Call Me Irresistible

Call Me Irresistible

by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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ISBN-13: 9780061351532
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Series: Wynette, Texas , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 237,505
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.58(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Susan Elizabeth Phillips soared onto the New York Times bestseller list with Dream a Little Dream. She’s the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a hiker, gardener, reader, wife, and mother of two grown sons.


Chicago, Illinois

Place of Birth:

Cincinnati, Ohio


B.F.A., Ohio University

What People are Saying About This

Jayne Ann Krentz

Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes absolutely splendid women’s fiction. Her books are infused with wit, heart, insight and intelligence. They delight and entertain on every level. A book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is always a sparkling tonic for the senses.

Kristin Hannah

...Susan Elizabeth Phillips at her very best. Romantic, funny, sexy, and poignant.... If you’re down or busy or distracted, I have the cure: Call Me Irresistible is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I loved this book.

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Call Me Irresistible 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 478 reviews.
nampatel More than 1 year ago
I love SEP. I think as a writer, she writes charming stories. I have read every single one of her books more than once. I love her series books and the way she brings back characters. This one, however, felt like bits and pieces of the other books rolled into one. There was no freshness. The new characters (Ted and Meg) are actually burdened by the return of SO MANY of the old characters and never get a chance to fully stand out as their own. Ted is just like bits of Dallie, bits of Kenny, bits of Dex. You never get a sense of the gawky kid that he was one he first came on board in Fancy Pants or the awkward young man in Lady Be Good. Meg is a little more unique but carries similar to the heroines in Ain't She Sweet and Kiss an Angel. Also, the dialogue - SEP typically writes snappy, witty, funny. In Call Me Irresistible, that the funny feels forced. The Crazy Women of Wynett is not funny and gets beaten over the head. Their antics aren't funny and a lot of them become caricatures. I only say this because SEP is an incredible writer and she typically writes great characters with a fresh plot (Match Me if You Can, What I Did For Love). This seems a little bit too much borrowed and not new. Still, as an SEP loyalist, read it for the fun of it, but you won't get sucked in and emotionally walloped like you do with her other books. Looking forward to the next one where hopefully SEP goes back to a small cast of characters and not too many old ones. I hate to think this, but it feels like the publisher wanted to get as many SEP characters in to this one in the hopes of getting readers to read the others. For example, in this book there are characters from Lady Be Good, Fancy Pants, and Glitter Baby. To the publishers, if you want new readers to read the back list, let the author write the excellent book she is capable of writing and readers will automatically check it out. There is nothing compelling in this book that would make new readers read this, where as they should. Fancy Pants and Lady Be Good are great, fun reads. I still love SEP.
MrsBRV More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed a lot of this. It had much of the charm and flawed heroine stuff that I like about SEP's other work, but this one was a little overburdened with references to characters in other books, the ending wrapped up too abruptly, and I didn't feel convinced of the hero's conversion. I think she could have done better. The traditionally published authors will have to step up their game if they are going to demand $12.99 a book, when there are some great emerging authors who are selling for a quarter of that price.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I normally love SEP books- all except What I Did for Love and the book about Annabelle- which grew on me somewhat. However, as soon as I saw the characters in this book, I knew I would be disappointed. It felt forced putting the characters together- like she's just tying up loose ends and forcing the story. THere just wasn't a lot of emotion coming from the book or the characters. Meg is suddenly in love with TEd, and the reader doesn't even get Ted's perspective through 90 percent of the novel- he only reveals his emotions at the very end, which definitely takes away any impact there. Just disappointed overall.
SharonRedfern More than 1 year ago
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (SEP) delivers again in Call Me Irresistible. Ted Beaudine (Fancy Pants, Lady Be Good) is marrying Lucy Jorik (First Lady)in Wynette, Texas. Ted is a former amateur golf champ,inventor and the Mayor of Wynette. Lucy is the adopted daughter of the former President of the US and her husband. Lucy's best friend Meg Koranda (Glitter Baby) comes to town to be in the wedding. She sees immediately that Lucy has doubts about marrying Ted and ends up helping Lucy bolt before the wedding. After the wedding, Meg becomes persona non grata in Wynette. Unfortunately, her parents have cut her off , she can't pay her room bill and she ends up working for the inn as a maid. Ted,who is revered in town,makes it his mission to make Meg as uncomfortable as possible with help from all of the townfolk. The path that they take from intense dislike to love involves golf, a renovated church, a stalker, an amorous plumbing king and his man hungry daughter, and several characters from earlier books. Like all SEP books there is a lot of humor mixed in with a sharp look at how Lucy and Ted need to become self aware to be happy with someone else. One of my favorite sections was when Lucy was talking to Meg about how perfect he was and how it intimidated her: "Out of nowhere, the church doors blew open. And there he stood silhouetted against the setting sun. Theodore Day Beaudine. Trumpets began to sound. Honest to God trumpets blowing a chorus of hallelujahs. "Jesus", she whispered. "I know, "Lucy whispered back. "Stuff like this happens to him all the time. He says it's accidental." How can you read that and not know you are in for a great time?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Klausner, you have completely ruined the plot for me. This is a place for BOOK REVIEWS (read: opinions) NOT BOOK REPORTS (see: your post.). There is a difference, aquaint yourself with it. I no longer plan to purchase this novel, thanks you you and your full on summary, which I will point out is a re-telling of the novel, stating no opinions/overall feel for the book anywhere in it. Please consider that others who have not read the book yet are reading these reviews to help their decision. I am finding this sort of thing happening more and more. I have had numerous books spoiled for me because people cannot do what is meant on this forum. And... FYI- putting "Spoiler Alert" before the post does not make it okay. If it is a review, why even post spoilers. This specific comment is not for Ms. Klausner, but a general rant. While I am on it, can "we" stop using the term "Squeeeee", too? Are you a grown woman, or a twelve year old girl at a boy band concert? START A BLOG! OR TAKE IT WHERE IT IS APPRECIATED! PLEASE. Elizabeth Grogan, avid reader and paying customer.
risuena More than 1 year ago
This is my second Susan E. Phillips' book to date, and I can't find myself to like her writing. Match Me If You Can and this one build their romances on premises that I find troublesome. In this book, being a rebound girl and falling for your best friend's ex-finance just didn't do it for me. If you want such a complicated scenario, I suggest Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (she can pull a sticky non-sympathetic situation around and make you question your view points and judgements and change your mind). Add into that the fact that he was a bit vindictive at first after the broken wedding did not make me like the guy. In both books I've read, the guys can seem quite abusive, yet they're described as being "perfect"; I'm sorry but that just doesn't make me want the main characters together. The storyline does get better after they hook up (you anticipate good changes for their relationship), but then it goes downhill when he confesses his feelings about Lucy. All I can think is both main characters are idiots. The guy should be more appreciative, and the girl should have higher expectations and standards. I also don't find the guy's sudden epiphany very convicing, more anti-climatic and lame. There are too many other characters as well, piquing interest in their stories, yet not well developed, causing more of a distraction for the reader from the main storyline. I will say it's a better read than Match Me If You Can, but overall, I think this author does not appeal to my heartstrings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
typical SEP novel. The fact that it keeps you interested. I read the other reviews that the plot is always similar, but to me it is the delivery of the same plot that keeps me reading.
CSHunter More than 1 year ago
It has been awhile since I read this author, but this book was a reminder why I loved to read her books. She also incorporated previous characters, something that is always a win for me. Ms Phillips creates magic when she speaks through her characters, inspiring a range of emotions from the reader. It was a page turner and when reading on the nook, that can go fast; You will not be sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I was reading I started to wonder if I had read the book before. It dawned on me that the humor and relationship between all of the characters, primary and secondary, was very similar to the author's book "Ain't She Sweet". I loved "Ain't she sweet" so this new story was enjoyable but it didn't feel fresh and new.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
It's a Wynette, Texas series reunion!!!! Call Me Irresistible is the sixth installment in Susan Elizabeth Phillips's adult contemporary romance series titled Wynette, Texas. While this installment is its very own story, it features many characters from the other books in the series. I found these additions to be an unexpected but extremely entertaining treat. Call Me Irresistible was a fun but somewhat complicated story about the woes of finding Mr. Irresistible. Our heroine Meg quickly learns that being with the "perfect" guy isn't all it's cracked up to be. Ms. Phillips dismisses more than that dream in this book though. Other envious situations tackled include the burden of being a town hero and the downside of being raised by rich and famous parents. As always, Ms. Phillips writes humor and romance like nobody's business. If you haven't read anything by her then just pick any random one and get started. You'll love it! My favorite quote: "Sometimes change is what we need. I guess it lets us look at our lives in a new way." The Wynette, Texas series contains the following installments as of February 2016. In my opinion, they can each be read in any order as standalone novels. #1-Fancy Pants #2-Lady Be Good #3-Glitter Baby #4-First Lady #4.5-My Secret Service Valentine #5-What I Did for Love #6-Call Me Irresistible #7-The Great Escape
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I really liked this story! However, I recommend you skip chapters 2 through about 7, they're dull, fluff, and unnessessary. The rest of the story is fun with great banter between the protagonists and "perfect" sex appeal. Throw in a villain, crazy town's people, (did I mention the humor) and a little mystery to be solved, and you've got CALL ME IRRESISTIBLE. I recommend this book. S.A.K.
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mjherring More than 1 year ago
My favorite SEP book! I have it on audiobook after borrowing from the library, and I absolutely love it! I love Meg. She's so gutsy and strong, and Ted really pushes beyond his boundaries for her.
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SEP is one of my favorite authors and this is one of my favorite books. Great story and great characters.
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