On The Proposition 2: Hot and intense! Once again, I must catch my breath. “Bryan Ferro, the heartless” is such a mystery. Sometimes affectionate & loving, sometimes ruthless & calculating, sometimes just nutball crazy. Poor Hallie is desperately struggling between what her head, heart & lady parts want. Emphasis is put on a strong storyline and amazing character description (Maggie, the best friend, is such an amazingly strong secondary character). Tons of information is handed out in this book that make you wonder about so many things. The story could go in so many directions! As with all H.M. Ward serials, the ending is totally unexpected and you wonder how the characters are going to handle the sudden turn of events. There is a sexually explicit scene that adds just the right amount of sensuality to the story. Oh, yes, and we must not forget the comical animal interludes we have come to love and expect in an H.M. Ward book as well as character cross-overs (we get to see a little bit of Jonathan Ferro & there is mention of Trystan Scott)! I laughed out loud during my read, even though the book is mostly dark and sad. So many emotions in so little time!
On The Proposition series : This is book number 2 of 5. These are serials, which mean that they are smaller books (approx. 130 pages) that come out at a faster rate (about 1 per month) than longer novels. I am an average to slow reader and each volume takes me about 2 hours to read. You must start from book 1 otherwise you will miss critical information.
On the Ferro Family: To date, there are 4 existing series involving the Ferro Family: The Arrangement (Sean Ferro), Damaged (Peter Ferro), Stripped (Jonathan Ferro) & The Proposition (Bryan Ferro). Each series can be read independently. The different Ferro series intersect and cross-over each other at various points.