Snowy days, steamy nights.
The Walshes are home for the holidays.
Series: The Walsh Series #8
Author: Kate Canterbary
Release Date: December 14, 2017
‘Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the North End
Not a Walsh had his life together, not even his friends;
The parties were planned by the foodies with care,
In hopes that Wes and Erin would soon find their way there;
The men were stressing over last minute shopping lists and plans,
While the ladies were busy with work and nesting and finding the right paella pans;
When out in the dining room there arose such a clatter,
The Halsted dogs sprang from their beds to see what was the matter;
They whistled and shouted and called each other names,
While the secrets and announcements and surprises quickly came;
So onto another adventure they flew
With the sleigh full of Walshes, and the Commodore too—
As they continued arguing and clamoring around,
Down the road an unexpected visitor came with a bound;
But it wasn’t long until couples were all nestled snug in their beds,
With new memories of steamy holiday nights dancing in their heads.
Let’s get a few technicalities out of the way….this is not a standalone. You need to have lived in the Walsh world to fully appreciate and enjoy this book. While most of her books are standalones, this one is definitely not. If you haven’t read any of the Walsh series…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!? Go right now and get them and start reading, or at the very least put on your holiday wish list. Kate Canterbary is one of the best, if not THE best, in this genre. Yes, I fully admit that I’m a serious fangirl when it comes to this author. I can’t get enough of her writing. She is one of the only authors that I will read over and over, and go to when I need some “comfort”. Her writing is smart, witty, and emotional on many levels. You get random history, a travel guide of Boston, architecture, science, music, and so much more on top of a great story. I feel smarter after every book. You need this author in your life!
THIS BOOK!!! THIS FAMILY!!! We get some of everyone in this book, plus a glimpse of some that have only been mentioned in passing previously. Fans have been asking for more and we definitely get more. There are shenanigans, surprises, swoons, and sexy times. All the boys are still growly and bitey and all the girls are still smart and sassy as ever. We get family “discussions”, laugh out loud antics, sweet moments, and so many feels. We just get MORE of everyone and it’s as amazing and wonderful as you’d hope. If that doesn’t entice you enough….we get more of Judy and the Commodore! That right there is worth it! While she gives us more….she still makes us want EVEN MORE! We get a taste of secondary characters from previous books in a way that already has me anxiously awaiting their books, or at the least crossing my fingers that she has a plan to write books for them.
This book is such an incredible gift from this author that I will enjoy long after the holiday, and a perfect addition to an already incredible series.
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Also Available in The Walsh Series
#1 Underneath It All
#2 The Space Between
#3 Necessary Restorations
#4 The Cornerstone
#6 The Spire
Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since.
Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.