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The Proposition 2: The Ferro Family

The Proposition 2: The Ferro Family

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by H.M. Ward
By NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author H.M. Ward

Blackmail. Sex. Ferro.

There's no doubt in my mind that Bryan Ferro is serious--if I don't sleep with him, he'll destroy me. Everything I've earned will be blown away like dust, and my life will no longer be my own. His demand for just one night rolls into days. He doesn't want me for a one-time fling,


By NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author H.M. Ward

Blackmail. Sex. Ferro.

There's no doubt in my mind that Bryan Ferro is serious--if I don't sleep with him, he'll destroy me. Everything I've earned will be blown away like dust, and my life will no longer be my own. His demand for just one night rolls into days. He doesn't want me for a one-time fling, it's more than that.

But as I stand there, ready to tell him off, I hear it. The familiar sound, the hesitation, the slight hitch in his voice, and that's what forces me to my knees. It's not Neil, Maggie, or even the money--it's Bryan.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 125 pages each.

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Laree Bailey Press
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The Proposition: The Ferro Family Series , #2
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H.M. Ward is the #1 bestselling New Adult author in the world, having sold over 2 million books in 2013. This NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon #1 bestselling writer's series include: THE FERRO FAMILY: DAMAGED, THE ARRANGEMENT, and STRIPPED; as well as SCANDALOUS, TRYSTAN SCOTT, and SECRETS. Ward was recently featured in FORBES, the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and the WASHINGTON POST.

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The Proposition 2: The Ferro Family 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, unbelievable, humorous, hot & steamy, laughing out loud, and tears rolling down my face. Bryan is still blackmailing Hallie to sleep with him. When a duck pecks at Hallie's foot, I find myself laughing out loud. When Bryan brings Hallie to his house to follow through on his blackmail, Hallie is hit with all the memories of her times with Bryan and I find myself crying with tears falling down my face. Bryan is warm and loving one moment and calculating and ruthless the next moment. I highly recommend reading the passionate, awesome story Proposition 2. Holly Ward has again written another wonderful, awesome, emotional, romantic story with an unbelievable ending. I can't wait for Proposition 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just received and read an ARC of the Proposition 2. As with all of her books, HM Ward does not disappoint. Proposition 2 generated lots of questions to be answered.... What is up with Bryan? He is hiding some deep pain. Bryan is definitely conflicted when it comes to his feelings for Hallie. Will Hallie be able to "fix" him? What has Hallie's best friend Maggie gotten herself into? I can't wait for Proposition 3 to be released so I can get these questions answered as well as the big question at the end of the book. I have a feeling that the excitement and drama have only just begun!
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
I am that fish on the line... totally hooked and going nowhere. This second installment of The Proposition has me hooked and not getting away... nor do I want to. The foundation for this story has been built and, like the masterful storyteller she is, HM Ward is now giving us glimpses of the structure to the story. We still have the blackmail going on; there is the hint of drug use; Bryan's family hate Hallie; she fears for her life and Maggie's' and on and on. This is a complex plot told in straight forward style. We can only angst and hope for our characters to find their way to safety and maybe some sort of happily ever after. These are flawed individuals. Broken by life's circumstances but not defeated. I recently heard Robert Redford describe the character he plays in his new movie as someone who realizes the situation he is in has no way out, but rather than give up, he fights to survive because that is all that is left. To that I add, there is always hope. Hope that you will survive, that your problems will resolve themselves, that you will find that opening that will help you change your life forever. This is what I like about HM Ward's books. Her characters are broken but not defeated. Hope lingers and finds a way.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
The second installment had drama right from the start and I was completely pulled in. Bryan and Hallie have such an intense connection and a lot of animosity but also a big pull on one another. I am really, REALLY liking Bryan and am totally into the internal battle he’s fighting. Bryan is so sexy, hard, and sweet all mixed into one. I like Hallie too, she’s had such a hard life and I love that she keeps fighting no matter what the circumstance.  I really loved getting to know more about Maggie. That's an intriguing side story in the making. I still don't like Neil and yelled NO at the end of the book. That guy makes me seriously uncomfortable. I still have so many questions about Bryan and can't wait for book three. I am completely hooked. And hello Jon! Nice to see you again.   This had drama, sweetness, intensity and just the right mix of hotness too. The end – whew! I seriously love the Ferro boys. ;-)  ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant choose which book by hm ward is my favorite but this one is def up there its hilarious,sexy and makes you feel like your there
Dopey4711 More than 1 year ago
I love this series, I can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as good as i figured it would be!!! H.M.Ward is awesome!!! Ok come on 3!!!!
AprilB68 More than 1 year ago
ARC Review - LOVED IT!!!! I am so in love with Bryan!!  I can completely understand the feelings that Hallie has for him - the soul mate - I have felt that feeling and it is amazing feeling. This series is so good, I can't wait to see how it plays out.  I really really hate her boyfriend, he is such a jerk!  Can't wait for her to just let herself go! Now I'm waiting patiently for Proposition 3!!!!!!!!!!!! You will not be disappointed!!! Her books are well worth every bit of your time! 
HollyMichelleMorales More than 1 year ago
ARC copy for an honest review. Hold onto your seats. You won't be able to put it down for even a minute! The latest installment of The Proposition is another hit out of the ball park for H.M. Ward. I am not really sure where to start so I will start with Bryan he is dark and cruel, cocky and arrogant all wrapped into one but also the bad boy you crave. Hallie is on the search to figure out just what makes Bryan Ferro the way he is. Why he is so mad with her. She needs to get answers. Again this book will leave you with lots of questions and begging you for more. I can't wait for #3 to release so we can see more of how Hallie and Bryan take life on. Personally she needs to leave Neil in the past life. what kind of man lets someone go out with another man? That is NOT love.... Carry on #sex #blackmail and #ferro
b_ls More than 1 year ago
Things pick up right where volume 1 left off. Hallie is still pretty shocked by the whole situation. After she leaves Bryan she feels like she can't go home to Neil. Which makes complete sense. I don't like him! So she goes to her friend Maggies. Which happens to be in a bad neighborhood and Hallie sees something she shouldn't have. This leaves Maggie and Hallie to flee the apartment and go back to Neil's. Where Neil is apologetic and all nice. I wanted to slap him. Then out of the blue, who shows up inside Neil's house??? BRYAN! I was like, hell yea! Come on in and get yours! You can tell that Hallie has serious feelings for Bryan still. She even admits it to herself. I know where I want this series to go already! Will I get it? I don't know. I don't think Bryan is going about this the right way if he wants Hallie back. Will Hallie find happiness with Neil or will she be pining for Bryan? What will her answer be? Bryan reminds me a little of Sean...in a way. I think something broke him and he isn't quite healed. He isn't as hard as Sean though. He is able to be nice most of the time. He hides his true self. He has to have feelings for Hallie and he should have picked a better way to express them then blackmail...Anyway, I think something happened to him after him and Hallie were done. He seems tortured and the pain pills?? I see his secret being pretty big and I can't wait to find out what it is!  Jon makes an appearance, which is great. Because, I love Jon! Almost more then Trystan but, not quite. Bryan is quickly becoming my #3 however. He is going to prove to be delicious and interesting all at the same time. I am loving where this is going and can't wait for volume 3!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love that her books start exactly where the previous leaves off. This installment was chocked full of information but still had you asking questions. Bryan is being held under some unforseen spell in his past that has him acting this way towards Hallie. I think some Ferro family secrets are at play. Why does his family not like her? Why is Jon mean and nice at the same time? Interesting to find out Bryan has siblings because in Stripped it appeared he was the only other Ferro heir. Maggie is a tortured sole like Mel is. All of Ms. Ward's characters have these same traits, life handed them a bad hand but the are going to rise above and it doesnt matter if its the poor ones or the rich ones. Cant wait for more of any of these stories now that they are entertwining. Loved the duck encounter, reminded me of Sydney's turkey vulture!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Proposition 2 is the best book I have read so far by HM Ward. There is drama, action, mystery, and love from the beginning to the end. This book shows that yet another Ferro man has a very loving and tender side, along with being messed up. There are multiple storylines with multiple characters, and the reader can only guess which way each character will go. The only downfall is that I really got into the story, and would have loved to have more to read. I guess the upside is that I was not awake all night (only half) waiting to see what would happen next. I can't wait for the next Bryan/Hallie installment.
apowers2 More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book and I am even more in love with Bryan then I was after the first book in this  series. I cannot stand Neil, he is so smug, and fake, and I loved the surprise they got in the kitchen, just perfect and I could so see Sean doing the exact same thing, they are alot alike. The whole thing with her friend Maggie is strange, I think to myself geez do all of the girlfriends and/or friends  of the Ferro men have some kind of connection to shady people in the sex business? I also thought it was strange that Hallie did not know where  her best friend lived, what she never went to her house??? I am sure we will find out what that is all about soon enough. I loved the scene at  Friendly's restaurant, oh my gosh and then the duck, what is up with the woodland animals and wanting the Ferro woman, weird connections all around. I can't wait to find out what in the world happened to Hallie and Bryan all of those years ago, why is Jon so angry, and if she loved him so  much why are they no longer together? This is exciting and nerve racking at the same time wondering and waiting. I loved the sex scene, so hot. When she mentioned about something she noticed when Bryan was sleeping I got a sick feeling in my stomach, I hope where my thoughts are going is wrong. The only negative if it is really that is I hate how either weak or stupid Hallie acts around Neil, not sure which it is but who comes home, takes care of business blindly (don't want to give too much away)and worse yet why doesn't she stand up for herself and cut Neil off when  once again he makes a big decision about her life for her, not asking her what she wants, and earlier all she could talk about was how worried she was for Maggie and how much she needed certain things to set her and Maggie free and now he has once again taken over and she does nothing to stop it, then the slimy, transparent action Neil does at the end, really, man I hope she sees right through that, but she is different around him. Once again the author has me on the edge of my seat, having me wanting to yell, cry, and swoon the whole way through her book, I just love it, can't get enough.
car2969 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely Amazing. By far I love this series and part 2 does not fail to make you wanting more. HM Ward needs to get a TV deal out of the Ferro's!!! Bryan is one of my favorites. He has so much going on in that head of his. Hallie and him are definately one couple you are screaming that you want them to just get over the past and be together!!! I love the scene with the duck, could completely relate considering had a similar thing happen to me. Cant wait for part 3!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Book is By far one the Best. Outstanding, Pivotal ,H.M.Ward knows how to keep you reading and coming back for more. She leaves you with Just enough to has the raw sexual edge that makes you want to never ever put one of her books down.....ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER WRITING......CAN'T WAIT FOR #3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dark, Dangerous, and Sexy Ferro!!!!! I received the ARC and OMG!!! This is a must read!!! Bryan is Hot!! I dont like to give to much information about a book because I don't want to ruin it for asny reader! H.M. Ward has done it again!! She pulls you into the book like you are actually there! You will learn a little bit more about Bryan and Hallie in this installment but remember this story will be laid out in 5 books! Get ready to Laugh your butt off as well! I almost peed my pants! To those of you who complain about how short it is on your tablet please remember all books are shorter on tablets! If you want it to seem longer buy the paperback when it comes out. To everyone else I hope you enjoy this series as much as I do :) 
Anonymous 5 months ago
Torn between two men
Crystal_Z More than 1 year ago
"I stand there frozen being barraged by my past, hearing echoes of things that once were and are no more." This one sentence pretty much defines my thoughts of this book. I absolutely loved it. Neil, Hallie's current boyfriend, Ok something is definitely wrong when your boyfriend is ok with your ex blackmailing you to sleep with them. I'm not sure why Halie even thinks Neil cares for her. I mean really. What kind of douche would be ok with that? Neil is definitely up to no good and using Halie. Only she's too blind by Bryan's sudden reappearance in her life. I mean I'd be blinded too. Once you see a Ferro, it's hard to look at anything else. Bryan Ferro. Omg sexy, angry ex with something up his sleeve. Why the blackmail? What's his plan? This story is just getting started.
Smcfarland13 More than 1 year ago
The Proposition 2 gives you more hot and steamy between Hallie and Bryan. You get a feel for the attraction that still burns between the two. Why did Bryan really offer the deal to Hallie? Why did Hallie really take the deal? What is up with the good for nothing boyfriend? We need more Ms. Ward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DebiDG More than 1 year ago
If Hallie's life wasn't easy before, she's definitely on a roller coaster now.  This second book in the series captured my heart and I've become a cheerleader for this young woman and her courage in the face of so many challenges.  So much information, so many pieces of the puzzle, so many directions this can go.  At first glance, Bryan's hold over Hallie seems cold but you begin to really feel the pull of these too people.  There is so much hidden, so much unsaid, yet H. M. Ward has developed a beautiful story around too souls that seem so lost.  There's even some well written comedy that was so unexpected that I found myself laughing out loud.  Jonathan's appearance brings up questions and once again the ending is a page turner waiting to happen.  I can't wait to see how Hallie deals with her present and faces her future.  Three more books, three more stories to share of this beautiful woman and the one and only Bryan Ferro!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot. It's a shame HM Ward is more interested in selling books than in good writing. Shame she didn't develop this story better.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep them coming!
rachel559 More than 1 year ago
It just gets better and better. No way! I can't wait to hear Hallie's answer. I'm hoping its a no. I am not really liking Neil but love Bryan. He really loves her but has a bad way of showing it. On the edge of my seat waiting to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am soooo ready for book three!!! I love the Ferro's and Trystan Scott!!! This series is a must read!!!