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Monday, July 5, 2010

The Proposition by Lisa Bradley

The Proposition by Lisa Bradley
Publisher: eXcessica publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (24 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Jonquil

At age twenty-three, Grace Newell has finally grown tired of her virgin status. With a busy life and little time for romance, she decides the right man to help relieve her of the title is her best friend’s older brother, Tom.

Beneath her cool exterior and the business-like tone of her request is an underlying affection for Tom and the hope that their brief encounter may lead to something more.

Everything about Grace screams good girl next door, including that frustrating virginity problem. She has decided to take matters into her own hands, and has decided to proposition her best friend’s brother. They’ve known each other for years, and he’s the only one she can think of, the only one who will take her and make it good.

As this was a short story, there wasn’t much to the tale, but what was there, was well written. The sex scene was very believable, and took into consideration that Grace was twenty-three year old virgin. Once Tom, the best friend's brother, and Grace hit the sack, you see that their chemistry is obvious.

My only qualm with the story is that Tom used to tease and torment Grace, calling her Horse Face. I find it not very believable that Grace would approach someone, someone who made fun of her, to be her first. As much as she had crushed on Tom, it didn’t seem very plausible.

I definitely recommend this quick tender romance. The sex is sweet and hot, the characters fun and sexy, and it is definitely a nice distraction from the daily grind.

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