Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor Series #1)

Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor Series #1)

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by Jill Shalvis
     
 

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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,

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Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this heartwarming and sexy contemporary romance from bestseller Shalvis (Instant Temptation), Maddie Moore meets the man of her dreams, but must fight her inner demons to make it work. Maddie, straight out of an abusive relationship and unemployed, is trying to change "from mouse to tough girl." When she arrives at Lucky Harbor, Wash., to reunite with her two half-sisters and inspect the dilapidated inn inherited from their mother, Maddie nearly runs a handsome stranger off the road. Jax Cullen is the town's mayor, a master carpenter, and a passionate lover. He's willing to give Maddie everything if she can overcome her fear of men and vulnerability. A somewhat forced second half and overabundant telepathic eye contact are mitigated by an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious sisterly antics. (Oct.)
The Romance Studio.com
"The title says it all! Fans of Shalvis will recognize her trademark humor and sensuality."
CoffeeTimeRomance.com
"I adored this book. The sisters are such beautifully created characters, but when you add in the other people who reside in Lucky Harbor, I am ready to pack up my things and move there."
NightOwlRomance.com
"It felt like I was part of the story, part of Lucky Harbor. What a great place to be!"
FreshFiction.com
"SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE is a beautiful start to this new series. The characters are as charming as the town itself. A pleasure to read!"
AuthorKellyMoran.blogspot.com
"There is a great amount of respect that needs to be given to an author who can write with candid humor and wit, while also tugging at your heartstrings. Jill Shalvis is the master."
RT Book Reviews
'4 stars! [I]ntroduces some wonderful characters with humor, heartwarming interaction and an abundance of hot sex. Readers will be eager for the next story..."
LibraryJournal.com
"This often hilarious novel has a few serious surprises, resulting in a delightfully satisfying story."
Carly Phillips
"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"
Suzanne Forster
"Jill Shalvis is a total original! It doesn't get any better."
Robyn Carr
"Hot, sweet, fun and romantic. Pure pleasure!"
Heart to Heart: The BN Romance Blog
"[O]ne minute you're laughing out loud and the next you're sighing with understanding. [A] great start to a new series."
From the Publisher
"Hot, sweet, fun and romantic. Pure pleasure!"—Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author"

The title says it all! Fans of Shalvis will recognize her trademark humor and sensuality."—The Romance Studio.com"

Heartwarming and sexy...an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious sisterly antics."—Publishers Weekly"

I adored this book. The sisters are such beautifully created characters, but when you add in the other people who reside in Lucky Harbor, I am ready to pack up my things and move there."—CoffeeTimeRomance.com"

It felt like I was part of the story, part of Lucky Harbor. What a great place to be!"—NightOwlRomance.com"

[O]ne minute you're laughing out loud and the next you're sighing with understanding. [A] great start to a new series."—Heart to Heart: The BN Romance Blog"

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE is a beautiful start to this new series. The characters are as charming as the town itself. A pleasure to read!"—FreshFiction.com"

There is a great amount of respect that needs to be given to an author who can write with candid humor and wit, while also tugging at your heartstrings. Jill Shalvis is the master."—AuthorKellyMoran.blogspot.com"

Jill Shalvis is a total original! It doesn't get any better."—Suzanne Forster, New York Times bestselling author"

Ms. Shalvis characters leap off the page"—RT Book Reviews"

Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"—Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author

'4 stars! [I]ntroduces some wonderful characters with humor, heartwarming interaction and an abundance of hot sex. Readers will be eager for the next story..."—RT Book Reviews"

This often hilarious novel has a few serious surprises, resulting in a delightfully satisfying story."—LibraryJournal.com

Library Journal
The day after Thanksgiving, with no job or boyfriend, Maddie Moore heads for tiny Lucky Harbor, WA, and the oceanside resort that their free-spirited mother has willed to her and her two half-sisters. Reopening the inn would be perfect from Maddie's point of view, but her sisters are reluctant to tackle the major work required. Then the contractor she hires turns out to be the sexy motorcycle rider she practically ran off the road on her way into town—and the chemistry that sizzles between them wreaks havoc on her vow to give up men. Pithy, insightful quotes by the sisters' late mom beautifully set the tone for each chapter, making her a real part of the story; the sisterly dynamics among the three siblings in all their crazy glory are right on. VERDICT Sassy, sexy, and full of lovable, sometimes quirky characters, this often hilarious novel has a few serious surprises, resulting in a delightfully satisfying story that lays groundwork for the next books in the series. Shalvis (The Heat Is On) lives near Lake Tahoe, NV.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446571616
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Lucky Harbor Series, #1
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
139,134
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.93(d)

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