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Simply Irresistible ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Simply Irresistible ⚣ Author Rachel Gibson – Thomashillier.co.uk Georgeanne Howard, charm school graduate and Southern belle extraordinaire, leaves her fianc at the altar when she realizes she just can t marry a man old enough to be her grandfather, no matter how r Georgeanne Howard, charm school graduate and Southern belle extraordinaire, leaves her fianc at the altar when she realizes she just can t marry a man old enough to be her grandfather, no matter how rich he is 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 At the height of his hockey career, this bad boy isn t looking to be anybody s savior but his own, no matter how beautiful this angel may be But a long night stretches ahead of them a night too sultry to resist temptationWhen Georgeanne and John meet again, she is on her way to becoming Seattle s domestic darling and he is past his hellraising days But he is shocked to learn that their single unforgettable night in paradise produced a daughter, and he is determined to be part of her life Georgeanne has loved John since the moment she jumped into his little red Corvette seven years ago, but she doesn t want to risk her heart again Is he really a changed man And 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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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 375 pages
  • Simply Irresistible
  • Rachel Gibson
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 0061720216

About the Author: Rachel Gibson

Rachel Gibson is a New York times and USAToday bestselling author of books.



10 thoughts on “Simply Irresistible

  1. valee valee says:

    3.5 STARSI must admit I was a bit disappointed with this one Let me explain why First we had this lame beginning that made me hate the hero for being this number one jerk and then we were presented to a very naive and shallow heroine which only wanted to get married with a rich guy to survive I started reading the book thinking I would not like it at all, but then surprise it got so much better The heroine after getting the lowest she could go in life, decided to start making things 3.5 STARSI must admit I was a bit disappointed with this one Let me explain why First we had this lame beginning that made me hate the hero for being this number one jerk and then we were presented to a very naive and shallow heroine which only wanted to get married with a rich guy to survive I started reading the book thinking I would not like it at all, but then surprise it got so much better The heroine after getting the lowest she could go in life, decided to start making things right gets a job and can finally say she s proud with what she became The hero finally stops drinking he really had reasons for drinking, not blaming him for it and became a really interesting character to read about Then they FINALLY start to get along again which made me the happiest girl alive By this point I was thinking this would be an amazing read But then they fight again for the most insignificant thing which could have been easily resolved the very same day if they had wanted and stay fighting and apart from almost all the book.That s what bothered me the most I would have given this book 4,even 5 stars, but I just can t do that when the main characters fight until the 93% of the book literally and then magically realized they love each other and wanna be together I like progressive romances, which I can relate to real life I don t know, it just didn t make sense for me in that aspect But the book had some amazing parts

  2. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI read this book for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2017 Reading Challenge Forinfo about what this is, click here I went through a chick lit phrase during my first two years of college, during which time I devoured any book I could find as long as it had a pink cover One of these books was called LOLA CARLYLE REVEALS ALL by Rachel Gibson I barely remember what the book was about, only that the experience of reading Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI read this book for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2017 Reading Challenge Forinfo about what this is, click here I went through a chick lit phrase during my first two years of college, during which time I devoured any book I could find as long as it had a pink cover One of these books was called LOLA CARLYLE REVEALS ALL by Rachel Gibson I barely remember what the book was about, only that the experience of reading it was surrealand not necessarily in a good way.SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE is also surrealand not necessarily in a good way It actually kind of reminds me of IT HAD TO BE YOU by Susan Elizabeth Phillips in many ways, which was another sports themed chick lit romance crossover book from the 1990s that I read recently and had issues with.Our heroine, Georgeanne, is a Texas belle engaged to be married to the manager of the Chinooks hockey team No longer content to be a trophy wife to an older man, however, she jilts him at the altar and convinces a man from the wedding to spirit her away in his car That man is John, a player on said manager s hockey team As soon as he realizes who he has in the car, he begins freaking out, but Georgeanne browbeats him into letting her stay at his place.Spoiler alert they boink.Georgeanne falls for him immediately, and is hurt when the next day after The Boink, he puts her in a car with a plane ticket back to Texas Georgeanne doesn t want to go back to Texas, though, and stays in Washington instead Where she gets a job working as a caterer And, oh, yes, is pregnant.Spoiler alert She neglects to inform the father This is where I began to feel trepidation, because I do not enjoy the secret baby trope at all.But hey, that s okay Maybe this will be the time that I will be proven wrong.Spoiler alert Nope Georgeanne doesn t bother telling John that he has a daughter Lexie He gets to find out by pure coincidence This starts a long chain of fighting that will last until the last fifty pages of the book Custody Whether or not they find each other attractive Whether or not they re allowed to find other people attractive More custody fighting Lawyers Whether or not their kid can have a dog.Spoiler alert Some people are born to dogs Others have dogs thrust upon them There is so much fighting, most of it about Lexie And while I can t really understand personally how difficult custody is, I can certainly understand the reasons behind why this is such an emotionally charged issue That said, I felt like Georgeanne was incredibly unfair to John about his daughter, especially when she pretty much refused to let him pay for insurance and tuition out of spite That felt so selfish, like she was taking her own feelings of insecurity and her desire to be independent out on her daughter.For the most part, I liked the scenes of John interacting with his daughter except for one, when he says she looks like a slut He stared at his little girl, looking like a tart in heavy makeup40% That line just felt so unnecessary, and I couldn t like him as much after reading that Georgeanne s relationship with her daughter was way worse, because of how she was projecting all her insecurities in front of her daughter For example, she is constantly calling herself fat in front of her daughter and other people Georgeanne is 5 10 and weighs 140 pounds and she s curvy, because you will hear numerous times about how large her fabulous boobs and butt are Considering how curvy Georgeanne is, that is actually quite skinny I am 5 10 and I weigh bitthan 140 pounds I, too, am curvy but I m also in ok shape, and despite my weight, would not call myself fat So it was annoying to me to keep seeing these measurements bandied about and hear about how fat Georgeanne is, especially when it was clear that she was doing it in front of an impressionable child.Even though John and Lexie were cute together, he s definitely borderline alphahole with everyone else, talking about how he doesn t sleep with skinny women oh boy,body shaming , doesn t find skinny women attractive, that he s at least partially only interested in Georgeanne because of her body, etc He also threatens to beat up other men, and uses retarded, pussy, and sissy He wasn t as bad as Hugh, though the secondary love interest for Georgeanne s friend, Mae, who acts like an aggressive pickup artist Even Mae herself admits that the reason she went out with him in the first place was exhaustion from too many no s.From a technical note, there was some odd formatting going on in this e book I have the Kindle version There are no breaks between POV swaps, which interrupts continuity, and sometimes the same thing happens with dialogue tags One person will be talking, there will be a description of something going on in the background, and in the same paragraph, Gibson would have someone else talking This could make it difficult to figure out who was saying what at times.Also, typos and random hyphens The funniest one I saw was a misspelling of Georgeanne s name on p 274 Georgeajine SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE is dated, and I would say that for me at least, it doesn t stand the test of time Not even ironically As with IT HAD TO BE YOU, there were just too many issues with the book that kept me from enjoying it fully, even if it was almost compulsively readable, and it didn t help that there wasn t a single character in here who really spoke to me I appreciated Georgeanne s struggle as a single mom and how she had dyslexia, and I thought Mae s drag queen friends were cool although the story about her brother was sad , and I liked John s interactions with his kid It just wasn t enough for them to feel developed and interesting Points for hilariously dated 90s references, like the Macarena, jelly shoes, and Bob Ross.1.5 to 2 stars

  3. Auntee Auntee says:

    Although this book was not perfect, something about it made it very, very hard to put down Maybe it was the sports hockey theme which I thought came across as very authentic the author must be a fan with all the name dropping she did , or maybe it was the soap opera ish plot that spanned 7 years and reminded me a little bit of Lisa Kleypas s Sugar Daddy, or maybe it was the snappy sexy funny dialogue and the love hate relationship between the H hI didn t always like the hero sexy hockey Although this book was not perfect, something about it made it very, very hard to put down Maybe it was the sports hockey theme which I thought came across as very authentic the author must be a fan with all the name dropping she did , or maybe it was the soap opera ish plot that spanned 7 years and reminded me a little bit of Lisa Kleypas s Sugar Daddy, or maybe it was the snappy sexy funny dialogue and the love hate relationship between the H hI didn t always like the hero sexy hockey star John The Wall Kowalsky who was often rude, crude, and disrespectful towards the heroine voluptuous Seattle by way of Texas caterer Georgeanne Howard And I didn t always like Georgie , who started out as sort of a dependant, flighty, bimbo character looking for a man to take care of her But Georgie was young 22 when she first met John after she ran out on her future husband to be on her wedding day , spent one wild night with John that ended up changing her life, but managed to grow and mature in this story and admirably turned herself into an independent woman John John matured too, and wasn t quite the lout he was in the beginning of the book although he still had some ass moments with Georgie These two had the whole lust hate thing going on through most of the book.they had combustible physical chemistry plenty of steamy hot scenes in this one , but they weren t that good at communicating outside the bedroom I was never fully convinced that John had the ability to fall in love with any woman, and when he finally out of the blue claimed to love Georgie near the end of the book I can t say that I 100% bought it.What I loved most about this book were the scenes between John and his adorable little 6 year old daughter Lexie He was just wonderful with her, and some of the scenes between him and Lexie brought tears to my eyes the lost fish scene or made me laugh out loud playing Barbies together There s something about a man who obviously loves his child I had no doubts that John was just wild about his daughter If only I was as convinced that his relationship with Georgie wasthan just uncontrollable lust.Despite my doubts about John and Georgie, I still enjoyed reading this page turner and loved the author s writing style plenty of details and back story for the characters and lots of humor I m looking forward to continuing with this series and I m dying to read the next book See Jane Score if only I could find it in the TBR pile 4 1 2 stars

  4. Mo Mo says:

    Re read for me Enjoyed it the second time around hadn t really remembered the story from the first time reading it.I wonder do kids these days listen to the old songs Every southern girl dreamed of being a beauty queen, and with very little effort, he d made her feel like Miss Texas Definitely a vibe of SEP Not sure what the writing timeline is between Gibson and SEP but some similarities, in a good way Re read for me Enjoyed it the second time around hadn t really remembered the story from the first time reading it.I wonder do kids these days listen to the old songs Every southern girl dreamed of being a beauty queen, and with very little effort, he d made her feel like Miss Texas Definitely a vibe of SEP Not sure what the writing timeline is between Gibson and SEP but some similarities, in a good way

  5. Karen Karen says:

    Loved this one New author, new series, yay It was a little dated, but then again, so am I Loved this one New author, new series, yay It was a little dated, but then again, so am I

  6. Nadia Nadia says:

    I ve always been a sucker for single moms in my romances Don t know why, I m not a single mom and I hate children Whatever, call it a guilty pleasure, but there s something with single motherhood that tugs at my dark heart s heartstrings.I ve yet to see how I feel about single dad romances, but those seem to be awfully scarce The same goes with sports romance where the girl is a very accomplished athlete and the boy is a baker or a geek or a broke artist Or how about a romantic suspense nove I ve always been a sucker for single moms in my romances Don t know why, I m not a single mom and I hate children Whatever, call it a guilty pleasure, but there s something with single motherhood that tugs at my dark heart s heartstrings.I ve yet to see how I feel about single dad romances, but those seem to be awfully scarce The same goes with sports romance where the girl is a very accomplished athlete and the boy is a baker or a geek or a broke artist Or how about a romantic suspense novel where the heroine is a cop, detective, or an FBI agent and the hero is a victim or a witness You get the picture Anyway, I m getting off my point here I m saying by some unknown force of the universe I m bound to like a romantic novel where the heroine is a single mom Even when the heroine is a dimwit and has a penchant for masochism, because that s the only way I can explain why she keeps taking back that jerk of a hero The guy keeps hurting and insulting her and she just puts it out for him as a reward, so he can throw it in her face the next time they fight Why would you wanna be with someone like that Why would you want your child to be around someone like that Maybe it would ve been easier to forget his disrespectful manner if there was some real chemistry going on between them Lol no Even if they put my sheets on fire I m not one of those who forgive and forget disrespect That, I m taking very personally So disrespectful, crude, domineering SoB for a hero Yeah, real catch there.And an idiotic doormat of a heroine with daddy issues so obvious she might as well be holding a blinking neon sing over her head Totally relatable.In all fairness, I liked how Georgeanne at least managed to make a name for herself and how she s an owner of a successful business that provides for her and her daughter That s the only thing I liked in this book.If you re into single mom stories, read any other before this one If you re into sports romance, start from any other book except this one Because no matter what the tittle says, it is simply resistible

  7. ♥Sharon♥ ♥Sharon♥ says:

    You know what I really enjoyed this one I haven t read a contemporary sports romance book in a very long time The heroine and hero were great and little Lexie was adorable.Georgie was sweet but she was no push over And John could be quite an ass but lovable nonetheless I loved the chemistry between these two Great story line too I loved that this book turned back the clock for me It is nice to read through old fashioned sex scenes every now and again You know what I really enjoyed this one I haven t read a contemporary sports romance book in a very long time The heroine and hero were great and little Lexie was adorable.Georgie was sweet but she was no push over And John could be quite an ass but lovable nonetheless I loved the chemistry between these two Great story line too I loved that this book turned back the clock for me It is nice to read through old fashioned sex scenes every now and again

  8. Jacob Proffitt Jacob Proffitt says:

    It s hard to believe that this is Gibson s first book It s outstanding, with strong characters, memorable plot, and excellent pacing And a rich tapestry of background characters, as well.If there s anything amateur about it, it was in starting the story with Georgeanne being diagnosed with a brain disorder at a young age we later learn this is dyslexia The damage of being labelled as stupid so young has its inevitable effect, but we didn t really need to be there at the diagnosis or hear It s hard to believe that this is Gibson s first book It s outstanding, with strong characters, memorable plot, and excellent pacing And a rich tapestry of background characters, as well.If there s anything amateur about it, it was in starting the story with Georgeanne being diagnosed with a brain disorder at a young age we later learn this is dyslexia The damage of being labelled as stupid so young has its inevitable effect, but we didn t really need to be there at the diagnosis or hear what the evaluating doctor said to get the impact Gibson needed, I don t think The narrative picks up years later with Georgeanne running from her wedding to a much older man By this time, she is a professionally charming in the sense of having graduated from charm schools provided by her Grandmother and when John first meets her she s desperate and trained to think of men as the way to security This is exactly as disastrous as you d think, not helped by John beingthan a little callous This opening could have been off putting, but there s enough of a glimpse into the people they ll become to keep you interested and I enjoyed their interactions Her desperation and his need for intimacy interacted poorly, even as it was something they both needed at the time.Where Gibson really shines in this story is investing Georgeanne with all the charm her background indicates She has that Southern charm with a gift for gab that could have been off putting or distracting if not handled right I really liked how expressive she was and how that contrasted with John s rather taciturn nature And I liked how his initial annoyance when they first met mellows into an appreciation for her conversational skill when the re meet later on Equally engaging is Georgeanne s daughter, Lexie Six year olds are tough to get right and I thought Gibson did a great job making her demanding and engaging and willful and easily distracted without being merely a convenient driver of plot Best of all was how her interactions with John humanized him and let him reevaluate his priorities in ways he needed to digest And I find few things as engaging as a big, tough manly man sitting down and playing Barbies just because it s what his daughter wants to do It s his interactions with Lexie that let me see Georgeanne s attraction for him inthan just physical desire and her old need to put herself under the protection of someone strong.I can t quite bring myself to round up to five stars if only because I so often found Georgeanne s actions a bit hard to predict She falls in love with John awful fast in both the past and present and is a bit too willing to let sex be the answer when their relationship needed emotional engagement She s so assured in every other aspect of her life by the time they re engage that it felt out of place having her communication fail in such an important aspect of her life Everything else holds together so well that this contrast felt a bit like it was a genre author expectation in order to draw the conflict out longer.A note about Steamy This had two explicit sex scenes and lands in the middle of my steam tolerance There are other flirty bits, but another thing Gibson does well is depict the difficulty of working around a toddler when you want some time space alone

  9. Michelle [Helen Geek] Michelle [Helen Geek] says:

    Re read 04 11 2014Overall Rating 4 StarsBook Cover Book Blurb Book Title 4 4 4 4 StarsWriter s Voice 4 StarsCharacter Development 3.5 StarsStory Appreciation 4 StarsEnding 4 StarsWorth the Chili 5 Stars 3.99 onSmexy HEAT Rating Moderate400 pages Note I don t change my original rating in this case 3.5 Stars now 4 Stars , but this will give you and idea of my thoughts for the second read two years after the first and how much mood plays into your my e Re read 04 11 2014Overall Rating 4 StarsBook Cover Book Blurb Book Title 4 4 4 4 StarsWriter s Voice 4 StarsCharacter Development 3.5 StarsStory Appreciation 4 StarsEnding 4 StarsWorth the Chili 5 Stars 3.99 onSmexy HEAT Rating Moderate400 pages Note I don t change my original rating in this case 3.5 Stars now 4 Stars , but this will give you and idea of my thoughts for the second read two years after the first and how much mood plays into your my enjoyment.This is a go to author for me I ve read all her books I decided I need a break from my so so reads lately and picked this one up again I m glad I did I am reminded just how much I like this author She grabs you immediately and keeps you engaged to the end Perfect for my mood.This is a mainstream pub You can tell there was some cutting done to make it fit a format I wonder what the book looked like and what parts of the story were cut I would have loved to have seen what she had originally.An auto buy FAVORITE author for me Pick any of her books and you ll have a nice read.Happy Reading 03 12 2012 Woo Hoo finally available for my NOOK 3.5 StarsThis was Rachel Gibson s first book and she hit the jackpot using a sports theme an NHL Hockey team player But, have to tell you, the amount of hockey in this book could have fit in a thimble So, I was a bit disappointed.I thought the subject matter was almost too deep for this light tale It felt like the author was a bit rushed to get things finished and only scratched the surface of the issues introduced suicide, dyslexia, unmarried pregnancy, homosexuality Really too bad because had she gone a bit deeper and let the story play out a bit better, this could have been a really brilliant read I liked the way she wove all the topics into a nice story.Overall, I appreciated this was her first book The characters were good, not great, but good The story was enjoyable, although rushed, and she seriously rushed the ending I ve read books 4 through 6 in this series, and they are muchpolished, and seem to includehockey in the story.Just a note venting a bit I ve been reading quite a few self pub d books lately and the one thing I really, seriously like about this path for publishing the length of books The author, if they work it right, has the flexibility to let a good story play out They can introduce a difficult topic and have the time to do it justice When Simply Irresistible was written, serial romances were falling out of popularity, and the short , cute chick lit books were the rage Some pubs haven t gotten past this format, and have also added the challenge complex topics, fun, but keep it short and sweet Doing this, the book suffers and therefore the author s talent suffers Just my opinion.I did enjoy this book and will read all this series and others by this author.I seriously appreciate the republication in the eBook format I really try not to read another format any and have been waiting for these THANK YOU Happy Reading

  10. Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) says:

    Georgeanne Howard is about to marry one of the richest men in the US Except he is old enough to be her grandfather Bolting from the church, she catches a ride from the extremely sexy John Kowalsky John is a star hockey player for the team owned by Georgie s disappointed husband to was going to be With no family and no where to go, she figures she can hide out at John s for a couple of days But personal chemistry gets in the way Since John doesn t want to risk his career and is battling his Georgeanne Howard is about to marry one of the richest men in the US Except he is old enough to be her grandfather Bolting from the church, she catches a ride from the extremely sexy John Kowalsky John is a star hockey player for the team owned by Georgie s disappointed husband to was going to be With no family and no where to go, she figures she can hide out at John s for a couple of days But personal chemistry gets in the way Since John doesn t want to risk his career and is battling his own personal demons, things don t work out after the first night and they part ways Seven years later they meet again John is shocked to find Georgie in town He s really shocked to meet his daughter Is there an HEA Can they get over the personal hurdles they both keep throwing in front of themselves OK, so the couple spend most of the book fighting If I were John, I d be a heck of a lotpissed than he was How can a woman not tell the father about his child Especially when he s financially sound, easy to find, and available I spent half the book disliking Georgie for that reason alone I spent the other half thinking John were an ass Even with that, I still liked the book and the story No mystery No who is she going to end up with But the characters were engaging enough that it was still a good read

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