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The Proposal | [Katie Ashley]

The Proposal

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Katie Ashley (P)2013 Tantor

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    laurie eller the South 05-28-13
    laurie eller the South 05-28-13 Member Since 2007

    i live in the kentucky bluegrass and enjoy coffee in the morning while listening to a great book.

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    "didn't care for the narrator."

    i loved this book when i read it on my kindle, but the audio was just not the greatest. the voices for some of the females were far too shrill for my liking, bordering on obnoxious or valley-girl and the voice for aiden--well, i just didn't like it at all.

    the problem might be that when i read the book, their voices were already in my head in a certain way. you know how that is, and then when i listened to it, well, it was just flat. didn't like it at all. so maybe it's my fault. i don't know. either way, i loved the book, but not the narrator.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    miz LC smalltown usa 06-11-13
    miz LC smalltown usa 06-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    What disappointed you about The Proposal?

    did not like the hero - especially in the beginning of the book. He was a selfish jerk. Also would have been nice to have the characters history/back story in more depth at the beginning chapter of the book - instead of a short blip of his tragedy.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Katie Ashley again?

    maybe


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    not really


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    nicole HAGERSTOWN, MD, United States 05-16-13
    nicole HAGERSTOWN, MD, United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Dear author..."
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    Dear Author,
    Let me introduce you to a thesaurus, see its a book the has many options for expressing words. Synonyms for "giggle" would be titter, laugh, chuckle...
    Sincerely,
    Concerned Reader

    Other than my upset that the author wrote about a 30 year old woman who can only express joy by giggling. This was a good story.
    *giggle

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    shannon WILSON, NC, United States 07-21-13
    shannon WILSON, NC, United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "What a waste, don't bother."
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    I feel that I wasted money on this book. I can't even finish this one. It is soooooo boring! I can't bring myself to listen to anymore of it. I wouldn't recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 01-25-14
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 01-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Mediocre at best"

    Well I was hoping that the book would pick up with a bit more drama but it fell a little flat. I still love the narrator but the book lack drama. I did not get the chemistry between Emma and Dr. Alpesh "Pesh" Nadeen. It is really unbelievable that a doctor would date a) patient and b) a very pregnant one at that. It kind of ruined the book for me. I like that Aidan did not automatically become flowers and sunshine kind of guy but the story needed more drama. I feel like the book had potential to get better but fell flat for me. The author tried to put some drama with the grandparents and family friends, but it felt out of place. I would have liked to save my credit. Oh well some are hits and others are a miss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa Smalltown,AL 04-30-13
    Leesa Smalltown,AL 04-30-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "At least it’s finished"

    I loved the first book in this series. I just couldn’t wait until this one came out. It just wasn’t what I was expecting. I was hoping for more drama. I thought Aidan and Emma would go through more “stuff” but it was more like a lukewarm bath. I just needed MORE. Well we can’t have it all. I just wish I’d saved my credit for something more exciting. There’s not much in this one to get excited about and it could be done by adding a few chapters to the end of the first book instead of having another book. Oh well.

    So, in my opinion I’d save my credit for a better book.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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