Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Call Me Irresistible

Call Me Irresistible: A NovelSusan Elizabeth Phillips
Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-06-135152-5
Purchase Link: Call Me Irresistible: A Novel
Source: Reader Views

When Meg arrives in Wynette, Texas it’s the last place she ever expects to stay. Unfortunately for Meg, her worst nightmares are about to come true when her best friend Lucy leaves her groom, Ted, at the alter and disappears. The town blames Meg for the break up and the broken heart their perfect Ted now carries, though, to Meg, it seems the town is far more upset over the lack of wedding than Mr. Irresistible, Ted Beudine. With no money and no way home, Meg is forced to stay in town and work off her hotel bill. Stuck in a town that hates her, Meg is forced to stand on her own two feet in order to get out of Wynette. She just never expected to fall in love…

Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips are going to love her newest novel! While all her books stand on their own, Ms. Phillips has a charming way of occasionally including characters from previous novels within her new novel. Such is the case for Call Me Irresistible. While reading Meg and Ted’s story readers will meet up with Nealy Case and Mat Jorik from “First Lady”, Francesca and Dallie Beudine from “Fancy Pants” and Lady Emma from “Lady Be Good”, to name a few! Having read most of Phillips titles, I was thrilled to see the characters reappear in Meg and Ted’s story. Call Me Irresistible is the grown up story of Meg Koranda and Ted Beudane who have both appeared in their parents earlier novels.

Ms. Phillips amazes me with her writing! She took a load of unlikable characters, for me, and slowly turned them into loveable characters who became a part of me. The novel is full of romance, humor, mystery and colorful characters. I enjoyed “watching” Meg and Ted’s romance blossom. The novel definitely swept me away. It was difficult to put down, making it irresistible in its own way. The characters in Call Me Irresistible are all very strong in personality. I have never read a book with characters that literally jump off the page, challenging the reader to take notice and engaging them in the drama of the storyline. Though a little overwhelming at first, it was quite amusing. The novel has not replaced my favorite title of Susan’s novels but I would recommend it as your next read! Whether it’s the first or fifth book you’ve read by Susan, its sure to bring enjoyment and keep you reading for hours. I suggest settling down with your favorite drink and reading snack. You won’t want to put this one down.


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