Review: Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis

Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor, #1)
Title: Simply Irresistible
Author:  Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 044657161X
Genre: Romance
Release date: October 1st 2010
Number of pages: 311



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:

I love a little town romance and this one was spoken highly off. For months now I’ve seen around the blogosphere people talking how good Jill Shalvis books are. Last year for Christmas challenge I read an anthology that has a novella for this series and it was really good.


This is a great story with very emotional parts and I couldn’t help but fall in love with Lucky Harbor. Maddie made everything more alive. Her emotions were really high and it’s Christmas time in town. Everyone wants to find love and be with family.


Maddie is starting over and after her mother left an inn to her she decided to try and make things right. Her mother lived like an hippie and never raised her, so she grew up with her father and started working in his area, but when things go wrong Lucky Harbor is her fresh start.


Her sisters didn’t want to stay in this little town, but all of them has scars from the past and really miss a family  time. But love also happens for Maddie in this book. Jax is perfect, even thought he thinks otherwise.


I really loved this story and how much Jax helped her with past and the inn. He’s a great catch and so romantic. I loved how their relationship evolved in the book and he was a great part of her changing. Loved this romance and recommend to anyone who likes starting over stories with lots of tears.



Books in this Series:

#1 – Simply irresistible

#2 – The Sweetest Thing

#2.5 – Small Town Christmas

#3 – Head Over Heels

#4 – Lucky in Love

#5 – At Last

#6 – Forever and a Day


“If I looked like him,” Tara said. “I’d want to have sex with myself. All the time.”

One thought on “Review: Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis

  1. Love the name Jax, and while I was reading the summary of the book, I got hungry for a bag of potato chips:) I will have to check this one out. -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

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