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Maddie Moore S Whole Life Needs A MakeoverIn 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 LA To Claim The Inheritance Left By Her Free Spirited Mother A Ramshackle Inn Nestled In The Little Coastal Town Of Lucky Harbor, WashingtonStarting 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 TooThe 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

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    Simply Irresistible is book one in the wonderful Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis I ve read several books by Ms Shalvis from her other series and a later one in this series But because a dear friend gave me the first two books in this series for Christmas, I finally get to see where it all began This book was simply delightful, from start to finish I can t say enough how much I loved it Maddie Moore needs to start over She has gotten out of a destructive relationship in Los Angeles but as a by product, lost her job She barely knew her mother and was raised by her Dad But, her mother unexpectedly passed away and left Maddie one third of an inn in the very small town of Lucky Harbor, Washington Maddie has spent little time with her two half sisters, Chloe, the youngest, and Tara, the oldest But they are all meeting to spend a few days at the inn and decide what to do Maddie sees this as an opportunity for a new life, new town, new job But majority rules Will her sisters agree or want to sell Jax Cullen used to be a cut throat attorney in Seattle He slowly was losing his very soul to the job and didn t like who he had become One very tragic event helped him to decide to walk away So he moved back to his home town of Lucky Harbor and started building things which is what he loved It s been five years and he is slowly coming back to himself but he hasn t allowed himself to really care for a woman And then Maddie walked into his life Maddie was funny, clutzy, sweet, and most definitely had something in her past She was skittish and all the evidence was there that she had been hurt Jax was a very patient man, though The inn is in bad shape and the three sisters decide that before they can make a decision as to whether they will sell or stay, they at least need to make basic repairs So, a contractor needs to be hired And guess who the best contractor in town is Mr Hottie himself, Jax Cullen Jax pursues Maddie persistently and slowly builds her back up Maddie has sworn off men but Jax most definitely makes her rethink that strategy These two together were as sweet as they could be Jax was everything you could want in a Hero And the you get to know him, and see the things he has done for the town, you will love him even Still, there are some things he doesn t share with Maddie and she knows he is holding something back Not only will you fall in love with Maddie, but with her two sisters as well And with Jax s two best friends, Ford and Sawyer The next two books in the series will focus on them This is one of those books you just can t put down but you also don t want it to end You will fall in love with this sweet town and it s residents And you will love Maddie and Jax If you haven t read this yet, I so hope you ll give it a try I can t wait to start book two, The Sweetest Thing I came to Lucky Harbor out of obligation, but really, I was looking for something Did you find it Yeah, I found it

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    Do yourself a favor and don t waste your time reading reviews Just skip them and go buy this book Just do it But if you just can t help yourself, if you simply must read a review, I ll give you a little something Simply Irresistible is the first book in the Lucky Harbor series and such a great story I m sitting here with this silly grin on my face because it s been a long time since I ve read a book, any book, that had me smiling, giggling, sighing and fanning myself as much as this one did Simply put, Simply Irresistible is a wonderful, funny, sexy, romantic, feel good story I went to sleep thinking about this book and woke up thinking about it The hero, Jax, is the kind of man that you really could find in Anytown, USA, and the heroine, Maddie, is a real woman The kind with curves, flaws and insecurities someone we can all relate to The bottom line I repeat don t waste your time reading all the 5 star reviews when your time can be better spent reading Simply Irresistible Save yourself the time and trouble of having to kick yourself later for having not read it sooner, and just go buy this book Now.

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    5 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading DenDo Not Resist This Book READ IT NOW FOR THE SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE JAX CULLEN, ALONE JILL SHALVIS ROCKS I decided to repeat this straight up top, instead of waiting till near the end of my review LOL Zosia, Thanks for your review of this, which made me want to read it After the amazing yet emotionally intense and tumultuous experience of The Bronze Horseman Trilogy, I needed a light and humorous yet still touch me emotionally kind of romance, set during the Holiday Season And SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE was just what I needed for my Christmas beach holiday read What a JOY to read I really enjoyed Jill Shalvis writing style Simply Irresistible is the story of sweet, klutzy, adorable Maddie Moore, with her curly, wild blonde hair, who returns to Lucky Harbor, Washington, after losing her job and boyfriend Maddie and her two half sisters, Tara and Chloe, have inherited their free spirited mother s inn by the sea, Lucky Harbor Resort, which is in serious need of repairs and TLC Maddie the Mouse , determined to make a new start, sees the potential for a new home and career in the inn The challenge will be in convincing her two sisters to let her, considering one of them wants to sell and the other is undecided I really loved seeing the relationships grow and develop between these three very different sisters, who never spent much time together while growing up, having been raised apart It was very heartwarming.The other challenge will be in resisting the HOTTIE she meets, considering she has completely sworn off men for now, anyway While driving to the resort along a narrow, winding road, munching on salt and vinegar chips, Maddie almost runs over a tall, broad shouldered Hot Biker Guy , with wavy dark brown hair and caramel eyes I really liked the meet cute , as it would be called in a Rom Com After Maddie apologises, and Hot Biker Guy picks off half a salt and vinegar chip from her sleeve, Maddie decides she needs a way to escape from this awkward situation What she needed now was an exit plan So she put the phone to her ear, pretending it was vibrating Hello, she said to no one Yes, I ll be right there She smiled, like look at me, so busy, I really have to go , and, turning away, she lifted a hand in a wave, still talking into the phone to avoid an awkward goodbye, except Her phone rang And not the pretend kind Risking a peek at Hot Biker Guy over her shoulder, she found him brows up, looking amused Haha Nice try, Maddie o This book was off to a great start Turns out, Hot Biker Guy is Jax Cullen, the contractor and master carpenter that Maddie needs to help fix up the inn.I was smiling and laughing A LOT while reading this, and also had many shivers and tingles from the palpable sexual tension and electrifying chemistry between Maddie and Jax Clearly reading her mind, his mouth slowly curved So no interest, and certainly no chemistry, he murmured, dipping his head to take in the fact that her misbehaving nipples were pressing up against the words BITE ME on her T Shirt R right, she managed No chemistry whatsoever But then she took a step into him instead of away, and look at that, suddenly his mouth was just there, and her hands were fisting in his fleece hoodie.How had that happened Jax Cullen is HOT Yes, well deserving of bolded all caps Not only because of his good looks, but his kindness, intelligence, loyalty, dependability, how much he cares for people, the way he teased and flirted with Maddie, all his light touches, determined to seduce the woman who said she d sworn off men I loved the way he was always there for Maddie when she needed him Jax just SIZZLED off the page in his low slung tool belt, in a very sexy and adorable way Here s a little sample of Jax s HOTness in a scene where the Jax is chopping some firewood Um, Jax He glanced over his shoulder You look Hot Overheated Probably you should take off your other shirt, too You think Oh, yeah Not trusting her voice, she merely nodded.His lips quirked, but he said nothing as he reached up and behind him, tugging the shirt over his head in one smooth, very male motion.And then he stood before her in those low slung jeans, tool belt, and nothing else but a gleam of sweat Better, she tried to say, staring at his tatts, but it came out as a squeak She was lucky not to be a puddle on the ground Honest to God, the man shouldn t be allowed to look like that It just wasn t fair to all the other men on the planet.Turning to his task, he went at the wood for a while Maddie backed up to a large wood round and plopped down After a few minutes, Tara came out with a peace offering tray of iced tea and glasses Oh, sweet Jesus, she whispered, eyes locked on Jax as she sank to the log next to Maddie I was virtually plopping down right along with Maddie and Tara, enjoying this visual and needing a cold glass of ice tea, myself, to run along my overheated skin _ Granted, though I had Ryan Reynolds in my mind as my Jax Cullen, this scene did not have him looking like this Well at least, NOT the crazy eyes LOL But most definitely the ripped, glistening body fans self His face looking smouldering, like THIS, in my mind OOooooohhhh..YEEEEEAAAAHHHHH _ And playful, flirty and amused, like THIS And just in case you re still having trouble picturing the delicious Jax Cullen with his sexy tool belt and low slung jeans If I looked like him, Tara said I d want to have sex with myself All the time Did your eyes just go hazy Yeah, I know, Jax has that effect But I digress.If you are after a really fun, romantic and sexy Contemporary Romance, with a lovable cast of characters, which will make you smile right down to your toes well, make your toes curl, in any case , then Do Not Resist This Book READ IT FOR THE SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE JAX CULLEN, ALONE And while this is set during the Holiday Season, you need not should not wait until December 2011 to enjoy this Jax Cullen is a gift to be enjoyed, no matter the time of year Speaking of gifts, here s a Jax Cullen hand towel gift Great for those overheated moments _ I am very much looking forward to Tara s book, The Sweetest Thing, coming out on 1st April 2011 and reading of Jill Shalvis books, since this was my first, but will certainly not be my last.Jill Shalvis had some lovely inspiration during the writing of Simply Irresistible Here s the link to her website on The Making of Simply Irresistible Lucky Harbor Series 1.Simply Irresistible 2 The Sweetest Thing My Review Here3 Head Over Heels My Review Here4 Lucky in Love Release May 22, 20125 At Last Release July 20126 Forever and a Day Release August 2012eBooks Anthology Kissing Santa Claus in the anthology A Small Town Christmas Logan, Tara s ex husband s story Heating Up the Kitchen Recipes With Love from Lucky Harbor Recipes by Tara DISCLAIMER I do not hold the copyright to any of the images used in this review They are posted to add visuals to the review and for fun If any of these 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    Review posted on Swept Away By Romance4 to 4 1 2 starsI loved this book Loved it Simply Irresistible is my first experience reading a Jill Shalvis book and it certainly won t be my last I m still baffled by how long it s take me to read one of her books Simply Irresistible is a sweet, flirty, feel good romance overflowing with wonderful characters, humor, romance, and a swoonalicious hero that deserves to be called a hero Oh, how I love Jax He s everything I admire in a hero The heroine, Maddie, was an oxymoron for me She was as charming and lovable as she was frustrating Her battle with her insecurities drove me slightly crazy but also endeared me to her But where this book really shined for me was in the complex relationships and the sharp tongued yet warm hearted banter that the author created between the three sisters, Maddie, Tara, and Chloe Their hilarious interactions with each other were some of my favorite parts of this story Simply Irresistible was an absolutely delightful read This feel good book was exactly what I needed The ending was heart warming and left a huge smile on my face I m eagerly looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

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    I didn t mean to take over a week to finally review this Blame the holidays It s the mother sister of all what exactly does he see in her stories.One of these days, I m going to find a book where the hero just straight up admits that he found the heroine sexy as hell I can buy that I can buy insta lust What I can t buy is the hero being intrigued for no apparent reason SHE RAN HIM OFF THE ROAD WHILE HE WAS ON HIS MOTORCYCLE AND HE WAS INSTANTLY HOOKED.Does this even make sense to anyone So you d thinkokay, maybe this Maddie chick will do something spectacular to make up for her carelessness of running this guy off the road.1 She almost didn t stop after running him off the road.2 She had potato chips all over her shirt.3 She lied about being on the phone while driving.4 The next time she saw him, she was being a klutzas well as the time after that Because, you know, almost knocking someone s bike over is sexxxay So is falling on your ass Yeah, this chick s a winner GTFO of here Really Maybe it wouldn t have been so bad if the hero wasn t drop dead gorgeous And a bartender And a handyman And the mayor And filled every single job in the town, single handedly making every woman want him So naturally, he picks careless driving, potato chip wearing, ass falling, klutzy girl.JUST ADMIT ALREADY THAT YOU THOUGHT SHE HAD NICE BOOBS AND YOU WANTED TO TAP THAT Because I didn t find Maddie to be charming or cute in any way.Andthe author s version of comedy at least I hope that s what it was was putting the heroine on a washer dryer to uhrelieve herself While the hero walks in Womp womp.

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    4.5 Hot tool belt Stars As always when I finish a book I have the same struggle what to read next I saw this series, and I know it is quite known by my GR friends, so I decided to start reading it I am so glad I did Simply Irresistible is the first installment of the Lucky Harbor series written by Jill Shalvis This novel introduces three sisters who have the same mother Maddie, Tara and Chloe and how now they have inherited a resort in a little village in Washington This is the story of Maddie Moore the middle sister, a woman who has just been fired and also who had an abusive boyfriend, and who decides to give the resort a chance and re organise everything and Jax Cullen the hot biker she meets when she arrives in Lucky Harbor and who happens to be the contractor she just hired to help renew the house I ve heard that LA women are pretty aggressive in their pickup tactics But this just might be one for the record books You should probably just save us both some trouble and ask me out directly Hey, I didn t nearly run you over on purpose And I tripped on the bike trying to read the sign Ah, but you don t deny the attempting to pick me up part He nodded You want me bad I really enjoyed Jill s writing and her characters It reminds me of Lauren Layne s style and also how she is able to make us love the people in her stories I loved the interactions between the sisters, the ones with our three guy friends Jax, Ford and Sawyer , the ones with the people of Lucky Harbor and, obviously, the ones with the main couple He has superpowers, Maddie said, nibbling on her thumbnail Yeah Clearly fascinated, Chloe took another peek Like being hot as hell Tara lightly smacked Maddie s hand from her mouth What does he want I m going to guess SpongeBob Pants here, Chloe murmured, still looking at him.Maddie pushed her away from the window so she could take her own look Oh, my God, she whispered.On the porch, Jax turned his head and gave her a slow, mischievous wink, making her jump back as if he d bitten her Oh, my God She s starting to repeat herself, Chloe said to Tara, who took her turn at the window Oh, sugar Tara took her time looking him over You re not ready for the likes of him I hate to agree with her on anything, Chloe said to Maddie But she might be right on this one They are so funny together these three haha I cannot wait to read Tara and Chloe s stories which I am sure will be with Ford and Sawyer, yaaaay I really liked the familiarity of the characters and the building of Maddie and Jax s relationship These two were so cute and they have amazing sexual tension and chemistry OMG, I want a Jax Cullen for myself He sure can make chocolate shake and a tool belt look VERY HOT You going down Maddie asked him.His eyes flamed Any time Much as she hated to admit it, Tara had been right He was out of her league She grabbed her sweatshirt and turned to go downstairs to open the door for the dog herself, but he reeled her in until she was up against him, her back to his front Remember this place, he said, voice low Remember where we are Right here, this very spot You keep taking those steps back, he said Not enough forward Turning her in his arms, he lightly brushed his lips over hers before pulling back to meet her gaze Save our place, he said quietly, all signs of teasing gone Also, I am in the mood for some Christmas themed books so this was perfect I think this will become one of those familiar and sweet series that I will really enjoy I cannot wait for e I really enjoyed the story and the characters Did I ever tell you, he murmured, dropping to his knees to press a kiss to her bruised hip, that I m pretty convinced you have your own superpowers What are they The power to get past all my walls Therefore, my rating for Simply Irresistible is 4.5 STARS because I am really liking Jill s writing but I did not rate it with 5 stars because I really miss not having epilogues in books I always wantt haha Despite that, I totally recommend reading this because I am sure this is a good way to start with this author and also a good way to start a great series CHECK OUT MY BLOG HERE

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    Find all of my reviews at StarsIn one day Maddie dumped her boyfriend and got fired from her job When news arrives that her recently deceased mother has left an inn to Maddie and her two half sisters she can t imagine better timing for starting over Unfortunately when she makes it to the Lucky Harbor Inn in Lucky Harbor, Washington she discovers her sisters do not share Maddie s interest in running the inn, but want to sell and get back to their own lives ASAP Especially when they actually get to the inn and discover Okay, maybe not that bad, but definitely in need of some work Enter Jax Handyman by day and well, you ll find out everything you need to know about him if you choose to read the book Not only is Jax adept at the hammer, but Maddie quickly discovers that However, she s sworn off men and she s only going to be in town for a few weeks anyway so she definitely doesn t need any complications Right So there you have it I moused over to the porny library site immediately after reading Karen update about some shower sexuals that had my glasses fogging up I had never heard of Jill Shalvis before, but apparently she s written about eleventy thousand books because the library had a good 20 or 30 available in Kindle format for request This one ended up being just okay for me, but let me splain myself and you might find my problems aren t going to be anything that would deter your enjoyment.I loved the idea of these three sisters who hadn t grown up together didn t really know each other getting thrown together as their mother s last wish and taking over the inn I realize this was the first in a series and Shalvis probably already knew what direction she wanted to take, but for me there was waaaaaaaay too much ado about nothing when it came to the other two being so desperate to cut and run It was pretty obvious that wasn t going to be the end result My main issue, though, had to do with the tired trope I realized things were going South when despite the quality bathing ritual mentioned above , my husband walked in to the reading room and asked I am not a fan of the left an abusive relationship and the only thing that will make me whole again is this fella and his penis because These broads need therapy and a lot of it They don t need to get banged And yes I know it s all fantasy, but this particular blend of tea isn t very palatable to me.I m also missing a couple of chromosomes so every time the leading male s who was basically the wet dream of any woman who has ever swooned over a Nicholas Sparks leading male name Jax was mentioned my brain kept thinking things like To remind me that Jax is NOT a super saccharine pansy boy like I was supposed to be thinking of.Then there was the leading lady Maddie Moore, which my brain insisted on calling Mandy Moore And while I realize Mandy Moore is in a television show that maybe I m one of only 10 women in America NOT tuning into every week, in my head she ll always be Actually, it would have been so much better if she was a little aggressive Anyway, for the above reasons this one ended up being just okay for me hence the middle of the road rating , BUUUUUUUUUUT I would read of this series 1 assuming the storyline actually progresses at than a snail s pace if you have read it and know that it doesn t do me a solid and let me know 2 I want to see what happens when the inn is reopened and 3 I want Tara and Chloe to make all the sex with Ford and Sawyer.

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    4 Irresistible Stars Maddie broke up with her boyfriend and lost her job in a short amount of time So without anything tying her to LA, she goes to Lucky Harbor to meet with her sisters and try to re open the Inn their mother left them when she died That s when she meets Jax, the sexy contractor she hired to fix the Inn and things got well, heated And as they say, never mix pleasures with business I ve never read anything from Jill Shalvis before, but I can definitely say that I will read from her This was a sweet, steamy and funny romance that left me with a heartwarming feeling in the end When you need a break for those gut wrenching books, this is probably a great option Rating 4 Stars Characters Development I loved Jax He s broody, sexy, sweet and alpha and basically everything we want in a hero Maddie surprisingly was very little annoying, yeah, she was stubborn sometimes but she was fierce and loyal and I liked her Loved the guys and the sisters What a great group of supporting characters I can t wait to read their stories Steam Hot Sensible Subjects view spoiler No hide spoiler

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    Holy tool belt What a wonderful read My eyes were glazed and I had a stupid grin on my face the whole time reading this book A very HOT Jax Cullen would do that to you Then again so will Ford or Sawyer Maddie the Mouse kinda reminds me a bit of Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping She was all klutzy, shy and awkward but in a cute way of course Maddie, Tara and Chloe together were a lethal combination, they just cracked me up.Simply put, I loved this book Heading out to Tara s story now And I m sure the said stupid grin is already on my face.

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    4 Cute StarsI honestly came to love this series from the first book but I really can t review all these books Okay I can but I m kind of bored So I ll just pick some of my favorite Phoebe isms for this review Smileit makes people wonder what you re up to.Experience is something you get after you need it.Learn from the mistakes of others you won t have time to make them all yourself.Obeying the rules might be smart, but it s not as nearly as much fun.