Print Length 337 pages
Published May 30, 2017
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.
I have attempted other Mob stories in the past and have always just stopped. They don’t hold my interest. That is until the O’Malley series came out. The O’Malley’s are an Irish Mob family located in Boston. If you read the first three book, then you know why Sloan is no longer in Boston. Read the other books before you read this one, it will help. Review may contain spoilers from the previous books.
Sloan is out- out of Boston, out of the family business, out of her daddy’s reach to hand her off in a business related marriage. Finally, she can breathe deeply. Sure she misses her siblings but she loves her life now. Only bump in the road is her next door neighbor who is sex on a stick. Jude is hiding something and she needs to either figure it out or leave him alone.
Sloan was my least favorite character in the entire family. Yepper, even below her daddy. I felt that she was weak, and judgmental. She hurt Carrigan time and time again with that judgement. It made me mad, and honestly I just didn’t like her. Then this book came along. Sloan shows that instead of weak she is strong. She runs from her family and tries to strike out on her own. She finds a job, she learns how to live on her own. Then she learns that one cannot always run from their roots. Instead of jumping ship and running again, she does something surprising. She fights.
Jude is a surprise as there is a lot of family history between his family and the three remaining families in Boston. He is the last MacNamara. If you are not picking up what I am putting down, read the series it is worth it. Earlier I stated that he is sex on a stick, man is he ever. He has the whole gruffy, don’t mess with me thing going on. He tries to keep Sloan at a distance, even as he watches out for her. She puts him on edge, makes him forget his purpose.
Sloan left with a very dangerous man looking for her, Dmitri Romanov. When he finds her, things will get ugly. Will he be able to keep these young lovebirds apart? Or will her family have to intervene?
Forbidden Promise is the perfect addition to this series. Although, it is less about the family business and more about Sloan’s development the reader needed that. Sloan’s growth in this book and her acknowledgement of her family makes this book worth the read. If you love mob stories, you are going to be captured by the first page. If you typically avoid them like the plague, try this series out. It will change your mind and leave you asking when is Aiden’s book coming out already? The answer is Nov. 28th dear readers so you have some time to get caught up in the O’Malley world.
My Rating 4 out of 5 stars
Favorite Quote Kindness for the sake of kindness wasn’t something in her realm of experience.
Dmitri Romanov- Russian mobster
Teague- Sloan’s brother
Callista- Sloan’s sister-in-law
Carrigan- Sloan’s sister
Aiden- Sloan’s brother