IRRESISTIBLE…AGAIN by Ann Jacobs
Irresistible…Again by Ann Jacobs
Reviewed by Vanessa
Fifteen years ago, Sean Connell made a drunken mistaken. Once the die was cast, Sean had to fulfill his obligations and break the heart of his young love, Marilee “Merrie” Harris. He walked away from her and never thought to see her again.
Marilee was heartbroken that Sean could betray her the way that he did and with her worst enemy! Still spinning-out from the consequences of that severed relationship, Merrie strove to succeed in many avenues in her life. She even managed to somewhat move on with another man, yet once again she was faced with hardships that life seems to bring along every once in a while.
Now Sean and Marilee have been brought back to face some memories from their past. Can he convince her that he is truly sorry for what he had done to her years ago, or will she let him feel a bit of what he had dealt to her in the past?
Irresistible…Again was a very erotic, quick read. I felt that the premise of Irresistible…Again deserved a longer story to delve deeper into the emotions that were displayed because of an erroneous choice that was made. In the prologue, Sean managed to set some of the blame at Merrie’s feet, but whether he still blamed her or not wasn’t even addressed. I just didn’t seem to really feel that Sean nor Merrie were completely fleshed out, and perhaps that is a fallacy with a quickie story such as Irresistible…Again is.
Irresistible…Again stated that Sean had kept tabs on Merrie’s life over the intervening years, but there was no reasonable explanation as to why he never attempted to contact her before they met-up. Merrie seems to get a little emotional in one scene in Irresistible…Again, but I can’t figure out why. Their making-up occurred off pages and I felt gipped because of that. Irresistible…Again moved way too quickly with the relationship between Merrie and Sean, and then with his jumping the gun with his daughter in regards to Merrie. Merrie’s thoughts of trusting Sean more than she did her deceased husband was a little too cliché for me as well. Heck, just the fact that Sean did what he did didn’t make a lot of sense to me in the end either. I could not understand why water was flowing through the “suit”, and I wondered why Sean would be doing that to begin with.
Irresistible…Again left me feeling very disconnected from the story. Irresistible…Again sounded great from the blurb. It seemed to promise more of an emotional wallop, but I felt terribly let down in the end. Perhaps a lot of my problems with Irresistible…Again can be traced to the fact that this was a quickie read. In order to fully flesh out the emotions that this storyline would need to invoke, Irresistible…Again needed a longer venue.