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Brian to impregnate herartificially Leigh has no interest in conceiving the old fashioned way despite how her heart races whenever she's near himBrian is intrigued by Leigh's reuest He's not into commitment even with a woman as attractive as Leigh but he's also not the type to make a deposit and then disa. Despite the co

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Leigh Sexton is desperate to have a baby and Brian Hathaway would be the perfect bio dad One of Chicago's most notorious playboys Brian is no family man which suits Leigh just fine An heiress and successful CPA she is than capable of raising a child alone Now all she has to do is work up the nerve to ask. The spoilers a The Devious Duchess perfect bio dad One of Chicago's most notorious Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing: Self Study Workbook playboys Brian is no family man which suits Leigh just fine An heiress and successful CPA she is than capable of raising a child alone Now all she has to do is work up the nerve to ask. The spoilers a

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Ppear If he goes along with her scheme he's got one demand of his own marriage before conception He agrees to keep things clinical—he can get sex elsewhere—but having a wife at home will keep the husband hunters at bayIt seems like the ideal compromise—until they start falling in lovePreviously publish. I had a hard t

10 thoughts on “A Daring Proposition

  1. says:

    The spoilers are clearly marked at the bottom of the reviewI was really enjoying this book until right close to the end Then the main conflict came to a head andhonestly I'm still a little confused by it I did read somewhere that this is Greene's first published novel She updated it for this release but it still had a bit of a dated feel Considering this was first published in the 1980s I'm willing to be a bit forgiving of it than I would otherwiseLeigh is desperate for a baby Because of a tragedy in her past she's not willing to enter into a relationship with a man physical or otherwise She works as a CPA and she's interested in than just the books at the company she's auditing One of the partners and creative director Brian is the perfect candidate He's a known playboy who has made it clear he has no intention of settling down with a woman Even though Leigh is scared to death he'll say no she works up enough courage to ask him if he'd be willing to donate to her cause if you know what I meanBrian is at first annoyed by Leigh's reuestthen intrigued He's tired of women chasing after him with the hope of snaring him into marriage and Leigh might be the perfect solution If he marries her he can still carry on as he wishes but not have to worry about the women he sees trying to trap him Leigh isn't thrilled with the idea of marrying him but Brian figures it's the perfect solution for both of them Plus he wants to be involved with his childLeigh reluctantly agrees to marry Brian but only if he agrees they won't have a physical relationship She figures they'll both be safe enough with the arrangement But after the wedding things change Brian starts hanging around taking care of Leigh as she deals with the early months of her pregnancy He also develops a deep connection with the one person Leigh is close toRobert a close family friend and former employee As time goes on both Brian and Leigh begin to develop feelings for one another But Leigh still has major hangups about men and Brian still has major hangups about LeighThe characters here were both interesting Despite neither wanting a relationship Leigh and Brian really gravitate toward each other Brian takes care of Leigh during the worst of her pregnancy and gives her the emotional support she didn't realize she was missing In turn Leigh offers Brian something he never realized he was missingcompanionship and independence She isn't a clinging type who wants his undivided attention 247 But she is there fading into the background offering him a sense of family he never had beforeAs the novel progressed I enjoyed the way their relationship developed It wasn't a uick drop but a slow slide into trust and caring It was good to see the way Brian slowly uncovered Leigh's secrets and the reason for her trauma and then help her overcome itSPOILER For the first 34 of the book I was totally wrapped up in them and enjoying it Then I hit a WTF moment Things are going well between them and Brian finally has a breakthrough with Leigh And then he sends her away Presumably to allow her time to figure out if her feelings are tied to lust or if she's truly in love The problem is it came out of nowhere Things were going so well between them and thenbam He does a 180 and tells her to go away?That in and of itself was strange and frustrating but they spent the next 3 or 4 months apart And when they're finally reunited the resolution takes about a page and bamthey all live happily ever after the end It came about too uickly after such a strange and drawn out twistEND SPOILERThough I enjoyed much of the story and found it to be emotionally compelling I couldn't get over the rushed ending or unexpected actions of the hero355This review was originally posted on Book Binge by Holly

  2. says:

    Reviewed Girls Without a BookshelfI hardly ever think contemporary romance genre is a worthwhile read and whilst I appreciate being proven wrong I am terribly disappointed I am proven right once again The premise of A Daring Proposition sounds romantic and comedic enough to entice my interest but it than failed meI hoped for a good set of characters for this book as the plot felt like something that can only orchestrated by strong characters However even that was a failure While both the heroine was given sufficient background story to build up her present character it was only one sided ; hence the hero is as lifeless as a rock Characterisation in the present tense is empty at best The narrative is in the third person but is unconventionally one sided so it not only feels unbalance characterisation becomes searingly lifeless Further although I think it could have been interesting how the narrative is used it did not deliverThe plot itself is nothing special The premise as I have mentioned sounds particularly intriguing However while it does exactly what it says on the tin it stops right there There are no thrills no surprises no twists There were hardly ever any notable scenes The only thing that surprised me perhaps is the fact that it is already a new scene as my arc copy does not distinguish where one scene ends and another begins There is also uite a lengthy monologue that is not only confusing but one that dragged on and transformed into annoying despite ambling on and finishing the book I wish I had not botheredReally a disappointing read I'm afraid

  3. says:

    When I read this years ago it would have been a 4 now I'd give it a 3 Heroine is a little young to be so desperate

  4. says:

    Despite the cover this is a very old school category romance written in the 1980s or so That's pretty obvious from early on lots of descriptions of the heroine's amber waves of hair etc but becomes pronounced with the basic plot which is pretty problematic in this day and age The heroine was molested by her stepfather and therefore approaches the hero to have a baby via artificial insemination He decides to cure her of her conviction that she is frigid by having sex with her view spoilerThis involves telling her to fight him while they are having sex for the first time but it's okay because he's her husband and he won't hurt her hide spoiler

  5. says:

    Would have given butI would have rated higher if not for some editing issues I also found myself rereading pages to make sure I understood what was being happening

  6. says:

    Leigh would like nothing in life than to have a baby But she doesn’t want to go about it the traditional way Leigh has inherited money from her parent’s but she’s not the type to sit back relax and live off her inheritance She enjoys a successful career as a CPA She decides to approach Brian a notorious playboy at a firm she audited with a proposition She’ll pay him 10000 for his sperm with no strings attachedBrian is tired of the gossip about his personal life He sees Leigh’s proposal as the solution to his problem He’ll give her a donation but he doesn’t want the money he want’s something marriage Brian believes that if they are married he can avoid all the”husband hunters” He believes that they could have a marriage of convenience he can get sex elsewhereLeigh isn’t so keen on the marriage proposition but goes along with the plan because she is disparate to have a child But once Leigh is pregnant and Brian moves in things begin to change What seemed like a marriage of convenience is turning into much I enjoyed reading this book and it wasn’t until after I finished it that I discovered it was previously published in the early 1980s The author apparently updated parts of it for this publication But it read different than many of the contemporary romances I have read At times it did feel a little dated I can’t uite put my finger on what exactly made me feel this way but it’s different But not in a way that would prevent me from finishing the book or even rereading itThe characters are likable One thing that I found interesting is that as confident as Leigh is in her career she was much less so in her personal relationships She lived the life of a bit of a loaner It surprised me that the trauma affected Leigh so deeply Brian had an ego the size of Montana but he cared about Leigh and you could see his feelings grow stronger as time went on I particularly liked the character of Robert He loved Leigh like a granddaughter and wanted to see her happily married with a child Or at least out living life Brian’s respect for their relationship was touchingI enjoyed this book by Greene and will definitely be checking out some of her other works355 stars

  7. says:

    Leigh desperately wants a child but past sexual abuse has led her to fear all men She believes that she is not capable of a regular relationship so she wants to use artificial insemination to get pregnant Leigh has the perfect candidate in mind too Brian is a successful architect whose creative good looking and is a complete playboy Leigh believes that he is the perfect man because he has made it publicly known he doesn't want marriage and a family But when Brian comes back with a proposal of his own marriage she has to decide how much she wants this baby Brian believes that Leigh is the perfect woman for marriage because she can provide companionship and keep all of the other husband hunters away from himThroughout the story Brian and Leigh typically begin to fall in love especially since they must fake it for Robert a pseudo grandpa figure that lives with Leigh and also for Brian's family who are big romantics Brian teaches Leigh to trust and open up about her feelings while Leigh shows Brian that he doesn't always have to take care of everyone This book was only told from the perspective of Leigh but every now and then it would seem we would get a sentence from Brian's point of view I found myself wishing for of Brian's point of view because I would have really liked to know what he was thinking Most of the time Leigh couldn't tell therefore me as the reader could not really understand what he was feeling either The only other aspect of the book I didn't really care for was when Brian was never at home and Robert didn't find that suspicious Even when Leigh was pregnant and feeling ill Brian wasn't always around and then suddenly he was always there There was no transition from nothing to everything I would have to see some realization on his part that he cared and wanted to help with the baby and Leigh I would give this book 3 35 stars

  8. says:

    The review was published in Library of LightsDate published 14th January 2011Link to review This book Daring proposition by Jennifer Greene is about Leigh Sexton whose biological clock is ticking and wants to have a baby by hook or by crookLeigh has plenty of money to raise a child and can’t uit her job as a CPA to focus on raising the baby What Leigh doesn’t have is a man to father that baby She’s not interested in the usual method of getting herself pregnant She wants something clinical Artificial inseminationThen enter BrianBrian is intrigued by the idea but he won’t donate his sperm unless they’re married If he’s married he can keep his playboy lifestyle without the girlfriend on the side thinking he’ll marry her or at least that was his plan until Leigh creeps into his heart and then all he wants to do is possess her and make their marriage of convenience a real oneOkay what I think of this story? Well it’s uite a good one despite the theme of it is marriage of convenience The plot is fully develop and the issues of insecurities and fear from both parties are well explored and discussed in the storyThe downside of this story? The romance brew rather slow for me and I think the making love scene between Brian and Leigh when they finally get between the sheets ought to be intense and emotionalI rate this book 3 out of 5 Entertaining read only if you have the patience to follow the character’s development Definitely not your 2 hour ‘wham bam thank you maam’ kinda novel

  9. says:

    I had a hard time with this book in the beginning I just wasn’t pulled in right away Leigh was going through a lot in the beginning of the book and everything felt really stiff and blah I continued reading because I wasn’t completely boredThe book really started picking up about halfway through when Leigh and Brian go to visit his family for Christmas Up until that point everything seemed forced and drawn out I loved the book at this point and forward I really loved the chemistry that started to build between Leigh and Brian and I loved her chemistry with his family All the way through the end of the book I was a very happy reader It was almost like a was reading a different book at the halfway pointAll in all I enjoyed this story and thought it was read worthy I just wish the author didn’t take so long in the beginning to really get it going I wouldn’t have minded of the relationship building and romance that was in the second half of the book

  10. says:

    465 STARS This was my first book my the author and I absolutely loved it Though Mid way through the book her pregnancy was long forgotten and they were focussed on knowing eachother and falling in love Rednickname of h given by Brian had a tortured past and it was very sweet how Brian helped her through it even if it was forcefully and yet not forceful Brian had issues od his own which he solved eventually But the part that really made me cry was when the grandfather figure Robert died It was just too much pain for even a reader So all in all Loved it

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