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The Marriage Contract (The O'Malleys #1)

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  2,842 Ratings  ·  420 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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Katee Robert This book functions as a standalone. The remaining books in the series will each star a different couple (all linked in with the O'Malley family)

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May 21, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, for-review

3.5 Stars!

“This was....need. All-consuming need that devoured everything in its path, leaving only destruction in its wake.”


The Marriage Contract is the first book in Katee Robert’s The O’Malleys series. This book also marks my first venture into anything by this author. When reading an unfamiliar author you are never quite sure whether you will end up pleasantly surprised or if you will be dragged into the land of the abysmally awful. I am happy to report that this first installment to the
May 27, 2015 Wendy'sThoughts rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Katee Robert fans, Ameican Irish Crime Family Drama romance
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Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length
3.25 Boston Crime Family Potential Stars
* * * 1/4

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 standard in my mind's eye for
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl 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 no brai
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 relation
S.M. West
Apr 26, 2015 S.M. West 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 arranged m
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. Neither are happy that they now have to m
Tiffany Reisz
Apr 23, 2015 Tiffany Reisz rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Got an early copy because I know the author and I asked her to let me read it in case I loved it enough to blurb it. And I did! No spoilers but I will say it's very sexy and I want a Teague of my own. Mob families in Boston fight for love and fight to the death. Dark stuff but with lots of heart.
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
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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'Malle
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 with
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 marry
Dec 14, 2015 Kimberly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
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 into 
Lover of Romance
Jan 26, 2016 Lover of Romance rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review
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 parents and her fa
May 01, 2015 Cyndi rated it liked it
Shelves: safe, no-ow-drama
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
Apr 25, 2015 Kazy rated it liked it
Shelves: mafia-mob, own-it
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.
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
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 Bubu rated it liked it
Shelves: cr
2.5 stars
Jun 15, 2015 Alyssa 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
I had mixed feelings about this book...
The writing style had me cringing...
I absolutely ADORED the storyline
So you can see why I struggled with this book, because I LOVED Teague and Callie together. The chemistry was INSTANT, and so fucking hot. I actually fell pretty hard for Carrigan and James' story as well. I hate third person styled writing, I just hate it so damn much. I definitely loved the chemistry, and storyline though so I'm going to give it "3.5 HOT HOT HOT, MIND BLOWING CHEMISTRY S
Kate Phoenix
So I have decíded to stop reading this book. I'm not Feeling it and it is purely me and not the author or the plot. Well maybe the plot. It just couldn't hold my interest.

I still give it 2 stars though.
Danielle (Love at First Page)
3.5-4 stars

The Marriage Contract is without a doubt one of the most entertaining books I've read all year. It's not without its flaws, but boy is it one hell of a time. It's the start of a companion series that centers around three mob families in Boston, and the ruthless ways they fight for family and power. I haven't read many books about mobsters, but the setting ended up being one of my favorite parts. I liked uncovering all of the different family dynamics and sympathizing if not quite unde
May 29, 2015 Deniz 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 t
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
Give Me Books
Dec 27, 2015 Give Me Books 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
May 24, 2016 Tanya 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.
May 11, 2015 Sheryl rated it really liked it
Gotta say that Teague was ABSOLUTELY SWOONWORTHY!!!

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing*
Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros)
May 31, 2015 Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros) rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, adult
Having really enjoyed Katee's Brazens, I was super excited to see she was writing a new series about the O'Malleys, a powerful family in Boston. This book was sexy, fun, and intense. I loved the politics behind the three most powerful families in Boston- the O'Malleys, the Hallorans, and the Sheridans.

I really enjoy reading books where there's a more suspenseful element added to the plot. The book begins with Callie getting herself into a rather dangerous situation that escalates quickly and be
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