The Offer by Karina Halle

Posted March 23, 2016 | 19 Comments

The Offer by Karina HalleThe Offer
Author: Karina Halle
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
Publication Date: June 13, 2015
Format: eBook
Pages: 359
Source: Purchased

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 a**hat 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.

Ahhh … those McGregor men …

I want one! Or two.

I have yet to read a Karina Halle book that I dislike, or that I even feel mediocre about. She is one of my go to authors and she certainly didn’t disappoint with The Offer. I will say I enjoyed The Pact (Linden, yum) more, but this was still high up there.

We met Nicola and Bram in The Pact, so I was looking forward to seeing how these opposites come together. Turns out there’s more to both of them than what meets the eye. Nicola is known for being prim and a bit uptight since becoming a single mom, while Bram is the total player that Nicola wants nothing to do with. This dynamic is one of my favorites. There’s just something about a guy working hard to tear down the wall a girl has built up and winning her over. Especially when he has a great sense of humor.

They have chemistry! Oh, yes they do. Things heat up between them quite nicely, but it’s more than that. They get to know each other in a way know else has. Nicola gets to see beyond Bram’s reputation and sees what a truly caring guys he is. And it’s always interesting when children are involved, because they tend to bring out a different side to the hero/heroine we don’t usually get to see. Plus, Ava is a cutie and her affections for Bram was pretty entertaining at times.

So, yeah, I loved The Offer and got a nice dose of the feels. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next book. Or, you know, anything else Karina writes.


19 responses to “The Offer by Karina Halle

  1. I need to read a Karina Halle book Christy!!! I’ve heard such good things about her romances, and if you’ve yet to read a book of hers that you dislike then I need to give her a try for sure. *wanders off to Amazon*

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  2. You are always reading and raving about this author. I have only read one of her Terror Experiment books and it was just okay. I really need to try something else. I have that one set in Tuscan Italy, maybe that will be on my list very soon. I am so behind. ARGH>

  3. I have The Pact, and several other books from Halle, on my kindle but haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. I’m thinking I’m going to be kicking myself for waiting! 😉 The Offer sounds like a great read – I love it when an author really brings the feels. And I also love it when a child is involved and it really adds to the depth of the story…it sounds like Halle delivered here as well. Great review, Christy!

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  4. I haven’t read any of this author her books, but I have seen this series around a few times and it sounds like a good one. I like a good opposites attract book, so I like the sound of that aspect. And I love it when you see one of the character work hard to win the other over. The dynamic and chemistry between these two sounds good. Great review!

  5. I’ve heard of Karina Halle, but haven’t been interested in anything of hers until now. This sounds so warm and wonderful and I love when kids are involved in relationships as long as they’re positive experiences and not a revolving door of boyfriends. Wonderful review Christy and so glad you enjoyed this one <3

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