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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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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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Why I love it

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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Member ratings (8,374)

  • Brandi H.

    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!❤️

  • Allyson H.

    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!

  • Samantha K.

    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!

  • Janine D.


    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.

  • Bekha E.

    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.