The CEO's Unexpected Proposal
Author: Karen Rose Smith
Published By: Harlequin
Date Published: 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed By: Christina Tetreault www.christinatetreault.com
Rating: (1-5 ) 4
Dawson Barrett returns to Miner's Bluff with his son after losing his wife in an accident two years earlier. His son, Luke, was with his mother at the time of the accident has not been emotionally the same since. In the hopes of healing Luke, Dawson contacts Mikala Conti, a music therapist. Dawson and Mikala went to high school together and were always close friends. Over the years, however, they lost touch. Despite this fact Mikala agrees to work with Luke.
Soon old feelings come to the surface as Mikala works closely with both Luke and Dawson. After one night of passion together, Dawson and Mikala are forever connected, but Dawson is not sure he is ready for that.
The Harlequin Special Edition line is one of my favorite lines from that publisher. Recently I have been disappointed with some of the stories they have come out with, so I was a glad to see that this one meet their normal standards. Both Mikala and Dawson were likeable characters with real emotions and flaws. The author hinted at their shared past without overburdening the reader with back story.
I enjoyed this book. It was what I would call a sweet contemporary romance. It contained the right amount of emotion and physical interaction without making me feel uncomfortable, but at the same time it was believable. The author did a very good job of developing her characters and the plot of the story while at the same time introducing us to characters she is planning to use in another book.
Overall I would recommend this book to readers who are looking for a sweet romance. If you enjoy erotic romance or suspense romance, this is not the book for you.