Sunday, June 12, 2011

Book mini-Review: Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis.  I came across this one on the New shelf in my local library.  I received nothing in exchange for this review.

This is a Lucky Harbor novel, which means nothing to me, as I've read none of the others.  This is the story of three sisters, whose mother recently died and left them a place in Washington State.  The family is a bit like mine, in that there are moms and dads all over the place, and the family tree looks more like a forest.  The sisters haven't spent much time together, and none have really spent much time with mom, either.  The fact that she left this place to them as a group surprises them, and the condition of the place horrifies them.  Two of the sisters are all for selling out and heading for higher ground, but the third sister, Maddie, digs in her heels and they end up staying, at least long enough to get the place into decent enough shape to sell.

Lucky Harbor is a little town, and the sisters spend time getting to know one another and the person their mother was to these people.  There are surprises along the way, and the sisters confront not just their own demons, but each others.  In the process, each sister finds a new piece of herself.  It's an enjoyable read, with some heartwarming sisterly love and some middlin' hot romantic escapades.

Thumbs Up.