Review: One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin

One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin

on June 2014
Genres: Adult Fiction
Pages: 320
Format: ebook
Source: Bought
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3 Stars

‘Is there really such a thing as a perfect proposal?
Over the next hundred days I intend to find out. I will find one hundred ways to propose to our Chief Proposer Suzie McKenzie and post the results here for your enjoyment. One thing’s for sure, not one of my proposals will be on top of the Eiffel Tower with a dozen red roses.’

Best friends Suzie and Harry are partners in romance. That is, they run, coming to the aid of would-be grooms to create the ultimate marriage proposal.

But when Harry decides to catapult the business into the big leagues with a PR stunt all Suzie can see is a hundred days of heartbreak stretching ahead of her. But however exotic the location, or breath-takingly romantic the setting, Suzie has to keep remembering that ‘Marry Me?’ is the one question she can’t say yes to.

This business proposal should come with one hundred broken heart warnings...

One hundred proposals, one hundred chances to say yes

“Romance isn’t always about big gestures though," Harry said.

Two best friends run a proposal business in England. To drum up new business, Harry decides to propose to his business partner and best friend Suzi one hundred times and blog about it. There’s just one small problem. Suzi is one hundred percent in love with Harry. And this is either going to make her dreams come true or break her heart.


I wanted to read something but, light, with a happy ending and this book kinda satisfied that. Harry was too good to be true, and therefore e bit unbelievable. he would put everything down just to be the shoulder Suzi cried on, he gave up amazing jobs across the country to be with her, all without telling her how he rally felt. I’m a romantic at heart but even this sounded a little bit… unrealistic. (and I read vampire romance novels!) For most of the book, Suzi goes back and forth about the how much she loves Harry, how heartbroken she is that her brother died, and how she wishes Harry would love her back. Sui was more wet mop than character. I’m sorry but I am not sure I like her, let along think she deserved the happy ending she got.

What is it that makes these two frustrating? Because every five pages, there is a very very obvious chance when one of them has the opportunity to say something that clears up a misunderstanding or they have the chance tell the other how they really feel. Do they take it? NOOOO.

It’s more frustrating than romantic.

So why did it work so well? I don’t know. Call me a sap, no really, I am, there was something very sweet about how Harry and Suzi together. Their scenes together were very very warm and caring, even when they were breaking each other’s hearts. Adding to that were the highly creative and imaginative ways that Harry proposed over and over again. I really enjoyed those bits. I think they really held the book together and made the plot move forward.

That said, I don’t think we needed 100 proposals. 20 would have done. The book was too long for my taste, but I still read through it in a couple of days, happily.