Everyone knows the O'Malleys have a dangerous reputation. But Callie wasn't aware just what that meant until she saw Teague, the embodiment of lethal grace and coiled power. His slightest touch sizzles through her. But the closer they get, the more trouble they're in. Because Callie's keeping a dark secret-and what Teague doesn't know could get him killed.
There are three main families in this tale of corruption, power and greed.
The Sheridan’s of which we have Colm the patriarch and Callista (Callie).
The O’Malley’s of which you have Seamus the patriarch and 7 children Aiden, Cillian, Carrigan, Teague, Sloan, Devlin and Kiera.
Finally you have the Halloran’s with Victor the patriarch and his three children Brandon, James and Ricky.
Callie Sheridan and Brandon Halloran are engaged. After Brandon’s murder and Callie's sudden betrothal to Teague O'Malley the very next day, Victor Halloran is out for vengeance and this means war.
Teague is unhappy with his family’s way of doing things but he loves his sibling has sworn to protect them at all costs. Callie is her father’s last remaining child and she will do anything to ensure the Sheridan empire does not go extinct. They both agree to the arrangement out of family loyalty but get so much more.
Callie and Teague are magnificent together. They have chemistry right off the bat and it is sweet and sexy. Callie is written strong and independent with nothing but love and devotion to her father and her late brother. Teague is sexy yet deadly and he is written as a force to be reckoned with but also a man with a heart of gold. So with the sparks (not to mention bullets) flying around them is it just a matter of time before the "arrangement" becomes a choice?
The supporting characters bring a lot to the story and are very well written. They are developed and the story includes them seamlessly nothing seems forced or contrived.
There is everything that you can expect from a crime novel, drive bys, abductions, murder and suspense.
Katee Roberts has hooked me into this series and I cannot wait for the next book.