I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Indecent Proposal by Molly O'Keefe
Series: The Boys of Bishop #4
Published by Bantam on September 30, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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With his chiseled jaw and thick blond hair, Harrison Montgomery was born to lead. Four generations of Montgomery men have served the state of Georgia, and now he’s next in line. Harrison, though, is driven to right wrongs: namely to clean up the political mess left by his father’s greed and corruption. But Harrison must first win his congressional bid, and nothing can get in his way—not even an angel who served him whiskey and gave him a shoulder to lean on and a body to love for a night. Problem is, she’s pregnant. Scandal is brewing, and there is only one solution: marriage.
Damage control? Ryan Kaminski can’t believe that a cold, calculating political animal now inhabits the body of the emotionally vulnerable stranger who gave her the most unforgettable night of her life. Really, she doesn’t want anything from Harrison, except to be left alone to have her baby in peace. But Ryan is broke, jobless, and essentially blackmailed by Harrison’s desperate family to accept this crazy marriage deal. For two years, she will have to act the role of caring, supportive wife. But what is Ryan supposed to do when she realizes that, deep in her heart, she’s falling in love?
This just can’t be the last of this series!!
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 that night they spent together. She didn’t even know his last name so even if she’d wanted him to be part of her pregnancy it wasn’t a possibility. Harrison’s jaded experiences with women dashed all his good memories from his night with Ryan and the indecent proposal was formed.
What I loved
Harrison and Ryan. I had mixed emotions about him before this story (good guy who got his sister saved but seriously flawed when he pushed her to help his campaign). His story is pretty incredible…one moment I loathed him and the next I wanted to give him a hug. Who knew this guy was so interesting and complex? And Ryan. She might seem tragic at first but then you get to see her wonder. This story had me off balance from beginning to end and my emotions were soaring the entire time.
The bottom line
I hate to see this series end because of stories like this! Yes, we’ve all read storylines involving surprise pregnancies resulting in tepid marriages but this one stands apart from the rest. It’s gut-wrenching, funny, thought provoking and romantic. Harrison and Ryan are so finely crafted you’ll walk away feeling as if you’d always know their hearts. *sigh* What’s next Ms. O’Keefe?
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