The Proposition by Katie Ashley
With her thirtieth birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armor yet to appear. She’s running out of options, especially after her gay best friend backs out from being her sperm donor. Of course, there’s always a sperm bank, but Emma fears a donor mix-up might impregnate her with the spawn of Satan.
Resident company womanizer, Aidan Fitzgerald, is used to always getting what he wants, especially in the bedroom. When Emma spurns his advances at the company Christmas party, he's determined to have her no matter what it takes. After Aidan learns of Emma's predicament, he is quick to offer a proposition that will benefit them both. He will father Emma's child, but she must conceive it with him naturally. Not one for hook-ups or casual sex, Emma is reluctant to take him up on his offer, but his charm, coupled with her intense desire for motherhood, wins out.
Soon their baby-making sessions become more than just physical. Aidan can't seem to walk away from her while Emma begins to wonder if Aidan could be the one. But can Aidan leave his past behind to become the man Emma needs him to be?
This book is the total package!! It is funny, sexy, and angsty all throughout. The ending.. ugh cliffhanger, but that's truly my BIG complaint! I wish it would have been written in first person through two POV's, so you could be more in tough with the character's feelings, but Ashley handled the 3rd POV well.
Though I have a child, I could completely agree with Emma's need to have a baby. She wanted to bring a purpose and light where there was none. She was hard and soft at the same time. Emma can stand up for herself when needed, but also has a heart of gold. Then she meets Aidan.. Mr. Manwhore Fitzgerald himself.
He only wants one thing: SEX and he'll agree to father her child. Emma goes back and fourth about the proposition, and decides even though she knows its a bad idea, she can pass on the offer. "Fine, pencil me in. I'll be read and erect whenever you need me."
The only thing the two didn't expect was to fall for one another. Only time will tell if Aidan can commit and become the father, he deep down wants to be.
There were a million quotable quotes in this book, and it was so freaking funny. The sex scenes were a little vanilla but still hot.
My heart broke at the end.. WHYYYYYY! I will be impatiently awaiting the proposal.. and Aidan you'd better work your ass off for this one! *Shakes finger angrily*