Tuesday, June 13, 2017



The Walshes #7

By: Kate Canterbary

Releasing June 13, 2017

Vesper Press


Two lonely hearts. Just once, she'd 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 scrotum. Flying under the radar is what he 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.  

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It’s hard to write a review of a book without spoilers when, per the request of the author, the names of the characters are a spoiler. So, the details about the things that they face, or overcome, or encounter, well they would be a spoiler to someone who has read the other books. So, I am going to be really vague and avoid all spoilers.

I understand the reason, I do, and it is one of the things I enjoy the most about books by Kate Canterbary. She is willing to take characters who maybe aren’t the most sympathetic, who are flawed and have reasons for the reader to not like them, and they turn out to be the heroes and heroines in a great story.

This was no different. While I can’t tell you who this was about, I can tell you I really enjoyed the journey of this book, and getting to know both characters. I like characters who are not perfect, as I think they are more human. And both of these have that going for them.

That said, by the end of the book, I really enjoyed the story, the interactions of the characters and the glimpses of the other characters. You learn about her family, and about why she feels the need to be seen as someone’s first choice. You learn about past events in the Walsh family through his eyes, and I think it changes some of what you thought previously. But, getting to know a character is supposed to do that, and this book does it well.

This is the 7th book focused on the Walsh family and while technically a standalone, I think the reader would benefit from reading the books previous to this one to get the entire depth of the story. That said, don’t let this stop you from reading this, even if it is your first book by the author.

I recommend it either way.




Author Info

Kate Canterbary doesn't have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean--Pacific or Atlantic--is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn't writing sexy architects, she's scheduling her days around the region's best food trucks.

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