Publication date: March 6th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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.
Reservation Official Playlist
Mynabirds – Disaster (Dinner at Sam’s)
Snow Patrol – Run
Will. I. Am. ft. Britney Spears – Scream and Shout
Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
Lady Gaga – Telephone
Dido – Let Us Move On
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (The Chateau scene)
Florence and the Machine – Kiss with a Fist (Ryan’s Ringtone, Kate and Ryan Kitchen Scene)
Elbow – Grounds for Divorce (Ryan and Kate’s road trip to the San Juans)
Nirvana – You Know You’re Right (On Ryan’s iPod)
Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box (On Ryan’s iPod)
Timbaland – The Way I Are
Brandi Carlile – Dying Day
Bush – Glycerine
Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
The Cranberries – Zombie
Pearl Jam – Even Flow
Soundgarden – Blackhole Sun
Seether – Truth
Britney Spears – Break the Ice
Kings of Leon – Closer
Fergie – London Bridge (Carter and Dean’s appearance at the Henson Event)
Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around
Rihanna – Russian Roulette
Alex Clare (Etta James Cover) – Damn Your Eyes (Chateau VIP room scene)
Lady Gaga – Paparazzi
The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Epilogue)
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.
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, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade