Charlotte Finch has lost her career and, along with it, her belief in her brothers in blue. She was branded as a dirty cop, her reputation on the force was completely demolished, and her former comrades left her bloodied in an alley. Now she’s out for revenge, but she never expected it to come in the form of man she only knows as her enemy: Aiden O’Malley.
As head of the O’Malley mafia family, Aiden has the arduous task of protecting his family from destruction, or criminal prosecution. He sees potential in teaming up Charlie, especially since they’re after the same man. Charlie isn’t sure she can stomach working with a mob boss. To make matters worse, Aiden’s plan hinges on Charlie playing the part of his fiancée while they hunt down rival crime lord Dimitri Romanov. But Charlie’s quest for vengeance soon outweighs any reservations she may have with posing as Aiden’s wife-to-be.
The O’Malleys books combine a lot of elements in an incredibly smooth and satisfying way. There are the complicated relationships between mischievous, dangerous siblings, characteristic of a family saga. The criminal empire setting adds plenty of tension and suspense, realistically thrusting Aiden and Charlie into the heart of danger. The two former enemies, forced to work together, results in an addicting, forbidden romance. Aiden and Charlie really don’t want to like each other, but they can’t help it. And though they may start out as enemies, they slowly begin to find out they have more in common than they previously thought.
Readers who love anti-heroes and heroines will absolutely enjoy Katee Robert’s world of organized crime and ambiguity, where characters will protect the ones they love at all costs. Aiden and Charlie’s chemistry is red hot and their physical attraction is immediate. However, the internal emotions they both experience are what really deepen their connection. Can a mob boss find a future with a woman who once served the law? Can a woman, who once believed in right triumphing over wrong, ever commit herself to a criminal?
Undercover Attraction is a fabulous, deliciously intense continuation of the O’Malley family saga as the series hurtles toward its upcoming conclusion, The Bastard’s Bargain. This contemporary romance is a winner for readers who enjoy complex family dynamics mixed in with heaps of passion, action and redemption.