Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Review: Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey
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.
I received the e-galley from NetGalley for an honest review.
This was a very enjoyable book. There was a sweetness to this book that I don't realize I miss until I find it again. Keri and Joe have a love to hate relationship which is fun to read. These two bicker like best friends, but the tension (both sexual and emotional) between them is crazy thick!! I can only imagined what it would have been like to be a fly on the wall when they were in the car on their way to the cabin.
Joe is sweet, he's an author believed to be a recluse and Kerry is out to get his story. She's been selected because she knew him as a kid. Initially it sounded to me like this would be another love rekindled type story, and it was. But there was a lot more to it. They were in love years ago, but the growth both of them show not just in the immediate story, but through back story is what drew me in. Each has their secrets and Shannon Stacey did a fantastic job giving you enough hints here and there to keep you turning the page without telling too much. Kerry is a very headstrong character who wants to advance her career, until she sees there's another option that would make her just as happy. I loved her transformation from beginning to end, more than once I saw a little of myself in Kerry.
I recommend this book for a comfort book. There's a little angst, but it adds to the story without causing to much frustration. Pick it up, it's a good one!