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Review of The Proposition

The Proposition

The Proposition is a romance novel by Katie Ashley. It’s book 1 in a 2 book series.

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?

This is a book with relate-able characters. Okay sure they aren’t perfect, but still they are likeable.

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 cliff hanger.

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 Totay 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.


Stacei Fox

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