Book Review: Twisted Secrets by Katee Robert

I love The O'Malley series and the Soprano-esq vibe it has. I loved all the passion and intensity in Twisted Secrets plus the family drama and dynamics taking place. Cillian and Sloan's push and pull is fantastic and I couldn't get enough! 

Book Review: Twisted Secrets by Katee Robert
Twisted Secrets (The O'Malleys #3) by Katee Robert

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert continues her smoking-hot series about the O'Malleys-wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets.

Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name . . . yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast-and how hard-she's falling for him.

Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying-and dying-for . . .

Previously published as An Indecent Proposal. This story has been updated with a new title and cover.

5 out of 5 stars

Cillian and Sloan’s story was fantastic. Twisted Secrets was an excellent addition to the series. I loved it!

There were so many different dynamics at play and I thought they were all woven together perfectly. There was a lot of conflict, tension, a lot of different layers, and multiple POVs happening. This was a full, intriguing story that had me turning the page like a mad woman.

I really liked Cillian and Sloan. Cillian was fighting demons from his past and trying to move on. It was almost like he was stuck, wanting to break free. He is just so much more than he seems to be and I just wanted to hug him. He could be so sweet and sincere. And then there's Olivia, running from a past she can't really run from but staying strong and doing everything she can for the people she loves. There is a lot of tension as they meet but sparks are seriously flying and I love that oil and water dynamic they had in the beginning before they really start to get to know each other. I loved Cillian and Sloan’s barriers breaking down, owning up to past mistakes, and coming to trust one another. It was awesome. There were so many sweet and vulnerable moments but also a lot of heated ones and I enjoyed them all.

Cillian and Sloan live in a crazy, intense world where there are lots of power plays happening. It's got a very Sopranos-esq feel to it. The O'Malley heirs face so many struggles in this elaborate world. I love that it's from multiple POVs. There are several people we hear from but the overturn isn't quick, so it isn't confusing and I think it really added a lot to the story to get the different views. 

There was a nice amount of intensity and drama in this. The writing was great, I was totally pulled in. It was very much a page-turner for me. That ending, I was seriously on the edge of my seat. There is a nice amount of detail throughout. It’s intense, a bit violent, and I feel like it's unique. We have our love interests of course and there is an HEA but with the crazy world they live on, there's just so much more at play. I'm completely hooked.

This is such a great series. Bring on the next book! 

Note: I previously read and reviewed this book when it was titled An Indecent Proposal. 

Book Review: Twisted Secrets by Katee Robert
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Thank you Forever Romance for the finished copy of Twisted Secrets.

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