* We purchased this copy for our own enjoyment *
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?
We have seen this book EVERYWHERE! We have heard about this book MANY TIMES! Everywhere we looked we saw the catchy book cover of The Proposition by Katie Ashley and we were dead set on finally ( !!! ) reading this book. What we thought was only a stand-alone turned out to be an actual series. We love series * sigh *. The emotional hangover never ends with a series. ANYWAYS…..After long months ( which felt like 2 years ) we found time * yay!* to start this book.
We´re glad we did!
We loved almost everything about this book. Let´s start with the cover: It´s simple, sensual, and a total eye catcher, and that´s what we love. The Story was far from what we expected it to be, even after reading other reviews, etc, regarding this book. The writing style from the author was also very good. We had no problems at all while reading this book.
The story was unique because we hardly ( okay okay…..we never ) get to read about a woman who is dead set on having a baby, no matter what. All of us divas have children ourselves, so it was a blessing to read about a character who was 30 and had a realistic dream, namely…..a baby! Now….don´t start thinking we go all mush when we read about kids. We are all NOT the types to go nuts when a baby is mentioned. It was just really great to read about a subject that didn´t involve abuse, constant sexy ass whipping, or candle wax torture.
We know a few women who never wanted kids in their lives and then one day…BOOM they heard their biological clock ticking. There is hardly anything else to talk about other than babies once the clock starts to tick. So, this subject is kind of desperate and unkind ( or it can be ) We´d like to say that this is maybe one of the toughest issues to cross because there are so many situations that can come out after expressing the wish to have a baby. And let´s just think about the most extreme possibility for a woman with a loud ticking clock: We´ve met women who´s lives were worth nothing to them anymore just because they weren´t able to have a baby, for whatever reason. So, see? It´s a hard subject. But the author did a fantastic job in juggling the matter and that made the story really really good! Even considering the age of Emma. Is it a bad thing that her clock started ticking with 30? Is 30 considered old? haha….Now that´s a subject alot of women can argue over. We believe that when you´re ready to have a baby…then you´re ready. 30 is NOT old. Us divas can´t argue with any ” first-time mother over 30″ anyways because we paid our due´s in our 20´s. So we approached this character neutral. And her reasons for a child were understandable.
And now to the main characters. Emma and Aiden were fantastically displayed. The moment Aiden made Emma the proposition….we felt our faces light up because we knew this book was going to be a ride * nodding all together * What we enjoyed most about these two was that they were pretty normal folks with normal lives. Absolutely realistic characters. Aiden was not anything we all have been reading in other books. Nope. He was just….normal as any good looking ” hubba hubba”, womanizer can be.lol. And Emma…well, we fell in love with her character because after all the downs in her life, she was still standing.
You will most definitely NOT find the typical “Love at first sight” in this book. And these characters will not rocket themselves to the stars and marry after a week. You will get a story about a desperate woman who wants nothing more than a child and a man who offers himself to save the day. The way Aiden and Emma´s relationship developed throughout the book was also just as grand. They actually got to know each other better with time even with the offer Aiden made.
Now….the end has a HUGE WTF moment. We just cannot start to say what we felt when we reached the end. One of us had the urge to go all Misery on the author, but luckily….there´s a book 2, so no need to kidnap Katie Ashley..:-) All we can say is that we´re 100% positive that the end will knock you out of your knickers! Hell, your knickers will probably turn purple out of pure frustration after this book.
So…if you´re looking for something new ( yeah yeah….we know this book is not a new release ), a story that is refreshing….and if you´re looking for a story that will make you feel all kinds of emotions….GET THIS BOOK!
Would we recommend this book?
– OOOOOOH YEAH! We most definitely would!
Would we re-read this book?
The Divas are giving The Propostion ( The Proposition # 1 ) by Katie Ashley 5 out of 5 champagne glasses.