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The Proposition (The Plus One Chronicles #1)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  4,531 Ratings  ·  404 Reviews
Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he cra ...more
ebook, 123 pages
Published February 22nd 2013 by Smashwords Edition
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Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
4 Intriguing Stars

“I want to feel whole. I want to just feel.”


A really satisfying first novel in The Plus One Chronicles, The Proposition delivers a promising start. Actions that make sense, emotions and actually two mysterious subplots, are the proper setting for our main couple to shine.

A book about fighters in the ring and in life. Blood, tears and what it takes to emerge a winner.


S stands for SCARS

Kathryn Sloane is a woman broken.

Kat, the woman she was fighting so hard to become or Katie
~ Becs ~
We begin with Kat, former rich kid now upmarket baker, at a wedding where one of her cakes is taking centre stage. Sloane Michaels walks in to the room as a guest and she is mesmerised by his commanding presence and so, it seems, is pretty much everyone else. He makes quite an entrance and this is how he is described…..

He looked like Death. Very sexy, very intriguing Death.

He’s intrigued by her, thinks he recognises her from somewhere and prowls over to her but she’s skittish and manages to sq
I was pleasantly surprised with this short story from Jennifer Lyons. For a book with only 123 pages, I found it to have more substance to it than I would have expected. In fact, I expected the book to mainly be about a rich guy propositioning a woman and having lots of sex together! That was not the case at all, there was a billionaire; but Sloane Micheals ended up to be a retired UFC fighter who now owns at least 60 gyms named "Slam Inc." The gyms are all over the country, and they help train ...more
Laura Wright
Jan 03, 2013 Laura Wright rated it it was amazing

The first book in Jennifer Lyon's brand new and VERY smexy series, "Plus One Chronicles" is smoking hot! Two characters who have so much hell in their respective pasts find a way to each other. But will it last? Can it last when you don't know how to trust? The first book introduces us to bakery owner, Kat Thayne, daughter of brilliant and sophisticated parents, and - GAhhhhhlicious, Sloane Michaels, who is a retired UFC fighter and billionaire. They stri
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
When I started reading this novella, all I could think about was that song Birthday Cake by Rihanna! Lol!!!

Well then back to the matter at hand!

Well this was a very sexy book! Not much action but plenty of sexual tension! Let me just add if there had been a lot of action in this book I would have been really worried because it was really short!!!

We have our usual ingredients
1. A broken female, scared and alone. Until He comes along.
2. A strong Alpha hero, who's usually a player but when he sees
This was a quick, sexy and entertaining start to the series. The chemistry between Sloane and Kat was off the charts. The sex was hot! While both clearly have issues from their pasts that haunt them, neither comes off as whiny or frankly, pathetic, like many of the "damaged" H/h that are out there. (That may change later, but I'm hoping it doesn't.)

Kat, in particular, appealed to me as a character. She's strong-minded, independent and not afraid to speak her mind. Despite being terrorized by her
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
Jun 11, 2013 JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust rated it really liked it
Dang, I suck at reviews but a few friends are awaiting my opinion so here goes.. Short story shorter(the book is only 123pages long). This is not an OMG comes to Jesus tale. Its an OMG come to Sloane Michael fantasy.

Sloane is rich (shocker!) SEXY, Ex UFC fighter and owner of SLAM fitness center. He spots Kat behind a pillar at someone's wedding (did they say whom?)and heads directly towards her because ..yeah the usual, lust at first sight.. and as usual, her panties are drenched just from the
May 25, 2013 CasPerfitz~SLiTsReaD rated it it was amazing

Kat is a fighter! Yes, there is the panic attack but she doesn't run! She fights for what she believes. Gotta love a girl like that!

And Sloane, I will NEVER tap three times! Bring it on!!!

The book is definitely oozing hot, the only thing is, it's a short read. I love the mystery that plays around the story, I can't wait for it all to unravel. That means, off to the next book! And the good news is, it's already out!!!

The blurb says exactly how it is: "Rich, sexy and volatile,
Jocelyn Jazmen
Dec 13, 2014 Jocelyn Jazmen rated it really liked it
The character dynamics are sexy and intense I liked the way they interacted. both characters have something going on that we don't quite know about yet, there are just hints, but some stuff is definitely not right
It wasn't high literature, but I'm always a fan of a protective alpha male, and it was highly refreshing to see two characters be completely honest with each other and give each other the benefit of the doubt when there was an apparent misunderstanding. It was also nice to see a heroine
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Jan 03, 2013 Carla-Book Monster Reviews rated it it was amazing
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

3.5 STARS....Good start to a series...very short, Sexy read. I liked both of the main characters. There is a mystery that is about to unravel and I'm looking forward to it. Excited about book 2. Recommended.
Claire Robinson
Feb 24, 2013 Claire Robinson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
WOW!!!! I have read alot of serialised books recently, and if I am honest most of them were rubbish. Or in the main, suspiciously like other books I have read.
This book is different, the story is fresh and offers lots of titbits of future revelations to come.
No similarities to the Fifties, the Crossfires etc, etc.....I LOVED IT! My only complaint is I have to wait until May for Part 2, and September for Part 3!!!!!
Not good, but if they are as good as Part One they will soooooo be worth the wa
Nicci   ☞ Hell Raisin Sugar  ☜
You had me at retired UFC fighter....but you lost me at one measly sex scene and yet another effing cliffhanger!
Mandi Schreiner
Mar 01, 2013 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
By all accounts I should not have accepted this book for review. First, it’s book one in a trilogy and I’m not a fan of this new trend in drawing out a couple’s story into three parts. Also the hero is a billionaire, and besides Gideon Cross, it’s rare that a billionaire hero works for me (mostly because they are assholes). But, I’ve read Jennifer Lyon’s paranormal books in the past and enjoyed them, and a quick scan in Goodreads showed pretty favorable reviews so I took a chance. And guess what ...more
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I am very impressed with this new to me author. She gave a perfect blend of romance, suspense and quite bit of steam factor. She literally had me hooked from the first page and kept me intrigued until the very last page.” ~Under the Covers Book Blog

The Proposition is an exhilarating start to The Plus One Chronicles series. Ms. Lyon wrote a story of two people who has had a difficult past and though they survived, both have not fully healed. Finding each other has just give
Jan 04, 2013 Shonna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE (over18)
If you are looking for something new, exciting and a guarantee that you will get nothing done until you have finished the last page and then still stare at that final word for a while in hope that by some magic it will cause just a few more chapter to appear because you feel like you are going to bust if you don’t get just a little more, .......then I have the perfect story for you.

The Proposition by Jennifer Lyon is a read you need to hear about.

Gorgeous, smoking hot, Sloane Michaels is sex on
Jan 22, 2013 AnnaBanana rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with this story and the characters! Jennifer Lyon has really out done herself with this one! The character dynamics are sexy and intense, the story is so full of emotion, from the very first page I was hooked! I'm not usually one for serial books because I want the beginning, middle and end in one book but this one makes it worth the wait. By the time the next one releases I will be so excited to read it I'll probably fly right through it.

Sloane Michaels is the epitome o
I really liked this book. Some have categorized it as erotica, but I did not think it was - just my opinion. The book starts out where the heroine Kat is existing in a shell. She was mugged about 5 years ago and now has panic attacks. She recently bought a bakery and is starting to get her life back together. In walks the hero Sloane, he sees her at a wedding that she provided the cake for and is instantly drawn to her. After she gives him the brush off, she is carjacked after the wedding and th ...more
Tracie Runge
Jan 03, 2013 Tracie Runge rated it it was amazing
'He looked like death, very sexy very intriguing death'

The first time Sloane laid eyes on Kat he was eighteen working as a dishwasher in a country club and Kat was celebrating her sweet sixteenth.

The second time Sloane saw Kat he was the one dominating the room and she bought the cake.

Sloane despised Kat the first time he had seen her, despised her for having the perfect life when he had lost his Sara. Yes he despised the girl but the women that stood before him now was a different story. Kat
Sandy S
Jan 03, 2013 Sandy S rated it it was amazing
REVIEW: THE PROPOSITION is the first storyline in Jennifer Lyon’s AMAZING new PLUS ONE CHRONICLES focusing on Sloane Michaels and Kat Thayne. As the series suggests, Sloane is a man looking for a ‘plus one’. Not one for any permanent or serious relationships, Sloane offers a proposition to bakery owner Kat Thayne-to be his ‘plus-one’ for both personal and public affairs. But Kat suffers with PTSD and has a difficult time letting go. When her past catches up with her, Sloane offers more than a ch ...more
Silver James
The Proposition [Review update] Currently listening to audio version of this story. Sloan and Kat are still two of my favorite characters and the male narrator, Ryan Hudson, does an outstanding job of bringing Jennifer Lyon's words to life.

Lyon roars with this new series.

Okay, my bad. I couldn't resist the bad pun, but it's the truth. Jennifer Lyon is a talented writer no matter the genre--sexy contemporary romance, sexy mystery, sexy paranormal romance...Are you sensing a theme here? In this f
May 09, 2014 Maria_Love_For_Books rated it really liked it
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A very nice read that kept my interest and made me want more! Although, it’s a short read, many things are happening. Kat experienced a brutal attack some years ago and that changed her life. She doesn’t really remember what happened to her and she’s suffering from panic attacks. Sloane is a man who is seeking revenge and when he meets Kat he found one more purpose in his life.

I liked Kat a lot. Although, she exp
Start of the "Plus One Chronicles" featuring Kat Thayne, daughter of prominent and wealthy parents, who meets up with Sloane Michaels, retired UFC fighter now billionaire, and negotiate a 'friends with benefits' type relationship. There are baggage issues, a history of violence, and dysfunctional family issues to work through but this is a romance read so I guess it's assumed things will work out.

The beginning was slow and a little hard to digest. But. It did pick up and become much more engagin
Aug 28, 2013 Karen111 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars for Book 1


Good start to this series. I'm glad all three books have been released before I started this (this is a cliffhanger, and not a standalone). I'm getting bored waiting for books to follow, and then forgetting most of the previous book(s) by the time the new one's released.

I'm going to read all three, then leave a full review after the third one.

Reading order of The Plus One Chronicles:
1. The Proposition
2. Possession
3. Obsession

But I will leave you with this pictu
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
Nom Nom Nom Sloane and Kat are a steamy, hawt couple who's plus one arrangement heats up as the lines blur in their relationship. Not a huge billionaire dominant storyline fan but this one works. Sloane doesn't treat Kat like an idiot and Kat is more then able to hold her own against his strong personality. I like that he always gives her a choice and doesn't hold them against her.
Liked it. A bit p.o.'d this author didn't wrap this up in one bk instead of spacing out a little over a 100 pgs per bk.
 Anna (Wicked Book Blog)
Fast, hot, domineering and ass kicking
Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews
Jan 28, 2013 Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews rated it really liked it
3.5 Broken Stars

The 1st book in this series

An ex UFC fighter... a girl running from the past... forgetten memories...

She's spoiled, rich, BUT she falls short of her parents expectations- She's vibrant, artistic and misunderstood by those who should be her solids. A baker with a steel of iron, a baker who was brutally mugged and is hiding beneath a scared shell... she's trying to break free


Sloane Adam Michaels AKA Vengeance:
Sexy, dark, big, broken... from rags to riches, growing up in fo
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Jennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writin ...more
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“Just a kiss, Kitten.”
“Kitten?” No one called her that.
His mouth curved. “You’re skittish, wanting my touch, but afraid. Deciding if you want to claw me or purr for me. Like a kitten.”
She lifted an eyebrow. “What if I claw you?”
“Bring it, baby. That”
“And, baby, I can’t put my hands on you…” he pressed his hips to her lower back, the hard ridge of his erection branding her, “…and not strip us both to our skin and fuck you until you’re screaming in pleasure.” His warm mouth brushed her neck. “No fear, just pleasure,”

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