Monday, 11 August 2014

Book Review - One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin

One Hundred Proposals
Publisher: Carina
Published: 25.06.2014
Format: Kindle
I have been intrigued by this book since it first started showing up on people’s blogs and was mentioned everywhere. I really love the idea behind it: Is there such a thing as a perfect proposal?  I was a little scared to start reading this as whenever there is a book which has received a lot of praise I worry that I will be the one person that hates it. Well worry not, this book lives up to every good review it has been given and all the praise it has received, it’s heartbreakingly romantic and will take you on an emotional journey with two characters you know belong together.
Suzie and Harry are best friends. Together they run a website helping would be grooms to plan their perfect proposal. One day Harry asks Suzie what her perfect proposal would be, when she draws a blank, Harry embarks on a mission to find Suzie’s perfect proposal. He decides to do one hundred different proposals over one hundred days.
What is obvious from the very beginning is Suzie is madly in love with Harry and has been ever since they first met. Their friendship goes way beyond the boundaries of a normal male/female friendship, they sleep in the same bed, they’ve seen each other naked, and they know almost everything there is to know about each other. She doesn’t want to tell him how she feels as she doesn’t want to lose his friendship. He’s been her rock since her brother Jack died from cancer and she’s not sure what she would do without him. So the idea of having to watch the man she loves propose to her each day just for research is heart-breaking. Remembering to say no each time Harry asks “Marry Me?” almost pushes Suzie to the edge.
The romance between these two is so beautiful because it seems so real, how many men would you let see you wear a cow suit onesie? Not so many I’m sure. As they start their daily routine of the proposals you so want Suzie to say “yes” every time, however there’s always something holding her back or some mishap which gets in the way and all this just adds to the beauty of this story.
Harry and Suzie are both characters which you will adore instantly. Harry is so kind, funny and really hot that you just can’t help but fall in love with him. I loved the way he would just drop everything and go running to Suzie no matter what time of day it was, how can you not want a man like that?  Suzie is a lovely down to earth character, I love the way that she will let Harry see her when she is a total mess with no make-up on and those pj’s you hide from everyone, I love the way she is a little clumsy and has a habit of falling over at totally the wrong time. These two are just so at ease with each that they need to be together and when the tension between them begins to build I guarantee the only thought running through your head will be “just tell him how you feel!”
Although it seems obvious how the story will end you will be on tenterhooks throughout this book as these two never quite manage to make their true feelings known and you are almost left wondering if they actually will.  This book had me laughing, crying and shouting because I was so frustrated; it is a truly wonderful romantic book which will take you on a journey that you will not want to end.
Rating 5/5

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