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The Proposal (Wedding Date #2) by Jasmine Guillory
My Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥½
325 Pages | Published: October 30, 2018 by Berkley Books
Book Jacket Synopsis
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 own…
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…
Review & Thoughts
Themes, Elements & Review Notes: This is the story of Nick and Carlos that all started with a really embarrassing public display of affection at a baseball game! I really enjoyed this audiobook and thought it was even better than the first one.
The story was filled with thoughtful characters, interlaced with serious topics, and had a steamy romance for good measure. It made me laugh and I found myself really enjoying the story and the relationships throughout. I loved the women’s gym and the friend’s bakery and especially loved the scene with the kitchen. No spoilers here, just trust me you’ll want to read it if you enjoy (slightly steamy) romance novels!
Important theme: The importance of having a supportive family and supportive friends. Taking care of yourself by being healthy. Overcoming past relationship troubles to allow yourself to be open to love.
My tip: Start with book one and work your way into this series, it’s sure to spark your love of romance and delicious food!
In a Nutshell: The Proposal is a great pick for (slightly steamy) romance lovers and those that enjoy books in a series. (It’s #2 of 5 books)
Book Format & Source: Audiobook borrowed for free on the Libby app
About Jasmine Guillory
Author Bio from Amazon: Jasmine Guillory is the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party, Royal Holiday, and Party of Two. Her work has appeared in in O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.
Visit the author’s website: https://www.jasmineguillory.com/
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