Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Blog Tour ~~ Preservation by Kate Canterbary

Riley Walsh has spent a lifetime flying under the radar. 

One woman -- and a wild weekend -- is about to change everything.

The Walshes #7
Kate Canterbary
Released June 13, 2017
Vesper Press

Two lonely hearts.

Just once, she'd like to be someone's first choice.
She's strong-willed and spunky, but she's left picking up the pieces from her ex's lies and manipulations, and daydreaming about taking a scalpel to his scrotum.

Flying under the radar is what he does best.
He's laid-back and loyal, but he wants the most off-limits woman in his world, and nothing will ever make that a reality.

An arrangement of mutual benefit.

Two months, four dates.
Five, if things go well.
Five at the most.
But possibly six.
Definitely no more than six dates.
Only the appearance of a romantic relationship is required, and they expect nothing more from their time together. There will be none of those benefits involved.

One wild weekend.

After waking up in bed together—very naked and even more hungover—the terms and conditions of their arrangement no longer apply. Now they're faced with something riskier than exposing their fake relationship:  letting go of the past and zipping up the future.

Some things have to fall apart before they can be put back together.

My Review

Preservation by Kate Canterbary
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been waiting so long and so anxiously for Riley's story. Now I've finished it I'm equal parts sad (because I love the Walshes) and happy (because who doesn't want Riley to love and be loved in return).
Never in my life had one woman robbed me of my game.

I'm not sure if I was almost expecting too much, or in strange mood, but I just didn't get into this at first. I just wasn't getting the feels for his unrequited love of Miss Honey. I put the book to one side, and came back to it later in the day and, from that point, just couldn't stop reading it. I think I was also so much on team #Riley-getting-his-HEA that I didn't want any part of things that stood in his way.

This was everything and nothing like I expected. You think you know Riley? Think again. That man (I wanted to say boy but there is nothing of a boy about him) is a walking contradiction. And if I thought he was special before reading this I know he is all that and more after reading it. In fact my life will forever be defined as before Riley and after Riley.
"Shenanigans", he repeated. He stared at me, his eyes twinkling like I'd spoken a secret incantation.

His special other? You'll love her.
It's understandable that the sonogram was wrong. My balls are pretty big.

And the banter between them was wonderful.
Riley: This attitude of yours ......
GIRL: It's a handful
Riley: Good job I have two hands

There were so many false starts, misread signals, misconceptions, lustful thoughts one of which wasn't this
It was indecent, really, watching this man tend to me from his knees. I didn't want him to stop. "It's fine," I said, reaching for his shoulder. "I don't even like those shoes. Obviously. They're beige."
And there is a whole tale itself in the word 'shoes'.

There was of course the wonderful interactions between the siblings
We knocked the fun right into dysfunctional.
. There was amazing chemistry and one heck of an emotional ride, some amazing adventures and a fair few Riley mishaps along the way. You may just die laughing when you get to
"Andy, for f**k's sake, don't zoom in," Patrick cried.
but then you'll want to get alongside Shannon and cuddle the heck out of him.

And then towards the end I totally changed my mind on the Miss Honey thing. And I know this is much less of a review than a series of odd and disjointed ramblings but a day in the company of the massively sexy Riley and his pocket-rocket soul mate has totally scrambled my brains and left me in a daze.

Kate Canterbary is one amazing author who has a very unique style of writing that just puts you in right there in the story. You live the moments not only with the characters but almost as if you were them. I'm from the UK but feel as though I know Boston, and whilst I'd love to visit there I know I would be disappointed in not meeting the entire Walsh clan.

I may have to re-read the book and then write another review because I'm fairly sure I haven't done proper justice to either. Read the book, in fact if you haven't done so read the ENTIRE series because you are seriously missing out if you don't.

Kate Canterbary doesn't have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean--Pacific or Atlantic--is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn't writing sexy architects, she's scheduling her days around the region's best food trucks.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing!
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