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An Offer You Can't Refuse Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Jun 2008

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  • Audio Cassette: 9 pages
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books; Unabridged edition (1 Jun. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753130858
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753130858
  • Product Dimensions: 38.9 x 20.1 x 11.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

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Jill Mansell lives with her partner and children in Bristol, and writes full time.
Actually that's not true; she watches TV, eats fruit gums, admires the rugby players training in the sports field behind her house, and spends hours on the internet Tweeting and marvelling at how many other writers have blogs. Only when she's completely run out of displacement activities does she actually write.
Follow Jill on Twitter at @JillMansell.

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'Pick this up at your peril: you won't get a thing done till it's finished' (Heat)

'There are giggles galore in this adorable romance. Recommended.' (Famous, Australia)

'Another slice of superior chick-lit with four stars' (Heat)

'This nimbly paced, skilfully pitched yarn is the perfect read for commutes or snug winter weekends' (Australian Vogue)

'[A]nother great chick-lit novel from Jill Mansell' (Townsville Eye, Australia)

'In a word: upbeat' (Townsville Bulletin, Australia)

'A charming, humorous, romantic story' (Women's Day, Australia) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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What's a girl to do with an offer you can't refuse? --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. King on 10 July 2008
Format: Paperback
Well I have to say, after reading all of Jill Mansells books this is definitely my favourite! I got straight into the book and loved the stroyline! The story tells of a girl named Lola who is with dougie. The story starts off with dougies mom offering lola 10000 pounds to finish with her son. Lola is appalled by this and refuses point blank - until she discovers a terrible secret and she has no choice but to take the money and finish with Dougie. The story then goes to 3 years later - and shows a twist of fate bringing Dougie and Lola back together, with lola still loving him as much as ever, but Dougie discovers she was paid to break his heart, and because Lola doesnt want to tell him the truth we wonder can she ever get him back???? Shes got her work cut out but can he forgive her? This story is brilliant with lots of twists and turns - I couldnt put this book down and to me that shows its a good book! Definitely buy this its brilliant!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amy on 23 Jan. 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved this book it was brilliant! It has such a good story line i just couldnt put it down! I took it everywhere with me and getting it out to read at every chance i could. It had me laughing out loud which not a lot of books do. So if your looking for a chic lit book thats funny look no further! This is my favourite one yet but cant wait to read more! Buy it your money wont be wasted on the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Bransby on 20 July 2009
Format: Paperback
Another brilliant book from Jill mansell, Lola is another likeable character and you just want Doug to forgive her! I love the conversations between the charcters and this book just makes you smile. Always manage to read these books in just a day they are so addictive. Give it a try and you wont regret it unless you are completely devoid of a sense of humour and don't like light, fun books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Slow reader on 19 Aug. 2008
Format: Paperback
It normally takes me months to read a book but this one had me hooked within minutes; I couldn't put it down and managed to read it in just two days.

As with all of Jill's books, everyone ended up with the most suitable partner; getting there was both tortuous and a delight, although at times the hoped-for outcome seemed out of reach. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Format: Paperback
I have read a few of Jill's books, I do enjoy her style and I do like 'chick lit' but I did find this a tad boring, predictable and wanted to get to the end to see how it panned out.
For so many things to happen in a short space of time is ridiculous!! Maybe this kind of book isn't for me anymore? And for everything to slot into place doesn't sit well with me, Lola was offered money, didn't want it then found out her step dad needed money? The woman she saved happened to be the same woman who gave her the money? A pap not selling a photo of a bald actress? The dad turning up out of no where? The will I am character, what was all that about?
Also, I noticed a few flaws, when Lola returned her mother said it was feburary and then a few pages in said it was November! Also Malcolm's birthday party seemed to happen weeks before Blythe actually had his presents or Malcolm's sibling that lived in Wales, Jill couldn't seem to make her mind up if it was a brother or sister!!
For a younger person, maybe you could get lost in this Bridget jones style world but for me, this wasnt five stars I am afraid.
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I thought this book would be really good, I have read 4 of Jill Mansell books, and this is the 5th one, and I am afraid I did not find this as good as her other books.

Lola is 17 and Dougie is 18, and they are very much in love, Dougie mother does not think Lola is good enough for her son, so she offers her money to stay away from him, first of Lola was horrified, then someone needs the money desperately who Lola knows, and she asks for £12,500,and she breaks up with Dougie by letter and he is heartbroken.

10 years later, by accident at a function, Dougie is there and he finds out about the money and he is furious, and despicable towards Lola, but soon as she sees him, she realises that she is still in love with him, but he does not feel the same for her any more, he tries to hide his feelings. Dougie is not to happy with her, every where he seems to go, Lola seems to be at the same place.

Lola is also reunited with her biological father, which seems a lovely man, Lola also becomes good friends with Dougie sister also, and then her best friend Gabe.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Jun. 2008
Format: Hardcover
I got this book for my daughter because I know she is a fan. As I had a lazy afternoon ahead I thought I would read just a few pages to see why she was so keen, usually I read mysteries so this one is new for me.
Once I started I just could not stop until I had finished it all. I can only hope that I did not crease the pages too much before I give it to her. I found myself shaking with laughter so much that it certainly no longer looks pristine.
I must steal some of her past collection to read more and I certainly can't wait for the next.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By madaboutbooks on 25 Feb. 2011
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Apparently the story of Lola and Dougie, childhood sweethearts who meet again years later, the last time being when Lola unceremoniously dumped him at 17. The twist? Dougie's mother paid a 17 year old Lola a substantial amount of money to do it. The reason why is never really fully explained, other than Dougie's mum making it apparent that she didn't consider Lola 'suitable girlfriend material' for her precious son. Lola takes the money for a 'good' reason, but that's where the doubt kicked in for me - if she loved Dougie so much, why didn't she fight harder to stay with him?

Ten years later and Lola is still behaving like a 17 year old, despite being nearly 28. Dougie comes back on the scene after a very tenuous encounter between Lola and his mother, which is where the story loses any kind of plot it had. Lola's story goes by the wayside in favour of her neighbour and best friend Gabe, who falls for Sally (Dougie's sister) when she moves into his flat (again another long-winded and tenuous link). Lola also meets her real father, who seems amazingly perfect and completely flawless. Worryingly Lola is in the habit of comparing herself to him on a regular basis; nothing like a bit of self-confidence and self-appraisal I suppose.

The main problem with this book is that Lola, along with Dougie and pretty much everyone else in the story, aren't likeable characters. Sally is annoying and quite vapid; Lola is self-obsessed, although she's quick to point out at every given opportunity what a 'nice' person she is; Dougie is just plain unpleasant, which makes it difficult to understand what Lola ever saw in him, and Gabe is, for want of a better word, blah. None of the characters light up the page and the writing style is just plain awful.
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