Call Me Irresistible (Hardcover)
William Morrow, 9780061351525, 400pp.
Publication Date: January 18, 2011
The funniest love story of the year, Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips fans have been craving. The beloved New York Times bestselling author returns with a delightfully sassy, sexy, and downright irresistible tale of true love Texas style.
Ted Beaudine, one of Phillips’s most charming characters (the adolescent heartbreaker from her hilarious debut, Fancy Pants, and the new college graduate from Lady Be Good) is now all grown up and in a heap of romantic trouble all his own—in a perfectly marvelous contemporary romance that fans of Emily Giffin, Kristen Hannah, and Elin Hilderbrand will simply adore.
About the Author
Susan Elizabeth Phillips soared onto the New York Times bestseller list with Dream a Little Dream. She’s the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a hiker, gardener, reader, wife, and mother of two grown sons.
Praise For Call Me Irresistible: A Novel…
— Jayne Ann Krentz
...Susan Elizabeth Phillips at her very best. Romantic, funny, sexy, and poignant.... If you’re down or busy or distracted, I have the cure: Call Me Irresistible is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I loved this book.
— Kristin Hannah
Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com
- What made Ted Beaudine so special—so irresistible? What kind of man do you find irresistible? Is it better to be in a long-term relationship with Mr. Irresistible or Mr. Regular Guy?
- What draws Meg and Lucy together? Would you rather have Meg or Lucy as a best friend?
- Are Meg and Ted ultimately a good match? If Lucy and Ted had gone through with their marriage, what might their lives have been like? Which makes the best match—a marriage of opposites or a marriage of similar personalities?
- Most people envy those born to accomplished parents. Is there a dark side to being raised privileged? How did your family’s economic status affect your upbringing?
- Ted Beaudine is Wynette’s hero and great hope, but being so beloved sometimes works against him. Can you identify in any way with the concept of the “burden of the beloved”?
- Ted and Meg see Wynette differently. How would they each describe it? How big an impact does the place where you live have on you—your personality, relationship with others, world outlook?
- At the Fourth of July party, Meg tells Ted she hates the town. He says, “Maybe. But you also like the challenge it’s giving you.” Has the place where you live or lived ever presented a particular challenge to you? Did you overcome it?
- After years of traveling and searching, Meg finally found her passion. What makes her happy? What about Ted? Does everyone have to find his or her passion or is simply living well good enough?
- Meg tells Sunny Skipjack, “Sometimes change is what we need. I guess it lets us look at our lives in a new way.” Do her words reflect your personal experience?