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Review: Irresistible (Cloverleigh Farms #1) by Melanie Harlow

I’m a full-time single dad to three daughters and CFO at Cloverleigh Farms. I don’t have time to fall in love—I’m too busy trying to run a business, keep the red socks out of the white laundry, and get the damn pillowcases on without owing a dollar to the swear jar.

Sure, Frannie Sawyer is beautiful and sweet, but she’s twenty-seven, the boss’s daughter, and my new part-time nanny—which means she’s completely off-limits. It’s bad enough I can’t stop fantasizing about her, what kind of jerk would I be if I acted on the impulse to kiss her?

(Exactly the kind of jerk you’re thinking.)

Actually, I’m worse than that—because I didn’t stop with a kiss, and now I can’t stay away. She makes me feel like myself again. She reminds me what it’s like to want something just for me. She’s everything I ever needed, but nothing I ever imagined.

I’m a former Marine. I should have had the strength to resist her from the start.

But I didn’t. And now I have to choose between the life I want and the life she deserves.

Even if it means giving her up.


“Because I’ve been fucking miserable all week. Because that night with you was the best I’ve felt in years. Because it doesn’t matter why I should stay away from you—I can’t.”

When I first heard about Irresistible, all I knew was that Melanie Harlow was giving us new words and that I just had to read it. And once I laid eyes on the cover, I swear it was love at first sight. I knew I was going to be a goner and was anxiously counting down the minutes until I had Irresistible in my hands…

Told from dual points of view, Irresistible follows the story of Mack and Frannie. Ever since Mack’s wife left him, he’s been slowly picking up the messy pieces of his life. His life is no longer all about him. He’s three little ones who depend on him and a career to worry about. He’s doing the best that he can, but is far from perfect. If it wasn’t for Frannie, Mack would be totally lost. She is a godsend and is exactly what he needs in his life. The only problem? Aside from being his part-time nanny, she’s his bosses daughter. She should be more than off-limits, but soon she will prove to be too hard to resist. The passion these two share is intense and the kind that is written in the stars. Mack wants nothing more than to have a life with Frannie and soon Mack will have to make a decision. Can he have the life he’s always wanted or will Frannie one day want more than he’s prepared to give?? You’ll just have to pick up Irresistible yourself and see how Frannie and Mack’s story ends….

Irresistible is simply irresistible. Mack and Frannie’s story had me hooked from the moment I started reading their story. I found myself glued to the pages and was dying to see how their story would play out. I was hopelessly addicted.

Mack and Frannie’s story was so frustratingly good with just the right amount of angst and drama that had my heartstrings tugging on overtime. Their story was one of friendship and passion. A story of love and doing the right thing. A story of taking risks and being willing to put your heart on the line no matter the costs.

Frannie was the absolute perfect match for Mack. She was patient and understanding. She knew what she was getting herself into and was prepared for the long haul. She was honest and loving and seriously wiser beyond her years. And then there was Mack. He’s kind of gruff, swears a lot and is in no way perfect. He’s honest about his imperfections and knows that he’s going to screw up. But, you won’t find a more devoted man & father. He just has to find the courage to let go and go after what he wants in life. Together, these two were perfectly matched. The chemistry was instant and undeniable. The push and pull left me begging for more and I wanted nothing more than for these two to have a happily ever after.

Irresistible put my heart through the paces in the best possible ways. I laughed. I swooned. I got frustrated one minute and was breathless the next. My heart was constantly filled with butterflies and I always had a smile on my face. What more could you ask for? Irresistible hit all the marks and I never wanted it to end. I loved getting to fall in love with Mack & Frannie and had a wonderful time getting lost in their love story…

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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