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The Proposal
By (author): Jasmine Guillory
9780399587689 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial Oct 30, 2018
$20.00 CAD
Active 5.45 x 8.25 x 0.9 in 352 pages Berkley

“There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too.”—New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay

The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn’t turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own…

When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn’t come as a surprise—or happen in front of 45,000 people.

When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn’t the hard part—they’ve only been dating for five months, and he can’t even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans…

At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik’s rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He’s even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik’s social media blows up—in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can’t be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes…

Story Locale: Los Angeles, CA

USA TODAY BESTSELLER with her debut novel

THE SEQUEL TO THE WEDDING DATE, and Jasmine’s second title with Berkley

THE WEDDING DATE HAD AMAZING PUBLICITY, and recieved public support from New York Times bestselling authors Roxane Gay and Rainbow Rowell on social media

AN AUTHOR WE CAN BUILD, starting with her debut novel, The Wedding Date; she’s very promotable as a young, African-American lawyer

A MULTICULTURAL ROMANCE that speaks to the move for more diverse romances and “own voices”

FRESH, CONTEMPORARY HOOK that plays with the concept of “viral” videos and no privacy with today’s social media

HAS CROSS-GENRE APPEAL, riding the line between romance and commercial women’s fiction

PERFECT FOR FANS OF INSECURE AND JANE THE VIRGIN, two popular television shows for millennials that deal with multicultural themes and questing for true love

Jasmine Guillory is a lawyer, a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School, and a Bay Area native who lives in Oakland, California. She has been published in The Toast and The Hairpin, has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake for every occasion, and upwards of fifty lipsticks. She is The New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal. Visit her online at and

Author Residence: Oakland, CA

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Feature on Read it Forward, First to Read

Publicity: Select author appearances: Los Angeles and Bay Area

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Author Social Media:; Twitter @thebestjasmine; Instagram @jasminepics

Praise for The Wedding Date

“What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel. I couldn’t put The Wedding Date down. I love a good romance and this delivered from the first page to the last…One of the best books I’ve read in a while.”—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger

The Wedding Date brims with personality. It’s funny, deeply honest, and above all, truly swoony—the kind of all-consuming romance where you hold your breath with delight as two wonderful people start to find each other, like the best possible version of real life. We can’t wait to read more from Jasmine Guillory.”—Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, bestselling authors of The Royal We


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