Series: The Proposition #1
Published by Laree Bailey Press on 2013-12-02
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Blackmail. Sex. Ferro.
His dark hair, bright eyes, and cocky grin look just the way I remembered. The last time I saw Bryan’s Ferro’s beautiful body, he was naked and shimmering with sweat. This time he’s wearing a tux and a wicked smirk that makes my heart beat too fast. It’s been so long since I’ve seen him, the moment feels supercharged.
But, the words that fall out of his mouth aren’t what I expect and shock me to the core. They aren’t light and pleasant, like ex-lovers who decided to part ways. His tone is clipped, and if his jaw locked any tighter, it would crack. He doesn’t care about my personal life, my recent loss, or my boyfriend.
Bryan makes his intentions clear—if I don’t sleep with him, he’ll ruin me.
I’ll admit that I was a little hesitant going into The Proposition. After Trystan Scott and Stripped, I really just wanted to go back to The Arrangement. The rest of the books aren’t bad, but I was just hooked on Sean and Avery’s story. But this was the recommended reading order, so I was sticking to it.
Oh my god, I am so glad that I read The Proposition! The characters are just as strong as the ones in The Arrangement, but I almost liked the story line better!
After her father dies, Hallie basically writes her life story, including a former romance, and impulsively publishes it online. The book becomes huge, and suddenly Bryan Ferro (the man in the book) is back in her life and blackmailing her! Did I mention that she has a boyfriend at the time?
I just loved the characters. The past romance between Bryan and Hallie just really makes their interactions really fun to read, even when they’re being jerks to each other. And her boyfriend, Neil? Yeah, I don’t want to give anything away at all, but he’s an interesting character, to say the least. Then, as you keep reading, you learn a lot about their pasts and what Hallie is actually capable of, and that Bryan is hiding a big secret. It really was just a great read! And while I’m excited to get back into The Arrangement next, I’m also really excited to read more of this story!