Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor #1)
In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision). But rather than drowning her sorrows in bags of potato chips, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother--a ramshackle inn nestled in the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington.
Starting over wo...more
Do. Not. Resist. This. Book! READ IT. NOW!!! FOR THE SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE JAX CULLEN, ALONE! JILL SHALVIS ROCKS!!!
(I decided to repeat this straight up top, instead of waiting till near the end of my review. LOL)
Zosia, Thanks for your review of this, which made me want to read it!
After the amazing yet emotionally intense and tumultuous experience of The Bronze Horseman Trilogy, I needed a light and humorous yet-still-touch-me-emotionally kind of...more
4 to 4 1/2 stars
I loved this book! Loved it!
Simply Irresistible is my first experience reading a Jill Shalvis book and it certainly won't be my last! I'm still baffled by how long it's take me to read one of her books.
Simply Irresistible is a sweet, flirty, feel good romance overflowing with wonderful characters, humor, romance, and a swoonalicious hero that deserves to be called a hero.
Oh, how I love Jax! He's everything I admire in a hero! The heroine,...more
Do yourself a favor and don’t waste your time reading reviews. Just skip them and go buy this book. Just do it. But if you just can’t help yourself, if you simply must read a review, I’ll give you a little something more.
Simply Irresistible is the first book in the Lucky Harbor series and such a great story. I'm sitting here with this silly grin on my face because it's been a long time since I've read a book, any book, that had me smiling, giggling, sighing and fanning myself as much as this on...more
Listen up! I'm only going to say this once. It pains me to confess any such flaw in my character, but I will sacrifice myself if I can get even one person to give this book a read. I was wrong! I appreciate all the slack-jawed...more
Maddie the Mouse kinda reminds me a bit of Sandra Bullock in 'While You Were Sleeping'. She was all klutzy, shy and awkward but in a cute way of course. Maddie, Tara and Chloe together were a lethal combination, they just cracked me up.
Simply put, I loved this book. Heading out to Tara's stor...more
I will consult with my buddy on the review. I think she had trouble connecting to the characters, which I understand.
But here are some of my initial thoughts:
I have lots of issues, and many have to do with my expectations. My end total rating is 3.5.
** I wasn't able to read this uninterrupted. And I'm trying to take that into consideration. But I feel like a lot of nothing happened until the last 10% of the book.
I also hoped for less of the appearance/weight obsessed/co...more
This was one of the most difficult reviews I have had to write not because I didn't enjoy the book but because of it. I wanted my review to do justice to a book that I had enjoyed immensely and would recommend to anyone who loves a good contemporary romance that would leave your inner self smiling towards the end.
Simply Irresistible is a book that lives up to its title, yes, its simply irresistible and I found myself so engrossed in the world of Lucky Harbo...more
I generally tend to love small town romances, but I had a lot of trouble connecting with the characters in Simply Irresistible and that mostly ruined my enjoyment of the story.
Maddie is, simply put, a doormat. She regained some of her inner strength by the end, but throughout the story, I didn't really develop any feelings for her. I didn't like her, didn't hate her, she was just there. The only thing we have in common is our love for chips.
Welcome to Lucky Harbor - a small town populated by people with big hearts and personalities! Sounds fun, right?
Except Maddie Moore isn’t too pleased about returning to Lucky Harbor. Freshly fired and still feeling the sting, Maddie is Miss Moping as she drives herself into the town where her mother lived. Upon her mother’s death, Maddie and her half-sisters Tara and Chloe are forced to return and fix up the Lucky Harbor Resort that their beloved mother left for them....more
★★★★½ Wonderful book and just what I needed right now after reading about the murder of -- not one -- but two beloved characters in another series. Ms. Shalvis has long been a favorite author, and she knocks it out of the ball park with this one, a story of three sisters who inherit an inn. With plenty of humor and hilarity; frustration, fights, fears, and tears; secrets and sizzling sex.
But, it is not all that chick-lit-ish. It’s a romance! Both Maggie and Jax...more
"Where did that flashlight come from?" Chloe asked.
Chloe looked at Tara. "She carries a flashlight in her purse."
"For emergencies," Maddie said, trying to see into the yard.
"You have any chocolate?" Chloe asked hopefully. "For emergencies?"
"Of course. Side Pocket, next to the fork."
Those of you who follow my blog may have noticed that I read mostly Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance titles. I love love love them but after reading quite a few in a row, I sometimes start to feel a little ‘heavy’ because let’s face it, titles in these genres tend to be intense in their stories, involved in their characters and dark in their themes. That is why I sometimes look for a contemporary romance book to read. Contemporary romances tend to sn...more
If you're in the mood for something light, romantic and funny, this is your book :)
The story - This is the first in the series, so we have introductions to all the characters, male and female. There are three sisters who inherited the Lucky Harbour Inn. They're estranged and want nothing to do with the place, all except Maddie. She's had some rough time in her past, an abusive ex, and a difficult job she got fired from. She wants to s...more
Thank you soooo much, Jayne!
Excellent Contemporary Romance!
What was I thinking that it took me so long to read this? I could kick myself for suffering through all those Kindle freebies when I had this little gem safely tucked away waiting for me. Nevertheless, this is a case of definitely better late than never.
The start of Simply Irresistible had some of the...more
The characters are witty, lovable and so very real! This book, Simply Irresistible, touched close to home as I really felt like I could identify with Maddie. (And that has never happened before!) Maddie, the mediator, the middle child, oh, my heart reached o...more
I have been on a quest to find the perfect Adult Romance for myself. Nothing too cheesy, and nothing too embarrassing (let's be real -- Ginger covers her eyes and gets red cheeks when certain body parts are given silly names). Thanks to my good friend Jess for recommending this book to me, I've found just the right mix of passion and depth within this contemporary adult romance. She knows my tastes all too well.
The first thing...more
Maddie's reactions after being physically abused by her former boyfriend were particu...more
I’ve heard a lot about the Lucky Harbor series, but never took the chance on buying them. When Barnes & Nobles featured SIMPLY IRRESSITIBLE for .99, I jumped on it.
I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. SIMPLY IRRESISTABLE was a fun love story with so many great qualities. It a strong sense of family, honesty and love within that all connected them to each other.
Maddie Moore sees inheriting her mother’s inn as a new beginning. Time to stop being the ‘mouse’ her mom called her and start s...more
This was so damn cute. I was grinning stupidly half of the book, with my heart clenching the other half.
There were just so many things I liked about this book. First of all, the writing style. I don't know exactly what it is, but I loved it.
Second, the characters. Each and every one of them were just plain awesome. I loved Maddie and Jax, I loved Tara and Chloe and Ford (didn't get too much of the sheriff guy to have an opin...more
1. Tara's expressions "funny sayings"
2. Chloe's uncensored mouth
3. Maddie- always the peacemaker
4. The hilarious group of guys: Jax, Ford and Sawyer
5. Jax- such a good, caring, sweet & loving guy
6. The sisters "Christmas Tree" & decorations. lol
7. The sisters finding themselves and learning to work together
Maddie, Tara and Chloe find themselves owners to a run down Inn in Lucky Harbor. Their late mother left them the Inn in her Will. The sisters had no idea about this place...more
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