Book 7, The Walshes Series
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Riley Walsh has spent a lifetime flying under the radar, but one woman is about to change everything for him.
Two lonely hearts.
Just once, Alex Emmerling would 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 s*****m.
Flying under the radar is what Riley Walsh 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.
Refreshing, Sexy, Everything
The last single Walsh sibling has met his match in Preservation, and she's just as strong, independent, witty and charming as I'd hoped. Riley has been a favorite of mine, since the first book in this series. An enigma I couldn't wait to see unravel. He's the keeper of secrets and now we know where he keeps them... He's a complex man, and after seeing him grow throughout the series, he's deeper and wiser than I ever expected. There are so many layers to Riley, we've had peeks in the past, but nothing like what we dive into here.
Preservation is the seventh book of the Walsh Series, but don't let that scare you. It reads wonderfully as book seven, but, the story and the characters are refreshing. It reads not only as the last Walsh sibling to meet their match, but felt as the start of something new to this seasoned Walsh-lover. If this is your introduction to Kate Canterbary or the Walsh family, it's riddled with spoilers for the previous books, but it *is* a standalone.
Preservation was everything. It made me laugh, it made me cry. Riley and his Someone Special are given an epic tale, rooted in friendship and mutual respect. Ms. Canterbary wrote an intricate, slow burning, emotional tale that is NOT a quick read. It's not drawn out, but it's not short. Anything less would be a disservice to the tale. Every single thing means something and is a necessity. Preservation is a well deserved 5 star read and on my MUST READ list.
RISD is perfect!
Wow! What an amazing story. I have always loved Riley throughout the Walsh Series and have highly anticipated his book, and let me tell you it does not disappoint! His special someone is just that, HIS. She is perfect for him, as he is for her. They both have to overcome so much to see that but trust me the journey is worth it as it always is. His story felt so different than the other Walsh series books, but it fit him so perfectly. It has a lot of Walsh family spoilers, and a look into some new and not so new characters and I loved that about it. As with all the other Walsh series books, this one will become a staple on my re-read shelf many times over.
Holy Book Hangover Batman!
Oh so salty and sweet and I never wanted this book to end. If you're familiar with Kate Canterbary and The Walshes than there are certain things you expect with this series: witty conversations; moments that make you smile; moments that will break your heart (even if only for a short time); and hot sexy times, but with Riley's story I was expecting more and boy did it deliver.
From the first page I was hooked and there is so much to say, but I refuse to spoil this for anyone. His someone special is truly special and I don't think Kate could have written a better character. She is feisty and vulnerable and probably the most realistic Walsh series character to date.
Oh and Riley, oh my god Riley. He is everything, he's perfectly imperfect, and there is so much more to him than I could have ever imagined. He has learned well from his brothers. We find out he's not the only one who is a keeper of secrets. Questions are answered and a few new questions pop up. Lauren and Matt have always been my favorite and now Riley and his someone special have taken that spot. Get ready to check in with some of your favorites, actually get to meet some characters that have been mentioned before and get ready for a wild ride.