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The proposal
2018
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

"There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too."-- New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay

The New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own...

When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise--or happen in front of 45,000 people.

When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't the hard part--they've only been dating for five months, and he can't even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans...

At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He's even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik's social media blows up--in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can't be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes...
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Writer Nik Paterson is, reluctantly, attending a Dodgers game with her model-actor boyfriend when suddenly her name, spelled wrong, is on the Jumbotron and he's down on one knee. A stadium full of people witness her rejection of the proposal, but only Carlos, a doctor, and his sister, Angie, come to her rescue, pretending to be old friends and whisking her away from the descending photographers. Nik's best friends (they meet at a bar) can see the chemistry between Carlos and Nik, but neither of them are up for anything serious. So they're in no danger when they start hanging out, then sleeping together, then cooking breakfast together. Full of warmth, quick banter, girlfriend group-texts, and food so much good food! as well as a multicultural cast and a strong L.A. setting, Guillory's follow-up to The Wedding Date (2018) should earn just as much buzz as the first, and Drew and Alexa even make an appearance. From the cringeworthy opening scene to the sweet mutual grovel at the end, The Proposal will leave readers full of good-book feelings.--Susan Maguire Copyright 2018 Booklist
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