July 22, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
The Offer by Karina Halle
Book two in The McGregor’s series
Publisher : Self Published
Publication Date : June 14th 2015
Source : Ebook
Rating : 4 hearts
Synopsis (from goodreads)
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…
Nicola is a strong independent woman, who loves her daughter and who needs help. She lost her job and her daughter is sick, Stephanie is here to help her but Nicola wants a man.
Bram is Linden’s brother, he’s rich and he proposes his help to Nicola, the thing is he’s hot and sexy, he loves woman and Nicola don’t want that kind of man in her life. But Bram has many talents and he’s so sweet and kind.
I like this story, the characters are real, they have problems and they deal with it. I like the fact that Nicola takes her responsibility and didn’t engage with a man so easily. Bram is a good man, he’s helping Nicola, he likes her and her daughter, not all the men are like that.
Karina Halle writing style is good, she has created the McGregor brothers and just for that, she is awesome. You will see Stephanie and Linden from The Pact in The Offer and I like the interaction between all these characters. This book is fun, romantic and good.
You will have a good moment with it and the cover is fantastic.
About the author
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and rock music journalist and the USA TODAY bestselling author of Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Experiment in Terror and other wild and romantic reads. She lives in a 1920’s farmhouse on a bucolic island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.