Sunday, October 3, 2010

Book Feature and Giveaway: 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-if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too.

The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes-and mouth-are making it hard for her to remember that she's sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie's struggles to overcome the past, though she's about to discover that there's no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author JILL SHALVIS lives in a small town in the Sierras also run by quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books are, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website at for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountain adventures.

The Dish by Jill
When I started this series about three estranged sisters who get stuck together running a beach resort, I decided I was out of my mind. I don’t have sisters. I have a brother, and we like each other just fine. Then at the dinner table that very night, my three teenage heathens started bickering and fighting, and I just stared at them in awe and wonder.
I had my fodder! “Keep fighting,” I told them -- much to their utter shock, since I’ve spent the past fifteen years begging them to get along.
After that night, it was a piece of cake to write the sisters — Maddie, Tara, and Chloe — their claws barely sheathed, with resentment and affection vying for space.

So then all that I had left to do was find the three sexy guys who could handle them.

It just so happened that, at the time, my neighbor was having an addition put on her house. For six glorious weeks, there were a bunch of guys hanging off the roof and the walls, in perfect line of sight of my office.
Which is really my deck. It’s a wonder I got any work done at all.
So I sat in the sun and wrote while in the background cute, young, sweaty guys hammered, and sawed, and in general, made my day. And on some days, they even took off their shirts. Those were my favorite days of all. But I digress …

I was working very hard, planning out conflicts and plot pacing and trying to nail down my hero. And given what I was looking at for inspiration, it shouldn’t be any surprise at all that the hero for this first book in the Lucky Harbor series, SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE, turned out to be a master carpenter.

And a very sexy one at that.
I’m actually writing book two right now. I keep going out on the deck, sitting and patiently waiting, but my neighbor hasn’t hired any more sexy carpenters. Darn it.

Perhaps I need a new addition myself!

Please leave a comment below telling me what you find irresistible. Don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you if you are a winner. I have five copies to giveaway and this is open to residents in the US and Canada, just no PO Box addresses please. Winners will be chosen on October 16.


  1. I have heard good things about this book!
    I find cheesecake irresistible! LOL!
    Please enter me. Thanks!

  2. This book sounds so good and I would like to
    read it.
    I find books irresistible, I have a feeling I
    have an addiction to books.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  3. I have seen so many great reviews about this book, and would love to win a copy. As far as what I find irresistable, hmmmmm......either carrot cake with cream cheese frosting or my husband!

    bunnymom1970 at aol dot com

  4. I find cake and ice cream simply irresistible.
    Love & Hugs,

  5. I find chocolate and cheap books irresistible.

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  6. Well, I find books irresistible. My pocketbook would say that anyway. I always enjoy her books.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  7. I would say really good chocolate, George Clooney, boy I could go on and on. It's hard to stop at one thing,

  8. After 12 years, I still find my husband irresistable


  9. I find my new little grandson irresistable when he smiles at me!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway. I find my kids irresistable. I just can't say no to them!

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  11. Frozen cheesecake!

    headlessfowl at jteers dot net

  12. I find romance novels, potato chips and funny people irresistible!

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

  13. I find Mint Chip ice cream very hard to resist.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

  14. My two adorable grandchildren are irresistible. Thanks for the giveaway; the book looks great. (Email in profile.)

  15. Chocolate is totally irrestible for me!!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  16. Chocolate without a doubt.

    Thanks for the opportunity...would love to win this book!

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  17. My grandchildren are irresistable.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  18. I find my husband irresistable and he can do carpentry too :) Tomorrow, 10/10/10 (wow) is our wedding anniversary.
    Loved reading how Jill got her inspiration for her characters.
    vinter at warwick dot net

  19. I guess Reese's Peanut Butter cups are an hard to resist for me.

    Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

    Cindy W


  20. chocolate especially since I am on a diet

    frugalmdmom at comcast dot net

  21. Give me chocolate, a book, and my laptop, and I'm a happy gal!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  22. i find my wife's smile irrisistible