The Proposal

The Proposal

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"When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise--or happen in front of 45,000 people. When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't the hard part--they've only been dating for five months, and he can't even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans. At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He's even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik's social media blows up--in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can't be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes"--
Publisher: New York, New York :, Jove,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399587689
0399587683
Branch Call Number: FIC GUIL
Characteristics: viii, 325 pages ; 21 cm

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VICTORIA SCOTT
Sep 01, 2019

Character development was great. Very relatable. Came to life. Storyline was entertaining. Romantic/ Intimate scenes grossly glossed over.

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thebaykid
Aug 09, 2019

Love reading novels from Bay Area Native & POC authors. The characters demonstrate that it's really a process (that doesn't come overnight) when it comes to dealing with their own complexities and past relationships, while also attempting to demonstrate transparency and personal growth in their new ones is refreshing. I appreciate the strong and independent women of color in this story too.

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Qhodges
Jul 08, 2019

I actually enjoyed the book. I may be the only one who enjoyed it. lol I liked the different dynamics of the two characters. I wasn't expecting the ending, but was happy it happened. Ready for the next book.

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Tlinville
May 29, 2019

I cannot understand why this book is highly rated. The writing is juvenile at best. Completely predictable. I can't stop reading a book once I start, but I wish I had.

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vluis13
May 29, 2019

Boring. Forced choppy dialogue. Stopped reading after the first 100 pages.

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GummiGirl
May 13, 2019

Funny and sexy, if predictable.

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Tiarraodonal
May 11, 2019

Left off on page 153

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Msrhellie
May 10, 2019

Okay, I read the Wedding Date and it was "so-so". In that book, all they did was eat and have sex, the plot was predictable, but somehow I decided to give her another shot, will leave my review after I finish "The Proposal".

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angelinalah
May 07, 2019

I do not understand why this book has such good reviews. The writing is painfully juvenile. I could not finish it.

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Linyarai
May 05, 2019

I read this for the "A Humorous Novel" part of my 2019 reading challenge. This book was a fantastic surprise, I loved the bits of humor, the steamy scenes, and her hilarious revelation at the end. I expected a fairly generic, romantic chick lit and this was a treat.

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SPL_Melanie Nov 06, 2018

At this dreary season in the year, brighten up a rainy day with some fresh, sparkling perspectives on romance!

All three of these contemporary novels explore what happens when a young, busy working woman finally meets someone special – although in each story, the potential of The Man is certainly not clear at first glance.

In The Proposal, Nikole meets Carlos after she turns down a very public proposal from her short term boyfriend, and they begin a sexy flirtation – but is that all it is? This novel has snappy dialogue, wit, and is quite high on the spicy scale. It’s the second novel by Guillory (her first is The Wedding Date) and in both books, the main character is a determined and successful woman who enjoys her relationships.

A Princess in Theory introduces a new series by Alyssa Cole, Reluctant Royals (book two, A Duke By Default is also in the library now). Naledi, an American grad student, gets a series of spam emails claiming she is the true soulmate of Prince Thabiso of the African country of Thesolo – deleted, of course. Shortly after, she meets and immediately clicks with her new neighbour Jamal. But is Jamal who he says he is? He doesn’t seem familiar with the basics of life, like cooking or taking the subway… This is a clever story featuring a heroine who is a successful, smart scientist. It sets up the next book in the series well, and provides lots of laughs, suspense, and a slightly elevated spicy rating.

Ayesha At Last is inspired by Pride & Prejudice and is set in Scarborough amongst the Muslim community. Its spicy rating is quite low, and the romantic tangle comes more from community expectations and the main characters’ mistaken assumptions about one another. Ayesha meets Khalid at their mosque when she is volunteered once again to take her flighty cousin Hafsa’s place on a committee, and thus is mistaken for Hafsa. But it’s this very cousin who Khalid’s mother is trying to set him up with, leading to confusion all around. Drama, a large cast, and a seasoning of humour result in an entertaining Canadian read.

If you are in the mood to warm up with a good romance, any of these might do. Or ask us for more suggestions, any time!

(published in the Stratford Beacon Herald Nov 9 2018)

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