The Predicament (The Proposition #3.5) by Katie AshleyThe Predicament by Katie Ashley
Published October 2015
Series: The Proposition #3.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
two-stars
Format: eBook
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Unlike her best friend Emma Fitzgerald, Casey Rossi had never been overly maternal. She much preferred parties with Patron to Pampers and pacifiers. Most of all, she enjoyed a healthy sex life with her husband, Nate. But all that changed with the birth of their daughter. While motherhood is a thrilling, new adventure and her love for Nate grows even stronger seeing him be a wonderful father, Casey can’t ignore how stagnant things have become between her once steamy sheets. Between her exhaustion and Nate’s schedule at the hospital, there’s little time or energy for sex. She can deal with sporting spit-up stained clothes and a few sleepless nights, but she can’t abide losing the white-hot connection with her hubs.

No matter what it takes, Casey is determined to resuscitate her flat lining sex life. She starts out seeking the advice of her friends, Emma and Megan. But she’s desperate enough to try anything that she even solicits the advice of reformed manwhore, Aidan Fitzgerald, which turns into a fiasco of epic proportions.

Will any of Casey’s intentions be successful at reigniting her lost bedroom heat, or will they fail and cause matters to fizzle even worse? It’s one hell of a predicament.

This is a very short review since The Predicament is a very short read, too.

If you know me, then you know that I am a huge Katie Ashley fan, and particularly LOVED the Proposition series. So when I heard/saw that there was a novella on sale which was a new addition to the series, I was over the moon.

I had been so long (almost two years) since the last book in the series so it was a bit hard to get back into the who’s-who. But in a nutshell, this is the story of Nate and Casey Rossi, the latter being Emma Fitzgerald’s best friend.

The married couple has just had a beautiful daughter 4 months ago, and sexually over-active Casey is trying hard to get her sex-life up to par again. What was meant to be a fun and lighthearted novella kind of ends in a slightly cheesy tale as over-dramatic Casey does the most stupid cliché’d things you can think of to spice up her act between the sheets. Sounds a lot like Tara Sivec to me.

Unfortunately The Predicament really wasn’t spectacular to me. I found it a bit adolescent (which is exactly the term another Goodreads reviewer used), because frankly, all the couple needed to break their lust dry-spell was some adult thinking and good communication.

Sure, it was nice to read about Emma, Aidan and co. again, but the story itself really wasn’t bar raising…

Detailed Rating
Storyline
2 Stars
Characters
4 Stars
Writing
4 Stars
All the feels
2 Stars
Overall: two-stars