Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Proposition (The Proposition #1) by Katie Ashley


From Goodreads

With her thirtieth birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armour 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?

My thoughts

I gave this a 6/10 or 3 stars.  I devoured this story in a couple of days.

This is the first in the Proposition series by Katie Ashley. The copy I read was received as a  freebie via Amazon.

Whilst, I enjoyed the story and was so taken with it that I bought the second in the series The Proposal. I have to comment on the fact that I feel the book could have done with better proof reading. A very notable spelling mistake was the use of titled instead of tilted. This did mar my enjoyment slightly, this was not the only problem with it either BUT the one that sticks out in my mind the most.

I felt that the relationship between Aidan and Emma was quite believable. Emma's biological clock was ticking and she was desperate to find someone to father a child for her, step forward Aidan who she had minor history with. On paper he was perfect, but his reputation as a womaniser went against him in some ways.

As the story progresses the relationship between Aidan and Emma deepens and she begins to hope that he can be a proper father to the baby. Relationships as most of us know never run smoothly
and our past can often catch up with us. Sometimes we all need to have more belief in ourselves and Aidan was definitely guilty of this.

As we leave the first instalment, we are left hanging and to follow the story through to a conclusion you need to read The Proposal to find out whether they live happily ever after or not.

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