So Irresistible, gives the reader a perfect taste of this quirky and fun Northwest city.
I really enjoyed So Irresistible once I became familiar with the author's pace. Sometimes I wished that there was a bit more sense of the pizzeria that Gabby (Gabriella) is trying to save from the jaws of financial meltdown - while fighting a hidden saboteur.
Who's doing the damage? Is it the number one "fixer," Shane Maresca, who's quite HOT and is Gabby's first one-night-stand as she tries to blow off some tension? Well the heat between them probably melted all that tension away, but Shane is still the guy who's out to secure a purchase of her families pizza chain - at all costs.
Somehow, I never thought that corporate spies would target a mom and pop pizza chain for the families secret of preparing pizza dough and sauce, but in So Irresistible that's a fact.
I enjoyed seeing the heroine grow beyond the resentment of her perceived "betrayal" by leaving her family and their employees high and dry after a disagreement with her father - and how Shane's a positive influence on her. But it's hard to say, even mid-way through the book what will happen. And that's a good thing as those pages keep turning.
Plumley's recipe of mixing romance, some hot and steamy scenes, sabotage, and threats may rival the Sunday sauce, but I still would have loved a recipe for that! This is a fun contemporary romance novel that's a fairly quick read and I think most will enjoy.
From the Publisher
So Irresistible by Lisa Plumley
"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" --Rachel Gibson
A hard-headed, hard-bodied businessman falls for the gorgeous restaurateur he's been hired to ruin in USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley's unforgettable new novel.
Tantalizing. Hot. And mouthwateringly delicious. The pizzas at the Portland restaurant chain Shane Maresca is secretly priming for takeover are all that and more. Unfortunately for him, so is Gabriella Grimani, the business owner's daughter. He had no idea who she was when they had their first X-rated one night stand. Now she's all he can think about. For someone whose career hinges on ruthlessness, that's a slice of disaster.
Tough, take-charge Gabby intends to put her family's restaurants back in the black, and that means no distractions. But somehow Shane keeps getting to the part of her that no one else sees--enticing her to lean on him. To trust him. That could be the biggest mistake Gabby and her business ever made. . .or a recipe for something truly spectacular...