An Irresistible Bachelor (An Unforgettable Lady #2)
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An Irresistible Bachelor (An Unforgettable Lady #2)

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Art conservator Callie Burke's new assignment is restoring a masterpiece owned by ruthless, wealthy, and sexy politico Jack Walker. When she's persuaded to move into Jack's sprawling estate to finish the job, a mere business proposition turns into something far more complicated-and passionate.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by Ivy Books (first published 2004)
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Buggy
Opening Line: "The woman came to him from the shadows and he knew her by the red of her hair."

Written in 2004 An Irresistible Bachelor is the companion book to Jessica Bird (JR Ward’s) An Unforgettable Lady Each can easily be read as stand-alones however you’ll get much more out of this one if you read them in order. Having said that I should also tell you that while I loved Grace and particularly John from the first book, Jack and Callie’s romance here was a major disappointment and has turned...more
Beanbag Love
Just a quickie on this one. I liked it, but there are some romance conventions that are annoying. One of the characters becomes so stubborn it gets very annoying, but that element shows up in so many romance novels it seems like it's almost a requirement. As a result there's a big misunderstanding. Another staple of the romance novel.

But everything works out and there are some nice, emotionally evocative moments. Jessica Bird now writes as JR Ward and you can see her style in this earlier work....more
MaryReadsRomance
Wow, I read this years ago (2004?) and no idea it was a JR Ward !? This is complete departure from JR Ward's Paranormal style of writing and demonstrates again just how versatile an author she is.

Enjoyed this then and now as a nice spicy harlequin type modern romance book with the billionaire.

Loved the realistic little details about art history and restoration; and business mogul tactics. (view spoiler)...more
Tara
This book is my second Jessica Bird book and I found it a huge improvement over the last. The characters were much easier to relate to and the plot while basic was precise. Add in the authors trade mark love of cars and a character with a physical disability and this book was very familiar.

In Irresistible Bachelor finds charismatic wealthy businessman Jack Walker hiring Callie Burke, an art conservationist, to restore an important piece of artwork in his Boston home. Along the way they fall in l...more
Leah
An Irresistible Bachelor is another wonderful book by Jessica Bird (a.k.a. J.R. Ward). It took me a little while to get into this book like I did with An Unforgettable Lady, the first book of the series. However, I eventually did get involved in the story, and I really loved Jack and Callie (despite her TSTL moment towards the end).


I'm looking forward to reading The Rebel about Nate, Jack's older twin brother. He seemed pretty interesting and I'd love to see where that goes. And I hope that ther...more
Jae
I must say that it's never a good start when the hero was already engaged and leaning towards cheating when he lusted after the heroine. Because cheaters are not hot and neither are home-wreckers.

Jack and Callie were attracted to each other from the start even knowing that Jack was actually attached at the time. I couldn't make myself to like Jack or Callie for that matter. They had a few stolen necking sessions like teenagers and decided to call it love. Too soon, by my standard anyway. Afterw...more
Rjsmommy
Hard to belive that this is written by my beloved JR Ward. As she states in the Forward, this was written pre- Black Dagger Brotherhood before she found her niche with darkness. I guess I expected more similarity to the Brothers characters but Jack was just missing the bad attitude yet vulnerable character I've come to love. Sure he starts off as the supposed ruthless businessman and womanizer in the beginning but transforms into a philanthropic, monogamist husband through the discovery of his t...more
D.C.
An Irresistible Bachelor…..WOW. Captivating from the start, I found this book entirely difficult to put down, a real and true page turner, and for the first time ever in reading a book, was rewarded with goose bumps within the story. An Irresistible Bachelor is one book that proved itself irresistible to enjoy.

Callie Burke is a conservationist of art, a professional who restores paintings to their classic beauty through intricate handwork and cleaning. She is relatively new at this and nervous a...more
Patrícia
Opinião do blogue Chaise Longue: http://girlinchaiselongue.blogspot.pt...

Jessica Bird começou a escrever em criança, guardando os seus pensamentos em diários bem como as suas próprias histórias. Quando foi para a faculdade, tinha caixas e caixas de livros Harlequin e Silhouettes que estavam catalogados para o caso da mãe desaparecer com algum. Jessica terminou o seu primeiro manuscrito no Verão antes do seu ano de caloira na Smith College onde se gradou em História e História de Arte. Mais tarde...more
Lola
I liked the chemistry going on between Callie and Jack. Hell, I would have given this a 5 stars because I enjoyed the story. Jack was sweet and struggling to win Callie's affection and approval as she is wary of him due to his reputation in the tabloids. He has been nothing but friendly and trying to get closer to her, but smart girl Callie is stubborn especially because of his engagement with another woman. That part is earlier revealed and the relationship was platonic on his side so I didn't...more
Ana Luisa
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Muitos são aqueles que nunca ouviram falar de Jessica Bird e que quando ouvem o seu nome franzem o nariz com uma expressão de completa confusão no rosto, quando na verdade este é apenas o verdadeiro nome de uma das autoras mais conhecidas da actualidade. Mais conhecida como J.R. Ward e pelas suas sagas A Irmandade da Adaga Negra e Anjos Caídos, Jessica Bird escreve também romances contemporâneos usando o seu verdadeiro nome, com uma escrita completamente d...more
MsRomanticReads
I thought I'd step outside the BDB for a little while. This romantic novel had everything necessary to keep me from putting it down - suspense, social conflict, the characters fighting their attraction until they reach their breaking point and a heavy dose of angst.

Jack Walker made me swoon. When we first meet him he's engaged to a woman he considers a friend, someone comfortable, and someone who would look good on his arm as well as help polish up his playboy image before he decides to run for...more
Manuela
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Kathy Davie
Second in the Unforgettable Lady romance series revolving around a group of friends and their families on the East Coast.


My Take
Another warm and intelligent romance between two people one of whom combines the artistic with the scientific while the other is ruthless in business. It explores the insecurities of a woman fed up with secrets yet unable to throw off a lifetime of keeping them while it delights in a man's first experience with love. No real surprise there after reading of his parents...more
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I could not stop reading An Irresistible Bachelor. It just had my full attention from page one to the very end. I read it before I went to work and I could not wait to pick it back up and start reading it when I got home from work. I found it a pure sexy page turner. An Irresistible bachelor is romantic, hot and sexy. I highly recommend An Irresistable Bachelor to all readers who love romantic novels.
Callie Burke finds her self out of work and is now wondering how she will pay her rent. Calllie...more
Daniela
An irresistible story.

I must say I couldnt put this book down. It was so "irresistible". Jack is an attractive, smart, rich successful business man who falls in love with the unforgettable lady's sister Callie. Callie is the bastard daughter of a famous rich man and even though her father was wealthy she grew up in poverty and even after finishing school and got some painting, or art degree she is still very poor. So jack hires her to work on a families art work and they fall in love. Thing is...more
Liliana Pinto
Quando me inscrevi para ler este livro ainda não sabia que era a continuação do livro "Diz-me Quem És". Quando o soube fiquei um pouco apreensiva porque o mais provável era não perceber a história. Mas estava enganada. Além de ser uma continuação este volume lê-se de forma independente, e ainda bem.
Gostei de ler este livro. É um romance leve, com segredos à mistura e muita paixão. Não conhecia a escrita da autora mas fiquei fã. É leve, divertida e constante.
Gostei da personagem principal, Callie...more
Isabel  Almeida (Os Livros Nossos)
Leia a crítica completa no Blog Os Livros Nossos em:

http://oslivrosnossos.blogspot.pt/201...

"Numa linguagem simples, com uma narrativa também sem grande complexidade, a autora traz-nos uma história bastante terna, envolvente, com personagens fortes e que nos conquistam com a sua determinação e força de carácter.

Este romance traz-nos, acima de tudo, emoções, carinho e ternura em estado puro. Será facilmente do agrado de leitores românticos, e proporciona-nos bons momentos de descontracção !

A si...more
Cindi
I had high hopes for this book and for the wrong reasons. I have read every one of her J. R. Ward books, and while I knew the writing style is supposed to be different, I didn't expect it to be so different that the story was almost bad.
A good writer can write different with each persona (i.e. Evan Hunter/Ed McBain). Boy did she pull that off with this book! I think I will stick with her "other" persona and not read any more of her books written under her own name. Maybe I am being unfair but I...more
Beira
In molti conosceranno l'autrice protagonista di questa recensione. Si tratta di Jessica Bird, meglio conosciuta con il nome di J.R. Ward. La sua ben nota saga Paranormal Romance, Black Dagger Brotherhood, l'ha fatta conoscere in tutto il mondo. I fan più accaniti dell'autrice, tra cui la sottoscritta, di conseguenza sanno che quando acquistano un suo libro di questo genere, non rimarranno di certo delusi, grazie alle trame avvincenti, e ai personaggi analizzati in ogni loro sfumatura. Dopo quest...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
The characters were continually annoying. He falls in love with her a very short time after he's become engaged to another woman. Our 'Hero' continues to pursue our heroine even though she rejects him and he's engaged. Then he's a pompous ass the whole time. High two low three stars.
Vanessa Montês
Não li o primeiro livro desta duologia, mas depois de ler este tenho MESMO que pegar no primeiro. Li-o de uma só vez, adorei! Só não dei 5* por uma razão... romance mmuuiitttooo rápido, os protagonistas começaram a declarar o seu amor passado um dia ahahah
Nicole Dennis
Love love love Jack! He is wonderful!
Now I wanna read his twin's, Nate, story. I'm sure he'll have a crazy story to tell about falling in love with the right lady. Please???
Amber Hughes
*4.5 stars* I really enjoyed this one! I can see it hasn't gotten the highest reviews, but I loved it!
Ehlizabeth (Liz)
Just finished this in my lunch break. Absolutely wonderful. Loved it :)
Stefania
"Colpevole d'amare" romanzo fresco di stampa nato dalla penna e dalla fantasia della ormai nota e apprezzata J.R.Ward, è nelle librerie dallo scorso 17 gennaio grazie alla Leggereditore.

Avete voglia di leggere un romanzo che vi faccia rivivere la magia della fiaba di Cenerentola, pur restando ancorati ai giorni nostri?
Con queste pagine la Ward riesce a trasformare il noto cliché del riscatto della bella Cenerentola da una vita misera o modesta, in qualcosa di davvero speciale.

Le componenti ci...more
Francy
http://leggerefantastico.blogspot.com
Jack Walker è un magnate ricco, bellissimo, affascinante e..donnaiolo.. Almeno fino a quando non decide di mettere la testa a posto fidanzandosi con l' aristocratica Blair, pur non amandola. Tutto fila liscio se non quando nella sua vita irrompe prepotentemente una rossa da mozzare il fiato, una donna che insegue e abita i suoi desideri nascosti e i sogni notturni. Lei è Callie Burke, umile restauratrice, senza soldi e ora senza lavoro. Jack e Callie si sono...more
Gilly
Questa è una recensione che non avrei mai voluto fare.
Non voglio fare confronti con altre serie che amo di quest’autrice perché non sarebbe giusto. Colpevole d’amare è una storia d’amore senza nessun elemento paranormal di mezzo ed è proprio per questo motivo che evito di fare confronti.
Santa Ward, come la chiamiamo in molti, questa volta non è riuscita a farmi appassionare alla storia di Callie e Jack e la prima ad esserne dispiaciuta sono io.
Forse sono partita con troppe aspettative, forse vol...more
Selly - Leggere Romanticamente
La mia recensione sul blog ---> http://romanticamentefantasy.blogspot...

Questo romanzo è collegato ad “Una donna indimenticabile”, ha infatti come protagonista femminile la sorellastra di Grace (conosciuta nel libro precedente) inoltre, Grace e Ross fanno la loro comparsa più volte nel corso della storia.
Callie è una giovane e squattrinata restauratrice alle prime armi, nel suo passato sono nascosti diversi segreti legati alla sua famiglia e questi in più di un'occasione influenzano la sua vi...more
Mafi
Claro que o que mais gostei foi todo o processo de restauro do quadro. Primeiro fiquei muito surpreendida com a escolha do artista. Copley não é nenhum Monet, Vang Gogh ou Picasso. Dentro do mundo da História da Arte geral passa um pouco despercebido e confesso que a sua obra era-me totalmente desconhecida. Achei muito positivo a autora ter apostado neste pintor e não em nenhum dos outros grandes mestres desta época. Foi com grande atenção que li as páginas que falavam do restauro e fiquei agrad...more
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Jessica Rowley Pell Bird was born on 1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She is the daughter of Maxine F. and W. Gillette Bird, Jr. She began writing as a child, penning her thoughts in diaries as well as inventing short stories. She read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to college, she had boxes and...more
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