Monday, December 21, 2020

Review: Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

Title: Proposal

Author: Jasmine Guillory

Year Published: 2018

Category: Adult fiction (romance)
Pages: 352
Rating: 4 out of 5

Location (my 2020 Google Reading map)USA (CA)

FTC Disclosure: The author gave me a copy of this book for an honest review.

Summary (from the inside flap of the book): 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: We're 10 days from the end of 2020 and I wanted a fun fast read so reached for this novel and it didn't disappoint. I have only read Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory, which I really enjoyed.

The best thing about these books is that you are pretty much guaranteed a happy ending where two people meet in cute circumstances, they like each other, there's a little trauma in the middle, but in the end, they end up together. I like the predictability, especially during this pandemic where life seems so not predictable.

Guillory writes characters in whose lives I enjoy being. They are smart, ethnically diverse, some have great jobs while others struggle a bit (like real life), and they are honest about their feelings. They also tend to have good relationships with their family and friends, which I adore. These novels are comfort books. 

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