Friday, 8 February 2013

Review: The Proposal

The Proposal (The Proposition, #2)
Title: The Proposal
Author: Katie Ashley
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Synopsis: In the weeks following Aidan’s betrayal, Emma has tried her best to move on. Ignoring his countless texts, voice mails, and flowers, she isn’t sure she wants to be won back by him. But Aidan isn’t going down without a fight—especially not until Emma lets him reveal the secret of his past that caused him to be so commitment phobic.

But fate intervenes when premature labor forces Emma on strict bed rest for two weeks. Aidan steps forward with a shocking proposal. To prove his love and commitment for her and their unborn son, he will take a leave of absence from work to care for her around the clock. Vowing to guard her heart, Emma reluctantly agrees.

While she is touched by Aidan’s attentiveness and tender loving care, Emma is thrown for a loop by the amorous attentions of ER doctor, Alpesh “Pesh” Nadeen. Pesh is everything Emma could ever want—successful, stable, and ready to settle down and be a husband and father. Pesh wants nothing more than to win Emma’s heart, but she is not sure she’s able to give it.

Her heart may still belong to the very man who broke it—the one who is so desperately trying to win her back.

"I swear to God and all that's holy I wish I could take it back."

I can't believe I got this book four days since its release but it was all worth it. This is definitely worth the goddamn wait! I've been dying to know what's next with Aidan and Emma after I've read The Proposition, and thank goodness, this started only weeks ago since that last awful scene.

When I started reading it, I was sure Aidan will work hard for Emma's forgiveness but I didn't expected what happened. My chest literally ached at some parts but I can't blame Emma. After what he did, of course he deserved it but I can't help but feel sorry for him. He was obviously miserable and he's beyond regretful.

Despite grovelling and sending loads of sorry notes, Emma won't budge. And to add salt to his wound, Pesh makes an entrance and confuses the heck out of Emma's feelings. Surprisingly, I wasn't annoyed with Pesh despite being in Aidan's side. He was obviously concerned and sincere with whatever he felt for Emma and well, we can't really blame him. Emma is a sweet girl. What I liked about Pesh was he respected Emma as well as Aidan's role in her life. And he really did helped these two, not just with flying but also in making them realise how much they love each other.

"And you know why? Because I love you! Did you hear that? I love you, Emma Harrison! I love you with everything in me. If I was honest with myself, I've probably loved you since that first night at O'Malley's."

"I don't want to fuck you or have sex with you. I want to make love to you, Em."

I'm really glad that although Emma's pregnancy hormones are all over the place, her emotions didn't buried Aidan's. This book actually focused more on him and showed his emotional and vulnerable side. This wasn't just about fixing their relationship and having the baby, but also about Aidan's emotional and character growth. That back story did a great job supporting it despite it's one-time mention.

Ms. Ashley, you definitely met my expectation and satisfied me. I was swooned, hurt and really happy with all the things that happened in here. I love how the secondary characters made an impact to the plot and gave more back story. It made this book not just about Aidan and Emma, but also about those who are close to them.

I can't wait to read the companion novel which is about Pesh. Aside from the two, I really want him to have his own happy ending.

After a roller coaster of emotions (I seriously feel like having Emma's hormones), I'm glad of this book's outcome. Let me just cheer on Aidan and Emma's family, one more time.


  1. Is this another angst filled read, Charlie? I'll have to check this out. :)

    1. Yes, it is. After reading the first book and waiting. I think you'll like this too. :)

    2. I'm so glad both books are out! I might read this on my vacation. :)

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