Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal - Molly O'Keefe Indecent Proposal is an excellent read from the first to the very last page. I was completely hooked on this story. The characters and extras have depth and the details blew me away. This is a book I will be thinking about and replaying in my mind for a while.

I am not sure how this book could be part of series. It is so complete and there were no character leftovers that seemed out of place, like there are usually in a series. The book made me swoon, seriously. I am gonna have to stop reading romances for a while so I can get over this one. What a great book!

Indecent Proposal features a girl named Ryan. Ryan is a bartender who takes pity on a sad good-looking customer and offers herself to him. This guy Harry could be just the thing to break her 4 year dry spell. Harry and Ryan agree to be mostly anonymous. It was the perfect (sexy) encounter until she found out she was pregnant. Then she discovers that the father is none other than Harrison Montgomery, the man running for Congress in Georgia. The last thing his campaign needs is a scandal, so he asks Ryan to marry him. Just, ya know, for show. He asks her to be his wife for two years so he can get through the election and secure his place in politics.

Ryan is in no way meant to be a politicians wife. She is a high school drop out who lives in shoe box apartment in NYC. I really liked watching her go through the transformation from bartender to Mrs. Montgomery. Ryan and Harrison have a strange courtship and the fact that she is growing ever more pregnant is like the elephant in the room. I was on edge wanting these two to get it together, but there was so much at stake. I mean having two people want to be together, but not want to be together, is a common scene in contemporary romance stories. The writing of this tale really set it apart from all the others I have read. We don’t just have them falling for each other, they are in agony over the prenuptial contract requiring no sex. Then there is all this campaigning to do, key players in the background with their own drama adding to story, trying to put on a good show for the press, and the looming pregnancy.

I absolutely loved this tale. If this is what all Molly’s books are like, she just made herself a new fanatic out of me. I loved how the story felt so complete, yet left a bit to the imagination. It was the perfect romance. The sex was hot, but did not dominate the story. There was a real connection between these characters. I am still swooning over a love like that. Thanks Molly for such a delightful read! It was the perfect way to spend my day off.