It's finally here!! Declaration, the third book in the Preservation series by Rachael Wade, told from Carter's POV, has landed!! Grab your copy today :)
Featuring characters from Love and Relativity, a Preservation Series Companion Novel
Carter Montgomery spent most of his life blending in, and he liked it that way. It was always better to be seen, not heard. And while a theatric streak and friendly demeanor might have fooled most people, he knew the truth—he was the shy one. The quiet kid most people forgot about. Some might have considered that a bad thing, but those people all wanted to be in the spotlight.
The only place Carter didn’t mind attention was on stage, with The Hellions. Once content in his comfort zone in Seattle, Washington, he only knew three things: confrontation was to be avoided, keeping the peace was priority, and the moment he lost Kate Parker to Professor Ryan Campbell, he had no clue what to do with his life. Playing gigs, working at Pike Place Market, and watching BBC after the love of his life sailed off into the sunset just wasn’t going to cut it anymore.
Desperate to escape his rut, he takes a cue from Kate and chooses a random place to relocate—a small island across the country, where no one knows his name and memories of unrequited love aren’t found at every turn. Just when he thinks he’s found the perfect place to unwind and sink back into the shadows, in bursts Whitney Sinclair, a saucy firecracker who loves life and refuses to settle for second best. Full of contagious energy, she dares him to be brave, convincing him that it might finally be time to tell the world what he wants.
It might be time to make a declaration.
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Yay! Carter finally got his chance in the spotlight! I was so excited when I started reading this book and it was all about the sweet, charming friend, who'd been Kate's rock throughout the first two books, and who loved her unconditionally.
I have to say, Carter dropped a bomb on me when he admitted why he'd run as far away from Seattle has he could get. I knew some of his reasons for leaving, but I think the ultimate thing that forced him to run was that kiss. M-hmm, if you've read the book you'll know what I'm talking about. (If you haven't, what the hell are you waiting for?? Grab a copy!) I think that kiss was his undoing and the rejection almost put an end to him.
I loved Carter in the other two books, he was the reliable one; the very reason everyone freaked out when he decided to move to a small island town in Florida. But he really did need a change. Living the way he was, couldn't really be called living. It was more like - just going with the flow. Carter came alive in this book, though. His love for music and Liz showed how passionate he was. And his time spent teaching Tia melted my heart. His relationship with Whitney, all though a little all over the place, was cute to watch as it blossomed into something so much more. He deserved to find happiness, and I was so happy he finally realized that he hadn't left his heart in Seattle, and he was free to give it to the beautiful girl who made him feel alive, the girl who challenged him every chance she got, the girl who saw him, and loved him the way he needed to be loved. My heart went out to him the night he realized he was no different than Ryan; the night he finally forgave the guy who had Kate's heart.
Whitney was probably my favorite female character from this entire series. I loved Kate in the first books, but Whit had so much spunk, while still being sweet and she even made me feel alive. She had her quirks and she was a little cautious, but that never dampened her free spirit.
This book was a bit more relaxed than the others, but it was still superbly written with Wade's fantastic style of pushing each character to their limit. Once again they got under my skin, they found a way into my heart, and I felt like I was with them on their journey through love and heart break. Another fantastic read that has made me a huge fan of this author.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE PRESERVATION SERIES
Fear is sabotage’s sweetest weapon.
Kate has no time for meaningless romantic charades, and definitely no time for hot college professors who are full of themselves and smitten with her. Constantly battling eviction notices, tuition she can’t afford, and a sick, dependent mother, the last thing she needs is to be distracted with someone else’s complicated baggage.
When she stumbles into Ryan Campbell’s creative writing class, he is only “Mr. Campbell” to her, until Ryan finds himself captivated by her writing and she is forced to face their mutual attraction. His cocky know-it-all syndrome is enough to send her running in the other direction, and his posse of female admirers and playboy reputation are enough to squander any odds in her favor.
But underneath Ryan’s abrasive facade is something to behold, and she can’t stay away for long. Ryan and Kate must decide who they’re willing to become and fight against their former selves if they want to make things work. That’s if academia, vicious vixens, old skeletons, and their own mastery at self-destruction don’t pummel their efforts first.
Old Habits Die Hard.
Ryan Campbell is not only leaving his title of Professor behind to move on to bigger and better things at Simon and Warden Publishing, he’s also become Seattle’s rising literary star. Sitting on the overwhelming cusp of newfound fame, he learns soon enough that being popular has its downside.
Attracted to the buzz surrounding his new career, former lovers begin to creep back into his life, and potential ones emerge with enticing advances. While he works to juggle reserved, yet stressful, wedding plans with Kate and his new public image, he has enough to manage without worrying about Carter and Dean—Kate’s loveable albeit eccentric friends—and their latest shenanigans.
Surrounded by a lifestyle that includes temptation at every turn, Ryan finds himself immersed in a world full of scandal and lies, where his oldest weaknesses thrive and his ghosts return to haunt him. Questioning whether his life with Kate is his best path, he must discover if he’s still capable of being the man he aspired to be when she first became his, or if happily ever after is only an illusion.
Read my reviews of Preservation and Reservation HERE!!
Love and Relativity - A Stand-alone Companion Novel
Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.
Marine biology student Emma Pierce lives in paradise—geographically speaking, anyway. Stranded on Sanibel Island, Florida, she works at a nursing home by day and spends her nights dodging the island's infamous bad boy, Jackson Taylor, at her favorite karaoke bar. Trying to heal from the loss of her sister and a failed relationship she rerouted her life for, she's ready to graduate and finally leave Florida behind.
When a run-in with Jackson and his rowdy crew goes sour at the bar one night, sparks fly and irreversible damage is done. It’s no secret that Jackson loves to get underneath her skin, but this time he's gone too far. Now all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she's gone for good, but their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds apart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she's not writing, she's busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com and www.LightsOnOutreach.com.
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