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I've been featured                                         in a Video Wiki as a "light and lovely romance!"

“A sweet and slyly charming love story...adroitly explores the nature of friendship—and love...a wise and witty—and well-written—romantic comedy that is filled with heart.”


“THE DECENT PROPOSAL, Kemper Donovan’s hilariously romantic debut novel, is reminiscent of a modern Jane Austen-style story based in sunny Los Angeles. Dramatic and mysterious, this upbeat story is bound to become a classic with its enchanting setting and unforgettable, yet relatable characters.”

Steamboat Today


“THE DECENT PROPOSAL isn’t the typical romantic comedy. In fact, in many ways, it’s more of an anti-rom-com… that’s what makes it a thoughtful and entertaining study in personalities and relationships.”

WCBE's Shelf Discovery (Columbus OH)

“I couldn’t be more excited about this debut novel, which-full disclosure-is written by my brother-in-law! But I would have loved it anyway, because it’s built on such a tantalizing premise: Would you agree to spend two hours a week with a stranger-just talking-to collect a half-million dollars at the end of a year? It’s a romantic tale with a heart and a brain-and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages.”

W Magazine

"A sharp, wise, and hilarious novel. Think ENTOURAGE meets Tom Wolfe with a touch of INDECENT PROPOSAL. . . . We loved it!”

Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza, authors of The Knockoff

"THE DECENT PROPOSAL is as clever as it is hopeful…Kemper Donovan’s voice is original, captivating, and assured. This book is both a moving love letter to Los Angeles and a thoughtful rumination on what people can mean to one another.”

Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Maybe in Another Life


“Full of heart and humor, Donovan’s debut is a classic LA love story.”

J. Ryan Stradal, New York Timesbestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest


“Impossible to put down, this character-rich, breakout novel will make your heart burst with love. You’ll turn the pages so fast you might get a paper cut.”

Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance

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