Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Proposal ( The Proposition #2 ) by Katie Ashley

The Proposal by Katie Ashley
Excerpt

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.

Genre

Contemporary

Review

I came to The Proposal straight from The Proposition, there is no way that I could wait anymore to find out how Aidan is gonna fix up this shit that is happening between him and Emma.

There is so much groveling going on, but I would appreciate more if most of it was not just gloss over. But the doorstep groveling totally sold me and I like Emma's reaction as well. LoL. Okay, so the beginning of this book is not so hard to overcome as I predicted. Emma didn't actually hate Aidan, maybe his groveling did helps to soften her heart. Now she is more emotionally guarded and don't want to fall for him anymore. But she still willing to give Aidan a chance to be a father to her child. 

When things doesn't goes well with Emma's pregnancy and she need bed rest and someone to care for her, she accepted Aidan's offer to stay with him. More swoony moments to come. That guy will practically do anything, and I mean anything for her. From waking up in the middle of the night to buy food, to watching Sounds of the Music and worst of all, see her out with a potential love interest, Dr. Pesh! WTF! Aidan, you know is okay if you want to bash him up. Is totally going to be forgiven. 

I know Aidan was such a dick at the end of The Proposition, but to make Emma became a bitch in The Proposal was not okay for me. I'm furious when I had to read her scene with the Dr. Pesh. Arg! I basically want to slap her, threw the doctor to a different continent (I didn't want to kill you because I know you are a good man) and then go over and hug Aidan. Poor Aidan. I like that he didn't go all alpha jerk on her and rather give her space to come into terms with their feelings for each other. Luckily, this bullshit didn't drag on for too long and Emma and Aidan finally reconciled. From then onwards, pure heaven and bliss for our lovely couple. And I do appreciate that Emma admitted she was sorry for hurting him. Yeah, I'm glad you were sorry. 

“You’re the sexiest, most beautiful pregnant woman I’ve ever seen.”
“Aw, baby, you’re so sweet. But you don’t have to keep complimenting me because you’re so getting laid tonight.” 


We got a lovely proposal scene and then we got a really intense labor scene straight out of ER. Wow. Aidan is gonna be such a great Daddy. Imagining him pushing a little Noah's trolley was enough to make me go all dreamy eyes. In the end, Emma got what she wanted, a baby, a husband, a family. 

P/S: Beau, I'm sorry for your loss. LoL.

Rating 4/5 

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