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I am the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best Selling author of The Proposition, Proposal, Music of the Heart, and Nets and Lies. I am represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich for all books except for Proposition and Proposal.
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The Proposition

The Proposition



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Last Teaser Tuesday for 2012 & several weeks!!

So, this is going to be the last Teaser Tuesday for 2012 and probably for a few weeks. I tried to make it nice and extra long to tide you over the lonely weeks without a glimpse of Aidan and Emma, lol.

To set the stage: this is when Emma has come to Aidan's house from the hospital on bed rest. Overwhelmed by her feelings and fear of what could happen to Noah, she's been weeping in the bathroom rather than taking a shower.

Without hesitation, Aidan drew her into his embrace. She should have shrugged him away. Being close to him when she was so emotionally broken was playing with fire. But she was so very tired of being alone all the time and having to bear every burden on her own. Aidan had enough strength for the both of them, and just being held in his arms sent comfort pulsing through her.

Grabbing him around the back, she fisted his shirt in her hands, hanging on for dear life. Aidan’s lips warmed against her ear, causing her to shiver. “Shh, please, sweetheart. Don’t cry,” he crooned in her ear. “I’m here for you, and we’re going to get through this together.”

His words reassured her, and for both him and for Noah, she tried pulling herself together.When her cries begin to quiet, Aidan pulled away to gaze at her. His blue eyes blazed with intensity. “Listen to me. You have every right to be scared, but I want you to believe me when I say that Noah is going to be fine. He’s blessed with some strong as hell genes.” Placing his hand on her belly, he smiled. “He’s part Fitzgerald, and for generations, the men of my family have been known for being tough, scrappy fighters with a will of iron to survive.”

“Really?” she questioned with a hiccup.

Aidan nodded. “But even more than the fighting Irish Fitzgerald blood pumping through him, he’s inherited the most amazing DNA from his mother. She’s the strongest person I’ve ever known.”

His words, coupled with the sincerity in which he spoke them, caused a burning wildfire in her chest. “Oh Aidan,” she murmured.

He brushed her hair out of her face. “You just have to keep being strong, Em. That fire that burns so deep within you—the one that’s seen you through the darkest times—you’ve got to stoke it to burn a little brighter.”

“I’ll try.”

“Now come on. All the hot water is going to be gone before you get cleaned up.” He rose up off the floor.

When he tore his shirt over his head, she widened her eyes. “What are you doing?”

“Taking my shirt off. I don’t wanna get drenched helping you take a shower.”

Her head shook wildly from side to side. “I don’t need your help.”

“You’re exhausted, Em. Just let me help you, okay?”

“I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

“And why not?”

Heat flooded her cheeks. “Because you’ll see me…”

A playful grin curved on his lips. “Have you forgotten that I’m well acquainted with every gorgeous inch of your body?”

She stared down at her hands in her lap. “No, but it was different then. We were different then.”

The feel of his burning stare made her finally look up. “And it’s different now because I’m not going to devour you when I see you naked. I’m going to take care of you. There are more levels of intimacy than just sex, Emma.”

“I know,” she whispered.

“So let me take care of you.”

She exhaled a defeated breath and nodded. “Will you turn the chair around, so I’m not facing you?”

An amused glint twinkled in his eyes. “Yes, Miss Modest, I can.”

“For your information, there’s more of me than the last time you saw me,” she argued as he adjusted the shower seat.

He turned around and shrugged. “I doubt that. Besides, you’re still just as beautiful as the first time I saw you.”

“Always the flirt, aren’t you?” she replied with a grin.

“Just stating facts, ma’am.” Aidan’s hands then reached for the hem of her shirt. Instead of protesting, she let him pull it over her head. His gaze hovered over her cleavage a little longer than it should have before he tossed her shirt onto the wicker hamper. “Stand up,” he instructed.

“You’re so bossy.”

“And you’re so damn stubborn,” he countered as he pulled her pants down.

Left in only her underwear, she shivered. As if to even the playing field, Aidan’s fingers went to his fly and took his pants off as well. His eyes met hers as she brought her arms around her back and unfastened her bra. After it slid to the floor, she wrapped her arms around her breasts.

Aidan rolled his eyes. “Oh Em, seriously? Quit acting like I’m some pervert getting off at this.”

A little flicker of hellfire sparked within her at his exasperation. Her hands then went to the waistband of her underwear, and she ripped the panties down her thighs as best she could with her belly getting in the way. Meeting his surprised gaze she strode over to the shower and sat down on the chair. “I’d like my vanilla body wash please and the pink sponge. Thank you.”

His chuckle echoed off the bathroom walls. Sticking his hand in the shower, he handed her the body wash. “I already put your shampoo in there.” He closed the shower door behind him. Emma didn’t dare glance back to see if he’d dropped his boxers or not. “Want me to wash your hair?”

“You seriously want to do that?”

“Of course. Besides it’s not like you’re going to let me wash the good parts anyway.”

A giggle escaped her lips. “I thought you were going to behave,” she protested.

“I am. That’s why I want to keep my hands busy with your hair.”


  1. Can't wait for more!!!!! Come on 2013 =)

  2. Omg now i really cant wait is there a release date yet


  4. Aidan... *swoon*

    Awesome teaser! I can't wait to read The Proposal. It's going to be an amazing sequel. These two are too cute, funny and hot. ;)

  5. Yay.... Pls Aiden .. He MUST WIN EM BACK.. :-))))))

    Can't wait til the release-- will be here before we know it..

  6. Omg you killing me with this teasers!!! I cant wait for the book!!!!

  7. Love it! My kids have a countdown to Christmas and I have a countdown to The Proposal release:)! This teaser gives me a little hope, which makes me one very happy girl! Love them both and I have a feeling I'll be gripping my seat while reading until the very end:(! Thanks for being so sweet to share!

  8. Omg I so can't wait for this book. Is it 2013 yet. Thanks for writing such a great book.

    I am glad that Emma put her big girl panties on and I can't wait to see what happens.

  9. i wannnnnt mooore i always want more !!! WOW that was a long one !! thanks i hope it last till the next one !! happy holidays :)

  10. seriously! i wanna kill someone! come on january!!

  11. I cannot wait for this book!!! I just love them!!!

  12. Love it! Love you Katie!!!! Can't wait for the book!

  13. Love it!!! Can't wait for the release!

  14. Ok, Katie...Release the freakin book already! You're killing me!

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  16. Im hoping to get this january 5, 2013 as promised :)

  17. I am beyond excited to see how these two work out! CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS!!