The Book Proposal by KJ Micciche is a wildly unique romance

The Book Proposal. Image courtesy Sourcebooks Casablanca.
The Book Proposal. Image courtesy Sourcebooks Casablanca. /

With a title like The Book Proposal, your mind could run wild with all the ideas of what this book could be about. For me, I pictured something sweet and fun along with some light rom-com moments.

However, KJ Micciche took me a ride that I frankly still haven’t gotten off of. As this is her debut novel, I’m honestly wondering where she can go from here because this book was unlike any romance I’ve read before.

I don’t think I’ll read anything like this after, but I couldn’t put it down. However, that’s not to say that I think The Book Proposal will be for everyone because I feel this is a romance book, this definitely has its audience.

If you’re curious about it though, be sure to keep on reading as I’m going to be breaking down all of my thoughts on KJ Micciche’s debut novel.

The Book Proposal is a fast-paced, sweet, and unique romance book.

This book begins with Gracie Landing who upon being dumped by her fiance, gets drunk and ends up emailing her old high-school “friend,” Colin Yarmouth. The two quickly begin emailing back-and-forth but it’s clear they intend on taking things offline. In the meantime, Gracie is struggling with her latest romance novel and can’t seem to get it together.

After meeting Colin and hearing his story, she decides to take some of his life and infuse it into her books. From that point on, the book really does go off the rails. One minute, you think you’re headed into a sweet and fun romance and bam! The most off-the-wall moments happen and it almost gives you whiplash, but in a good way.

While I was surprised at the “twist” of how everything was connected, I feel like it was a bit predictable which isn’t a bad thing. If anything, it made for such an interesting turn of events and honestly, made me crave the HEA even more. By the 75% mark in the book, I just wanted these two to be together and happy as they’d already dealt with so much, both separately and together.

Even if the romance doesn’t end up appealing to you, I think Gracie will. She is one of those characters who is a hot mess and as much as she tries to make things work, it tends to do the opposite way for her. That’s something I’m sure we all can relate to and she’s just struggling up until the very end of the book. Honestly, I liked that not everything was resolved for her because it felt more realistic that way.

All in all, I don’t think the humor and hijinks within The Book Proposal will be for everyone, but I’m curious to see what this author does next. I’d like to see her write something a little less comedic or maybe, even a historical romance.

Personally, I can’t say that I loved this book but it was a lot of fun. If anything, it gets me excited for what’s to come from KJ Micciche.

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The Book Proposal by KJ Micciche is out now wherever books are sold. 

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