Genre: Adult Romance
Form: Book (ARC)
Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks wasn’t easy for Gina and her family. Her mother did everything she possibly could to make ends meet while her father was off in some drug haze, but it was all for naught as they still ended up losing everything in the end. Gina is bound and determined not to let that happen to her or her sister. It is this driving force that causes her to accept an offer of a convenience marriage to Ben. A marriage where they both win in the end; he does not lose an inheritance that his grandfather has continually dangled over his head, and she gets enough money to make sure she and her sister can live comfortably and debt free in houses of their own. This is not a decision that she makes lightly, but the deal is too good to pass up, especially since there is no danger of it turning in to something more. Ben is gay after all….isn’t he?
Yours for the Taking is a fun, entertaining, witty ride of a book. As it is with most books for me, characters are everything, and Robin Kaye has created two entertaining characters, to say the least. I love Ben, but most of all I love his transformation from a metrosexual art dealer into a rough outdoorsy cowboy. He is super sexy in both roles, and is obviously hard to resist. Gina is a very cute little Latina that you can almost see running from one side of the room to the other, tossing her hands up in the air on a tirade. Their chemistry throughout the book is hot!
The story line is perfect. The constant bickering and making up is entertaining while the two fight for control of their lives and what they have known they have always wanted. Two wildly different people have collided and eventually create the perfect couple.