Feb 27

Irresistible by Melanie Harlow Review



I’m a full-time single dad to three daughters and CFO at Cloverleigh Farms. I don’t have time to fall in love—I’m too busy trying to run a business, keep the red socks out of the white laundry, and get the damn pillowcases on without owing a dollar to the swear jar.

Sure, Frannie Sawyer is beautiful and sweet, but she’s twenty-seven, the boss’s daughter, and my new part-time nanny—which means she’s completely off-limits. It’s bad enough I can’t stop fantasizing about her, what kind of jerk would I be if I acted on the impulse to kiss her?

(Exactly the kind of jerk you’re thinking.)

Actually, I’m worse than that—because I didn’t stop with a kiss, and now I can’t stay away. She makes me feel like myself again. She reminds me what it’s like to want something just for me. She’s everything I ever needed, but nothing I ever imagined.

I’m a former Marine. I should have had the strength to resist her from the start.

But I didn’t. And now I have to choose between the life I want and the life she deserves.

Even if it means giving her up.

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I’m a relatively new Melanie Harlow reader, and frankly, I’m kicking myself for it. I binge read her One and Only series, the predecessor to this series, leading into the release of Only You, and I’ve been looking forward to this book since. It did not disappoint. I really enjoy Harlow’s writing. Full of feels, her sweet, steamy romances and endearing characters come together into tender love stories that sweep me right up into them.

Irresistible, the first book in the Cloverleigh Farms series, spins off of Only You, the last book in the One and Only series. The hero, Mack, is a side character in that story, and Cloverleigh Farms is the vineyard where both Mack and that book’s hero, Ryan, work. I loved that tie-in, it gave this series starter a familiar yet new feel. Mack, a former Marine, was trying his hardest to be the best dad to his three little daughters that he could, but sometimes everything just piled up and he couldn’t help feeling a bit overwhelmed. That’s where Frannie came in. She was his part-time nanny, and she was also the daughter of the Cloverleigh Farms’ owner and a coworker there.

I loved everything about this story. I loved Mack, I loved Frannie, I loved the two of them together, and his daughters were adorable little show-stealers. A little bit bittersweet, a whole lot swoony, Mack and Frannie’s love story was one that I devoured in an afternoon. I couldn’t get enough of their story, these characters, and I’m already looking forward to the next book. Five smooches from me for Irresistible by Melanie Harlow!

~Danielle Palumbo




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