Title: Preservation (Book 1 in the series)
Author: Rachael Wade
Publisher: Rabbit Hole Press
Published: 8th April 2012
Buy here : Amazon UK
Rachael’s 3rd book in the series “Declaration” is released on the 15th October so make sure if you like the series to check it out!
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.
Preservation is all about a girl called Kate, she’s been dealt a hard hand in life and is doing the best she can to meet ends meet. One of her professors is Mr. Campbell, he is arrogant, cocky and calls her out in front of the entire class. She is angry, furious but can’t help notice how he looks and she likes. When he takes over a writing workshop she attends, he seems different and genuinely interested in her work, but then Kate hears about his playboy ways and see’s the parade of girls around campus that he’s had. What will happen between Kate and Ryan? What will her best friends Carter and Dean have to say about a new man in her life? Will Kate and Ryan help each over overcome their problems or break them down and make it worse?
I really enjoyed this book, it’s a nice romance with lots of feel good aspects thrown in. You find yourself more invested in the story than you thought you’d be and really rooting for some of the characters. It’s a great book to read when you don’t want to figure out loads of complicated story plots and just want to read a great story. I really liked Kate as a character, i felt like i could relate to her stubbornness in some aspects of her life, i also liked Ryan, i thought alot of his character was explained as to why he is the way he is. Also Carter and Dean were great secondary characters and they seemed like such great friends to Kate. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to sit down with a nice romance book.
“On second thought,” he exhaled, letting his head drop next to mine. “You’re psychic.”
Thanks for reading,
I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.