Nov 03

The Proposition by Elizabeth Hayley Review

5 Smooches


Professional hockey player Ben Williamson doesn’t quite know how he got himself into this situation; hiring someone to be his date to his brother’s wedding is way out of character for him. But with family pressuring him to settle down, going stag just isn’t an option. It would just be one more thing his polite, cultured family uses as ammo against him.

Ryan Cruz is having a bad day. Wait, make that a bad year. Broke, technically homeless, and living on a friend’s couch, she’s now also unemployed after her sharp tongue gets her fired from her job. So when a handsome stranger approaches her out of the blue with a proposition–he’ll pay her to be his date to his brother’s wedding for the weekend–accepting his offer is a no brainer. She needs the cash and figures it wouldn’t be in the best interest of a professional athlete to murder her.

What starts as a simple business arrangement soon becomes more as these opposites attract and get caught up in the wedding magic. Will Ben and Ryan be able to turn their relationship into something more? Or is love based on a proposition too much of an obstacle to overcome?


It has been a while since I have read an Elizabeth Hayley book and boy am I regretting missing some of their recent stuff. This fantastic duo has always been a favorite of mine. Their style of humor is right on par with what I personally find funny and their stories have never failed to engage me and leave me eager to desperate to get my hands on more of their books.

The Proposition revolves around Ben, a sexy AF hockey player who needs a date to his brother’s wedding to keep the family meddling at bay. His friends, always a trustworthy source, decide that good ole Ben just needs an escort for the wedding to pretend to be his girlfriend (no hanky panky just business). That way his family will lay off and he won’t be leading some random girl on. What he expects to be a simple way out of a tough situation turns out to be so much more.

The Proposition was a great twist on a plot we’ve all read. Fake girlfriend books have long been favorites of mine but this one tops the list. With the escort twist and the face that Ben is a hockey player I just could not get enough.