Series: Kowalski Family #3
Also in this series: Exclusively Yours, Undeniably Yours, Taken With You
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Sean Kowalski no sooner leaves the army than he's recruited by Emma Shaw to be her fake fiancé. 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...
The family dynamics sell this series!
Thoughts on Yours to Keep
I like these Kowalskis. They’re loud and boisterous and they back each other up when they need to. Sure, they’re also known for teasing each other mercilessly, but that’s what families do. I loved, loved, loved that the entire family pulled together to make Sean and Emma’s fake engagement look real. GO, TEAM KOWALSKI! (The teasing was just a fun bonus. Because, HA, the betting pool was pretty brutal on poor Sean’s willpower.)
So. Sean and Emma. Considering they’d never met before Emma’s outrageous proposal, things could have gone very differently. Also, the photoshopping thing? Kinda creepy, Emma. Good thing Sean was a good sport about it, because you were edging into creepy stalker territory with that. (Which is a funny thing to say, because Emma really did have the best intentions when she used Sean’s name as her fake fiance. That’s one little lie that quickly spiraled out of control, wasn’t it?)
Not going to lie, Sean’s magical man parts gave me a guffaw every time they were mentioned. Magical man parts, FTW!
Fun, sweet, and sexy (because I canNOT resist a couple who try valiantly to pretend steamy kisses don’t actually mean anything), I’m chalking this book up as a win for the Kowalskis!