Preservation Series by Rachael Wade
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis book 1:
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.
I liked this book. In the beginning I felt bad for Ryan. He had his heart broken and he vowed that it wouldn’t happen again. So he became a Professor Playboy. Love ‘em and leave ‘em. Until he meets Kate. Ryan is one of her professors. Ryan had trust issues and Kate didn’t want to let anyone in so of course they had their ups and downs. With the help of her two best friends Carter and Dean she gets through the break up.
After Ryan betrays her (not saying how he does it ;) ) she picks herself up and moves across the world to teach literacy. Ryan finally realizes he loves her and she loves him. So they get their HEA but this in only book 1. Looking forward to book 2 and 3. Hoping for more Carter and Dean because they were awesome secondary characters.
Synopsis book 2:
A sequel to the Amazon bestselling romance, Preservation, told from Ryan’s point of view.
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.
This picks up right where the first book ended told in Ryan’s POV. I enjoyed this book a little bit more than the first book. It had a little more drama and I felt bad for Ryan and the things that he was going through with Kate being across the world. There was more from Carter and Dean there to help Ryan out with things and I thought that he was building a strong friendship with both of them. Again both Ryan and Kate had trust issues that they needed to work through. By the end of the book it seems like they got their acts together.
Synopsis book 3:
Featuring characters from Love and Relativity.
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.
I loved Carter in Preservation as Kate’s best friend, I loved Carter in Reservation and I really loved Carter in Declaration! He’s really struggling with his feelings for Kate and decides that he needs a fresh start. So he moves to Sanibel Island in Fl. I’m so glad that he was able to find his place and what he was supposed to do and also that he found his HEA with Whitney. It was a great ending to a great series.
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Rachael Wade writes edgy New Adult and Adult romance and science fiction. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling PRESERVATION SERIES, THE REPLACEMENT, and LOVE AND RELATIVITY, as well as the paranormal romance series THE RESISTANCE TRILOGY. When she's not writing, she's busy going to concerts, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. She's an avid Brandi Carlile fan and loves all things Tim Burton. Visit her at RachaelWade.comand LightsOnLove.com, and come chat with her on Twitter @RachaelWade.