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(Preservation #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  930 ratings  ·  115 reviews
A 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 bein
Kindle Edition, 207 pages
Published March 6th 2013 by Rabbit Hole Press
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.75-5 Stars

I've been trying to do it right
I've been living a lonely life
I've been sleeping here instead
I've been sleeping in my bed...

I belong with you
You belong with me
You're my sweetheart ~ Ho Hey by The Lumineers

If there’s anyone in the world who deserves a happy ending, it’s two broken people who taught each other to love.

First off, a HUGE and MASSIVE thank you to Rachael for giving me the opportunity to beta read this. I loved Preservation and I couldn’t wait to continue Kate and Ryan’
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: way-too-hot, romance
Review from Way Too Hot Books

No, Reservation is not companion novel to the first book - that little annoying habit authors have: to tell the story from his POV. It the end you have basically same book with few extra scenes, but nothing new. Second book in Preservation series is exactly that - sequel.

We continue to follow lives of Ryan and Kate, but this time narrator is Ryan. And he is good narrator - I even loved him more in this role than Kate. Rachael Wade managed to pull you into the male pe
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Reservation is the sequel to Preservation where we first met Kate and Ryan. I read Preservation nearly a year ago but I hadn’t forgotten these two characters. I remembered their emotional beginnings and them being two scarred and damaged souls. Both are aspiring Authors; a Teacher and a student with each their own emotional baggage. And yeah…I remembered Ryan; I don’t think anyone would forget this gorgeous tattooed alpha male who has just the right dose of vulnerability and a huge heart as well ...more
My nerves are fried. To a crisp. Deep-fried...but healthy fried :)

Yes. This book was a test in patience and self-control. I was either biting my nails or pulling my hair! It felt like I knew the end of the world was coming and no one would listen to me.

But, aside from all that stress that had turned my tresses white...I really, really liked this!! It was fast-paced and always kept you guessing. Just when I thought a situation would explode, it didn't and vice versa.

It was in Ryan's POV and I LOV
May 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: series, owned-ebooks, dnf
Even worse than the first one, thank god it was free. The pathetic attempts of the "hero" to rationalize his cowardly behavior ("I was afraid!" "I was angry!) in the first novel made him even more unlikable. His absolutely confusing belief that he would earn her love by being awesome sack was ridiculous.
As for the heroine, if she is so freaking dumb to forgive and trust this lying douchbag because he's good in bed than she deserves him.

Also appalling was her cowardly refusal to testify against
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Where do I start? Way to kick a man when he's down, Rach! My poor Ryan! I just wanted to climb into the book and give him a hug. He angers me and makes me love him at the same time. Now I know how Kate feels :-). Reservation was a whirlwind of emotions and I couldn't help but feel every single one of them with the characters. I felt like Ryan was living Murphy's law...what can go wrong, will. I knew that Ryan's past history with women wasn't ideal but I was not expecting that! I'm not spoiling a ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm rounding up to 3 from 2.5 stars because I like Rachael Wade and I liked the first book. I can barely type this review because my head is spinning from this book. The whole "have you seen the papers?" and miscommunication stuff just dominated this book and it was so distracting that it made me dizzy. I barely made it through the last 20% and just skimmed pages. I rarely do that. Ryan and Kate fought too hard in the first book and overcame so much. These two brilliant writers are too talented ...more
Feb 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
After completing the first book in this series, I decided to give this one a shot. I'm sad I paid even .99 cents for 200+ pages of a whiny dude who then cheats on his fiance when she's having a tough time dealing with their current relationship status. Then the dumb broad proceeds to take him back like nothing happened. Maybe I'm bitter and cynical, but cheating is a no no and can't be forgiven. Sorry. Nope. Not gonna happen. So yeah, while the first book in the series was so-so-okay not terribl ...more
Heather andrews
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As we all know 'Preservation' was in Kate's point of view which I loved, but I'm glad that Rachael decided to switch it up a bit and write 'Reservation' in Ryan's point of view, because honestly it was truly more entertaining to be inside the mind of a man, well okay maybe NOT all men are as entertaining as Ryan but I loved his side of the story none the less. I loved being inside his head, "Dear God, the woman had a banging body." Ryan is just the same if not more head over heels in love with h ...more
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this continuation of Ryan & Kate's story. It was yay...and then noooo...and then yay...and then noooo WTF! Poor Ryan & Kate, trying their best, loving their best under the circumstances...but then the world interferes and did it! I was on the edge at one point literally frozen. Not wanting to read any further to shatter my illusion or desire for a HEA..

Great read..definitely recommended
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
What a hell of a ride for two broken souls! Awwwww....
I got to say, Ryan did a better job groveling in this one. I am glad he got his HEA. 3.75 stars.
Caitlin Audet
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sometimes I like to read books together according to a specific theme and the past couples ones have been about teacher/student relationships. I knew I already had Reservation by Rachael Wade waiting to be read so after a quick re-read of the first book I was finally continuing on with this dramatic series.

I fell in love with Ryan Campbell the first time he opened his mouth in Preservation. After losing his fiancee and publishing deal in the same day, he became the epitome of an arrogant playboy
Michelle Schroer
I absolutely LOVE *in my best Disney sing-songy voice*
reading in the Hero's POV!!! To be inside a guy's mind? Really!
What woman wouldn't want that opportunity?
With RESERVATION, we get just that! But this is not just great for the guys POV...
We get a continuation of the lives of Kate and Ryan! *sigh*
~4 can-I-get-a-yeah-for-guys-POV STARS!~

This is book #2 of 3 of the Preservation Series. Reservation has an HEA and it can be read as a stand-alone. Although, it is a direct continuation of Preservati
Keren Hughes
As I fell utterly in love with the first book of this series, Preservation, I knew I needed to read this book as soon as possible. Thankfully, Rachael sent me a review copy and I was able to get to it after meeting other deadlines for blog tours.
Let me tell you, this book was incredible! It was just as good as the first book. Usually, I find that in reading sequels, they some how can't manage to live up to how much I loved the first book. But this time, I can happily tell you, that wasn't the ca
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Page Turner!

I love how strong and independent woman #Kate is... how she struggle with her circumstances and fight the demon on her past is very inspiring... that despite all she have been through she never give up on hope and love.
And Ryan... the delectable Ryan... my heart felt for him... my heart bleeds when he was heart broken and after all what he have been through... he deserve to be happy.
This story left me with warm, happiness and inspiration. Love is really worth fighting for.
A must re
Adrienne Scales
Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: great-read, male-pov

Reservation by Rachael Wade is book two in the Preservation series.  This is the sequel to Kate and Ryan's love story.  It's always difficult to review a sequel without giving too much away.  I hope that you will pick up Preservation and give it a go.  In Preservation, we're introduced to Kate, a college student with an angst ridden childhood.  Her adult life isn't that great either.  She's surrounded herself with male friends, Carter and Dean.  She had no time for romance, when it took everythi

Anna McC
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
*Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book as part of the Declaration Blog Tour*

This book had my heart constantly aching during its roller coaster journey. Rachael Wade seems to keep improving as the series goes on. I enjoyed this book even more than the first instalment in the series. The author once again kept the pace of this book fast, leaving the reader desperate to finish. The second novel in this series contrasted perfectly with the first novel as it was in
Shayna Varadeaux
Holy mother of wow! I really am totally into this series and boy did this one get chaotic! I was on edge the entire way through! Between missing Kate and dodging exes plus trying to balance the rising fame Ryan has alot on his plate! Add to that wedding plans, writing and making time for sanity plus finishing up his teaching for the remainder of the semester well, that can be one hell of a crazy ride!

I was happy, swooning, mad and downright angry and wanted to smack the bejeezus out of some of t
Neda The SubClub Books
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying I have been a Rachael Wade fan for a long time. I love how she writes her characters and breathes so much life into them. She has this way of making her characters so three-dimensional and strong that you cannot help fall madly in love with her stories. This particular story I have been waiting for a while.

About a year ago I had found a book called Preservation through amazon, I really liked the cover it peaked my interest, and so I began reading. When I first opened t
books are love
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
this picks up where preservation left off. Ryan and Kate are together and Ryan's life is about to change. Kate is half way across the world and harder to get ahold of especially when he needs her the most. Kate though still has her admirers and still is a wee bit unscrupulous in my opinion. so yes she still grates on my last nerve. Poor Ryan so many changes in his world and he is trying so hard to roll with them but they do become too much. i love how he includes his friends along the way though ...more
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
Let's talk covers first because I brought book one's cover to the spot light because I felt the author was pretty much being coy with the whole student leaves teacher an apple. A similar thing most kids did coming up in the day. Now with book 2 cover I question my inner thoughts, well not the apple, I still think that was pic play. But the cover in Preservation (Preservation, #1) has a female on the cover and it's written from Kate's POV and this one Reservation (Preservation, #2) has a deliciou ...more
Heidi Tieman
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, rachael-wade
Ryan's utterly smoking hot, heartbreaking and endearing - all rolled up in one! Ryan has a past he can't hide from now with his new celebrity status. It's wreaking havoc on his relationship with Kate and testing both of their strength in trust which has been a challenge since the beginning. In Preservation, we saw through Kate's eyes and got to delve into the depths of her mind but in Reservation, we get to submerge into the tumultuous consciousness of Ryan. Brilliant!

"This isn't a s
Roxanne Kade
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was emotional spent by the time I finished this book. I thought the first book was an emotional roller coaster, but this book trumped that tenfold.

I was so excited that this book was told from Ryan's POV. Even though I got to know him in Preservation, getting to see his relationship with Kate from his side of things was fantastic. It allowed me, as a reader, to see his more sensitive side and being privy to his most inner thoughts and feelings really gave me the chance to understand this poor
Emily (All in a Book)
*Received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.*

Originally posted on All in a Book.

Just like in Preservation (Book 1), my feelings about Reservation are conflicted.Parts of this book were seriously painful. Not in a "this is bad" way, or an "I'm not enjoying this" way. But in an "for the love of everything, please just talk to each other" way. Obviously, I have a lot of feelings, even if I'm not quite sure what they are.

Kate and Ryan are back on track and engaged, but still operating l
Chris Torretta
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ok, so at first I was completely cringing about the idea of this book. The end of Preservation is about Ryan and when he and Kate first met and his thinking while he was talking to her. That's great and all but I certainly didn't want to read another book which is exactly the same as the first with a different pov. Nope, this gal doesn't have time for that!

But, good news! I was totally wrong and although this IS from Ryan's perspective, it actually starts from where Preservation left off. Ok, th
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5-4ish stars

Ho hey

Oh Ryan, there were times in this book I wanted to smack sense into you and times I wanted to hug you silly. Things aren't smooth sailing after how book one ended with the proposal. There are still many issues to address, things need to be done, careers on the start. Life can get hectic fast, these two learn firsthand that your past plays a role in the present.

While Kate and Ryan have grown closer, distance can be a factor when there are things you need to do say and explain
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
This was a tough one for me to read, I'm sorry to say this, but my tolerance for the both of them became real low in this one. And there were just some things that are completely against my "code" for relationships. Some big no-nos happen and I just couldn't see things differently after that. Kate and Ryan's relationship went through the wringer again and again in this one. This book I would say is the true test of their relationship and to see if Ryan's "amazing" past can stay there, and if Kat ...more
Cyndi Becker
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, review, arc
Rachael Wade never fails to keep her readers captivated by her story lines. I love the detail she gives in each and everyone of her books, its as if the story is playing out in front of you, so vividly.

I cried a lot through this Reservation, there was a lot of heart ache, it was so nice to see Ryan's POV. You don't get a man's POV in stories very often but it was just EPIC!! I really felt for most of the characters in the story especially, Ryan, Carter and Kate. I wanted to reach thr
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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 Bra

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