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The Interview

(An Indecent Proposal #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,265 ratings  ·  207 reviews
It was supposed to be easy.
Hire a professional actor to play my fake fiancé.
But when he steps in front of my door to pick me up for The Interview, my heart stops. Chase Wright is perfect. And hot. I mean like, burn up your dress hot. However, Chase isn't professional at all. I hate what he does to me with his sinfully sexy blue eyes. I hate that he wants me in his bed.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 23rd 2015 (first published February 21st 2015)
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Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via JC Reed in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

3.5 stars!!

First off, there was a prequel before this? Wah, is there supposed to be some kind of interconnection between the two?

That said... I did enjoy this novel, it was not as dark as I thought it was going to be.

Some of it was a bit perplexing and dumbfounding as I was gyrated into yet another virgin story-line with a broken past.

Said virgin ends up needing a fake fiancee and from there it's a bunch of secrets, th
Jocelyn Jazmen
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic
I guess I only gave this 3 stars because it has a cliffhanger ending, and I don't like being trapped in a series in that way, especially since I have so many books to read.

However, having said that, the sexual tension building up as the reader progresses is a delicious tease that drives one on - maybe that's why the cliffhanger ending is a bit of a blow. The plot is good, sort of a reverse "PRETTY WOMAN", as our heroine Laurie gets an actor to play her fiancée to meet the conditions of an inheri
Feb 24, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Uh, what?

The first chapter just threw me off, and the storyline just doesn't flow for me at all. What did the elevator guy have to do with Lauren later? The story jumped around too much and gave no real prep to the reader or basis for the angst of the heroine. I feel like I just wasted $2.99, not sure what the check it's building up to! I won't be buying the next story,and I buy A LOT of books. Disappointed. J C Reed usually never disappoints but man missed the mark here.
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
the plot is incomplete - more explanation is needed to understand what is going on with the characters. I struggled to finish it. My head was further on than the plot trying to put the storyline together.

so lets see if I get the gist of the direction this is going in book 2.
Laurie just wanted one thing, one reminder from her past and in order to get it she needs her fake fiancee to suddenly appear. Deciding to hire someone to pretend the role has Laurie hedging on her decisions, especially once she meets Chase Wright. From the very beginning Chase has made his intention known, he wants Laurie intimately. Chase oozes raw sexual man, Laurie always promised herself never to get involved with a man, but Chase is tempting her and breaking down every wall she has shielde ...more
~ Becs ~
DNF at 45% - loved the prequel but sadly felt disconnected from that moment on.
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rating is between 3.5-3.75

Short review here (full review after I finish the series).

This was good but not great. At times I found the story intriguing and suspenseful with some sexiness, chemistry and romance intertwined. But there were moments it seemed immature behavior and thinking was displayed by the heroine. I liked her okay and but just wish she was more consistent in her actions and behavior (thank goodness there weren't many).The hero Chase was, sexy, alpha, mysterious but sweet at time
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
**Book Reviewed for for Seraphim Book Reviews. A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

What’s it all about?

Laurie and Chase. Working out their arrangement and dealing with each others (Mostly Laurie’s) stuff.

What I thought?

I didn’t know this was the first in a series…. I need more now! The previously released prequel was included in this book as a prologue and whilst I can’t see how on earth the two stories link, I, like others have my theories (Yeah I think e
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
The reason I picked this up was because of the blurb. Big mistake on my end. This book makes no sense. The plot and overall story is confusing. The only redeeming part is Chase, an amazing hero. He's the reason I'm giving it 2 stars. Chase is so put of place in what I guess it supposed to be a more darker type of romance. Laurie's portrayal here is the big problem. She's trying to find a job, and can't, even though she comes from money. It appears her step-father is a nasty man, who may or may h ...more
Lustful Literature
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it

Ok let me just say I love JC Reed, like really-really love her. With that said you can believe if she has a book releasing I am going to read it. This is the first time I read a book that she has co-authored and I was not sure how that was going to go to be honest but I can honestly tell you that both authors did an amazing job. They certainly put an interesting spin on the way they opened this book. Not with a prologue but with a prequel novella “THAT GUY” and wow wha
Hooker Heels Book Blog
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sexy, intriguing, mysterious, this book had a little bit of everything. Laurie thought that by hiring Chase as her fake finance’ that her mother’s wishes had been fulfilled and she would finally receive what was dutifully hers. Apparently, her stepfather and his lawyer had other plans. Chase appeared to have fallen for Laurie and became intrigued by her situation, but he is not all that he appears to be. I will admit that I was getting a little frustrated with the heroine throughout part of the ...more
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I know this is a starter book but it needed to be deeper even with the cliffhanger. Laurie and Chase relationship is a hoax to get something for herself but when things take an unexpected turn Chase steps up to take over and help her but we find out it is more to all of it.

I would like to know the rest and Chase motives and what Clint is really up to.
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
We met Laurie Hanson in That Guy as she endured a frightening, disastrous situation with a mysterious stranger. We were teased with secrets and guilt from her past, but nothing definitive. Fast forward, a few months later and due to circumstances beyond her control, Laurie is in need of a fake fiance' fast. Where does one find a man to fake it with? Well, her best friend, Jude has a brilliant plan and makes it happen. Simple really...hire one. But she finds a candidate that sends Laurie reeling. ...more
Kayla Ritenour (In Between The pages)
I did like this book.

but I had some issues with it.
we're given this suspenseful beginning, that left you wondering a million things and waiting to find out what came of it. and then whomp whomp whomp! we get nothing else on it. I'm figuring it will get brought up again in the next instalment, but I would have like at least a mention of it or something, instead of just dropping it all together and leaving me with a billion questions.
also some times there would be things between Chase and Laurie w
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Meet Chase Wright: he’s perfect. He’s handsome. He’s hot. He’s an actor. He’s Laurie’s fake fiancé. It was supposed to be a simple job: introduce him to her stepfather, get what she wants and have a clean break. But the longer Chase stays in her life, the more entangled he becomes, and the more danger he poses into her heart.

He knows he affects her, and he does not apologize about it. I love how he teases her, how he tries to get her off her comfort zone. He knows what he wants, and he’s willing
DJ Sakata
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quotes:

“I’m not like other men. I don’t want to do anything that could hurt you, Laurie.”

“For a few long moments, we just started at each other in silence, the air between us thick like winter’s fog. I knew if I dared to walk in, I might get lost forever.”

“Wearing my clothes suits you. You know what was in those shorts? Now they’re brushing your skin. It’s almost like I’m touching you… down there.”

My Review:

An Indecent Proposal is my first read for either author, and I had no idea that
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ahh...this left me with more questions than answers, but then I guess that's the beauty and the annoyance of reading a series. I wish I had looked into this more when I started it, had I realised it was part of a series (an incompleted series) I wouldn't have read it and would have waited for the whole series to be released! Saying that I'm still not sure what I think of this. I just want to say that this book gets better the further on you go. The last 20% was great and I think the next book is ...more
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
With every book J.C writes I enjoy it more and more.

I could not put this book down. I was stuck, glued to my kindle. Make sure you give yourself time to read this!

We meet Laurie Hanson as she is about to interview for an internship. Things happen and she never makes it to the actual interview.

We see how hard, and strenuous life is for Laurie. There are things in her life, her past, she doesn't share with any one, not even Jude, her best friend and roommate.

Jude is the rock and free spirit Laurie
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

My Thoughts:

The blurb on this one intrigued me enough to decide to read it. It's an interesting premise--and I was curious about what would make the rules change, from engagement to marriage. So, curiosity gets the better of me and I'm diving into this book!

Laurie is in a bind and she needs a fake fiancé to take care of some business. It seemed simple enough. Then she finds Chase, and he is more than happy to do this for her. Their
Cecily Bonney
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Lauren (Laurie) Hanson ran away from money and stability to have her own independence and to be able to live her own life on her terms. But now she is in need of a fake fiancée so she can get what she has really only ever wanted.
Chase Wright is a hot gorgeous mysterious actor that Laurie hires to help her fake out her step-father so she can get what her mother left her. She wants this to be a business deal and he wants this to be more than just a deal.
There is so much mystery in this bo
Aug 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I found this story so confusing. First you start off with a prequel with Laurie in the elevator meeting a handsome guy who she proceeds to get stuck in the elevator with.
There is real chemistry between them, but she never gets his name. She did reveal a few of her deep dark secrets to him, thinking this was the end of her life.
All of sudden rescue comes and she is saved - but the guy ? We don't know what happened.
Now to this story and it starts off 3 months later.
No explanation, she just needs a
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“What makes you so sure about that?”
“I see it in your eyes, Laurie.” He got up and closed the space between us.
Ready to sweep me off my feet.
Ready to drown me in the lust I was beginning to feel for his hard body.
Luckily, our booth was shielded from prying eyes.
“You’ll have to get used to your needs,” he whispered. “If you don’t listen to your body, your passion will make you unhappy, and I can’t afford that.”

My review: I thoroughly enjoyed the story in An Indecent Proposal, and in the hours I
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Please see my full 4 star review right here

I was given a copy of An Indecent Proposal to read/review.

While I found it a quite a light hearted book to read, I did enjoy it tremendously.

I did think that in this day and age at 22, the main character Lauren was slightly unrealistic to be portrayed as a little naive virgin, but that was how she was written into the story and she became like a fire rocket once introduced to a little action.

Chase was a dream, who
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love JC Reed so I will automatically read anything that she writes.

I was thrown by the elevator scene? How is this man going to fit into everything? Who is he?

Throughout the story we get just enough pieces to show us that there is more to Laurie and her past. Laurie is so sweet and still a virgin and she just wants to live her life independently and to break away from the life provided for her by her mother. The only thing she wants of her mothers are the letters that her mother left to her in
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
First chapter of this book is the whole That Guy - prequel.. So I was pissed because I payed already for the prequel.. and now in here I did the same first chapter :(
Second tought - I still don't know why was the "elevater chapter" there...In whole book there is no reaseon for it... and sadly the first chaper is the best one.
When I continued reading I was like "something's off" and more to the end I just knew it will end badly (I mean stupidly short happily ever after) or doesn't end.. unfortuna
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
The storyline just didn't match up to the prequel all that well. I'm sure it only because book 2 will tie everything up for us.

What I do know, Chase is the mystery guy from the elevator. The death she feels responsible for is her mother's. Her step father is an overall grade A a*s.

What I think I know... Her stepfather helped push her mother over the deep end. The step father was doing something illegal??

Question... Where does Chase fit in all this crazy stuff. Interesting read.... plan on fol
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The storyline is really good, unique & interesting. The characters are also intriguing & likable, so the book itself had the makings of a 4 or 5 star read, for me. However, there seemed to be a lot of repetition in the dialog & the heroine was fighting her attraction just a little too hard without giving the reader much of a good enough reason why. So, unfortunately, I started skipping over parts of the book, which is an automatic 3 star, for me. ...more
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: free, ibooks
Should have checked/realised this was a series before I started the free book - now I'm intrigued to know what happens even though I'm not particularly enjoying it.

Even worse yet, there's a book 3 too!
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
God please tell me the date for part 2 I don't I can wait it was so intense I was not sure what was going to happen next
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