In the weeks following Aidan’s betrayal, Emma has tried her best to move on. Ignoring his countless texts, voice mails, and flowers, she isn’t sure she wants to be won back by him. But Aidan isn’t going down without a fight—especially not until Emma lets him reveal the secret of his past that caused him to be so commitment phobic.
But fate intervenes when premature labor forces Emma on strict bed rest for two weeks. Aidan steps forward with a shocking proposal. To prove his love and commitment for her and their unborn son, he will take a leave of absence from work to care for her around the clock. Vowing to guard her heart, Emma reluctantly agrees.
While she is touched by Aidan’s attentiveness and tender loving care, Emma is thrown for a loop by the amorous attentions of ER doctor, Alpesh “Pesh” Nadeen. Pesh is everything Emma could ever want—successful, stable, and ready to settle down and be a husband and father. Pesh wants nothing more than to win Emma’s heart, but she is not sure she’s able to give it.
Her heart may still belong to the very man who broke it—the one who is so desperately trying to win her back.-Goodreads
I have been anxiously counting down the days till I could get this book on my kindle! Let’s just say that I was so impressed by this story and how it touched my heart after ‘The Proposition’ so thoroughly gutted mine with that cliffhanger.
In ‘The Proposal’ Aidan and Emma are dealing with the falling out that has put an end to their relationship. Aidan realizes the error of his ways and how helplessly and completely Emma owns his heart, but she is not budging.
Emma’s body starts succumbing to all of the stress of a broken heart in addition to being 6 months pregnant and a health scare from Aidan’s father and is promptly placed on bed rest. Aidan determined to regain Emma’s love and trust has her move in with him temporarily in order to look after her well-being of that of their future son Noah.
“But even more than the fighting Irish Fitzgerald blood pumping through him, he’s inherited the most amazing DNA from his mother. She’s the strongest person I’ve ever known.” His words, coupled with the sincerity in which he spoke them, caused a burning wildfire in her chest. “Oh Aidan,” she murmured. He brushed her hair out of her face. “You just have to keep being strong, Em. That fire that burns so deep within you-the one that’s seen you through the darkest times-you’ve got to stoke it to burn a little brighter.”
Yes ladies, Aidan has grown up. In ‘The Proposition’ he was melting our panties, but in ‘The Proposal’ he is melting our hearts. But don’t worry Aidan is still as sexy as ever. Especially when hot doctor Pash Nadeem sets his sights on Emma. Pesh is everything Emma has wanted. He is beautiful, thoughtful, successful and extremely romantic. And of course realizes this and feels the pressure to make her realize they belong together.
Emma’s reluctance to trust Aidan with her heart again sets in motion some intense soul-searching moments between the two of them.
“You’re not being fair,” she said. Aidan whirled around, fire burning in his eyes. “Excuse me?” “Can’t you at all empathize with what I’m going through? All this confusion I’m feeling about you and about us and all the uncertainness-you felt this too, didn’t you?” “Are you insinuating that what you’re going through right now is the same thing I did about committing to you?” “No it’s just-” Aidan held up a hand. “I’d think long and hard about making any comparisons, Em. Because in the long run, my confusion led me to screw up the most wonderful thing I ever had.” He shook his head sadly at her. “I wouldn’t want you to have to go through the same thing.”
Not wanting to give away TOO much away for those that are anxious to read I will just say that I loved this book. I laughed, I cried and I had hope. I will leave this post with a verse of ‘You Save Me’ by Kenny Chesney.
It’s hard lovin’ a man that’s got a gypsy soul
I don’t know how you do it, I’m not sure how you know
The perfect thing to say to save me from myself
You’re the angel that believes in me like nobody else
And I thank God you do
‘Cause when I’m a bullet shot out of a gun
When I’m a firecracker coming undone
When I’m a fugitive ready to run, all wild-eyed and crazy
No matter where my reckless soul takes me
Baby you save me