Watch out world — I’m ready to date again.
The seven years I invested in my ex left me with nothing but scorch marks from the way he peeled out and left me at the altar. I’m not looking to put my heart into a relationship any time soon. But getting back out there? That sounds like a helluva good idea to get my groove back.
Then I bump into Chris….Clever and funny, with a sexy surfer’s bod and a brilliant nerd brain, he has just the right screwdriver to fix my hard drive. (Yes, the one for my computer.) I wouldn’t mind dating him. The trouble is he just proposed to me—to be the new dating guru on his TV show.
Now he’s my new business partner.
What happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time?
Note: Back in the day, I wrote a book called TROPHY HUSBAND, and though it’s no longer available for sale, the characters of Chris and McKenna seemed to demand another chance in the spotlight. THE DATING PROPOSAL is a complete reimagining of their romance, with 85 percent brand-new material, a fresh plot, and vastly expanded characterizations so you can come to know and love Chris and McKenna like I do. Enjoy!
Caught Up in Love: The Swoony New Reboot of the Contemporary Romance Series
1: The Pretending Plot (previously called Pretending He’s Mine)
2: The Dating Proposal
3: The Second Chance Plan (previously called Caught Up In Us)
4: The Private Rehearsal (previously called Playing With Her Heart)
Fun Romantic Comedy!
I had a complete déjà vu moment at the beginning of the book because the scene was so similar to another book I’ve read. It turns out The Dating Proposal is a re-imagining of the romance between Chris and McKenna, the two characters from Lauren Blakely’s book Trophy Husband. I was a little concerned when the first scene at the diner felt so familiar, but besides that scene and the characters themselves The Dating Proposal is a completely different book. I actually liked this story so much more than Trophy Husband, the characters were great in both but the story line for The Dating Proposal was so much more relatable!
McKenna is a fashion blogger who was dumped a day before her wedding a year ago. While it had taken her some time to get over the betrayal and heartbreak, she is living her best life with a job she loves and a great group of friends. After a run in with her ex and his new wife she realizes that she is completely over him and the universe helped her out by having an attractive man ask her out on a date right afterwards. With her revelation, she decides to jump into the dating world full force and post about it on her blog. McKenna is a great lead female, she is sassy and feisty with a great support system of friends. With her attitude, cupcake addiction and love of all things 80’s I would be willing to overlook her fashion obsession and become best friends with her myself! Chris on the other hand is an absolutely perfect book boyfriend! He is a hot nerd who is successful, surfs, charismatic and a mister fix it… does it really get any better than that! Chris and McKenna have a chance meeting because a hateful cat breaks McKenna’s hard drive. The two instantly hit it off but fight the attraction because they both have some major trust issues. This is a purely fun romantic comedy with some steam thrown in! I love some angst and darkness in my romance, but everything now and then you just need something light and fun that makes you walk away feeling happy and The Dating Proposal is definitely that book!
Even better than the first book
This book had me in chills all steps of the way. Incredible write just bought the next book that comes in the series🥰
We should all have such problems! A broken hard drive in my world is like a drop-in visit from the judgmental PTA President. In Lauren Blakely’s world it leads to a flirty and fabulous hook up for Chris and McKenna that leads to a dating proposal that will make them partners on the radio that leads to much more. How is this fair to the rest of us? Once again, my favorite author has hit it out of the ballpark with another entertaining romantic adventure that’s witty, sexy and just plain perfect!