Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: The Proposition by Katie Ashley

The Proposition (The Proposition, #1)The Proposition by Katie Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Current Rating on Goodreads: 4.13

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?

Characters: Maybe Emma is nuts for agreeing to a stranger, though a very attractive one, but I can't criticize her for having a desire to have a child.  She would be a fantastic mom because she sweet and patient.  Despite his reputation, Aidan is caring and attentive to Emma.  He knows how to be a gentleman but tell a witty, kinda vulgar joke.  I loved him until the end.  However, I really enjoyed Aidan's father.  He lost his wife earlier and never found anyone else to love as much as her.  He also treats Emma like his own daughter and doesn't judge her for being pregnant without being married first.

Plot: This is definitely a book plot in my eyes, meaning that I don't think a gorgeous coworker with a playboy reputation that you have briefly met once would offer you his sperm in real life. But it was certainly a fun story.  I know a lot are aggravated by the ending, but I had the luxury of having the sequel already out.  If I had to wait for the sequel, I probably will have been very angry. I'm not happy with the cliffhanger ending, but  the author has to do something to keep us interested.

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