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Saturday, February 18, 2012

ARC Review: Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

I really enjoyed reading this book, in fact I found it hard to put down. I was just so engrossed with what was happening in the story and I just wanted to see how everything turned out that I found myself quickly turning the pages. I just enjoyed getting to know the characters so much. I found myself completely in love with Kevin and I can only hope that if I were to become pregnant my boyfriend would be as kind and understanding as he is.

Kevin is a bar owner and lately hasn't been all that interested in hooking up with the random women that throw themselves at him. When a chance encounter with Beth doesn't go all that well he's left with regret. Luckily, fate is on his side and while at a family wedding he encounters Beth again. Kevin hasn't been able to stop thinking about Beth and is determined to spend some time with her.

Beth should be furious with Kevin, because of him she lost her job. Too bad she can't stop thinking about him. When she encounters him again she knows she should keep her distance but she can't and when Kevin invites her up to his rooms she can't resist. After a steamy night spent together, Beth leaves the next morning without a note or a goodbye. When Beth becomes pregnant she knows she must tell Kevin even though she knows he probably won't be happy about the circumstances.

Kevin is still reeling from Beth's dismissal. He hasn't been able to stop thinking about her and can't believe she would just leave while he was sleeping. When Beth shows up at the bar weeks later and breaks the news that she's pregnant he quickly warms up to the idea of being a father. He even tries to convince Beth that they should try to date.

I really enjoyed this book and I loved seeing Kevin's perspective on things. He quickly warms up to the idea of being a father and wants to take care of Beth and their unborn baby. He was kind, caring and an all-around lovable guy. The patience he had with Beth was astounding.

I'll be honest and say Beth wasn't my favorite throughout the story. I just found her to be so standoffish. I understand that she is a loner and doesn't like to rely on other, but seriously, did she have to be like that throughout the whole book? I just found it took her so long to finally see all the great things in front of her. She just kept trying to push Kevin away and poor Kevin would just tolerate it because he just wanted to be with her. I find that so commendable.

I also enjoyed being able to 'meet' the rest of the Kowalski's. They reminded me a lot of my extended family. Another favorite of mine was Paulie. I absolutely adored her and I was so happy to see how things turned out with her.

After reading this book I will definitely be adding Shannon Stacey to my auto buy list. I really enjoyed her voice along with her cast of characters and I would love to read more from her. I especially hope to read more about the Kowalski's in the future.

**ARC copy provided by NetGalley**



  1. I LOVED this series, but this is my favorite of all three. I loved Kevin. I agree with you, Beth was kind of stubborn and sometimes I wanted to slap her. If you haven't read the first and third book, I recommend you check them out. They're awesome.

  2. @The Sagacity Quest-So far this is the only book I've read by Shannon Stacey but it will not be my last. I just bought the first book in the series yesterday and I hope to get the third soon. I really enjoyed her writing.