Series: Boys of Bishop #4
Published by Random House Publishing Group on September 30th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, Humorous, Romance
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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 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?Praise for Indecent Proposal “Real, immediate, and wrenching. This is a love story not to be missed.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “In O’Keefe’s very capable hands, readers are drawn into Ryan and Harrison’s engaging journey to understanding and love. . . . A touching, sexy and surprising story of two people from completely different worlds who turn out to be a perfect match.”—Kirkus Reviews “Whatever rating system you might use to rank book reads, Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe will blow it right out of the water. . . . Once again, with this book, she excels! Indecent Proposal brings together two lonely, pained individuals, puts them in an untenable relationship, and has them come out the other side in a solid and loving partnership. But the path to get there is filled with anguish and soul searching, and whew, what a ride! . . . I can’t wait to see what O’Keefe offers next.”—Fresh Fiction “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.”—The Book Nympho “Indecent Proposal is a heartfelt, poignant and sexy addition to the Boys of Bishop series that old and new fans are going to love.”—Book Reviews & More by KathyFrom the Paperback edition.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. Molly O’Keefe has written a bunch of romance novels, there are over 25 listed on Goodreads. All those books have great Goodreads ratings. I didn’t take all of that into account, I just read the synopsis and thought it looked good. Indecent Proposal is an excellent read from the first to the very last page. I was completely hooked on this story. The characters and extras have depth and the details blew me away. This is a book I will be thinking about and replaying in my mind for a while.
I am not sure how this book could be part of series. It is so complete and there were no character leftovers that seemed out of place, like there are usually in a series. The book made me swoon, seriously. I am gonna have to stop reading romances for a while so I can get over this one. What a great book!
Indecent Proposal features a girl named Ryan. Ryan is a bartender who takes pity on a sad good-looking customer and offers herself to him. This guy Harry could be just the thing to break her 4 year dry spell. Harry and Ryan agree to be mostly anonymous. It was the perfect (sexy) encounter until she found out she was pregnant. Then she discovers that the father is none other than Harrison Montgomery, the man running for Congress in Georgia. The last thing his campaign needs is a scandal, so he asks Ryan to marry him. Just, ya know, for show. He asks her to be his wife for two years so he can get through the election and secure his place in politics.
Ryan is in no way meant to be a politicians wife. She is a high school drop out who lives in shoe box apartment in NYC. I really liked watching her go through the transformation from bartender to Mrs. Montgomery. Ryan and Harrison have a strange courtship and the fact that she is growing ever more pregnant is like the elephant in the room. I was on edge wanting these two to get it together, but there was so much at stake. I mean having two people want to be together, but not want to be together, is a common scene in contemporary romance stories. The writing of this tale really set it apart from all the others I have read. We don’t just have them falling for each other, they are in agony over the prenuptial contract requiring no sex. Then there is all this campaigning to do, key players in the background with their own drama adding to story, trying to put on a good show for the press, and the looming pregnancy.
I absolutely loved this tale. If this is what all Molly’s books are like, she just made herself a new fanatic out of me. I loved how the story felt so complete, yet left a bit to the imagination. It was the perfect romance. The sex was hot, but did not dominate the story. There was a real connection between these characters. I am still swooning over a love like that. Thanks Molly for such a delightful read! It was the perfect way to spend my day off.
About the Author
MOLLY O’KEEFE is the RITA Award winning author of over 25 books and novellas. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband, two kids and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America.
Other books in the series:
WILD CHILD (book #1)
NEVER BEEN KISSED (BOOK #2)
BETWEEN THE SHEETS (BOOK #3)
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