Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell

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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.


"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."


"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."


"Fast, furious and fabulous fun. To read it is to devour it."


"A light-hearted and likeable tale."


"A jaunty summer read."

Daily Mail

"A great, comical read."

Birmingham Post


About Jill Mansell

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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 gum drops, admires the rugby players training in the sports field behind her house, and spends hours on the Internet marveling at how many other writers have blogs. Only when she's completely run out of ways to procrastinate does she write.
Published April 1, 2009 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 419 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A London teenager sells out her boyfriend, but will it put an end to true love ten years later?

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Offer You Can't Refuse

Publishers Weekly

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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 roa

Dec 15 2008 | Read Full Review of Offer You Can't Refuse

The Bookbag

Summary: £10,000 to leave the man she loves is an offer Lola thinks she can refuse until circumstances change and she has to decide whether she is the sort of girl who can be bought off in this exciting, sweet novel.

Feb 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Offer You Can't Refuse

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