Sunday, November 15, 2015

Title: The Offer
Author: Karina Halle
Rating: 

She thinks he's an arrogant playboy.
He thinks she's an uptight prude.
But he's about to make her an offer she can't refuse.

Nicola Price used to have it all – a great career, the perfect boyfriend, an excessive shoe collection and an apartment in one of San Francisco’s best neighborhoods. But when she gets knocked up and her asshat boyfriend leaves her high and dry, Nicola’s perfectly crafted world comes tumbling down. And stays that way.

Now, Nicola is the proud single mom to a five-year old daughter and living a giant lie. She can barely afford their ghetto apartment and all the men she dates run when they hear she comes with a child. She’s struggling and scared – and nowhere near where she thought she’d be at age thirty-one.

Her saving grace comes in the form of a tall, handsome and wealthy Scotsman Bram McGregor, the older brother of her friend Linden. Bram understands a thing or two about pride, so when tragic circumstances place Nicola at rock bottom, he offers them a place to live in the apartment complex he owns. It’s pretty much the perfect deal, so as long as she doesn’t mind living beside Bram, a man that, despite his generosity, seems to antagonize her at every turn.

But nothing in life is free and as Nicola gets her feet back on the ground, she discovers that the enigmatic playboy may end up costing her more than she thought.

She might just lose her heart.

Those McGregor brothers are nothing but trouble...


     

The Offer begins when Nicola has a very odd encounter with her best friend's brother-in-law. She finds out he's a real playboy and she doesn't want any part of that around her. Especially since she has a little girl to take care of. But as time goes on and he tries to get more from her things start to change between them. Bram wants to turn over a new leaf. He's made a lot of mistakes in the past and now he doesn't ever want to go back to being that man, but when he meets Nicola things change for him. He wants her, and he will do whatever it takes to get her. 

But it's not always so simple or easy, and these two take the hard road before they can find happily ever after. 

The Offer was an interesting story, with some laughs, lots of drama and a dash of angst. It didn't really heat my blood, or reel me in like other books like this one, but it was still something enjoyable to read. Over all the characters were interesting, and the story was well written. 

The main thing I didn't like was how the ending just kind of happened. It felt like there wasn't much that was fixed between the two main characters, and we didn't get much about their happily ever after. I just kind of expected more. 

Other than that the book was okay, and I did like it. 
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