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The Sorensen Family #3

The Playboy's Proposal

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Doctor Benny Sorensen has had it up to here with her party-throwing playboy neighbor. She’s declaring war. She doesn't care how gorgeous or charming he is, he's going down. That is until he proposes something she's not sure she can say no to...

Wealthy ad man Henry Ellison lives an uncomplicated life that revolves around work, women, and partying. In that order. Until Benny storms into his life. To placate his attractive but hotheaded neighbor, Henry offers to help her land a date with the man of her dreams. Only as Henry makes her over and coaches her on the fine art of flirting, he realizes that the idea of this woman in any other man’s arms but his own is unacceptable. But Benny's a forever kind of girl and forever might just be the one commitment he can't make.

Each book in the Sorensen Family series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Her Backup Boyfriend
Book #2 Her Accidental Husband
Book #3 The Playboy's Proposal

275 pages, Paperback

First published July 25, 2016

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Ashlee Mallory

23 books315 followers
Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of Sweet Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Suspense, and Thrillers.

A recovering attorney, she currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.

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Profile Image for Maria Rose.
2,465 reviews242 followers
August 10, 2016
The Playboy’s Proposal is the third story in the Sorensen Family series by Ashlee Mallory. It’s one of the few ‘sweet’ romance series that I read, and after reading the first story last year, I knew I’d be keeping an eye out for the next ones. The author writes with such an engaging style and with enough sexual tension between the main characters that you really don’t miss the bedroom scenes and just enjoy the romance and family dynamics of each story.

This time around it’s Bernadette, or Benny as she’s known to her family, who is ready for something different. She’s very happy for her two brothers who have fallen in love with wonderful ladies that she now considers friends, and truth be told is a little envious. As a doctor, she’s worried about being taken seriously among her male colleagues and since she’s always been something of a tomboy, she tends to dress very conservatively at work, and not play up her femininity. But she has a crush on one of the doctors and her awkward flirting skills leave something to be desired. Not only that, but her annoying neighbour is driving her crazy! Wealthy advertising guru Henry shows his entitlement issues with late night parties (usually when she’s got an early morning shift), encroaching on her single parking space with his multiple vehicles and just generally making her life miserable. When Henry brings his young niece into the ER with a skittles dilemma, they meet on her turf and despite their acrimonious previous meetings, Benny is professional. Back home later on though, with Benny threatening to bring their problems to a condo board meeting, Henry makes a deal with her. He’d noticed her obvious interest in the male doctor she works with and offers her a bargain – if she’ll drop her fight with him with the condo board, in return he’ll play the nicer neighbour, and he’ll help her learn the art of flirtation so that she can catch the Doc’s attention. Since Benny isn’t making any progress on her own, she agrees to a short time frame to take Henry’s lessons (and since he has quite the playboy reputation she knows he must have some insider information she can use). But as Benny transforms into a more confident and sophisticated woman, Henry comes to a startling conclusion – he quite likes Benny, no matter what she’s wearing or how she acts. And the idea of her with another man (which is the point after all) is quite unsettling. What’s a playboy to do when the only game he knows could cost him the prize?

What a fun story! The enemies to lovers trope is a favourite of mine and right from the start it’s clear that Benny and Henry are feeling a lot of antagonism towards each other, though it doesn’t last too long. Once Benny plays her professional part in assisting Henry’s niece and Henry realizes she’s not quite the harbinger of doom to his playboy lifestyle, they form a truce that holds them in good stead. Henry’s makeover of Benny is, truth be told, quite overdo and it’s because Benny is ready for a change anyway that she accepts his advice on clothing, makeup, and putting one’s best foot forward. Henry realizes that Benny is quite an attractive women (once she’s not raging at him in her pajamas) and teaching her to flirt is but the first step to realizing how much he actually enjoys her company. She’s sassy and opinionated and doesn’t fawn at his handsome feet like so many of the other women he knows. Plus, toning down his public image while coaching Benny is good for business, as his boss warns him that his contracts for family based companies could be compromised by his playboy ways. The attraction between the two is genuine and leads to some steamy kisses (but no bedroom scenes) and a strong friendship that Henry soon realizes is not enough. But he’ll have to get over his commitment issues pretty quick before he loses Benny to the handsome doctor who’s starting to take an interest in her now that her transformation has occurred.

Like the other books in the series, we get some great family scenes and that is definitely part of the strength of this story. Benny’s family is warm and friendly, even to Henry when he accompanies Benny to a family dinner – though he first has to put up with a brotherly interrogation. They accept Benny no matter how she acts or appears, but are equally thrilled with her new look. They can also sense that Henry means more to her than just a friend despite what she says. The angst level of this story is low, and the conflict just enough to keep the plot moving and make Henry and Benny work for their happy ending. Overall, it’s another delightful and heartwarming story in this series.

Note: a copy of this story was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.

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1,847 reviews120 followers
July 25, 2016
4.5 stars

The Playboy's Proposal was such a fun, entertaining and heartwarming read.

Loved Benny and Henry, they were both such charismatic characters.
They were likable, stubborn, amusing and just perfect for each other!
Loved their banter, Benny was full of sass and didn't hold back from keeping it real with Henry.
She made him feel things he hadn't felt before and while it frustrated him in the beginning the more time he spent with Benny the more he wanted to be with her.
It was heartwarming watching their relationship develop from angry next door neighbours to friends to more.. and their chemistry? it was off the charts!


Another plus for me was getting to spend time with all characters from the previous books in The Sorensen Family series.
While each book can be read as a standalone and you don't need to have read them to enjoy The Playboy's Proposal, for me it added to my overall enjoyment catching up with the previous couples.

Overall this was a fun, entertaining, well written romance with characters that will touch your heart with their story.
I highly recommend The Playboy's Proposal and the Sorensen Family series.

*Thank you Entangled ~ Bliss via Netgalley for the advance copy.*

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542 reviews28 followers
April 18, 2022
A pleasant surprise with really nice charachters. It would have been a 5 🌟if not for the repetitions especially towards the end.

Recommended: 👍
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818 reviews371 followers
August 6, 2016

“The music’s never-ending thrumming surrounded her.”

Things I Liked: the romance, the Sorensen family
Things I Loved: HENRY!!! Writing style, Benny, characters depth
Things I Disliked: nothing
What a cute read!

I went into The Playboy’s Proposal not knowing it was the 3rd book in the Sorensen Family series. Although, I found it can easily be read as a stand-alone.

I did not realize how much I loved this trope until now. Ashlee Mallory managed to create such well rounded characters in such a short read! I figured that when I first met Henry I would not like his attitude and perspective. Yes, he was a playboy but I actually really liked his character!

Benny is a paediatrician who has made work her life. She has a huge crush on a fellow doctor but her crush is the kind of crush that leaves her speechless and blushing :D! The more I read The Playboy’s Proposal the more I found myself rooting for Henry and Benny!

Would I recommend The Playboy’s Proposal? Yes! If you are looking for a light, entertaining, and cute read I would definitely recommend picking The Playboy’s Proposal up!
Profile Image for Jessica Alcazar.
3,886 reviews441 followers
June 8, 2019
First let me say that this series has been a delight to read!! It's been fun and entertaining since book 1 and it carried momentum thru book 3 :)

The story of Benny and Henry is ridiculously endearing. Sooooooo much heart! :) I loved that their journey was built in proper stages ... they went from hate to friends to ultimately lovers and it was FUN and heart-warming to read.

Ashlee Mallory has a really likeable style to her prose. It's easy and low angst even when the story is somewhat tumultuous. You will smile thru all the shenanigans in this story, i did :) because the journey is just plain sweet!

Copy provided for blog tour review
Profile Image for Alison.
3,102 reviews122 followers
February 8, 2017
I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

The blurb:

Doctor Benny Sorensen has had it up to here with her party-throwing playboy neighbor. She’s declaring war. Wealthy ad man Henry Ellison lives an uncomplicated life that revolves around work, women, and partying. In that order. But when his attractive but hotheaded neighbor creates trouble for him, Henry offers to help her land a date with the man of her dreams. Only as Henry makes her over and coaches her on the fine art of flirting, he realizes that the idea of this woman in any other man’s arms but his own is unacceptable.

I love, love, love this trope and Ashlee Mallory did not disappoint. This is apparently the third in a series but it was easily read as a stand-alone.

Benny is a paediatrician, she spends 90% of her life in scrubs and trainers with her hair in a pony tail. She has fallen for her fellow doctor Luke Seeley but her crush renders her unable to speak to him, in fact she spends most of her time running away from him or blushing furiously.

After her irritating next-door neighbour's late night parties and inconsiderate behaviour drive her to make an official complaint to the Housing Association she runs into him when he brings his niece to the surgery to have a Skittle removed from her nose, whilst there he notices Benny behaviour with Luke. Later when Henry confronts her about the complaint he offers her a deal, he will make her into the sort of woman that Luke would ask out on a date and in return she will retract her complaint. Now I love the film The Ugly Truth starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler and this has a lot of similarities.

I can't think of anything bad to say about this. I thought Benny and Henry were both well-rounded characters. The plot was well-written and believable.

I think I've found myself a new author - I'm off to find the first two books in this series.

Recommended for fans of romantic comedy, make-overs and The Ugly Truth

Bumped for release day.
Profile Image for Ayekah.
1,107 reviews
January 16, 2017
This is a great romantic and easy read. We meet Dr Benny Sorenson of the Sorenson clan, the one who knew form an early age she wanted to be a Dr. She's the last woman standing in the family as the rest of them have found spouses or significant others. Benny is a pediatrician, landing a great job and with that buys herself a decent condo close to work.

The story opens with Benny wide awake late at night because once again her inconsiderate jerk of a neighbor is having another one of his parties with the music at deafening decibels. Benny has had it, bad enough someone parked in her parking space and she had to park two blocks away, this is the end. Clad in her pajama's she heads next door, and encounters her neighbor Henry Ellison, who is as good looking as they come and clearly a horse's backside. Until Benny threatens him, he reluctantly agrees to keep the noise down. Breaks up the party and Benny salvages what's left of her night.

Benny has a thing for another staff Pediatrician and when he's around her inner klutz and lack of confidence some roaring through. It's pretty comical to read and yet your heart goes out to her, let's face it, we've all been there. Benny hides herself in her scrubs, wears her hair in a ponytail, no makeup and those comfy ugly sneakers with ortho inserts. When Henry screws up yet again, she takes up her attorney sister in laws offer to write a letter to the HOA of their building. Benny's already called the woman. Who in turn called Henry and Henry thinks he can schmooze her. Because Henry is used to getting what he wants.

Henry has his own baggage too. His parents split when he was young, he went to live with his dad until his dad died and then at 11 he was sent back to live with his mother who was busy building her empire, no time for children and he meets his younger sister from husband # ??? . Morgan has a daughter Ella, who loves her Uncle Henry. Morgan is driven as well and Henry sees too much reminder of his mother in her. He's subtle about it but reminds her that Ella should come first. When Ella spends the weekend with Henry they end up at Benny's clinic and she's on duty because Ella put a skittle up her nose. He watches how good Benny is with Ella and something in him clicks. He also bears witness to Benny yet again making a klutz move when Luke is there. She can't even form a complete sentence. Henry watches this and forms a plan. Especially after he gets the letter from the HOA complete with fines and one more complaint and you're outta here.

He makes a deal with Benny to make her over... so she can attract Luke and in exchange she'll drop the complaint. There's a little message couched in there I picked up and don't know if other readers will as well. Interesting. Meanwhile they start with shopping, Ella in tow. Ella loves Benny.
Shopping leads to hair and makeup and it's a gradual process but it works. Meanwhile, Henry is beginning to have feelings about Benny and what's going on and after spending Sunday dinner at her house and passing family muster and seeing what a family really is begins to have thoughts about what he's doing.

Something happens that Henry calls Benny out on and he's right, she goes to talk to Luke about it and he's good. So she returns to talk to Henry only to have the rug yanked right out from under her.
The big question remains here what will happen with Benny and Henry. Will things work out on their own. Will Henry realize how miserable his life has been without her and what he wants for the future and now that Benny has more confidence in who she is and comfortable in her own skin, does she even need to deal with Henry?

I loved this story, quick sassy, clean (seriously no sex) and it has all the highs and lows and in betweens. It's about Benny who isn't comfortable in her own skin owning her entire being, curves and all. And Henry has a life lesson in here as well. It's a great little read.
I highly recommend. And I'll go back and read the other books in the series!

**arc from NetGalley and Entangled in exchange for a fair review**
Profile Image for Anne.
388 reviews72 followers
February 19, 2021
When I rate a book 2-stars = unlikable characters, plot holes, boring, confusing, or poor writing.

In this case, I should have judged the book by its title not the cover. The cover is cute and projects a sweet, fun romance story. The book is closer to the title though.

I stopped at the 25% mark because I did not like either main character. The hero was sex-focused, self-centered wanker with immature actions to fit with his thirty something self. The heroine blamed others for her long-term self-esteem issues, thus casting an overall negative tone. If I cannot like the main characters, there is not much point in reading a romance story (the hero and heroine are the focus for the reader – not much else going on).

The hero coaches the heroine in how to change her image to win a date with a man she thinks is unattainable.

As the story progressed, the interactions of the hero and heroine were not interesting enough, especially when paired with unlikeable characters that I had no connection with, nor did I feel that status would change. Ultimately, I ditch the book to move onto a better read.
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4,785 reviews289 followers
August 8, 2016
You know the teen movie and book "The DUFF" ? That is what The Playboy's Proposal by Ashlee Mallory reminded me of . As we met Playboy and PR extraordinaire Henry Ellison and his next door neighbour Benny aka Bernadette Sorenson. The pair first met when Benny is trying to sleep but Henry's partying is getting to her and so she rocks up in her pj's and dinosaur slippers asking him to turn the music off. Their next meeting is when she is working and he brings his niece in who has stuck a skittle up her nose. Henry has been told he needs to clean up his playboy act and keep out of the public's view and Benny needs a makeover and major help as she wants to attract the attention of Doctor McHottie aka Luke Seeley. The pair strike up a deal and Henry becomes Benny's relationship/dating 101 coach , but as the pair start to spend time together - we can all guess what happens - they start to develop feelings for one another . However in this case Dr. Luke Seeley which was Benny's goal has started to take notice in her and asks her out for a few dates. Now that Benny has her doctor , why haven't her feelings for Henry disappeared ? Henry could have any woman in the world, so why is it the one he wants is the plain jane Doctor who is now unavaliable ? Will the pair both get an HEA ? Find out in Book #3 The Playboy's Proposal by Ashlee Mallory - a sweet contemporary romance read.
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3,131 reviews24 followers
February 7, 2017
Enjoyed this. Loved how Benny put Henry in his place from the very beginning. But hated how at times Henry didn’t think he was good enough for Benny and felt he was only temporary for me. That killed me to read.
Plot: fun and entertaining. I liked how Benny wasn’t someone Henry could plow over with charm. He had to work to earn her respect and friendship. I enjoyed immensely how their feelings evolved organically and it didn’t seem to quick or forced but over time and as they got to know one another. I loved how the guy had more insecurities about himself and built the wall and was afraid to let someone in.
Characters: fun and quirky. Benny was smart and sassy. She kept Henry on his toes and in his place. Henry starts as the one you want to growl at. He seems to be one who doesn’t care but as you hear his story you understand him more. I loved him with his niece. Especially the skittles scene. Henry has us see his vulnerabilities and we got to feel for him. We saw him evolve more. Benny she grew into herself and gained confidence but also she almost lost who she was. She was becoming what she thought the doctor she liked wanted and it worked to a point. This was the boiling point for Henry and it was where we realize his feelings. Great moment and pivotal one as well.
Overall: Sassy, sexy, the attraction and banter was through the roof and entertaining. The getting to know one another sweet and intimate in the close moments we get. the story is entertaining and sexy. a fun time read. 
Profile Image for Chessela Helm.
Author 7 books29 followers
October 22, 2018
Another great addition to the series. I really liked Benny in the first two books, and it's good to finally get to see more of her. There's a definite Pygmalion/My Fair Lady vibe to the story as Henry helps Benny to find her inner sexy woman. I liked Henry, and I thought he and Benny were cute together. As with the previous books, the conflict arises naturally and it feels true to the characters. I liked the supporting cast and I like that the guy Benny was trying to impress didn't end up being an asshole. He wasn't the one for her, but he was still a good guy, and it was nice knowing that she was choosing Henry because she loved him and not because the other guy was a creep.
Profile Image for Alice.
321 reviews2 followers
June 7, 2020
2.6 stars

It is a really cute book. Truly.
And it had this nice, logical progression of their feelings for one another. Very believable.

It's just... It wasn't what I wanted. I wanted more action, I wanted more of them being together, not only 5 pages at max.
They spend the book learning about eachother, and then wanting to be together while thinking they're not good enough for eachother, all while not trying anything.
If I want lack of action I don't need a book for that. I pick to read those books because I want a more proactive storyline. This one lacked that.

It reminded me a less smutty version of "Seducing Cinderella".

It is good for someone who wants a more pure and wholesome romance.
Profile Image for Stephanie.
1,341 reviews94 followers
July 25, 2016
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

I’ve been in the mood recently for a cute romance and The Playboy’s Proposal was the perfect book for my mood. It had great characters and a cute, slow-burn romance that makes me want to break my self-imposed rule to never use the word “swoony” in a review.

Benny Sorenson (the youngest of the Sorenson clan, who we’ve gotten to know from the first two books in the series) has a major crush on another doctor in her practice, but lacks the confidence to do anything about it. I found her spazzy behavior around cute guys to be really relatable, as was her lack in self-confidence. When she finally makes a formal complaint to the HOA about her excessively loud neighbor, Henry Ellison, he makes a deal with her. He’ll help her become more confident with men if she drops the complaint.

Benny and Henry begin to spend time together – clothes shopping, makeovers, golf lessons. But they also begin to just hang out together, watching Property Brothers and drinking wine, becoming friends. Though the book doesn’t span a whole lot of time, the romance still seemed like a slow-burn, which I always like. They really became best friends as they fell in love. There’s obviously some roadblocks along the way – Benny’s lack of confidence and Henry’s disbelief in love and I liked the way those problems were reconciled. I really liked both characters and I loved seeing them together.

Overall, The Playboy’s Proposal, was a cute, quick, romantic read with likeable characters. I enjoyed seeing the Sorenson clan again and am looking forward to Daisy’s story. I would recommend this to fans of romance.

Overall Rating (out of 5): 3 Stars
Profile Image for Bette Stanek.
1,676 reviews4 followers
February 11, 2017
This series has been redeemed! The storyline isn’t really new, but Benny and Henry are refreshing characters. Benny has started her new medical practice and moved into an upscale apartment. The one thing she didn’t factor into her new life is her obnoxious playboy neighbor who parties until dawn and keeps her awake, even on weeknights. Does this guy ever work?

She also has another problem she didn’t count on. She has a huge crush on one of the partners in the pediatric practice and makes a complete fool of herself every time he’s around. She’s such an idiot. It’s got to be from lack of sleep, right? Finally, after one too many parties, Benny confronts Henry. One thing leads to another and before you know it, they’ve entered into an unholy bargain. Henry is going to turn Benny into every man’s dream girl so she can get her man. What could go wrong???

Henry and Benny are hilarious, likable, stubborn, and banter back and forth like no other. Benny is full of sass and she isn’t afraid to unleash it all on Henry, something he is definitely not used to. The story is a typical one, but these two characters make it so entertaining you’ll be at the end of the book before you know it.
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70 reviews1 follower
April 14, 2020
Ashlee Mallory has been consistent with the Sorensen Family series, on offer mediocrity stories. Like the first two books there nothing original or new to the story.

The characters Benny and Henry are okay, and the story is kept simply. The book could have been better if Ashlee had developed the backstories a little better. Henry seemed to have the better backstory which Ashley could have deepen further. His relationship with his mother and death of his father clearly had a huge impact on him which Ashley left kinda of fuzzy.

Benny was okay, but I felt Henry carried the story and helped make the book more interesting. Ashlee could have help shape Benny backstory better, by giving more details as to why Benny had low self-esteem, but she doesn’t, so you feel less invested in Benny chasing the character Luke.

Overall there are some interesting scenario’s in the book and Ella is a sweet new character to the series. If Ashlee was brave to take a few risk with this book, it could have been better especially around Benny and Daisy relationship and how Benny felt she was less attractive to her sister.
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1,838 reviews5 followers
July 25, 2016

I've had the pleasure of reading a few of this authors books and have honestly loved them all. She has a way of pulling you into her stories and entwining her characters into your psyche. I have laughed out load on so many occasions my husband thought I lost my mind.

In this book we have Benny a newly graduated pediatrician who's neighbor Henry has a love for work, women and parties. The last is which causes issues with her. She places a complaint with the condo board. When he confronts her he offers her an deal to help win over the doctor she has her eye and heart on.
The once he spends the time with her, he's not so sure he wants to give her up to another man.

There is lots of banter and sass throughout this book that just makes it all the more appealing.
Their chemistry was outstanding. The story was fluid, fun, with charismatic characters that you can't help but love. This book and its author are one that I would recommend to a varied of readers. You can't go wrong when you read one of her books.
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2,443 reviews44 followers
July 11, 2016
This was a very fun romance to read. I had some "Lol" moments throughout, and other times the book just made me smile.

Benny & Henry are two individuals who, after getting off on the wrong foot with each other, realise the other is a great person to be around. After their rocky friendship looks as though it could become more, they have to decide if they're both brave enough to take the plunge.

Henry is cocky, sexy, infuriating and witty. I enjoyed the conversations/exchanges between him and Benny. Benny, though initially shy and insecure, gave as good as she got, and the honesty between them was refreshing.

Thanks, NetGalley & Entangled Publishing, for gifting me an ARC in exchange for my review.
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6,884 reviews133 followers
July 23, 2016
Henry and Benny are fun. Some of the scenarios border on absurd but that adds to the charm of the romance. Benny at first meeting comes across uptight, stressed and high maintenance. In reality she's more down to earth. After devoting a great deal of time to her career, she just wants a chance to relax. She dreams of a life that is less lonely and separate from her work. One of the reason's Henry gets under her skin is he has the freedom that she longs for. Lots of parties, not bogged down with countless responsibilities and he's not bad on the eyes either. From the outside looking in he's living the dream. Looks can be deceiving. The Playboy's Proposal is more light hearted comedy than dramatic fanfare but it does hint at a little sexy along the way.
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1,525 reviews83 followers
July 20, 2016
**My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a super cute read and perfect for those of you that like a clean romance as there is only a little kissing involved.

Both characters are well rounded and believable and have only small issues that are overcome with help from others.

The story is well written and flows really well and before you know it you have finished. I was really glad that Benny and Henry get together and we also see a little more of the Sorensen family from the other books in the series.

Certainly worth reading.
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4,420 reviews211 followers
September 10, 2019
Reviewed by Danielle U
Book provided by the publisher

The Playboy's Proposal by Ashlee Mallory is out of this world. The proposal is one that readers won't expect to happen...surprises are many in this exciting read. Talk about unexpected love and one that's standing there in your life the whole time. The journey in this contemporary romance was remarkable. A hot wealthy guy and a smart loving woman...the plot was well-written. I found myself laughing out loud, crying, and blushing as the story unfolded. Falling in love with the believable characters is not an if...it's a thing that will happen and cause readers to beg for more. The writing was fresh and one that I won't be forgetting anytime soon. Complicated, messy, super gooey...yes. There were enough action and heat to last readers forever.

The Playboy's Proposal led me to think of something highly naughty and irresistible. The irresistible part I got down right...the proposal was new. A hot sexy yet wealthy neighbor is faced with a lot of charges that amount to tons of money and a possible eviction. There was only one person behind it. His next door neighbor. A sweet hardworking female. One that happens to be a doctor who helped his niece feel better. Now, he has only 5 weeks to help the doctor out with her social life or else he has to pay all the fines and possibly lose his home. Can he make a gorgeous blue eyed woman into a woman men want to salivate over? What started off a proposal to suit both parties soon turns into a heated entanglement of hearts on the line.

Ashlee Mallory knew exactly what she was doing when creating this masterpiece. I couldn't stop reading the book. Emotionally satisfying in every way possible. Overall, I highly recommend it to all.
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97 reviews9 followers
October 26, 2020
The Playboy’s Proposal is a sweet enemies to friends to lovers romance between a playboy millionaire and his plain and relatively shy Doctor neighbour who can be fierce and feisty when required. These two complete opposites find that maybe they aren’t quite so opposites after all and neither one really needs to change their true selves.

Benny and Henry, who tell the story through dual points of views, are two very likeable and sweet characters, who both have realistic flaws, and who you can’t help but hope will get a HEA because, despite their differences, these two opposites are perfect for each other. The steady development of the relationship allows the reader to clearly see how their relationship is changing from despising each other after getting off on the wrong foot, to becoming friends then moving into the realms of falling for each other after getting to know what lies beneath the surface image of each other. The characters were kept true to their true selves as the book evolved, despite the changes going on to appease others. The use of sub-characters, especially Ella with Henry, played an important part in this story in helping to develop more complex characters and showcasing different sides to their natural personalities.

The Playboy’s Proposal is a sweet, well written, full length, clean romance with a HEA that has just enough tension and drama to make it an addictive page turner. I found it to be a well thought out book, it completely exceeded my expectations, with a solid plot and great flow. The moral within the story is that it’s not just about changing physically that creates a happily ever after idea but opening eyes to true beauty that lies within by being true to yourself.

Overall, this is a relatively light-hearted enemies to lovers romance that will leave you with a smile on your face.

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966 reviews22 followers
July 30, 2021
The first series I read from Ashlee Mallory was The Sorensen Family set, though I discovered these books first on the mobile app Chapters, and later invested in and read all of her books as well.

I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in these books, and shared their emotional hills and valleys as each story and series progresses. I appreciated the fact that this author is excellent at writing romances based out the oddest circumstances imaginable, and also managed to catch my breath with each chapter of her suspense novel as well.

If you are interested in romance, humor, or even suspense, you should definitely check out Ashlee's books. I'd recommend her books for anyone that enjoys a good story with memorable characters you will find yourself falling in love with.
212 reviews1 follower
September 16, 2021
I gotta say, this was sort of my fave Sorensen Book? I mean, I loved Dominic's story, for sure. Cruz's was great, as well. But here, I didnt feel any frustration towards any of the main characters. Their insecurities seemed valid. Their reactions seemed valid, unlike the first two books where I thought the heroes' reaction to the issues or conflicts to their relationships were frustrating to say the least.

Anyway, back to this book. I guess I could relate to both of the MCs particularly how they handled their feelings. I also loved that they were great friends before they fell in love with each other. I also love that they didnt have to sleep with each other to know that they were meant to be. This was a light and easy read. Can't wait to read Daisy's story!
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2,474 reviews51 followers
June 24, 2017
I love the Sorensen family! This is Benny's story and I think she is my favorite of the siblings. You get to know her a little in Dominic and Cruz's books, but not much. She's smart, fun, and has a big heart, but has always been unsure of herself in relationships.

She and her neighbor Henry don't meet under the best circumstances - she's angry at him for holding a loud late night party - but they strike an unusual deal.

I loved the My Fair Lady parallels as Benny and Henry spent time together. They really grew individually and you could see they brought out so much good in each other.

Definitely a 5 star book. I am looking forward to reading Daisy's story next!
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457 reviews
February 9, 2020
So 3.5 Stars for this one.
I liked Benny and I like Henry sort of. In the beginning Henry seems shallow. He semi found Benny attractive but we very insulting towards her. Then he obviously was nicer and it turned more into a banter between the two but still it slightly irked me. Benny’s view of herself was sad she though of herself as a frumpy unattractive women. Which is super sad. She has a great personality and I enjoyed her wit in the previous books. I did like how the two developed a relationship and attraction to each other. It was sweet and the jealousy over Luke was cute too seeing as Henry was who illustrated how Benny could win the hottie. Regardless it was cute and enjoyable.
21 reviews
March 24, 2023
The set-up of the Sorensen family in the first two books of this series sets the stage for this book, but there could be more substance. I rate this a 3.5 but rounded up as good will toward the entire series. As a stand-alone, I don't think this book lives up to Mallory's talent. The plot is a tried and true trope thrown in to create another book in the series rather than a well developed story on it's own. I would like to see more depth.
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1,537 reviews17 followers
May 27, 2017
Of the three books in the series so far, this was my favorite. Playful, humorous, and a sexy playboy. All three have been fun to read though. I always love the stories of one party helping a second party gain the attention of the third party only to realize they aren't a match after all.

There are some sexual situations but not explicit. Language was fairly clean.
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25 reviews5 followers
October 12, 2017
The only thing I didn't like about this book was the fact that the proposal didn't actually happen on the pages. Only behind the scenes. If you are going to have a book called "The Playboy's Proposal"... I kind of expect to read about a romantic proposal at some point.
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1,368 reviews25 followers
October 24, 2017
The Playboy's Proposal (Sorensen Family #3) - PG13
Violence: none
Language: <30 swears
Sex: no sex, but descriptive kissing and they wake up together

I would suggest reading the other two Sorensen Family books in the series.
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117 reviews4 followers
April 20, 2019
A play on My Fair Lady

A handsome playboy remakes a klutzy doctor into an attractivewoman only to fall in love. This is a romance, not a book filled with graphic sex scenes. Enough said.
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