Sunday, July 21, 2013

Reading Challenges-Irresistible

For this book review, I chose  Irresistible by Susan Mallery.

I love Susan Mallery's books.  I started with her Lone Star Series, Fool's Gold's Series, the Bakery Sisters, & now I am in her Buchanans' Series.  Another great series.  I love book series!! Irresistible was Book #2 out of 4.  It is about a family with the last name Buchanans.  

Each book is about a family member.  
Book #1 (Delicious) was about Cal Buchanan & his ex wife, Penny. 
 Book #2, Irresistible.  It is about Walker Buchanan, who we met in Book #1.
Book #3 (Sizzling) is about Reid Buchanan & the one nurse he hired for his grandmother, Gloria.  Book #4 (Tempting) is about Dani Buchanan & about her fresh start.

Back to Book #2, Irresistible.  We learn more about Walker Buchanan in this book. Walker got out of the marines & rents this apartment in this building until he knows what to do next with his life.  We wants to buy a house, but not sure where.  Walker finds his one neighbor, Elissa Towers, having problems with changing a tire.  He decided to help her.  Elissa is used to being on her own.  Walker takes her tire to get patched.  

Elissa is a single mother to a 5 year old little girl.  She swear off men until her daughter is old enough to leave her home.  Walker swear off women.  Elissa made a pie to say thank you to him for helping her.

A little background on Elissa is she run away from home when she was 17 with a boyfriend.  When Elissa got pregnant, she did call home, but I will let you read what happened there.  She named her daughter Zoe after her grandmother.  Elissa has struggled to take care of herself & her daughter, but she has been doing it, which puts a smile on my face.

I don't want to give away any of the book for those who have not read it, but I would say read it.  So far, it is my favorite of the 2 of the Buchanans' series.  Susan Mallery is a fabulous writer.  I am a big fan!!  Back to the book, If I was a single mom & needed help, I would want someone like Walker living above me.  He looked out for her & her daughter.  Her daughter called him a "prince" & I have to agree with her. 

Which character do you like the most and why? The least and why?
My favorite character in this book was Elissa was because she is strong.  Elissa left home at a young age, got herself pregnant, & grew up along the way.  She finally had a home with a neighbor, Mrs Ford, who she considered family.  My least favorite character is Gloria Buchanan.  If you have read any of these books in this series, you knew I was going to say this.  She is definitely a villain.  I wonder why she is the way she is, but would I read a book about her?

 What scene was the most pivotal for the book? How do you think the story would have changed had that scene not taken place?
I love the ending of the book.  It had me in tears.  I am not going to say much more than that since I don't want to tell you what happens just in case you have not read it.  It is good.  I especially love the talk between Zoe & Walker.  It is precious.  Elissa did not believe her daughter.  Zoe knew this would happen & called Walker their "prince."  Zoe was right!

I hope you enjoyed my book review of Irresistible by Susan Mallery!  I highly recommend it.  Go out & get it now.  If you have a Nook or Kindle, go get it from your local library if they have e-books.  That is how I read this one!  I am reading book #3 Sizzling as an e-book, too!  I love the library!

Until the next time! Keep reading!

1 comment:

naida said...

Sounds like a good read especially if the ending had you in tears. I should read Susan Mallery at some point.