2014 Book Reviews · Blog Tours

One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin

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‘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 the.PerfectProposal.com, 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.’

I am so excited to kick of the blog tour for Holly’s blog tour. Although I don’t think I have ever struggled to find the right words to describe a book before…

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I’ve started and deleted the first line to this review 12 times. Yes 12. Why? Because how do you describe perfection?

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Have a think right now about something you truly love, something you love so much that you are left gibbering and squealing, so that people are left wondering about your insanity.

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Well that’s the predicament I’ve been left in after reading One Hundred Proposals. No matter what I manage to write here, it won’t even come close to how I really feel.

Where do I even begin? Oh yeah…. I LOVED THIS BOOK!

This story follows Suzie and Harry, best friends, the very best of friends in fact. They work together, play together and pick each other up when the other is down. Which Harry has had to do a lot of since the death of Suzie’s brother, Jack.

Suzie is completely and utterly, head over heels in love with Harry, only Harry is a player and Suzie is terrified of confessing her feelings, not only is she not his type, she fears that she runs the risk of loosing her best friend. So In order to keep Harry in her life, she keeps her love of him buried deep inside.

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Suzie and Harry’s day job is setting up the perfect proposal’s for boyfriends with no idea. Harry asks what Suzie’s perfect proposal would be, she can’t give him a straight answer, so Harry decides to give her 100 proposals in 100 days in the hope of finding the perfect one. Whilst doing this he sets up a blog for their website and uses it to follow their progress.

Only the blog attracts lots of visitors and after a particular proposal involving cow onesies and tutus, Harry pulls off the deal of a life time. Suzie and Harry are off around the world on an all exclusive trip paid for by a magazine, on the basis that Harry writes his blog for them now.

With every proposal, Suzie is finding it more and more difficult to not love Harry more. Does Harry feel the same way or is this all about making the company more of a success?

I LOVED THIS BOOK SO SO SO SO MUCH! (I realise I’ve turned into a repetitive 5yr old!)

Holly has created a world that’s hard not to get lost in, a love story impossible not to get wrapped up in or fall madly in love with.

Harry…. Oh Harry Harry Harry, you gorgeous, messed up, hunky, thoughtful, beautiful man. What is there NOT to love about Harry? Although at times I wanted to shake him HARD, and I was desperate to get to the bottom of what he was hiding, I absolutely bloody adored him. The way he treated Suzie was so swoon worthy I practically drooled along with Suzie. (Especially those many scenes involved with him and just a white fluffy towel, and the beads of water glistening off his lickable skin……. Sorry, I got carried away there!) Harry absolutely adored Suzie, but his past was stopping him from confessing how much he really cared.

As for Suzie, what a perfect heroine! She was SO MUCH FUN, sweet, instantly loveable. I adored her, she was at times utterly hilarious and how she felt about Harry just melted my heart and we’ve all been there haven’t we? Falling in love with someone and being too scared to tell them! I wanted to grab her and tell her “JUST SNOG HIM!!!!!! YOU WON’T GET HURT I PROMISE”

What worked brilliantly with the entire book was the constant bad timing, every time one of them had the tiniest of opportunities to declare their love for one another, they chickened out!!! Which was superb for us readers as it had us racing through eager to finish it and leaving us in a state if desperation to find out wether they do eventually get together.

Throughout the entire book my heart was racing with anticipation and at times I genuinely got goosebumps, then sobbed at how romantic Harry was being. It was so touching and beautiful, thank god I’m married because no proposal would of been good enough after this.

Holly has a gift for telling stories and transporting you into a world that you never want to leave.

One of the skills Holly has perfected is punctuating some of the most romantic scenes with humour. Sometimes that can go epically wrong, but not when your in Holly’s hands, she can bring you to tears and make you laugh all in one go.

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Holly’s writing pulls you in and refuses to let you go, if you do have to go, you will physically crave to be back in the world she has created.

One Hundred Proposals is beautifully romantic, riveting, completely irresistible and a story that will make you fall in love with love.


Without a doubt One Hundred Proposals is THE summer book to be seen reading this year!

Now I was very naughty and I actually changed Holly’s cover, I added a quote I think that is possibly the most perfect way to sum it up…

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Buy Links
Amazon UK kindle copy
Amazon US kindle copy

Holly has been writing for five years, mainly chick-lit novels. Changing Casanova and The Chainsaw Masquerade were shortlisted for the Festival of Romance New Talent Award 2012. Her short story won the Belinda Jones Travel Club short story competition last year and was published in the first Sunlounger anthology. Her fantasy adventure young-adult book, The Sentinel, was published in October and hit three different bestsellers lists within twenty four hours. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 and her novel The Guestbook was released on Valentine’s Day 2014. Her short story Beneath The Bay Bridge is in this year’s Sunlounger 2 anthology


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