Review of The Proposition by Katie Ashley

Posted November 7, 2012 by Holly in Reviews / 2 Comments

 From Amazon:
 With her thirtieth birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armor yet to appear. She’s running out of options, especially after her gay best friend backs out from being her sperm donor. Of course, there’s always a sperm bank, but Emma fears a donor mix-up might impregnate her with the spawn of Satan.

Resident company womanizer, Aidan Fitzgerald, is used to always getting what he wants, especially in the bedroom. When Emma spurns his advances at the company Christmas party, he’s determined to have her no matter what it takes. After Aidan learns of Emma’s predicament, he is quick to offer a proposition that will benefit them both. He will father Emma’s child, but she must conceive it with him naturally. Not one for hook-ups or casual sex, Emma is reluctant to take him up on his offer, but his charm, coupled with her intense desire for motherhood, wins out.

Soon their baby-making sessions become more than just physical. Aidan can’t seem to walk away from her while Emma begins to wonder if Aidan could be the one. But can Aidan leave his past behind to become the man Emma needs him to be?

 My Review:
 (I received a copy from Katie to read and review)

Independent, smart, strong willed Emma is almost 30 and wants nothing more than to have a baby of her own but after her gay best friend backs out of helping her and with her mistrust of sperm banks she feels like her dream of motherhood will never happen (I have that same feeling)

Emma has it in her mind there will be this horrible mix- up where her choice of a prime donors sample was swapped with some serial killers
(Which I totally get by the way, I have the same fear, I like to be 100% sure of what Im getting; its not like Bath & Body Works where you can buy a lotion, keep it in a drawer for nine months and when you finally go to use it you discover its not what its supposed to be so you go and exchange itIm pretty sure sperm banks have an all sales final kind of policy lol.)
Now enter Aiden, the cocky womanizing, insanely good looking VPafter Aiden interrupts a fight between Emma & her GBF (gay best friend) he invites her out for drinks where during a moment of vulnerability Emma tells him about her dream of motherhood and her fear of it never happening
Have you ever wanted something so bad you think youd die if you didnt have it? That the mere thought of it keeps you up at night. You can’t sleep, you cant eat, you cant drink. You are so consumed by that desire nothing else matters, and youre not sure life is worth living if you can’t have it.”
Now keep in mind Aiden wants in Emmas pants more than anything since she turned him down at the company Christmas partyso of course the wheels are turning in his head and he comes up with a win-winHELL father Emmas child that way he finally gets in her pants and she gets her baby (Can I find an Aiden please?!?!)
Love love love the concept! For years I’ve said if I didn’t have kids by 35 I’d go the donor route and it’s nice to see I’m not crazy in my thinking.

The writing was great, the characters were fantastic and not just our main ones, Emma’s best friends Casey and Connor were the ultimate best friends! Emma & Aidens chemistry was undeniable, and honestly I dont know how they didnt ignite the sheets when they were baby making, they were THAT hot!  I really liked getting to see the two of them attempt a real relationship until Aiden (who likens marriage & fatherhood to being choked) pulls the douchebaggiest of moves which had me yelling and my heart pounding anxious of what was going to happen between him and Emma and then Katie had to go and end itfinalthe end. 
She left tooooo much story and not enough pages!


But I guess that
s a good thing because theres a sequel in the works. The Proposal is due in January and I will DEFINITELY be getting that. I NEED it. I WANT it. I gotta HAVE it. I need to know  how my Emma, Aiden and baby end up 

 The Proposition gets a solid


 To purchase on Amazon:

To purchase at Barnes & Noble:

Find out more about Katie here:


About Holly

I'm a born and raised Jersey girl (not as seen on TV) who loves escaping in books. I Google everything and I hate rain. I have a deep love for Starbucks, shopping, and HEAs. Stay as long as you'd like. Stalking is highly encouraged :-)


2 responses to “Review of The Proposition by Katie Ashley