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Reservation by Rachael Wade is the 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.

  • Preservation, Book One (Kate’s story)
  • Reservation, Book Two (Ryan’s story)
  • Declaration, Book Three (2013, Carter’s story)

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And then I spotted her, and that mouthwatering gave way to full-on drooling.

Her back was to me as she sat perched on a stool at the bar, one leg crossed over the other, her dress’s low-cut back leaving me scanning the room for any eyes that might be taking in the sight of her porcelain skin. I knew this was an island and the weather was hot, but fuck, was she purposely trying to toy with me? Anyone could see what was only meant for me, and that did frustrating, terrible things to me. The dark red dress made her pale skin striking, the dark green of the surrounding decorative palm trees framing her in dramatic, sultry light. She was a caramel apple, covered in layers of sweet, lush temptation.

I stalked forward to take a bite, stilling the second I caught a tall, dark-haired man glide to her side. His hand snaked around her bare back as he leaned in to speak near her ear and I tensed, my knuckles tightening and turning white at my sides. She turned slightly to peer up at him, nodding and smiling, and I saw red as dark as her dress.

Slinging my suit jacket over my shoulder, I resumed my stride toward her, gaze fixed on the thin fingers still rested on her lower back.

“Hi, Kate,” I said coolly, peeling my eyes from the man’s fingers to glare at his slimy face. He might’ve been wearing a sharp black suit and a radiant, charming smile, but it was fake as hell and I saw all I needed to know in his beady brown eyes the moment our gazes locked.

Kate pivoted around to face me, and Slime Bag dropped his hand from her back, his fake smile faltering as he tried to discreetly distance himself a few inches. “Ry, you’re late, I was starting to wonder what happened. You didn’t text.” She leapt from the stool and tackled me, throwing her arms around my neck.

My eyes didn’t leave Slime Bag. “Sorry, baby, my flight was late and my cell service has been shit since I landed. Happy to see me?” I finally glanced down at her and tossed her a crooked grin, my pulse accelerating when I registered the magnitude of her excitement. She was just as thrilled to see me, and that kick started the damn swelling sensation in my chest that had lodged itself there ever since I made her mine. No other woman brought that machine to life. Only Kate and her soulful eyes, daring mouth, and strong will.

Slime Bag here, on the other hand, was prompting other kinds of swelling in my chest—a concoction of fresh, hot anger and searing pangs of irrational jealousy. Fuck, this woman made me crazy. “I missed you,” I whispered into her ear, pressing my lips to her temple before bringing my gaze back to Slime Bag. I extended a hand out of courtesy, keeping the other planted firmly on Kate’s back. “The fiancé. And you are?”

Be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY.  If Reservation hits the Amazon Top 100 between 3/6 (release day) and 3/13, a winner will be drawn for a brand new Kindle Fire. Contest is international and winner will have 3 days to claim prize via e-mail confirmation before another winner is drawn.

 

 

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  1. Spiders are my biggest fear

  2. biggest fear and why….
    something happening to my kids….
    kids are so innocent… let them be.

  3. Tatia White March 6, 2013 at 10:08 am · · Reply

    Loving all of these new books I’m finding out about through you. And a kindle fire would be awesome. I’ve never win anything!

  4. Tatia White March 6, 2013 at 10:11 am · · Reply

    My biggest fear…is not being able to be around for my kids. My husband’s mother died when he was young, my sis in law died when my nieces were young, and that’s my fear. We never know what each day is going to bring about. I just want to see them grow up and see them happy.

  5. Thank you so much for your support, ladies. I appreciate you taking the time to host this stop on your lovely blog!

    Much love and happy reading,
    Rachael
    xo

  6. Ashley Lighthizer March 6, 2013 at 10:29 am · · Reply

    Sounds like a great series! Looking forward to reading!

  7. My biggest fear is…getting pregnant and having something go wrong during the pregnancy, like I lose my baby or I die during labor. I have a huge fear of getting pregnant in the first place. One, I’ve never pictured myself as a mom, plus I used to be heavier and lost 60+ pounds, so the idea of getting bigger with pregnancy and not being able to lose it afterwards just freaks me out. Also, the idea of a human growing inside of me is just scary and then having to push it out or cut it out, it just wigs me out. I know most women enjoy it and cherish it and love every moment of becoming a mom, but I have a huge fear of it. I coined it “pregnancy anxiety.” Maybe one day, when I find the my husband and stuff, this fear will go away but right now, as I’m single, it is something I just dread and I feel so bad for women who do lose their babies or for the baby and father who lose their mom/wife during labor. It’s the scariest thing I think humans go through: bringing life into the world.

  8. Laura Mendez March 6, 2013 at 10:32 am · · Reply

    My BIGGEST FEAR is DEATH!!! I wouldn’t want to leave my son right now… he’s so young. I wouldn’t want to leave him in the hands of someone else’s care, guidance and mostly safety.

  9. My biggest fear would have to be loosing one my kids. They are my world, the reason I wake up every morning and drag myself to work to provide for them. My second biggest fear is one day they will walk up to me with a snake in there hand and I would have to overcome my fear of snakes long enough to get rid of the thing.

  10. My biggest fear is failure. I’ve been working on my dissertation for a long time and I’m afraid it’s not good enough. I need to graduate and get a better job.

  11. Getting old.

  12. Leslie Miner March 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm · · Reply

    I’m not sure which one is greater. Flying is one, because I’m claustrophobic. The other is tornadoes, because I don’t have a basement and they’re always close. I’ve been lucky. I need a basement. :)

  13. My biggest fear would be death. Its scary but inevitable.

  14. Something bad happening to my family. We are all really close.

  15. My biggest fear is braking a bone. I know it’s not a huge thing but I have made it almost 30 years without breaking one and I just think it would be so painful, bothersome and rob me of so much independence. Plus in a big girl. All round I literally have an actual anxiety about it (well I have anxieties about a lot of things but that is a rational one)

  16. My biggest fear….something bad happening to my children or husband. Not terribly original, but true.

  17. Jennifer Noe March 7, 2013 at 7:32 am · · Reply

    My biggest fear is being chased by something and not be able to escape. No idea why that is, but I hate it.

  18. Brittany Evans March 7, 2013 at 9:56 am · · Reply

    Awesome! I’d love to win a kindle fire!

  19. Brittany Evans March 7, 2013 at 10:00 am · · Reply

    My biggest fear to go to hell! That’s the worst thing that could happen to you!

  20. Alexandrea Ward March 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm · · Reply

    Honestly, my biggest fear is that I’ll be a failure. That I’ll never learn how to drive, get a car, get a better job, graduate from this Master’s program, etc. I have to be a success. I can’t willingly stay at my mother’s house forever, that is not an option.

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