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The Proposition: The Ferro Family (The Proposition #1)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  4,492 Ratings  ·  298 Reviews
By NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author H.M. Ward

Blackmail. Sex. Ferro.

His dark hair, bright eyes, and cocky grin look just the way I remembered. The last time I saw Bryan’s Ferro’s beautiful body, he was naked and shimmering with sweat. This time he’s wearing a tux and a wicked smirk that makes my heart beat too fast. It’s been so long since I’ve seen him, the moment feels s
Paperback, 110 pages
Published December 2nd 2013 by Laree Bailey Press (first published December 1st 2013)
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Jul 19, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More from the Ferro Clan?

Hallie's world is crumbling around her. Her one way to escape brings her past directly into her present. Her actions brings a man back into her life that she never expected to return. But Bryan's actions are nothing like the man she remembered, unfortunately her body seems to remember his all too well.

The first installment of HM Ward's serial installment into bad-boy Bryan's story is just as expected. Completely unexpected. We've seen bits and pieces
Stacy Hahn
Dec 01, 2013 Stacy Hahn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book and I am so glad that I did! Just when I thought the Arrangement was going to be the one series to keep me guessing, now HM Ward has introduced Bryan Ferro and Hallie in The Proposition. Volume 1 already has me at the edge of my seat wanting vol. 2. Why is Bryan so mad at Hallie? How will their future play out? I am ready for another fun Ferro ride!
Cecily Bonney
Dec 04, 2013 Cecily Bonney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cant get enough of the Ferro boys but damn Bryan! I am so digging Hallie :) she needs to catch a break for real. Neil is a D-bag times 10...punk
I am still in shock what the flip. Can we please have book 2.
shocking stuff here people!!! H.M. Ward never disappoints!
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
Review to come :D
See full review on my blog

I received an ARC of The Proposition for my honest review.

Eeep Eeep Eeep!!!

First off Bryan Ferro is a complete and total ars hat! Seriously! I would love to kick his sexy behind (because of coarse he is sexy) hard! Ugh what a butt head. How H.M. Ward continuously manages to make the most erotic, sexy, yummy…… wealthy and infuriating men is beyond me. Ugh I seriously just want to kick him where the sun don’t shine because he is an ars hole (is it bad to say I think I’m i
Nov 29, 2013 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With H.M. Ward, learn to expect the unexepected! Emotions & passion run wild!

Wow. Just, wow! I am trying to find words to describe this intense book and I am lacking for words (which is quite unsual for me). Let me catch my breath...

Right from the start, you are thrown into an extremely sad story and can't help but feel the sorrow that Hallie is going through. As soon as things start looking a little brighter, Bryan Ferro shows up and, "kablooey", everything gets shot to hell. Bryan is a won
So I took this with me to read while my son was having a (one hour) swimming lesson and to my dismay, I'd read it before the lesson was over. I actually had to watch some swimming. Parent of the year right here.


This was an original set up to the serialized story. Recently bereaved, Hallie writes a smutty story about her sexcapades with her hottie ex as a way of purging her grief and publishes it online. Next thing she knows, she's become an internet sensation, with several publishers fi
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
First thing you need to know is that this book is a part of a serial, not a series. What does that mean? There may be many books with tons of intense scenes (The Arrangement series by the same author currently has 12 books and it better not be ending soon). This book can be read without having read any of the other's by the same author (at least so far), but reading about the other members of the family will probably help you understand the characters when/if they are brought into this series. I ...more
Dec 03, 2013 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy christ! Is there literally no Ferro that isn't insanely attractive? Out of all the Ferro boys, I think Bryan could be the worst one and thats rich because Sean is just as bad!

Now, I understand why everyone said Bryan is Sean competition. This should be good. Though Sean is a lot tamer now.

To add, Neil. I liked you in the beginning. Now I truly hate him! What a shitty boyfriend you are!

It's seriously impossible not to get hooked on any of the Ferro boys though mine will forever be, Peter
Nov 30, 2013 Lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every Ferro Fan

I received the ARC of The Proposition in exchange for an honesty review.

So H.M. Ward as done it again she has created another hot as sin Ferro man so we all can swoon over. WOW Sean Ferro may have a run for his money with his green eyed sexy cousin Bryan Ferro. Move over Ferro brothers there is a new Ferro male in town and he is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!!

The Proposition is book number one in the new Proposition series and it follows the life's of Hallie a young girl with a distorted past

Ivonne Curiel
Dec 02, 2013 Ivonne Curiel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I received this book as an advanced review copy and I can honestly say this book is amazing! Holly has done it again! I cannot wait until the sequel comes out so that I can travel the road that Holly so vividly paints for us all through her magnificent writing. I loved the story line because the road the characters are taken on is in my opinion completely unexpected although I was pleasantly surprised. I love all the Ferro boys, but I have to be honest and tell you that Bryan ...more
Dec 01, 2013 Teri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Received an ARC from the author for a fair and honest review.

Wonderful beginning to a new series! You can't help but fall in love and sympathize with Hallie.

There are a lot of unanswered questions and I can't wait for more of their past to unfold.

Only negative... by the number of pages in this book, I can't help but question if this series is going to be a volume of short books like The Arrangement series. That would totally suck!!!!!!
♠ Becka & Cerys ♠ | Spitfire Reviews
Who the hell is Bryan? O.o I think I missed something while reading all these ridiculously long series'.
Michelle ♥♥♥♥
I was given an ARC in exchange for my honest review...

Okay so I've had to pee for like an hour but frig that - I was totally holding it for Bryyyannnn... So Sean just MAY have a run for his money. Move over Sean, Bryan is in town and he's NOT holding back. Well maybe a little.

As one of the Ferro Goddesses, I'm totally in my glory. Yep, I totally just took the title - take the Mel! :P You go play with your Mr. turkey... :D

Man, the scenes were smoking hot. I totally HATE Neil... He's a version of
April Ezell
Nov 30, 2013 April Ezell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an ARC review… SO HERE WE GO!

It is just as addictive as The Arrangement! OMG! Sean, Peter…now BRYAN!!

Ok, so Sean has been a favorite and Peter is a love of mine but, Bryan…oh, my, I think he’s going to own my heart!

Hallie has proven herself to be an adversary as a heroine! I LOVE her. She’s sharp, balanced and tough. She’s been through so much heartache; foster child, a devoted daughter and then a loner—alone.

Her father was her biggest supporter and lifeline and when he dies she’s left a
Oct 22, 2014 Nancy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What is the deal with this book being so short? I mean, you just get into it and it stops. Seriously? It was like two paragraphs long, maybe 20 minutes of reading and its over. It seemed to have a somewhat reasonable storyline, although I didn't really get how Bryan could possible ruin everything for her. So what if he came out and said the book was about him, seemed to me like that could only cause more people to want to read it. And if it was going to harm anyone it would be him. But I guess ...more
Jan 05, 2014 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read ARC. HM Ward gives another wonderful book in The Ferro Brother's series. Only this time it's their cousin Bryan who was briefly introduced during Stripped the book about Jonathan Ferro.
This book is as ever an addicting roller coaster ride that leaves you with a cliff hanger on the edge of your seat wanting more, DYING for the next part of the series to come along and letting your imagination run wild until it does. Ward is just that good or devious I think.

Love this sentence!!!!! Because
Jody Bradley
Nov 29, 2013 Jody Bradley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC for my honest review!
This book is just WOW! I must admit I was definitely not expecting that at all! The start is really sad and you might need a box of tissues at hand when you read it. I felt really sorry for Hallie for her loss and I felt her pain! Hallie’s boyfriend Neil is a strange character for what he urges her to do and that completely shocked me! I love how the story has that twist to it! Bryan Ferro, well I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of him and I look fo
*Marsha,Marsha,Marsha* It's always Marsha
4 Get Ready to Get it On Stars
Give him hell Hallie! Bryan needs a comeuppance and I bet you're the girl to give it to him. After writing a smutty book that she never dreamed would be anything but an ebook nothing, Hallie finds herself at the center of celebrity status. And as of yet, no one knows that the "animalistic behavior" is between her and Bryan! I'm looking forward to Hallie ramming a foot up Neil's ass to be honest. What a pig. Can't wait for the next installment!! These Ferro men are
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
Ummmmm, this book sets the series up good. Hallie really gets on my nerves, because come on, your bf is a complete jack wad and is using you but you clearly can't see it, I suppose, but now that Brian is in the picture I can tell everything will get better. Seriously, if Brian didn't come along no way would I keep reading, but he's totally made the book. To be continued, onto the next.....
Dec 10, 2013 Lily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again H.M Ward has come up with a BRILLIANT plot but has written a short story that takes about 2 hours to read. I HATE HATE HATE how the story is split up into short stories. It's a waste and so horrid. I always have trouble finding the next one :/
Carey Sabala
Dec 02, 2013 Carey Sabala rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 03, 2013 Stacey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, reviews
***ARC received for honest review***

Holly does it again! Just when you think that there's nowhere else she can take a story, she gives us The Proposition!

In the beginning, I wanted nothing more than to wrap Haillie in a hug because that girl's had some serious heartache in her life! Then, I wanted to cut her because having a book that she thought wouldn't be seen by anyone go viral that quickly is pretty much any author's dream!

Neil, oh Neil, I want to punch him in the junk! He's a serious douc
Dec 01, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc

Hallie is facing the death of her father. Once her biggest supporter, Hallie finds that life without her father is more difficult than expected. As a foster child, Hallie’s father showered her with love and affection. Even keeping his difficult financial situation hidden from his daughter.

The mountain of debt that Hallie has been left with leaves her staggering. Finding grief too much for her to bare, Hallie puts her thoughts down one paper. Writing a book that she thought no one would read abo
Heather andrews
Nov 29, 2013 Heather andrews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um... Bryan is nothing like Sean and in all honesty Bryan makes Sean look like a damn saint. Hallie's current boyfriend Neil he's just wow kick him in the nuts, "that's not passion, sweetie. It's morally devoid to go at it like beasts. You're a smart woman, does it really appeal to you to act like a mindless animal?" Bryan he just needs to grow on me because right now all I see in him is a**hole, "don't pull that s***, Hallie. It's way past that point and we both know it. You used me and I'm ...more
Um did I read the same book as the other reviewers?
This book is awful. Not to mention a complete rip off. I read it on my kindle and each "book" costs around 2 and for that you get between 50mins to 1.5hrs of reading. With 6 books that's a fair cost especially for ebooks, so you want it to be good right?

Well it's not.

It's incredibly poorly written. All the characters were completely unrealistic and infuriating!!! I found myself repeatedly rolling my eyes and putting the book down, even once t
Shanoff Reads
Nov 30, 2013 Shanoff Reads rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC Review

Let me start out by saying that Neil needs one hell of an ass kicking...what a douche! Now on to the point of this HM has done it again with the Ferro men. I like Hallie's character. You can tell that there are some thing in her past that she tries to not let them define her. I love her response at the end and I'm sure it left Bryan reeling. I am excited to read more about these two. Like the other female leads in the Ferro books Hallie definitely fits the bill. She is quirk
Nov 29, 2013 Robyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC for an honest review! Wow Bryan ferro what a jerk!!!! I honestly thought this book would have been longer but I couldn't put it down! I have grown to love and crave most books of Holly's since I read the arrangement series! I can't wait to read more about the ferro family and trystan Scott!! Hallie has has a lot of shit thrown at her and Bryan just makes things 100 times worse for her!! And WTF is the deal with Neil!! If that was me he would have got a nice kick and left!! ...more
Nov 30, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I receive this as an Honest ARC review and I can honestly say woo hoo totally loved this book. If you have read any of H.M.'s stuff and loved it this is no different. Hallie has lost her dad and is devastated but her wonderful boyfriend is there to help. Neil is the perfect boyfriend who is always there not pushing her. However during her grief she does what a lot of people do and write stuff done. Well that brought back the hot as sexy Bryan back into her life. Only things are not as they seem ...more
Dec 03, 2013 Mariae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW. I totally underestimated this book. But, what can I say? The Ferro family really has a special place in my heart.

Heroines should be more like this girl right here ;)


I am so excited for the next book! Pretty sure H.M. Ward's going to kill us with her cliffhangers again.
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H.M. Ward continues to reign as a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author who is swiftly approaching 13 million copies sold, placing her among the literary titans. Ward has been featured in articles in the NEW YORK TIMES, FORBES, and USA TODAY to name a few.

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  • The Proposition 3: The Ferro Family (The Proposition, #3)
  • The Proposition 4: The Ferro Family (The Proposition, #4)
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