Title: An Offer You Can’t Refuse
Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Sourcebooks 2008
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Mixing it Up – Romance; Mount TBR; Fall into Reading
How I Got It: I own it!
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.
This is my fifth (fifth!) Mansell books I’ve read. And I’ve loved every single one of them. This one wasn’t any different. Sure, they’re predictable. But sometimes that’s what I need: a good fluffy happily-ever-after romance. It’s like curling up with your favorite movie or making an ages-old dish for dinner. It’s all about comfort. Jill Mansell’s books are my comfort. Every once in a while I need that comfort. This book was absolutely perfect for this week. I dove head first into a great fun romance. I called the pair ups within the first 50 pages. But that was okay. I wanted to see how they got to the endings I predicted. It was great fun. And if I see another Mansell book sitting in the used book store, it’s mine!