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The Pairing

(The Proposition #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  7,987 ratings  ·  612 reviews
A Companion Novel to The Proposition and The Proposal

After her former boyfriend left her pregnant and alone, Megan McKenzie swore off men. She spent the last eighteen months focused solely on her son, Mason, along with finishing nursing school at the top of her class. Although she’s not ready to complicate her life with a long-term relationship, a nice no-strings attached
309 pages
Published February 17th 2014 by Katie Ashley Productions
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Bambie Navarro I haven't read Runaway Train, but you could be right. :) I do remember, though, that Pesh is the doctor from The Proposal. I think he helped Emma at o…moreI haven't read Runaway Train, but you could be right. :) I do remember, though, that Pesh is the doctor from The Proposal. I think he helped Emma at one point there. (Gosh, I may be mixing up my romances!)(less)

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Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 I heart Pesh stars!
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If you’re looking for a sweet, sexy and swoony romance, look no further! The Pairing made me remember why I loved Katie Ashley’s books to begin with. I’ve always felt that her Proposition series was her best stuff, and this only solidifies that. The Pairing is by far my favorite book of hers yet!

Pesh and Megan meet for the first time at Noah’s baptisim. You remember little Noah, right? Aidan and Emma’s child. Megan is Aidan’s niece. She has a son of her own, a little l
Georgia ♥
Jan 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
Well, Katie Ashley has pictured him differently (John Abraham) but MY Pesh, is Hrithik Roshan and I'm not changing my mind...........

 ♥  Barb ♥
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars for the Gorgeous Doctor ♥

Paging Dr. Nadeen...

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This is the third book in THE PROPOSITION series. This one is about Megan and Pesh. Megan is Aidan's 25 yr niece, and 37 yr old Pesh is the doctor that helped Emma while she was on bedrest in the last book.
Megan meets hot, doctor Pesh at little baby Noah's baptism.(Noah belongs to Aidan and Emma) Megan has not had it easy the last few years. She is a single mom with an almost 2 yr old boy. She is instantly attracted to Pesh. Pesh has his own i
I waited a long time in anticipation of Pesh's book! Unfortunately, I was a little let down by it; but not because it was a terrible story. My biggest complaint about "The Pairing" was that it was too nice, sweet, and flowery. I was a little torn because a big part of me didn't want major angst for Pesh. I mean, the poor doctor had enough tragedy on his plate to last a lifetime; so he really did deserve the best HEA as possible! When I read a story though, I like to have a wonderful relationship ...more
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Jan 12, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: top-tbr
awwww Pesh is getting a book!
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
The first 50%, I like it because Pesh is so perfect. There is no fault on this man. Nothing! If only he is real. And not a fiction character in a fiction world. So I am so expecting how the story developed into the next 50%. The the last 50% is really going downhill. The story seems stop developing. Instead of throwing in a layer/ plot into the story, it pilled up with un necessary detail.

Like the second characters that also have nothing to do with the story development. Then still pilling it u
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Well, According to the Author, Pesh looks like John Abraham! Bollywood hottie.
Thank god the face gap is filled in my head. ;D
At least now I hope we can get a little more detailed description of him so I can imagine his hot face in my head. :P ;)
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oh Dr. McDreamy Bollywood you were a breath of fresh air!

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”Don’t try to pin me as one thing or the other. Just take me as I am.”

Pesh was an extremely likable lead male character. He had all the right amounts of kindness and sex appeal. Katie Ashley truly did a wonderful job writing him and I really enjoyed seeing him get all the wonderful things in life he dreamed of.

I had a bit of a hard time connecting with Megan the first half of the story but Pesh liked her and her son was
The Pairing is the third installment in Katie Ashley's adult contemporary romance series titled The Proposition. It's been a while since I have read anything from this series but I fondly remember Pesh Nadeen's character, and am so glad Ms. Ashley offered some follow up for Pesh after his bouts of heartbreak. Although watching him fall in love in this installment was very satisfying, my investment ebbed and flowed due to the fact that I ended the last book with a slightly bad taste in my mou
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
5 the Doctor will see you now, stars!

We all remember Dr. Pesh Nadeen, the too-kind-for-his-own-good man that found himself sandwiched between two stubborn soul mates in The Proposal. He was that guy that was too sweet to really hate, but you still sort of wanted him to just turn up missing. Well ladies, the good doctor has returned and he’s better than he’s ever been.

It’s been two years since Pesh had to go on living without his wife at his side, one year since he thought he was in love with Em
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 *dreamy sigh* stars

If you’re looking for an angst-free, drama-free, chemistry-filled love story that is sweet but hot, featuring a super-functional couple – this is your book!

Tying in nicely with The Proposition and The Proposal, this is the story of Pesh and Megan, who we met earlier in the series. Megan is Aidan’s niece. She is a single mother who is working hard to create a life for her and her 15 month old son, Mason. She is smart, no-nonsense, and not afraid to go after what she wants. I
Raine Miller
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bravo Katie Ashley for writing a gentleman hero who has his kink on in the bedroom, and his brain "on" the rest of the time. I like smart male heroes in books, and Katie Ashley wrote one in The Pairing. I loved Pesh's strength of character and how he never compromised his moral compass to get the girl. I could read heroes like him all day. A beautiful story. ...more
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sigh!!! ADORABLE!!! My favorite in the series, I loved how drama-free this book was.
Feb 17, 2014 rated it liked it
I have to admit that this wasn't my favourite of the series. I preferred Aiden and Emma's books.
However, this was a really sweet, light and fun book to read.

There were times when the scales tipped over into 'holy-hell-cheeseville', which got a little too much for me. And I wished there was a bit more of a storyline to it instead of just all romance, but overall I really enjoyed it :)
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
Pesh and Megan were awesome! I loved how they danced around each other - each thinking they didn't have what it took to be there for the other. Because when the dance stopped, it was not only hot, it was also very tender and loving. ...more
Amazing ✩✩✩✩✩ ADORABLE stars.

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OMG! What Can I say. I love Pesh and Megan's story from beginning to end. This is the kind of story you love to read, because it gives you a hope that somewhere. Out there. There are still gentlemen!

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It was good to have Aidan and Emma back. Those two are so cute!

If you loved the Proposition Series, You must read this one. You WILL LOVE IT. You will laugh and cry.

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Aidan raised his head. “If you’re asking if I’m
Chris- Bookaddict
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy when I found out that Katie was going to be giving Megan and Pesh both their HEA !!!!

Megan after two failed relationships has sworn off relationships and is only interested in sexually connecting with another man. When she meets Pesh, she does not deny that he is sexy, sweet, and a true gentleman, but she is not interested in having a relationship with him.

Pesh Nadeen…. Otherwise known as Dr. McDreamy Bollywood. He has totally redeemed himself with me. He is such a gentleman and
Angie Tharp zindars
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just realized that Katie Ashley brings Pesh over into the second book of her other series "Music of the Heart." He is in Beat of the Heart. I love when authors do that!!!!! ...more
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review***

OMG Katie Ashley you're the bomb diggity!! 5 friggin' stars!!

I have to admit, although I thought Pesh was Dr. McDreamy Bollywood in the The Proposal, I was not a fan that he was infringing on Aidan and Emma’s relationship. That being said…I’ve had a COMPLETE change of heart! I LOVE PESH!! He’s a true gentleman when he needs to be but frankly (and SO THANKFUL!!) that he’s in a freak in the bedroom! Tantric sex…really! AH! But his heart
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review***

Review by Isa:

OMG Katie Ashley you're the bomb diggity!!! 5 stars!! I LOVED this story!

I have to admit, although I thought Pesh was Dr. McDreamy Bollywood in the The Proposal, I was not a fan that he was infringing on Aidan and Emma’s relationship. That being said…I’ve had a COMPLETE change of heart! I LOVE PESH!! He’s a true gentleman when he needs to be but frankly (and SO THANKFUL!!) that he’s in a freak in the bedroom! Tantric sex…r
Jan 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: so-plain, okay
Pesh is like the best fucking person in the world! Totally unreal. No, seriously. He's the nicest. So kind, such an honourable man... I was all the time like awwwww
PS: I love Mason
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

~~ 5 Sweetest Love Story Stars ~~

This book was absolutely AMAZING!!!  Now I know why I love Katie Ashley's books so much.  They are filled with some of the greatest love stories.  This one was no different.  I have to say that The Pairing is my FAVORITE Katie Ashley book to date!!!  This book was flawless and was so full of love and sweet completely warmed my heart.  I love Katie's writing style...her books all flow well a
Mar 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
So there's this Dr. McDreamy Bollywood guy named Pesh...
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All he wants is to find love, after his wife died the love of his life he had been existing and not living... until he becomes a Godfather.. to Emma and Aiden's son. Thats where he meets the single mother soon to be nurse Megan.

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Megan doesn't ever want to give her heart away again.. ever. Her baby daddy although famous is a dead beat dad, she had to give up her dream of becoming a doctor and instead is in nursing school. She is insta
Feb 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: cute, series, meh
The book is not bad, but there was a lot lacking.

I feel like the book was rushed. I couldn't connect to any character. Pesh is a walking contradiction, and I'm not refering about him talking about sex/ fucking or whatever... It's about attitudes, and to me, his didn't add up! Megan was all over the place and her epiphany? Lame!

I think it missed on showing more of Megan and Mason. And by the way... 1 year old kids can speak all that much? Really!? Because I don't remember any of my little cousi
Mary Wasowski
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back the Fitzgerald's! This is one of my favorite series. You always have a favorite character you swoon over in a book, well for me, it has always been Aiden Fitzgerald. Now comes along Dr. Nadeen (Pesh) well he certainly tipped the scales in this book. I knew he was a romantic at heart, but he blew me away with love & tenderness for Megan Fitzgerald (Aiden's niece & godmother to baby Noah) Megan is a tough cookie with heartache in her past, but she moves on every day raising her son & ...more
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)

Although I loved Pesh and Emma's story, it missed some umph to it. I don't need drama and angst, but there really wasn't any. Other than Megan's ridiculous notion that she was too young to get serious about anyone so she put him off.

I liked reading Aidan and Emma again. They are always hilarious.

I loved Megan's son Mason, although it seemed his vocabulary at 17 months was spectacular. I loved how Pesh fell for him and almost expected Megan's ex to either come ba
This was super sweet..but maybe too sweet? That was my issue. I was expecting some real twists and drama happening((view spoiler)) but it was just happy and super adorable things happening one after the other. I was expecting them to have some problems to overcome.

It was still an enjoyable read though with awesome characters: Pesh(Does such a perfect man even exist for real?) a
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First half of this book was 3 stars. I wanted to punch Megan in the vagina she annoyed me so much. Second half was GOLDEN!! Loved it. Love Pesh and loved them together.

I also loved seeing Aiden and Emma again.

Great series!!

Jun 27, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-be-released
Oh yes, PESH! But I suddenly thought that I hated Pesh on the previous book (for trying to steal Emma from Aidan). Oh well... More Dr. McDreamy Bollywood. ♥♥ Can't wait to read this! ...more
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

All of us have the ability to love people in infinite capacities.

My thoughts of PESH in the second book:
PESH! He's your dream guy. (The name is Indian because he's Indian but was born in the US)
* He's a doctor (meaning a stable job)
* He's a pilot too!
* He's thoughtful
* He's sweet
* He's not commitment phobe
* He's what EMMA needs at her situation.
* And He doesn't really exist in real life! or he belongs to the rarest of the rare male specie

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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Top Three Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She's written rockers, bikers, manwhores with hearts of gold, New Adult, and Young Adult. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, her rescue mutts, Belle and Elsa, and her two cats, Mama Kitty and Luna. She has a slight obsession with The G ...more

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He held up his finger. “One second, babe. I gotta finish telling Pesh this story.”
“But my water broke.”
Without taking his eyes of Pesh, Aidan slid his glass of water over to her. “Here take mine.”
If the situation hadn’t been dire, Megan would have laughed at how oblivious Aidan was. Pesh leaned forward in his seat. “Um, Aidan, I think-“
He didn’t get a chance to finish. Instead, water splashed across the side of Aidan’s face. He shot out of his chair before whirling around to Emma. “What the hell, Em?”
“My. Water. Broke,” she muttered through gritted teeth.
“Oh shit,” he replied.”
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