I received a copy of Yours to Keep from Netgalley.com for my honest opinion and review.
Let me start by saying this is the first time i have read anything by author Shannon Stacey. I wasn't sure what to expect but i really like the blurb on netgalley and wanted to read it. I enjoy contemporary romance especially if it has plenty of humor in it. Yours to Keep has that in spades. I did alot of laughing out loud and was reading lines from the book to my husband. I don't think you have to read the book to get the humor in some of the dialogue so i didn't feel bad reading parts to him even though he had no idea what the story was really about. When a book is that good you just want to share it with anyone who'll listen to you. Trust me i will be talking about this book often for a while. Here's the blurb.
Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey June 6th 2011
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…
I have to admit i started laughing in the first chapter and continued to either laugh or smile throughout. Let me give you a line or two from the book. Emma has just served up her best dish Chicken divine which has broccoli. Sean hates broccoli but can't let Emma's grandma Cat know this. Here are the lines. "Suck it up soldier. The broccoli's tree trunk or stalk or whatever people called it squeaked between his teeth, a little undercooked. Or maybe it was supposed to feel like that. Either way he didn't like it, so he swallowed as fast as he could. Then dug up another forkful and did it again". lol. I loved all the characters. Sean has alot of family and they love to torture him just a little throughout the whole ordeal. This is the third book in the Kowalski series but i didn't feel i missed alot reading it out of order. I will be checking out the first two soon as i can though. The only drawback to this book and series is they are only available as ebooks right now BUT i found out by asking the author that they will be released in mass market paperback beginning January 2012 from Harlequin wherever Harlequin is sold. Want to find out more about Shannon Stacey and how about reading the first chapter? You can go to her website by clicking here www.shannonstacey.com . I give Yours to Keep by author Shannon Stacey 5 out 5 Modokker Book Pick stars.