Title: Simply Irresistible
Series: Beachcomber Inn #2; Sweetbriar Cove #16
Author: Melody Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2021
"If you like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River, you'll fall in love with Sweetbriar Cove!"
Escape to Cape Cod with this feel-good summer romance. Millions of readers have fallen for the bestselling series -- join them today!
Jules Rivera loves a challenge. She’s saved failing businesses, and transformed scruffy guys into handsome bachelors — who turn around and leave her in the dust. Some thanks. She vows not to make the same mistakes again… until she stumbles over a gorgeous, run-down vineyard in Sweetbriar Cove. Jules knows the place could be something special. And as for the surly, rugged owner? All her instincts tell her, he’s something pretty special too…
Reeve Hastings has no intention of being anyone’s project. He’s trying to save his family legacy, and he doesn’t need help from anyone, especially not the brunette spitfire who knows nothing about wine. But Jules is annoyingly determined — and full of surprisingly good ideas — and soon, she’s making her mark on the vineyard. And driving Reeve crazy, in all the best, most tantalizing ways…
Jules knows she should keep businesses and pleasure far apart, but Reeve’s smile is more intoxicating than any bottle of Merlot. And as for his kisses… Simply irresistible. Their passion is undeniable, but with the future of the vineyard on the line, can this summer fling put down roots? Or will past heartache spoil their chance of happy-ever-after?
Find out in the new stand-alone Sweetbriar Cove love story — featuring all your favorite characters at the Beachcomber Inn!
The Sweetbriar Cove Series:
#1 Meant to Be
#2 All for You
#3 The Only One
#4 I'm Yours
#5 Holiday Kisses
#6 No Ordinary Love
#7 Wildest Dreams
#8 This Kiss
#9 Always Be Mine
The Kinsella Family of Sweetbriar Cove:
#10 Two Hearts
#11 The Story of Us
#12 Back to You
#13 One More Night
#14 Time After Time
#15 Forever Summer
#16 Simply Irresistible
#17 From This Moment (Nov 2021)
Back to Sweetbriar Cove!
Jules ends up in Sweetbriar Cove, staying with her friend Evie after losing her home, job and boyfriend at the same time. When a flat tyre and a rain storm is set to add her to disastrous day, she holds her head high and seeks to find a solution. She ends up Reeve's family vineyard. He is not very welcoming to her but there is no denying the chemistry between them.
Jules doesn't let disappointing events impact on her, choosing to pick herself up and move on. She was strong, confident and didn't back down even when Reeve was at his growly best. Reeve is hoping to sell the vineyard as a way out of the crippling debt built up by his father. Jules sees the potential and sets out trying to help. Help that Reeve wants nothing to do with.
Whilst I enjoyed this book, I didn't enjoy it as much as others in this series. I have thought long and hard as to why this might be. For me, I struggled to connect with Reeve. He kept his walls up and his cards close to his chest so it was difficult to get what he was thinking. Whilst Jules brought him out of his shell it was still difficult That being said I had warmed up to him by the end.
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Releasing November 22
A small-town girl, Melody grew up in the English countryside before moving to Los Angeles. She is now a New York Times bestselling author of feel-good contemporary romance novels, and is also currently writing for the upcoming BRIDGERTONS television adaptation from Netflix. She has two cats.