Monday, April 17, 2017

Review 'The Offer' by Karina Halle (Audiobook)


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33785747-the-offer
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...



The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 16th, 2015
Series:
-
Narrator:
Antony Furguson, Nicole Poole
Length:
9 hours, 48 minutes
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
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My Review:


Little more than a year ago I read ‘The Pact’ by Karina Halle. I loved that book so much. So when I came across the audiobook of ‘The Offer’, featuring the brother of the main character of ‘The Pact’ I knew I just had to have it.

In ‘The Offer’ we meet Nicola Price, a young single mom who doesn’t have it easy. Nicola can barely offered her small and horrible apartment, and now she lost her job. Too proud to ask for help, Nicola is struggling to get by. When she meets her best-friends husbands brother Bram McGregor she immediately knows he’s trouble, but his charms are hard to resist. And soon Nicola learns there is more to Bram than meets the eye.

The story of ‘The Offer’ itself, was one I really liked. I loved the two main characters Nicola and Bram. They were both very different, but they were feisty and fun and I loved the obvious chemistry they shared. I really enjoyed reading about Nicola, as a single mom. She was struggling, and working hard to make everything work. She wasn’t perfect, and I think I loved her character more because of that. 

And well Bram.. If you look through his big mouth and overly sexist sentences you see he really is a nice and charming guy. Especially in the beginning I found him just too arrogant. I honestly needed a bucket in case I had to throw up after hearing him talk. Thankfully, I got to know him a little better and he became much less arrogant. In the end I definitely loved him.

Audiobook wise I really needed to get used to the Scottish accents. Don’t get me wrong, I love accents. But especially the female narrators accent, Nicole Poole took some getting used to. Somehow it made me feel a little uncomfortable. Every time I started listening to the book I needed at least ten minutes to get used to these accents, but thankfully then I definitely enjoyed listening to it. Somehow just everything sounded dirtier with the accents they used, and not necessarily in a good way. But beside that.. Antony Ferguson definitely had a nice voice to listen to. 

Overall I definitely enjoyed ‘The Offer’. But I think I’d have loved this book even more if I just read it in print.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an 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.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

Hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle, on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit www.authorkarinahalle.com and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more.

About the Narrator:


Nicole Poole is a classically trained actor with equal passions for literature and improvisation. She has toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been a member of the critically acclaimed Walter Thompson Orchestra for over fifteen years, and recently became a member of the Parisian groups SPOUMJ and Anitya. She is honored to have been recognized for her narration by an AudioFile Earphones Award, a Publisher's Weekly Listen-Up Award, and nomination for an Audie Award.

For more information please visit her website. 

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Antony Ferguson is a native of London, England. He is a classically trained actor and has appeared in numerous productions in London, Off-Broadway, and regional theater. As a voice actor, he has over fifty audiobooks to his credit and was recommended by the "All About Romance" Web site as one of the best male narrators at performing female characters. He lives in Los Angeles.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome review, Maureen. Glad that you enjoyed this book. I did enjoy it. Have a great week. :)

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    1. Thanks Geybie. It's definitely a fun read! Thanks for stopping by ;)

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