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The Playboy’s Proposal
The Sorensen Family #3
Publication Date: July 25, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled Bliss, Contemporary, Romance
Sometimes the perfect match is right under your nose…
Doctor Benny Sorensen has had it up to here with her party-throwing playboy neighbor. She’s declaring war. She doesn’t care how gorgeous or charming he is, he’s going down. That is until he proposes something she’s not sure she can say no to…
Wealthy ad man Henry Ellison lives an uncomplicated life that revolves around work, women, and partying. In that order. Until Benny storms into his life. To placate his attractive but hotheaded neighbor, Henry offers to help her land a date with the man of her dreams. Only as Henry makes her over and coaches her on the fine art of flirting, he realizes that the idea of this woman in any other man’s arms but his own is unacceptable. But Benny’s a forever kind of girl and forever might just be the one commitment he can’t make.
Each book in the Sorensen Family series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Her Backup Boyfriend
Book #2 Her Accidental Husband
Book #3 The Playboy's Proposal
“I just want everything to be perfect. I want—I need—to know that when he kisses me, he’s not going to draw away in horror. That he’ll be enticed to want…more.”
A growing realization was coming over Henry, and he wiped at his forehead. No. It wasn’t possible. She wasn’t about to ask him—
“Would you be willing to, maybe, kiss me? Just for a minute? You’ve been so honest up to now, and I trust that you’ll tell me if kissing me is like kissing a twelve-year-old—”
“I’m afraid I wouldn’t have any recent experience there.”
“You know what I mean. You said you can create the whole package, and what I need from you right now is assurance. Assurance and maybe a few…tips. What I’m doing wrong, what I’m doing right…” She trailed off, her eyes pleading with him.
This was too much.
Benny was actually sitting there, sexy as hell, asking him to kiss her, something he’d been fighting himself from doing since she first sat on this couch. Maybe even before that. She was asking him to feel what those full lips would be like under his and manage to keep his head enough to give her pointers, for God’s sake.
“Benny, I’m not sure this is a good idea.”
“Oh. Okay, I understand.” A certain glimmer of humor entered her eyes. “You’re afraid that I’ve made you into this guru in the fine art of kissing and lovemaking, that now that you’re on the spot, you won’t be able to hold up your end of it. It’s a performance thing.”
“The hell it is.” He sounded angrier than he’d intended. He tried again, making himself sound levelheaded. “Believe me, I know what I’m doing. That’s not the problem.”
The woman was positively deranged.
“Fine. If that’s what you want. But when I tell you what you’re doing wrong, I don’t want you to try and physically maim me.” He couldn’t believe he was going to do this.
Kiss a woman he’d been thinking of more times than he probably should the past week. Kiss a woman whom he’d been wanting to kiss long before then.
He smiled a little wider now. Well, if it was what she wanted…
In no particular order, here is a list of a few of the songs that made my playlist for The Playboy’s Proposal. There are always a few keepers on here that I use in more than one book as well as new ones that were spot on for the mood I needed for Benny and Henry’s story. Hope you find some of them inspirational to you too!
--Author Ashlee Mallory
Playlist for The Playboy’s Proposal:
1. Falling in Love (with my best friend) ~ Matt White
2. Dear Future Husband ~ Meghan Trainor
3. You Don’t Know Me ~ Michael Bublé
4. Just What I’m Looking For ~ Matt White
5. Tenerife Sea ~ Ed Sheeran
6. Poison & Wine ~ The Civil Wars
7. Don’t Worry Baby ~ The Beach Boys
8. Feels like Home ~ Chantal Kreviazuk
(Bonus! Set to scenes from The Notebook)
9. Running Around In My Dreams ~ Tyrone Wells
10. I’m Gonna Find Another You ~ John Mayer
11. Wasted Word ~ Kris Delmhorst
12. The Way I Am ~ Ingrid Michaelson
13. 4 and 20 ~ Joss Stone
14. Leave the Pieces ~ The Wreckers
15. Baby You’ve Got What it Takes ~ Michael Bublé
16. Save the Last Dance for Me ~ Michael Bublé
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Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Thrillers. A recovering attorney, she currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.