Review: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

Recently, I saw on Instagram that Reese Witherspoon does a book club where she recommends one book a month to read. After looking back at some of her previous picks (One Day in December, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and Little Fires Everywhere are among them), I decided to start following her suggestions. The Proposal is the January 2019 pick, and I couldn’t be happier to start my book club experience with a self described romantic comedy book. While The Proposal is nothing groundbreaking, it is a fun and light read with a strong female lead.

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…

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