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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (December 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380790076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380790074
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #688,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this saucy romance, charm-school graduate Georgeanne Howard has only two real talents: cooking and talking. Her Mae West-like body, though, is what attracts Virgil Duffy, a man old enough to be her grandfather but richer than Croesus. But when it comes time to actually marry Duffy, Georgeanne just can't go though with it. She makes her escape with bad boy John Kowalsky, the star hockey player for the team that Duffy owns. John has no idea that the gorgeous babe he is about to have a one-night stand with happens to be his boss's bride-to-be. It's not an auspicious start for a romance, but romance Georgeanne he does. Seven years later, Kowalsky discovers that their one night of unforgettable passion produced an incorrigible little girl who is even wilder than her parents--and Georgeanne is even more beautiful than he remembered.

About the Author

Rachel Gibson lives in Idaho with her husband, three kids, two cats, and a dog of mysterious origin. She began her fiction career at age sixteen, when she ran her car into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper, and drove to a parking lot, where she strategically scattered the car’s broken glass all about. She told her parents she’d been the victim of a hit-and-run, and they believed her. She’s been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.


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With the publication of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Gibson's first book, readers discovered one of contemporary romance's freshest voices. Four of her novels were named among the Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year by Romance Writers of America.

Rachel's storytelling career began at the age of sixteen when she ran her Chevy Vega into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper and broken glass from the ground, and drove to her high school parking lot. With the help of her friend, she strategically scattered the broken pieces and told her parents she'd been the victim of a hit and run. They believed her, and she's been telling stories ever since.

When not writing, Rachel can be found boating on Payette Lake with Mr. Gibson, shopping for shoes, or forcing her love on an ungrateful cat.

Customer Reviews

Great read and I could not put the book down.
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I love contemporary romance for the great stories, the wonderful characters, the humor and the fun and sexy storylines.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Shannon on July 15, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I must have read this book at least 5 times already! I always come back to it when I want a good comic, steamy, and touching story. Geaorgeanne and John are so good together. John, a professional hockey player, is the sexiest male lead character I've ever read about!
When John meets Georgeanne, they spend one incredible night together and Georgeanne has given her heart to John. John's life is a mess and he has no intention of furthering the one night he spends with the Georgeanne. He dumps her off at the airport the morning after and never looks back.
Georgeanne is heartbroken with no real home to go to, no job, and not much education, but she finds that she has the courage and strength to pull it all together.
Now it's seven years later and Georgeanne is a co-owner in a successful catering business that is catering a fundraiser that John is attending. He is dumbstruck when he sees her across the room.
And from this point on, I gaurantee you wont be able to put this book down!
You'll also fall in love with Mae and Hugh. Mae is Georgeannes best friend and co business owner, and Hugh is John's team mate on the hockey team he plays on. The dialog between them had me cracking up!
This book deals with more than just romance. It talks about Georgeanne's learning problems, and John's first wifes suicide and what it takes for people to rise above their insecurities and mistakes.
You may read a lot of reviews that promise that this book or that book was the best they ever read. I give you my solemn word that this is absolutely the best book I've ever read. I cant wait until Rachel Gibson comes up with another sweet, sexy, and comical book to read. Also, dont miss SIMPLY, MADLY YOURS. It is an awesome book too.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By baltimore0502 on April 23, 2003
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I've read two Rachel Gibson books - first her most recent "See Jane Score" (loved it!) and now her very first book "Simply Irresitible" - both stories of hockey jocks tamed by the right woman. The reviews for this book are definitely mixed, so you have to understand from the start that neither John nor Georgie are perfect and there will be times you will dislike both of them. This was not a problem for me as I found it realistic, but I have to agree that how the love develops between these two is not well drawn.
Georgeanne Howard is a girly girl (ugh!) whose childhood leaves her feeling that her only assets are her looks, charm and cooking skills in that order. She was set to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather for financial security, but bails at the last minute. She begs a ride from John Kowalsky who she discovers is a hockey star who plays for the team her former fiance owns. When John discovers who she is, he wants nothing to do with her as it could ruin his career, but hormones and jocks and girly girls with self-esteem issues being what they are, they wind up in bed. John then displays his ability to be a tremendous jerk by unceremoniously dumping her at the airport the next morning, driving away without a backward glance. Crushed, Georgie finally has to face facts, grow up and take charge of her life and so she does.
Seven years later, she is a partner in a successful catering business and runs into John at an event she is working. Stunned, scared and desperate to get away from him, she drops her checkbook on her way out the door. When he shows up at her house to drop it off, he discovers to his shock that their night together resulted in an adorable, incorrigible, irrepressible six year old girl!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 1998
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"Simply Irresistable" by Rachel Gibson, is, quite simply, irresistable. Reminiscent of Susan Elizabeth Phillips' "It Had To Be You", this book is filled with warmth, humor, and marvelous characters. Southern-belle extraordinaire Georgeanne Howard has just left her extremely wealthy and much, much older fiance' at the altar. Skilled at charm and flirtation, but not much else, Georgeanne hitches a ride with John "The Wall" Kowalsky, an up-and-coming hockey player. John recognizes a high-maintenance woman when he sees one. He is definitely not interested, especially when he learns the beauty in the shrink-wrapped wedding dress is his team's owner's runaway bride. John, however, cannot resist Georgeanne's charms for long, and they share one unbelieveable night. But come morning, John puts Georgeanne on a plane back home. His career is just taking off and he is not ready to settle down, especially with a helpless, useless bimbo. Georgeanne, on the other hand, has other ideas. She has no desire to return home, but has no resources to stay. Searching the want ads, Georgeanne applies for a chef's position at a faltering catering firm. Seven years later, John spots Georgeanne at an extravagant benefit dinner. John is now a high-profile hockey star and Georgeanne is co-owner of a successful catering business. John also learns he and Georgeanne have a daughter, a result of their one night together. Determined to be a part of his daughter's life, John tries to convince Georgeanne to accept him back into hers.
The ensuing courtship is hilarious and touching. John and Georgeanne's daughter is the most realistic and charming child character I have ever encountered. The secondary characters in this book are wonderful. This is a laugh-out-loud story, a story to be shared with friends. I can hardly wait for Rachel Gibson's next book.
Nina M.
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