Monday, March 17, 2014

Review: Simply Irresistible by: Jill Shalvis

Title: Simply Irresistible
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Forever
Series: Lucky Harbor #1
Pages: 311
Format: Nook Book
Source: Purchase


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.

My Thoughts: 

This is the first book in the series and until recently I wasn't able to read it being so sick but I thought I would start reading this series.  And I am so glad I did!

Maddie Moore is heading to Lucky Harbor to lick her wounds after she left her abusing ex-boyfriend and high life of L.A. behind her.  Maddie's mother has died and left the girls an Inn which Maddie wants to run.  On her way to the Inn she almost runs over Jax Cullen.

Jax Cullen has an interest in the new girl in town Maddie Moore.  Being the town everything he knows just about everyone but something about Maddie stirs something in Jax.  The two are a collision course into one another.

Maddie also rebuilds herself and her relationship with her sisters.  She learns how to stand up for what she really wants regardless of fighting with her sisters.  The quiet mouse in Maddie is slowly being silenced and Maddie is making a stand for who and what she wants.

I love this series meeting the people of Lucky Harbor and seeing the relationships bloom.  It reminds me of Sherryl Woods's or Debbie Macomber's series books.  Jill's books are for a whole new generation.  Great guys and the great girls they fall in love with! Next in the series:

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