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Publisher's Summary

The proof is irrefutable: Jill Shalvis is a USA Today best-selling author whose romantic fiction is one part steam, one part soul-lifting laughter. After leaving an abusive relationship, Maddie Moore heads to Lucky Harbor, Washington, and vows to channel her inner tough girl—and land the man of her dreams.
©2010 Jill Shalvis (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

“Heartwarming and sexy … an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious sisterly antics.” ( Publishers Weekly)
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By SIMARA on 03-26-12

Almost too perfect...

Would you try another book from Jill Shalvis and/or Celeste Ciulla?

I would try another book by the same author and/or the same narrator. This was a nice book. Simply Irresistible is book one of the Lucky Harbor trilogy. This is the story of Maddie. She has lost Her job and broke up with her abusive boyfriend and goes to Lucky Harbor to work on the Inn her mother left her and her sisters as inheritance. Maddie goes throug a personal journey that is quite interesting and seeing the relationship with her sisters get better is really nice.

I don't think I'll get book two because it is narrated by the same person and the voice she gave Tara is way too old for the character. Tara sounds like a 45 yo smoker. So I'll skip that one and get book three (Chloe's story). It has a different narrator but sounds great.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was the best part of the book. It gave me the happy ending I love and you get to understand the characters so much more.

Did Celeste Ciulla do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Celeste Ciulla did a very good job differentiating the characters and she did an amazing job with the different male voices. The only thing I did not like was Tara's voice.

Do you think Simply Irresistible needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The trilogy in order:
Simply Irresistible
The sweetest thing
Head over heels

It would be nice if the subsequent books revisited Maddie and Jax story.

Any additional comments?

I love romance books and I enjoyed this story but it was almost too perfect. Jax is the type of man that I cannot even imagine ever existing. He was just that perfect. I like fairytales as much as the next girl but come on, the author over did it a bit. Jax is gorgeous, has a law degree, has lots and lots of money and his values and integrity are so high he stops being a lawyer (I think the author has a very low opinion of lawyers), leaves everything and goes to Lucky Harbor to become a handyman (just for fun cause he's rich). Too good to be true? Well that's not all, he goes around saving people of Lucky Harbor from financial ruin and lends them money to save their business or house. He falls madly in love with Maddie and wants to make sure she is not sleeping with him just for the physical part but for love. He even refuses to have sex with Maddie at one point because he feels she is

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By Kandis on 02-07-13

Good story but narration almost spoils it.

Not a fan of the narration. I've listened to a few books with narrators that I didn't enjoy but this is the first time that it impacted by enjoyment of the story. I kept trying to imagine the words not spoken by the narrator. Probably a much better book to read.

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