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The Proposition

The Proposition [Kindle Edition]

Judith Ivory
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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No man, gentleman or otherwise, has ever looked at Lady Edwina Bollash the way the brash, handsome man standing before her is doing now. Edwina has accepted the challenge to transform incorrigible Mick Tremore into a gentleman in just six weeks. And although the linguist is sure she can rise to the task, she isn't at all certain she won't swoon under his frankly sensuous gaze before her job is done.

Mick has lived outside of London society long enough to know that appearances can be deceiving. Edwina might look all buttoned up-the perfect English lady-but there is unleashed passion existing just below her placid facade (not to mention a great pair of legs!). And as she prepares him to take his place in society, Mick prepares Edwina to take her place in his heart...and in his bed.


Accepting the challenge to convert brash, handsome, incorrigible Mick Tremore into a gentleman in only six weeks, Lady Edwina Bollash is concerned less with her abilities than with resisting the man's considerable charms.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 518 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (26 Jan 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00338QET2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #322,618 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best books: lots of humour too! 21 Feb 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a reversed Pigmalion, or My Fair Lady story, and written with such a tallent too: I did enjoy it a lot, read it already three times!

I do recomment it to all.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Proposition 1 Nov 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Sadly this book failed to impress. The writing was poorly written and so the plot did not grab my interest. I thought I would enjoy the book because of its plot, but this was not the case. The story is about Lady Edwina Bollash, who from the minute we first meet her know that she is very ugly, she is a private teacher for girls to teach manners and conduct. She is set a challenge to educate a mouse hunter named Mick Tremore, from Cornwall. It seems to be a good set up for a great story but does not deliever. Near the end I was waiting for the book to finish and do not with for fellow readers to go through the hasel. The only credit I can give the plot is a twist in the storyline in the last final chapters.
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
By Julianne - Published on
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The Proposition is my first Judith Ivory novel and I am sooooooo impressed! I read all the great reviews regarding this book and when I got my hands on this book, I couldn't put it down! True to the reviews, this book has great plot, great characters and a great ending! Loved Mick and Winnie's story and I laughed so much! And there were many poignant moments, as well! The sexual chemitry between the two were strong and powerful... I just couldn't get enough of the two!Mick, even when he was "unpolished" was sexy and totally charming! My heart just went out to him! As for Winne, she was not the typical romance heroine but strong and individual and beautiful in her own way. I just like Winne so much! After I finished the book, I had to flip through it again to savor the "good" parts.
If you're thinking about getting this book, don't wait- GO GET IT NOW!
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Proposition Is Irresistible 7 Dec 1999
By Kathleen Eagle - Published on
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I've been a Judith Ivory/Judy Cuevas fan for a long time, and I have to say "The Proposition" is one of her best. In a delightful variation on the "My Fair Lady" theme, Ivory gives us rat catcher as a hero. And, oh, what a lovable rat catcher he is! Mick enjoys life to the fullest. He's proud to be a working man. He and his collection of dogs and ferrets are hell-on-wheels at rat-catching, much to the delight of those in need of their services. From the first raucous scene, there's side-splitting humor, heart-mending sweetness, heart-pounding sensuality. The chemistry between Mick and Winnie--the tutor charged with turning him into a "gentleman"--is delicious, and the way Ivory handles the linguistics aspect of the story is masterful. It's a fabulous feel-good story--perfect for holiday reading!
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bugger me! What a wonderful surprise! I just simply LOOV it! 13 Sep 2000
By Nes - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The Proposition has been on my TBR pile since May. I read the first chapter in May then stopped because I did not like the profession of the hero as a ratcatcher. Ugh, I thought and simply dismissed the book. Fortunately for me a good friend borrowed it, read it and told me that I definitely MUST read it. So I did and I was glad I read it because THE PROPOSITION IS VERY GOOD BOOK TO READ!
Even though the plot is an old one - My Fair Lady, Pygmalion - the characters of this book are the ones that carried it. The way Judith Ivory portrayed Mick and Winnie was just, simply said: Well done!
Mick is a wonderful hero! He was so charming, so good looking, so adorable, so very sexy and so honest about his feelings for Winnie it left me quite breathless. I just "loov" him!
Winnie, on the other hand, is supposed to be a sort of ugly duckling. A tall, gangly woman of 29 who is not sure about her own sexuality. But Mick, oh yes Mick - sigh, sigh, sigh, - just simply adored her! Who would'nt feel adored if a hero like that gave you his attentions?! Loving everything about you, no matter what, making you feel like the queen of all queens.
I know now never to judge a book because of the characters profession. Rich or poor, a marquis, earl or duke, a story with so much romance, hilarity and with great characters, is a story worth reading.
The Proposition has no big misunderstanding. It is wonderful to read about a man who just simply adores a woman who finds herself unatractive without being such an arrogant fool.
The Proposition is a joy to read! It will make you laugh and cherish the wonderful moments in life. It will make you understand the saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" or "love has no bounds" or something like that. I'm ranting...
Anyway read The Propositon. It will leave you with a smile on your face and make you fall in love again!!!!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Opposites Attract 30 Jan 2000
By Barbara Chadwick - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
What characters could be more diverse than Edwina Bollash, a prim, impoverished spinster linguist and Mick, the handsome Cockney ratcatcher? Set in Victorian London, this romance is a retelling of old tales, a mixture of "Cinderella" and "Pygmalion." Winnie, who has been disinherited by her Scrooge-like cousin, takes on a bet to transform Mick into a perfect British peer in six weeks time. While trying to concentrate on rounding his vowels and sprucing up his appearance, she becomes increasingly aware of his fun-loving personality and his impressive physique. Mick sees a selfconcious innocent, who is unaware of her physical beauty. Sexual tension crackles page after page as the protagionists are attracted like magnets to each other. Ms. Ivory has written a beautiful story, one even better then her previous works, "Beast" and "Sleeping Beauty." I loved this book! I cared about the characters and loved them at the end as much as they loved each other. They were meant to be together; they complemented and completed each other. Brava, Ms. Ivory! I'll wait impatiently for your next Victorian fairytale!
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best you'll read 13 Dec 1999
By A Customer - Published on
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This is a re-telling of My Fair Lady, only in this book Professor Higgins becomes Edwina Bollash, an intelligent, shy linguist who's very down on herself, as family has taught her to be. Eliza Doolittle takes the form of Mick Tremore, a charming rogue who makes a living out of catching rats. They take the job of turning Mick into a Viscount in six weeks on a bet between 2 odd gentlemen.
This book is special. The relationship that develops between the h/h is so tender, yet so passionate, that I was moving back and forth between my heart breaking for the two of them, and my heart racing with anticipation. Mick is an honest, genuine person, the like of which you don't normally see in a romance. I absolutely loved him.
Do yourself a favor a buy this book. There are a lot of books on Amazon with 5 stars. This one genuinely deserves every one of them.
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