Friday, July 29, 2011

Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey

Sean Kowalski no sooner leaves the army than he's recruited by Emma Shaw to be her fake fiancé. Emma needs to produce a husband-to-be for her grandmother's upcoming visit, and, though Sean doesn't like the deception, he could use the landscaping job Emma's offering while he decides what to do with his civilian life. And, despite his attraction to Emma, there's no chance he'll fall for a woman with deep roots in a town he's not planning to call home.
Emma's not interested in a real relationship either; not with a man whose idea of home is wherever he drops his duffel bag. No matter how amazing his "pretend" kisses are...

Shannon Stacey is a newly discovered author of mine and is quickly becoming a favorite. She is the cousin of my best friend and I love all her books. She is one of the few romance authors that I know of that can captivate her readers from the instant you pick up the book. only problem is she does not have a lot of books published and I am quickly running out of books to read. 
Yours to Keep is the the third book is the Kowalski saga. The first book Exclusively yours, dealt with Sean's cousins' Joe and his ex Keri who thankfully got back together. They were destined for one another in my book . In the second book, Undeniably Yours, Joe's brother Kevin and Beth get together and have a one night stand ending in a baby. The Kowalski's are always having one adventure after another with a barrel of laughs thrown into the mix and Yours to Keep is no exception.

This book had a great story and was a page turner. I just did not want to put the book down and was sad when is came to end . Now just for the wait for the next book. I feel in love with Sean and Emma. She had a few quirks about her. She had a habit of going on a serious cleaning binge when she was worried or stressed. So much as to taking out a tooth brush to clean. I don't know many people who will willingly clean with a tooth brush. Seas is just trying to find himself after being in the Army for so long he is not sure what he wants to do in the meantime. He is shocked to say the least when Emma arrives on the door step telling him He is her fake Fiance and she wants him to live with her while her grandmother visits as she has told her they were engaged . She had told her she was engaged so she would not worry about her taking care of herself and the big house while she was down living in Florida  as she had recently moved down there. 
Sean thinks she has gone off the deep end at first but he agrees in the end. Upon arrival her grandmother knows instantly that they have not been living together or being intimate. People who have been intimate with one another have a way about them and are not jumpy at the slightest touch, which is how Emma reacts to Sean . Her grandmother gets the story from Sean's aunt Mary at welcome barbecue and they plan to make the two fall in love. The plan works and they both love each other without a shadow of a doubt but when it comes time for Sean to leave as was expected Emma does not stop him and they are both hurting. Thankfully they both have sense and get back together with a big push from Sean. 

This book I would highly recommend to anyone even if you are not a big romance reader i think anyone would enjoy it.