Sunday, September 4, 2011
Irresistible by Susan Mallery
A quick overview from Susan Mallery's website:
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…
Walker is Cal's younger brother and was first introduced in Delicious, when he returns home from the Marines after years of being away. I fell in love with Walker. Being a former Marine he struggles with what he had seen and done while he was fighting for his country. I felt for him as the visions haunted his dreams and even his conscious mind. It is something he keeps to himself and what I loved is when he meets Elissa he slowly starts opening up.
Elissa is struggling with her own past. All she has is her daughter and her ninety year old neighbor Mrs. Ford who has more spunk than a teenager. I really liked Elissa. Her back story goes back to when she was a teenager and maybe it's because I'm a fan of YA books but I loved learning about her younger years and where it all went wrong.
I read this book in less than a day. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend it but don't you dare read it without reading Delicious first. Starting from the beginning gives you a better perspective and understanding of all of the characters.