Review: Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

Undeniably Yours
(Kowalski Family #2)
By: Shannon Stacey
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: Nov. 1, 2010
Genre: Romance

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Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him, but lately he’s more interested in finding a woman to settle down with. A woman like Beth Hansen. If only their first meeting hadn’t gone so badly…

Beth’s tending bar at a wedding when she comes face-to-face with a tuxedo-clad man she never thought she’d see again. She tries to keep her distance from Kevin but, by last call, she can’t say no to his too-blue eyes or the invitation back to his room. Then she slips out before breakfast without leaving a note and, despite their precautions, pregnant.

Kevin quickly warms to the idea of being a dad and to seeing where things go with Beth. After all, he’s not the player she thinks he is. But she’s not ready for a relationship and, given his reputation, it’s going to take a lot to convince her to go on a second date with the father of her child.



I was really excited to read Kevin’s story. He seemed like an honest, kind guy who had a tough break in Exclusively Yours. So I was a little disappointed when even though Kevin held up his end of the book, Beth just totally flopped for me. She was whiny, ornery and just plain whacked out. She was so far independent and not wanting help from anybody that I really wondered, What is wrong with this chick? I still have no clue what made her up and move so often with nothing but a small suitcase of belongings. Poor Kevin tries as hard as he can to get her to open up to him and let him be apart of her life and she continues to push him away, even after the baby is born. The HEA ending pretty much came out of nowhere so fast that I was left wondering… Did I skip a chapter?

However, the redeeming qualities of this book is the Kowalski humor. The entire family is hilarious and they make many appearances in this book. Leo is just as outspoken as before and the family is still butting into each others business. I think one of my favorite things about the book is how comfortable the family is. You feel like you are reading your own family on the pages. The little kids are as uncensored and curious as my niece. Thank goodness I only have one instead of half a dozen.


Kevin- “So Beth and I have some news.”
Keri- “Who’s Beth?”
Kevin- “The bartender at your wedding.”
Keri- “Oh, that’s right. How could I forget when my husband almost got thrown out of our own reception for trying to hire her like a hooker or something.”
Bobby(7)- “What’s a hooker?”
Brian(9)- “You put it on the end of a fishing pole dummy.”
Bobby- “Uncle Joe tried to hire a worm?”
Danny(12)- “No. Not that kind of hooker.”
Lisa- “Enough, you’ll understand when you’re older.”
Previous reviews from Kowalski Family
Exclusively Yours


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