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The Proposal

The Proposal

Score: 4/5 Bookmarks

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory isn’t a book I would normally choose for myself. In fact I have read very few romance books in my life, but when it was picked for Reese Witherspoon’s bookclub I thought I would give it a shot.

Was it a little predictable? Sure. But what I hadn’t expected was how much I would enjoy it. I found myself actually laughing out loud in parts. I enjoyed the strong female lead and the entertaining dialogue and tore through the book in two short sittings. It was just the sort of light read I needed after a series of heavy and decidedly un-happy ending books I’ve read lately.

I won’t give away any spoilers but I don’t really feel the actual proposal was a major part of the book at all, perhaps another title may have been more fitting?

While I’m probably not a newly-converted romance fanatic I’d definitely read more by Jasmine Guillory if all her work is as entertaining.

Synopsis

The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own...

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... 

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