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One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele's is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments, just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrOne week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele's is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments, just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrying again, it sounds ideal. Taylor wants a baby, not a relationship. And sexy, intelligent Dominic seems like a man with perfect genes. Turns out, Dominic has perfect everything. Their "procreation vacation" is a whirlwind of sensual ecstasy. But when it's over, will either of them be able to say goodbye? "...

Title : Irresistible Forces
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ISBN : 9780373860647
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Number of Pages : 249 Pages
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Irresistible Forces Reviews

  • Lisa
    2019-05-03 17:49

    I read this book because it was a free Kindle download. I know the romance genre is sometimes a little dramatic, but this was ridiculous. Nothing was even remotely real. The characters were beautiful, rich, successful and incredibly talented in bed--the man so much so, in fact, that he made the woman PASS OUT during sex. Wow. The premise was also silly. The woman decides she wants to have a child and raise it on her own, so instead of going to a sperm bank, she picks a man she knows and spends a week in a luxury baby-making resort with him. Of course they fall in love and live happily ever after, although I'm sure she doesn't remember large parts of it because she's so busy passing out. Puh-leeze!

  • Kiki
    2019-05-18 15:35

    For a change heroine decides to use hero to get pregnant! Poor guy was tortured throughout the whole book thinking he was used as a prized stud. Even though he kept stubbornly declaring he doesn't want marriage pour guy was devastated when heroine agreed! LMFAO!

  • Elke
    2019-04-30 12:51

    I should stop reading these kind of books for a while because they are annoying the **** out of me. This book, the story and its main characters annoyed me numerous times, and I should have stopped reading it after the first chapter, but I really wanted to give this book a chance. I guess I should stick with my original idea in the future.What bothered me the most? Taylor has a killer body but no friends (or none that are ever mentioned, in contrast to Nick who has a lifelong best friend), she has no depth and her and Nick don't seem to be able to have a conversation about anything else than 'owww Nick, I'm coming', she wants a baby and looks for a father with great characteristics (wealth and looks, as if a nice looking, rich guy will guarantee a nice looking baby - isn't a healthy baby more important?), Taylor wants to be a single mother while running a successfull company, what is she, superwoman?!, the author gives the impression that getting pregnant is very easy (for some it is, for others it isn't) and that getting it on for 3 hours is common. I still wonder if Nick is secretly a viagra addict... Anyway, I was bored out of my mind after reading this and I concluded I needed a change, so i've started 'the knife of never letting go'. let's hope that's a read I'll remember and can recommend to everyone :)

  • Marq(ReadingRomanceinColor)
    2019-05-11 17:47

    Irresistible Forces" is the first novel I've read by Brenda Jackson. She's an African-American author whose characters are AA. There aren't that many AA authors who write romance novels where the main characters are non-white. I was shocked that I hadn't discovered Brenda Jackson's books before. Taylor Steele is a 25 year old sucessful financial advisor. She has everything she wants in life except for one thing - a baby. She decides that the perfect "father" for her baby would be business associate Dominic Saxon. She approaches him with a business proposal that he can't refuse. I found the premise of this novel hard to believe. What 25 year-old successful, single woman wants a baby without a husband? And have her two sisters be completely okay with that decision? Both Taylor and Dominic are described as being extremely attractive people yet I felt no chemistry between the two. The book was full of sex but the sex scenes fell flat. I couldn't clearly picture what Dominic looked like or get a feel of his sexual appeal. Whenever there was a scene with him and Taylor kissing, he always led with his tongue. Eww! There's nothing less appealing than a man who immediately pushes his tongue down your throat! I found the dialog to be cheesy and sometimes antiquated. For example, the first time Dominic and Taylor have sex, Taylor has just climaxed and Dominic is on the verge of climaxing when he says: "And now I give you my baby." I know this is a romance novel and cheese is sometimes a part of the writing but really? There were several times I rolled my eyes during the dialogue and skimmed through many of the sex scenes. The main characters spent a week on a island to do nothing but have sex and get pregnant and I found that boring. Although I didn't like this book, it hasn't deterred me from checking out Brenda Jackson's other novels.

  • Jill
    2019-05-22 20:35

    This book is terrible! The premise was interesting, but honestly, the main character needs to be older than 25 for us to believe she's as uber-successful as we are repeatedly told and that she needs to find someone to get her pregnant because she's not married. It's ridiculous. What's also ridiculous is that Dominic has sworn never to marry again at the tender age of 34 because his wife died 4 years earlier--however, he also mentions that he never really loved her in the way that his parents were in love. What?! To me, those two things don't jive. Also, the whole idea that she will for sure get pregnant the first week of trying is a little far-fetched, although I could overlook that. What I couldn't, however, is that they kept talking (or thinking) about it like it's some kind of turn on. As somebody who had to try for 6 months to get pregnant, baby-making sex is not sexy, so maybe that's my own issue, but still, it seemed way over the top. This review is already too long for a terrible novella that in turn bored me and made me roll my eyes. Sex scenes were not good, either. Skip it!

  • D.G.
    2019-04-30 12:28

    **2.5 stars**Under normal circumstances this silly plot would have annoyed the hell out of me but I was in the mood for a simplistic and hot romance and this one delivered. There's a lot of info dumping and cliches galore so at first I thought this had been a debut novel but a few chapters in, like a million cousins and sisters were mentioned with a rehashing of their HEAs, so I figured this must be part of a series.No way I'm reading this author again but at the price I got this book (free), it wasn't too bad.

  • Zee
    2019-05-17 13:37

    I was satisfied at every turn of the page. Taylor Steele is no ordinary woman. She is an intelligent Wealth and Asset Manager who wants nothing more than a baby, sans the husband!Taylor is the epitome of fearless. I mean, how else can you describe a woman who proposes a "procreation vacation" to Dominic Saxon, a big time financial tycoon (She even hands him a brochure!)? She is nothing but true to herself when she lays her cards out on the table up front and tells Dominic that all she wants from him is a baby and not a relationship. Taylor doesn't mind if he wants to be involved financially, but makes it crystal clear that she is more than capable of covering the entire financial load. And when Dominic takes her up on her procreation vacation offer, Taylor definitely goes after what she wants with intense passion and determination. The chapter where Dominic and Taylor go sailing together will forever be etched in my mind and still serves as a benchmark for my future romance reads.This is a hot read and I absolutely recommend it!

  • Hrimcealde
    2019-05-21 18:31

    this is probably the worse book i've ever read. If I could give it negative stars, I would. Horrible dialogue, no plot, flat characters, etc. Usually I don't regret the time I spent in reading a book, but I would actually like to have this time back. It's good, I guess, that it was a free download for Kindle, so I didn't lose any money...just my time and some self-respect.

  • Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
    2019-05-15 18:31

    Once there was a woman named Taylor Steel who wanted to get pregnant with a man named Dominic Saxon. Taylor wanted Dominic to be the father of her baby since he had pretty good genes and yes, that body! It was supposed to be a "no-strings attached" relationship, and Dominic was just as happy to oblige. Taylor came up with a plan to have a baby--supposedly the only thing that's missing in her life. And she already knew she wanted Dominic to be involved, so she proposed a getaway for the two of them, and have some fun.The whole premise is over the top -- basically sums up to how to get two people into bed in the least amount of time possible, and then keep them there. Yes, there is a lot of sex involved, steamy, erotic and pretty graphic, just what you would really expect in a honeymoon escapade, with all the forces be. Taylor and Dominic's relationship is so dynamic and stimulating, the reader would have no choice but to pause and stay hydrated. Seriously.You must understand though.. When I first read this eight years ago, I wasn't really into erotica genre. The most explicit I had read at that time was one of Maya Banks' earliest releases. So this one by Brenda Jackson was really raunchy!3.5 stars

  • Amy
    2019-04-30 18:52

    I've been on a Hot Romance Novel tear of late. I think I need a Harlan Coben mystery or something to break the trend.I actually read Irresistible Forces, by Brenda Jackson, about a month or so ago. It is nothing if not an extremely Hot Romance Novel.Taylor Steele (gotta love that name) is a successful professional woman who has decided that her career is not all she wants in her life. She wants a baby. And in typical take-charge fashion, she knows who she wants to father her baby: Dominic Saxon (another great Hot Romance Novel name). Dominic is rich, powerful and gorgeous, and he doesn't appear to need a lot of convincing. Is it that he wants to make a baby with Taylor, or is it that he wants a week of - and I quote - "Hot sex. Heated sex. Never-ending Sex."Turns out, he's up for both. And when I say, "Up," I think you know what I mean. Wink wink.Here is a glimpse into Dominic's mind:He knew what she would bring to the bedroom - that was a given. Sitting across from her, inhaling her scent while visions of all the things they would be doing together on that island ran through his mind was playing havoc with certain body parts. She was fully dressed now, but he could see her naked while he made love to her, day in and day out. She was temptation at its finest and the thought that he wouldn't have to resist temptation for an entire week had his body throbbing. Irresistible Forces basically is headboard rocking sex with a little plot thrown in, every now and then. Of course there are obstacles to Taylor and Dominic's True Love (whatever), but when you read this book, you're reading it for the headboard rocking, not the hand wringing. And the sex scenes are good. The rest of it is kind of silly.Read it for the sex.

  • Joya
    2019-05-22 19:56

    I knew what I was getting into when I decided to read this book (cheesy romance novel) but wow! This was laughably BAD. The plot was just plain ridiculous, and the writing... I rolled my eyes so much my head hurt when I was finished and yes I finished because I feel like in order to make a full judgement I had to finish. Horrible. Even for a freebie. I might just charge the author for the time it took for me to read it. I leave you with some of the the most laughable quotes as mentioned by another reviewer: 'His hands are weapons of mass seduction.' And just before sex he says: 'and now i give you my baby.' I just dry heaved a little. smh.

  • Ladyacct
    2019-05-01 18:48

    TOTALLY reading these out of order, but I really enjoy this author's books. My only problem with this one was how quick they came to an agreement - but I suppose you could put that down to sexual chemistry. Also, reading out of order ;-(

  • Kathy
    2019-04-24 17:30

    This looks like a hopeless romantic harlequin-type book, that sometimes you just get in the mood for.....sparked my interest from the start......

  • Lala
    2019-05-05 19:38

    Downloaded this book because it was offered for free on Kindle. I've never read a romance novel before, so I'm not sure if the entire genre is meant to be as cheesy or if it was just this particular book. Despite the cheesiness, though, I finished the entire book and actually found myself looking forward to reading more as I neared the latter portion of it.For it to be a Black romance novel, I expected it to have culturally Black characters. How anyone reading this interprets my statement is fine by me. I know we're not a culturally monolithic group, it's just that I found them lacking even the tiniest hint of ANY style of Black culture. Now, I know Dominic and Taylor are defined as Black due to their parentage, but Dominic's description as a Black Frenchman with green eyes and long hair worn in a ponytail only served as a disconnect for me, personally. I could never quite picture him in my mind. For me, Black men are hands-down THE most physically attractive men on earth (generally speaking, of course) and I would have appreciated a stronger description of a Black man. Sorry, but I pictured Dominic as a mixed-race, but "White-looking" dude instead. Sort of like a Jason Momoa type....fine, but not "Black" fine.Also paused at Taylor's hair described in one scene as silky and her mother being Native American. As a Black woman with mixed features, I'm not suggesting that either of these characters weren't Black enough, just that their descriptions weren't what I expected. There also seemed to be more emphasis on their "other" mixture than there was on their Black heritage, especially with Dominic. Really, besides the author telling us they were Black, I saw nothing else (culturally or physically) to actually suggest that they were and this was a disappointment to my mind's eye.Having never read a romance novel before, I'm not sure if phrases like, "their tongues began mating" are common, but it (and similar phrases) just seemed...well, odd and cheesy to me, and they were repeated multiple times throughout the story. I also found repeatedly mentioning that Taylor was a wealth and asset manager to be overkill. Maybe it's just me, but I actually found such repeated mentions distracting. I can go on and on about things that weren't convincing (such as her only being 25, but wanting to conceive in such an unconventional way. Possible, but unlikely.), but the fact that I read the entire book on my phone's Kindle app means that I must have enjoyed it.I admit that I was drawn into the romance and chemistry between the characters. Jackson did a good job of crafting a unique situation that instantly drew the characters into a physical relationship before a more soulful relationship developed. I found the psychology of their situation fascinating. I also, for the most part, enjoyed the tasteful ways in which the author described the sex scenes between the two. I felt Jackson was vivid enough for us to envision their intimacy, yet classy enough to describe it in terms that were sensual and not vulgar. Though I'd never read a romance novel prior to this, I've read a fair share of mainstream fiction that missed the mark entirely here.Overall, I give the book points for me finishing it (I'm notorious for abandoning stories that don't immediately grab me) and for me actually looking forward to revisiting the story in between reads towards the end. As predictable as it was, I found myself rooting for Dominic and Taylor's growing relationship. I will never admit it outside of this forum, but I may even read a second romance novel someday.

  • Wendy
    2019-05-03 12:51

    Like my other recent DNF, what put me off this one was the writing. All telling, no showing, infodumpy, head-hoppy, heavy-handed, and suffering from "character looks in the mirror and assesses self" syndrome, except without the mirror. For example, we meet the hero, who is surprised to be asked to come to the heroine's office. Let's take a peek inside his head, shall we? "[The heroine:] had been assigned as his financial advisor when she had worked for a bank in Manhattan. From the very beginning, the degree of her intelligence when it came to wealth management, as well as her comprehensive view of his personal portfolio, investment goals and financial objectives had amazed him. He was already a successful businessman but together they created a long-term strategy that was increasing his fortune exponentially.Besides being very knowledgeable on financial affairs, he'd found Taylor to be an extremely beautiful woman. Even now he could recall the desire that had consumed him the first time he'd seen her and because of it, he had concluded the less he saw of his wealth and asset manager the better he was. He had decided that first day that she was definitely a woman worth taking to his bed - he was one who didn't believe in mixing business with pleasure, no matter how enticing the thought or deep the craving. Yet the thought had remained lodged in his mind. He would be the first to admit it had been hard as hell to control the urge to take things further. He was used to beautiful women but there was something about Taylor Steele that caused him to think of hot sex every time he was in the same room with her."This is just one example, and I cite it because it's the point at which I found myself unable to continue reading. And it's on page 10. On my iPhone. On which the pages are all of about twenty lines long. What came before was just as bad, and a glimpse at a few pages further on showed no signs of improvement. Which is too bad, because I was quite looking forward to the story, because it sounded like a lot of fun (hot monkey sex in the south seas and all that).Any portion of the first few pages of this book would work well as a piece to assign to writing students, or grammar students, to correct and improve. But that's not what I read books for, so buh-bye to this one.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-05-24 13:39

    Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsI remember reading this book a very long time ago and I've read it a few times since and what also made me giggle is two highly successful and intelligent people planning to make a baby together without feelings or attachment just for the simple reason they both want a child. Now, that might work if there wasn't any attraction or mutual admiration but in this case they have both for each other in spades. Needless to say things don't work out quite the way either one of them imagined.At 25 Taylor Steele has met her goals and is now ready to be a mother and she knows just the man she wants to father her child, Dominic Saxon. While he may be a client of her wealth and assets company Taylor feels that they will be able to treat their relationship as a business decision and give them both what they desire...a child. I enjoyed watching Taylor convince Dominic to spend a week on an island designed for procreation and them enjoying each other fully during their time together. There was no doubting their attraction for one another or the fact they very much enjoyed spending time making sure Taylor got pregnant and while you'd think that would lessen the sexiness factor it didn't at all.Things change when they return to their respective cities and lives, and it takes some words of wisdom from the people in their lives and a knock upside the head or two for them to both realize they created much more than a child during their time together.From beginning to end Brenda Jackson's Irresistible Forces is intriguing, sexy and completely enjoyable.

  • Urs
    2019-05-04 15:48

    This was the third book that I read of the 16 free books from Harlequin. As of this writing, these books are still available at http://harlequincelebrates.com.I have read several of the Westmoreland Series books by Brenda Jackson, mainly because my budget draws me to cheap and free books. I was able to score a bundle of her books for very cheap on http://www.ereader.com/ a few years ago, and I was moderately pleased with them.However, this book is in no way up to par with Brenda Jackson's other books. The story, which centers around the main character who enlists a client to help her have a baby with no strings attached, is a bit difficult to believe. To achieve her goal, the main character, Taylor, invites her client, Dominic to a resort designed specifically for the purpose of conceiving. The attraction between the characters starts off as strictly physical, which I guess was the initial intent. However, the chemistry never really finds its way into the relationship, even when it is finally necessary. Not only was the storyline itself a disappointment, but the writing did not seem to be up to par either.If you do not mind a lesser quality free read, then this may still work for you, but, otherwise, I would have to say just pass on this one and read one of her other books.

  • Samantha March
    2019-05-07 20:27

    Taylor Steele, a professional wealth and assets manager, knows she wants to have a baby. She just doesn’t want a husband. She also doesn’t want to take the adoption route, or be artificially inseminated. But who could she convince to help her conceive the natural way, with no strings attached? Taylor knows the only man that would make her plan work would be Dominic Saxon, one of her millionaire clients. Dominic is single, wealthy, and gorgeous. Taylor convinces him to go on a “procreation vacation” with her, to resort whose purpose is to help couples make babies. But while there, Taylor and Dominic start to wonder if this will truly be a no strings attached plan, or if something more is brewing between the sheets. I don’t often read straight romance books, but I decided to take a chance on Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson. I really couldn’t get into it. The plot just seemed too absurd, and it was predictable from the beginning. Both Taylor and Dominic seem to have feelings from each other before the baby plans, yet try to do something with no strings attached? We can all see how this will end. No excitement or mystery was there. The middle of the book completely falls away from any plot or real dialogue, and is basically just Taylor and Dominic having sex. When there is dialogue, it sounds so unrealistic that I couldn’t really buy it. This was a shorter book, but missed the mark for me.

  • Shanae
    2019-05-11 15:32

    This novel was not poorly written and the characters were not shallow. However, the storyline was ridiculous and quite unrealistic. The story of a beautiful, intelligent, and highly successful 25-year old young woman who comes from a wealthy family desires a baby with no strings attached? That does not make any sense. Additionally, the portrayal of beauty and romance in this novel was completely Eurocentric. Moreover, I was a bit bored with the sex scenes - Jackson definitely overdid it. Chapter after chapter of "mind-blowing" sex can get boring after a while when the characters are Taylor Steele and Dominic Saxon. This is my first romance novel and it really doesn't make me want to get another novel from this genre, however, other reviews indicate that this is not Jackson's best work, so I may give her novels another try in the near future. "Irresistible Forces" is too predictable for me.

  • Shelley
    2019-05-13 13:30

    Seriously, this is the book Harlequin chose to be free to represent this line? I was looking forward to trying a Kimani book, and may have actually had the patience to slog through it if the lead character hadn't been 25 years old. 35 and I could have bought that she was running a multimillion dollar business that she started herself after dropping out of college and that she was so desperate for a child that she would proposition her main client and ask him to spend a week with her in paradise having tons of sex to conceive said child that he would have no part in raising. (This is not a spoiler...you learn this within the first ten pages.) But no. Ugh.

  • Rachel Thompson
    2019-05-01 16:56

    Taylor comes up with a plan to have a baby--supposedly the only thing that's missing in her life. And she already knows she wants Dominic to be the father, so she proposes a getaway for the two of them, specifically to make a baby. The whole premise is over the top--basically how can I get these two people into bed in the least amount of time possible, and then keep them there. Yes, there is a lot of sex in this book. So much so, that I swear the main characters must be superhuman. The physical impossibilities of it are astounding. I also got sick of hearing how perfect the two main characters are: both beautiful, rich, successful. Apparently not a single flaw on either one of them.

  • Norma
    2019-04-29 17:39

    well at least it was a freebie.Silly story about a beautiful, rich woman who wants to have a baby with a gorgeous, rich man. They go to an island and have unbelievably hot, perfect sex, a baby is conceived (and they both it's conceived like the FIRST time they have sex). Likely the baby will be perfect too. Obviously they both fall madly in love with each other and plan to live fabulously happily ever after...Yawn. At least one fault or something would have been nice.

  • LaFleurBleue
    2019-05-07 16:42

    There were so many things irritating and stupid in that book that I faced soon the question of whether I stopped there immediately or went on my reading, trying to guess all the additional cliches that might be added on to make the whole even less realistic than it already was.I chose that option feeling lazy at the time to try to find another book and feeling there was a good potential of future jokesAnd I was not disappointed. It just feels like everything is fake and not even attempting at any semblance of realism on every single pageThe hero's father and grandfather were French, but their family name isn't French and their first names were definitely Italian or Spanish but NEVER EVER used in FranceThe heroine was supposedly 25 years old. Though she behaved and thought like a 35 years old. Her work experience and background was also that of a much older woman and not of someone who had graduated from college a few years before. However fast tracking and bright she might beSupposedly she was a workaholic, but she managed to get free time to spend over with her family (without working there, neither following the news and stock market) and several times to go back home around 4 pm to have 2 hours to spend in the bathroom to get ready to meet her client/target. There never was any example demonstration of the allegation that she indeed was a high achiever and workaholic, so I didn't buy it at all and never believed in her characterAnd then there's the whole "I want a baby" topic. Which frankly is awkward in this day and age and for any reader that might have struggled some time or other with fertility issues. I have not counted and will not list all the blunders that were told on that topic but it seemed that this topic never could be mentioned without an asinine thought or remark from one or the other. Obviously the poor girl never heard that there were ovulation tests available that were easier to use and much more reliable than taking her basal temperature. She also started feeling pregnant from the first moment she had sex with the hero (like 7 times in one single night...), oblivious to so many facts of reproduction. Those 2 also never managed to make an appointment for the pregnancy test and had to call one another at the last minute on the day. Well, if they really knew the ovulation date from the start, then they would have been able to say when to do that test, before even starting having intercourse.Completely idiotic plot and irrealistic charactersWhich is rather a shame because it's not poorly writtenI remembered after that I had previously read another book from that author and not liked it either. So I really need to remember her name and shun even the freebies

  • Stephanie Tracy
    2019-05-22 15:33

    I hesitate to call this a 'romance novel' because there is virtually no genuine romance (and by romance, I mean 'love') at all. At first I thought the premise was interesting. Okay, so a 25 year old woman wants a baby, but no husband. So she asks her super hot client to help her with this task. Cue super hot 34 year old man who just so happens to want a baby and no wife, and off they go to a tropical island paradise for one week, to do the deed. Now, I have to admit that by this point, I was already extremely skeptical. However, I was interested in seeing if there would be any real LOVE story that developed. No. Instead, whenever these two see each other, it's all about their 'sexual chemistry' and their bodily urges. What about love? What about focusing on each others' personalities and redeeming characteristics for... I don't know, maybe a page? There were also several instances when I was dangerously close to stopping mid-read, due to some of the horrible word choices the author used. Honestly, some of the vocabulary - especially Dominic's, was absolutely hilarious in a really bad way. Also, it seemed that this author was more focused on the super steamy plot, rather than being grammatically correct and exercising the use of commas. Overall, a book that is supposed to be an ultra romantic and super sexy fun read turned into a dull, I-am-sick-of-reading-about-sex book for me. Literally, it got to the point that I was skimming the scenes because they were THE SAME. Not to mention over the top. It would have gotten more stars from me if there had been one ounce of convincing romantic feelings. Maybe that's because I care more about feelings and relationship building than reading about people jumping into bed page after page. In any case, I feel like I need to read a Christian novel after that one.

  • Bani M
    2019-05-13 20:49

    A rather short (80 pgs?) freebie for Kindle. In the grand scheme of things this book deserves a 1/5. But to be fair, it really doesn't claim to be more than a fluffy sex romp and doesn't fail in that area. The first half of the book focuses on the characters while the last half is dedicated to their weekend tryst. The worst part of the book by far is the first half- full of info about the main character's friends and associates who never really come into relevance. It was starting to remind me of that so-and-so begat so-and-so part of the Bible. Whether you'll be able to enjoy Irresistible Forces depends on how well you receive how absolutely swell everything is. The main characters are accomplished with foolproof success and happiness in their futures. Their compatibility is sleek and the growth of their relationship proves to be impervious to any disagreements. This is true of most romance novels but it's especially profound here. The only exception (and this is a very subjective exception) is the story surrounding Dominic being a widower. I always dislike that feature in romances since I usually end up feeling badly for the dead wife. It's especially awkward for me here since Dominic ends up being so much happier and more fulfilled with the heroine than he ever was with his adoring deceased wife.

  • Kate
    2019-05-10 12:37

    It became way too obvious to me that this book is part of a series. I hate that. I don't want to be diverted from the story (even a shallow Harlequin series plot) to read all kinds of out-of-place details about other characters and complicated backstory that does nothing for the current plot (or even a secondary plot) but connect the characters of the different books. Aggravating. And there was a lot of repetition and stating of the obvious, as far as the writing in general is concerned. I had to reread some of the sentences to make sure I understood them, they were so convoluted or muddled, and on the other hand, some statements were so ridiculous I laughed out loud. Most of the dialogue was hard to believe. Who the hell speaks that way? Anyway, the premise was a good one and the sex scenes were hot, when they weren't too corny with stereotypical romance novel terminology. I was simultaneously enjoying and being aggravated by this read! This was a free download, so I won't read the others, especially if I have to pay for them.

  • Nia Forrester
    2019-05-01 13:50

    I read a lot of the negative reviews of this book and because of that managed my expectations about what it would be like. But, I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the author intended it to be titillating, fun, engaging and to leave a smile on readers' faces. It did all of those things for me. I gave it four stars for two reasons: the sex scenes were great (and considering there were so many of them, not at all repetitive which is quite a feat, let me tell you) but I think they may have robbed Ms. Jackson of the valuable pages she needed to further develop the non-sexual relationship, the emotional side between Nick and Taylor. The other reason for the four stars is that I found the dialogue a little formal at times; neither of the characters ever used contractions like "You're angry" it was always "You are angry" which was a little distracting at times. But all in all, I felt it was great fun, and I enjoyed it immensely.

  • Heather Faville
    2019-04-26 16:41

    One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele's is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments…just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrying again, it sounds ideal. Taylor wants a baby, not a relationship. And sexy, intelligent Dominic seems like a man with perfect genes. Turns out, Dominic has perfect everything. Their "procreation vacation" is a whirlwind of sensual ecstasy. But when it's over, will either of them be able to say goodbye?Not much to say...this was a predictable romance novel, but it did what I expected it to do. (You can take that statement anyway you want!) The intimate scenes were very tastefully done without getting over graphic, yet still very sensual and sexy.

  • Purple Iris
    2019-04-28 17:49

    1.5I'm always happy to come across a romance with main characters who are Black, but I'm not adding Jackson to my list of go-to romance authors.As other reviewers have pointed out, it is really implausible to have such a young woman swearing off marriage and concoting a scheme to get pregnant. Some back story or reason why would have helped. And how is everyone a multi-millionaire before the age of 30? Where do I sign up? And the idea that a woman could decide to get pregnant, go on an island vacation for a week and get a positive test soon after... Well, if only it were that easy! The whole plot read like it was written like a 12 year old. Stilted dialogue at times, not enough depth to the characters. And what's up with the Frenchman named Ryder?

  • Lara
    2019-05-15 13:40

    I started reading this book since, when I'm in the mood for something frivolous, I usually enjoy this set-up but in the end I was really disappointed of the way this story turned out...first of all: I'm pretty sure (but please come forward and put my mind at ease) I'm not the only one that, while reading this book, often found herself to think "or my sex life is really pitiful or this is a bunch of bulls***!!"and if that wasn't enough one of the main character was a 25 years old woman with a super successful professional life....now I'm (as a 25 years old graduate working for free in an internship) really feeling insecure...