Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe
Description: With his chiseled jaw and 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 gave 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?
Review: I actually wasn’t going to review this book. I read it in a few hours over a weekend and while I enjoyed the book, not much stood out. And I had other books I needed to review from Netgalley and the like. Then, I was flipping through the channels on TV the other day and stopped on the movie, 8 Mile. I ended up watching the last 45 minutes or so of the movie. What does 8 Mile, a movie about a rapper in Detroit, have to do with a book about a politician from Georgia and a bartender he got pregnant in a one night stand? Well, while I was watching the movie, I remembered that something I had read recently referenced the final rap scene in the movie. It’s the one where Rabbit gets up and admits to all his flaws and background before his opponent can use them against him. The heroine in the book was suggesting that they issue a preemptive strike. However, for the life of me, I couldn’t remember what book made this reference. It bothered me for the rest of the movie and the whole night. Finally, the next day, I went on Goodreads and checked which book I read recently. Low and behold, it was Indecent Proposal!
While I did enjoy this book, none of the main characters stuck with me. This was more of a time-filler book because I love the theme of pregnancy and marriage of convenience in romance novels. However, I am glad I read this book because I found I like Molly O’Keefe’s reading and I will eventually read more books by her.
Rating: 3 out of 5.