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Yours for the Taking

(Domestic Gods #4)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,044 ratings  ·  149 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 for f
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published November 22nd 2010)
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Feb 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
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3½ 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
Jan 30, 2011 rated it liked it
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 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
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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
Feb 16, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
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
Aug 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
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 historical romance ...more
Jan 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
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
Nov 02, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Michelle K
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
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,
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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! ...more
Dec 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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! ...more
Nidhi Kanojia
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
The last book in the series is the one I read first. The book is ok... a love story with the usual ups and downs.
Ben Walsh needs the ranch where he spent his childhood but his grandfather has a condition that he should get married and then he would transfer the papers of the ranch in Ben's name. Finding a girl who would agree to marry him and divorce him when he gets the ranch isn't too difficult for Ben. Gina makes the cut and she even agrees as she has a few goals of her own. They get married
Sarah Safirah
Well, at first this book is very entertaining
But my imagination fall when Gina, as the heroin, make in love with Ben... The way Gina seduce Him... it is so far away from my expectations
I love the plot, about Gina's childhood, and so interested with it, but somehow, I find so hard to understand...
There is a "missing" plot, and (again) so less of detail
And why so sudden... in their chapter, without any intro, I go there... the part Gina suddenly paid detective to find Raphael...

Ugh... and still no
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. Gina was kick-ass :). I find her cute and sassy and strong. Ben Walsh is gorgeous, sweet and so-not gay! haha.. :) I enjoyed how they got together. And as always, I enjoy not just the main characters but also the rest as well. I love Ben's family (I wonder if the upcoming books of R. Kaye would feature them?.. hope so!). I love Ben's grandfather as well.

This is really one entertaining book. I really hope I get to see R. Kaye's books in our local bookstores! I definitely
Jane Zav
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
I managed to finish this book but gee it was a struggle. The main issues were that I just didn’t like Gina, didn’t see what Ben saw in her, didn’t feel any connection between the two of them and by half way I just didn’t care. Ben was ok but a confusing mix of a player who cooks fancy food, falls for a prickly character whose rather mean to him and is practically begging for her towards the end. Not much gelled here, and after 2 misses I probably won’t read anything from this author for a while. ...more
Mar 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: e-j-recs
Just boring... I never connected with either lead, mostly because there was so much "tell and don't show" going on. Very surface level, and I never understood why either of them even liked the other, let alone were so whiny near the end.

You know when you read a romance, and you can tell that the two leads would be divorced in a year? Yeah, that's these two all over.
Dec 14, 2020 added it
Shelves: dnf
First read - 25 to 26 August, 2012
4 stars

Second read - 14 December, 2020
This didn't hold up for me on a second read. I wasn't a fan of the premise because, although this is one of my favourite tropes. The pacing was slow, the heroine wasn't particularly likeable, and I'm not a fan of this 'domestic gods' stuff. DNF and unhauled.
mary voltz
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll take it

Such a fun read😅 want to do it again! Robin Kaye is now one of my favorite authors. Loves it!!
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun Romance

This is a fun little romance with characters that have you laughing from start til the finish with a little drama along the way.
Oct 26, 2020 rated it liked it
More interesting than I thought. Not as predictable a plot as most.
Christine Seybolt
Jan 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Sexy art Gallery owner and entrepreneur, Ben Walsh needs a wife. Not just any wife but one his grandfather will except. His grandpa-Joe has given him an ultimatum. Get married or his grandfather will sell the ranch in Idaho that once was his little slice of heaven here on earth. After taking a look though his ‘little black book’ and finding it lacking in prospective candidates Ben calls and ask his childhood friend, Karma Kincaid the impossible dream proposition. She turns him down flat.
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Robin Kaye was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge next door to her Sicilian grandparents. Living with an extended family that’s a cross between Gilligan’s Island and The Sopranos, minus the desert isle and illegal activities, explains both her comedic timing and the cast of quirky characters in her books.

She’s lived in half a dozen states from Idaho to Flor

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