The Proposal

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 09 Nov 2018

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I so enjoyed Jasmine Guillory´s second book.   I am not typically a romance reader, but I  wanted to support her because we went to the same college and she is so likeable on social media.  I enjoyed this just as much if not more than the Wedding Date.  It is like a rom-com movie on your page.
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I wanted to love this book the same way I loved The Wedding Date, but I didn't connect the way I'd hoped. I really liked the premise and the characters, I just found myself skimming, hoping things would pick up. It was just ok and I wanted more. But im so excited for The Wedding Party. This was was just a bit lackluster.
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The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory Book Review
A public display of affection gone terribly awry. Enter, one of my favorite characters from The Wedding Date, Carlos, to help Nik in her time of need. 

Romance - Yay or Nay?
I'm still a bit new to the romance game. This means I'm figuring out what I really love about the genre & what is not for me. I think The Proposal is a great place to start for people who are NOT really into romance. Yes, there's a love story here, but it's not over the top. Also, there's not a ton of steamy sex. Some of us like that sort of thing, but others don't. The Proposal is more what I used to call chick lit & I'd be happy to recommend this to anyone looking for a light-hearted & enjoyable read. 

Jasmine Guillory Makes Me Hungry
Similar to The Wedding Date, The Proposal has so much food. I'm finding I love stories where food plays a central role.  Tacos, ice cream, enchiladas - give it to me! 

I also love that this story centers around Nik & she is NOT LOOKING TO GET MARRIED. Heck yes! She even tells Carlos he is a rebound. I'm all for women making their wishes & desires known to the man they are involved in. Thank you, Jasmine! 

THE VERDICT
I am Really Into This book. The Proposal is a great romance that's not too steamy. I loved meeting Carlos's family. He is such a fantastic character, I hope we see more of him in Jasmine's writing. It was so fun getting to know Nik & the ending gave me all the feels in a sparkly, wide-eyed kind of way. 

Special thanks to Jasmine Guillory, Berkley Publishing & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.
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Everyone has raving for so long about The Wedding Date, the author’s first book, which made me have such high expectations for The Proposal.. That's probably why this one turned out to be a mild disappointment.

This had a very strong start, but then got a bit slower and the romance wasn’t as swoon-worthy as I thought it would be. I also think I would have benefited more from reading The Wedding Date before this because the characters from that one made a cameo and I had no idea who they were. I would have probably appreciated those snippets more if I knew them.

Also, the ending was a bit annoying to me, I thought Carlos’ behavior wasn’t excusable no matter what, he acted like an ass and then pretended to be the hurt one. Nope. Not in this house. I wish I could be less vague with you guys, but that would be a spoiler.

I did love the friendships in this one, though, they warmed my heart!
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This book was absolutely delightful! I enjoyed Jasmine Guillory's first book but this one was even better. The characters were well-formed, the banter lively, and the story heartwarming and funny. Loved it from beginning to end!
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I was a fan of The Wedding Date, so I was really looking forward to this author's latest. However, it was a bit disappointing. I really liked the main characters and the opening was fantastic. Unfortunately, that was the most conflict and drama the entire book had to offer. The love story was nice, but it was way too normal. After the first chapter, not much happens. They go on a few dates, they spend time together, their relationship progresses. There's a smidge of drama when feelings get in the way, but it lasts for maybe 10-15 pages. The ending is very anti-climactic. Overall, the story was sweet but lacked passionate dm excitement.
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Loved this book. I loved that it was a companion to the first and that her characters continue to feel real.
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Amazing story! Such a sweet read. really enjoyed it! Great read for anyone looking to find a great one to curl up with!
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3 1/2 Stars

Much like The Wedding Date, I liked this one. I wasn't *in love* with the book, but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless. It had its cute moments, and I really enjoyed the friendship portrayed.
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I didn't think anything could be as good as the Wedding Date and I was wrong!! The Proposal was so much more than I expected. I love the characters and the storyline. I laughed along with them and was hooked right from the first word. I'm a fan of Jasmine's and will always be!
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I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! I am so happy Jasmine decided to give Carlos his own story because I was obsessed with him in The Wedding Date. I tore through this book, laughing and swooning the entire time. I LOVE that this took place in L.A. and that there were some cultural aspects thrown in (of my people, yay #latinx). Highly recommend this. I need this to be a film, pronto.

Disclosure: I received an eARC from the publisher but opinions are entirely my own (duh).
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Stronger in a lot of ways than Guillory's debut, The Proposal offers readers a sweet, smart romance between two characters who both have fully-realized lives and careers. There's less sex here than in The Wedding Date, which might be a disappointment to some readers, but the book offers a great deal of humor, heart, and entertainment. The romance offers readers plenty to sink their teeth into, including two people trying to figure out how to love and be loved while juggling their own baggage. 

A great addition to the romance genre, featuring diverse characters, a lovely feminist edge, and plenty of warm-fuzzies, too.
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I tried really hard with this book, but just could not get into it. I won't be writing a full review because I didn't finish the story. I also wouldn't be rating it, except that this interface is making me do that.  

I loved THE WEDDING DATE and I was so excited about Carlos' story. But for some reason I just did not click with these characters. I am still excited about this author and will for sure be looking for what she writes next. But I am moving on from this one. Thank you so much for giving me the chance to read this book!
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Jasmine Guillory's The Proposal is a humorous look at relationships, family, and love when a young women's humiliation at a baseball game becomes a journey in self-discovery when her new boyfriend's very public proposal sends her inadvertently into the arms of a new man. A friendship becomes more when this couple looks deep inside themselves as family, friends, and private fears struggle to help and hinder. Guillory's strong voice, witty scenarios, and ability to draw the reader into her stories make The Proposal an enjoyable read.
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I recommend this book in a blog post on Modern Mrs Darcy called "24 much-anticipated new titles to add to your fall To Be Read list", plus numerous times on the What Should I Read Next podcast.
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Nikole heads out for a fun afternoon of watching a Dodgers game with her boyfriend of five months, but at the stadium, he shocks her with a Jumbotron proposal. Turning it down isn’t the hard part for Nikole—this dude’s so not a keeper, but getting out of the stadium when thousands of people are MAD AT YOU is. Cue cute doc Carlos to the rescue! Guillory (writer of The Wedding Date) is back with another romcom that will have you smiling from ear to ear.

https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/must-read-books-of-2019.html
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This book continues the fun romp of the series in a delightful way. The characters jump off the page, and any reader can pick this up for a light-hearted fun read.
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These characters are great! I loved the storyline. I enjoyed the secondary characters. My only complaint was there could have been more sex scenes.
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In The Proposal, Nikole Peterson gets proposed to on TV at an LA Dodgers baseball game. She didn’t even want to be there and she definitely doesn’t want to marry the guy who’s proposing. Carlos (sidekick in the romance The Wedding Date by the same author) and his sister are also at the game and decide to rescue the poor girl before she can be interviewed by every news outlet available. Cue the music. Even though neither Nik or Carlos wants a serious relationship they end up getting one anyway. I’m also pleased to see that there’s a book 3 coming out as well with connecting characters. These books are great semi spicy, but not embarrassing, romances.
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This is another home run by Jasmine Guillory! I loved the Wedding Date and I equally love The Proposal.

Carlos is back and you meet Nikole. Who well..is apart of a publicity stunt and left to deal with the humiliation that is left behind. Carlos came to the rescue and swept Nikole off her feet.

It’s a super cute story and Drew and Alexa make an appearance.

There are so many food references and I really get the vibe that Jasmine loves food.

This book comes out September 4!

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy.

4 star out of 5.
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