Leann usually gives us Omegaverse, but this is her first non-OV book. Proposition #1 is a pretty short read and one that is pretty engrossing. It is the first book in a new series, and it is a HFN. I wouldn’t quite call it a cliffie, since it pretty much wrapped up everything at the end.
So, here we go. Cadence is a young woman who is working really hard to make sure that her mother, who is dealing with dementia, and her younger brother have a roof over their head and food in their stomachs. She works two jobs and her brother takes care of their mother after he gets out of school. They are almost making it, and then her brother does something really stupid. He got involved with local drug dealers, and they made him their runner. On his very first run, something happened. He got mugged by some guys who stole $22k of drugs from him. Now the guys he was running drugs for want their money or they want him. Cadence isn’t about to let her brother get hurt, so she’s going to do what she can to help him.
Then we have Leo. His dad is the boss of the group that Cadence’s brother was working for. He told Cadence that he needed the money and he gave her 2 weeks to come up with it. Then Leo talks to her and tells her that he has a proposition for her.
Cadence is a sweet young woman. She’s also determined, which is a good thing, because that’s all that’s keeping her going. I do feel sorry for her trying to deal with her mother and her mother’s illness. I know how hard it is to take care of a family member with dementia. But she does a really good job, or at least the best job possible, as long as things stay normal. Even when things are not normal, she works so hard to do everything she can to help her family.
Leo isn’t a bad guy. He’s not the best guy either. I mean, he is the son of a drug boss, but there’s something about him that I really like.
I’m really looking forward to #2.
No spoilers today, since this one is so short.