Book Review – Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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When they reached the first tee, Ted came toward her, his hand out, his eyes venomous. “Driver.”

“Since I was sixteen,” she replied. “You?”

Chick lits are great. I forgot why I loved them so much. The number of times I laughed should have been illegal (not). It was hysterical. Susan Elizabeth Phillips sure knows how to write a ‘laugh your socks off” kind of book. She takes the crown for funniest romance of 2019 (so far).

Why should you Call Me Irresistible?

If you’re like me and you’ve been in an awful mood all day and need a pick me up, this is the cure. It had me internally laughing (had to keep it down because, well, dorm life), but know that my internal laughs were loud as heck. Anyway, bad mood = Call Me Irresistible, works perfectly.

It’s Meg’s best friend’s wedding day to the town’s golden boy turned mayor Ted. Lucy has cold feet, so Meg gives her some honest advice which leads to one embarrassing wedding day. Lucy jets out of Wynette, Texas while Meg lands herself in a sticky situation. One where Ted pulls her over in a police car. Curious, aren’t you…

From then on, it’s chapter after chapter where Meg manages to do something, anything really, that spurs the laughter contagion (what am I saying?). Even golf. Who knew you could make golf funny. That has go to be one of the most dry sports out there, no offense to anyone who thinks it’s exciting. To each their own. 

They all turned to look at her. Ted offered up his public Jesus smile, but the fires of hell burned in his eyes. “Meg, if you wouldn’t mind . . .”

“What did I do?”

Mark quickly pulled her aside and explained that letting a couple of golf clubs rattle together during a player’s swing was this big, whoppin’ crime against humanity. Like polluting streambeds and screwing up wetlands didn’t count.

Now, this is not an instant love, nor are there any annoying characters (unless you count that old wad of toilet paper), cheating or unbelievable storylines (maybe just a smidge).

If you’re not a big fan of what I said above, you’re halfway to matching up with Call Me Irresistible. 

So if you’re the type of person who loves slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers with hilarious interactions, then is your bookish soulmate. A plus, you’ll actually see Ted lose his cool and that is not something you see often. It’s rarer than a landing on the moon (yes, that rare).

“A little jealous. You don’t show anyone what you feel. I show everything to everybody.”

“Way too much.”

She couldn’t hold it back. “I just think you could be so much more.”

He gaped at her. “You’re driving a drink cart!”

What are you still doing here?! Go pick up this book and freaking read it already! It’s funnier than those white boy basic tweets (I’ve been sucked into the world of YouTube today, goodbye world).


“This is America. We’re entitled to our opinions.”

“Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts.”

Already read Call Me Irresistible? Want another comical/chick lit romance? Here are two that I think you will enjoy (and you can read my reviews to see if they interest you)!

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang