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Yours to Keep | [Shannon Stacey]

Yours to Keep

Sean Kowalski no sooner leaves the army than he's recruited by Emma Shaw to be her fake fiance;. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Sean Kowalski no sooner leaves the Army than he's recruited by Emma Shaw to be her fake fiance. 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....

©2011 Shannon Stacey (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Golden Penny TN 06-24-13
    Golden Penny TN 06-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "HILARIOUS Sean and Emma"

    There is just something about "pretending to be in a relationship" story line for me that will never get old. IT always sets up impossibly hilarious situations, awkward moments, and just straight up fun. Emma and Sean do not disappoint in this scenario. When grandma gets in on the fun, I just couldn't stop listening. And as per usual, the ending was worth the wait. But readers- be warned. Not all Kowalski family books are created equal. Kari and Joe was good, Emma and Sean is better! But please, skip Mitch and Paige. I forgo'ed Kevin and Beth because reviewers said stay away- and i'm glad i did.

    So do yourself a favor- Jump into Emma and Sean! But be wary of the series as an entirety.

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    DK 04-29-13
    DK 04-29-13 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "Great Series for Those Who Enjoy Sweet Romances"
    What did you love best about Yours to Keep?

    It is based on a fun premise...girl needs to fill position of 'made up fiance' to ease her worried grandmother's mind.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Maybe a deeper/darker storyline


    What does Lauren Fortgang bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really like Lauren Fortgang's performances. She gives each character their own voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The subplot of the meddling elders was a lot of fun and made me chuckle throughout.


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    Hazel Espoo, Finland 04-15-13
    Hazel Espoo, Finland 04-15-13
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    "Cotton candy"

    This book is well-balanced, not stretched for too long. Predictable, but excellently simple for exercise listening. Cotton candy sweet :)

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    Janet HEISKELL, TN, United States 03-19-13
    Janet HEISKELL, TN, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Love it! Funny & happy!"
    If you could sum up Yours to Keep in three words, what would they be?

    Happy, hilarious and hot


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Emma -she was not whiney, could take care of her self and vulnerable at the same time.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but I would have to make myself stop


    Any additional comments?

    I love how the author ties the characters together in her books.

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    Liisa Iisalmi, Finland 03-15-13
    Liisa Iisalmi, Finland 03-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A disappointment!"

    Definately not worth the price even though it was on sale. It was very clicheic and there was nothing unsual about it. I could already guess everything that was going to happen before it did. Not my cup of tea, I'm afraid.

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    LindseyLooHoo napa,ca 03-13-13
    LindseyLooHoo napa,ca 03-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Totally entertaining, loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend. It was fun, fast, and had a fantastic narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Yours to Keep?

    The whole story was simple, fun, and totally endearing and kept me listening even when I should have been doing something else.


    What does Lauren Fortgang bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is just a great reader and actor. She's great with intonations and just taking her time. Pausing to get a point across and so on. Probably one of, if not THE best narrator I've heard for romances.


    Any additional comments?

    I've found a new narrator that I love and an author who I'll continue to read as much as I can! Loved everything about it!

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    Jayme Long Beach, CA, United States 03-06-13
    Jayme Long Beach, CA, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Cute story - good listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Cute story, easy listen. Kept me entertained


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Emma and Sean, Grandma Kat was funny!


    Have you listened to any of Lauren Fortgang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes big fan and another great performance


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, it wasn't a deep read, but I enjoyed as I like to listened to feel good stories


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    Raeanne 02-24-13
    Raeanne 02-24-13
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    "Likability, yes"
    Where does Yours to Keep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    No tears for me but a lot of laughs. I liked the Kowalski family dynamic and both of the main characters had there own charm. I did predict the ending but it was such a perfect note to a great book. Thank you Shannon Stacey.


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    Stacy 02-12-13
    Stacy 02-12-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story"
    If you could sum up Yours to Keep in three words, what would they be?

    Loved the story! Very Entertaining. Love the Kowalski Family and the women they love!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Yours to Keep?

    When Sean decided to go along with the plan!


    Which character – as performed by Lauren Fortgang – was your favorite?

    Emma


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me laugh out loud!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful way to spend my day driving!!!!

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    AdvancingTheFrontiersofKnowledge Colorado Springs, CO, United States 01-20-13
    AdvancingTheFrontiersofKnowledge Colorado Springs, CO, United States 01-20-13 Member Since 2014
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    "ZESTY Romance Story"
    Would you listen to Yours to Keep again? Why?

    This story was the best so far. It was zesty! You'll have to listen to it and decide on the degree of zestiness, but I think it deserves five stars.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Yours to Keep?

    The "fake" stuff becoming "real" was well done.


    Which character – as performed by Lauren Fortgang – was your favorite?

    The "fake" couple acting as the "real" couple was nicely conceived. And the grandmother was awesome too. She definitely adds an extra measure of zest to the experience.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Very nice ending. Just like I thought it would end. Nice details.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has a lot of details. They are interesting. A woman would probably enjoy all those details more. For me, it was more like a documentary. It's educational. There is revelation in those details that can only be ascertained when you dig a little deeper.

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