The Weekend Proposition by Ella Jade

the weekend proposition

 

synopsis

One weekend—no strings, no expectations, and no commitments. On Sunday afternoon it all ends, or does it?

No-nonsense businessman Spencer Cannon has a dilemma. He’s headed to Connecticut for the weekend to attend his cousin’s elaborate wedding. His whole family will be there in addition to his obsessed ex-girlfriend Ava. According to Spencer’s brother, Ava has been telling her friends she’s planning a magical reunion with her favorite ex-boyfriend. Spencer’s not in the mood to deal with her, but he can’t 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. Spencer’s offer—spend four days with him during the wedding festivities and keep his ex off his trail. In return, he’ll 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

excerpt

What would you do?

Coda is down on her luck. Her mother is ill and they’re struggling to pay the bills. They’re one non-rent payment away from eviction.  How will they survive?

Spencer is in need of a weekend date to get his family and ex-girl friend off his back. His bachelorhood isn’t up for compromise. He needs a plan.

When Coda is thrown into his path, he sees away for both of them to benefit from his proposition. He needs to work fast and convince her that a weekend with him is exactly what she needs. Good thing he’s a great negotiator.

“I’m guessing you’re not here for the grilled cheese. What brings you to Brooklyn?”

 

“I’ve never had grilled cheese before but maybe I’ll try it, Dakota.” Obviously he had checked her file to use her given name.

 

“Everyone calls me Coda, Mr. Cannon.”

 

“Why don’t you call me Spencer?”

 

“Okay, Spencer, what can I do for you?”

 

“A ‘to the point’ kind of girl. I like that.” The right side of his lips rose slightly, creating a sexy, crooked smile. “I’m a businessman and I need something.”

 

From me?

 

“I think you may benefit from my offer.” He continued to stare directly into her eyes causing her to cower from the influence she found there. She’d never backed away from a guy before but there was something different about him.

 

“What makes you think that? You don’t know anything about me.”

 

“I overheard your conversation with your mother last night.” He stopped for a second, but before she could open her mouth to protest, he continued. “You were in my private kitchen. I did try to make my presence known but you didn’t hear me.”

“How much did you hear?” She fidgeted with her hands, trying hard to break the Italian habit of using them when she talked. She had a tendency to get loud when she felt stressed. The conversation with her mother had caused her some anxiety.

 

“Enough to know you’re in need of financial assistance.”

 

“I’ll figure it out. I always do.” She didn’t like discussing her finances, or lack thereof, with a stranger. She didn’t care how rich and good-looking he was. It was none of his business.

 

“I have a proposition for you.”

 

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

 

“I have to attend my cousin’s wedding this weekend. Actually, I have to leave tomorrow afternoon. I don’t want to go alone for reasons I don’t wish to discuss right now. I need someone to accompany me. I’m offering that to you.”

 

“And you think I’m ‘to the point’?”

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Hmm… this could get interesting.

myreview

I will start this review by stating I wanted more and I mean that in the best possible way. Ella Jade has written a story in The Weekend Proposition that is so sweet and easy to read. A young woman (Dakota aka Coda) is trying her best to provide for herself and her mom and Spencer is a CEO that is trying his best to live for his family and not himself.

The Weekend Proposition made me remember that sometimes a chance encounter can completely change the course of our life. The writing is seamless and the characters are believable in their mannerisms and behavior. The Weekend Proposition lets us all know that is ok if we need to change the terms to an agreement to ensure our happiness!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of The Weekend Proposition is exchange for an honest review.

myrating

fourpointfive

links

meettheauthor
ella jade

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.

 

You can find Ella here…

http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ella-Jade-Author/186959391390708?ref=hl

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Comments

  1. angie griffith says:

    Read several of Ella Jade books favorite Surrender to Me

  2. shauna ambriz says:

    New to me author. 🙂

  3. Thanks for having me. I appreciate you taking the time to read and review my work 😉

  4. I haven’t read anything yet, but I am looking forward to starting! 🙂

  5. The weekend proposition will be my 1st book for Ella 🙂

  6. Connie Fischer says:

    You are a new to me author but I’m so very happy to have found you! This sounds like a delightful novel and I’m so looking forward to reading it. Would also like to post a review on our blog, bookworm2bookworm.

  7. I love reading reviews! I keep finding more and more authors/amazing books this way!! <3

  8. Your a new author to me I’m very excited to read your work 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway !

  9. Lisa Vazquezanzua says:

    Yes Ella Jade is a new author to me. And her book sounds SO GOOD!! I’m definitely looking forward to reading it!! Thank you so much for having this awesome giveaway!!!

  10. New to me, but would love to read Ur books! !

  11. New to me, but not for long! 🙂

  12. Shirley Williamson says:

    You are a new author to me! Book looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  13. The author’s new to me so I’m not that familiar to her books but I’d love to give it a shot. 🙂

  14. Thanks to everyone for stopping by! Your comments made me smile 🙂

  15. Surrender to Me is my fav. of Ella 🙂 🙂

  16. The author is new to me, but I can’t wait t read The Weekend Proposition

  17. New to me. I’ve read great things about Surrender To Me. I’m sure this one will be awesome too.
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  18. Denise Van Plew says:

    Am sending this comment in support of Fall Giveaway Blog Hop Lots of great authors listed and including this one.

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