First Release in the Lucky Harbor Novel series
By Jill Shalvis
Maddie Moore’s mother, “Pheeb” dies, Maddie heads
for Washington’s Lucky Harbor Resort to meet her two half-
sisters, Chloe and Tara. Together, the three inherited an old inn,
and Maddie hopes to fix it up to use as a source of income, since
she lost her job in L.A. after defending herself against her boyfriend,
the company attorney. Chloe and Tara soon realize that Maddie’s
boyfriend beat her and she needs the escape. They agree to give
Maddie until Christmas to fix up the place. If it’s not a
“go” after that, then they will sell the place.
Once in town Lucky Harbor, Maddie nearly runs over Jax Cullen, a
sexy man on a motorcycle who later invites her to a bar for a drink.
The attraction between the two is instantaneous and strong. Maddie
has little desire to get involved with another man and Jax, sensing
Maddie’s vulnerability and then witnessing her cringe when
he tries to brush hair off her face, soon realizes why. Though both
have reasons to protect their hearts and avoid each other, the attraction
between them is like bees and honey, and all the sweeter when Maddie
realizes she can’t escape him.
is the local only repairman. When she learns that he specializes
is fixing things up and restoring them to their former glory, she
wonders if he can do the same for her. As the repairs progress,
Maddie notices that Tara and Ford must have had something going
in the past, and then the Sheriff stops by…the third musketeer
But can the growing relationship between Maddie and Jax survive
when she discovers that Jax, in addition to being the town mayor
and co-owner of “the Love Shack” bar with Ford is also
an ex-attorney? Will it bring back the hurt she left behind? Or
is their initial attraction “simply irresistible”?
Jill Shalvis has a definite winner in Simply Irresistible. I loved
the humor, the wonderful characters and the sizzling hot romance
– obvious from the very start of this delightful book. Jax
is so hot that reading this novel was like an early Christmas present
– one I absolutely loved.
October 1, 2010
NOTE: Jill Shalvis is a USA Today bestselling author, 4-time
Rita nominee and 3-time National Readers Choice winner