Snowy days, steamy nights.
The Walshes are live and home for the holidays.
‘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.
MORE WALSHES! ♥ ♥ ♥
Thank you, Kate Canterbary for giving us a surprise opportunity to check in with one of my favourite fictional families. Yes, the Walshes are gathering together for the holidays and there are shenanigans to be had – including possessive alpha males and the “women who own them“, inappropriate staff meetings, communal underwear shopping and a whole lotta sexy time!
Written (mostly) from the POV of the men of the series, we get the chance to catch up with each of the couples individually, as well as the family as a whole (always a wonderfully entertaining experience) in what is a fun, sexy and romantic epilogue-of-sorts for the series.
In terms of story continuation for the series, this isn’t a book that was needed because Preservation finished off the series beautifully. But it does provide some further development/closure for each of the couples and is a must-read for fans of the series who, like me, are desperate for any little glimpse of these beloved characters. We also get a bit of a hint of what could possibly be future spin offs to come, and I say bring it on!
I loved this little read. It’s a quick one, but one that had me grinning, laughing out loud and swooning all over again as Kate proves once again why these characters hold such a special place in my heart.
Fantastic! 4.5 stars.
An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The Walsh Series
About the Author
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.