“Sexy, heartfelt–did I mention sexy? With the perfect touch of the forbidden, Melanie Harlow has outdone herself with single dad Mack and Frannie’s story!”
— Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
Irresistible, an all-new fun and swoony standalone from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is available now!
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.
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I was holding my breath.
I wasn’t even sure why, but it was something about the way Mack was looking at me. And the tension in his body—the taut muscles in his neck. The grip of his fingers on the edge of the counter. The set of his jaw. It gave the impression of restraint. Like he was holding himself back.
Something unfamiliar hummed in the air between us. I could feel it—he wanted me the way I wanted him.
No wonder I couldn’t breathe.
Then he cleared his throat and turned away from me, cutting off the current. “Sure. Everybody needs to make mistakes now and then.”
I’d forgotten I’d even asked the question.
He turned the sink on, rinsed his dishes, and placed them in the dishwasher. I stood there staring at his muscular back, at the width of his shoulders, at the snug fit of his jeans on his butt. If I were his and he were mine, I’d go over and wrap my arms around his waist, press my cheek to his back. Then he’d turn around, winding his arms around me. He’d lower his lips to mine, and—
“I should get you home,” he said, interrupting my fantasy. “Want to grab your coat?”
“Sure.” But I didn’t really want to leave. I wanted to stay in this warm, chaotic house with him and the girls. Pretend I belonged here. Pretend I belonged to him.
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.
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Irresistible was a cute and sexy story, romantic, and filled with poignant moments.
Declan « Mack » MacAllister is a single dad with three adorable girls, struggling being both parental figures, between ballet classes, braiding his daughters’ hair, trying not it to mess up too much. Life was hard, a bit overwhelmed but never changing it for anything in the world. This family was just terribly endearing, so swoony, showing how hard it was to be alone, to give his best for them, no matter how tough it could be. Maybe to loosen up sometimes and having someone who would take care of you, to rely on when needed.
Frannie was definitely more than the part-time nanny. She was the light to Mach’s broodiness. A breath of fresh air who brought him so much happiness. Someone who fitted so easily to his life, patient and caring with the girls. Never acting on his strong attraction to him, lusting a bit from a afar, until one night changed everything, adding more mess in both lives. The only thing she wanted was to be loved as she deserved to be, a romantic at heart.
But how to make it work when you have a man who seemed to be sure of his fate, closed off to relationship? That was a challenge Frannie would make but it was maybe a losing battle…
I adored the dynamic between Mack and his girls, who might drive him insane at times, but being sometimes the ones to help him see clearly when he wasn’t thinking straight. They were so insanely cute and sweet, bringing joy and laughter in this crazy journey. I enjoyed the chemistry between Mack and Frannie, passionate and smoking hot, tender and sweet. I liked it a lot!
It was effortless to fall in love with this tribe. Swoon, swoon, swoon!