The Offer (Baron Series)

The Offer (Baron Series)

by Catherine Coulter

Hardcover(Large Print)

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Overview

*A New York Times Bestseller

When her new brother-in-law attempted to rape her, Sabrina Eversleigh ran away, and she would surely have died in a blizzard if Philip Mercerault had not rescued her. After he nurses her back to health, he learns that instead of being a hero, he has compromised the lady. There's only one honorable thing to do and that is to marry her. But she turns him down! Philip and Sabrina have a long way to go before they can sit at the same table together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780783884127
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Series: Baron Series
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 453
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Catherine Coulter is the author of the New York Times bestselling FBI thrillers The Cove, The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, TailSpin, KnockOut, Whiplash, Split Second, and Backfire. She lives in Northern California.

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Offer (Baron Series) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was the most horrible romance novel ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the worst romance novels that I have read. I have read many of Catherine Coulter's Books and enjoyed most of them. This book is just awful. It starts out fine but halfway through the book it goes down hill quickly. Phillip and Sabrina are unlikeable. Sabrina is not very bright. Phillip spends his wedding night and other nights after with his mistress. After Sabrina knows that Phillip has just come back from seeing his mistress she decides to seduce him. Yuck! Don't read this one.
saltypepper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had a bad feeling about this book when I saw the premise (young woman must escape from the brother-in-law intent on raping her) and the year it was originally written (1981, during the "forcible seduction" era of romances, when men were men and women did what they were told and learned to love it). However, the introduction to my copy made a big deal about how it had been re-written in the late 90's so I figured I'd give it a shot.BIG MISTAKE. I am not sure what was re-written here, but this book is extremely not good. The dialog is stilted and doesn't always make sense. Seriously, I don't care if the language was more formal 200 years ago, people don't talk this way. There are no surprises in this book, for all that there are plenty of plot twists. The heroine is very young, and while she's not quite "too stupid to live" she definitely has her moments. The villain is a rapist who enjoys inflicting painful sex on women whose circumstances leave them subordinate to him. He is also described as an effeminate "lisping fop" who is dismissed as unpleasant but harmless by the other men in the story, leaving him free to terrorize any women in his surroundings. By the end of the book this information is not a secret by any means, but no one cares once the heroine is rescued from his clutches. In fact, another character mentions that the villain's been raping the household maids, and that his wife looks miserable, but shrugs it off. OH WELL. The hero, by contrast, is merely an over-possessive bully who is looking forward to a lifetime of bossing his wife around and sparking fights that involve thrown objects. It'll keep him on his toes, is his reasoning. Marital bliss! At least he's "all man" and not an effeminate fop! I was amazed by his inability to foresee the consequences of any of his actions at any time. I guess this book is proof that there is someone out there for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the many varied characters. The connections between this book and the previous make it very interesting! I look forward each evening to reading a few chapters and seeing if things were progressing as I hoped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always coulter delivers a great read with fun and funny characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Loved it
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Loves this book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book, though not as great as others I've read by Catherine Coulter, was not a bad book at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read some of Catherine Coulter's books before and enjoyed them. This book is definitely not one of them. It started off okay, but the dialogue was insipid and stupid and the characters didn't come across as being real at all. There are too many other characters that have no bearing on the story and they just confuse the reader. The leading lady, Sabrina (I cannot call her a heroine, because there is nothing at all heroic or special about her) has behavior and dialogue that to anyone who is over 10 years old is just embarrassing and she comes off as a complete nitwit. Phillip is just as bad, it is if he gets stuck married to a simpleton and therefor must talk down to her level. I have read stories based on the same premise that have been written a whole lot better and with more interest than this book. I feel actually dumber having read it and am disappointed that I wasted my time waiting for the book to get better. Sorry Catherine, you bombed out on this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not read a book buy this author before, so I did not know what to expect. Historical romances are my favorite types of books and I really enjoyed this one.