Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis

October 3, 2011 4 flames 0

A Lucky Harbor Novel #1
Author: Jill Shalvis
Source: Personal Purchase

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Forever; 1 Original edition (October 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 044657161X
ISBN-13: 978-0446571616


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.


I just love the writing of Jill Shalvis!  After reading her Animal series, I went out and purchased the first book in the Lucky Harbor series. Simply Irresistible was just that — Irresistible!

I loved Jax and the whole town of Lucky Harbor.  Plus who can go wrong for a rich and sexy man who is sweet at heart?  Maddie and her sisters were also a fun group to read about. They each had their own personality and they were described as The Steel Magnolia, The Mouse, and The Wild One.  Each description fit each character perfectly!  I liked how Maddie — The Mouse — was trying to turn her life around.  When the half sisters inherit the inn after their Mother dies, they realize it is going to take a lot of work and money to bring the inn back to its former glory.  With secrets involved for the family members, secrets in Jax’s past, and obstacles to overcome that are from each characters past, we get to see the journey unfold in a sweet story.

The only problem I had with this book was the constant wavering from Maddie.  One minute she was happy to have Jax, then she would change her mind and not want him.  I understand she had some issues to work out from a previous relationship, but the reason behind it was not believable.  Even with that issue, I still can’t wait to pick up a copy of the next book in the series.  I want to learn more about Maddie’s sisters and their adventure in Lucky Harbor.


Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS

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