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Adventurous Proposal

(One Month Til I Do #1)

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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  535 ratings  ·  107 reviews
After a string of bad dates, Florence Gray is so over online dating. So much so, that if she has to survive another guy standing her up she might just do something crazy ... like accept the first proposal she gets.

So when she finds herself alone in the bar, again, Florence can hardly believe her eyes-or ears-when Hugh Humphreys swoops in and presents her with a proposal s
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188 pages
Published November 14th 2016
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Jacqueline
2.5

I don't know why I keep trying to read chick lit style books, they usually irritate me. I'm just such a miserable madam.

I really had to suspend disbelief over and over again reading this, so much so that it made what should've been an undemanding read into a teeth grinding exercise in irritation management. Put it down to the time I had to rearrange a Christmas do at short notice. Everywhere was already booked, even crap places were overpriced and suppliers were not wo
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Brina (Brina and the Books)
4 Stars

Adventurous Proposal is only the second book I've read by Laura Barnard but it was so much fun! Florence and Hugh were both great and fun characters and I loved to get to know them.

Hugh and Florence meet in a bar on December 2nd, both stood up by their dates. They start talking and soon realize how much they like the other. Instead of asking for a second date, Hugh proposes to Florence who says yes to this crazy idea. They have a lot to plan since the wedding is scheduled
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Rachel Gilbey
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a whirlwind of a book, with arguably completely bonkers main characters, but at the same time, the whole story has a whole grand romantic charm to it, and had me smiling throughout.

Well let's face it most not bharmy people don't meet in a pub, and decide later that night not only that they should get married, but to have the wedding in 25 days time on Christmas Day. Well this is what Florence and Hugh do. They barely know each other first names, but suddenly they are thrown into frenzy of
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Siobhan
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having read and enjoyed Laura Barnard’s Babes of Brighton books, I knew I needed more of her work. Thus, I was more than happy to jump into the One Month Til I Do books. Like my other Laura Barnard reads, Adventurous Proposal was a fun quick read that will leave you wanting more.

I’ll be honest, this is one of those books where you need to suspend your belief. When you read the premise, you will do one of two things – roll your eyes at the silliness or be sucked in by the potential. I
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DJ Sakata
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Rating:

4.5

Favorite Quotes:

Because a man ages like a fine wine, he just gets better. A woman is like a loaf of bread – we just start going off.

She leans in to kiss me on the cheek, her scent invading my nostrils. So, this is what pure evil smells like.

She throws back her head in a totally ridiculous over the top posh laugh. Imagine a horse having a panic attack, and you’re almost there.

As long as you don’t sit on Santa’s k
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Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
Dec 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
I hated this book. I wanted some mindless fluff around the holiday season and this just missed the mark. Lifetime-movie-esque it was not. It had annoying and disgusting characters (including a bigoted mother-in-law and a shallow MC) and ridiculous comments such as “For a lesbian, she sure gets offended easily” and “Her face drops. Ha, that shut her up. Yeah, bitch. I’ve got your man, and he’s not going anywhere. God, when did I get so ghetto?” . What is that trash, seriously.

Also,
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Ptiteaurel
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As you can see right now, I'm reading a lot of Christmas romances and when I saw that Laura Barnard was looking for bloggers to read her novella in ARC, I asked her if I could. I didn't regret it at any moment because I had a great time reading it. If you are looking for a gentle, funny and enjoyable reading, Adventurous Proposal is theperfect reading for you.

Florence Gray is a young 30-year-old woman who no longer stands dating on online websites. Once again, she was stood up and sh
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Monique
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a sweet, quick fun read - here is the book for you.
Laura Barnard is a favourite author of mine and I was excited when I stumbled across this book.

Florence has had a few dud dates recently, because she has been stood up a few times. She is just about to give up on another no show and head on home when Hugh starts up a conversation over their mutual dating woes. They share the evening together and Hugh enlightens her on a theory he has on relationships. He walks her home b
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Kelly Anne  O'Connor
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My heart is so full of love for this book, it's like a big blanket; it made me feel so warm, cozy, loved up and a little sexy - what more could you want from a Christmas read ?
I need to thank Andie M Long for writing the review that lead to me reading this book I'm in your debt as I may never have read this without your glowing review.
I managed a few firsts with this book; it's my first book by this author and it's the first time I've been so engrossed in a book that I actually walked to walk
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Kat
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5

Review to follow.
Lady Living  In Bookland
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Florence and Hugh meet when tinder dates fail for both of them and serendipity sees the pair thrown together in a rather whirlwind proposal.

But between the lesbian mother, the stupid ex, the alcohol, the mega fail dress shopping experiences, there really isn't a chapter you won't find something to giggle about.

A truly funny, cute and festive story that for me encapsulates what Christmas (and love is all about); having those we love around us, for better or for worse ;)

If you like your Christm
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I love a Christmas Romance, and this is a beautiful Christmas Romance. It grabbed me from page one and I couldn't put it down. A short read, just perfect to put you in the Christmas mood.
It has all the good vibes, along with a gorgeous man, who is everything you could want, sexy, kind, funny and loving. The heroine, who doubts herself but has gumption and determination. The best friends, the awful families, the snow, the romance, the laughter and great sex! What more could you want?
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Jean
I’ll be honest- I read this one because the title was cute and it was free from Amazon. I’m not much for love-at-first-sight stories, though, so maybe I should have known better.

I think it might make a good Hallmark Christmas movie, but as a novel everything read as soooo contrived. Even with the premise of “couple meets and immediately decides to get married in 23 days!”

The mom was basically a plot device, while the ex was pretty much a cartoon villain. The number of SERIOUS
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ItaPixie
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, freebie

I have really enjoyed this quick nice story.

The title and cover have immediately caught my attention,the entertaining plot and the flowing writing made it hard to put it down.

The main characters,Hugh and Florence,are lovable and cute and you cannot not to support their weird plan even if it is a little bit crazy.
The supporting characters add so much fun to the story.

I particularly loved the ending...the last sentence put an indelible smile on my face.<

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Paula Bothwell
Adventurous Proposal - R
Violence: none
Language: fewer than 70, including deity and around 20 fbombs. Super crude language
Sex: descriptive kissing. Sex. Yes, definitely.

Cute story, loads of promise: strangers meet, get along, decide to marry. Not sure if it's a British thing, but they throw the fbomb around like it's a conjunction.

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Ann (Literary Lust)
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh this is a must read!! Once you've started you won't want to put it down and a perfect read around Christmas time (though you'd enjoy it any time of the year). It's a light, funny and well, just lovely romance story. Trust me and read it for yourself :-)
Jessica Capps
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Audiobook review

This book is about an unexpected, impromptu, whirlwind relationship between 2 people who have been having a hard time finding love. At 30 years old, Florence is desperate to find "the one" so that she doesn't miss out on kids, love, happiness - but all of her online dating experiences have been either lackluster or complete no-shows. On one of these no-shows, a rando at the place starts chatting her up, pointing out her no-show disaster. Their conversation leads down
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Grass monster
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, how cute is the cover for Adventurous Proposal!. Im maybe a little biased as purple is my favorite colour, and it also has a catchy title.
This story has a totally different concept from anything I have read before and I wasnt too sure if it was going to work, but boy it had me hooked.
Meet Florence Gray, Flo is in her early 30s and has had enough of internet dating, after yet again being stood up on one too many dates, she is left sitting in a bar alone, that is until she mee
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Rosali Penunuri
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mary Dean
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book! This is a let's take a chance romance. Florence and Hugh meet after being stood up by their online dating dates. They hit it off and agree to see each other again. Florence didn't expect it to be hours later at 3 am. Hugh comes up with an proposal that they get married. They have good chemistry and hit it off right away and they can spend the rest of their lives getting to know each other. It's a crazy idea but Florence goes for it. As they plan their wedding, that will be in a ...more
Jo-Anne
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I love the idea of this fun romance. After both Flo and Hugh have been stood up yet again, they start talking to each other in the bar. They get along so well that Hugh proposes later that night. BUT, even more shocking is that he wants to get married Christmas day. That's only 25 days! Amazingly, Flo accepted.

They have a lot to do in a short time if they want to pull off this wedding. Lucky for them, they have great friends. Even though everyone thought this couple were off their rockers
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Erin Lewis
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of Adventurous Proposal (One Month Till I Do #1) by Laura Barnard

Audio Review:

Having read or listened to several books by Laura Barnard I was interested to listen to Adventurous Proposal narrated by Karena Gregory who is a new narrator to me.

Florence (Flo) Gray has had enough of disastrous on-line dating and decides to do something rash.

Being stood up yet again is the final straw, although it does give her the opportunity to meet Hugh Humphreys.
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Laura
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't even remembering downloading this for the kindle, but I was looking through the books on there for a short easy read that I could get through in a couple of hours and that wouldn't take too much concentration. After reading the blurb for this, I almost deleted it without reading it as it is very unrealistic and far fetched. However, I had previously read The Debt and the Doormat by the same author which I loved, so I thought I'd give this one a go. At worst, I've wasted couple of hours r ...more
M. M. Sana
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am going to start by saying that I am not at all a romance reader and I rarely read chic-lit. However, when you are reading with your partner and want a good read aloud (to eachother) book... You often seek humor. Or at least I do. This book has that!

The plot of this story is very well done. The characters are realistic and loveable. The humor and plot line keeps you reading. So, what if we skip the bullshit of dating and just as we connect with a person on the first date, we liste
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Linda Barrett
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read something so sweet it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Well this is how Adventurous Proposal made me feel today.
It totally wraps you up in a warm fluffy blanket and makes you want to watch old christmas movies.
I absolutely loved this book and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to fall in love with the perfect leading lady and gentleman.
Flo Gray and Hugh Humphrey were made for each other.He's her soulmate who just happened to get stood up
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Rubi
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
🎧AUDIOBOOK REVIEW 🎧
Laura has a tendency to write some hilarious books. I have been fortunate enough to read and listen to a few and the situations her heroines get into are hilarious. Flo is no different.
When she and Hugh meet by chance their connection is instantaneous. Hugh is handsome and easy to talk to. When the next day Hugh shows up at her house and propositions that they get married in a few weeks and get to know each other later...well it sounds weird and crazy but Laura makes it
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Heather Hunter
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An Entertaining Read.

I prefer horror stories or post-apocalyptic thrillers so it was a surprise when I bought this book months ago. Thinking that the story line was going to be some cute romance like Bridget Jones's Diary I was unprepared for the vulgar language and erotic scenes, but that's romance, right? Duh! Anywho, after cringe reading through the first couple of chapters (I watch too many homicide true crime shows and TV and kept thinking the MC was going to die) I came to enjoy this b
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Ashley Hedden
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adventurous Proposal: One Month Til I Do, Book One was a great read by Laura Barnard. Florence is done with online dating when she is stood up by another bad date. She finds herself alone in a bar when Hugh Humphreys swoops in and decides to give her a proposal that she is considering. They decide to get married in 25 days on Christmas, all while she is getting to know her fiance. Unfortunately things don't go as planned when there are people who don't want them together. Karena Gregory did a gr ...more
A.J. Love
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*** REVIEW ***

Adventurous Proposal by Laura Barnard

Five stars ✨

Laura Barnard, I fucking adore you.
I never thought I'd EVER find a book I loved more than Tequila and Teabags (my first LB experience), but by God she's done it.
I literally inhaled this within hours. It was hilarious, and perfect, and everything you want in a chick lit story.
Hugh and Flo are the absolute best. Also, I think I'm 100% in love with Hugh's Grandma. 💕

Cannot wait to read the nex
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Denise M.
A Quick, Fun Read

"Adventurous Proposal" by Laura Barnard is the 1st chick lit style book I've read.
If you ever wondered how people get married so quick after meeting, this is a cute, quick read about a couple that does just that.
Florence + Hugh meet in a bar + decide that nite to get married on Christmas Day.
Being December 2nd, it doesn't give much time. Between his family + her friends, their adventures will keep you laughing all the way.
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Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes romantic comedy or 'chick lit' as its so often described. In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of her face and drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio.

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