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.
Reviewed by Gitte
Ok..before I start I have to tell you a secret..I have a strange relationship with free books. When I see a free book on amazon that sounds fairly decent I get it..but 9 out of 10 times I don’t read it, it goes in a folder and stays there. Not quite sure why..Then yesterday I thought I’d have a peek at Preservation which I got free and I was hooked from the start…my kind of book and I thought how many of these little gems are sitting on my kindle being ignored. Because Preservation was FAB!! I wish it had been longer though, I wish I could have gotten to know Ryan and Kate better through their past…but what a treat at the end after the epilogue ;0)LOVED that!!! (Won’t spoil it!)
Preservation is the story of Ryan and Kate two damaged people who aspire to become published writers and who have erected walls around themselves to ward of love and hurt. Their relationship begins as Teacher/Student but they are roughly the same age due to Kate having gone back to college late). They both carry emotional baggage from their past which creates one extremely messed up relationship! Both characters are completely lovable, I understood them but that didn’t mean they didn’t annoy the hell out of me at times. Ryan..sigh…my kind of hot arrogant but completely lovable tattooed alpha male..If you read this all I’ll say is: PHOTOCOPIER…bloody hell..I had to read that scene twice!!!! (Ok I lied…I may have read it more…)
Oh and I LOVED Carter and Dean..I wanted more of them…
Definitely not enough of this book..that’s the only thing I can criticize..I wanted more!
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