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Simply Irresistible

Shalvis, Jill

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Simply Irresistible
Maddie Moore's whole life needs a makeover. 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 won't be easy. Yet Maddie sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too. The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes-and mouth-are making it hard for her to remember that she's sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie's struggles to overcome the past, though she's about to discover that there's no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.

Publisher: New York : Forever ; London : Little, Brown [distributor], c2010
ISBN: 044657161X
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 18 cm


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Sep 04, 2014
  • Sarah1984 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

1/7 - The scene where Maddie and Jax first meet on the side of the road and Maddie uses the ruse of a vibrating phone and the need to be somewhere else in a hurry to get out of an awkward situation, only to have the phone ring right in the middle of her fake conversation was absolutely hilarious. I started reading Simply Irresistible this morning, sitting in my car because I arrived to my nail appointment 15 minutes early. I happened to park right next to a busy café with outdoor seating. I was happily reading away when I came to that scene and because the other two books in the series weren't really hilarious, the funny was able to creep up on my and I kind of burst out laughing in a scream type laugh and then because the scene was an embarrassed type of funny I hit myself in the head with the open book (don't worry it was a paperback) in an instinctive attempt to hide my face (as if the embarrassment was mine, not Maddie's). Of course the café patrons watched all of this with stunned bemusement (kind of like what Jax felt after meeting Maddie) so that when I lowered the book I almost put it back up again to hide my own embarrassment.. To be continued...

2/7 - This was headboard-shakingly funny. Reading in bed last night was slightly dangerous to the stability of my bed and the paint job on the wall.

3/7 - Wow! This was the best of the trilogy about the sisters and I can see myself reading this again and again. I could totally see myself in Maddie - her love of chips (I don't obsess over chips, but I have other food obsessions), her insecurities, her ability to get herself into embarrassing situations - and am now just waiting for a Jax of my own, so that Maddie and I can be a true matching pair.

Nov 17, 2012
  • KCFinnegan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very sweet story, and the beginning of a trilogy. She's a bit of a bumbling, stumbling gal and he's the successful yet laid back popular guy. Looks like the 2nd book will be a bit more fiery though!

Feb 20, 2012
  • lyu rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.



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Sep 04, 2014
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