Title: The Proposition
By: Katie Ashley
My Copy: Ebook from Author
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?
Holy crap! What a fantastic book! This whole plot, all these characters, the love, the steaminess, everything about this book just sucked me in. What a brilliantly written book!
I loved this plot line; this story about a proposition with a handsome, bad boy and a wonderful girl. Both characters inch underneath each other’s skin and peel back a little of the façade that they have glued themselves in. This makes for such a dramatic story line of both Aidan and Emma giving a little to each other, becoming comfortable with it and giving just a little more until everything is out in the open (well, most of it.)
How Ashley writes Aidan makes the reader know who he really can be. How he really could love someone if he only let himself and it broke my heart that it is such a concept that the character Aidan cannot grasp just yet, though you as the reader knows that he can. I wondered through the whole book, “When is he going to step up to the plate and just man up?” And at times, he did and my heart soared. And at times, he didn’t and then came the depression.
I ate this book up and I think I might be having either a small heart attack or a panic attack because the next book isn’t due out until March of 2013. How is a girl supposed to sleep? Katie Ashley, if you are reading this, help a girl out! I NEED to know what is going to happen ASAP.