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Friday, July 30, 2010

Mr Irresistible by Julie Kimbrell

Mr. Irresistible by Julie Kimbrell
Publisher: Wild Horse Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (181 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 3.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Kate Simon hasn't met the right man, but she's happy with her life regardless. But one look at Gage Morgan and she wonders if maybe she's missing out on something after all. He makes her heart race, her palms sweat, and leaves her body yearning for his touch. While he may be irresistible, Kate isn't sure he's quite right for her. He manages a bar and rides a Harley. Could he possibly be more different than her? And yet, every time they're apart, she can't wait until the moment she can see him again.

In this, her debut novel, Ms Kimbrell chose her heroine’s name when she was standing in line at the store checkout one day. Her writing is fluent and her scene setting is vivid and enticing. Her enjoyment at writing Mr Irresistible shines through.

There were times when tighter punctuation would have improved this story. Also the writing seems to change from third to first person as in ““That‟s because they like me more,” I teased.” as on page 173. There are also several careless typos that weren't been picked up during the editing process. I docked a half point from my rating for that reason, because it did affect my enjoyment of the story.

Ms Kimbrell’s secondary characters all play integral roles, some supportive, others conflictive, but throughout she creates a strong sense of family. I never quite got why Kate wasn’t prepared to give up her independence as the sense of family seemed so strong and she was surrounded by loving couples, all well portrayed. But Kate is a character you can’t help liking. Gage is just right for Kate, but Ms Kimbrell ensures he has his own baggage to carry and discard before they reach their HEA.