Saturday, May 9, 2009

Book Review: An Offer You Can't Refuse

An Offer You Can't Refuse
By Jill Mansell

Book Description from the back of the book:

Young Lola, under duress, accepts a huge bribe to break up with her boyfriend. The worst part is, the bribe is from his mother. Ten years later, when they meet again, her feelings for him are as strong as ever---but how is she going to win him back without telling him why she broke his heart in the first place?

Need a book to put on your summer reading list? This light-hearted, British chick-lit should be near the top of your list. "An Offer You Can't Refuse" was a mixture of laugh-out-loud fun and pull out a hankie emotions that come together for a story that you will not want to stop until you get to the end.

Lola is an endearing character that you might not like at first, after she takes the bribe, but she slowly starts to grow on you. Ten years after the bribe, Lola is a bookstore manager and saves a woman from a mugging. Her life gets turned upside down when the woman is the one that gave her the bribe 10 yrs earlier!! She has to deal with her old emotions with Dougie and finding out a family secret.

The secondary characters of Gabe (neighbor) and Sally (Doug's sister and Gabe's roomate) have an 'opposites' attract relationship that is just hilarious to read. Of course, there is Dougie, the boyfriend that Lola dumped for the money. We really don't learn alot about him, but he is caught in the middle not knowing what truly happened and having a broken heart. When the truth comes out in the end, will they be able to start over again? Does love always endure? You will have to read it to find out!!!

I couldn't put this book down! I love that the author made Lola a manager of a bookstore. She gets to meet a number of 'interesting' customers that are oblivious to what they are looking for in the store, but expect her to know what they need! It's an easy to read book that will have you looking forward to another book written by Jill Mansell.

Rating: 3.5/5

Thank you to Sourcebooks and Danielle for this reviewers copy!


bermudaonion said...

You're right - this would make a great beach read!

Anonymous said...

I've got a couple of heavy books lined up to read right now, and your review made me long for something fun, light and fluffy!

Thanks for your review.