Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis

Simply Irresistible

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...

Details Simply Irresistible

TitleSimply Irresistible
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Simply Irresistible

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    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 gotte...
  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    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 more.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,...
  •  Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
    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 a...
  • Kristen
    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...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    (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...
  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    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' i...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    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...
  • Catarina
    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 Sh...
  • Jae
    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 ...
  • Lisa
    Simply Irresistible was the first book I’ve read by Jill Shalvis. I absolutely loved it! This book was just so darn cute . I am now an adoring fan of Ms. Shalvis! This book was everything a contemporary romance should be – funny, witty, charming, sexy, sweet.... Yes, I could go on and on.Our heroine, Maddie, arrives in Lucky Harbor due to the fact that her recently deceased mother has left her and her two half sisters an inn. For me, Maddie ...
  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    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. 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 nea...
  • Lisa Kay
    Washington State Pacific Coastline ★★★★ Wonderful book and just what I needed right now after reading about the murder of -- not one -- but two beloved characters in another series. Ms. Shalvis has long been a favorite author, and she knocks it out of the ball park with this one, a story of three sisters who inherit an inn. With plenty of humor and hilarity; frustration, fights, fears, and tears; secrets and sizzling sex.But, it is not al...
  • S.M. West
    4 Simply Beautiful STARSThis one was a true gem!! I asked for a really sweet, feel good read and this is exactly what I got - Thank you, Alice! And I also discovered another author to fangirl over and another series (groan – but I love it) to devour. Jax Cullen and Mandy Moore were great, fun loving characters and the secondary characters were just as appealing. Their story is adorable, romantic and very funny (I couldn't stop myself from laug...
  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    I'd rate it 4.5. I'll be reading the next for sure. I didn't fully buy the relationship conflict that came near the end, but the rest of it was funny, hot, and had such likable characters. I'm a sucker for small town romances too. Jax was serious hero candy, and I liked Maddie quite a bit! The series is based on three half sisters inheriting a run down inn on the coast of Washington. They don't really know each other well, so we see some fun bond...
  • Limeminearia
    This book is incredibly dumb. Why is the protagonist so obsessed with her love interest's henley (a long sleeved t-shirt) that she mentions specifically that he's wearing a henley at least four times? I thought that I'd made it past the last henley mention, then BOOM, the stupid henley/jeans outfit description popped up again in the last few pages. Sometimes he even wears a "graphic henley." Also, why must they run into each other every thirty se...
  • Dija
    *Buddy read with Brit! You can read her review here.*I generally tend to love small town romances, but I had a lot of trouble connecting with the characters in Simply Irresistible and that mostly ruined my enjoyment of the story. Maddie is, simply put, a doormat. She regained some of her inner strength by the end, but throughout the story, I didn't really develop any feelings for her. I didn't like her, didn't hate her, she was just there. The on...
  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    This was my first Jill Shavis novel, and I really liked it :)If you're in the mood for something light, romantic and funny, this is your book :) The story - This is the first in the series, so we have introductions to all the characters, male and female. There are three sisters who inherited the Lucky Harbour Inn. They're estranged and want nothing to do with the place, all except Maddie. She's had some rough time in her past, an abusive ex, and ...
  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    I had higher hopes for these books. I've been debating what to write for reviews for the three I've read so far, and honestly, I think I can probably use the same review for each one. Because here's the story in a nutshell:Girl inherits dilapidated inn, is reunited with her two half-sisters, meets a guy, can't control her raging hormones, has copious amounts of sex with said guy, resists a relationship because she's an infuriatingly simple-minded...
  • Elizabeth (Liz)
    As I often say, I'm not a writer or professional reviewer, but I know what I like. This series is light and easy to read. It's very enjoyable for me. This first book is a great start to the series and sets up the cast of characters very well. I love when a story takes place in a town like the one Jill Shalvis has created for this series. It's a town I can connect with and picture easily in my mind. It's a place I'd love to be able to visit. The c...
  • Shawna
    4 -5 stars – Contemporary Romance 4 ½-5 stars – Contemporary Romance
  • Keertana
    When it comes to Simply Irresistible, there are only three things you need to know. 1.) Jax Cullen.2.) He does not look like this: 3.) He looks like this: Hmm...still here? You're not running to find a copy of this book yet? Well, in that case...Take 2! Simply Irresistible, I have to admit, is a resistible piece of work...if you don't open its cover, that is. Once you begin reading this romance novel, you'll be hard-pressed to put it down. From t...
  • Diana~ (Kiss Me Books)
    Oh man, if you're looking for a book that will definitely be tugging your heartstrings, look no further. Simply Irresistable is that book! With an irresistable and sexy hero name Jax and a clumsy, soft-spoken, and adorable heroine... I totally fell in love with this book and its characters. The book simply captured me from the very first page and I was dying to see the ending result of Jax and Maddie's relationship. Let's just say that the ending...
  • Saly
    Simply Irresistible is the first in the Lucky Harbor series. Maddie who has recently lost her job and dumped her abusive boyfriend makes her way to Lucky Harbor where her flighty mother(she wasn't closed with her and was raised by her father) and her two-half sisters have inherited a resort. Maddie is looking for a change(she no longer wants to be the mouse) and wants a closer relationship with her sisters.The resort isn't in that great a shape, ...
  • Karen
    Loved this. What a sweet story. Looking forward to more from this series.
  • valee
    Oh wow, this was just what I had been looking for: A sweet-sexy-fun read. If I had known I would have liked this book so much I would have read it much sooner. I'm excited to see I have found a new fav author to read. I just realized as well that I have already read another series from her, although I didn't know both had been written by her till some days ago. I'm talking about the Wilder series, which I loved as well.This book was witty and fu...
  • Lyndy Ann ♫
    My first visit to Lucky Harbor and I am looking forward to get to know the residents.Maddie moves to Lucky Harbor to start a new life, meet her two sisters and run the Inn their mother left them.On the way there she nearly runs a hot biker off the road enter Jax Cullen HOT, SEXY and he has the BIGGEST HEART. A heart warming story I love Maddie & Jax together. I will definitely be reading the rest of the Lucky Harbor series.
  • Nicole P
    All the feels. That is what this book did to me. Made me feel it all. It was sweet and gentle. Difficult and easy. I fell right in love with the hero, Jax. Bless his heart. He was strong and kind and all kinds of wonderful. The heroine Maddie was resilient and clumsy but bursting with love and trust. The two of them together made me sigh and appreciate the art of falling in love. The sisters were as different as night and day and that made their ...
  • Ronyell
    Now I will admit that I had never read any of Jill Shalvis’ books before and it was just luck that I happened to stumble upon Jill Shalvis’ “Lucky Harbor” series, with the first book in the series being called “Simply Irresistible!” This book was truly one of a kind when it comes to contemporary romance and I had enjoyed it every second of the way!Maddie Moore’s life was less than perfect since she had lost her job and her boyfriend...
  • Bekah
    When I read a great book, it's almost as if I become incoherent. I lose the ability to adequately express to you how good it was in an articulate manner because what I really want to do is jump up and down clapping my hands in glee. Not helpful, but the excitement should translate. I LOVED this book. More accurate, I LOVED the hero Jax. He shoots up to probably third in my top ten. Which I'm still developing btw, so if any of you out there have ...
  • KatLynne
    This is the first book in a new Trilogy by Shalvis about three sisters who inherit a seaside resort from their free-spirited mother. This is my 3rd book by Jill Shalvis and so far the best for me. This book grabbed me from the first page and I fell in love with Lucky Harbor and it's characters. Maddie and her two half sisters have not spent much time together, but now they are meeting in Lucky Harbor, Washington to claim the inheritance left by t...