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Call Me Irresistible (Wynette, Texas, Bk 6)
Call Me Irresistible - Wynette, Texas, Bk 6 Author:Susan Elizabeth Phillips 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 brea... more »king 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.« less
When Meg comes to Texas for her best friend Lucy's wedding, she meets Lucy's perfect fiancé Ted. Lucy is perfect, Ted is perfect and their relationship seems perfect, but Meg picks up on something that feels wrong. She discusses all this with Lucy the night before the wedding and then on the day of the wedding, Lucy calls it off and runs off. Tthe doubts that Meg confronted her with have been plaguing her for a while. But in Wynette, Texas, Ted is the local hero/God and they all blame Meg for him being left at the altar and for his broken heart.
Circumstances beyond Meg's control leave her stranded and broke in Wynette. While she tries to make enough money to get out of town, the folks of Wynette and Ted himself take pleasure in tormenting the outsider. Their antics and attitudes both frustrated and humored me.
I loved this book. I laughed out loud and shed a few tears. Reading this book was like visiting with old friends you haven't seen in a while, yet feeling like no time has passed. I have been 1/2 in love with Teddy since he was a brilliant and awkward little boy in Fancy Pants and I fell completely in love with the man that little boy has grown into. Catching up with favorite characters from my favorite SEP books was fun and I loved every minute of it. Meg is crazy and quirky and the perfect match for the reliable Ted; Ying and Yang.
I can't wait to read Lucy's story as SEP promises it is in the works. I hope it is as charming as this one was.
If you love SEP books, you won't be disappointed. It's fun to watch the romance evolve between 2 flawed but lovable characters. Bringing back lots of characters from previous novels is an extra treat, especially Ted's parents, Francesca and Dallie Beaudine from Fancy Pants. It stands alone though, if you haven't read Fancy Pants, Lady Be Good, and Glitter Baby. The plot has romance, mystery, and humor while dealing with very current political and economic issues like the economy and environmental waste. Hard to put down from the very beginning, this feel good story is a perfect escapism and has hysterically funny dialogue and great sexual tension. Loved it!!
Elaina T. reviewed Call Me Irresistible (Wynette, Texas, Bk 6) on
Helpful Score: 1
It was nice to catch up with characters from her older books, but it's been so long since I read them that I was out of touch with the characters. I enjoyed the humor, but it seemed like the sizzle was a little less to me.
If you are fan of SEP's stories, you will likely enjoy this one. However, don't expect anything different or unique. It's your standard fair, down and out girl runs out of money, is humiliated over and over, yet uses grit and wits to survive, pretty boy love interest hates her at first, humiliates her as well, learns more about her, then falls in love. She's written essentially the same story several times in the past....but still, if you like that formula, this is a good story.
Many of the characters from former books appeared. I do not read SEP often enough to remember them all or what their stories were, but that was okay, I didn't feel like I need to go and pull out a previous book to follow.
Most of the book is written in Meg first person, and I do wish we'd had more of Teddy through out, but I did truly enjoy the ending.
Standard SEP fare. Enjoyable, but not something I'd every re-read.