Keri Daniels grew up hearing every
woman around her being identified by the man in her life. On her graduation
day, when she heard herself identified as Joe’s girl, she took off for
California to affirm her own identity and independence. She’s a star reporter
for a top tabloid entitled, SPOTLIGHT. When her shark of a boss, Tina
Deschanel, discovers Keri’s high school sweetheart is reclusive author Joseph
Kowalski, she sends Keri for an in-depth interview.
Joe is stunned to hear from Keri again,
but his heart still longs to have her in his life. He agrees to an interview on
his terms if Keri goes on a family camping trip with him. He plans to make her
is, any way he has to.
The family camping trip is huge,
consisting of Joe’s parents, his twin sister newly separated and her daughter,
along with his two brothers. Mike has four sons of his own, and Kevin is
divorced. Keri does her best to try to get out of family activities, such as
riding ATV’s and a volleyball game, but Joe continues to remind her that part
of their deal is the interview is canceled should she not participate. Despite
her loud protestations, Keri discovers she is happier than she has been in a
long time. She even becomes friendly with Terry, Joe’s twin, once more and
finds herself giving marital advice.
She discovers during the interview
questions that Joe is not very scandalous and her interview is not going to be
what Tina wants for the magazine. Will she be able to make the article sound
like more, or will she betray Joe and his family with her article?
Ms. Stacey has a rare talent for making
all of her characters human. She handles the multiple stories being told deftly
while weaving them all together. Peppered with her trademark humor, EXCLUSIVELY
YOURS, is another excellent book from an author I hope to read more from. Joe
and Keri are downright sexy and you just know they belong together.
The Kowalskis are a delightful family I’d love to read about again.