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Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce
Art conservationist Callie is reluctant to take on the project of restoring Jack Walker’s ancestral painting, until she loses her job at an art gallery and she is left with little choice. Jack is handsome and extremely wealthy and, despite being engaged to another woman, he can’t help his growing attraction to Callie. Callie knows what kind of man Jack is and is determined to keep her distance from the notorious womaniser. But with her rent and bills due and no other form of income, she is forced to accept the project. As Callie works on the painting, her fears are confirmed as the tension increases between the pair.
I wasn’t sure what to make of An Irresistible Bachelor. It’s a well-written romance, but I found it difficult to really connect with the characters, Jack in particular. I didn’t take to Jack to begin with, which creates a problem when he’s the hero of the novel. Jack is engaged to Blair, even though he doesn’t love her (and she knows this and is apparently fine with the set up). Whether Jack loves Blair or not, he has committed to her and their relationship and yet pursues Callie, which made it difficult to warm to him. Because of this, I wasn’t rooting for Jack and Callie as a couple and therefore didn’t enjoy the book as much as I would have liked.