Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
published September 2010; contemporary romance
#1 in the Lucky Harbor series
bought my copy
An unexpected inheritance is the perfect chance for Maddie Moore to start anew and to build a relationship with her two half-sisters. At first she is sceptical about running the Inn her mother owned before her death. But for Maddie it's the perfect chance to find peace and get back her strength after she was trapped in an abusive relationship.
The quiet life in Lucky Harbor is just what she wants and getting to know her sisters better is another plus. Maddie wants to stay and not sell the Inn, now she only has to convince her two sisters that they can manage it together as a team. And Maddie has to decide if she feels strong enough to give Jax, a local man with his own secrets, more than a few hot glances and kisses.
Right from the start "Simply Irresistible" captured my whole interest. Actually I just wanted to read some pages before going to sleep but I couldn't lay the book out of my hands until I was halfway through. And on the next morning I immediately picked the book up again to finish it.
I immediately liked Maddie because she felt like a real person. It was so beautiful to read how she became stronger and how she began to trust into herself again. Her relationship with Jax felt just right and I loved reading how they fell in love. Jax was a great and interesting hero.
Another highlight of the book is the location and especially the relationship between the three sisters. All of them are very likable in their own way and I'm sure that together they can fulfill their dreams.
I'm already very excited for "The Sweetest Thing" the next book in the series and to read how Tara will find love.
A bit too simple for my taste but still ok.
I pretty much enjoyed everything about this book. I loved how the heroine fought to get back her strength and especially how she and her two sisters formed a strong bond. I also loved the romance between Maddie and Jax and can't wait to read the next book in the Lucky Harbor series.