The Proposal

The Proposal

Book - 2018
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"When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise--or happen in front of 45,000 people. When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't the hard part--they've only been dating for five months, and he can't even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans... At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He's even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik's social media blows up--in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can't be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes."--
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399587689
Branch Call Number: F Gui


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Sep 11, 2020

An easy read, good characters and situations.

Jul 24, 2020

2nd book

Apr 10, 2020

Seriously loved this book so much. It was beautiful and had some really touching moments. I don’t know why so many people complained about this book because I had no complaints at all and I really loved the characters and their lives and all of their friends. It was really real and didn’t shy away from issues. I really loved the diversity, such a cute read!

Nov 13, 2019

Very uneven in quality and writing style. it's all trying too hard to be too many things which takes away from the story.

Sep 01, 2019

Character development was great. Very relatable. Came to life. Storyline was entertaining. Romantic/ Intimate scenes grossly glossed over.

Aug 09, 2019

Love reading novels from Bay Area Native & POC authors. The characters demonstrate that it's really a process (that doesn't come overnight) when it comes to dealing with their own complexities and past relationships, while also attempting to demonstrate transparency and personal growth in their new ones is refreshing. I appreciate the strong and independent women of color in this story too.

Jul 08, 2019

I actually enjoyed the book. I may be the only one who enjoyed it. lol I liked the different dynamics of the two characters. I wasn't expecting the ending, but was happy it happened. Ready for the next book.

May 29, 2019

I cannot understand why this book is highly rated. The writing is juvenile at best. Completely predictable. I can't stop reading a book once I start, but I wish I had.

May 29, 2019

Boring. Forced choppy dialogue. Stopped reading after the first 100 pages.

May 13, 2019

Funny and sexy, if predictable.

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SPL_Melanie Nov 06, 2018

At this dreary season in the year, brighten up a rainy day with some fresh, sparkling perspectives on romance!

All three of these contemporary novels explore what happens when a young, busy working woman finally meets someone special – although in each story, the potential of The Man is certainly not clear at first glance.

In The Proposal, Nikole meets Carlos after she turns down a very public proposal from her short term boyfriend, and they begin a sexy flirtation – but is that all it is? This novel has snappy dialogue, wit, and is quite high on the spicy scale. It’s the second novel by Guillory (her first is The Wedding Date) and in both books, the main character is a determined and successful woman who enjoys her relationships.

A Princess in Theory introduces a new series by Alyssa Cole, Reluctant Royals (book two, A Duke By Default is also in the library now). Naledi, an American grad student, gets a series of spam emails claiming she is the true soulmate of Prince Thabiso of the African country of Thesolo – deleted, of course. Shortly after, she meets and immediately clicks with her new neighbour Jamal. But is Jamal who he says he is? He doesn’t seem familiar with the basics of life, like cooking or taking the subway… This is a clever story featuring a heroine who is a successful, smart scientist. It sets up the next book in the series well, and provides lots of laughs, suspense, and a slightly elevated spicy rating.

Ayesha At Last is inspired by Pride & Prejudice and is set in Scarborough amongst the Muslim community. Its spicy rating is quite low, and the romantic tangle comes more from community expectations and the main characters’ mistaken assumptions about one another. Ayesha meets Khalid at their mosque when she is volunteered once again to take her flighty cousin Hafsa’s place on a committee, and thus is mistaken for Hafsa. But it’s this very cousin who Khalid’s mother is trying to set him up with, leading to confusion all around. Drama, a large cast, and a seasoning of humour result in an entertaining Canadian read.

If you are in the mood to warm up with a good romance, any of these might do. Or ask us for more suggestions, any time!

(published in the Stratford Beacon Herald Nov 9 2018)


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