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The Marriage Contract

(The O'Malleys #1)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  5,349 ratings  ·  663 reviews
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert begins a smoking hot new series about the O'Malley family-wealthy, powerful, dangerous and seething with scandal.

Teague O'Malley hates pretty much everything associated with his family's name. And when his father orders him to marry Callista Sheridan to create a "business" alliance, Teague's ready to tell his dad
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Forever
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May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Katee Robert fans, Ameican Irish Crime Family Drama romance
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Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length

3.5 Boston Crime Family Potential Stars
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There is something to be said for crime family first experience, like many, was The Godfather. I remember not being able to put that book down...and the scene of Sonny banging his mistress against the wall during the reception of his sister's wedding... OMG, it was a first for me. Everything about that book was perfection. It set the standa
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
2.5- 3 Stars

Whatever she'd expected from this kiss, it certainly hadn't been desire. Though DESIRE was too tame a word. She'd felt desire before, and this wasn't it. This was...need. All-consuming need that devoured everything in its path, leaving only destruction in its wake.

Having loved every Brazen book of Katee's I've ever read, when i saw that she's releasing this brand new series that's grittier and has a mob story line? I was hooked. Line and sinker. Reading it was an absolute

Re-read 2/5/16 before starting The Wedding Pact

The way this book started out was WHOA! There was so much happening already and from the first chapter I was loving it. There were so many secrets and I had no idea what was happening with them but I couldn't wait to find out.

Callista Sheridan and Teague O’Malley are used as pawns for their families. In order to enter an alliance their family arrange for them to be married, taking the choice away from them. Neith
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
3,5-4 STARS

I really enjoyed this story but to be honest I was expecting the story go so differently! This story isn't only a romance as there are so many other things happening. I was surprised in some parts and confused in others as to who is who etc. I found the story sexy, interesting and captivating. There is action and mystery that makes the story even more enjoyable! Some may not like the fact that this is a bit of an insta-love but that wasn't a big problem for me.


The Marriage Contract

Title: The Marriage Contract
Series: The O'Malleys Series
Author: Katee Robert
Release date: 2nd June, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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I was sold on The Marriage Contract as soon as I read the blurb. I was very much looking forward to the potent cocktail of angst, distrust, danger and lust that come with a plot such as this. For the most part I enjoyed it, although I felt it was rather watered down for my tastes.

I found the first half of the story engaging and relatio
S.M. West
Apr 26, 2015 rated it liked it
3 Teague STARS

I’m a sucker for a great mob story. I’m all in for the grit, the dark, the danger and the power struggle. This was the first book in a series about three Irish crime families - Hallorans, the O'Malleys and the Sheridans - ruling in the city of Boston.

Each have fairly equal territory and power yet, the heads of each family are aging and each family is looking to groom their heir and solidify their power. This story is about Callista Sheridan and Teague O’Malley.

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It's an arrange
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3.5 Family Loving Stars!!!

I absolutely enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. I liked the storyline and all the characters...well most of them. Teague & Callie will be married to unite their powerful "Families" who will then dominate the underworld of Boston. Teague tows the line as does Callie, but Callie has a dark secret that can and will cause a war between the three powerful Boston Mob Families.

I loved Teague O'Malley,
The Marriage Contract is the first installment in Katee Robert's romantic suspense series titled The O'Malleys. The smokin' hot book cover and the interesting synopsis had me pretty excited to read it! I was intrigued early on as these mafia families arrange their adult children's marriages for the sake of strengthening the family name and ensuring ongoing business...and it's a no-brainer that everyone complies. But when a death impacts pending nuptials, things go kinda haywire.

I enjoyed the wo
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FUNNY AND PASSIONATE, The Marriage Contract, by Katee Robert, is an engaging and gritty contemporary romance about the sacred ties of family, ruthless mafia politics, and the remarkable tribute to the power of unexpected love.

I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it, despite my concerns with several issues. The first of which is the startling notion of an arrange marriage. Eek! Secondly, The Sopranos-like setting, filled wit
Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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As a Brazen girl junkie, I loved reading Katee Roberts books. And so when I finally had a chance to sit down and read The Marriage Contract, I was intrigued with the blurb. Right off the opening pages, my interest was piqued when I discovered this was a mafia romance. The heroine, Callie was arranged to marry into another mafia family but another circumstance came about so Callie was surprised to find out that she was arranged to mar
Five reasons to grab your earbuds and listen to The Marriage Contract

Arranged marriages, blood vows and heart made The Marriage Contract an exciting start to the series. While this novels focuses primarily on Teague the second son of the O’Malley clan and Callista Sheridan the sole heir to the Sheridan family. Roberts drew us into the world of politics and family loyalty with a Westside story romance that will tug at your heartstrings.

Through the characters, Roberts allowed me to slip int
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: no-ow-drama, safe
This book was ok- it was an interesting story, but I felt it was a lot of telling and not showing. Their relationship escalated to love pretty quickly even though we only saw them together a handful of times. I liked Teague and Callista- they were both strong and loyal. Their families are rival mob families and there was a little too much inner monologue about this issue. We also get a few random POV's thrown in- including the H and h of the next book. I appreciated that there was no OW drama, b ...more
Lover of Romance
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Teague O'Malley has always hated the lifestyle that is the family business. All he cares about is protecting his siblings, and doing everything in his power to get them away from the corruption and the evil that taints their parents. But Teague knows its going to be near impossible to do, but he refuses to give up on those he loves the most. when their rival ends up killed, and his fiancee left up to take, his pare
Kim Bailey
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Great start to what promises to be a fabulous series!
I truly enjoyed the power play that unfolded in this story - between the families & between the main characters as well. I've not read many mafia style books - but it they're all as good as this one was, it may become a new sub-genre that I look for. Definitely a book I'll be recommending to my friends!

*ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Ari Reavis
Apr 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-it, mafia-mob
I wish I liked this as much as I thought I would. It wasn't horrible, but around 30% I was so bored that I thought about not reading it any further, but then remembered I paid $5.99 for it, so it was damn sure going to get read. It got significantly better towards the end. More drama and secrets coming to light between Callie and Teague. Overall, it was ok. There's just some parts where the thought process reallyyyyy drags on. ...more
Melanie (mells_view)
DNF - I’m not rating because I only made it to 20%. Not a fan of the writing style, and the story isn’t grabbing me. I like my mafia romance with more punches, I suppose.
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book!

Three Boston crime families. Arranged marriages. Drama. Intrigue. Backstabbing. You name it, this story has it in spades!

Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert
Book One of The O'Malley's series
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert begins a smoking hot new series about the O'Malley family-wealthy, powerful, dangerous and seething with scandal.

Teague O'Malley hates
Gretchen  (About That Story)
This was AWESOME! Excellent story line. It had this intense feel happening right from the beginning. I had such a sense of urgency while reading, I was excited to know about the world being created. Hot mob guys for the win!

Teague and Callie were fantastic. Feeling stuck but wanting to do what's best for their families. I got such a great sense of who they were and felt bad for them but love how they persevered. Their first meeting really set a perfect tone for them, that chemistry they had was
Set in Boston this novel is concerned with the machinations of the three rival mafia families in the city. Callista Sheridan is nicknamed the mafia princess and her father has ordered her to marry the son of a rival family, to form an alliance between them, When Callie goes in disguise to try to meet her husband to be for the first time she finds him physically and sexually abusing a woman. He assumes she’s been sent up to entertain him next and starts to throttle her. Callie resists and ends up ...more
3.5 Teague and Callie Stars

I don’t often read books with ‘underground’ or mafia type themes and this one has that big time. It’s about three Irish American families that run Boston’s Underground Scene. And that was where it lost some stars for me - there was a lot to take in & I kept having to really think about who fitted where. There are seven O’Malley siblings (Teague being one) , there is our heroine who is a Sheridan and then there are the Halloran’s. It might have been more tricky because
This was just an ok read for me..I found that the relationship of the couple took a backseat to the going on of all of the other characters. I would have enjoyed more romance, rather than all of the politics of the other Mob families involved. I might consider checking out book two, just to see where it goes; but I am in no rush!!!
Oct 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: cr, 3-stars
2.5 stars
Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book contains adult themes.

I got hooked on the O’Malley series after reading books 4 & 5 so I figured I would go back and start from the beginning.

This book is the first in the O’Malley series and follows Teague O’Malley the second oldest brother as he finds out he is being forced into an arranged marriage. Teague is set to marry Calista Sheridan who is from another powerful family in Boston. The marriage comes out of left field for Teague since Calista’s original groom was murdered.

3.5 Stars

I found the story interesting and I really enjoyed it but to be honest I was expecting the story followed more Teague and Callista. There are so many other things happening, it follows three different families The plot, intriguing as it is, most of all this book felt like a story about a family feud and that overshadowed the romance.
Overall, I liked this book, the plot was entertaining and the characters were very likable. There's action, thrills, drama and steamy with some great twi
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Yeah 3.5 stars about sums it up. This was an okay book but a bit too repetitive. I'm tempted to continue the series, though. ...more
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Teague and Callie's family is a sworn enemy in mafia world in Boston. The author wants to marry " The Godfather" and " Romeo and Juliet". Combining thriller, suspend and romance. Mostly romance.
While listening to the audiobook, I enjoy the writing. I adore Callie. She is a kick ass heroine. I wish Teague can be more manly. His role is lacking. I feel he is a background/ secondary character instead of the hero.

The suspend, thriller between the families is promising. Blood bath and the author ev
Gina *loves sunshine*
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, audiobook, 2017
I know this book is a few years old and the average review is not that high. But I loved it! I've had my eye on this crime family series for awhile, and I can proudly give it a strong 4 stars. Book 1 sets the stage for the crime family war in Boston. The lovely couple in the marriage contract - Calli and Teague had an immediate story and even stronger chemistry - I was all in from page 3.

It helps that this series had all my favorite elements - Big proud Families, The stern iron fisted father, t
May 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-15
3.5 Stars

The Marriage Contract surprised me. I expected cute & sizzling. Instead this was way more gansta & action. This is by no means a bad thing. Just rather surprising. Retrospectively I am not sure what formed my expectations. I can tell you, I looked at the cover and well, we all know I can be a total coverslut.. the pretty coupled with the title is what made me read the blurb. Which surprised me, because honestly I thought this would be one of those millionaire CEO romances. But the blurb
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Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Had my stomach in knots from page one…

Secrets. They are everywhere. And each one had me on tender hooks right from the start….

Teague O’Malley and Callista Sheridan are members of opposing families who have somehow decided that a marriage between them was going to be good for business. Resigned to their obligations, they know they have few options, but what they didn’t realize was how they would feel for each other. From their first meeting they knew there would be more between them besides oblig
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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension." When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her child ...more

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