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9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Incredible & Sexy New Contemporary Romance Series! *ARC pro

Incredible & Sexy New Contemporary Romance Series!

*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review
THE PROPOSITION is the first book in Jennifer Lyon's new series The Plus-One Chronicles and I'm already hooked!  
After a brutal mugging and vicious attack 6...
Incredible & Sexy New Contemporary Romance Series!

*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review
THE PROPOSITION is the first book in Jennifer Lyon's new series The Plus-One Chronicles and I'm already hooked!  
After a brutal mugging and vicious attack 6 years ago, Kat Thayne suffers from panic attacks and is scared to trust anyone.  Scarred on the inside and out, Kats passion goes into her baking at the Sugar Dancer bakery she owns.  She comes from a rich and prestigious background but wants no part of it anymore.  Kat's mom and her ex fiance, David are bringing a blockbuster Alzheimer's drug to market--its in the final stages of FDA approval and her parents and David have a very close relationship.  Closer than Kat is to her own parents.   They don't consider Kat smart enough to be a part of what they are working on but they want her working for their pharmaceutical company. Her parents can't understand why she is wasting her chemistry degree and time in a bakery when she could be working for them.  It also doesn't help that they take the side and word of David over hers.
Kat has been having flashbacks of the attack and she knows something is off.  The way her fiancé told the story of what happened during the mugging varies from the memories she's been having and he just blows her off by telling her she's just confused from the concussion and memory loss when she tries to get answers.  He has her parents believing the same thing so there is no one Kat can trust or confide in.  She's tired of being scared and not knowing the truth about what happened.
Sloane Michaels has everything.  He's a powerful businessman, a UFC fighter, has lots of money, super good looks, a hot body and he's worked his butt off to get where he is today but he's still not content.  He came from a home where his mother jumped from man to man looking for her prince charming to come in and swoop her off her feet but that never happened and Sloane and his sister were left fending for themselves.  When his sister is brutally murdered, Sloane's whole life changes.  He is taken off the streets by a man that becomes his mentor and helps him focus his rage and hatred into something productive.  That's how Sloane started the UFC fighting.  It was an outlet for his anger and aggression.  Now, the man that murdered his sister is getting out of jail. Sloane has been waiting and training for over a decade for this day to come.  Now he can extract the ultimate revenge.  He's got it all planned out and nothing or no one will get in his way.  
Sloane attends a party and sees Kat hiding in a corner of the room.  He knows he's seen her before somewhere, so he approaches her but she does not remember him and leaves to get away from his attentions before she has a panic attack.  While Kat is leaving she is attacked in the parking lot and Sloane is there to kick ass and save the girl.  And that's when he remembers who she is.  He met her when he was 18 years old working as a bus boy at the place Kat's family was throwing her a Sweet 16 party.  Sloane HATED Kat back then.  She had everything; doting parents, money, a pampered little princess that had everything while he had nothing. He can tell that Kat is not the same person she was back then and he is intrigued by her from the moment he sees her again.  
After Sloane saves Kat he pursues her and makes her a proposition.  He will train her how to fight and defend herself if she becomes his plus-one; attend galas, parties and events with him as his date.  Oh yeah, and have hot & steamy sex with him!  Kat is tired of being scared and not having a normal life.  She hates the scars on her body and is self conscious about them but she decides it's time to change and take control back of her life.
Sloane and Kat's chemistry is off the charts!  You can feel their intense attraction and their time together will leave you sweating.  Their stories are both heartbreaking, inspirational and believable.  You can't help but love both characters.
Jennifer Lyon has given us another incredible story with characters that will stay with you after you put the book down.  You feel Sloane & Kat's  happiness, sadness, pain, passion and determination as you read their story and that is the product of great writing.  There hasn't been a book yet that Jennifer Lyon has written that I have not loved and I cannot wait to find out more about Kat & Sloane.  I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes a sexy contemporary romance!  I can't wait for May 28 to get here so I can get my hands on POSSESSION, the second book in The Plus One Chronicles.
I give THE PROPOSITION 5 out of 5 skulls

posted by Book_Monster_Reviews on February 25, 2013

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

This book starts off with some heart pounding moments.  It draws

This book starts off with some heart pounding moments.  It draws you in and gets you utterly intrigued.  As things progress, both characters are compelling, but I really feel that it’s Kat that really gets you connected.  Though I have to admit, I was completely enamore...
This book starts off with some heart pounding moments.  It draws you in and gets you utterly intrigued.  As things progress, both characters are compelling, but I really feel that it’s Kat that really gets you connected.  Though I have to admit, I was completely enamored with Sloane right from the start, and while I want to see Kat grow, I would love to see him NOT get something he wants!

They made this agreement and I honestly hate it.  While I understand it and it’s mutually beneficial in more ways than one, I just hate that they keep things so “casual”.  That being said, he treated her as more than casual and the more protective he got, the more endeared I was to him.  

I liked this book and am very intrigued to read more, but the way it was ended really bothered me.  It felt like the story was just cut off part way through leaving it horribly incomplete.  There’s a cliffhanger ending, there’s “open-ended”, and then there’s just…this.  Was I left wanting more?  Yes, but not in a passionate “I can’t wait for the next installment” kind of way.  I was just plain frustrated.  With all the buildup of mystery and sexual tension, I just would have appreciated a more definitive close to this book even with another book coming in the series.

This is a story of strength and personal growth as well as great chemistry.  Good start to a series, but be prepared to need book 2 immediately upon finishing!

posted by Mebuffy on June 5, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Frustrating

    Great book, but warning its part of series. Wish books had endings! Looking forward to next book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2015

    Good story...

    Great writing. Very quick read though, so I am wondering if the entire trilogy will turn out to be three parts of a single novel. Either way, will continue on!

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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    This is actually a different story that what the norm is out the

    This is actually a different story that what the norm is out there at this time. Yes, he's rich, but he wasn't born to it. Yes, she owns a bakery, but the way that came to be is not nearly what you would expect based on her families wealth. Each of their secrets...HOLY CRAP! They certainly are unique. This was a refreshing read, and I really wish that it had been a full novel. Sloane is 6 1/2 feet of hotness - a fighter who owns a training gym empire and develops new talent. Kat survived a brutal attack years ago that left her isolated and alone - a baker and creater at heart, the attack was instrumental in her ultimate career. Sloane and Kat are quite the pair, but compliment each other and each has something the other desperately needs to overcome and survive. I'm sure of it! I'm off to pick up the boxed set now to find out. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Wow!!"

    WOW!!! GREAT BOOK!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Good book

    Liked the story line. They both have their struggles to deal with. Can't wait to read the 2nd book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Great story line

    Positive: I loved this book. Great story line. The characters are likable. The male lead is not too over bearing. The female lead is intelligent and independent.
    Negatve: It's only part one. Now I'll have to wait for the second and third books to learn what happens. I understand book series but the wait is killer.

    Can't wait for the finally. Great read so far!

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    I really loved this book, my only complaint it that I have to wa

    I really loved this book, my only complaint it that I have to wait for the middle and the end :)  I am a big Jennifer Lyon fan and I really enjoy her writing style.  Sloane Michaels is a sexy alpha male who used to be a top UFC fighter and now is a very successful businessman.  He is instantly attracted to Kat Thayne, a bakery owner, who was brutally attacked leaving her with scars not only on the outside but also on the inside.  Even though she lives in fear of being helpless and hurt again she is a strong and independent woman who fights her fears on a daily basis.  This book starts their journey to heal old wounds, with Sloane teaching Kat how to defend herself.  Even though Kat on the outside looks to be the only one battling with demons, Sloane also has a past that is full of hardship that he must get beyond.  The two have HOT chemistry.  I am so excited to read how their story plays out!! 

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  • Posted March 9, 2013

    I loooved the Wingslayer series and can't wait to get started on

    I loooved the Wingslayer series and can't wait to get started on this one!  Jennifer's books are magical, hot and some of my favorites!!

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

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    Sloan Michaels has only one thing on his mind and that is reveng

    Sloan Michaels has only one thing on his mind and that is revenge. So why is it that ever since seeing Kat at a friend’s wedding he finds himself focusing on her instead? He is sure of himself to say the least, stubborn as most men, and he always, ALWAYS, gets what he wants. That is until he met Kat. Now things are becoming a little more complicated because the more he is around her the more he loses sight of his ultimate revenge. 




    Kat Thayne was just fine hiding behind her bakery walls. She wasn’t having flashbacks anymore but the anxiety was still there and so was the fear. That all changed in one moment. Now she finds herself actually agreeing to Sloan’s crazy proposal. Of course the fact that he ignites things within her she hasn’t felt in years could have a little something to do with it but he also ignites something else; the will to be the women she was before that horrible night and a means to do it. 




    Sloan and Kat might seem like oil and water in the very beginning but both are far from it. In truth they are more like gasoline and fire. Every time he is near, he ignites her passion to live, love, and become strong again. He gives her the courage and she is giving him a hard knock on his back side. She is a contradiction to everything he usually goes for in a woman and is now taking up every single waking thought he has. 




    This book was amazing and the next two need to hurry up and come out! Praise to the author for a book that had my heart aching, my toes curling, and my cheeks completely flushed. The character building was amazing, the plot flowed with perfection, and the cliff hanger was just enough to leave you wanting more. 




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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Excellent

    I cant stop thinking about this book since i finished

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