Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Yours To Keep By Shannon Stacey

Yours to Keep (Kowalski Family #3)

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Emma Shaw needs a husband, and fast! Not because she's interested in romance—after all, she's too busy with her landscaping company—but because Grandma Shaw is coming to town, and she will have nonstop questions about Emma's (stagnant) love life.

Sean Kowalski no sooner leaves the army than he's recruited by Emma to be her fake fiance. Sean doesn't like the deception, but he can't help his attraction to the feisty brunette. A little pretend kissing won't hurt anyone—especially when there's no chance he'll fall for a woman with deep roots in a town he's not planning to call home. But when fake, innocent kisses lead to very real, explosive sparks, Emma and Sean discover that their big ruse might just lead to happily-ever-after….


Another great addition to the Kowalski series, these books have become like some kind of drug to me, I cannot get enough. I love the humour in these reads and this installment was no different, the “magic penis” comments had me giggling on many occasions. It was also great to get snippets from the lives of the couples from previous books and how their lives are progressing.

I really enjoyed reading about Emma’s grandmother, Cat. She was a crafty woman and she caught on right away to something fishy going on between Sean and Emma, teaming up with Sean’s Aunt Mary to try and get the pair to see how perfect they are for each other was brilliant. Not to mention Aunt Mary was a bit of a character herself, I could help but laugh when she knocked Sean on the head with her spoon and it was very sweet to see Cat find a new unexpected love throughout the read as well.

Emma was a riot and rather quirky; her sarcastic lines created some very memorable scenes. I wasn’t sure whether I would like Sean so I was a little hesitant when I started the read, but my hesitation was unwarranted; he was everything I had hoped he would be as a Kowalski. I loved the little sticky notes he would put on Emma’s mirror and it was heartbreaking when he left the blank one.

This was almost a five star book for me but it just was missing a little bit of something that I can’t quite put my finger on, however this is definitely deserving of a high four and a half star rating. If you are looking for a new romance series that is as enjoyable to read as it is enthralling, then this may just be a series for you.
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Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) said...

Great review hon. These usually aren't my kind of read, but if you say it is good, I will give it a go. This sounds like a fun read. I love that there is humor in it, that is a plus. And the characters sound great and memorable. Thank yo so much for sharing hon :)

Jet said...

Thanks so much :)
Contemporary romances can be a bit of a gamble sometimes, but this is definitely one of the good series out there. I needed a break from the paranormal and I found the Kowalski seris to be refreshing. The characters were memorable in this, as is the seris itself, it has some great lines in the books that made me smile on many occasions.

I appreciate you stopping by and commenting, always great to hear from you :)