What's a girl to do with...An offer you can't refuse?
A new bestseller from one of the UK's biggest authors!
Nothing could tear Lola and Dougie apart, except his mother...
Seventeen-year-old Lola has no intention of accepting when her boyfriend's snobbish mother offers her a huge bribe to break up with him. Then Lola discovers a secret that makes her think again, and the only way she can help one of the people she loves most in the world is to take the money and break Dougie's heart.
Ten years later, when Lola meets Dougie again, her feelings for him are as strong as ever. She'll do almost anything to get him back, but she can never tell him the truth. Can she overcome his bitterness and win his heart? She's attractive, persuasive, and endlessly optimistic, but even Lola's got her work cut out for her this time.
PRAISE FOR AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE
"Pick this up at your peril: you won't get a thing done till it's finished!"
"You won't be disappointed in this gem."— Hot Stars Magazine
"Pick this up at your peril: you won't get a thing done till it's finished."— Heat magazine
"Witty and charming, this easygoing tale is full of twists that make it hard to put down."— Woman
"Classy chick-lit that appeals to women of all ages. She [Jill Mansell] has a fantastic ability to keep a number of storylines running at the same time without losing the reader in a labyrinth."—Daily Express
"Warm and funny."—Heat magazine
"A romantic romp full of larger-than-life characters."—Express
"Fast, furious and fabulous fun. To read it is to devour it."—Company
"A light-hearted and likeable tale."—Prima
"A jaunty summer read."—Daily Mail
"A great, comical read."—Birmingham Post
Mansell's mostly fun latest (after Falling for You) recounts how a 17-year-old's decision to accept a bribe affects her life several years down the road. After her beloved stepfather, Alex, confesses to a large gambling debt, Lola accepts a payment from her boyfriend Dougie's disapproving mother, who wants Lola gone. Lola pays off her father's debt and disappears from London for 10 years, after which she returns. In a too coincidental twist, she rescues a woman from a mugging, only to later learn at a thank-you party the victim throws that the woman she helped is Dougie's mother. Dougie, meanwhile, has a new girl and is still disgusted that Lola accepted the bribe, though that doesn't keep Lola from trying to re-insert herself into Dougie's life. A subplot involving Lola's mother and biological father adds to the mix, as do the romantic foibles of the cast. Mansell stumbles, however, in the unlikely final chapters, which stick too closely to the genre formula. A fast pace and fun writing make the story fly by, but the happily-ever-after doesn't feel right.
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this was a really fun book even if you do know how its going end
I love all Jill Mansell's books. They are fun, witty, eccentric and not easily predictable. If you want a break from all the other mundane authors read any of her books.