Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L. Allen. This is a sweet, sexy romance and I loved it! Its the story of Tyler Scott and Melanie Katsaros. They have been eyeing each other at work but both are too afraid to say anything. Tyler is a ladies man and has a reputation of keeping a relationship going. He thinks maybe he hasn’t found the right woman yet. Tyler and Melanie are both Executive Assistants to editor’s of a men’s magazine. Tyler’s boss is horrible so Tyler hates his job, Melanie’s boss is amazing and she loves her job. They finally go on a date and sparks fly. They both have so much fun together even though there is an age difference of a decade. He’s from the 90’s she’s from the 80s so they love to argue about which decade has better music, clothes etc. They go slow and build a friendship and then it turns into more. Will they be able to make their relationship work, will they be able to make their dreams come true. Read Simply Irresistible to find out!
I LOVED this story! I really enjoy this author’s wonderful stories, they are so sweet and as the title says irresistible! She writes wonderful contemporary romance stories that are engaging from the start and with characters I always fall in love in love with straight away. I loved Tyler! I liked that he was able to admit his faults when it came to relationships, and I loved that he was obsessed with the 90’s! Totally my era for growing up! Melanie was just adorable, she really was! I loved her naivety and shyness when it came to even looking in Tyler’s direction and I admired her attitude when it came to the job that she absolutely loves! I could feel the connection between Tyler and Melanie; it wasn’t that all consuming passion in some stories but more of a gentle, slow burn – it was perfect for the two of them! For me I thought that they were just perfect for each other and I was rooting for them the whole way through.
Simply Irresistible was a super sweet read and one that I highly recommend! I can’t wait to read more from this author again in the future!
Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L. Allen
5 out of 5 stars
Simply Irresistible A Totally Sweet Love Story written by Jennifer L. Allen is the second book that I have read by this author. The characters are well written and play off each other so well with their decade music and movies. I just love the little quirks. The plot is awesome and the scenery is great especially the way the author described NYC.
Melanie Katsaros is socially awkward but she is also an executive assistant for a women’s fashion magazine she loves her job and her boss but, she has aspiring dreams she just has to get the nerve up to talk to her boss about such dreams.
Tyler Scott works as an executive assistant to the editor of a men’s magazine and he hates his job. His boss is not a pleasant man. But Tyler has grander aspirations, this is just a stepping stone. Tyler doesn’t have any trouble finding women, it’s staying with them that is his problem. He can finally admit to himself that he self-sabotages his relationships. Maybe he just hasn’t found the right woman yet.
He first saw the beautiful woman with the big green eyes in the elevator at work. He is instantly intrigued and is determined to find a way to get her to go out with him. She seen him before in her office building and he was totally awesome to look at and his suits cling to him, he has a hot bod, too. And it’s another missed opportunity to see if he wants to do lunch.
These two are so perfect for each other and I loved reading this story and can’t wait to read more of this authors work.
I highly recommend this book…
Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L Allen is exactly that a sweet romance story that makes you feel good. This story was fun and made me laugh as well, it is a slow burn tale that was set at just the right pace. This is one of my favorites by Jennifer and the characters are lovable but strong. It is a heartwarming romance and I enjoyed watching the relationship grow. This is a quick and easy read the geeky characters are very realistic and relatable.
Melanie has always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and is working in a magazine that will hopefully get her there. Tyler work for the same company but in another branch and hates his job. Tyler finally gathers the courage to ask her out but things don’t go as planned.
Will they find their HEA and make their dreams come true or will their love of different era’s keep them apart ? I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by @jennadb
This book was made for me. My 80’s loving heart couldn’t read it fast enough. It read like a beloved John Hughes montage. Allen did a wonderful job developing these characters and the plot line. It was fun and witty and a quick read. I was engaged and truly enjoyed every page. Loved it!
A super sweet romance that discusses the age old battle of movies (are movies from the 80s better than the 90s – the answer is yes). OK so that’s not the point of the story, but I wanted to weigh in on the debate…
This story is told in dual POV with banter and well defined characters. The story moves at a great pace and kept me engaged from beginning to end.
This is a wonderful tale that I will be recommending to an older friends’ bookclub.
Review by @mauraharper
Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L. Allen as fun sweet read that had me hooked.
This book was a perfect slow lazy summer read that was relaxing, entertaining and funny. It was well written, detail and has this nice cheesy tone that you can’t help but get it pulled into.
I liked that it was told in dual POV, so we got the funess from both sides. That added such a nice element that I couldn’t even pick a favourite POV. Both MC’s are strong and well developed. I loved their interactions and banter. It was natural, engaging, and it had this nice realistic growth that you couldn’t help but smile at. This book really got me in the warm and fuzzy feels. On a whole this read has many familiar elements as any romcom, but also has this freshness that hooks you and blows the normal cliché’s out of the water.
Overall this book is worth your time, energy and feels. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that this book will put a smile on your face, and leave you wanting more.
-Review by @eawalsh
This book is perfect! The title not only fits each main Character but it fits them together. They are Simply Irresistible! Each their love of 80’s/90’s movies and music that sparks more than One heated debate. I have so many highlighted passages it’s crazy! Here is one example:
Tyler is trying to date Melanie exclusive and he says this
“Wanna feel my shirt? It’s made of boyfriend material 🙂 “
ha ha ha I chuckled at this so hard. This is just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many more cute passages either said by Tyler or Melanie. I don’t even want to mention what they say when texting each other. Again..so many highlighted passages.
This is a first time author for me. I loved her creative ideas in this book. The story flowed so easily and i was quickly turning pages to see what was going to be said next. The characters were fun and wildly imaginative. Even the secondary characters were flirty and heartwarming. This is a wonderful feel good story that had me smiling and chuckling while reading. It will be a great re-read for when I want that sweet romance.
Such a cute book with loveable, quirky characters. I adore Tyler and Melanie. I would definitely visit the other characters in their own stories. Quick and Easy to read. As a 30-something, I loved all the references to the pop culture of my youth. Perfect light reading for a lazy afternoon. Solid work. Three stars.
Simply Irresistible: A Totally Sweet Love Story by Jennifer L. Allen
I really loved this book! Two closet decade loving “nerds” meet and it all goes from there.
I will say it read pretty fast and that was a sign of a great book.
I loved how similar yet different these two were and how well they just meshed.
Melanie, loved her. We’ve all been too nervous in certain situations but going to your boss with something so near and dear to her heart, I loved how that played out.
And don’t forget Tyler, and his jerk of a boss.
This is a must read, I really enjoyed this and got some laughs too.