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Forbidden Promises (The O'Malleys #4)

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O'Malleys family series, hailed as "The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet." FORBIDDEN PROMISES features Sloan O'Malley and her mysterious new next-door neighbor, Jude MacNamara.

Some lines should never be crossed . . . not even for love.

Sloan O'Malley just left her entire wo
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Forever
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May 08, 2017 Sabrina rated it really liked it
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If you've read the previous books in The O'Malley's series than you know that Sloan is the quiet one of the group that doesn't like to go against orders too often. After she's had enough of her family's constant battles, though, she leaves and sets out on her own, determined to not need anyone's help. But then she meets her neighbor, Jude, their attraction leads to a danger far greater than she's ever imagined.

Forbidden Promises had a different feel from the other
Mar 08, 2017 Wendy'sThoughts rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Katee Robert Fans, Romance
5 Still Waters Run Deep Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free It's Live!!!
Never assume the quiet woman in the background is all as she appears. It may seem she is quiet, dutiful and would never rock the boat….But if that was your take on Sloan from the past books, then you would be wrong. In this entry, Forbidden Promises (The O'Malleys, #4), Sloan learns all about Sloan… and so do we.

Sloan saw the writing on the wall and knew she was to be the next sacrificed woman to wed in order for the Family to rema

Title: Forbidden Promises
Series: The O'Malleys
Author: Katee Roberts
Release date: May 30, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

“I’ll never cage you, sunshine. It’s not my way. I’d rather watch you learn to fly instead.”

While Forbidden Promises can be read as a standalone, I wouldn't go so far as to say easily read as one. As with any well developed Mafia Romance series, the MCs may change from book to book, but there is a continuing storyline with plenty of past events that yo
May 25, 2017 Francoise rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Forbidden Promises combines passion with intrigue and danger in a fast paced and entertaining story set in the Irish mob underworld. The addictive plot captivated me and I read this book almost in one sitting! It is well-written with great characterization and a perfect pace. The story starts off like a small town romance. The heroine, Sloan O’Malley, has chosen to leave her pampered life of Mafia princess behind. Against her father's wishes, she wants the freedom to make her own choices
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: FORBIDDEN PROMISES by Katee Robert 'FORBIDDEN PROMISES' by Katee Robert is book Four in "The O'Malleys" series. This is the story of Sloan O'Malley and Jude MacNamara. I have not yet read the other books in the series so for me this was a standalone book. Sloan has left her family in Boston to get away from their Mafia Drama and start a new life on her own. Only her brother and his wife knows where Sloan is staying. Sloan has lived a shelter life where she didn't have to work an ...more
Sep 13, 2016 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases
***Review to come***

Pre-read squees:



HIIIIIIIII JUDE!!!!!! Brood away with your broody self. :D

ARC provided by Edelweiss and Publisher for an honest review.

This was an intense and engaging read with mystery and suspense thrown in.

Sloane, the heroine from our story, comes from an Irish family that is the most powerful Mafia (combination of three Irish families) in Boston. But word is out that the Russian Mafia might be encroaching on their territory.

Sloane is surrounded by strong siblings that are outspoken and major doer's who get things done and achieve what they want. Sloane is the mor
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Forbbidden Promises is the fourth installment in the O Malley Family series. This is Sloane's book. And I have been wanting Sloane's book for quite a while, because I know that she is one of the siblings that is more secretive. I always knew that she is one of those characters we don't see who she is and now we do in this wonderful book. This sibling is the more reserved of them all, she is shy and quiet and does what is asked of her. But ...more
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Forbidden Promises is the fourth installment in The O’Malley’s Series and while this book can be read as a standalone, I highly advise you to read the first three books since secondary characters play a crucial integral part of the story line. With that out of the way, now onto the review.


Sloan O’Malley has lived a very sheltered life even though her family is part of the Irish mafia. This life that she has now is not the life that she wan
Maf (Bookworm Wanders)
May 17, 2017 Maf (Bookworm Wanders) rated it really liked it
Reaction right after finishing it: I don't usually enjoy books with anything mob-ish related but this one was actually so good and the romance was *fire emoji*

Full review originally posted on Bookworm Wanders

First of all, guys…that cover…THAT COVER. This has to be one of my favourite covers so far this year. I’m not even kidding.

Katee Roberts’s books and I have an interest relationship because before I read this one, I had read two others by her, one I adored and one I didn’t adore so muc
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
4.5 Stars!

This series is intense, passionate, addictive and filled with so many twists and turns, you'll need a map and a guidebook to navigate it but you'll love every minute of the journey! Katee Robert has created an incredible world filled with drama, passion and suspense that you won't want to leave and FORBIDDEN PROMISES is definitely worth reading.

From all the previous books in this series, Sloan O'Malley was the mousy sibling, pretty much scared of her own shadow and to be honest, my imp
Jun 05, 2017 Vashti rated it it was amazing
4.5 to come.
One of my tests of a good series is that when you get the next book, even if it is months or more later, you're immediately immersed in the action again, reconnecting with the characters and overarching plot. That's exactly what has happened with every book in this series for me and this one is no different in that respect. The series is concerned with the O'Malley mob family from Boston and the rival families.

This story focusses on Sloan O'Malley who has always seemed to be able to slip into th
Gretchen  (About That Story)
I freaking love, love, LOVE this series! It's an elaborate and intense world filled with twists and turns. Seriously exciting! It's a tangled web of deceit, drama, love, and family. Excellent characters and details. This was so, so good. Loved every second of Jude and Sloan’s story.

Sloan and Jude were awesome. I loved their connection, their feistiness and sparing. That bit of animosity in the beginning that draws them together as well as the attraction was fantastic. I've always been curious ab
Sofia Lazaridou
May 25, 2017 Sofia Lazaridou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-read-2
3.5 stars

Forbidden promises is the fourth book in the O'Malleys series by Katee Robert. I liked it more than the third book, but I still had a couple of problems with it.

It seems I was right and each O'Malley will marry a person from a rival family. Jude is the last MacNamara. If the name doesn't ring a bell, I will remind you how he is connected with the other families. The Sheridans aka Callie's family killed every single member of Jude's family and he is alive to live the tale because they d
May 24, 2017 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Love this book. It's the trifecta of ingredients for me. Action, love, and alpha male/mob. This is a new author I'll add to my favorites and I cannot wait to read book 1-3.

Slone O'Malley has walked away from her mob family and is now finding out how sheltered she actually was. What she decides though is that she can now do what she wants.

Jude McNamara, the only living McNamara of his family, is a hit man and he is after the owner of the house next door. The house Sloan is currently living in. W
Apr 10, 2017 Timitra rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Forbidden Promises, I loved the dirty talking hero and the heroine who started as a timid caterpillar and evolved into a fierce butterfly. I also loved that it was not only action packed, filled with hot sex but that it also focused on the politics between the ruling families. I'm going to liken what went down to a game of chess because lots of pieces were moved back and fort on the board forming strategic alliances that changed the dynamics between the them so much so that it's anyone ...more
Kathleen R.
Jun 06, 2017 Kathleen R. rated it really liked it
Title: Forbidden Promises
Author: Katee Robert

4 unexpected stars

Having read some of Katee Robert's novels in the past, some part of the O'Malley Family Saga, i was excited to catch up with them once again through Jude and Sloan's story. I'll admit, it's been quite some time since I've last read this series, so it took me some time to situate myself in the timeline, even remembering who and what all the players are, but once i did, i don't think i could have read this book any faster.

4 breath
Jun 05, 2017 Courtney rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Forbidden Promises is the fourth book in The O'Malley's series. While this book can technically be read as a stand-a-lone, there are a lot of continuing plot from the previous 3 books that continue into this one, it might be hard for some to connect all the dots and line the families together. I can't say it takes away from this book's sole plot, but it may slow down your reading overall trying to put things together.

This book is probably my least favorite so far in the series. I rated it at 4 b
Jun 06, 2017 Michelle rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O'Malleys family series, hailed as "The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet." FORBIDDEN PROMISES features Sloan O'Malley and her mysterious new next-door neighbor, Jude MacNamara.

Forbidden Promises is the fourth book in the contemporary romance series, called The O'Malleys by author Katee Robert. I have read several of
Jun 05, 2017 Laura rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and the Publisher***

3.5 Stars

I struggled with this one a little bit, and it took me some time to figure out why. The other books in the series are in Boston, and they take place in the underground/Crime setting. This one, for obvious reasons, moves the action to another location, so the switch from Oregon to events in Boston seems a little jarring at times. I understand the reasoning for the way it was written, and overall it does work, but it took me a second to s


This series is so damn good! Every book is better than the previous in the series and I can't get enough of these characters and these sexy sexy romances. Jude & Sloan were on FIRE here. And holy crap, Dmitri is an ass, but boy do I want him with Kiera! I just NEED Katee Robert to write more books in this series!

Oct 03, 2016 Diana rated it liked it
Sandy S
May 30, 2017 Sandy S rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 30, 2017

All Sloan O’Malley ever wanted was a simple life—and now she’s finally got it. She’s left everything behind in Boston—her family, her money, even her name—and set herself up in a tiny seaside town in Oregon. What she doesn’t plan for? Her mysterious and painfully attractive neighbor, Jude.

Jude MacNamara has been many things in his life—pampered son of a prestigious family, only surviving heir to a lost legacy, hit man—but now he’s out for revenge o
May 31, 2017 Siobhan rated it really liked it
Forbidden Promises is the fourth book in Katee Robert’s O’Malley series, although it works perfectly fine as a standalone novel. I read it as a standalone novel, and now have the intense desire to go and read the rest of the series. Part of this is to fill in a few of the knowledge blanks I have (although it’s nothing so major as to ruin the individual story, it was little things that seem to play in with the overall storyline of the series), but mostly this desire exists because I want to know ...more
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
I'm obsessed with The O’Malley series by Katee Robert. Seriously. OBSESSED. I’ve read numerous books by this author but, with its seamless blend of pulse-racing action, blush-inducing romance, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, The O’Malley series is a particular favorite. With the latest book in the series, Forbidden Promises, we are four books in and, it never ceases to amaze me that each book is as amazing, if not more so, than the last. Forbidden Promises is a story packed with mystery, danger, ...more
***5 ‘There’s Nowhere You Could Run’ Stars***

That line not only describes Sloan and Jude’s relationship perfectly but all the crazy when it comes to The O’Malley’s and anyone who happens to be in their orbit. This book had it all for me and I had an extremely difficult time putting it down. It had humor, heart, suspense, a good dose of deliciously dirty heat and surprisingly sweet moments throughout the story that kept me turning the pages until the very end.

Sloan O’Malley is the sibling that
Cassandra Caress
5 ‘you can run, but you can't hide’ freaking awesome stars

This series is just blowing my mind time and time again. It's one of those that suck you in and you just need the next installment asap so you know what's going to happen next with everyone involved.

Katee Robert created an amazing mafia series that has me emotionally involved with every character, loving or hating them. She even made it possible that my feelings for my fav man Teague changed in this one and I wanna smack him so badly!

Jessica Alcazar
If you've read this series from the start, then it won't be news when I tell you that the O'Malleys are a crime family in Boston. However, unlike the rest of the series, the world doesn't figure predominantly in the story-line. It's more of a backdrop. The story of Sloan O'Malley moves away from the crime family element the series has been carrying and really focuses on her romantic journey and self-growth.

It's always the quiet ones .... Sloan O'Malley is one of my favorite fictional people. Sh
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OMG Sloan and Jude. I LOVED them. I was totally sucked into this book from the very first few pages and I read the bulk of it in one sitting because I just couldn't get enough of the romance, action and suspense. It Totally addicting.

Jude was out for revenge against the family who slaughtered his family years ago. Sloan was trying to take control of her life for the first time ever. Their attraction is strong and nearly immediate, but neither of
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Other Books in the Series

The O'Malleys (5 books)
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  • The Wedding Pact (The O'Malleys, #2)
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  • Undercover Attraction (The O'Malleys, #5)

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