The Proposition is a romance novel by Katie Ashley. It’s book 1 in a 2 book series.
This is a book with relate-able characters. Okay sure they aren’t perfect, but still, they are likable.
It’s a decent enough story that if you happen to find the book on sale, I would suggest picking it up.
What I didn’t like about the book was the cliffhanger. You have to buy the second book to find out what happens. As authors are learning the hard way, there is nothing that will piss a reader off faster than a cliffhanger. It used to be a popular marketing technique but today, readers are smarter than that and they have made their voices heard, they don’t like cliffhangers. Apparently, this author didn’t get the note.
There were a lot of errors in the book. It really lacked any sort of editing. I’m not quite sure how someone who is a New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Best-Selling author couldn’t afford to spend a few hundred bucks to edit her book? I mean heck if she was hard up for cash, go the Fiverr route, it would have probably cost her like $100. The story would have been greatly improved had she taken this step. I hate to be mean because in the end, I realize it’s about the overall story and not about nitpicking a few tiny errors here and there, however, the mistakes in this book were far too noticeable not to have been caught with a real publishing house. What’s the point of even getting your book published by a “real” publishing company if they aren’t even going to bother and edit your book and get you a nice cover?
I just have a hard time believing that a) this book was really distributed through a legit publisher and b) this book ever made it on the New York Times best-selling list.
7.4 Out of 10 - 7.4/10
With her thirtieth birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armor yet to appear. She’s running out of options, especially after her gay best friend backs out from being her sperm donor. Of course, there’s always a sperm bank, but Emma fears a donor mix-up might impregnate her with the spawn of Satan.
Resident company womanizer, Aidan Fitzgerald, is used to always getting what he wants, especially in the bedroom. When Emma spurns his advances at the company Christmas party, he’s determined to have her no matter what it takes. After Aidan learns of Emma’s predicament, he is quick to offer a proposition that will benefit them both. He will father Emma’s child, but she must conceive it with him naturally. Not one for hook-ups or casual sex, Emma is reluctant to take him up on his offer, but his charm, coupled with her intense desire for motherhood, wins out.
Soon their baby-making sessions become more than just physical. Aidan can’t seem to walk away from her while Emma begins to wonder if Aidan could be the one. But can Aidan leave his past behind to become the man Emma needs him to be?