Monday, June 21, 2010

: Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey :

When Keri Daniels’ editor finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive bestselling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job.

Joe’s never forgotten the first girl to break his heart, so he’s intrigued to hear Keri’s back in town—and looking for him. Despite his intense need for privacy, he’ll grant Keri an interview if it means a chance to finish what they started in high school.

He proposes an outrageous plan—for every day she survives with his family on their annual camping and four-wheeling trip, Keri can ask one question. Keri agrees; she’s worked too hard to walk away from her career.

But the chemistry between them is still as potent as the bug spray, Joe’s sister is out to avenge his broken heart and Keri hasn’t ridden an ATV since she was ten. Who knew a little blackmail, a whole lot of family and some sizzling romantic interludes could make Keri reconsider the old dream of Keri & Joe 2gether 4ever.

Within a few pages of reading this book, I was already reaching for a cup of coffee as I knew I wasn't going to put it down. Immediately I felt comfortable with all the characters ... Keri and Joe ... past loves that we've all had and asked the question of 'What if?'

I enjoyed the introduction of Joe's family members, and all the life struggles they were dealing with - it certainly made the storyline come alive. Setting the majority of the story around a 2 week camping holiday only added to the storyline being believable and mirroring real life.

I loved that Keri was strong enough to stand up for what she believed in and honoring her word ... even in the end when it could have repercussions on her career. To be faced with the struggle of love and career is something so many people, men and women, are faced with every day.

I recommend this book - tugged at my heart strings, made me laugh and made me blush ... and in the end, I finished this feeling quite good about love and life's way of making things work out.

RATING - 8/10

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