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One Hundred Proposals

(100 Proposals #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  2,261 ratings  ·  296 reviews
‘Is there really such a thing as a perfect proposal?
Over the next hundred days I intend to find out. I will find one hundred ways to propose to our Chief Proposer Suzie McKenzie and post the results here for your enjoyment. One thing’s for sure, not one of my proposals will be on top of the Eiffel Tower with a dozen red roses.’

Best friends Suzie and Harry are partners in r
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published June 25th 2014 by Carina UK
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Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 - One hundred days. One hundred ways. Stars!

I could list a hundred different reasons why I loved this book, actually probably more. I started One Hundred Proposals yesterday afternoon, and couldn’t put it down. Anyone that knows me knows how much I love my bed and sleeping in it, so me getting up an hour early this morning to finish the book before the boring work week began, gives you a clue as to just how much I enjoyed it.

Is there really such a thing as a perfect proposal?

Well this is t
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

As work is kicking my arse my review words are thin, but loved and recommend are the ones that should about cover it.

description Romance isn’t always about big gestures though. Sometimes it’s the words the man finds or the effort that he has gone to. It doesn’t have to be something expensive.”

Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on

As I sit here with my cup of coffee, I have to admit that I'm still struggling to piece together the words that are bouncing around in my head; clearly the after-effects of reading a Holly Martin creation. I mean, I just.. I can't even.. And I... Urgh, it's hopeless.

When I sit back and really think about it, it makes me feel a little breathless, like the thought of something that damn romantic happening in real life? I don't think I could
Book Addict Shaun
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
I'm writing this review on June 14th but can't share it with you till July 5th which if you're reading this is today! Anyway. Holly Martin was one of the very first people to follow my blog and she is an amazing person. Having never read any of her previous books, the praise she receives from fellow bloggers meant that when I was asked to be part of the blog tour for this book I didn't even have to think about saying yes. I loved the original and unique idea for the plot and once I received my b ...more
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I find it so hard to write reviews for books that I adore because I never feel that my words can do it justice in the way it deserves. But, I promised Holly I’d try and form my thoughts into coherent sentences so here is my attempt…

I must start of this review by saying whilst Holly is quite possibly one of my favourite people on the planet, I have reviewed this book objectively and she has not paid me in hugs and/or snogs for me to write this review.

One Hundred Proposals is Holly’s second chick-
I received a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

DNF at 30%. Here are my thoughts up until that point:

I don't read chick lit a whole lot, but I do love a good one from time to time. When I read the premises of One Hundred Proposals I thought that it was right up my alley. It started well but I soon lost interest.

There are many things that didn't work for me in One Hundred Proposals. First, I didn't like the MC. It was annoying to be stuck in her head. She acted like a teenager an
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jul 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
How does this book have a nearly 5 star rating? The story was cute-ish, I suppose, but the writing was terrible. In particular, the dialogue was awful. It read like a boy-crazy middle-schooler wrote it. The main characters were incredibly immature, in addition. Thumbs down unless you just want a dumb escape.
Oct 03, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I'm rounding up because I did read this in an afternoon and the fact that I wanted to keep on reading till the end in one go counts for a lot. I was entertained enough to see how they'd wrap up their 100 proposals and where the story would take them. Unfortunately, this was mostly a letdown to be honest. I lacked chemistry between Harry and Suzie and while I had no problem accepting that they were best friends, my mind didn't want to go beyond that so I found it hard to get into the rom
Katey Lovell
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had heard nothing but good things about Holly Martin. Book bloggers love her, saying she is one of the best up-and-coming authors in the romantic fiction genre, so I was excited to read her latest release One Hundred Proposals. Also, she is published by Carina and they seem to go in for books with strong, well developed characters and I love that.

As a bit of a softie myself, I loved the idea of One Hundred Proposals. My now husband proposed to me outside the house I had grown up in, when we w
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
'One Hundred Proposals' is about Suzie and her best friend Harry. Suzie once started a website called '' and Harry now works with her. The website is for people, who want to propose and still need some great ideas for that. So Suzie and Harry search nice places or ways to propose, in order to help their customers. But most of the customers only want the general package, nothing really special. So one day, to boost the business a bit (and only to do just that, of course), ...more
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I hate people who let themselves fall into a big net of unnecessary stupid lies. Not just any lies. STUPID lies that nobody believes - especially not the person's closest friend. Those situations were so terribly cringeworthy to read and I granted Suzie every last drop of embarrassment. Tz it was her own fault.

Maaah I really wanted this to be a one - off little annoyance so I could love everything else, just as everybody I know promised. But Suzie was so embarrassingly jealous and annoying. My
Aug 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, home, kindle
Nice read, but the characters drove me insane when they didn't realize that they both liked each other! ...more
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

First of all I’d like to Holly for sending me her book, I was so happy when I had it in my inbox, so thank you lovely lady, xxx.

I don’t really know where to start, because I have so many feelings and thoughts about this book.

As the title already say we will witness a lot of proposals ;).
The story follows Suzie and her wedding proposal business. She’s not in the best lace, because her brother died a few months ago, she is happy to have
Jenny in Neverland
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, chick-lit
I’ve started this review about 3 times and I am very rarely speechless but I literally cannot accurately portray how much I loved this book. I read Holly Martin’s The Guestbook last year so I am familiar with how fluent and easy Holly’s writing style is however this book was formatted differently to the last so I was interested to see if she could keep up that effortlessness in her writing. I had absolutely nothing to worry about because I finished One Hundred Proposals in 2 days and dreaded hav ...more
Paris Baker
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Originally posted on Paris Baker's Book Nook.


Okay, just had to get that off my chest. Seriously though, I do.

This book is just gorgeous. GORGEOUS.

Best friends Harry and Suzie run a proposal planning company, and have the sweetest friendship you can imagine. Harry makes it his mission to discover The Perfect Proposal, with a run of 100 proposals in 100 days. This would all be fine and dandy and rather sweet, if Suzie wasn’t head over heels in love with Harry, who was tor
Elizabeth Emily Browne
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I finished my last book and I really wasn't sure what I was in the mood for next.. So I literally just picked up the book that was on the top of my physical to - read pile (I haven't got a bookcase yet I'm waiting till I get my own place).

Anyway, I digress. This was such a cute, funny and heart warming read. It was so light and it was exactly what I needed to start the month of July off. Suzie felt so real and relatable and Harry was just so cute and sexy and the chem
Maryline M's Bookshelf
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This review was first published at M's Bookshelf -

Oh wow. I absolutely LOVED this story. There's an instant connection with the characters, which makes the story very emotional and gripping. I was completely absorbed and overwhelmed with the raw feelings and emotions the characters experience throughout the story. It's incredibly moving and by the time I finished reading, I was in love. In love with the story, in love with the idea of romance... and in love with
Meredith Schorr
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm becoming a big fan of Holly Martin after now reading two of her books. Her characters are so quirky and lovable and I love the slow burn of the romance - although the angst and slow burn in this one nearly killed me, but in the best possible way. ...more
Aisha (seetheworldwithbooks)
5+++++++++++++++++ 'ONE HUNDRED PROPOSAL STARS'
Review coming soon!
Arpita Dey
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a fun, light-hearted story! It's the classic friends-to-lovers trope but I found the premise so entertaining.

Suzie and Harry are partners at a firm that designs innovative proposals for couples. As a publicity stunt to gain more business, Harry 'proposes' to propose to Suzie in a hundred different ways. Soon a travel company sponsors them to travel across beautiful locations worldwide for free and write about the various proposals.

I've got to say - some of the proposals were clich
Ah, I loved it. I just did!!! My favorite kind of characters, and bonus, there was a world tour in there!!! I can never say no to a world tour. And the idea of the book was brilliant. A joyous ride!

Of course, I can't ignore the fact that it was also a clean read. Another thing I love about certain rom-coms. This was amazing! Can't wait to check out Holly Martin's other books!
one hundred stars, is this possible?
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
I love Holly Martin's books. This was a perfect, easy read. The proposals were so imaginative. I just adored this story. ...more
Pearl Grace
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, book-battle
So cute! Loved all the proposals!
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Posted originally

One Hundred Proposals is absolute perfection. I’ve been trying to write this review for a while and that’s pretty much all I can come up with. It was a joy to read and a wonderful story. I’ve read and loved Holly’s previous two books but even then, over the last few months when I’ve seen this book get so many amazing reviews, I did kind of wonder how such a simple concept for a book could be so beautiful and impactful. But any doubts I m
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Holly Martin and it didn’t disappoint. I loved the concept of the book, helping men proposal to their girlfriends in different and wonderful ways, by the two people who run the company Suzie and Harry who are partners in the company perfect proposals and also best friends. I loved seeing how each proposal unfolded and the reaction to everyone when each happened. I adored Harry and would have liked a bit more background on him and his life before meeting Suzie. The ending ...more
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*Sigh...!* This was a lovely and different concept to a love story. Attention to detail throughout the characters travels was great, many of the places I've either lived in or traveled to, so it was easy to visualise. A lovely holiday read and I've already recommended to friends! ...more
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First of all I must thank the lovely Holly for sending me a copy of One Hundred Proposals to review and for also allowing me to participate in this fabulous blog tour.
Now, I won’t lie, I’m quite a fan of Holly and her writing, so I was very excited when I heard about this book and knew it was one that I would have to read no matter what. It took no time at all for me to find myself lost within the pages of this beautiful, yet heart wrenching book.
One Hundred Proposals follows Harry and Suzie, be
Jo Hughes
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank GGBookTours and Holly Martin for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

At the time of writing this, Holly was teasing us with the cover of the book and I can’t wait to see the cover. All I can now say is this cover is perfect.

Suzie and Harry (OMG another Harry and is just as hot as the other one), anyway I digress. Suzie and Harry run a marriage proposal business it is a bespoke service for someone wishing to propose. Although Suzie and Har
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