Published by Metal Blonde Books on June 13, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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...
“I know you’ve been burned. But I’ve been burned too. Maybe our ashes can make something beautiful together.”
Other than what made me love Karina Halle, The Offer is the kind of book that steals your heart away. Is romantic, is beautiful, is funny, is sexy and very heartwarming. When an author is able to combine all those feelings you are in for not just a read but for an experience.
The Offer is featuring characters from The Pact and as the series names says it, this is Bram McGregor’s story; Linden’s older brother from The Pact and our heroine Nicola is one of Stephanie’s best friends.
Nicola and Bram are set on a journey where they both need to learn from each other and open themselves for the good and the wild but staying true to who they are.
“Bram looks at me in shock, as if he thinks I’ve lost my mind, but then he breaks into laughter too. Soon Ava is laughing, even though she doesn’t know why. Maybe she hasn’t seen her mom belly laugh in a really long time. Maybe she’s been infected by the strain of lunacy that’s been going on between Bram and I. Maybe she’s just happy her mother looks wild and free.”
One of the things that makes me treasure this story so much is that we can see genuinely the struggles of a single mother (Nicola). And no matter how frustrating Nicola might have seemed for a second, she always put her daughter first and what was best for her even if both of their hearts might have been broken at the end.
Bram McGregor the player and the charmer; but that was what you could see from the outside. On the inside, Bram is broken and struggling to put back back together the pieces of himself. I fell hard for him.
“No one wants to admit to someone that they were once a terrible person who did terrible things. I was afraid that if I showed that truth to you, it would scare you away for good. That you would forget about the person I became, the person I am.”
I believe that after reading the title and the blurb of this book is also an offer for us. An offer to leave our hearts with this characters and have no regrets.
Karina Halle simply NEVER fails. Page after page your find yourself addicted and mesmerized with her stories. Could be a contemporary romance or a romance suspense Karina’s stories are always exciting and beautiful, there is always something for each of us in her books.
If you haven’t met the McGregor brothers yet then what are you waiting for?! this is the kind of stories you cannot miss!
“Wham, bam, thank you, Bram.”
[…] The Offer – ☆☆ Review ☆☆ […]