Review: Preservation by Kate Canterbary

Preservation: The Walshes #7

By: Kate Canterbary

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.


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Riley has been one of my favorite Walsh siblings since Book One. He’s a hot mess: clumsy, unkempt, unfiltered, and seriously lacking the professional demeanor displayed by his brothers and sisters. He brings comedic relief and witty conversation every time the gang is gathered at the office or a pub. While the people around him couple up in Books One – Six, you can’t help but hope for Riley to be lucky in love.

Who he falls for, how it happens, and what he must overcome to keep what he’s found is the basis of this book… do yourself a favor and read the books that precede this one so that you can better appreciate Riley’s journey from screw up to Mr. Right.

As with all the books in the series, the writing is outstanding, the best areas in New England are featured, and the family dynamics are authentic, dramatic, entertaining, and original. The cast of characters has grown quite a bit since Book One, but the players and action are easy to follow. What’s not certain is how Riley will move on from what holds him back… but the author paves a way nobody would predict. LOVED IT!!!


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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