The Bastard's Bargain by Katee Robert

The Bastard's Bargain

byKatee Robert

Kobo ebook | February 6, 2018

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"The Bastard's Bargain is deliciously gritty, darkly romantic, drop-dead sexy and thoroughly engrossing." --USA Today, Happy Ever After

Married to the enemy

When Keira O'Malley was a child, she used to picture her perfect wedding. The flowers. The dress. Her husband. But nothing could have prepared her for saying "I do" to Dmitri Romanov-cold, domineering, and always one step ahead of everyone else in the ever-shifting power plays of New York City. She agreed to his bargain to secure peace for her family, and she may want the bastard more than she'd ever admit, but she'll be damned if she'll make this marriage easy for him.

Dmitri knows better than to underestimate Keira for one second. Molten desire smolders between them, a dangerous addiction neither can resist. But his enemies are already on the move, and he needs every ounce of his legendary focus and control to keep them alive. Keira could just be his secret weapon-if she doesn't bring him to his knees first.

"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

Previous books:

THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT

THE WEDDING PACT

AN INDECENT PROPOSAL

FORBIDDEN PROMISES

UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION

Title:The Bastard's BargainFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 6, 2018Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1538728044

ISBN - 13:9781538728048

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4.25 stars-sensual and suspenseful 4.25 stars--THE BASTARD’S BARGAIN is the sixth (and final?) instalment in Katee Robert’s contemporary, adult THE O’MALLEYS erotic, mafia, romantic suspense series focusing on three warring underground families of the Boston’s Irish mob (O’Malleys, Hallorans & Sheridans), the Russian mafia run by the Romanov family, and new contenders for the Boston territory Alethea and Mae Eldridge. This is the head of the New York Russian mob Dimitri Romanov, and youngest O’Malley sibling Keira O’Malley’s story line. THE BASTARD’S BARGAIN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order for backstory and cohesion as there is a continuing theme running throughout, as well as Dimitri and Keira’s story beginning several instalments earlier. Told from dual third person perspectives (Dimitri and Keira) THE BASTARD’S BARGAIN focuses on the ongoing contemptuous relationship between Dimitri Romanov, and Keira O’Malley. Dimitri has fallen for the youngest O’Malley sibling, a woman whose struggles are evident since the mob murder of her beloved brother months before. Hoping to broker an alliance between families, Dimitri makes Keira an offer she cannot refuse. Now married to the head of the New York Russian mob, Keira will begin a slow ascent to power but not before she must face her demons one day at a time. What ensues is the enemies to friends to lovers romance between Dimitri and Keira, and the potential fall out as the Eldridge family seek gain power over them all. Throughout the series the warring mobs factions have been at one another’s throats: from death threats, to romantic alliances, the O’Malleys find themselves in bed with their one-time enemies. Dimitri attraction to Keira comes at a time when another family encroaches on the divided territories. Betrayal will place our leading couple in the direct line of fire. The relationship between Keira and Dimitri is acrimonious at best as Keira battles for control of her life. Dimitri is protective of the woman with whom he will fall in love but the O’Malleys have laid down the law letting Dimitri know that nothing will stop them if Keira comes to harm. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense; there are some scenes of anal play that may not be suitable for all readers. Once again, there are a large number of secondary and supporting characters including most of the O’Malley clan: Teague and Callista O’Malley (The Marriage Contract #1): James Halloran and Carrigan O’Malley (The Wedding Pact #2); Olivia and Cillian O’Malley (An Indecent Proposal #3) ; hired man Mark Neale; and Charlotte’s father FBI agent John Finch; Mae Eldridge and her daughter Alethea. WE are introduced to Dimitri’s second in command Pavel, as well as members of his security team Mikhail and Alexei; and his cousin Ivan and his wife Natasha. THE BASTARD’S BARGAIN is a provocative and exhilarating finale to a thrilling series involving several families fighting for control of the Boston and New York areas. The premise is intelligent, spirited and fascinating; the characters are lively, colorful and sassy; the romance is passionate and emotional. THE BASTARD’S BARGAIN is a sensual and suspense filled story of family, betrayal, enemies and love.
Date published: 2018-02-07