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Review of Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible

The Simply Irresistible is a contemporary romance novel by Jill Shalvis. This is the 1st book in the Lucky Harbor series.

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.

Sometimes you stumble upon a book or in this case, a whole series that is just incredible. This is the book that introduced me to my first author that I put on my auto-buy list – meaning anything she puts out, I automatically buy it. She really is just that good.

The Lucky Harbor series starts off as a trilogy, the story of three half sisters who come together when their mother died. Each of the first three books deals with one sister, finding her true love, while they rebuild their lives and the relationships with each other.

The first book is about Maddie, who grew up in LA with a father in the movie business. Due to a series of unfortunate events, her career had sort of taken a nose dive recently and this trip to Lucky Harbor was a much needed break from reality.

I think what she didn’t expect, especially coming from such a big city like Los Angeles, was to truly love the small town and all the people in it, including a sexy contractor named Jax. Let’s just say lots of sizzling heat between them!

After reading this book I immediately had to get the next one and then the next one and 12 books later I’m still in love with Jill Shalvis and Lucky Harbor.

My only complaint is that the e-book is incredibly overpriced. Despite the fact that this book came out almost 7 years ago, the e-book is actually higher than the cost of the hardcover.

Stacei Fox

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