Title: The Dating Proposal
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 6 May 2019
Synopsis from Goodreads
Watch out world — I’m ready to date again.
The seven years I invested in my ex left me with nothing but scorch marks from the way he peeled out and left me at the altar. I’m not looking to put my heart into a relationship any time soon. But getting back out there? That sounds like a helluva good idea to get my groove back.
Then I bump into Chris….Clever and funny, with a sexy surfer’s bod and a brilliant nerd brain, he has just the right screwdriver to fix my hard drive. (Yes, the one for my computer.) I wouldn’t mind dating him. The trouble is he just proposed to me—to be the new dating guru on his TV show.
Now he’s my new business partner.
What happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time?
Note from Lauren: Back in the day, I wrote a book called TROPHY HUSBAND, and though it’s no longer available for sale, the characters of Chris and McKenna seemed to demand another chance in the spotlight. THE DATING PROPOSAL is a complete reimagining of their romance, with 85 percent brand-new material, a fresh plot, and vastly expanded characterizations so you can come to know and love Chris and McKenna like I do. Enjoy!
I actually remember reading Trophy Husband when it was released, I adore Chris and McKenna and truthfully loved them more in The Dating Proposal.
The depth of the characters has been expanded on and while the basis of the story is similar to that of Trophy Husband, the focus is completely different, having a lighter feel to the narrative while retaining all of the emotion.
Both Chris and McKenna have been burned badly by previous relationships and as such have made them wary of embarking on another serious relationship. To that end they have created a set of personal guidelines they intend to follow. However, meeting each other has them rethinking their stance.
For anyone who has had a relationship end badly, the feelings Chris and McKenna experience are completely relatable, some to the point of discomfort. I admired McKenna’s courage in putting herself back out there to face the perils of modern dating. Especially having to face your own judgment where others are concerned.
However, there is no predicting when Cupid is going to strike – is it more important to hold onto your self-imposed rules or take the risk of heartache for something that could turn out to be the best thing that has ever happened to you 😍
You’ll have to read The Dating Proposal to find out which decision Chris and McKenna make 💕