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.