Review: The Proposal by Katie Ashley

March 25, 2013
Title: The Proposal
Author: Katie Ashley
Published: Self | Jan 10, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Series: The Proposition
The Party (Novella)
The Proposition
The Proposal
The Pairing

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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.

     Why does this keep happening? I'll read a great book, and the next one I pick up will turn out to be mediocre or straight out hateful. The Proposal was not as good as The Proposition. I wanted it to go in a different direction than it went; bringing out a stud doctor just to create jealousy between Aiden & Emma and making Emma realize that she can love no one other than Aiden was a little cliched and overused. There was nothing new in that scenario and I didn't like it. On top of that, Emma acted like a crazy person throughout the book and I wouldn't blame that on the pregnancy. The only person who saved this book for me was Aiden.

     The level of growth shown in Aiden was tremendous and I applaud him for that. After the debacle he created in the end of Proposition, I was so happy that he realized his mistakes instantly and didn't waste any time sulking around. I loved that Aiden was determined and didn't gave up, he pushed and pushed himself for Emma's forgiveness and did everything to help and support her in any way he can. When Emma is asked to take bed rest for 2 weeks, Aiden jumps up to be her nurse and takes care of her and fulfills her every wish, even if he was weird craving at midnight. I loved Mr. Manwhore in Proposition and I ended up falling for Mr. Nice in Proposal. He made up for everything or almost everything that went wrong in The Proposal, namely Emma and even Pesh.

     I had no problem with Pesh, nice person, rich doctor, whatever. I just feel like his character was unnecessary, the only reason he was needed in the story was to fly the plane in the end. Oh, on that note, a doctor and a pilot, where do I deliver your medal? Freaking unbelievable is what it is. He's not even important, so I'm not going to focus on him. What the hell happened to Emma? She was so indecisive and confused all the time, not to mention a coward. I feel like she did the same thing Aiden did but in a more sophisticated slash friendly way. She used Pesh and even if she said numerous times they were just friend, I'm not buying it. I don't thing anyone did.

     Overall, The Proposal turned out to be a very cliched read for me. I did enjoy Emma & Aiden's story but I will confess to skip few scenes here and there *cough* Pesh *cough*. The best part of this book was the epilogue. It was very very cute and yes, it had the baby in it. I loved that part. The Proposition is a really good book, don't skip it just because I gave an okay review to it's sequel. I don't regret reading it one bit, I loved getting to know Aiden & Emma and hope you'll give them a try.



  1. I often find sequels really disappointing I almost expect them to be bad, now--which often works out great when they aren't. Too bad t his wasn't as good as the Proposition but it sounds like it was passable at least :)

    1. That's a really good approach. I try not to get my expectations high, but somethings I just get more excited. lol

  2. I know exactly what you mean! I do the same thing. *great book, meh book* Anywho, Aiden sounds like a really good character, but Emma sounds kind of annoying. Indecisive isn't good for me in a book, you know? Lovely review, Aman!

    Megan@The Book Babe

    1. You said that perfectly! *great book, meh book* haha. I'm going to remember that.
      Thanks :)

  3. I always find it pretty frustrating when a character is simply introduced to create jealousy and tension in the romance. That is pretty overused and clich├ęd. Still, I'm glad it wrapped up well, at least. Great review, Aman!

    1. Yeah that was something that I didn't enjoy and the story became very predictable because of that. But I'll still read the new guys book.

  4. Okay, so this is the continuation of Emma and Aiden... And this Pesh guy. God, I hope Emma ends up with Aiden. I'm dying to know, but you won't tell! I'm thinking it's Aiden. Anyways, sometimes I feel the same. A sequel seems unnecessary first of all and secondly, it's just disappointing when it doesn't do much. Nonetheless, I think I'm going to keep an eye out for this series. As always, fab review! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

    1. I won't tell but you can probably guess. The sequel was needed in this series but I don't like they the author added a new guy for no freaking reason. I still love this series and you should give it a try. Aiden was awesome!


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