Book Review – The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

Title: The Proposal (The Wedding Date #2)

Author: Jasmine Guillory

Publisher: Berkley

Publication date: October 30th, 2018

325 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn’t turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own…

When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn’t come as a surprise–or happen in front of 45,000 people.

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…


“Good God, sometimes it felt like all of society was complicit in trying to make life harder for women.”

Jasmine Guillory, The Proposal

Back with another Guillory review! The Proposal follows Carlos from The Wedding Date, Drew’s best friend. Carlos is at a baseball game when the poor woman a few rows ahead of him gets a surprise proposal – that she rejects. Carlos swoops in to save the woman from the cameras looking to make the story bigger. Nik definitely needs the saving from rejecting her actor hook up of 5 months in public, much to his dismay. Dinner afterwards grows into other dinners and hang outs until the two, who had no plan on being in a relationship, blur the lines they set forth.

Okay, Carlos and Nik were just as compelling as Alexa and Drew. Nik is strong and independent, and continues the theme of black FMC’s and when she meets Alexa there is a great moment as they relate to each other. There were times I wanted to shake the two of them for not seeing their relationship was moving further than they had originally planned and just to give it up already. But it led to a very satisfying ending so I was very pleased with the second installment of this series.

Another win in my book for Guillory.

Happy reading, folks!

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