Sunday, January 13, 2013
REVIEW: Irresistible by Liz Bankes
I was a bit worried about the rest of the content though. My copy of the book has a 15 warning on the front cover and warns that this book 'contains scenes of a passionate nature.' I was thinking that perhaps the sexytimes within the book would end up taking over the story, but I needn't have worried. Liz Bankes writes some really great and chemistry-filled scenes between her characters, but it is in fitting with the story and is really quite tasteful.
I really liked the characters in Irresistible, especially the main character, Mia, who at the start of the story is being interviewed for a job at the restaurant of a fancy country club nearby. Despite Mia's doubts, she ends up with the job and in a very short space of time she is both attracted to the owner's son, bad boy Jamie Elliot-Fox and is also flirting with the cute and nice Dan, who works in the kitchen. Aside from Mia's romantic problems, I also really enjoyed Mia's complicated relationship with her step-father Jeff and also her friendship with her best friend.
Right from the start, I really liked Dan. I like how uncomplicated this relationship seems to be. There's no games or secrets in Dan's feelings for Mia and they seem to really get along. But I can also understand and sympathise with Mia's growing attraction to Jamie. He's not very nice and he seems to use the people around him for his own entertainment purposes. But oh, the sex appeal he emits! He certainly seems to be 'irresistible' both to Mia and to me as the reader and thankfully throughout the novel we can see some softer sides to him in his relationship with his little sister and also in some of the more private moments that he and Mia share. But we know right from the beginning that Jamie Elliot-Fox is toxic and I really worried what troubles Mia will get into, especially with her emerging friendship with Jamie's girlfriend, Cleo!
Irresistible was a quick read for me, I really flew through the pages wanting to know what happens next. I love the characters and the chemistry between Dan and Mia and Jamie. I look forward to reading what Liz Bankes will bring next!
Irresistible by Liz Bankes is currently available as an e-book and will be published in April by Piccadilly Press as a physical book. Look out for it!