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8 out of 12 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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