Al introduces eaders to Nik a black woman jilted after turning down a jumbotron proposal from her casual boyfriend of only five months Personally I found the entire scenario involving man bun to be uite ludicrous only serving to highlight the author s weak character and storyline development But hey some eaders will get a kick out of it I m sureLucky for Nic her Latino knight in shining armor is sitting only a few ows away with his sister watching the madness unfold Putting his spontaneous Belisarius III: The Flames of Sunset ruse into action Carlos leads Nik away from the cameras and prying eyes of Dodger stadium What ensues is a light and predictable journey to love for the doctor and the entertainment writerThe one and only thing this storyline has going for it in my opinion is theacial diversity To be frank at times it comes across like a Diversity for Dummies guide than anything else though Instead of using a fun or clever way to mention the color of her characters when she introduces them Jasmine Guillory Banners South: Northern Community at War resorts to blunt phrases like Carlos didn t tell me you were black Let me tell you seven such phrases in a five page span felt like the author was trying to meet some type of diversity uota than anything else There s also the assumption the author makes that wee all ignorant when it comes to tacos Was that Jasmine Guillory s attempt at introducing her Forza maggiore readers to Latino culture She does know tacos exist outside of LA and that people of all colors enjoy them on theegular The Exodus Towers right If my husband had his way it would be tacotuesday in my house every night I found her approach and style to be uite for lack of a better word basicWhich brings me to my next point the writing No offense to the author kudos for writing two books and all that her style just isn t my cup of tea Within the first few chapters the lack of distinct voices between the characters became apparent and was something I struggled to get past for theemainder of the novel Most obvious being Carlos I hope this doesn t come off as sexist as I think it might that s not my intention but there were too many phrases and mannerisms that felt unnatural being voiced from a man Or said another way you could easily swap any one character s words for another Wie Wirtschaft die Welt bewegt. Die grossen ökonomischen Modelle auf dem Prüfstand regardless of sex Without the dialogue tags good luck figuring out who said what or who s who Add in the juvenile interactions that make out sesh in the car made me cringe numerous clich s packaged as female empowermentepetition disguised as concern the overuse of exclamation points and the incredibly awkward love scenes and I had no choice but to Učbenik življenja resort to skimmingIf I had toecommend this book to anyone it would be the newbies those looking to dip their toe in a contemporary Borka. Die Erlebnisse einer Wildgans romance for the first time oreaders who know what they Flashing Steel: Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordmanship re in for if you veead The Wedding Date which I have not nor will I My guess would be Collaborative Learning readers who freuent this genre with any consistency have alreadyead this story many times before hopefully a much better version Thank you to Berkley for providing a copy in exchange for my honest The Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism: The Age of Billy Graham and John Stott review DNF d at 65 percentHave you ever heard that story about the lion that was taxidermied by a man who had never seen a lion before That s what this book feels like As if the author knew what pieces made up aomance novel but having never seen or Das Haus auf meinen Schultern. read one before she was flummoxed as to how to put these pieces together She wrote the kissing scenes and there are people saying I love you but beyond that this doesn t feel like aomance The final An Uncompromising Generation: The Nazi Leadership of the Reich Security Main Office result is actually a terrifying facsimile that gets grotesue the closer you examine itThis book has been selected for Reese Witherspoon s book club meaning many people who don t usuallyead The Discovery of Slowness romance may be tempted to pick one up And this is what theye going to get This meandering unsexy mess That pisses me off so much Full disclosure I The Silk Road: A Journey from the High Pamirs and Ili Through Sinkiang and Kansu read The Wedding Date last year and didn t love it However that was the author s first book and I wanted to give her a fair chance before I wrote off her other work I wanted to see if after completing the writing publishing andeviewing process she had grown as a writer It seems that she has not This book is somehow worse than The Wedding Date 1 The writing The writing is bad both at the micro level and the macro level but this bullet will just focus on the actual prose This was the first line that had me worried Really That s fantastic I never would have thought a year ago that your friend Drew would be engaged There s nothing natural about that sentence Carlos knows Drew is his friend Why is Angela stating it out loud It s also just Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice really clunky I trip over it every time I try to say it Aeal person would say Really That s fantastic I never thought Drew would get engagedThis book feels like it was written by a teenage fanfic writer I mean no disrespect to teenage fanfic writers They write in their spare time and are solo operations This was supposedly written by a grown up professional and went through a fully staffed publishing house She hadn t uite expected them to be at the kiss hello stage yet but she liked kissing him so much she d take any excuse to kiss himHow many times do we need to say kiss in this sentence This is something an editor should have caught and it pisses me off that it made it to the final pageAlso the characters are constantly making witty observations that are in God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity A Priest Physicist Talks About Science, Sex, Politics, and Religion realityidiculous or nonsensical Oh God This was the kind of person who said all of your beautiful faces What had she gotten them into She saw Courtney and Dana exchanging glances Carlos Don't Wake Up rolled his eyes Drew was doing that we thing that couples always did Nik could tell by heregular breathing that she was Reduced running I don t know what s wrong with people who use the phrase all your beautiful faces or the word we when grammatically appropriate The author never explains why this stuff bugs the characters the observations are just dropped like turds in a pool That third uote is particularly egregious because not only is it stupid it s again badly written It could have easily beeneworked to Double Betrayal read Nik could tell Dana was out for aun but her friend was fit enough to hold a normal conversation at the same time Also if she s breathing normally at what I assume is at a esting ate how does she know she s The Magistrates' Court: An Introduction (Fifth Edition) running And is her friend the flippin T 1000 or something It doesn t make any sense I WANT TO PULL MY HAIR OUTOne thing I nearly forgot to mention is that this book freuently gaslights theeader Characters often efer to events that never happened or happened completely different than how they describe them For example Some friend you are But yes that s pretty much exactly what happened Except we weren t just with her we were with her and her two best friends It was me and four very angry women I was just grateful I got out of there alive Here Carlos is explaining to Drew what happened after he got Nik away from the stadium it doesn t need to be included because it s epetitive and adds nothing but ignore that for now We saw this scene Nik was embarrassed Her friends were concerned for her They did express anger at the boyfriend s actions but that was directed AT THE BOYFRIEND At the time Carlos was drinking and laughing about the situation with them Why is he describing things to Drew as if all the women were angry with him and he barely escaped their wrath FFS one of the women was his own sister This muddling of events occurs so many times Characters are constantly Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 reframing things that happen in the book and it causes you to doubt what you veead It s a frustrating experienceBeyond that there are many instances with inconsistent style names etc No one gave this a thorough edit and it s VERY obvious2 The characters I don t have much to say about the characters because there s not much there The characters are bland cardboard cut outs with no The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin real personalities If you were to ask me to describe any of them beyond their occupations or what they look like I d have nothing to tell you Actually I take that back for Courtney She is gratingly annoying and doesn t understand personal boundaries She s constantly asking Nik when she s gonna fuck Carlos It s gross and problematic Nik and Carlos are also surprisingly unsympathetic I didn t love Alexa or Drew from the last one I also barelyemember them because they too are nothing but flat stick figures pretending to be people but I didn t actively dislike them Update I ve The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity reread The Wedding Date since writing thiseview and No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History realized they are in fact the worst Alexa s got used cat litter for brains and Drew is a gross fuck boy All the characters in this series can go play in traffic Nik and Carlos go on constantly about how they don t want to be bothered with the other s personal life Carlos actively antagonizes one of Nik s friend while helping out with a stressful work emergency He also shares embarrassing stories about his teenage patients with Nik which I assume is in direct violation with HIPAA Nik s no betterThe one good thing about Fisher had been that all of his friends were so annoying that she d made fun of them to their faces constantly without them evenealizing it They Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 re both assholes and I don t think either of them deserve a happy endingAlso another example of the horrible writing in this book Annoying doesn t mean stupid Just because she finds her boyfriend s friends irritating doesn t mean she d be able to insult them to their faces without them noticing3 The plot THERE IS NO PLOT This book has no structure and it s frustrating as hell toead It s just a collection of boring pointless scenes that go nowhere The book gets it s title from the opening meet cute Nik is proposed to by her boyfriend Carlos witnesses it and whisks her away but then nothing Nothing of any conseuence happens They go out to eat they have sex they agonize over basic social interactions that normal adults would fi. Yfriend 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 fansAt the game with his sister Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's Berlayar di Pamor Badik rescue andushes her away from a camera crew He's even
This book s saving grace was its superb L. Munatius Plancus representation a black main character latino love interest black lesbian side character and fat Korean side characterOtherwise I wished I could love this book but it just wasn t at all what I was hoping it to be I m mainly frustrated with this book because it wasn t pitched at ALL as a seuel or companion to Jasmine s first book but literally half the book involves the two characters from her debut I waseally disappointed that I got 50% of the way into this before Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality realizing that Iteally should be marketed better as a companion novel because I feel like I lost out on half of the storyline My other major issue with this book is that the writing is just so basic From clich s to a emarkable lack of originality in descriptions I was just left wanting with every page The dialogue is corny a lot of the time and the inner monologue alongside it felt very immature and stunted Not just as a eader but from an editorial standpoint I think the writing needed tweaking ie the characters CONSTANTLY laugh at what the other says to the point where it s every other line the speaker tags should be variedAlso most of the sex scenes in this book are skipped over and the two that exist are so short and bland I was expecting a lot from a book marketed as The Pink Pearl romance Ieally wanted to Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe read Jasmine s first book but after those characters appeared in this book it would be too weird to go back in time and see them when theye not together If you liked Jasmine s first book then you ll probably enjoy this but I m just super let down that it was a seuel I didn t know about and I wasn t a fan of the writing style ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi review Deciding to spend your life together shouldn t be a surprise I loved The Wedding Date earlier this year and when I found out that this was going to star one of the side characters I knew I couldn tesist putting in an ARC Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela reuest This was a joy toead from the first page to the last Both of Jasmine s books have been so intelligently beautifully and masterfully crafted The Proposal is an ownvoices novel that follows a woman who is completely blindsided by a marriage proposal at Dodger Stadium Yet before the camera crews come in to make a terrible situation even worse she is saved by a stranger in the stands and his sister Nikole Paterson Black freelance journalist and the woman who just got surprise proposed to after only five months of dating her partner Carlos Ibarra Latino pediatrician the stranger in the stands that we already were introduced to in The Wedding Date And we get to see these two build a friendship and maybe something after everything went down at Dodger Stadium Neither one of them are at a point in their life where they are willing to start something new but they have each other s backs and prove that they are there for one another Don t get me wrong I love Nik and Carlos with my whole heart but Nik s friends almost stole the show for me in this novel Dana is an actress black and a lesbian and has the freakin cutest ff side Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction romance ever Like please I need a full length novelight this second And Courtney is a cupcake shop owner Asian and plus sized And I think I had a smile from ear to ear every time she was on the page Seriously Nik Dana and Courtney are the definition of friendship goals and it was a joy to Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception read But probably my favorite thing in this book were the seamlessly woven important themes There was also such a subtle yet loud message about how easy it is to notealize you are in an emotionally abusive Octavio's Journey relationship And sometimes you don t start toealize until you are completely secluded from your friends and family Yet it also shows that there always can be ways out even if you have to wait a while and that it is never too late once you Philosophy in Social Work realize when someone is being abusiveThere was also such a beautiful discussion about how important it is toeclaim your safety after you have been violated or felt that it was threatened Throughout this story we see Nik take those steps and it just meant a lot to me personally I also loved how she had friends helping along the way The Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story reason I did end up giving this four stars and not five was because I felt like Carlos acted a little uestionably at the end Trust me it pains me to say because I do love him so much Yet with the way he and Nik met you would think that he would understand how she wouldeact to a uicker epeat I m trying to be vague but his actions just left me side eyeing a little at the end and just dampened my enjoyment overall Yet I still loved this book and I think Jasmine Guillory is such an impressive author I can t wait to ead any and everything she writes The Organizing Power romance world just needs books like The Proposal and The Wedding Date I completelyecommend this one Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch The uote above was taken from an ARC and is subject to change upon publicationContent and trigger warnings for public humiliation Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs racist comments always in a negative light and challenged talk of past emotional abuse brief assault slap on the butt talk of past loss of a loved one brief mention of child abuse brief mention of past miscarriage and pregnancy complications Buddy Read with Lilly Stephanie Leigh I alsoead this for Contemporary a thon This was pretty disappointing I completely agree with Whitney s Lost Treasure review The only thing Ieally loved about this book was the diverse cast of characters The female main character is a POC there s a latino male love interest and a korean side character but that is all this book Victorian Fashions: A Pictorial Archive, 965 Illustrations really has going for itThe writing is terrible iteads like a bad fanfiction There are so many cliches in this story and both of the characters were annoying me Even their inner thoughts were immature and Jack and the Beanstalk: Ladybird First Favourite Tales read like thirteen year olds than adults I also don t like whenomances are written in third person it makes me feel so disconnected from what s happening I feel like all the characters in this book are so dramatic and over the top and there were just too many cringe y moments for me to enjoy this I Captain Corellis Mandolin really wanted to like this but thisomance was so cheesy and forgettable I need something when I need a Landscapes of the Chinese Soul romance Ieally enjoyed Jasmine Guillory s debut novel The Wedding Date so I was Landscapes of the Chinese Soul: The Enduring Presence of the Cultural Revolution really excited to get my hands on The Proposal which is an even stronger charming novel Nik is at a Dodgers game with her boyfriend of five months when he proposes to her on the Jumbotron but it s all bad He spells her name wrong She turns him down The thousands of people watching are judging her and then the handsome doctor Carlos Ibarra and his sister Angela swoop in to save the day hustling Nik out of the stadium and into a bar where her friends are waiting to help her lick her wounds This is such a warm engagingomance novel where we see Nik and Carlos start as friends and then become than friends and try to figure out if they can love and allow themselves to be loved while dealing with all manner of baggage There is so much to elate to and throughout the novel there is a sharp feminist edge Loved this one and you will too This was such a delight to ead I adored the diversity the humor and the portrayal of some Media, Mobilization and the Umbrella Movement reallyelevant yet tough topics These characters were all brand new to me but I m Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood really excited to go back to The Wedding Date and see how we meet a certain someone initially there Definitelyecommended Take me out to the ball game Take me out to the crowd Buy me some peanuts and propose to meMan bun doesn t know how to spell your name proposes at a Dodgers game 3 STRIKES YOUR OUT The opening scene to this book was epic something I ve always thought every time I ve watched one of those scoreboard proposals what happens if the girl says KNOW Well this book shows you exactly what happens to Nik after the very public proposal and can I just say if this were to happen to any of us I would certainly hope we d all have a Carlos in the stands to come to our Wie ich Brad Pitt entführte rescueA sweet fun love story about two people determined not to fall in love so after Carlos and his sisterescue Nik they head to a bar and meet up with Nik s Besties I have to say the Encyclopedia of Management Development Methods relationship between these three girls waseally the highlight of the story it was kind of Sex in the City on the West Coast I loved how there for one another they were how supportive how non judgemental and I loved how bourbon and cupcakes cured everything Looove strong female friendships in booksThe book perhaps was predictable but it is a The Heart of Coaching Supervision: Working with Reflection and Self-Care romance there is generally only one satisfying outcome for me what makes or breaks aomance is the characters and the chemistry this book was filled with wonderful characters including all the secondary characters both Nik and Carlos had wonderful friends and Carlos had an amazing family also loved all the food talk can t get enough cupcakes enchiladas tacos etc etc etc where this book fell a little short for me was in the chemistry I didn t always buy into the chemistry between Nik and Carlos but what I did believe was they had a very strong connection and friendship and truth be told that is what will get this fictional couple through the years My other little niggle was the Los Angeles stereotyping I grew up in the LA area and we all ate carbs especially Pizza Just saying Recommend when you are in the mood for a fun Romance filled with fabulous characters A huge thank you to Berkley for my copy of this book From a seasoned France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child romanceeader s perspective it s exciting to see the trend happening in the genre ight now with the introduction of diverse characters Berkley Publishing Group seems to be at the forefront with books like The Kiss uotient Good Luck With That The Wedding Date and Intercepted Love happens all around us encompassing people of all shapes sizes backgrounds colors and social status so why should fiction be any different The Propos. The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her ownWhen someone asks you to spend your life with him it shouldn't come as a surprise or happen in front of 45000 peopleWhen freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor bo.
Gure out in02 seconds they epeat This is exactly what happened in The Wedding Date and it drove me insane The baseball proposal cannot make up the entirety of the story and a Blood Orange romance should have action beyond the two leads making kissy faces at each other What if after the proposal Nik and Carlos agree to enter a fakeelationship to help Trial by Fire (All We Hold Dear (Sequel) Book 2) recover theireputations Nik is freelance writer and probably brands herself on social media The fake A Sudden Dawn relationship could turn into aeal one and that would provide the conflict for the storyOr what if Fisher her spurned boyfriend didn t just drop from the story completely Maybe he attempts to sabotage Nik or Carlos and the two of them grow closer while trying to figure out how to catch him in the act LITERALLY ANYTHING happening would have been better than what we got The missing structure also accounts for all the epetition in the story We ead as these characters go out to eat four or five times Angela bugs her brother about seeing a doctor four of five times Hell entire conversations are Dziewczynka repeated multiple time throughout the book I searched on Kindle and the uestion How s Jessie doing is asked FIVE times with no apparent progress or impact to the story Jessie is one of Carlos sisters and her only defining feature is that she has preeclampsia What fun I don t want toead about two assholes anking tacos for an entire chapter It s boring Try and utilize a little creativity and add some basic conflict to this storyAnd 4 the omance LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL what omance This story is as omantic as the Federal tax code They meet when Carlos for easons we e not told about decides he has to save Nik from her embarrassing spectacle at the stadium They text back and forth for a bit afteward have dinner comment about how HAWT the other is and then VERY suddenly decide they want to jump each other s bones There s no lead up to it There s no sense of attraction or chemistry It honestly feels like that Now kiss meme someone just shoving two characters faces together because they want to see the sexy timesThe sex scenes Bayou Country Bloodsport range from awkward to non descript to downright weird A grown woman nearly shits herself in happiness because a man puts his hand on her shoulder Once the actual sex happens wee not told how either of them feels about it There s no yearning no passion no sensuality of any type The characters spout off some tired sexy banter before shoving tab A into slot B if we e even told that much It s actually eally off putting And OMG they make the same stupid joke about how hard they ve exercised nearly EVERY time they have sex It s a stupid enough joke to say once Repeating it makes me cringe so hard I crampIf an author doesn t want to include sex scenes in a book that s fine If that s the case however you ve got to give them some way to connect some form of intimacy beyond sex These two have no eal emotional ties to the other Nik doesn t even want to be bothered with meeting Carlos best friend The bad writing plus their non existent characterization means I have no investment in this omanceI could go on and on but I ve wasted enough time on this book I will not be Esperanza renace reading any by Jasmine Guillory Cute cute cuteIn The Wedding Date we meet Carlos Ibarra the fun and supportive best friend of Dr Drew Nichols Weeally get to know him on the day that he helps Dr Drew by picking Alexa up at the airport At the time I was eading that I thought to myself this Carlos seems like uite a catchpun intendedIn this novel Carlos is now the leading man and I certainly wasn t wrong about himWhen Carlos watches a botched proposal made to Nikole Paterson on the jumbotron at a Dodgers game he feels so bad This poor girl is obviously having a super embarrassing moment yet the paparazzi are out in full force In order to escue her Carlos swoops in and pretends to be a long lost friend escorting Nik out of the stadium and away from prying eyes He offers her a American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: George Ohr, Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthe ride home and subseuently ends up bringing her to a bar to meet up with her friendsNik and Carloseally hit it off and the sweetest little friendship develops But is than friendship in the cards for them They both swear they are not looking for but then things get physicalThroughout this story we get a lot of Carlos and Nik s lives apart from one another Carlos spends a lot of his time taking care of the women in his family He feels an obligation to help them all so muchWe also get to learn about Nik s super tight friend group and the truly supportive circle that provides her withOne plot point I eally enjoyed was Nik and her friend group attending a women s boxing class in order to learn how to protect themselves It was a way of eclaiming her power after she was emotionally traumatized by her ex and his horrible proposal In the aftermath of that Nik Sitzungs-Berichte Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde Zu Berlin: Jahrgang 1893 (Classic Reprint) really struggled with feeling safe She is such a private person and to have her life exposed waseally hard for her I appreciated this and take boxing classes so know how empowering they can beI would say in comparison to The Wedding Date this one differed by offering the From Muslim to Christian Granada reader insight into our protagonists lives away from one another They both hadeally strong support systems and that was efreshing to seeOverall I thought this was eally sweet Although it didn t have as much drama or steamy moments as the first book it was still a very fun Resonance of Suffering: Countertransference in Non-Neurotic Structures read I would definitelyecommend this to people looking for an easy weekend eadI am very much looking forward to starting the next companion book in this series The Wedding Party 45 starsFreelance writer Nikole Paterson is spending a beautiful weekend day at a Dodgers game with Fisher the guy she has been dating for the past few months and a bunch of his friends She didn t have anything against baseball exactly It was just that she d ather be spending this beautiful spring day at home with her laptop and a glass of bourbon on the Domesticating Drink: Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940 rocks than outside at a baseball stadium with a warm beer But when the hot dude you were sleeping with wanted to go to a Dodgers game for his birthday you sucked it up and went along with him and his brosThe game takes an unexpected turn when Fisher surprises her with a marriage proposal on the Jumbotron in front of the entire stadium It isn t fake surprise with which Nikeacts to this proposal it s utter disbelief Plus he spelled her first name wrong She and Fisher haven t even said they love each other and she doesn t love him much less discuss marriage But there Fisher is on one knee in the middle of the stadium holding a princess Lord Byron at Harrow School: Speaking Out, Talking Back, Acting Up, Bowing Out ring She has no choice but to turn him down disappointing the entire crowd not to mentionaising the ire of Fisher and his brosOf course she wants to crawl into a hole and hide but there she is still in her seat as the game goes on When the camera crew starts to descend upon her a guy watching the action from a few Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Education and Technology rows up takes pity on her and he and his sister extricate Nik from the imminent media feeding frenzy and spirit her out of the stadium to theelative safety of her best friendsIt turns out Carlos is a pediatrician and a damned sexy one on top of that not that Nik noticed Well that much But Carlos also spends a lot of his life protecting and caring for his widowed mother his sister and the other women in his family so the Sisi: Empress on Her Own rescueole comes easy for him However Nikole s beauty isn t lost on him but he knows better than to let on that he s even emotely attracted to herIf she had to pick a strange man to escue her at least it was one who was outraged by the The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity right thingsIn the days and weeks following the proposal fiasco Nik finds herself leaning on Carlos and and she can t get him out of her head Her friends keep encouraging her to have aebound The Life of Samuel Johnson romance with the sexy doctor but she isn t sure she needs the complications For his part Carlos can t stop thinking of Nik either and isn t sure exactly what she wants from him but he knows what he d like from herWhen the sparks between them finally ignite they agree that all either of them wants is something casual They enjoy each other s company great food and pretty hot sex Beyond that they have an easy comforting companionship and each provides the other with the support and encouragement they need It s the perfect situation nothing serious just fun and lots of terrific sexYou can probably guess how theest of the book will unfold and you d probably be mostly ight But even predicting what will happen and I wasn t 100 percent ight as I expected a little melodrama didn t take away from the appeal of The Proposal As she did with her first book The Wedding Date see my A Wizard in Love review Jasmine Guillory hooked me from the very first page Her characters may have some flaws but theye just so charming so much fun the kind of people I d probably hate in eal life but inexplicably love eading aboutThis year has brought many pleasant literary surprises and chief among them is how much I ve come to like so called chick lit or women s fiction These books have been the perfect foil after too many emotionally laden or intellectually exhausting books and they ve helped bring balance after I start looking at everyone suspiciously because I ve Tigers in Normandy read too many thrillers and crime novels at onceI find the term chick lit a bit denigrating as if the authors writing in this genre don t deserve the sameespect as writers of general fiction The fact is much like the young adult genre there are some terrific talented writers out there worthy of notice and Presidential Secrecy and the Law renown This year I ve become a huge fan of writers like Guillory Christina Lauren and Taylor Jenkins ReidI ve said on than one occasion like 100 occasions that I m a gigantic sap I m so glad there are books like The Proposal which are funeads that also appeal to the sappy part of me Now I have to wait until July 2019 for Guillory s next bookSee all of my eviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotco. Here 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 ebound with him filled with food fun and fantastic sex But when their glorified hookups start breaking the ules one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brake.
Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room a cake recipe for every occasion and upwards of 50 lipsticks