Review: Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Posted January 9, 2012 by Holly in Reviews | 2 Comments

Review: Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsReviewer: Holly
Call Me Irresistible (Wynette, Texas #6) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Series: America's Lady #3, Wynette Texas #6
Published by William Morrow
Publication Date: January 18th 2011
Pages: 385
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three-half-stars

R.S.V.P. to the most riotous wedding of the year . . .

Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States.

Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends.

One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible—Ted Beaudine—the favorite son of Wynette, Texas. The other is not happy about it and is determined to save her friend from a mess of heartache.

But even though Meg knows that breaking up her best friend's wedding is the right thing to do, no one else seems to agree. Faster than Lucy can say "I don't," Meg becomes the most hated woman in town—a town she's stuck in with a dead car, an empty wallet, and a very angry bridegroom. Broke, stranded, and without her famous parents at her back, Meg is sure she can survive on her own wits. What's the worst that can happen? Lose her heart to the one and only Mr. Irresistible? Not likely. Not likely at all.

Meg Koranda is the spoiled daughter of Hollywood’s most darling couple. In a family of overachievers, she’s definitely the black sheep. She’s spent her life wandering the planet, living off her daddy’s money and generally doing nothing. But then her parents cut her off, and she has no idea how to take care of herself. In the midst of this, she travels to small Texas town, Wynette, to see her best friend get married. As soon as she hits town it’s glaringly obvious that Lucy and Ted are all wrong for each other.

And she isn’t the only one having doubts. Lucy isn’t sure she should be marrying Ted, either. So a few words from Meg are all it takes to convince her not to go through with it. Lucy disappears for parts unknown, and Meg is left taking the blame for everything that happened. No one believes it was truly Lucy’s fault, they put the blame squarely on Meg. And wouldn’t you know it, just when she really needs to get out of town, she can’t. She’s dead broke. So much so, she can’t even afford to pay her hotel bill for her time in Wynette.

Now she’s stranded in a town where everyone hates her, without a penny to her name and no one to call for help. But maybe she can make it on her own..if she only she can  manage to stay away from Ted Beaudine. Because despite the fact that he was just engaged to her best friend, she’s crazy attracted to him.

There was a lot about this book that I enjoyed. SEP never fails to engage my emotions or pull me into her stories. I was entertained and exhilarated. But I was also disappointed. A lot about the actions of both main characters didn’t make sense, in context of the story and out of it. Plus, SEP really loves to humiliate her heroines, and that can be frustrating.

As always, SEP has written an engaging tale. Sadly I didn’t love it as much as some of her others.

3.5 out of 5

three-half-stars


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2 responses to “Review: Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

  1. Oh, gosh! I really disliked this book.
    I didn’t like Teddy and I think she went too far with humiliating Meg – you’re right, she does like to humble her heroines quite a lot – because all she really did was stand by her friend.

    I still wanna read Lucy’s story though.

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