Book 1 ; Underneath It All
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.
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 met Matthew Walsh.
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.
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 shit 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.
Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws people down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.
Are you ready for Riley?
I can’t believe that Riley Walsh’s book, Preservation, is almost here after all these years! Riley has grown and evolved in the four Walsh universe years since he was introduced in Underneath It All, and he’s finally ready to tell his story.
It’s my pleasure to share #TeamShambles and #TeamScalpel with you.
Let’s look at how his journey began with an excerpt from Underneath It All:
I turned my gaze to Riley. “What did you do now?”
Riley blew out a breath as he collected his things. “I missed a few beams on a couple of designs. Screwed up a few cost estimates. Lost some progress tables. Forgot to run ratios on a couple others. Strayed from some parameters.”
“As in, the parameters that would determine whether the building would withstand its own weight?”
“Yeah,”Riley nodded, hipshot and hands fisted. “Those.”
“What the fuck, Riley?”
“Maybe you could save me some time and tell me what you want me doing instead of telling me how much of a fucking moron I am?”
“Yeah. My office. I’ll be there in ten. And Riley? Zip your pants. And get rid of that bracelet.”
Preservation – Coming May 23
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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About the Author
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.