Series: The Wedding Date #2
Also in this series: The Wedding Date, The Wedding Party, Royal Holiday (The Wedding Date, #4)
Published by Berkley, Penguin on October 30th, 2018
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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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...
I was provided a review copy by Berkley; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝Why does it scare you so much for someone to say they love you?❞
She shook her head.
❝It doesn’t scare me! I just know from experience that that’s when everything gets bad, that’s all.❞
NIKOLE (NIK) PATERSON is a freelance writer who was proposed to in the grandest scale, only, this wasn’t romancing at its finest, it was a horrifyingly embarrassing moment that Nik wished she could get back.
CARLOS IBARRA and his sister, Angela, were at that game and watched that proposal in all its glory on the big screen at Dodger Stadium. A fixer at heart, Carlos knew he couldn’t leave Nik to the vultures (cameramen) even though he had no idea who she was. Swooping into the rescue, the two accompany Nik out of an unbearable situation and provide her with an exit strategy.
Intent on paying them back, Nik invites them to have some drinks at the bar where she is meeting her girlfriends. By the end of the night, drinks, stories, and laughter are shared. After Carlos and his sister leave, Nik’s girlfriends are positive Carlos needs to be her rebound. He’s funny, sexy, and obviously a good guy!
Since the death of his father, Carlos has shouldered the responsibility of taking care of the women in his family. He doesn’t have time for relationships, nor does he believe any woman would be willing to accept his need to drop everything to help out his family. So a “non-relationship” with Nik is perfect. He enjoys spending time with her, he admires her strength, her kindness and the fact that she doesn’t take herself too seriously. A rebound guy? Yea, he can be that! Until he can’t.
Even though Nik loves the way Carlos takes care of her and everyone around him, she struggles to put aside the bad relationships she’s been in. A rebound guy will be fun, he will be safe, and he won’t break her heart. Until he does.
I was thrilled when I found out that Jasmine Guillory was releasing another book. I LOVED “The Wedding Date“. Jasmine’s writing is captivating. She has me laughing with her sense of humor while leaving a lump in my throat with her thought-provoking dialogue.
“The Proposal” is a funny, heartwarming story about two people who are perfect for each other, but need to learn to believe in love!