Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey

Source: Purchased the eBook

My summary:

Keri Daniels left the small town she grew-up in to make it big in the magazine business.  She left her family, her friends and her high school sweetheart, Joe.  Of course, he never asked her to stay either.  Now, Joe's a big time author of action thriller novels, one book soon to become a movie.  Keri's editor wants the exclusive interview, especially since there is a mystery about a lawsuit Joe settled.  The smell of a story is strong.  When it comes out that Keri dated the mysterious Joe in high school, she is given the ultimatum - get the interview or get another job.  Joe want's nothing to do with interviews but he wouldn't mind spending some time with his old girlfriend.  That feeling is intensified when he see's her and the chemistry is stronger than ever.  Survive one day on Joe's family vacation seems like a good enough payment for answering one of Keri's questions.  But exactly who's heart will survive this family trip may be the best question of all.

My thoughts:

4 stars - a great read

So I actually read the last book in this series first.  Oops.  But I enjoyed it so much that I went back and started from the beginning.  This series follows the brothers in one family as they encounters some interesting challenges with their relationships.  Recently I've read a couple of different series that are similar in that the next book picks up a different character's story but you get some details about the first characters.  I like this type of series.  It has a nice ending with no cliff hangers to make me crazy but the story goes on with a different main character.

This is also one of those rare times when I'm reading adult fiction. I know, you're shocked.  But I really enjoy the dynamics of this family.  From the wooden spoon that Grandma has to the angst ridden teen and everything in between.  Lots of fun.

I liked both Keri and Joe.  They were settled in their lives having followed different dreams.  I liked the chemistry between them, the fun banter, and they both found ways to grow.  It was a nice fast read that makes for a refreshing change from all the vampires I've been reading lately.

If you like adult romance, then this is a fun series to start.  Make sure you read this one first, unlike me.


  1. I like to read adult novels sometimes. This sounds like a great series. Wonderful review.

  2. This is the second good review I've read of this book in less than a month. Means -I- need to read it, I think! I don't read a lot of adult contemporary romance but the way you describe it makes me want to go add it to my TBR!

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  3. my first thought what I saw the cover, was whoa... look at this old pedifile guy. Then I realized its an adult book.. but either way, they dont look very comfy laying on the car like that..

    I get what you mean... adult fiction is def a nice way to escape all the vamps and such.