Jill Shalvis | Romance is Simply Irresistible...
October 29, 2010
I love writing romances. And for me, it’s always about the hero. It doesn’t
matter what he looks like, or what he does for a living, or even who his family
and friends are— it’s about his heart.
So it’s funny to me that my new contemporary romance series centers around three
sisters—three disenchanted, estranged sisters who don’t know each other and
aren’t even sure that they want to. And just for fun, I had them inherit a
dilapidated beach inn that they’re forced by circumstances to run.
A difficult concept for them to say the least. The first book is SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE
(out now) tells the story of the middle sister, Maddie “The Mouse,” who decides
she’s done being mousey, thank you very much. She’s tired of being too
accommodating and too trusting. Her transformation begins when she takes a
stand with her sisters Tara and Chloe and hires a contractor to help renovate
Enter hot and handsome Jax Cullen, whose laid-back, easy-going personality
matches the ways of the sleepy Washington beach town of Lucky Harbor. Only he’s
not nearly as harmless as he seems, but much more like a very sexy sheep in
Maddie fights the attraction because she senses that there’s far more to Jax,
and secrets scare her. But the attraction is pretty darn hard to fight, given
that he’s gorgeous with a mouth-watering bod she can’t take her eyes off of.
Still, it’s far more than mere physical chemistry that draws her to him (though
the sight of him in low-slung jeans and a tool belt is the highlight of her days
and fuels her nights with good dreams).
Poor Maddie. She has to make the decision to follow her heart: with her sisters,
with Lucky Harbor, with Jax … And it’s not easy for her. She’s been burned.
She’s been hurt. She’s afraid. But she’s tired of letting life pass her by;
she has made herself a promise to live it to the fullest. But standing on the
edge of the proverbial cliff getting ready to take that leap of faith isn’t
easy—until she realizes that she doesn’t have to make that leap alone. Her
sisters are right there. Hell, Jax is right there too, ready, willing and
waiting … if only she can come up with the courage to believe.
Pick up SIMPLY
IRRESISTIBLE to find out more. And then read Tara’s story in THE SWEETEST
THING (April 2011) and follow Chloe’s journey in HEAD OVER HEELS (November
2011). Happy reading!!!
33 comments posted.
Re: Jill Shalvis | Romance is Simply Irresistible...
Looking forward to reading about the sisters! The books sound awesome! Thank you for sharing a part of it with us!
(Joanne Reynolds 6:29am October 29, 2010)
Perfect plot...a handsome builder to help make the Inn a new adventure....fun, love with some trimmings!
(Patricia (Pat) Pascale 8:42am October 29, 2010)
Jill, I love the story line and the setting (which is always important to me). I am looking forward to reading about the sisters. Thank you!
(Rosemary Krejsa 8:43am October 29, 2010)
Sounds like a wonderful concept and I would love to read about these sisters and the men they capture....hehe!!!
(Valerie Bongards 10:11am October 29, 2010)
Book sounds great, can't wait to read it!
(Lisa Avila 10:12am October 29, 2010)
This sounds like such a good series, and it's definitely on my TBR list.
(G S Moch 10:33am October 29, 2010)
The book sounds great. I always wanted to run an Inn.
(Pam Howell 11:21am October 29, 2010)
I love stories where a good-looking man with a mysterious past shows up and the heroine knows there is more to him than meets the eye. I will definitely pick up my copy of the book.
(Kai Wong 11:45am October 29, 2010)
I want to read this one, sounds really good.
(Cheryl Lynne 1:00pm October 29, 2010)
Sounds like a wonderful read... definitely would enjoy getting to know the sisters and the men that come into their lives!
(Colleen Conklin 2:06pm October 29, 2010)
These books sound great! I love series of books with characters that appear in them all! I'll certainly be adding them to my 'want to read' list!
(Joanne Schultz 2:37pm October 29, 2010)
I love book series, and this one sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!
(Barbara Wright 2:42pm October 29, 2010)
Your book sounds great and I'd like to read it, I'm new to romance and am finding that I love it.
I'm sure your book is going to be a BIG hit.
(Vickie Hightower 4:53pm October 29, 2010)
I would love to win this book for my mom and me
(Pamela Hansen 4:59pm October 29, 2010)
Sweet contrast between sisters and the usual conflicts in families. Looks like a good read.
(Alyson Widen 5:13pm October 29, 2010)
I'm going to have to pick this series up! They all sound so great - can't wait to get to know them! And I LOVE series books!
(Kelli Jo Calvert 5:53pm October 29, 2010)
Having three sisters myself,
this sounds like a series I
won't be able to resist!
(Margay Roberge 6:03pm October 29, 2010)
Simply Irresistible sounds simply irresistible.
(Marjorie Carmony 6:21pm October 29, 2010)
These sisters sound wonderful. Would love to read them.
(Maude Allen 6:36pm October 29, 2010)
Reading about these sisters would be amazing. I just know it. Love the premise.
(Mary Preston 6:41pm October 29, 2010)
I like books that continue in a series--it allows me to learn more about each of the characters. This trilogy sounds like fun.
(Sue Farrell 6:43pm October 29, 2010)
Clever idea for a series.
(Vikki Parman 6:59pm October 29, 2010)
I loved the Wilder brothers so I'm looking forward to reading about these sisters.
(S Tieh 7:42pm October 29, 2010)
I like that Maddie takes a stand for both herself & her sisters. Often in life we are taken kicking & screaming into encounters with people, school, new occupations & at some point we have to strengthen our backbone & proceed. Most of the time it is such a surprise that we love where enterprising fate has taken us! Love the storyline! Look forward to reading all three books!
(Jean Merriott 8:00pm October 29, 2010)
My kind of story. I like the premise of the series and the first couple is a favorite pairing. I look forwar to reading SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE.
(Patricia Barraclough 8:01pm October 29, 2010)
I love books that have a series of characters in books.
(Brenda Rupp 9:06pm October 29, 2010)
I really enjoy a series where you catch up on the "what happens after" of the characters from the previous books. I look forward to reading this new series.
(Diane Sallans 9:47pm October 29, 2010)
Looking forward to reading about the sisters and their men.Thanks for the contest
(Teresa Ward 9:58pm October 29, 2010)
Being from a family of five sisters there was enough drama to fill the pages of several novels. Looking forward to reading your trilogy.
(Sheila True 10:43pm October 29, 2010)
I love all your books and I doubt Simply Irresistible will be any different!
(Casey Harris-Parks 11:12pm October 29, 2010)
Jill I just got this book today.... Can't wait to get reading it...
(Kathleen O'Donnell 1:02am October 30, 2010)
Hi Jill! you're a new author to me but I've recently heard a lot of bloggers (whose opinions I trust) say some really awesome stuff about your books so I'm excited to check 'em out:)
@FreshFiction- I loved that excerpt of the book Shiver from the other day's pick/highlight and was able to pick up a copy today! I just needed to see what happens to Carrie at that haunted inn, lol
Happy Halloween :D
(Bella Franco 1:29am October 30, 2010)
Your book sounds like my life story regarding the sisters!! lol It's exactly the type of reading I'm looking for right now -- not too heavy, and a cute story line. I can't wait to read it, then to follow Chloe's journey!! It should make for an interesting fall season of reading!!
(Peggy Roberson 7:28am October 30, 2010)
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