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Yours to Keep By Shannon Stacey,

  • Title: Yours to Keep
  • Author: Shannon Stacey
  • ISBN: 9780373776863
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 hEmma 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.
    Yours to Keep 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

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    1. I have the magic penis, so I get the keys, remember Yours to Keep is the third book in the Kowalski Family series and my first taste of Shannon Stacey s writing It turned out to be one of the sweetest, most amusing contemporary romances I ve read in a long time, and I m definitely going to be picking up the first two books in this series And in case you re wondering, reading this one out of order didn t diminish the story at all Although I think it would be a fairly common theme, I don t recall [...]

    2. For the love of all that is batsh t crazy borrowing Sean s phrase , I cannot stress enough of the awesomeness of this book Love it, like it, adore it and L O V V I T have I stressed it enough yet Sean and Emma are adorable people, even though their sense of humor were a bit twisted sometimes Then again, their twistedness was the key element that made the whole story so much fun The sticky notes that Sean liked to leave for Emma were extra cute, loved those.I had a very good time reading this So [...]

    3. DNF 24%I don t knowI use to have a really high tolerance for books but lately that threshold is nonexistent It s like I don t even hesitate to DNF when they fail to captivate me Shit I really hate squandering money and that s all DNFs feel like A huge waste of money.When this wasn t boring the living hell out of me, it was irritating the living fuck out of me Look, I know fake relationships tropes are bound to be a a little OTT but this It just screams ridiculous and even though ridiculous does [...]

    4. Full review posted at Happily Ever After Reads Are you Sean Kowalski Yup I m Emma Shaw your fake fianc e Say what And with that, our hero and heroine meet Such a sweet beginning that set the tone for the whole story Fun, sweet and simply enjoyable.Emma, in an attempt to convince her Grandmother, that she s really ok living by herself, taking care of the home she grew up in and running her own business, tells a little white lie about having a fianc in her life in the hopes that her Gram, Cat, won [...]

    5. This book was wonderful Fully rounded characters and a fun, emotional story Sean and Emma are together for all the wrong reasons, and you want them to stay together for all the right reasons I was invested in this book from the very beginning I highly recommend Yours To Keep This is what romance is supposed to be about.

    6. Because Emma isn t annoying, never bitches about other women, happens to lead a balanced life without a man to open her doors I know, crazy right and because she says that Oh, yes, Sean Kowalski Your amazing kisses have made all rational thought fly out of my besotted brain If only you could fill me with your magic penis, I know we d fall madly in love and live happily ever after Because Sean could be a delicious cookie, according to the Make me swoon receipt To be consumed liberally Grumpy and [...]

    7. I found myself sneaking away whenever I could to read this book, I enjoyed it that much Great, fun contemporary with dialogue that had me smiling all along the way.

    8. 4.5 stars, rounded upAbsolutely adorable Super cute romance, it made me laugh out loud.Shannon Stacey s writing voice is very New Hampshire ish nonsense, straight forward storytelling, but with lots of sweet moments.And I loved that the granny got a sweet romance, too Swoony Grade A I wanted an extra chapter at the end

    9. ATV ing in New Hampshire This is a review of the audiobook I haven t heard Lauren Fortgang narrate before, but I quite like her She has a raspy voice that lends well to the masculine voices, yet she still does a very nice job on the female ones, especially the not so dim witted grandmother, Cat She s certainly a reader I d pick up again, as I liked her tone, pitch and intensity.There is nothing of monumental complexity in this little love story It probably won t cause an epiphany, or change your [...]

    10. Awesome It was melt the heart kind of good Sean and Emma made a great couple The romance felt believable, the heat was just right steamy , and the laughs were frequent A great feel good romance.

    11. 4 1 2 stars I loved mixing it up again with the Kowalski s Just a fun story, with a cute plot, a crazy, sweet h, Emma, and hot Kowalski, Sean Some terrific dialogue, laugh out loud moments, and very sensual My favorite part of the book was the inclusion of the Kowalski s from the previous books The family element just brought so much to the story My only complaintI think it needed an epilogue Especially since we have to wait until September 2012 for Mitch s bookd then we actually get 3 in a row, [...]

    12. Much better than book 2 Thank Goodness Although this one was better, I don t think this series is for me I ve tried 3 books Book 1 decentBook 2 uh uhBook 3 goodBut I m still not really invested I do like the Kowalski s and find them a fun loving family However, this series is missing something that I need What that is I m not sure Maybe it s the style of writing Or the way the plot unfolds I dunno But I think I ll be saying goodbye to the Kowalski s.

    13. I ll refrain from rating this, since I edited it P You can extrapolate what I think of it it s awesome and the best Shannon Stacey book yet.

    14. A light and fun novella ish romance that provides some great laughs 3.5 stars This was a very light and cute romance I had never read anything by Shannon Stacey before, but reading Yours to Keep made me want to check out her backlist and the other books in the Kowalski Family series The thing I loved best was the humor some parts had me laughing out loud and there was one particular scene Newlywed game anyone that made me have to put the book down and focus on remembering to breathe Always great [...]

    15. Woooo Me and this book had a fabulous time together This is the first Shannon Stacey that I ve finished and I absolutely loved the premise and how the plot progressed I didn t find that the family aspect in this book was too overbearing or gag worthy, which is a nice change from a lot of other books.Sure the premise is a bit ridiculous, but it s great that the plot plays out in a way that really highlights how ridiculous of a predicament the characters are in.I Love Love Loved this fun, quick, r [...]

    16. Yours to Keep is the 3rd book in the Kowalski Family series by the very talented Shannon Stacey Though this is my very first book by Ms Stacey, I had no trouble identifying with the fact that she can deliver a fantastic romance, and this one definitely makes it into the list of my favorite reads for 2011 This book is going to follow the I Review format which I introduced earlier and would follow a question and answer format which will hopefully do justice to the wonderful romance this delivered [...]

    17. Love means never having to say you re sorryORE.Love means a magic penis, a pink shirt, and Post its And yes, it is as awesome as it sounds Like, to the point that Shannon Stacey has temporarily ruined other fictional men for me Trust me, after you read this, Exclusively Yours, and Undeniably Yours, you ll have Kowalskis on the brain too Yours to Keep is the 3rd book in the series, and the first one I read Thanks, Sarah It centers on Sean Kowalski and Emma Shaw Sean has just left the Army after 1 [...]

    18. Rating 3.5 Stars Well, here s the thing I don t really like romance novels I was in the mood for something truly light, though, and my foray into Stacey s work has been just as rewarding as I hoped YOURS TO KEEP has remarkable dialogue and a slow burn romance that is easy to get behind It takes a pleasant flip on this classic plot line by introducing a female character who runs her own business and knows her place in the world, opposed to her romantic counter part who has recently returned from [...]

    19. 3 stars I enjoyed it I had no problems.Emma asked Sean to be her fake fianc to make her grandmother happy The logic and rational worked for me The couple ends up hot for each other and that worked for me The formulaic separation was reasonable.KOWALSKI FAMILY SERIES This is book 3.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Story length 323 pages Swearing language strong with religious swear words but rarely used Sexual language moderate to strong Number of sex scenes 4 Setting current day New Hampshire Copy [...]

    20. A really lovely contemporary romance with a fun pretend relationship theme Very good character driven love story without the angst I like that the hero is finding himself.I laughed out loud several times A great way to spend the day

    21. The first half is boring The second half does pick up a bit Maybe a good choice for those who especially enjoy the fake fianc romance trope As for me I enjoy it if such a story is well done and entertaining But this one just felt a bitbland.

    22. Favorite Quote She snorted and looked out her window Oh yes, Sean Kowalski Your amazing kisses have made all rational thought fly out of my besotted brain If only you could fill me with your magic penis, I know we ll fall madly in love and live happily ever after Emma lives in her grandmother s old farm house in New Hampshire She doesn t have a lot of family around and now that her grandmother has retired to Florida, she worries about Emma living all by herself so far away Emma wants her grandmo [...]

    23. Sean Kowalski is finally home from a 12 year stint in the Army, most currently serving overseas in Afghanistan Not ready to go to the family lodge in Maine, Sean makes a stop over in New Hampshire to visit his aunt, uncle, and cousins To his surprise, he finds out that Emma Shaw considers Sean her fake finance, telling Grandma Shaw in Florida that Sean is living with her and helping take care of her large New England home Emma and best friend Lisa Kowalski made up her fake relationship to pacify [...]

    24. I marked this one as one of my favorites for the year before I was even half way finished Let me get this out of the way first I loved this book so much that I started writing my review on sticky notes Naaa I m just kidding, but the sticky notes played such a cute, make me smile part in Yours to Keep, I had to mention them right off the top The pretend, fake fianc storyline is certainly not a new concept and in Yours to Keep it could have been cheesy and clich but Shannon Stacey tells a fun, sex [...]

    25. Posted at yummymenandkickasschicks When I first told my husband about what Yours to Keep was about, he looked at me with an are you sh tting me expression, shook his head and walked away Mind you, that is often his reaction when I tell him about one of my books that and walking away mumbling Why did I not just stay in the basement I must admit that I did feel a little like he did this time around The idea that a woman would go up to a total stranger and ask him to be her fake fianc and live with [...]

    26. Note This book is given free courtesy of netgalley for book review purposes.It s been a while since I downloaded this galley and transfer it to my phone to be read, but unfortunately I didn t have enough time to really read it Then, came the time that my mother got hospitalized and I m taking care of her 24 7 that I finally have the time to read it in my phone during the hours that I do not actually do anything.At first the e book started with a short summary intro of the book and I really thoug [...]

    27. I 100% loved this series and am hoping and praying that Stacey writes thankfully she introduced four Kowalski s in this book that all happen to be single Since I read all three books in just over 24 hours, I decided to just write a review on the last especially since I can t pick a favorite The books are all lighthearted yet emotional, which is a great combination I ve gotta admit that I definitely teared up at some point during each book They also each have a secondary romance that you get ju [...]

    28. I like these Kowalskis They re loud and boisterous and they back each other up when they need to Sure, they re also known for teasing each other mercilessly, but that s what families do I loved, loved, loved that the entire family pulled together to make Sean and Emma s fake engagement look real GO, TEAM KOWALSKI The teasing was just a fun bonus Because, HA, the betting pool was pretty brutal on poor Sean s willpower So Sean and Emma Considering they d never met before Emma s outrageous proposal [...]

    29. I received this ARC via Netgalley.After getting out of the Army after 12 years, the last thing Sean Kowalski wants is to be tied down to anything He plans to travel a lot and explore being back on USA soil When Emma Shaw realizes her grandmother will not sell her the home she s been living in and taking care of for the last few years due to her gram thinking the house is too big for her Emma hatches a plan Tell gram she s got engaged.So when Gram decided to visit for a month, Emma shows up at Se [...]

    30. This book had a somewhat unique premise, but I found it to be bogged down by all the deception in the story Granted, the main characters had a good reason for the deception, but then other characters got in on the act or had deceptions of their own and it just got to be too much deception for my tastes I did chuckle a couple of times at the story, loved the sticky note plot device, and I enjoyed some of the family interactions, but on the whole the book just couldn t hold my interest After a qui [...]

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