R.S.V.P. to the most riotous wedding of the year....
Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States.
Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends.
One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible—Ted Beaudine—the favorite son of Wynette, Texas. The other is not happy about it and is determined to save her friend from a mess of heartache.
But even though Meg knows that breaking up her best friend's wedding is the right thing to do, no one else seems to agree. Faster than Lucy can say "I don't", Meg becomes the most hated woman in town—a town she's stuck in with a dead car, an empty wallet, and a very angry bridegroom.
Broke, stranded, and without her famous parents at her back, Meg is sure she can survive on her own wits. What's the worst that can happen? Lose her heart to the one and only Mr. Irresistible? Not likely. Not likely at all.
Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips's readers and listeners have long awaited. Ted, better known as "little Teddy", the nine-year-old heartbreak kid from Phillips's first best seller, Fancy Pants, and as "young Teddy," the hunky new college graduate in Lady Be Good, is all grown up now—along with Lucy from First Lady and Meg from What I Did for Love. They're ready to take center stage in a saucy, funny, and highly addictive tale fans will love.
©2011 Susan Elizabeth Phillips (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
I've enjoyed Phillips' past novels very much, mostly the way she brings two opposites together gradually and seamlessly. Not in this book. I found it choppy and inconsistent - frustrating. Lots of loose ends, wondering why and how the characters apparently changed their minds/lives from page to page without any development. It made the ending trite and unbelievable. Not one of Phillips' good efforts. Even the good performance couldn't make this book good for me.
If you like any of the charcaters in Texas from other books, like "Lady be Good", then do not listen to this book. Nothing is worse than having favorite charcters trade their charm for hypocrisy. This is a story about an entire town forcing a woman into an undesired sexual encounter with a snake of man, just for financial security...wait, isn't that basically pimping a woman out? How could SEP made such a severe misjudgement?
Really liked this book. The main character appears to be totally disfunctional, but as you go through you realise that she is the only one who is not disfunctional.
I couldn't remember the detailed histories of the repeat characters but loved it anyway. It is always a please to read these author.
This was a great book. I listened to it in one weekend...I didn't want to put down my iPod! Better (to me!) than the last few SEP books.
She (SEP) did again, another good book I would give the book 5+ stars if I could. Many funny spots in the book and I loved the story and it was realistic--sexy scenes were great also.
The only thing that would have made it better is to have Anna Fields reading it (which can't happen) or someone that gives that "oomph" that Anna did. Shannon Cochran did a pretty good job (I give her a 3+), but I did not get that feel I wanted to hear when you listen to Anna. I kept hearing someone with a northern dialect trying to portray a southerner and it was not all that convincing, but she still got her funny jabs in when required. While I think Anna was a northerner (from Seattle--right?), she got that southern accent down perfect. I suggest to whoever makes the decision to try Therese Plummer or Anne Dawe next time. I wonder if anyone from the Audible reads the ratings.
Despite my critique of Ms. Cochran's reading, I will listen again.
I can't wait for Lucy's story. SEP, hopefully it will not be another year before you write her story. And another Chicago Stars story as well.
After her last 2 books, I can say that SEP is back in the game. I did not like Glitter Baby because I did not like any of the characters. As for What I did for Love, well Julia Gibson destroyed it for me. While Anna Fields has left huge shoes to fill, I think Shannon Cochran did pretty good job. The characters were flawed but likeable, which is an SEP trademark. And yes, many aspects of the storyline have been rehashed in other books, but who cares, it is a sussessful formula and should be used multiple times. At least I can say this for myself, I always come back for a second serving of SEP's macho male character and headstrong damsel in distress any day. My only regret is that Lucy did not seem anything like the teenager she was and story B (an SEP trademark) was missing. Nevertheless, I loved the book, especially the culminating finale at the landfill.
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