Series: Boys of Bishop #4
Published by Random House LLC Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Politics, Pregnancy & Babies, Romance
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With his chiseled jaw and his thick blond hair, Harrison Montgomery was born to lead. Four generations of Montgomery men have served the state of Georgia and now he’s next in line. Harrison, though, is driven to right wrongs: namely to clean up the political mess left by his father’s greed and corruption. But Harrison must first win his congressional bid, and nothing can get in his way—not even an angel who served him whiskey and gave him a shoulder to lean on and a body to love for a night. Problem is, she’s pregnant. Scandal is brewing and there is only one solution: marriage.
Damage control? Ryan Kaminski can’t believe that a cold, calculating political animal now inhabits the body of the emotionally vulnerable stranger who’d given her the most unforgettable night of her life. Really, she doesn’t want anything from Harrison, except to be left alone to have her baby in peace. But Ryan is broke, jobless, and essentially blackmailed by Harrison’s desperate family to accept this crazy marriage deal. For two years, she will have to act the role of caring, supportive wife. But what is Ryan supposed to do when she realizes that, deep in her heart, she’s falling in love.
So I’ve read some Molly O’Keefe in the past, and I enjoyed her writing style, so when the opportunity to review this book came up, I jumped on it. I have to say I seem to like the whole marriage of convenience storyline, yes, it may be predictable at times, but when done right, it can be very enjoyable for me.
To stay with I want to talk about the beginning of the book. I have to say that the beginning of the book was stellar for me. I liked Ryan, I liked Harrison. I liked how they met, and their dynamic between each other when they met at the bar. I just liked the whole thing. And their chemistry was pretty awesome too, I thought the sex scene was well written and the whole thing read very nicely.
Cut to oh my gosh, Ryan is knocked up, and oh year the guy who knocked her up is the same dude on the tv who everyone knows. I liked that Ryan was not about to go running to this famous one night stand to milk him out of cash, in fact she was against the whole cash for marriage deal. I loved that she used the money from the deal that she basically had no choice in to take care of her family, she didn’t keep the money for her. I loved that she’s brash and independent and says what’s on her mind. I was also super surprised, in the best kind of way, when it turned out the so called “train wreck” that everyone expected Ryan to be, turned out to be the best part of the campaign, she charms everyone. She does have some seriously messed up past events, and she isn’t always likable, but as a character, totally loved her.
Harrison, oh boy where do I start. I fell in love with the guy at the beginning of the book. And then once he found out about the baby, it was like that guy didn’t exist anymore, and I spent a large chunk of time reading the book wanting to shake my hand and say “where did he go?!?!” I liked that he takes a while to warm up, I liked the you had to wait for these two people to really find common ground. His evolution as a character was great to read (but would be too spoilerific to explain here).
I thought this was an awesome political romance, and a pretty good romance overall. The chemistry was good, the writing was good, the story was good, everything was just really good. I could read Molly O’Keefe any day, and you should check this book out and see why.