Irresistible (Buchanans #2) by Susan Mallery

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When ex-marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's 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 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. 


Irresistible was a good read. I have been reading the authors Lone Star Sisters series and loving it so I was hoping for something just as good. I wanted the fun storyline and characters I can't help but love. It was a good read, but something was missing to make it a great read. I enjoyed it, I liked everyone, it was just missing that extra oomph to make it amazing. 

Elissa is a single mom who has not have the best of luck with men. She always makes terrible decisions where they are concerned so she is determined to not date until her daughter is out of the house. Yeah, until she is 18 at least. Which is understandable, but not really realistic in this situation. She made some poor decisions when she was younger that lead her to not have contact with her family and really when that all came out I thought oh honey. You are just wanting to believe the bad instead of actually trying to fix things. Family dynamics are complicated, but I didn't really connect with all of the characters as much as I would have liked. Therefore I didn't care as much as I could have. 

Walker is an ex-marine who is living upstairs from Elissa for a little while. He just got out of the military and is not sure what he wants to do with his life now. He doesn't want to get involved with anyone as he thinks he is just not cut out for that. He was a good guy though and quickly became friends with both Elissa and her daughter. The more time they spend together the harder it is to stay apart. They both like the other so can they both figure out how to make this work? 

As I said it was a good read. There was nothing wrong with it, but it just wasn't as good as most of the authors other books. Nothing that made me want to go read the rest of the series. It was fine, I liked everyone I just didn't love everyone. I don't know what was missing as it was still set up like the other books, but something was. A good read, a light read, but not my favorite from this author. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★


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