THE PROPOSAL by Katie Ashley
Author: Katie Ashley
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Format: EBook, Print
Publisher: Katie Ashley Productions
Release Date: January 10, 2013
Recommended Reading: AGE 18+
Explicit language, Sexual Situations etc.
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OVERALL THOUGHTS: The Proposal is the sequel to Katie Ashley’s The Proposition. It was an easy read, but the story and outcome were predictable, which was a tad disappointing. I just wish there was a bit more angst to the story line. I would recommend reading the first in this two book series, as well as reading my review of The Proposition before tackling this one.
[note color=”#e5e0fa”]SYNOPSIS: In the weeks following Aidan’s betrayal, Emma has tried her best to move on. Ignoring his countless texts, voice mails, and flowers, she isn’t sure she wants to be won back by him. But Aidan isn’t going down without a fight—especially not until Emma lets him reveal the secret of his past that caused him to be so commitment phobic.
But fate intervenes when premature labor forces Emma on strict bed rest for two weeks. Aidan steps forward with a shocking proposal. To prove his love and commitment for her and their unborn son, he will take a leave of absence from work to care for her around the clock. Vowing to guard her heart, Emma reluctantly agrees.
While she is touched by Aidan’s attentiveness and tender loving care, Emma is thrown for a loop by the amorous attentions of ER doctor, Alpesh “Pesh” Nadeen. Pesh is everything Emma could ever want—successful, stable, and ready to settle down and be a husband and father. Pesh wants nothing more than to win Emma’s heart, but she is not sure she’s able to give it.
Her heart may still belong to the very man who broke it—the one who is so desperately trying to win her back.
THE LOWDOWN: This book could use the Cover Girl tag line – “Easy, breezy, beautiful”. The book was easy to read, the flow was breezy, and everyone in the book was either handsome or beautiful. Personally, I felt the storyline could have used a little more conflict and another good cliffhanger could been the perfect segue into book #3. But I am not the NY Times Best Selling Author here (not yet at least).
The supporting characters were a little more prevalent in this book and I enjoyed them and their involvement with the main characters. As per my first review, the camaraderie between Emma and Aidan is entertaining and the sex scenes are very well written. I must admit that I was very envious of Emma’s pregnant libido. I meant to ask the author, when I met her, if this was from real life experience, because if she said yes, I was prepared to get down on my hands and knees and do the “We’re Not Worthy” bow to her. Thank goodness Mr. Posey didn’t hear about how some pregnant woman have an over active libido due to pregnancy hormones. LOL.
My only other complaint, and I can’t believe I am going to say this, is that Aidan Fitzgerald curses too much for my taste, the F-bomb being his favorite. So much so that at one point, I caught myself saying out loud “Stop saying f**k Aidan, for f**k’s sake!” That’s when I realized he curses entirely too much. Don’t get me wrong – I am by no means a prude and I enjoy dropping the “F” bomb in appropriate situations. But I prefer to keep things classy, choosing not to use expletives every other word.
Overall, I recommend both books. They are easy, breezy and totally entertaining.