Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Reviews for The Proposition & The Proposal by Katie Ashley

The Proposition
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?
Really good plot that lead to a really interesting story and fun bunch of characters! First, we have Emma- smart, strong, great family values- she's had a hard life and has lost several people she's loved. What she wants most in the world is a baby. Her gay best friend, Connnor, had agreed to be her sperm donor, but eventually backs out. Enter Aiden- arrogant, irritating, and sexy- he suggests to Emma that HE be her new sperm donor. On one condition- they make this baby the old fashioned way.
So, naturally, they both develop feelings for each other in between all of these hot baby making scenes ;) Emma tries to fight her feelings for Aiden, but it's no use. Aiden, on the other hand, tries a little bit harder- and eventually does something very, very stupid. Tisk, tisk, Aiden.
The whole concept of FAMILY played a pretty big part in this book. It's what Emma strives for, and both she and Aiden have wonderful families. I really enjoyed the interactions with her Grandparents and his Father.
I really enjoyed this book. Plenty of romance and swoon-worthy moments. Lots of sexy Aiden to keep us entertained ;) And a good bit of angst, which I can't seem to stop torturing myself with! You're going to want to have the sequel handy before you start this-- you'll definitely want to pick up book 2 and keep reading right away! 4 stars!
The Proposal
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.
The Proposal was much more emotional for me than The Proposition. We have Aiden trying to make amends, Emma dealing with his betrayal and her own heartache, and some health scares for Emma and Aiden's Father, Patrick. Aiden offers to help care for Emma after she has a premature labor scare and uses this as an opportunity to prove to her how sorry he is and how much he cares for her. Both he and Emma face an unexpected complication in the form of a handsome, understanding, and compassionate doctor who shows interest in Emma. Does she give the catch of a doctor, who has no problem wearing his heart on his sleeve or committing, a chance? Or does she forgive Aiden and try again with him, at the risk of again having her heart broken?
Again, I loved all of the supporting characters in this book- Pesh, her family, his family, her friends. I enjoyed the fact that she made him work for forgiveness and actually struggled with the idea of giving him another chance, despite how much she loved him. I'm glad that she didn't just jump right into something with him again, like we see in some books.
This one definitely had me crying a bit and I think I enjoyed it even more than the first book. 4 stars! Looking forward to reading more from Katie Ashley!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...