Taken with You

Taken with You Hailey Genest has seen most of her friends marry and have babies and she s happy for them but it was a lot easier before she hit forty She s spent her entire life in Whitford Maine and if she hasn

  • Title: Taken with You
  • Author: Shannon Stacey
  • ISBN: 9780373002283
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hailey Genest has seen most of her friends marry and have babies, and she s happy for them, but it was a lot easier before she hit forty She s spent her entire life in Whitford, Maine, and if she hasn t found her Prince Charming by now, she has to accept she s probably not going to When a new friend suggests they go on an adventure and embrace being single, Hailey agreesHailey Genest has seen most of her friends marry and have babies, and she s happy for them, but it was a lot easier before she hit forty She s spent her entire life in Whitford, Maine, and if she hasn t found her Prince Charming by now, she has to accept she s probably not going to When a new friend suggests they go on an adventure and embrace being single, Hailey agrees.Surviving in the woods is game warden Matt Barnett s idea of a relaxing vacation But when he meets two women in need of help, he leads them back to safety a task that proves fun than expected, thanks to a certain hot blonde He can t resist pushing her buttons, even though she s made it clear that the rugged, outdoorsy type just isn t for her.Hailey is glad to see the back of her tempting tour guide slash pain in the ass When he shows up in her life again, she s determined to avoid him, no matter how good he looks in his uniform But that s easier said than done in Whitford, especially when he s renting the house right next door

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    1. This just made me sad.While I knew going in that there was a chance of this because I very much have series fatigue where these books are concerned (which I will always be depressed about since I liked the series SO MUCH initially), I wasn't quite expecting it to be this bad. Hailey had long been a character I wanted to get her own book and at the end of this, I couldn't remember any of the reasons why. Even more upsetting to me was the fact that Hailey was the problem with her own book. (Which [...]

    2. Originally posted on The Book NymphoQuick summaryHailey Genest, the town librarian, is lamenting that all of her girlfriends are now married or in serious relationships. She agrees to shake things up by going on an adventure hike in the woods with new friend Tori Burns, which ends in disaster. They're assisted by vacationing Game Warden Matt Barnett who looks like a mountain man serial killer. Though he cleans up nicely, there are huge differences between these two in spite of their chemistry. S [...]

    3. I really love Shannon Stacey. She gives us alternating points of view, which I really appreciate!5 Big Stars for true love!

    4. I've been looking forward to reading Hailey's story and this was definitely worth the wait. Hailey is the town librarian, just turned forty, and is beginning to feel like life is passing her by. When her friend Tori suggests that they try an outdoor adventure, she agrees, even though the great outdoors is definitely not her thing. They end up getting separated from their group and rescued by game warden Matt Barnett, who had been on vacation nearby. Hailey isn't impressed by the hairy, smelly mo [...]

    5. In Taken with You (Kowalski Family #8) by Shannon Stacey has successfully discovered away to extend the Kowalski Family series while keeping it fresh and brand new. Whether you are a seasoned DOOMer or brand new to the series – I recommend this contemporary romance. It struck me as odd that it does not TWY3have a Kowalski as a main protagonist but do not worry there are glimpses of those sexy fellows.When girlie-girl, librarian, Hailey Genest and her friend Tori Burn get separated from their w [...]

    6. Enjoyed this one better, even though it's not directly about any Kowalski sibling. The heroine was my kinda girl, all sassy and not taking any BS from anyone.

    7. “Take with You” is the 8th book in The Kowalskis series set Maine and New Hampshire. Hailey has been a recurring character in the series, the town librarian and best friend to Paige Kowalski. Nearly all her friends have married and started families or Hailey good-naturedly puts it:“Those damn Kowalski men stole all my women”.However instead of sincerely whining, complaining or making desperate compromises she and fellow singleton Tori have decided to make the best of it and celebrate the [...]

    8. Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: BHailey is a city girl living in a small town. Now, she’s not all glitz and glam, but she’s definitely not a fan of the outdoors and when she imagines her perfect man, he’s in a suit, he’s home from work at the same time each day and they go on romantic, fancy dinners. Never in her dream man fantasy would Matt Barnett fit in. But, he’s the man in her life and she (and he) need to figure out if their differences are something they ca [...]

    9. Although I wasn’t won over by the opening scenes, Taken with You is definitely one of the best in the Kowalski Family series. While still set in Whitford, Maine, the series shifts to a non-Kowalski pairing between town librarian Hailey Genest and new-comer Matt Barnett, the “hot game warden” assigned to Whitford. The story hits all the right notes for me, and I adore how Hailey and Matt learn to love despite their differences.Hailey has watched all of her friends fall in love while she rem [...]

    10. Originally posted at The Book Nympho     Read It, Track It  is a  way for me to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short. You don't have to be a Kowalski to get your HEA. TAKEN WITH YOU is a fun romance when opposites attract.Ok I cheated a bit on this TBR Jar read. I waited and waited for the TAKEN WITH YOU to be released on audiobook because I love Lauren Fortgang's narration of the series. But after waiting for so long I bought the ebook for my Nook. Then I wa [...]

    11. Not a fan of the outdoors, Hailey Genest and her friend, Tori, end up lost in the Maine woods. A mountain man stumbles across them and leads them back to civilization. Matt Barnett is a Game Warden on vacation at his family's cabin. He finds the situation amusing, but Hailey doesn't share his humor. When Hailey next sees Matt, he is clean shaven and in a uniform. He certainly cleans up well, but Hailey decides to keep her distance since they have nothing in common. That plan only works until Mat [...]

    12. LOve this Kowalski series. In this case, the librarian introduced previously is now front and center, as is the new game warden, Matt Barnett. He's outdoorsy, she isn't. He's flannel and four-wheelers, she's into candles on the table and little black dresses. But the chemistry between them is palpable. How convenient that he rents a house next door to where she lives and his friendly black lab insists on making friends with her.How these two begin to break down the barriers that say they're not [...]

    13. There were parts that made me laugh out loud, and the resolution to the main conflict - the hero's resistance to any signs of elegancies in his life - seemed pretty realistic as far as these things go. Heroine is older than the hero, by 5 years (not that this was an issue, but it added an interesting wrinkle).

    14. Man! Do you ever read a book where it's so dull in the beginning and middle of the story and you're groaning to yourself, "This story is so damn slow, but I want to know how one of these ding dongs screw it up so I can laugh about it?"I'll be the first one to admit I'm not into tragic love stories like John Green or a horror story where the woman can't protect herself without a man despite how well-written the book is so I stick with sappy romance books. There are mysteries and classics I'll get [...]

    15. Review originally posted here: thebookpushers/2014/03/28/I absolutely adore the Kowalski series, so everytime Stacey has a new release, I’m so anxious to get my hands on the newest book.Hailey loves the little life she’s cut out for herself in Whitford, but she is lonely. With all her friends settling down, she is anxious to find that special someone to come home to everyday, someone to start a family with. She even has an ideal man in mind, but it’s too bad he doesn’t exist, and probabl [...]

    16. I didn't realize this was a series book, but in my defense, I had nothing to read so I picked it up at Walgreens when I had a very slow and boring day at work and desperately needed something to read.I don't think I missed much though. Being a series book, (and #8 in the series as well) it seems like it's one you can pick up and not miss anything important. Seems like some supporting characters probably had their stories told in previous books, but nothing that would make me scratch my head wond [...]

    17. This book was a miss for me. I like Stacey’s Kowalskis books – for the most part, the last two books were pretty blah in my opinion. I’m a fan of the big, crazy family series and the Kowalskis are definitely a big, crazy family of doom. With this book, which inhabits the Kowalskis universe but has non-Kowalskis main characters, Whitford, Maine has officially become a town where authors go to die.This book features Hailey Genest, the town librarian seen in several other books in this series [...]

    18. 4.5 StarsHotness Rating 3 out of 5Definitely one of my favorites! Taken With You is the 8th book in the Kowalski Family series by Shannon Stacey. If you haven't had the good fortune to read this series you need to start now. This book can be read alone, any of the books can be read alone in this series. But, I definitely recommend reading all of them if for no other reason than they are all so good and you won't be sorry.Hailey Genest is the small town librarian in Whitford, Maine. She may be sm [...]

    19. Review copy provided via NetGalleyWhy I Read this Book: I love this series and Hailey finally gets her man!What I Liked: Taken With You is the 8th book in the Kowalski Family series but the first that doesn’t feature a Kowalski as the hero or heroine. But we still get to see the Kowalskis in passing as secondary characters.Hailey, the town librarian, and Matt, the new game warden, are polar opposites. Poor Matt doesn’t do well with relationships because as the game warden, he has long and un [...]

    20. In an attempt to embrace the awesomeness of single life, Hailey, a small-town librarian went on a hike in the wilderness. Things didn't turn out as planned and she ended up being rescued by a hairy, smelly, psycho-killer look-alike. Game Warden Matt Barnett, took one look at Hailey fancy hiking outfit and make up and knew she wasn't for him. They were so sure they wouldn't see each other again.But fate had a twisted sense of humor and made him her new next-door neighbor. Amusing affairs ensued.I [...]

    21. Ahh. First impressions. Sometimes they can be spot on and sometimes they're completely off.And sometimes they're exactly right, but they're still worth fighting for and figuring out how to make things work despite the differences.Hailey and Matt don't have the best first meeting. Their first impressions of each other aren't necessarily wrong, but they don't convey the entire picture either. Hailey's looking to settle down and start a family, Matt's still nursing a wounded heart. Kinda. The point [...]

    22. It's okay Hailey I'd be sneaking a peak if I were in your shoes, "Hailey could tell he was walking away from her, so she opened her eyes to watch him go. Even if she tried to put aside being under the influence of his touch on her neck, she had to admit he had a nice a**. Exceptional, even." Matt he's such a nice guy and I loved the boy, "don't feel bad for caring about my dog. And he'll be outside at least twenty minutes. I'm up, so have a coffee with me." Hailey the girl knows how to keep her [...]

    23. Once again, another Shannon Stacey book where the main characters lack chemistry. Once again, I find I'm disappointed. Once again, I'm probably in the minority with my rating. I just had an extremely difficult reconciling two people who seem so different and WANT it that way suddenly switching gears simply because the author needs them to. A third of the book the main characters kept spouting out things they didn't like about the other's lifestyle. Suddenly halfway through feelings changed for o [...]

    24. 3 stars - I liked it but with nits. First of all, I've skipped around this series and recently finished book one, so I was sort of surprised that neither lead was a Kowalski. That said, this book was really slow to get going and I actually set it aside and really hadn't planned on picking it back up, but I was doing some end of the year house cleaning on my Kindle and TBR pile and so this got a second shot. Once the leads - librarian in search of a prince charming,Hailey, and Park Ranger burned [...]

    25. Hailey and MattI could be the only person who didn't LOVE this book. It was ok, but Hailey was so ridiculously judgmental. She was mad at Matt for using a noisy lawnmower! Full review to come onBook Reviews

    26. Very cute contemporary romance! I'm a fan of librarian heroines, and Hailey is adorable. Definitely recommend this one, although I should point out that it's a little short - only about 75,000 words - but is very cute.

    27. These Kowalski family books really know how to warm the cockles of your heart!!!! They just get better and better I love this series.

    28. AwesomeAnother awesome story in the Kowalski series!! I'm so happy Hailey finally gets her story and it's a great one! This is one I definitely recommend.

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