Monday 30 September 2013

Blog Tour Stop - The Weekend Proposition by Ella Jade - **Giveaway**

Title: The Weekend Proposition

Author: Ella Jade

Release Date: September 16, 2013

Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance

One weekendno strings, no expectations, and no commitments. On Sunday afternoon it all ends, or does it?
No-nonsense businessman Spencer Cannon has a dilemma. Hes headed to Connecticut for the weekend to attend his cousins elaborate wedding. His whole family will be there in addition to his obsessed ex-girlfriend Ava. According to Spencers brother, Ava has been telling her friends shes planning a magical reunion with her favorite ex-boyfriend. Spencers not in the mood to deal with her, but he cant miss the wedding. He needs a plan.
Struggling Brooklyn waitress and aspiring graphic designer Dakota Vercelli has fallen on hard times. College debts, pending eviction, and her sick mother are taking a toll on her. A chance encounter with Mr. Cannon, CEO of Cannon and Carrington Advertising, leads to a proposition that may be just the thing to solve both of their problems. Spencers offerspend four days with him during the wedding festivities and keep his ex off his trail. In return, hell compensate her generously for her time. He needs a weekend girlfriend, and Dakota needs the cash.
It was just supposed to be a business deal, but after sharing a room, kissing under the stars, and attending a wedding, their attraction is undeniable. Will the illusion end when the weekend is over or is the proposition just the beginning?

Content Warning: contains mature language and graphic sexual content
Review by Janeane

The Weekend Proposition is a short, but sweet read, and I will definitely be giving it a re-read in the future.

This is the story of sexy billionaire Spencer Canon, who does not have time for relationships.

Dakota - or Coda as she prefers to go by, is a college graduate working 2 jobs to make ends meet until she finds a job in her chosen profession.

A chance encounter one night while she is working in his office leads to a proposition of sorts.

Spencer needs Coda to act as his date at a family wedding to keep a delusional ex at bay.  Coda needs his money.

The instant attraction between Spencer and Code makes their "business only" deal a hard one to stick too.

I loved that Coda was the one to force the issue with Spencer.  This was a nice turnaround on the usual billionaire/normal girl story.  He does not want to take things further (at least not until the weekend is over), no matter how tempted he is.  

Of course there are those who do not want a relationship to blossom between Spencer and Coda.

Ava, his ex, is just one big bucket of trouble.

Her family - who are also business partners with Spencer's family - are pushing for a wedding.
I loved that Spencer stood up to his and her family about what he wanted, and went for it!  Loved the connection between Spencer and Coda - when you know it's right, you know it's right.

It is not hard to tell where the story is going to end up, but it is an enjoyable journey we are taken on.

The Weekend Proposition has a Pretty Woman / Maid In Manhattan kind of feel to it, and there are no huge surprised, but it was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours reading.

This was the first I have read of Ella Jade, but I will be definitely checking out more.

I have a proposition for you.

A proposition? What could he possibly have to offer her?

I have to attend my cousins wedding this weekend. Actually, I have to leave tomorrow afternoon. I dont want to go alone for reasons I dont wish to discuss right now. I need someone to accompany me. Im offering that to you.

And you think Im to the point?

He smiled but didnt say anything. She couldnt stand the silence. She wanted to figure out his game. There had to be some sort of catch.
You want me to go to a wedding with you?

Its in Connecticut. I would require your services until Sunday afternoon. All of your expenses would be paid, including a wardrobe which would be yours to keep after the weekend.

You need a date?

I would need you to appear as my girlfriend.

Is this a joke?

I wouldnt joke about something like this. Ive thought the entire thing through.

A man who looks like you should have no problem finding a real girlfriend to buy clothes for and flaunt in front of his family. She thought for a moment. Unless theres something wrong with you.

Theres nothing wrong with me. He raised his voice a bit. I had planned on attending alone but circumstances have changed. Im in a bind and from what I gather, you are too.

Her instincts screamed to run in the opposite direction. Shed never been the type to fall for a scam. Im not interested in—”

Ill pay you two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for your time.

What? Apparently a side of crazy came with those good looks.

One hundred and twenty-five thousand today, if you agree. He pulled out a check from the inside pocket of the jacket he had draped on the back of the chair. He slipped the mint green paper across the table. Youll get the rest on Sunday afternoon.

Thats fifty grand a day. She studied the check. It would take her years to make that kind of money working these shit-end jobs.

Im aware. He nodded as if the money meant nothing. Im asking for your time, a commodity I believe should be well compensated.

Too good to be true.

Do you make it a habit of paying women to be your girlfriend?

Pretend girlfriend, he reminded her. You would be the first.

Why me?

Does it matter?

What exactly do you expect me to do for that money?

I told you. He narrowed his eyes. I need a date for a long weekend. Everyone needs to think were a couple.

Youre willing to pay me to go away with you for four days. Im supposed to take your word were going to a wedding in Connecticut? How do I know you wont kidnap me and want to do all sorts of kinky stuff to me? You could be some sex-obsessed lunatic.

Kinky stuff?

Yeah, you know, like bondage and blindfolds.

Do you like that sort of thing? He tried to conceal his smirk.


Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending Hes Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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