Yours To Keep by Shannon Stacey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Yours To Keep is a wonderful book full of fun and romance.
More of the Kowalski’s are a good thing.
This is Sean’s story. He is coming home after 12 years in the Army with several years overseas and is at a loss of what to do with his life. He decides to forgo going to the family home in Maine where his brother runs a lodge and comes to stay with his cousins in New Hampshire. His cousin Kevin is letting Sean stay in the apartment above the bar he owns for as long as he wants. The only thing that Sean is sure of is that he is glad to be out of the army and he does not want to go to his brothers.
As soon as Kevin shows him to the apartment there is a knock on the door and a tall very nice looking woman is standing there. Sean definitely knows that she is not a relative. She immediately introduces herself as Emma – his fake fiancée. He just stands there not sure what to do. She explains that she is a friend of his cousin’s wife Lisa and his name popped out while talking to her grandmother about her boyfriend. That is all well and good – except that gram (Cat) is coming for a month long visit and Emma is at a loss about what to do. Sean is not sure why any of this is his problem but Emma convinces him to help her continue the charade. Emma owns a landscaping company and she has agreed to let him have a job for the month.
The fun begins when he moves in and has to tell his family about this turn in his life. As you can expect the Kowalski's do not let this go. As expected most tease him, however several are not happy – Aunt Mary being one of them as she does not want them to lie to the grandmother.
As Cat gets to town she immediately knows that something is not right and soon finds out that things are not what they seem and turns the tables on them trying to get Emma to fess up about the relationship.
Cat finds out that Emma is going to this extreme because she knows her gram is happy in Florida and does not want her to move home just because of Emma. Emma also wants Cat to sell her the family home. In the meantime Cat starts hanging out with Russell who is selling his business and about to retire.
All in all this is a fun romance filled with family and humor. Love the Kowalski family and hope to see more of them soon.
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