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review 2018-07-25 13:48
*deep long sigh... and another half-assed HEA crossed from my list
An Intriguing Proposition - Sydney Jane Baily

First and foremost, I am not familiar with the work of Sydney Jane Baily. I have never read any of her books and this is the first time I have heard of her. I stumbled onto this prequel on InstaFreebie and I gave it a fair chance. 


This book is a prequel to The Defiant Hearts series and it is not a full length novel, it has 98 pages and only comes in ebook format. 


To keep things nice and short, here's my honest opinion about An Intriguing Proposition.


This book skips on the worldbuilding and any character development. It throws you in the midst of a story that deserves a whole prequel of its own. Irony is that this is a damn prequel. We only get the basics of a plot, if I can even call it that, that is summed into a few sentences. The rest of the story is an unbelievable mess of the most idiotic coincidences and stupid people who think they are in love because they saw each other once in a bank and exchanged a few words. 


I am not going to dwell too much on all the bad things, and trust me there's a whole damn list of them, but I am going to mention a few good things. I liked the setting of a story and in its very essence, the idea of the story. The final product did not turn out well but I give credit for the idea alone and a few quirky lines of dialogue that made me smile, well, I had a hint of a smile on my face at the very least.


I honestly hope that this book does not reflect on the rest of this series nor on the author's work in general. I am of the opinion that everyone deserves a second chance so I will most likely give this author one more chance if I come across one of her books. But it has to be said that people with a sharp mind, good wit and even mediocre intelligence will probably not like this book because even on the lower HEA standards this is not a success.


If anyone happens to know if any of the author's other books are better, I am happy to note it down and put it on my to-read list.

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review 2017-11-02 03:53
The Proposition by Elizabeth Hayley
The Proposition (A Players Novel) - Elizabeth Hayley

Hockey star, Ben Williamson, hires Ryan Cruz to attend his brother’s wedding with him.  The more the couple gets to know each other the less sure either one is of keeping their relationship strictly professional.  This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences.


When I stared to read this book, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it.  I enjoyed the story more and more the further I got into the novel. 


I like Ben.  He is in an interesting situation with his family.  It is understandable why he did not want to go to his brother’s wedding alone.  Ryan is a strong heroine.  I respect that despite her difficult past, she has upstanding morals. 


I appreciate Ben’s friends Gabe and Jace.  I think it’s great that they met in college and are professional athletes in different sports.


Ben and Ryan grew for the better throughout the story.  They discovered things about themselves and made each other better people.  I like that things are cleared up between Ben and his family.    


This is the first book that I have read by Elizabeth Hayley.  I enjoyed the writing duo’s style. The ending was a good transition for Gabe’s story.  I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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review 2016-10-29 00:00
Dare To Love Series: A Daring Proposition (Kindle Worlds Novella)
Dare To Love Series: A Daring Proposition (Kindle Worlds Novella) - Casey Hagen Once you read a Casey Hagen story, it's hard to forget. She writes about real life issues that are not always pretty by giving them her special touch of empathy with a hint of comic relief. That keeps the story grounded in humanity. Her editions to Kindle Worlds prove how much of a chameleon she really is. She blends in with her ability to conquer a setting and add her voice to an already popular series and get herself heard. Seth and Emberly are different on the surface but share similarities underneath. Both have struggled with feelings of insecurity. Emberly has chosen to face hers head on by helping others with self esteem issues. Seth inside still feels like that scared little boy who wasn't good enough despite the success he has. A Daring Proposition is a feast for the senses with it's sensuality and emotional overload. A powerful message in a tiny package delivers the best kind of surprise.
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review 2016-03-27 04:16
Good Story and Characters
A Ruthless Proposition - Natasha Anders

Cleopatra/Cleo’s boss was Dante Damason. Dante had hit red tape with the starting of construction on Dante’s new hotel in Tokyo. Cleo went with Dante to Tokyo as no one else could. Cleo had been working for Dante four months and she knew he didn’t feel she didn’t qualify  for the  job she had had messed up once when she was first hired but he never forgot  but didn’t fire her because Dante was friends with her brother Luc. So Dante worked with her as little as possible. Cleo ends up sleeping with Dante while they are in Tokyo and a few times once they are back in the states then they agree to end the affair. Cleo had  been a ballerina but after a bad injury can no longer dance. Then Cleo finds after they have ended things that she is pregnant by Dante he treats her even worse than before and fires her.

I loved this story but sure hated Dante’s character for the longest time. He was such an absolute butthole but things changed as the story goes on. I felt so bad for Cleo’s character but she did keep a                  backbone as well as she could considering her circumstances. I loved the characters except for Dante until near the end of the story. I liked Cleo and all the twists and turns she went through. I recommend.

I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.

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review 2016-02-13 00:00
A Ruthless Proposition
A Ruthless Proposition - Natasha Anders Very melodramatic. Dante is a terrible dude at the beginning but I warmed up to him halfway through. Cleo was intensely stubborn and annoying, but she had her moments. I liked her wit but rarely her attitude. The climax was a tearjerker of epic proportions. God, that was heartbreaking.

Overall, it was alright. Way too wordy with unimportant backstory and explanations for damn near everything. I recommend skimming a bit.
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