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Irresistible | [Susan Mallery]

Irresistible

When ex-Marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's just the neighborly thing to do. And when Elissa finds herself baking him a thank-you pie, she's just returning the favor...right?
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Publisher's Summary

It wasn't just her homemade brownies that made Walker find Elissa irresistible....

When ex-Marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's just the neighborly thing to do. And when Elissa finds herself baking him a thank-you pie, she's just returning the favor...right?

Both of them have sworn off dating: Elissa's determined to protect her little girl, and that means ditching her taste for dangerous men...especially former Marines with dark secrets.

Walker knows that he's not cut out for hearth and home...his own crazy family made sure of that.

But the sparks won't stop flying between them.

Now the two are struggling to keep their relationship "just friends", but with every kiss, their rules fly out the window.

©2006 Susan Macias Redmond; (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What the Critics Say

"Mallery is at her addictive best in the charming second installment of her Buchanan family saga....The best-selling author crafts vivid characters and a winning story about the risk and joy of second love, studded with warm, alluring sex scenes." (Publishers Weekly)

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    MaxineSap Richmond Va 11-04-07
    MaxineSap Richmond Va 11-04-07 Member Since 2007

    Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week.

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    "exciting"

    I listen to books all the time, and need them to hold my attention because I have a low attention span. This book was exciting and held my attention. I have listened to this book more than once and I have only had it a few weeks. I suprisingly I heard some things I missed the first time. This book is part of a series and it would be good to lisen to the books in order which I didn't. Either way it's very entertaining. I hope the author put more of her books on tape and extend this series. I was sorry it ended. There are some better than others, I enjoyed the series. I think Tempting is the best next to this one

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Canyon Lake, CA, USA 01-12-07
    Debra Canyon Lake, CA, USA 01-12-07
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    "Loved It!"

    I really don't like to read... books aren't my thing. But boy did I get hooked on this one! It was hard to put down. It was fun, fast paced and charmingly sexy. I can't wait to read her new novel "Sizzle!"

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 09-07-06
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 09-07-06 Member Since 2005
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    "loved this book"

    I half to say I so enjoyed this book, I wasn't sure even though the other reviews were good but once I started this book I had a hard time putting my I pod down I wanted to work out longer at the gym just so I didn't half to put it down. I enjoyed the romance part of this book and that it took time to develop, they weren't instantly in bed and that was nice for a change. I liked the twists and turns in this book some you expect some you don't and that was very fun, I hope that you enjoy as much as I did
    Heather from Oceanside

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jill Tampa, FL, United States 06-06-07
    Jill Tampa, FL, United States 06-06-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Love this series!!"

    This is the second of the 3 (4th due out soon) Buchanan Series. It is a bit more serious but still sexy, intriguing, exciting and touching. I love all three (so far) of these gems but be certain to read them in order. I read them out of sequence and had to re-listen to one of them to pick up on several past characters that were glanced over in later books. Listen and enjoy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diane M Benetz Parkville, MO United States 09-24-06
    Diane M Benetz Parkville, MO United States 09-24-06 Listener Since 2004
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    "Predictable but Rated R!"

    Very predictable sappy romance. Rated R pieces so be prepared!

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    Irene Santa Cruz, CA, USA 08-04-06
    Irene Santa Cruz, CA, USA 08-04-06
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    "Light but I liked It"

    I wasn't sure if the voice was going to bug me but ultimately it didn't. It was a nice light story that took me away from work. I found myself listening to it whenever I could and even put it on my phone in case I wanted to listen while waiting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Devilla Beverly, MA, USA 07-21-06
    Devilla Beverly, MA, USA 07-21-06
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    Cute story, very formulaic with all the elements, much in the vein of some of the Evanovich titles. The narrator did a great job with the cast of characters.

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    Izzy Florida, UUSA 05-19-12
    Izzy Florida, UUSA 05-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about Irresistible?

    I loved that you weren’t sure about what was going to happen. The mane characters had a very nice storyline going but I also liked the supporting characters stories. Or the little hints we were able to see.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cecelia Frontero?

    I have to be honest. I did not very much care for this narrator. I would have much rather Therese Plummer. I did like Ms. Frontero’s voice but I did not think her voice distinguished the characters successfully. In my opinion; when your listening to an Audiobook you need to be able to KNOW who is speaking at the time. I also didn’t like the fact that Noemi’s accent was all wrong! I have to admit I felt like she didn’t give the characters the proper voice. (Sorry)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved when Walker said: 'Yes, I'm your Daddy'... Just about broke my heart. (A few othe moments but only sharing 1)


    Any additional comments?

    The last book left me wanting more of Penny and Cal’s story but I’m glade this wasn’t a continuation but rather a chance to get to know more of the Buchanan family. I love the fact the series will apparently expand a little bit more on the Buchanan family. I’m starting to like this family very much. (So even-though the narration was not my favorite, I WOULD STILL GET IT!)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-19-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Good Book .. Bad Reader"

    I like the book but after enjoying the voice of Therese Plummer .. Cecelia Frontero does not do it for me. The book was good but the reader brought it down!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa Gurnee, IL, United States 03-30-08
    Theresa Gurnee, IL, United States 03-30-08 Member Since 2007
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    "A Good Read"

    This is a nice continuation of the Buchanan clan. I like the way the characters cross between the books so you keep in touch with the old main characters and learn more about those who take the spotlight. This is light enough for an easy read, but has enough depth to keep you interested.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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