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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yours for the Taking by Robin Kaye (Book Review)

Title: Yours for the Taking
Author: Robin Kaye
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

About the book: Ben and Gina were about as different as they could be.  Ben was extremely wealthy, some family money, some of his own.  But he lacked the one thing he really wanted - the ranch in Idaho were he had grown up. In order to inherit this ranch, his grandfather has imposed an ultimatum - Ben must get married.

Gina was street smart and successful on her own.  She had grown up hard and had pretty much raised her little sister. Even though her sister was now married, she had a hard time not worrying about her. Gina was working hard to buy the house of her dreams and help her sister to do the same.  The only thing missing in her life was the little brother that was given up for adoption - no - actually her father sold him to supply his habits. She has a plan for her life - and it doesn't include marriage.

Never say never - Ben approaches Gina, they were only acquaintances, and made a proposal.  If she were to marry him, he would make sure she was pretty much set for life, and they could end the marriage as soon as he gets the ranch.  After much consideration, Gina agrees - she will get her house, will be able to make life easier for her sister, have the money she needs to find her brother - and Ben is gay, so there will be no complications - right?

Only Ben is not gay - he doesn't lie to Gina, he just doesn't correct her assumption. They marry in a quick ceremony and buy a house in New York - one that Gina will live in while Ben keeps his current abode.  Only grandpa in Idaho doesn't fold that easily - he wants Ben and his new bride in Idaho for a honeymoon, and takes steps to arrange it - unbeknownst to the new couple.

My thoughts:  This was a fun romance to read.  I think you can probably figure out what happens, but the road getting there wasn't always smooth. I found myself rooting for Gina to let her skeletons out of the closet. Both Ben and Gina were easy to like, but they could both be stubborn!

~I received a complimentary copy of this book from Sourcebooks in exchange for my review.~

You can find Robin Kaye at http://www.robinkayewrites.com/.

Yours for the Taking
Publisher/Publication Date: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Jan 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4010-2
370 pages

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