A Daring Proposition
Leigh Sexton is desperate to have a baby, and Brian Hathaway would be the perfect bio-dad. One of Chicago's most notorious playboys, Brian is no family man, which suits Leigh just fine. An heiress and successful CPA, she is more than capable of raising a child alone. Now all she has to do is work up the nerve to ask Brian to impregnate her...artificially. Leigh has no inte...more
I was really enjoying this book until right close to the end. Then the main conflict came to a head and..honestly, I'm still a little confused by it. I did read somewhere that this is Greene's first published novel. She updated it for this release, but it still had a bit of a dated feel. Considering this was first published in the 1980s, I'm willing to be a bit more forgiving of it than I would otherwise.
Leigh is desperate for a baby. B...more
I hardly ever think contemporary romance genre is a worthwhile read, and whilst I appreciate being proven wrong, I am terribly disappointed I am proven right once again. The premise of A Daring Proposition sounds romantic and comedic enough to entice my interest, but it more than failed me.
I hoped for a good set of characters for this book, as the plot felt like something that can only orchestrated by strong characters. However, even that was a failure. While...more
I never connected with the characters, in fact I disliked both of them from pretty much page one. I kept going because it was sort of like a train wreck and I just had to see where it was going and how it would end up.
The ending was not satisfying, the big resolution a let down and the HEA did not seem authentic to me.
Too bad but this was not a win for my reading tastes.
Date published: 14th January 2011
Link to review: http://mykindaland.com/?p=69
This book, Daring proposition by Jennifer Greene is about Leigh Sexton whose biological clock is ticking and wants to have a baby, by hook or by crook.
Leigh has plenty of money to raise a child and can’t quit her job as a CPA to focus on raising the baby. What Leigh doesn’t have is a man to father that baby. She’s not interested in the usual method of getting herself pregnan...more
Brian is tired of the gossip about his personal life. He sees Leigh’s p...more
The book really started picking up about halfway through when Leigh and Brian go to visit his family for Christmas. Up until that point everything seemed forced and drawn out. I loved the book at this point and forward. I really loved the chemistry that sta...more
This was my first book my the author and I absolutely loved it. Though Mid way through the book her pregnancy was long forgotten and they were more focussed on knowing eachother and falling in love. Red(nickname of h given by Brian) had a tortured past and it was very sweet how Brian helped her through it even if it was forcefully and yet not forceful. Brian had issues od his own which he solved eventually. But the part that really made me cry was when the grandfather-figure Robert...more
The book was slow and it was a little annoying, I understand why Leigh didn't want to let Brian in on her secret, but still.. I dunno.
It was a decent, I can see that Brian would make a great Dom.. if only it had been written as such.
Jennifer sold her first book in 1980, and since then has sold over 85 books in the contemporary romance genre. She won her first professional writing award...more