Thursday, 24 May 2012

Preservation by Rachael Wade - Blog Tour

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.

Expected publication: May 25th 2012 by Rabbit Hole Press

Add it on Goodreads or buy it on Amazon UK US or B&N

My Review

I am a huge fan of Rachael Wade's highly addictive Resistance trilogy, but I have to say Preservation I love just that little bit more. I was instantly engaged and interested in the storyline. And as usual Rachael Wade's writing style is superb. I genuinely cared about the main character Kate, who was well developed and intriguing. Wade really can turn her hand to anything, genre wise and this stunning contemporary romance proves it.

Kate has a talent for writing and she works hard tutoring to be able to afford her collage fees, to better her writing craft. She has two best friends called Carter and Dean, who would like more than friendship, but Kate has no time for romance. When Kate attends Mr Ryan Campbell's creative writing class she finds herself attracted to him. He also loves her writing and praises her, the attraction seems to be mutual.

Will Kate let this man, who has a bad reputation as a playboy, into her life? Well lets just say he makes her heart melt and he admits his past wicked ways. But Ryan has things from his past that haunts his present with Kate.

Kate goes through so much throughout the book, love, loss, hurt, disappointment and happiness. And Rachael Wade handles the darker events in the book brilliantly. I loved the ending and I couldn't of been more made up with the outcome. This is one of them unforgettable novels that I think will appeal to a wide audience, I really think most people will love it. Pick it up today. :)

If you want a light, quick read that is filled with emotions, fabulous characters and one seriously sexy man, then this is the book for you. You will not be disappointed.

My favourite characters:

Dean and Carter: They come as a duo really, they are genuine good guys who are both down-to-earth, like able, funny and definitely 2 guys I would love to have as friends.

Ryan: Who hasn't had a crush on a teacher, right? lol Well Mr Campbell is one I definitely would of had a crush on. He is intelligent, charming when he wants to be, warm, kind and did I mention sexy? I think I did lol ;)

*Special thanks to Rachael for the review copy*

5/5 Stars

Carly :)

Preservation On Tour!

A sexy, arrogant, playboy professor. A stubborn, independent, aspiring writer. Both masters at the art of sabotage. Let the games begin. Available 5/25 from Amazon, & Barnes and Noble.

* Song: I Might Be Wrong
* Artist: Radiohead
* Tour Date: 5/24
* Venue: Kate’s Pike Place apartment
* Scene Snapshot: Kate makes a risky decision and comes to terms with her habits and hang-ups
* Anthem:

I might be wrong
I might be wrong
I could have sworn
I saw a light coming on

I used to think
I used to think
There is no future left at all
I used to think

Open up, begin again
Let's go down the waterfall
Think about the good times
And never look back
Never look back

What would I do?
What would I do?
If I did not have you?

Open up, let me in
Let's go down the waterfall
Have ourselves a good time
It's nothing at all
Nothing at all
Nothing at all

Visit on Friday, May 25th for the Preservation launch party!


  1. If that cover wasn't enough to make me pick this up, your review certainly is! This sounds brilliant. Thanks for sharing, Carly!

    Also, I didn't realize until now that you're from N.Ireland. I'm in the Republic but cool! :)

  2. This sounds great! Liking the sound of mr campbell :)

  3. Sounds like a truly intriguing story line from a writer who know how to skillfully handle her characters. Eye-catching cover as well!

    I'm usually a fantasy reader, but this is a contemporary romance I'd love to try...creative writing angst thrown not?

    Congratulations on your book, Rachel!

  4. I don't know what it is about this book but I totally want to read it. The cover alone speaks to me and you say you love it. Must add it to my shelf!

  5. Carly, thanks so much for having me (again LOL). You always know how to make a girl feel at home. I only hope to meet you in person some day so I can buy you lunch and give you a hug!

    Nicola, Sara, S.A., and Heidi, thank you for stopping by, ladies. I appreciate your interest and hope you enjoy the story.

    Much love to all,

  6. I've seen the cover for this around a lot, but I didn't realise it was written by the Rachel Wade who wrote the Resistance books. Awesome review! This sounds like a really worthwhile read. :)


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