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Review: Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

Thursday, September 22, 2011
4 Stars: A Great Read
Series: Kowalski Family #2
Ebk: 384 Pages, pub November 1, 2010 by Carina Press
Pbk: 384 Pages, pub January 24, 2012 by HQN Books

One-night stand + two percent condom failure rate = happily ever after?

Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him, but lately he’s more interested in finding a woman to settle down with. A woman like Beth Hansen. If only their first meeting hadn’t gone so badly...

Beth’s tending bar at a wedding when she comes face-to-face with a tuxedo-clad man she never thought she’d see again. She tries to keep her distance from Kevin but, by last call, she can’t say no to his too-blue eyes or the invitation back to his room. Then she slips out before breakfast without leaving a note and, despite their precautions, pregnant.

Kevin quickly warms to the idea of being a dad and to seeing where things go with Beth. After all, he’s not the player she thinks he is. But she’s not ready for a relationship and, given his reputation, it’s going to take a lot to convince her to go on a second date with the father of her child...

After reading Joe and Keri’s love story, I didn’t think that Shannon Stacey could write a love story to match. I was wrong. Once again, she succeeded in amazing me with yet another hilarious account of another Kowalski man’s struggle with love. This time in the form of Joe’s younger brother Kevin, the only brother left after Exclusively Yours to find true love.

The drop-dead owner of a sports bar, Kevin is a playboy seeking to settle down when he meets Beth Hansen. Unfortunately for him, Beth doesn’t feel the same despite their chemical attraction to each other… and getting pregnant with their child. Usually, I don’t cheer on the playboy, but Kevin’s actions are true to his thoughts and his heart. He is a good man who doesn’t fool around.

As for Beth, you have to love her stubborn nature and hesitance to open her heart. She works well with Kevin, as she knows how to keep him in his place. Throughout the book, I kept on screaming for her to just get together with Kevin, but at the same time I understood why she didn’t want to give in to her desires. When there’s a baby involved, you have to know you won’t get divorced later on because you got married too soon.

Undeniably Yours is about taking a step back and learning to trust your partner. It is about falling in love and embracing both the good and the bad. Shannon Stacey has written an amazing companion novel to Exclusively Yours. Be prepared to fall more in love with the men of the Kowalski family and the women in their lives.

Undeniably Yours is currently available as an e-book, or you can wait until January 2012 to buy it in paperback.

** This is an adult novel, and there is mature content.**

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An ARC was provided by the publisher for review purposes

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