Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Simply Irresistible- Jill Shalvis

Simply Irresistible
( A Lucky Harbor Novel)
by Jill Shalvis

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 Maddies sees the potential for a new home and a new career- if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join 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 place to call home than Lucky Harbor.

First Line(s): Maddie drove the narrow, curvy highway with her past still nipping at her heels after fourteen hundred miles.

Favorite Line(s): "She's drunk dialing contractors," Chloe said to Tara. " Someone should stop her."

My Review: I am dropping everything and moving up to Lucky Harbor! Hey, I could totally be Maddie, we have so much in common. Well, we have L.A. in common, what else is there? I smiled the whole way through this book. It was fresh and real! Characters were honest and so easy to like because you can put a face to them from a person you hang out with in your day to day life.

This was my first novel I have read by Jill Shalvis and while I wait for the second book in the Lucky Harbor series to come out this spring I will be reading many of her other books. What an adventure she took me on in this book. I highly recommend this book to everyone and anyone!

My Rating: 5 stars!!

Until next time...

Happy Reading!


Gaming Gabby said...

Sounds like this would be a fun read. Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

This is a great recommendation. I'm adding to my Amazon wish list now!

I am working with an author named Dana Precious and she has a new book coming out called "Born Under a Lucky Moon." I think it's in the same vein as this book, and that you would really enjoy it. It's a really entertaining story about a dysfunctional yet loving family from Muskegon, MI, behind the scenes Hollywood drama and some romance. It is very funny and sweet. I loved it!

You can read two sample chapters and the prologue on her website.

The book isn't released until February 8th, but you can pre-order on Amazon.

Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!

Lover of Romance said...

Wow! Lovely Review!!! I haven't read anything from this author, but I will have to read her books soon!!!