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Published by Forever, Grand Central Publishing on November 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
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Scandal. Wealth. Power. Seduction. Welcome to the world of the O'Malleys.
Ex-cop Charlotte Finch used to think there was a clear line between right and wrong. Then her fellow officers betrayed her, and the world is no longer so black and white. Especially when it's Aiden O'Malley, one of the most dangerous men in Boston, who offers her a chance for justice. The only catch: she'll have to pretend to be his fiancée for his plan to work.
Aiden can't afford to let anyone see the man behind the mask. To run the O'Malley empire, he has to be cool and controlled at all times. But the moment he meets Charlie, they're playing with fire. Her slightest touch is enough to send him over the edge. At first their "engagement" was a way to eliminate his enemies. Now he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe-- even if he has to destroy his own family to do it.
Also by this author: The Wedding Pact
The incomparable Katee Robert brings us back to Boston as mob boss Aiden O’Malley struggles to keep his enemies at bay, his family alive, and his heart intact. Aiden thought the FBI and Russian mafioso Dimitri Romanov a threat, but nothing prepared him for the danger he faces from Charlotte “Charlie” Finch. She has the power to bring him to his knees, making Aiden vulnerable in a way he never knew possible. Maybe his siblings weren’t so crazy after all when they risked everything for love?
Charlie’s fall from grace and her father’s subsequent rejection sent her into a downward spiral. She had always planned on a life in law enforcement and after being framed as a dirty cop, she lost herself. Charlie could never have dreamed she would find acceptance when she let Aiden O’Malley into her bed – and into her heart. Together Charlie and Aiden are able to cast aside the masks they wear for everyone else, igniting a partnership and passion that could burn their enemies to the ground.
Author Katee Robert has created a wonderful world surrounding the O’Malley crime family in Boston. Each sibling is distinct and offers unique perspectives on coping with familiar expectations and duty. Aiden O’Malley is a character who has been featured in the previous books in the series (please note, Undercover Attraction works perfectly well as a standalone novel). Here we are given a look behind the façade of the dutiful heir to the O’Malley family business. Aiden’s love and concern for his siblings, and eventually for Charlie as well, influence most of his decisions. The author gives readers a better understanding of this complex character while creating, in Charlie, the perfect foil for exposing Aiden’s emotional vulnerabilities.
In addition to the gripping suspense and intrigue, Undercover Attraction takes advantage of Aiden and Charlie’s scorching chemistry and delivers some page-melting romance.
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Sneak Peak into Undercover Attraction
“Come on.” Aidan stepped back and took her hand. “I have something to show you.”
He led the way up the back stairs and through a door she hadn’t explored yet. Charlie’s breath caught in her throat at the sight of candles flickering on a table laid out with a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a whole spread of Chinese takeout.
She let go of his hand and wandered over to peer into the boxes. “How did you know that crispy pork belly was my favorite?” Just like that, the pieces clicked together. She snapped her fingers. “You had your sister feel me out?” She’d thought Kiera had been asking about her favorite food so they could pick a local place next time they ventured out of the house. “Shady. Very shady.”
“I am a mob boss, after all.” He came around the table and poured them both a glass of wine. “I have it on good authority that this cab pairs well with Chinese takeout.”
“How classy of you.” It was like stepping into another realm of existence as she sat down and accepted the glass of wine while he filled two plates. When Aiden had said that he wanted a dinner date with her, she’d assumed that meant dressing to the nines and going out somewhere fancy. She said as much.
He snorted. “Eating out always serves a purpose. Either you’re making a point, or ensuring you’re seen by someone specific, or conducting a business meeting. We’ve been making points and playing parts since we met. I’d like to try something new—having a relaxing conversation. Just me and you, Aiden and Charlie, not the leader of the O’Malley clan and the former-cop-turned-fake-fiancée.”
“Do you think that’s even possible?” Such a short time together, and it was clear they both had a boatload of issues. It was easy enough to ignore when they were banging each other’s brains out or pretending to be something they weren’t, but holding down a conversation without those masks in place? She wasn’t sure it was a good idea.
Because I already like him.