Simply Irresistible

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Simply Irresistible

Lucky Harbor, #1

Maddie is on her way to Lucky Harbor, Washington from LA where she will meet with her sisters, Tara and Chloe. The three sisters have different fathers but the same mother. Maddie lived with her father from the time she was 5 and doesn’t really know her sisters. Now, she will need to deal with them as they decide what to do with the resort the three of them inherited from their mother.

Just after entering Lucky Harbor, Maddie almost kills a sexy guy riding a motorcycle. Well, she only runs him off the road but still, she shouldn’t have been speeding. She later finds him at the Love Shack, a local bar and the rumor around town is they shared a kiss on the pier.

Jax is definitely interested in Maddie even if she did run him off the road. There is something about her. When he finds a message on his answering machine requesting his constructions skills, he can’t wait to start the job. He’s hoping to start a little something with Maddie too!

Maddie has sworn off men. The last one not only abused her but when she poured her coffee on him, it got her fired. So what he was the lawyer at the production company she worked at. He deserved it. So why is she so wanting Jax? Is she still going to want him after she learns all his secrets?

Within pages this book had me hooked. I love sexy bikers and Jax had that covered. Maddie wasn’t bad either as she didn’t let fear keep her down and was able to face Jax expecting anger and not getting it.

The characters had depth, interest and felt real. Maddie didn’t know her sisters and they didn’t know her. As they needed to make decisions, they learned about each other. Secrets that had been kept were reveled and desires were made known. Things didn’t always go easy between the women. Jax was just as complex. He had a past that he felt was behind him yet his father felt he needed to return to it. His place in town was more than just someone who lived there. In fact, it was even more than he is the mayor. Will Maddie understand?

Whimsy and humor came out giving a light hearted feel to the entire story. A downed tree became a Christmas tree and its ornaments cut outs of teen throbs from old magazines. The winner of a local guessing game gets to kiss the mayor, but who bought the ticket that caused Maggie to win because she didn’t put any in? Throughout the story little slices of fun come out to cause you to laugh or at least smile.

And I fell in love with Lucky Harbor. It’s businesses and inhabitants were different. Each was unique and made up a quirky town. Expect the unusual in Lucky Harbor.

This was a wonderful story. There was absolutely nothing about it that I could not like. There was even an added plus with sayings from Phoebe, the women’s mother, at the beginning of every chapter.

Warmth, understanding, struggles, and a place to fit can all describe Maddie and Jax’s story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about it. It felt comfortable. It felt like I was part of the story, part of Lucky Harbor. What a great place to be!


Book Blurb for Simply Irresistible

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.


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2010 5.00