Book Review: The Predicament by Katie Ashley @katieashleyluvThe Predicament by Katie Ashley
Series: The Proposition #3.5
on October 30, 2012
Genres: Romance
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Unlike her best friend Emma Fitzgerald, Casey Rossi had never been overly maternal. She much preferred parties with Patron to Pampers and pacifiers. Most of all, she enjoyed a healthy sex life with her husband, Nate. But all that changed with the birth of their daughter. While motherhood is a thrilling, new adventure and her love for Nate grows even stronger seeing him be a wonderful father, Casey can’t ignore how stagnant things have become between her once steamy sheets. Between her exhaustion and Nate’s schedule at the hospital, there’s little time or energy for sex. She can deal with sporting spit-up stained clothes and a few sleepless nights, but she can’t abide losing the white-hot connection with her hubs.

No matter what it takes, Casey is determined to resuscitate her flat lining sex life. She starts out seeking the advice of her friends, Emma and Megan. But she’s desperate enough to try anything that she even solicits the advice of reformed manwhore, Aidan Fitzgerald, which turns into a fiasco of epic proportions.

Will any of Casey’s intentions be successful at reigniting her lost bedroom heat, or will they fail and cause matters to fizzle even worse? It’s one hell of a predicament.


There are so many reasons why I enjoyed this book – the structure, writing, plot, dialogues, characters, and relationships, everything we have come to expect from any Katie Ashley book. Bonus points having my favorite characters from The Proposition series, especially Aidan and Emma. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention the theme which I think is very relevant and relatable.

Couples are often surprised just how much a baby changes their relationship and their lives, Casey and Nate is no exception. With the birth of Olivia, it changed virtually every component of their lives. No doubt that having Liv brought them even closer. But Casey is worried that it can chip away at their relationship, leading to their sexual dysfunction and emotional disconnection and she’s not ready for the potential pitfalls.

Will Casey be successful in finding the key to keeping her relationship with Nate happy and sexually satisfying?

The Predicament is a book that will make you think and feel. So many realizations and lessons in such a short book. Amazing! It’s a fun concept that’s fleshed out in such a meaningful and memorable way, and I loved every minute I spent reading it. I’m so excited that I’m adding this to my “push it on everyone” pile! And once you read it, we’ve got to discuss it.

I would happily recommend this book to readers who love adult fiction with humor, heart and a dose of happiness.




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About Katie Ashley

Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition Series, Runaway Train Series, as well as several New Adult and Young Adult titles. Her latest series, Vicious Cycle, has been picked up for publication by Penguin Books.

She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, Downton Abbey, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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