Friday, January 14, 2011

Review: Yours For The Taking by Robin Kaye

He might be too good to be true...

Ben Walsh shouldn't be single. Handsome and wealthy, Ben is equally at home in Idaho where he grew up and in Manhattan where he's now an art dealer. Suave and successful with impeccable taste, he normally has women beating down his door. But the one woman he wants can't be convinced that he's for real...

She isn't sure if she has time for fairy tales...

Gina Reyez has fought for every bit of her success, and it's about time for things to start going her way. So when Ben makes a proposal that will allow her to take care of her family the way she wants to, she agrees. Besides, a guy this perfect would never be interested in her...right? By the time Gina figures out that she's read Ben all wrong, the arrangements are made, the papers are signed...but what exactly are they getting themselves into? description taken from here.

When I first read the description for this book, I knew I was going to love it.  It sounded like it had one of those plots that was written specifically for me.  The characters were well written and fun to read.  The plot was interesting and refreshing, and I loved the little twists and turns. 

I found it pretty funny how Gina thought Ben was gay.  Poor guy, can you image your 'fake' wife thinking you're gay?  But, I really enjoyed reading the book.  I had not previously read any of Kaye's books.  Actually, I had never before heard of her name and had known about this series.  But, I will be looking for her other books today when I go to the book store. 

YOURS FOR THE TAKING is the 4th book in Kaye's Domestic Gods series, but you can easily read it on its own without being confused.

**I received a free ARC of this book in order to write a real and honest review.  All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.  I was not paid for posting this.**

*** Page Turner!
Heat Rating= Sweet/mild

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Writing New Year's resolution

Guest post written by Sharon Parks

I think that one of the toughest things about writing for a living is remembering why you love doing it. Most people don't associate work with what they love, so when you do what you love for a living, it's easy to forget that you loved it in the first place. But I'm making a resolution this year to do some more writing outside of work for fun.

It's been a long time since I tried to get any of my fiction writing published and when I was online with my clear-internet, I found some up and coming literary magazine that I decided I should submit some work to.

My writing New Year's resolution is to try and write a short story each month. I think that's a fair timeline, especially since I have a full time job that I have to keep up with. Plus, I'm a little rusty in the fiction writing department so it will get me back in the swing of things.

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