Review: Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible
Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Escaping her wedding to a much older man, Georgeanne Howard runs into hockey star John Kowalsky, who reluctantly and unknowingly, helps his boss’s bride make her getaway. Seven years after sharing an unforgettable night together, Georgie and John meet again, but this time the sparks are flying for a completely different reason as Georgie has been keeping a life altering secret. Can these two overcome their anger and resentment to find happiness together?

Despite the fact that neither the hero nor the heroine are particularly likeable characters, their romance works for some reason. Perhaps it is because they deserve each other.

John is a self-absorbed narcissist with an ego the size of a Mack truck, and Georgie is a selfish and manipulative shrew. Their behavior toward one another is simply appalling with both acting in spiteful and vindictive ways. Nevertheless, the intensity of their chemistry somehow compensates for it all, which is a sign of Gibson’s skillful plotting and immersive writing style.

The secondary romance between Mae and Hugh is much more engaging, and there are some wonderfully sweet and funny moments between John and his daughter. Thankfully, the sporting elements play only a minor role and the story does not get bogged down with the tedium of boring sport descriptions.

All in all, a light and sexy read, but beware the obnoxious characters.
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