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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Declaration Tour! Preservation Series Review! Plus a Giveaway!

Preservation (Preservation #1) by Rachael Wade 
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: May 25, 2012
Publisher: Rabbit Hole Press

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.

Preservation is the first book in the Preservation series by Rachael Wade. Kate and Ryan are hiding behind some pretty major baggage, and they use it to keep themselves from getting close to anyone. The title, Preservation, is perfect because that's what this is about. Self Preservation. It makes them act out in crazy and ridiculous ways, but I think that makes it more believable. When it all boils down, they want love, which I think is why they are both so quick to fall for each other after pushing other people away for so long. I think they recognize that kindred spirit in one another. Even with the quick attraction, they are just as quick to push each other away. It becomes a vicious cycle. That's what people do though. They lash out when they're hurt and afraid. They both made me so angry at times. Ryan does something especially vicious, and I would like to know why. If I were Kate I would have needed more of an explanation or I don't know.. something, but we didn't really get one. She forgave him pretty easily. That was probably the only major issue I had. Dean and Carter were amazing supporting characters. I could hang out with these guys. It's easy to see why Kate loves them so much. I really can't see how she never fell for one of them.

Preservation by Rachael Wade was kindly provided to me by the Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Reservation (Preservation #2) by Rachael Wade 
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: March 6, 2013
Publisher: Rabbit Hole Press

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 is the second book in the Preservation series by Rachael Wade. Reservation is told from Ryan's point of view while Kate is in St. Lucia. Ryan's world is changing completely. He's gone from college professor to famous author almost overnight, and quite honestly he's not handling it well. He makes bad decisions and has no sense. He made me so mad so many times during this book it was pure craziness. Would a real person really be this ridiculous? I don't know. I sure hope not. On the up side, I think he learned some pretty good lessons.

Reservation by Rachael Wade was kindly provided to me by the Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Declaration (Preservation #3) by Rachael Wade 
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: October 7, 2013
Publisher: Rabbit Hole Press

Featuring characters from Love and Relativity.

Carter Montgomery spent most of his life blending in, and he liked it that way. It was always better to be seen, not heard. And while a theatric streak and friendly demeanor might have fooled most people, he knew the truth—he was the shy one. The quiet kid most people forgot about. Some might have considered that a bad thing, but those people all wanted to be in the spotlight.

The only place Carter didn’t mind attention was on stage, with The Hellions. Once content in his comfort zone in Seattle, Washington, he only knew three things: confrontation was to be avoided, keeping the peace was priority, and the moment he lost Kate Parker to Professor Ryan Campbell, he had no clue what to do with his life. Playing gigs, working at Pike Place Market, and watching BBC after the love of his life sailed off into the sunset just wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

Desperate to escape his rut, he takes a cue from Kate and chooses a random place to relocate—a small island across the country, where no one knows his name and memories of unrequited love aren’t found at every turn. Just when he thinks he’s found the perfect place to unwind and sink back into the shadows, in bursts Whitney Sinclair, a saucy firecracker who loves life and refuses to settle for second best. Full of contagious energy, she dares him to be brave, convincing him that it might finally be time to tell the world what he wants.

It might be time to make a declaration.

Declaration is the third book in the Preservation series by Rachael Wade. In Declaration, we finally get Carter's point of view. I'm completely Team Carter by the way. He has character and personality. He's irresistibly unique. I don't know what Kate was thinking. She was pretty selfish in her expectations of him, so I'm glad he finally put his needs in front of hers for once. Anyway, Carter has moved off to Florida to start over. He meets Whitney. She's spunky, and fun, and seemingly care free. They seem to be just what the other needs, but of course it's not an easy road. I loved getting to know Carter. I knew he was my favorite character in this series, this book just cemented that for me. This was my favorite book in the series, and I especially liked the Epilogue!

Declaration by Rachael Wade was kindly provided to me by the Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Rachael Wade writes edgy New Adult and Adult romance and science fiction. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling PRESERVATION SERIES, THE REPLACEMENT, and LOVE AND RELATIVITY, as well as the paranormal romance series THE RESISTANCE TRILOGY. When she's not writing, she's busy going to concerts, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. She's an avid Brandi Carlile fan and loves all things Tim Burton. Also visit her at Lights ON Outreach or come chat with her on Twitter @RachaelWade.

To learn more about Rachael Wade and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

Open to US and Canada:
--a Declaration guitar pick necklace, and an e-book copy of Declaration


  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  2. I love series like this where every books is a new POV and you really get to know each character to the core. Glad you liked the series, it sounds right up my alley!

  3. Thanks so much for reviewing the series! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate you being a part of the tour. :)

    Much love,


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