The Offer by Karina Halle

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Goodreads’ Book Description:

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…

Giselle’s Review: 

The Offer is BRAM-TASTIC! Bram is truly the man.

… Did I mention how much I love these Bram-isms and mottos?

Karina Halle has once again created a fun, sexy, and emotional contemporary read. Before picking up The Offer,  (which was actually a copy gifted to me by the lovely Karina on release day) I knew that I would be picking up a novel that I would enjoy the hell out of! My love for The Pact knew no bounds because Karina just knows what she’s doing when it comes to writing fun, contemporary reads.

The Offer is entertaining with the perfect dose of drama, comedy, angst, and sex. It’s got the makings of a future, perfect rom-com. Now that would definitely be something- seeing Bram on screen? I’d pay big bucks for that!

Even though The Offer isn’t overtly emotional, it will definitely pull all the right emotional-strings and by the time the book’s climax hits, and secrets are reveled, you WILL feel it because you’ll already be so invested in these characters and their lives.

So not only will you love the writing, but you’ll fall head over heels for all the characters. Bram is the obvious one, but you’ll also (if you’re anything like me) find yourself cheering on Nicola when the going gets tough, shaking your head at her stubbornness, and caring about her little girl Ava as much as she does.

The Offer (and The Pact) by Karina Halle are two books I will always recommend to anyone looking for a light, entertaining, and enjoyable read with tons of sexual tension, angst, and comedic relief. Trust me, you’ll want to pick up this book because “once you go Bram, you won’t give a damn.” 😉

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