New Zealand newspaper columnist Kate Brogan doesn't find playboy businessman Jordan King's antics amusing, so she slams him in her column. Unfortunately, the bad publicity just may hurt the children's charity that Jordan and his partners fund. To change her mind about him, Jordan invites her on a five-day canoeing trip he's taking with his nephew and a friend's child. Mr. Irresistible (3), by Karina Bliss, is a pleasant book. Although the plot is predictable, Bliss's dialogue is sharp.