Monday, May 29, 2017

Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert


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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.

Meet Jude and Sloan!


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Title: Forbidden Promises
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central/Forever
Series: The O’Malleys
Page Count: 336 pages
Format: Digitial and Print
ASIN: B01KT7YSJM
ISBN-13: 9781455597031


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Synopsis:

Some lines should never be crossed . . . not even for love.
Sloan O'Malley just left her entire world behind-her family, her wealth, and even her real name. For the first time in her life, she's free. She can live the "normal" life she's always wanted. A life without fear. But there's nothing safe about her intensely sexy next-door neighbor.
Jude MacNamara has no room for innocence in his life. Only revenge. Still, he's never been able to walk away from the forbidden, and Sloan-who is every inch of pure, mouthwatering temptation-has forbidden written all over her. Only after it's way too late does he discover the real danger: claiming Sloan as his puts a target on her back. To protect her, Jude is willing risk everything . . . and to hell with the consequences.

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Forbidden Promises Excerpt
Copyright © 2017 Katee Robert
Up until this point, Sloan O’Malley has been kind of lost in a sea of the strong personalities in her family. She’s the quiet one. The wallflower. The obedient one. But now she’s out of Boston and out of that life behind, and she’s stepping out to stand on her own for the first time in her life. She wants her freedom, but more than that, she wants to live. What better way to do that than to give into the desire that sparks an inferno between her and the gorgeous guy next door?
All her hard-won calm disappeared when she saw Jude lounging in the corner booth. Lounging wasn’t the right word. He looked like a big cat who was as likely to tear out her throat as purr and rub against her.
Rub against…
She tried and failed to shut the thought down. From there, it was a slippery slope to thinking about what she’d done last night while picturing him.
It was almost enough to make her flee into the kitchen again. Or it would have been if not for the knowledge that Marge had given her a chance, and the woman wouldn’t take kindly to her hiding in the back when there were customers to be served.
Sloan took a careful breath and approached Jude. “What can I get you?”
“I feel like I’m perpetually apologizing to you, but I left abruptly last night and I’m sorry.” He didn’t wait for her to respond. “Come out with me after your shift.”
She blinked. Did he just…“I’m sorry, what?”
“I’m going to take you out. Tonight.” His intense dark eyes never wavered, though she was wondering how she ever labeled them cold. Right now, they were so hot, they were liable to turn her into a pillar of flame.
The only question was if she’d perish in the fire or emerge as something altogether different.
That thought should have scared her, but she’d been afraid for so long. Maybe it was time to do more than think about taking the first step into the future. Maybe she needed to actually put herself into motion. Sloan licked her lips, aware of the way he tracked the move. Everything about Jude was intense. He’d toned it down for her last night, but he wasn’t even trying right now. She shifted her stance, still torn. “I’m not exactly in a good place to date right now.”
He considered her, and she suddenly got the impression that he was choosing his words with care so as not to spook her. “What is it, exactly, that you think I’m asking?”
“I, ah…” She clutched her little notebook to her chest, painfully aware that the handful of diners in the place were blatantly eavesdropping. “I don’t know.”
He lowered his voice to the point where she had to inch closer to hear him clearly. “Let me show you.”
And, suddenly, she wanted to do exactly that. Sloan found herself nodding even though every instinct she had said that Jude was trouble in the worst way. But, whatever he was, he was vitally different from her brothers and father back home. He might seem brutal and dangerous and intense to a criminal degree, but this wasn’t Boston. This was Callaway Rock. No matter how dangerous he seemed, odds were that he wasn’t a man who had skeletons in his closet—literal or otherwise.
That made him safe in a way none of the men she’d ever known were.
Jude’s gaze sharpened. “That’s a yes.”
“That’s a yes.” Her voice was too breathy, too irregular to pass for anything other than nerves, but she didn’t care. If she fell flat on her face, at least she was living.

Praise for The O’Malleys Series
"It can be hard to make a ruthless assassin into a sympathetic character, but Robert handles the task with ease. She also deftly shows Sloan’s transformation from a pampered and protected naïf to a strong woman with a backbone of pure steel. A tension-filled plot full of deceit, betrayal, and sizzling love scenes will make it impossible for readers to set the book down."—Publishers Weekly on FORBIDDEN PROMISES
“You will finish it in one sitting and die after you’re done because the next book isn't out yet. This was one sexy ride!”—Reviewer Top Pick, Night Owl Reviews on FORBIDDEN PROMISES
“Two story lines end up converging into one explosive finale at the end.  A great read from the talented Robert!” —RT Book Reviews
“Katee Robert's has created a fictional underworld of such veracity, that one almost expects the characters to turn up on the front-page news. It never feels over the top or implausible; the author writes extremely well-crafted stories… The romance between Cillian and Olivia is very beautiful, tender and real.”—Fresh Fiction on AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
“Will keep you turning pages.”—RT Book Reviews on THE WEDDING PACT
“If you like angsty reads, this book is right up your wheelhouse.”—Heroes & Heartbreakers on THE WEDDING PACT
"Dark, dirty, and dead sexy."—Tiffany Reisz, bestselling author of The Original Sinners series, on THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
Other Books in The O’Malleys Series
THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
THE WEDDING PACT
AN INDECENT PROPOSAL


Review

This was the best so far in this series and I loved it but then I'm biased when it comes to Katee.  I could gobble up everything she writes and keep on reading til her next release!  If you loved the other books in the series, then you'll love this one.  Just read it and you won't be sorry.  I'm not giving anything away...I will just say that I'm in total book love with Jude.  I'M NOT KIDDING!!  If you haven't read the whole series then what are you waiting for?  Seriously, pick them ALL up.


Monday 5/29
LOVER OF BIG BOOKS CANNOT LIE
Author interview


"Thank you so much Katee for taking the time to answer a couple questions.
Thank you so much for having me!

What is the first book that made you cry?
Ooooh, that’s a good question! I’ve been a crier since I was a kid, so there are a lot of books on this list. That said, I think the first book I remember getting hysterical over was Where the Red Fern Grows. That book destroyed me!

What is your favorite childhood book?
Heidi. My grandmother read it to be over and over and over again, and it was also my first experience with dealing with a book-to-movie adaptation (I hated the movie, because of course I did).

Is there one passage or line you've read that's ever stood out for you, either in the book that's coming out on May 30th, Forbidden Promises (The O'Malleys) or one you've written before?
I wish I could pick just one! Every word out of Jude’s mouth (the hero of Forbidden Promises) was a complete surprise to me, and I found myself muttering at my computer. “Jude, you can’t say THAT. Jude, you can’t talk to her like that! OMG, JUDE, NO!” It was a new experience for me, and not entirely comfortable.

What is your writing Kryptonite?
Facebook. Facebook is the worst! I’m a restless sitter, so I type and then when I got to take a drink of coffee, I automatically click over to the internet, and then lose a couple minutes… It’s a horrible cycle.

Last question and thank you so much for answering these. Characters often find themselves in situations they aren't sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?"

That’s an excellent question! So this is silly and so very mundane, but my oldest kid, my daughter, is eleven and she’s a total social butterfly. Lots of playdates with both boys and girls and it’s just how she rolls. Well, last month, she wanted to arrange to go to the movies with this boy that she’s DESPERATELY in love with (though he ranks below Sarah J Maas’s Rhys and Jennifer L Armentrout’s Seth because… priorities). So my husband and I found ourselves in this weird predicament because, even though it wasn’t a real date, it was still different than her other playdates. We couldn’t tell her no, because it would damage the trust between us and she’s a smart kid—she’d figure out that all she has to do is lie about liking about to avoid the issue. My husband was…less than pleased about the whole thing (his little girl, growing up, GASP). In the end, she went, the other parents and I chaperoned, and they had a blast. But it was a strange little corner I painted myself into haha. 

Thank you so much Katee for answering those questions!! Everyone check out the O'Malley Series!!


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About Katee Robert
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 


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