My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“If there’s anyone in the world who deserves a happy ending, it’s two broken people who taught each other to love.”
I’m going to be straightforward about this one…If someone had told me I’d be giving this book five stars, I don’t know that I would have believed them. Although I’m well acquainted with (and a huge fan of) Rachael Wade’s work, I wasn’t really sure I even wanted to read Ryan’s book. I’d fallen in love with Ryan at the beginning of Preservation but by the time I’d reached the end, he’d left me annoyed. I’d felt like he didn’t deserve Kate. But when Reservation came out, I felt like I needed to read it – maybe for some kind of closure, or maybe to try and better understand Ryan Campbell and his motives. I’m so glad I decided to read this book!
Not only did I fall in love with Ryan all over again, I felt like I found some resolution in the way things had ended in book 1. That’s not to say that I didn’t want to wring his neck or clock him over the head with a frying pan; I just better understood the motive behind his actions. I gained that insight I’d been looking for – the why behind his stupid, seemingly selfish decision. I guess, in other words, I’d gained a sense of compassion for him while reading Reservation. That compassion continued to grow as I went through the book, and by the time I’d reached the last half of the book, I couldn’t bring myself to put it down.
There had been one small detail that I would have liked to have seen more “resolved,” so to speak. But other than that, I absolutely loved Ryan’s story. I’d also appreciated the fact that Ryan’s story hadn’t simply his side of the Preservation book – it was a completely original novel with a completely different story line, and I loved that! Now I’m just waiting for Carter’s story, book 3 of the Preservation series…rather impatiently, I might add, since he just so happens to be my favorite character from the series!
View all my reviews