Original title: The Offer
Year published: 2015
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
Number of pages: 272
First sentence: “”Live with no regrets.””
Plot: 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 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.
Those McGregor brothers are nothing but trouble…
My thoughts: LOVE LOVE LOVE. Okay I know I rave about Karina Halle all the damn time. But there is a reason ya’ll. I even started raving about her before I’d even read one of her books. But you know what? She didn’t disappoint. She has yet to disappoint and if I’m being honest I don’t think she will. Because she is the queen of creating hot guys and amazing female leads! They’re all badass just like she is herself (or at least that’s the feeling I’m getting off of her in social media and stuff, plus her fashion sense, oh god, but wait we’re talking about the book not the woman).
So Nicola, ah Nicola. I loved Nicola. Single mom, never stops fighting, hot. Nicola is everything I would want to be if I’m ever left to fend for myself and a kid. And she’s got an amazing support system as well. She fights so hard to give her daughter, Ava, the very best and she doesn’t want to be a charity case. So of course when Bram makes the offer she’s reluctant at first but then decides to accept for Ava’s sake. Yay mom! I admire that a lot. Because I know that pride can be a problem some times and letting people help is really hard.
Ava is Nicola’s daughter. She is adorable and I wish my future kids will turn out like her! She’s diagnosed with diabetes and though she’s a bit confused about it at first she stays brave and learns how to deal with the “ouchies”.
Other than Nicola and Ava there’s, of course, the leading man, Bram. And oh my Bram what a man (yes there’ll be a lot of Bram-isms here, for sure). He is 35-ish, hot and has a Scottish accent. Does it get any better? Oh yes it does. He’s, wait for it, a god in bed.
“Once you go Bram, you won’t give a damn”
At first I thought that he was just full of himself but it turns out he’s good at what he does. As Nicola herself puts it, she knows when a woman is faking it and none of the women who lands in Bram’s bed ever do. Hot Bram!
“One night in Bram’s bed and your legs are forever spread”
Yeah, but how could anyone ever live up to Bram though? I mean I’d hate to be the guy a girl sleeps with after Bram. Poor fella. I don’t think anyone could ever compete with Bram, at least not in any serious capacity. I mean, not only is he a hot Scot with a golden dick but he’s also kind and caring. He’s good with kids, he’s generous and he drives a Mercedes. Yes, a MERCEDES.
The guy who Karina had in mind when writing Bram was none other than Tyler Hoechlin aka Derek Hale, who is, by far, my favorite alpha male, like ever. It’s too good to be true really.
I would very much like to go on a trip to IKEA with Bram. Disneyland would also work. Hell I’d even go for a drive in his Mercedes 😉
Always and forever Team Perv ❤