Book Reviews of The Offer (Baron, Bk 1)

The Offer (Baron, Bk 1)
The Offer - Baron, Bk 1
Author: Catherine Coulter
ISBN-13: 9780451407948
ISBN-10: 0451407946
Publication Date: 10/1/1997
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 120 ratings
Publisher: Topaz
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Started out great but went way downhill. I couldn't get over his arrogant and cave man like attitude.
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Helpful Score: 3
I found with CC it's either a nice hit, or a TOTAL miss. This one was a spectacular miss.

Let's see. Heroine compromised, hero marries her. The "hero" sleeps with his mistress on his wedding night, and continues the relationship with said mistress. "Heroine" kicks him in groin - and then runs away. When he comes after her, she apologises for kicking him in the groin - "Oh I know my behviour was reprehensible etc etc". Sheesh. I don't know who I wanted to clobber more. Needless to say, with neither one of the two main characters showing any personality whatsoever, I did not enjoy this book.
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A beautiful young woman is thrown together with a rakish Viscount by a twist of fate-and is caught off guard by her own yearning for love and passion...
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From Cover-

first appeared in An Honorable Offer, originally published in 1981. Cover says it has been rewritten extensively.

Pretty good historical romance.

Sabrina runs away from home after her brother-in-law attempts to rape her. She would surely have died in a blizzard of Phillip had not rescued her. He nurses her back to health only to find that he is not a hero. Instead, he's a gentleman who has compromised a lady. Now there's only one thing left for him to do--marry her.

But she turns him down, leaving him completely baffled. However, things don't turn out quite the way she has planned, and it is she, then, who must propose, sweeetening the pot with a big dowry and an offer of freedom for Phillip. But what's a husband to do when he knows his bride is afraid of men? and more important, what is the bride to do when she floows her husband to his mistress' lodgings and discovers him on the point of indulging?
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This book started out as An Honorable Offer in 1981 but was significantly rewritten and the title changed to The Offer and published in 1999. The two main characters are the same Sabrina and Phillip.

Sabrina's new brother in law attempts to rape her. When her sister doesn't support her and the brother in law threatenes to kill her grandfather (her only other family) she runs away. She gets caught in a blizzard and would have died except Phillip is traveling through the same area and takes her to a hunting cabin. She is very ill and he nurses her back to health. Because they have spent so much time alone together, her reputation is compromised and Phillip proposes to her to do the right thing, but she says no.
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Sabrina flees her home after nearly being raped by her brother-in-law, and nearly dies during a blizzard. Phillip finds her, and cares for her during her illness. Five days later, the searching family members discover them in a compromising situation. Sabrina has to decide if she will marry to save her reputation, or wait for love.
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Enjoyable read.
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Bachelor Philip who values his freedom, rescues heiress Sabrina from a
blizzard, enters into a marriage of convenience to save Sabrina's reputation. Sparks fly and tempers flare when Sabrina discovers her husband with his mistress ! Highly entertaining regency romance.
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Breath taking , wonderful ,exciting and well written
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one of the best
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If you've read one Coulter, you've pretty much read all her plot devices. Expect a rape scene, horrible sexual experiences for the women and the man not being able to control himself, and someone gets the fever and needs to be nursed back to health.

I actually don't mind that Philip was such a gigantic ass and lived with such a double standard. It helped that he was such a good person when he was taking care of Sabrina during her illness. I did have a hard time with how easily Philip won Sabrina back. But I guessed Coulter wanted to really show how horrible things were back then for women.

It's not her best work. Some of the dialogue and lines were pretty sweet or funny. Okay read.
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Initially published as a Regency Romance in 1981, the former title is "An Honorable Offer," this book was extensively re-written to update its new status as an historical romance.
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historical romance-woman runs away after bil trys to rape her, her sister doesn't believe her
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relly good historical book funny and suspenceful
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You'll like this if you like Romance and Catherine Coulter!
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I liked both main characters especially Sabrina but I don't really think Phillip loves her as much. I didn't really see how he went from thinking of her as sort of a little sister to his woman.

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 (technically, he was saving her life but since he saw her naked...). There's only one honorable thing to do and that is to marry her. But she turns him down! Then she understands her predicament and asks him to marry her.
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A beautiful young woman is thrown together with a rakish Viscount by a twist of fate-and is caught off guard by her own yearning for love and passion...
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I love Catherine Coulter, so grabbed this title happily. However, I was quite disappointed at the ridiculously stupid dialogue and patronizing story line. This reads like an early 20th century talkie movie, best read by someone with little imagination and even less reading skill.
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wonderful story
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historical romance
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Love Catherine Coulter and her books. In this book a snow storm brings two people together in an unusual way, and a love affair begins. Her books are always fast paced and interesting. A very good read.
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She nearly dies in a blizzard but is rescued by he nurses her back to health, then things fall apart.
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from the back: Sabrina Eversleigh runs away from home after her new brother-in-law attempts to rape her. She would surely have died in a blizzard if Phillip Mercerault had not rescued her. He nurses her back to health only to find that he is not a hero. Instead, he's a gentleman who has compromised a lady. Now there's only thing left for him to do - marry her.
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A beautiful young woman is thrown together with a rakish Viscount by a twist of fate-and is caught off guard by her own yearning for love and passion...
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After she is almost raped by her brother-in-law, Sabrina Eversleigh runs away from the family estate. Caught in a deadly blizzard, Sabrina is saved by Phillip Mercerault, a handsome Viscount who nurses her back to health and later offers to save her reputation by marrying her. Although Sabrina initially refuses Phillip's offer, they eventually do enter into a marriage of convenience. However, their marriage faces many challenges, foremost among them: Sabrina's fear of men and Phillip's ongoing relationship with his mistress. Author Catherine Coulter calls THE OFFER an extensive rewrite of her 1981 romance novel AN HONORABLE OFFER.
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"Her plots are like rich desserts-sinfully delicious and hard to pass up." (Atlanta Constitution)

When a beautiful young woman is thrown together with a rakish Viscount by a twist of fate, what catches her off guard is her own yearning for love and passion...
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historical Novel
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Sabrina Eversleigh runs away from home aftrer her new brothe-in-law tries to rape her.She gets lost in a blizzard and is found by Phillip Mercerault almost dead . He brings her to a nearby cabin and nurses her back to health. However, instead of being called a hero, he is accused of compromising the girl. When he proposes marriage Sabrina turns him down. Sabrina then proposes a deal and they marry. Phillip discovers his bride is afraid of men and the challenge is on.....
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After she is almost raped by her brother-in-law, Sabrina Eversleigh runs away from the family estate. Caught in a deadly blizzard, Sabrina is saved by Phillip Mercerault, a handsome Viscount who nurses her back to health and later offers to save her reputation by marrying her. Although Sabrina initially refuses Phillip's offer, they eventually do enter into a marriage of convenience. However, their marriage faces many challenges, foremost among them: Sabrina's fear of men and Phillip's ongoing relationship with his mistress. Author Catherine Coulter calls THE OFFER an extensive rewrite of her 1981 romance novel AN HONORABLE OFFER.