Simply Irresistible

  • by Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by Kathleen Early
  • 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Georgeanne Howard leaves her fiancé at the altar when she realizes she can't marry a man old enough to be her grandfather, no matter how rich he is. Hockey superstar John Kowalsky unknowingly helps her escape, and only when it's too late does he realize that he's absconded with his boss's bride. This bad boy isn't looking to be anybody's savior but his own. Still, a long night stretches ahead of them - a night too sultry to resist temptation.
Seven years later, Georgeanne and John meet again. She is on her way to becoming Seattle's domestic darling and he is past his hellraising days. Shocked to learn that he has a daughter, John's determined to be part of her life. Georgeanne has loved John since the moment she jumped into his car, but will he risk the wrath of his boss, and one final chance at glory, to prove that this time his love will be everlasting?

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Very Irresistible!!!

It captured me from the beginning. You can’t help but fall in love with the little girl (Georgeanne) who doesn’t quite fit in. Then we go to the young woman who just can’t marry the man with all that money who would make her life so much easier. Then there’s John who’s not going to be nice to her no matter what or at least that’s what he tells himself. Not sex, no way he’s going there. Of course he does and after one fabulous night of passion he dumps poor Georgina and walks away.

Seven years later Georgeanne has survived and become a successful woman all on her own. I just love strong independent women. John comes back into her life and discovers she had his daughter. You get drawn in and keep thinking him so clueless not realizing how special Georgeanne is. Will he come to his senses or lose a wonderful woman?

This is a big YES from me on this one. It’s worth a credit or just buy it. It’s one of the best I’ve heard in a while. There’s some sexual content but not overmuch.
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- Leesa "I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end."

Glad I got to read her first effort!

When I started reading contemporary romance I discovered Rachel Gibson fairly quickly. I didn't read her early books because I was already listening to books and only her newer books were in audio. I've always thought of her as "Susan Elizabeth Phillips - Lite". I thought she had real writing skills but her books often echoed SEP with a little Jennifer Crusie thrown in. I enjoyed her books but never thought she had her own voice.

This first book out though was genuinely good. It was polished, tight and well-written, especially for a debut and it definitely made me appreciate her as a unique voice. I still think the sports team theme was a little too obviously borrowed, but she created a truly unique character in Lexi, Georgie and John's daughter. I loved the character Rachel created and the voice the narrator gave her. Whenever she was in a scene the story really glowed. Georgie was a complex character as well. And just annoying enough to be believable.

My only criticism is that John was not as fleshed out as Georgie, Lexi or even other secondary characters. And the transition in his feelings for Georgie was missing. I sensed the author just decided it was time for him to love her so the book could end. I also wondered if an aggressive editor hadn't cut a little too much out of the story line about Georgie's TV career. That part of the story seemed like it was supposed to be important, then it just fizzled out. I usually think books should be shorter. Another 2 chapters would have been appreciated on this one.

Those were actually minor points though. This was a well written and very well narrated book and I highly recommend it.

I went back and read my review of the author's most recent book. Her freshman effort was far better. I hope she finds that voice again.



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- Lulu "I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio