Underneath It All
#1, The Walsh Series
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One hot architect. One naughty schoolteacher. One crazy night that changes everything.
If I had known I'd have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I'd have made time for a pedicure. Also, a little chat about not losing my s**t at all the wrong moments.
Hindsight was a bitch, and karma…well, I didn't know her story yet.
Meet Lauren Halsted.
It's all the little things—the action plans, the long-kept promises—that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.
After I fell ass-over-elbow into Matthew Walsh's arms.
I couldn't decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.
Meet Matthew Walsh.
A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn't letting anyone tell her what to do.
Unless, of course, she was naked.
She wasn't looking for me and I sure as s**t wasn't looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.
Funny & Satisfying
I read free books...a lot...good, bad, forgettable...as long as they are free. This one was great - I want to go hang out with the characters. I actually laughed out loud. There wasn't a silly love triangle. Thank you, Kate, for making this available to broke divorced moms who have to pay for braces and dance lessons and college! I loved it! Now I'm going to have to buy your other books...or get a library card.
Worst Book I've Ever Read
I'm going to be completely honest here, I never write reviews and I never hate books. I hated this book. It is filled with pages and pages of inner monologues from the main characters, who are so two dimensional you can bend them in half, that is completely irrelevant to the story. For the sake of an honest review I read this book twice. The first time I only made it to chapter 4 before slipping to the last five chapters. I missed nothing. The same goddamned stupid inane mutterings the characters thought were monumental problems were what they were still going on about at the end of the book. I can assure you that the second read through without skipping around was completely unnecessary. If it weren't for the fact that I never leave a book unfinished I would've tossed out the book without a second glance. As it was the book was dreadfully boring. The best parts were interrupted by more inane inner dialogue that took so long that by the time it returned to the good stuff, I was made to forget what the hell was going on. So in summation, the book was bad. It had too much fluff between action sequences. The characters never developed for me in an interesting manner. It didn't make me care about the story. There was a happy ending that could be seen from miles away and it was very trope. If possible I'd give this less than one star, I wouldn't recommend it and I certainly won't be putting myself through the monotony of the rest of this series.
I cana't wait for more!
What do you get with, a very strong minded women on a mission and a man who is successful and committed. You have Lauren and Matthew. Lauren has many layers and you can tell from the beginning that Matthew has a lot of work cut out for him. So many times she wanted to run, to forget but you can't forget or run forever.
I understood Lauren's reservations but I would be denying the fact that I wanted to slap her a couple times. Even when you think you don't have enough time and your schedule is just too busy. It's usually just an excuse, you don't really want to deal with the reality of the situation.
There's so much about this story that's truly great. And I truly understand the title, Underneath it All. There are so many layers to someone and underneath it all, is who they truly are.
There's a lots of sex and I understand the drive they have. The connection was there and the scenes were hot hot hot.. But this story is more about the connection than anything.
I loved the different characters through out the story. This is the first I've read of Kate's and I love her writing style. It really just draws you in. I was having a hard time focusing while reading lately and honestly, I think this is what I was waiting for. All the depth, all the romance, all the drama. This is a start to a great series and I really can't wait to read more. I'll also, obviously have to read more of her books....Lissa