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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Review: Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

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Title: Undeniably Yours (GoodReads)
Publisher: Harlequin

Source: Library
Publication Date: 24 January 2012
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 0373776853
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384

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Place(s) Traveled to: Concord, New Hampshire 

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

First Line(s): Every time the New England Patriots chalked one up in the win column, Kevin Kowalski got laid.

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Kowalski Family Series Order
Book 2: Undeniably Yours
Book 3: Yours to Keep
Book 4: All He Ever Needed
Book 5: All He Ever Desired (19 Nov 2012)
Book 6: All He Ever Dreamed (13 Jan 2013)

I first heard about Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey through one of the blogs I visited for Miz B’s WWW Wednesday meme. I’d been looking for some new contemporary romances to try out so I requested it from my local library at the first opportunity. This was my first interaction with the mad crazy Kowalski family and I really wanted to like this book. And while I did like most of the characters I found the heroine of the story, Beth, to be a bt of a b&*ch. She was very standoffish and argumentative and I often wondered why Kevin put up with it all. 

Beth just wasn’t very likable and while I get wanting to be a strong, independent person she took it to the extreme and refused any and all help if she could. There just comes a time when refusing any and all help just becomes stupid. Especially when its not just you that you have to worry about. You can tell that this is a fictional story because no matter how mean and ridiculous Beth was Kevin just kept trying. 

The secondary storyline/romance of Paulie and Sam that was contained withing this book seemed to have more depth to it than the main romance. I also liked both of these characters so much more than the two leads. Well, I did like Kevin but as the story progressed I just wished he’d stop letting Beth treat him like crap. The one thing I didn’t like about this secondary storyline was that it was too short, too crammed together and was a bit of distraction for the main storyline. I really think that it would have been better to have had a book all of its own. 

I did enjoy meeting the Kowalski family in this book but after reading Exclusively Yours I think that they were underutilized in this book. I think I would have liked this one more if there had been more Kowalski’s and a little less Beth. Overall, Undeniably Yours wasn’t a bad contemporary romance but its definitely my least favorite in the series so far.  

One Response to “Review: Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey”

  1. Vivien

    These kind of characters really frustrate me. This makes the reading process just unenjoyable. Someone can only be so daft.