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The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

The Proposal

by Jasmine Guillory

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A no-strings-attached fling threatens to turn serious in this clever romp that begins where most rom-coms end—with a proposal.

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Why I love it

Helen Hoang
Author, The Kiss Quotient

One of my favorite things about Jasmine Guillory is that she writes heroines I admire—passionate, responsible, diverse women whom I aspire to be—and she delivers yet again in The Proposal. Nikole Paterson is the perfect combination of accomplished and vulnerable, a star you’ll love rooting for in this sweet, smart, home run of a read.

The setup is classic rom-com: After a very public, very unexpected, and very unwanted proposal on the Jumbotron at the Dodgers’ game, Nik, freelance writer, is rescued from further public humiliation by Carlos Ibarra, gorgeous pediatrician. He is her rebound, and she is his no-strings-attached relationship. But what starts as a fling threatens to evolve into so much more as they navigate mutual attraction, steamy hookups, family drama, personal insecurities, and enchiladas (let’s just say that I will never look at sour cream the same way again).

This is a lighthearted romance, full of humor and heat, but themes of empowerment and resilience give the book a dash of complexity as well. Be prepared to laugh, smile, and sigh with contentment. And then order from your favorite Mexican restaurant.

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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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Get an early look from the first pages of Jasmine Guillory's The Proposal.

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  • Lagrange, OH

    This book was so good!! I read the whole thing in a day, I couldn’t put it down. I just love how Jasmine Guillory was able to establish Carlos and Niks personality’s so well. They were both so witty!❤️

  • Grand Forks, ND

    So many emotions reading this book! I couldn’t even read it with anyone else in the room b/c I was either laughing out loud, crying actual tears, or shouting “Amen!” Such a fun read. Highly recommend!

  • Littleton, CO

    Hilarious, light-hearted and perfect for a fast read! If you’re a stressed out lady who just needs something funny and a break from the more “dramatic” books you usually read this is a great read!


    This book is out of my normal genre but decided to give it a try. I loved it!! It was a nice easy, flowing story. The characters captured me from page one. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

  • Montclair, NJ

    I loved this cute romance! It's very funny and witty, and the characters felt very real. I relate to Nik so much! This book was lighthearted yet grounded, and it was so well written. Highly recommend!

  • Claremont, CA

    I loved this book. It was an easy read, but it wasn't your typical romance. It was funny, featured a strong independent black woman as the lead, and was super sexy. Great read w/ wonderful characters!

  • Sherman Oaks, CA

    I loved this book! Since Wedding Date, Carlos has always captured a bit of my heart... i am so glad to read a book all about him and his deliciousness! Cannot wait to read another of Jasmine’s books

  • Oakland , CA

    It was so empowering as a Latina to read a novel where an interracial love story is given the attention it deserves. Thank you so much Jasmine! PS I recently moved to Oakland from NYC! Am loving it :)

  • Saint Joseph, MO

    I loved the diversity of the characters in this book. Most romances I’ve read have had the same boy meets girl plot. This romance was so different! I couldn’t put it down!! I loved the characters.

  • FPO, AE

    I loved this diverse, clever contemporary romance. The two main characters, Nik and Carlos, were adorable together, and the side characters shined. I'm a fan of the sappy romance, so this was perfect!

  • Chicago, IL

    Jasmine Guillory's "Wedding Date" series have become my favorite books in 2020. Her skills for writing breezy romance and creating complex characters are equally matched and make for a satisfying read

  • Philadelphia, PA

    This story reminded me of my affection for love stories. At first, the story started off slow, but, when I recovered the book two years later, I decided to give it a chance. It was a great love story.

  • Ballwin, MO

    Such a sweet & sassy romance. I related with the Independent & feminist female narrator & fell in love with the kind and confident (read: cocky) male narrator & wanted a chance to have at him myself!

  • Yelm, WA

    This was a fun read. I loved how it started with a proposal. I really enjoyed the humanity of the brother and sister that came to her rescue. I cheered them on as a couple. I could not put it down.

  • Nashville, TN

    This book is about much more than a love story. The main character transforms into the independent and self-loving version of herself, and shows us that loving yourself first is key. Fantastic read.

  • Elgin, IL

    Loved this book! It caught my interests on the first page and kept it the whole book. It was a super quick read. I enjoyed every minute of it. Its light hearted but still pulls on your heart strings.

  • Benton, AR

    It was a really great story! I liked the guy way more than the girl though! There were moments where I had wished I could help the story move faster. I will definitely read more books by this author.

  • Bryan, TX

    I loved this book!! It took me almost finishing it to realize that it had a first book, and then to realize that I had already read The Wedding Date. So read both, you will not regret the cuteness!!!

  • Carrollton, TX

    I loved it. I loved the representation of multiple cultures sewed together with a blind hem stitch so effortlessly. Friendship, birth of baby, love, business and starting anew by letting go of past

  • Tulsa, OK

    i fell in love with this series from this book. i read this first and then later started at the first book and reread this later. the proposal kinda opened my eyes to the contemporary romance genre!

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