff-hanger and a happy ever-after.

Ryan meets Harrison one night at the bar she works at. He has been coming in the last couple of nights, orders his beer and never looks up from his phone or speaks to anyone. Ryan decides to talk
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
This was a great book where two people meet and have instant chemistry, but it's just for a night. They are two strangers living in different worlds. But when an accidental pregnancy and a nosy brother force these two back together, there's a lot of misunderstanding, misconceptions, and mistrust to wade through. But there are deeper feelings than either is willing to admit in the beginning, especially with political craziness and obnoxious family members interfering with the kindling of
Sep 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
Indecent Proposal started out promising. Molly O'Keefe had me half in love with Harrison, who tried to move heaven and earth to save his sister and grappled with his parents' scandals and shortcomings, all while neck-deep in his ideals and politics. I held a sneaking admiration for Ryan too, as she stepped into the role of Harrison's political wife. Halfway through the book though, and honestly pretty much until the end, they both doth protest too much that I just wanted to give up on them altog ...more
Jessica Alcazar
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review:

This was quite fun to read! The characters were likeable and humorous and just so quick witted! LOVED THAT.

The story was a little predictable in that it didn't really have any wow factor to it or maybe I should say it's been 'overdone' in the past. Girl meets boy, they have sex ~ a one-niter, she ends up pregnant and what do you know, he's famous....nothing really new.

But as Ive always said before, a book is more than
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has the emotional quotient of an inferno. From the moment Harrison and Ryan meet your heart just doesn't stop cramping for them. Harrison is the ultimate poor little rich boy hero with the best intentions and the worst case of emotional constipation. He is impossible not to love. Ryan, on the other hand, is a heroine who has done some pretty nasty things in the past and sits on the edge of forgiving herself and not being able to. To make things worse she is gorgeous and aware of it and ...more
Molly O'keefe
Sep 06, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
INDECENT PROPOSAL IS ON SALE!!!! 99 cents at all major retailers. Sale lasts from Sept 7-18.

Indecent Proposal (The Boys of Bishop)

Indecent Proposal is the fourth in the Bishop series and the one that hit every one of my sweet spots. I found myself rereading passages for the sheer pleasure of living within O'Keefe's story. Ryan and Harrison -- not to mention their families -- are messy and damaged in ways that feel real. I adored them both. I loved everything about this book. Not one contrived, manipulative moment nor one misplaced word.

Note to publisher: With the right narrator, O'Keefe's books would make wonderful audiob
Feb 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Objectively this book is good and O'Keefe can clearly write. But I stopped halfway through because I was a bit bored and every time I went back to it I couldn't find the will to finish. Life is too short for that. I just didn't connect with the characters or the story and the writing wasn't enough to convince me to keep going. This was not helped by the fact that I have a real problem with novels in which there's overt hostility between the H/h because it stifles the romance. ...more
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Molly O'Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.

She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn't looked back. She loves exploring every character's road towards happily ever

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