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Yours for the Taking (Domestic Gods #4)

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,878 Ratings  ·  137 Reviews

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 fo

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published (first published November 22nd 2010)
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Aug 08, 2011 Renee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Like all of Robin Kaye's books other than her first, Romeo Romeo, I found the heroine (Gina), really hard to take. I couldn't understand why Ben, the hero, would bother with her. All she did was bitch, moan and carry on the whole book. I had a very hard time relating to her and her "issues" that linked back to her childhood in, what i felt, was a fairly unrealistic manner. Yes she was feisty but not in a very positive way. The author made a lot of references to what a great woman she was but sho ...more
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I LOVED it. I was so excited when I realized there was a 4th book coming out. Gina is tough, takes no crap off of any man, but under all of that attitude is a sweet, vunerable woman. I love that Sam her brother in law is scared of her =) Ben he was a dream, I usually really fall for the Ultra Alphas, but Ben shows that a man can show his tender, sensitive side, be metrosexual and still be DAMN SEXY when he puts on jeans and hiking boots AND in the bedroom.

I LOVED how Gina found out Ben wasn't ga
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
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3 stars

Why I Read this Book: Just from reading the book blurb, I knew that things were not going to go according to plan and that things were going to get complicated. And I was looking forward to reading about it. Yours for the Taking is the 4th book in the Domestic Gods series but can definitely be read as a stand alone. I have not yet read any of the other books in this series and I had no problems following the story. More than anything, it makes me want to r
Blodeuedd Finland
My thoughts:

This is the fourth book in the Domestic Gods series, but I promise you dear book-OCD people, it works wonderfully as a stand-alone.

Gina is as he calls is a fiery little Latin pixie. She is sure stubborn, and she is used to taking care of herself. She doesn't need help from anyone. Ben is the perfect man, so she believes he is gay. Because he can dress (well not in Idaho she finds out), he can cook, and he is everything a man should be. He needs a wife, she doesn't want to marry, but
Jan 30, 2011 Booklover1335 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
This is the first book I’ve read of Robin Kaye’s Domestic Gods series. By some accounts it’s her best, other’s her worst. I can’t really be the judge of that since it’s my first, but here are some of my thoughts after reading Yours for the Taking.

Ben is a cowboy at heart, but also a Manhattan metrosexual who enjoys women...lots of women, just without any complications. His grandfather, a wily though manipulative loving relative, has given Ben a short period of time to marry, otherwise his grandf
Feb 17, 2011 Claire rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
To be brutally honest, I was thrilled when I finished this book (those of you on twitter - this was the one driving me crazy earlier this week, because I was too much of a completist to put it down, but I really didn't enjoy this one much. For one thing, again, I found the characters more annoying than endearing, and the drama seemed manufactured, even by regular romance novel standards. The writing is certainly workmanlike enough, and it's thankfully spared most of the sort of odious purple pro ...more
Nov 02, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yours for the Taking is Brooklyn-born author Robin Kaye's fourth novel and first stand-alone. This novel is entertaining and cute if you like contemporary romance, although a bit far-fetched. Romance is not one of my favorite genres due to its predictability factor, but I'll give Yours for the Taking some credit for its unique spin.

Ben Walsh is a handsome, sexy, successful businessman who wants to inherit his grandfather's ranch in boring Idaho. The catch, however, is that Ben must be married an
Aug 21, 2011 April rated it it was ok
I was really looking forward to reading this one as I truly enjoyed reading the first book in the series by the same author, Romeo, Romeo, but I honestly just couldn't fall in love with the heroine. I found her irritating and unattractive, and I just couldn't stand her. As a result, I didn't feel any chemistry between the hero and the heroine at all, and the hero's love for the heroine only baffled me. Love MUST be blind.

The hero, on the other hand, was just fine. Who couldn't or wouldn't love a
Enjoyable, sexy, quick read. Yours for the Taking is a marriage of convenience story, the hero, Ben, is loaded and pays the hard working, lower class heroine, Gina, to marry him so he can inherit his family ranch. Both of these characters were introduce in previous books of the series and and they didn't make a good impression on me at the time. I did learn to like them in this one, although the heroine was pretty mean at the beginning she did grow on me. The male domestic god thing is a repeate ...more
May 06, 2011 CaroB rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth installment in the Domestic Gods series.
Benjamin Walsh's grandfather wont let him have the ranch he loves until Ben marries. Gina Reyes never thought she would marry, but she agrees to the business arrangement Ben "proposes". He gets his ranch and his grandfather off his back; Gina gets a house and enough nmoney to fund a missing person investigation and help her sister and brother-in-law buy a home. But she soon finds that her marriage of convenience isn't all that convenien
Oct 25, 2011 Sayjil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gina is the kinda girl who takes no crap from guys. Dynamite comes in small packages. Ben is the billionaire. He has a huge Richie rich life style. Ben’s grandfather- Joe, refuses to give Ben his family ranch unless he gets married or he’ll sell the ranch to someone. What’s a guy to do? He asks Gina to be his wife legally. Gina doesn’t want anything much out of life except a place of her own.
Ben offers Gina 12.5 million and a house worth 10 million dollars. Gina’s not the kind that likes the mo
Aug 23, 2012 Heather rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've read the first 3 books in this series & liked them (especially Romeo Romeo), but this book drove me insane! Both characters showed up briefly in the previous books & I liked both of them, but in this book the author made Gina basically unlikeable and she ruined the story for me (Ben was perfectly wonderful though & I'm sad that he ended up with Gina). The premise of the book was a little farfetched for me (usually being forced to marry to save an inheritance only works in histor ...more
Jan 08, 2011 Samantha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, arc
Ben Walsh needs a wife to get the ranch in Idaho that his grandfather refuses to give to him. With the clock ticking against him, he asks Gina Reyez (a woman he met a few times briefly) to marry him. Gina wants her own home and a way to help her family out, so Ben’s proposal, though preposterous, is the perfect way to obtain her goals. She can stay marry to him for a while especially since she believes he is gay. Shortly after their farce of a marriage begins, Gina realizes she might be in way o ...more
First half 4 stars/Second half 2 stars.
This started out as a great book and then somewhere along the line it just lost me. The unusual circumstances that bring the 2 main characters together is amusing, and I enjoyed them from the previous books. The story was moving along fine, and although Gina, the h, over thought everything, it was developing into a sweet romance…and a hot one at that. Then in steps the grandfather, who I never really found to be endearing, just manipulating and crass with
Jul 09, 2011 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This is the 4th book for Robin Kaye and the 4th in a series. I LOVED the other three, "Romeo, Romeo", "Too Hot to Handle", and "Breakfast in Bed." I was so excited about another Robin Kaye book. Ohhhh, was I disappointed.

Both characters were introduced in previous novels. Gina is just a bitch who won't listen, won't forgive and won't give in. Ben won't stand up for himself and tell his Grandfather to stuff his ultimatums. I didn't really like either character, but I actually disliked Gina. Not
Jan 10, 2011 Sasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I really loved the first half of the novel, having met and loved Gina in Romeo, Romeo. I loved the hero and thought he was a great guy. Ben remained a great guy to the end. But Gina, (humph!) she became a disappointment. Her actions during the obligatory 'misunderstanding' were incomprehensible and she had her head firmly up her toosh for the entire final third of the novel.

And then there was Ben's family - taking Gina's side to such an extent that they would stop speaking to him. I don't know h
Michelle Kelly
Jan 09, 2011 Michelle Kelly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-read
Gina and Ben's book.
Out of the series I think "Yours for the Taking" was my favorite. I have to say though I felt this was a different Gina and Ben than who was introduced to us in the beginning books. To me, this was not the same Ben who tickled Belle on the couch to annoy Mike or the same Gina who was a total bitch to Rich.

The story was great and Robin Kaye did a great job of setting up the book to start another spin off series with Trapper, Hunter, Karma and Fischer. As my friends know I lov
One thing that I hated most was a stereotype romance with an ordinary-like heroine and a rich hero, with not much of a going on. And this book just bored me from the start.

The story was about Ben Walsh, a buff, handsome, tall, dark, rich and successful man who needed a wife in order to save his land from being sold by his grandfather. Hence enter a distant friend of his, Gina the curvaceous latina. They agreed to be married in name only and treated it as a business arrangement.

That being said,
Marian Perera
There’s only one way for Ben Walsh to inherit the ranch from his grandfather – get married, something he has no interest in doing. So he proposes to a woman who’s even more commitment-phobic. Gina Reyez is also willing to do whatever it takes to secure her future, money-wise, and ten million dollars buys her cooperation in what’s going to be strictly a business deal.

Plus, she thinks he’s gay.

The marriage-of-convenience trope still works, even in contemporary novels like Robin Kaye’s Yours for th
Ben Walsh knows his grandfather won't give him his parent's ranch until he gets married. So, he approaches Gina Reyez with a business deal...marry him for a couple of years and he will buy her a house and give her a large settlement. Gina hesitates to take the deal because she definitely doesn't want to be married. But she would like the financial security the money would give her and her family. Gina agrees and everything is going fine until Ben's Grandpa Joe shows up on her doorstep. The next ...more
I do not understand this. Ben proposes to Gina because his grandfather tells him he must marry to inherit the ranch. But Grandpa Joe seems ok with the fact that he knows that Ben and Gina just met. There is some prenup about who gets what and number of years and an insane amount of money that seems important because they keep talking about it but it never made a whole lot of sense.
Ben is perfect - he is wealthy, a good cook, and a dog loves him. I'm sure there are other good things, I just can'
Apr 11, 2012 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
oh how I loved this book. it was just so sweet. it's your typical romantic novel, and I definitely fell for Ben. Sexy, Romantic, Rich and above all a Domestic God. what woman wouldn't adore a man who cooks, cleans, walks your dog and washes ur hair? My God did this book make me feel all fuzzy inside. definitely a great read with a twist even if you know the ending. it definitely had a climax I never expected, but it just made it better. PERFECT FOR ROMANCE DREAMERS LIKE ME!
Jan 07, 2011 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Loved this book as much as I loved the first 3! I can't wait until the next one in this series is out. Loved it Robin!
Ben Walsh harus segera menikah. Itu adalah syarat yang diberikan oleh kakeknya, Joe Walsh, agar Ben mendapatkan warisannya berupa ranch yang merupakan tempat tinggalnya semasa kecil, saat kedua orang tuanya masih ada. Ranch itu adalah satu-satunya kenangan yang dia punya punya, dan Ben harus mendapatkannya. Dan wanita yang akan dia nikahi adalah Gina Reyez. Gina adalah kandidat sempurna. Wanita itu tidak pernah mau terlibat dalam komitmen pernikahan. Jadi Ben menawarkan perjanjian bisnis dengann ...more
Nov 27, 2011 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yours for the Taking by Robin Kaye
Book 4 in The Domestic Gods Series
Gina Reyez had a tough life. Her mom was a whore and her dad was a drug addict. She began taking care of her sister at a young age. Even now that Tina was married, Gina still wanted to protect and take care of her little sister. And she held another weight on her shoulders, something that happened when she was six and yet she blames herself. She wants to make enough money to buy a home for herself, help her sister, and solve the
I hate to only give this book two stars, but two stars means the book was just okay to ME, and it was just ok.

What makes is just okay to someone who is a HUGE Robin Kaye fan? The heroine, Gina, she was an annoying bitch who was just downright mean most of the time! I didn't like her in the previous books she was in either. At times I wished that I could call her and tell her off! I know crazy, right? There was absolutely NOTHING I liked about her. Ben deserved so much more than her. Don't get m
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
About the book: Ben and Gina were about as different as they could be. Ben was extremely wealthy, some family money, some of his own. But he lacked the one thing he really wanted - the ranch in Idaho were he had grown up. In order to inherit this ranch, his grandfather has imposed an ultimatum - Ben must get married.

Gina was street smart and successful on her own. She had grown up hard and had pretty much raised her little sister. Even though her sister was now married, she had a hard time not w
Oct 23, 2011 Starry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Yours for the Taking by Robin Kaye
Contemporary Romance- Jan. 1st, 2011
3 stars

This is a light-hearted read that lovers of chick lit will enjoy.

Ben Walsh has everything: looks, money, and a great personality. But Ben is in trouble. His impatient grandfather wants Ben to get married and produce heirs, and he has demanded Ben marry or be disinherited from the family ranch. The problem? Ben's only female friends are married or don't want to marry him. So he decides to ask one of their friends, a wom
Feb 03, 2011 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I am a big fan of the Domestic Gods series* by Robin Kay and was excited when I read that Ben Walsh was getting his book. I wasn't sure about who he had been paired up with, as she had dated a character from a previous book and I didn't really care for her. But, luckily, she fits perfectly with Ben and there is so much more to Gina that we've seen in previous books. Ben is still everything he has been in previous books - sexy, charming, and completely clueless when it comes to love. I couldn't w ...more
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