If you have not read the Proposition yet stop reading this review now! There are spoilers about The Proposition.
The Proposal picks up almost right where we left off in The Proposition. Emma has walked away from Aidan after catching him with another woman and is trying to move on with her life. She is heart broken that Aidan attempted to have sex with another woman on the day her ultra sound was scheduled, but is determined to move on without him. Aidan knows he fucked up, he wants Emma and the baby in his life and has tried relentlessly to win her back.
Emma is with Patrick, Aidan’s father, when he has chest pains and is rushed to the hospital. While waiting at the hospital, she meets Patrick’s doctor, Dr. Alpesh Nadeen.
Pesh is attracted to Emma and wants to get to know her. He doesn’t care if she’s pregnant with Aidan’s baby; he just knows that she is something special and wants a chance. Emma is on bed-rest due to early labor and is forced to stay with Aidan because she can’t be left alone. She isn’t going to cut the baby from Aidan’s family, she is close to them and loves them all. She is especially close with Patrick.
Even though Emma is staying at Aiden’s house, Pesh still arranges to visit her. Will Emma move on from Aiden and begin a relationship with Pesh? Or will Aidan be able to win her back and prove that he does love her and only wants to be with her, and no one else?
OMG I could not wait for this book to come out! When I finished The Propositio,n I think I screamed, threw a tantrum (even putting my 18 month old to shame), and used every curse word in a variety of creative combinations to show how upset I was at the cliffhanger! really enjoyed how Ms. Ashley picked the story right back up, like she didn’t miss a beat!
I felt both Emma and Aidan’s pain. Emma loved Aidan so much and when he betrayed her like he did, I honestly didn’t think they could move on from it. Personally, if I had caught my man with someone else I wouldn’t have been as calm, and he sure as hell would have needed multiple ice packs for his balls, but that’s just me. Aidan did what any male who knows they fucked up should do; he begged, pleaded, sent flowers, sent gifts, took care of Emma when she was on bedrest, and worked to earn her back. Oh boy, for a second there I thought he was going to commit murder when Emma was around Pesh. I have give it up to Aidan though, he never gave up and I love that he didn’t.
I love how Emma made Aidan work to earn her forgiveness and for a place in the baby’s life. With Pesh in the picture, will Emma go with the safe relationship with Pesh, or will she go back to Aidan, the one who has her heart?
I loved Casey’s names for Aidan, some of them are now in my vocabulary. Can you say twatwaffle and douchenozzle? LOVE THEM! Seriously she was like a pit bull when it came to how she felt about Aidan being back in the picture. But that’s what a best friend is for, right? Well, that and ball shots with purses.
I honestly devoured this book in a day, it was that good! Katie Ashley is now in my top ten must read authors. The Proposal was worth the wait and in my opinion, is the perfect ending for this love story.
What is it that you like best about Uncle Aidan?
Is there anything that you don’t like about him? I promise not to tell. 🙂
Percy, your Uncle Aidan is a swimmer. Do you like to swim? Would you want to be a swimmer, too?
Georgie, can you tell me three fun things you like to do with your Uncle?
What do you all think of Emma? Is she pretty? Do you want her to be your Aunt one day?
Do you think your Uncle Aiden loves her?
How do you feel about having a new baby cousin on the way? Are you going to help with the baby? Feeding, clothing…and changing diapers? 😉