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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review: Yours For the Taking by Robin Kaye

Yours for the TakingPublisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402240104
Pages: 384 pgs
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Challenges-100+ Reading Challenge, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge, 2011 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge


Summary from Publisher:
He might be too good to be true...
Ben Walsh shouldn't be single. Handsome and wealthy, Ben is equally at home in Idaho where he grew up and in Manhattan where he's now an art dealer. Suave and successful with impeccable taste, he normally has women beating down his door. But the one woman he wants can't be convinced that he's for real...

She isn't sure if she has time for fairy tales...
Gina Reyez has fought for every bit of her success, and it's about time for things to start going her way. So when Ben makes a proposal that will allow her to take care of her family the way she wants to, she agrees. Besides, a guy this perfect would never be interested in her...right? By the time Gina figures out that she's read Ben all wrong, the arrangements are made, the papers are signed...but what exactly are they getting themselves into?

My Review:

This was another of those books that I read during my period of illness…There were four of them. I must admit that some are quite hazy in my memory because of my slightly loopy, over-medicated, sickly state. This was not one of them and it was also one of my favorites. It also helped that I was saving this book for last because I was really really looking forward to it.

I read Robin Kaye’s previous book, Breakfast in Bed , last year and I loved it.  I was also really looking forward to this one because I really thought the premise was interesting. A modern day marriage of convenience plot was not something I had ever seen before and I was interested to see how much I would like it as compared to my regencies. It was interesting to see how that developed and I was surprised how well it worked. Are there more modern day marriage of convenience romances out there? I mostly find historicals.

I loved Gina in this one. I remember her from the previous book and she was really not my favorite character but I grew to love her. She is not the type of heroine I normally gravitate to. She’s one of those overly made up ones. But there are layers to her and that makes her quite interesting. I also liked Ben. He was so laid back for a playboy type character. I liked him as much as I liked Rich in the previous book and that’s saying something because I loved him.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.

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