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Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible

Écrit par Jill Shalvis

Raconté par Celeste Ciulla


Simply Irresistible

Écrit par Jill Shalvis

Raconté par Celeste Ciulla

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4/5 (37 évaluations)
Longueur:
9 heures
Sortie:
Jan 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781461804871
Format:
Livre audio

Description

The proof is irrefutable: Jill Shalvis is a USA Today best-selling author whose romantic fiction is one part steam, one part soul-lifting laughter. After leaving an abusive relationship, Maddie Moore heads to Lucky Harbor, Washington, and vows to channel her inner tough girl—and land the man of her dreams.
“Heartwarming and sexy … an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious sisterly antics.”—Publishers Weekly
Sortie:
Jan 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781461804871
Format:
Livre audio


À propos de l'auteur

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning novels wherever books are sold and visit her website, jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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  • (4/5)
    Simply Irresistible is about three very different women who find themselves back in the town their mother fell in love with and lived out the rest of her life, Lucky Harbor. They each have different fathers, and in many ways resembled their hippie mother. Maddie “the Mouse” is Phoebe’s middle child, and the child who spent the less amount of time with their mother. When she comes to Lucky Harbor to claim her inheritance with her other siblings, she’s the only one who wants to stay and make the best of the shambling inn.What I ❤ about Simply IrresistibleLucky Harbor is a small town we’d all love to visit! It has unique characters, faithful friends, and a few hotties to make life more enjoyable. ;)Maddie is an easy main character to connect with, because a lot of readers can see a small part of themselves in her. She breaks off an abusive relationship with her lawyer boyfriend and decides to give her life a makeover starting with her pushover attitude. She’s the nicest of her sisters, a homemaker, and anything but a pushover.Jax is a heart throb that has a really nice hard on for Maddie He’s an ex-lawyer, the current mayor of Lucky Harbor, a contractor that wears a sexy tool belt and is co-owner of almost all the business in Lucky Harbor. Basically, he likes to dip his fingers in all kinds of pie. . . But most of all, he likes dipping his fingers in Maddie’s pie. *wink* *giggle* (sorry I had to!)Simply Irresistible was a cozy yet steamy read that many romance junkies would come to love if they simply gave it a chance.Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger
  • (3/5)
    I still don't really think contemporary romance is my genre, but I liked the bit of abused heroine in this book, plus her insecure klutzy chubbiness I of course appreciated as well, though it wasn't really enough angst for my taste, or to warrant going on the chubby shelf (barely warrants going on the abused shelf, but it was part of the plot...)
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this book. I kept wanting to come back and read! Jax and Maddie were fun together. Some silly wit but I am just getting to know this author's writing style, and by the end it just ran smoothly. Looking forward to the other books in this series! Definitely glad I picked these up!
  • (5/5)
    What a great book. Most definetly will continue series and look for other books by Jill Shalvis.
  • (4/5)
    So, the first half of this book gets five stars for being entertaining and funny with interesting characters and a lovely setting. The second half of the book gets three stars because Maddie started to irritate me somewhat. Overall, a strong four star read.

    Jax was amazing! Seriously, he was the type of character that is the reason I read romance. He was pretty much perfect in every possible way. Not to mention he was also hot and wealthy.

    I loved Maddie initially. She's klutzy and awkward, which are two things I can completely identify with. I loved her a bit less in the second half of the book, where it appeared that she lost some of her self-awareness. Also, it kind of bugged me that after only two weeks she felt like she had the right to know every single thing in Jax's past (although, I do think he should've told her that he was holding the note on the resort.)

    All of the other characters were well-drawn and likable and I thought the setting of the book was absolutely wonderful. I wanted to live in Lucky Harbor. I will definitely be reading more in this series. I believe Tara's book is next and I look forward to it, but I really can't wait to read about Chloe.
  • (4/5)
    Cute book. Witty repartee, small town, family-like characters obviously being set up for the rest of the series.
  • (4/5)
    Cute book. Witty repartee, small town, family-like characters obviously being set up for the rest of the series.
  • (4/5)
    Loved this book. I've been searching for more contemporary romance that has the spunky heroines, family ties, good friendships and small towns I love about Nora Roberts' work, and the Lucky Harbor series absolutely fits the bill.
  • (4/5)
    This was a lovely, lovely read. It had humour, great characters, it was sexy, fun and fast-paced. A recommended read.Back Cover Blurb: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.
  • (5/5)
    ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! I cannot wait until April for The Sweetest Thing, Tara and Ford's story. Then I have a feeling Chloe's story is going to rock Sawyer's World =)D
  • (5/5)
    This story was laugh out loud funny, heartbreakingly touchy and wildly sexy all at the same time. Maddie has lost her job in LA (Maybe dumping hot coffee on the lap of her abusive ex-boyfriend who was also the company lawyer wasn't really a good idea.) and comes to Lucky Harbor to see the resort that was left to her and her sisters by the mother she barely knew. She doesn't know her sisters very well either. Her mother was a hippie and a Deadhead and all the girls have different fathers. Maddie arrives and finds out that the resort is heavily mortgaged and in major need of renovation and repair. Her oldest sister wants to sell as soon as possible and head back to her life. Her youngest sister is undecided. Maddie wants to stay and make a home. She calls on local carpenter, mayor and financial angel Jax Cullen to work on the renovations. He is also the hottie who caught her eye even before she made it all the way into town. But Maddie has sworn off men. She doesn't trust her judgment anymore. Jax was wary too. He left his life as a cut-throat lawyer (and left a fiancee who loved that side of him) and came home to Lucky Harbor to reinvent his life. But something about Maddie makes him decide that he is willing to give love another chance.The story is about the sisters getting to know each other and getting to trust each other. It is also about Maddie learning to trust herself and stand up for herself. I really enjoyed both the humor and the romance in this story and look forward to reading other books by Shalvis.
  • (4/5)
    I actually read The Sweetest Thing first, so I already knew that Maddie and Jax would end up together (aside from it being obvious since the HEA is what romances are all about). That aside, I really enjoyed the story and particularly Maddie's determination to grow out of being "The Mouse" in her sisterly trio. The only thing I didn't really like (aside from the somewhat silly-named Lucky Harbor) was the fact that Jax is a former lawyer, the mayor, AND a contractor all rolled into one. It seemed a bit unbelievable, but it didn't completely throw me out of the story. Overall I really enjoyed it and am anxiously awaiting Chloe's story.
  • (4/5)
    Great fun! Shalvis is one of my favorites and although this doesn't make it into my top three for her, it's definitely worth a read. I can't wait for the next installment of the Lucky Harbor books.
  • (3/5)
    if I wanted a book about sex I would have picked up playboy. Dwell way too much on the sexual content than the storyline. Also the authors swallowing got annoying after a while.
  • (4/5)
    This review was updated on A Weebish Book Blog as part of my TBT Review feature.SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE is the story of three very different half-sisters who find themselves in Lucky Harbor, the small town where their mother loved and lived until her eventual death. They each have different fathers but in many ways resemble their hippie mother.Maddie “the Mouse” is Phoebe’s middle child, and the child who spent the least amount of time with their mother. When she comes to Lucky Harbor to claim her inheritance with her other siblings, she’s the only one who wants to stay and make the best of the shambling inn.There’s a lot to love about SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE.Lucky Harbor is a small town we’d all love to visit! It has unique character, faithful friends, and a few hotties to make life more enjoyable. ?Maddie is an easy heroine to connect with because a lot of readers can see a small part of themselves in her. She breaks off an abusive relationship with her lawyer boyfriend and decides to give her life a makeover, starting with her pushover attitude. She’s sweet, a born homemaker, and as flawed as the rest of us humans.Jax is a heart-throb with a huge hard-on for our Mousy Maddie. He’s got a lot of titles including ex-lawyer, Mayor of Lucky Harbor, a contractor, and co-owner of almost all the business in Lucky Harbor. Basically, he likes to dip his fingers in all kinds of pie… but most of all, he likes dipping his fingers in Maddie’s pie. Snort.If you’re a fan of Lori Foster, Nora Roberts, or steamy small town romances in general, SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE should be your next book date!
  • (4/5)
    A fun and fast read. Good story. Great characters. Love the humor.
  • (5/5)
    This book makes me smile because I have three half sisters myself and I know first hand how they can all be different yet family. I love this story. I think the hero and heroine move kind of quick but I liked the beat after it got moving.

    The hotel thing and the think with Maddie's older sister was a bit forced but obviously it was a set up. I can't wait to read the sister's books.
  • (4/5)
    Maddie and Jax

    Cute warm story of a couple meeting on a dangerous curve. Maddie fights the attraction but Jax quietly supports her, protects her and listens to her. It takes complete destruction to made Maddie realize she only feels safe with Jax.
  • (5/5)
    Thank you Jill for writing wonderful, funny, lovable characters. I read this book in one day. Maddie is such a lovable klutz! Jax, wow, Jax is hot, hot, hot.

    Do yourselves a favor and read this book. Gotta go get the next book in the Lucky Harbor series. Five Stars
  • (5/5)
    Enjoyable story where the strong sexy hero gently pursues the healing heroine. The development of relationship seemed realistic under the circumstances. Maddie inherits an old inn with her two sisters and hopes to renovate it with the help of local contractor Jax.
  • (3/5)
    Goodreads suggested that I might be interested in this book, and some of the accompanying reader reviews were positively effusive. My own reaction was less enthusiastic.

    Heroine Maddie returns to Lucky Harbor to look over a decrepit inn and marina that her Deadhead hippy mother left to her three daughters: all step-sisters with different fathers. Tara and Chloe, the other sisters, are all for selling the property and splitting the proceeds, but Maddie feels drawn to Lucky Harbor after several traumatic experiences in the LA movie business.

    On her way to Lucky Harbor Maddy almost crashes into a hot biker, and so begins the bumpy story of the sexual and emotional chemistry between Maddie and Jax, another refugee from big-city life.

    The first few chapters of the book made for compulsive reading, full of snappy dialogue and chick-lit quips. Sadly the story began to meander and stagnate the further it went. Without the frequent sexual encounters to spice up the narrative, the story of the the three step-sisters' disagreement over the future of the legacy and a number of dark secrets sprinkled here and there, combined with a serious lack of psychological insight into the characters and motivations of the leading characters, resulted in an unsatisfactory run-up to the anaemic happy-ending.
  • (4/5)
    This is the first novel I have read by Jill Shalvis, and it won't be the last. I fell in love with the sisters Chloe, Maddie, and Tara. This story mostly follows the middle sister Maddie as she finds love, and a hot and steamy relationship with Jax. A sexy read for sure.
  • (5/5)
    Incredibly sweet and sexy story. I really liked the characters, all of them and that pretty much guarantees a very nice series from hereon. Jill has a very nice writing style that makes you think that the characters and relatable people who you could be frined with if they existed. Jax and Maddie were awesome together and had some pretty amazing moments too. Can't wait to read more about these people. :)
  • (5/5)
    OMG! I absolutely love this book.
    Everything about it.
    the sisters relationship.
    the different real life topics they speak of (dont wanna give away too much here)
    I love ford and sawyer and lucile even though theyre rolls werw minor.
    Usually too much detail in a book bugs me but Jill Shalvis gave enougj detail without boring.
    The book was hilarious too I found myself laughing numerous times outloud. I even played this story in my head like a movie. I even have all the characters picked out lol.
  • (4/5)
    Thanks to Patty for suggesting this book.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely loved it! Can't wait for Tara and Ford's story.
  • (5/5)
    Great story! Glad to know there's more in the series.
  • (5/5)


    I'm in love with Shalvis' wonderful characters!
  • (4/5)
    I really like her style of writing. Light, funny, sexy, engaging. Loved both the hero and heroine. Looking forward to continuing with this series.
  • (4/5)
    This is the beginning of a new trilogy for Shalvis about three sisters who inherit a seaside inn from their estranged mother upon her death. Together they have to decide what to do with the place, stay and run it or sell it and run for the hills.

    I liked a lot about this book. Maddie, the main character, was flawed but lovable. She's always been known as "The Mouse". The one who gets taken advantage of and pushed around. She's tired of that. She decides this move Lucky Harbor is just what she needs to start over. She's going to become a new Maddie. A stronger Maddie. Watching her become stronger and begin to stand up for herself was wonderful. It did bother me that she didn't always deal with her past, though. Instead she shoved it aside and said she didn't want to talk/think about it.

    Jax was an outstanding hero (which isn't surprising since Shalvis heroes usually are). He's sexy, loving and capable. He might have a few dark spots leftover from his past, but he doesn't let them rule his life. I liked that he was so supportive of Maddie. He really stood up for her and did his best to help her regain her self-confidence.

    I'm still on the fence about Maddie's sisters. Tara grew on me a little bit as the story progressed, but I never really warmed up to Chloe. They both seem self absorbed and bitchy to the extreme, but I'm willing to reserve judgment until after I read their books.