Series: The Walshes #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From bestselling author Kate Canterbary comes the sexy follow-up to Necessary Restorations. Are you ready to fall in love with some rule-breakers all over again?
Can a reformed player ever truly play by someone else's rules?
Sam Walsh has finally put an end to decades of self-destruction, turned over a healthy new leaf, and now he's ready to call himself a married man. But love and marriage are only the beginning, and life is about to get much more complicated.
Will tying the knot tie down a free spirit?
Tiel Desai never imagined herself getting married again, and before she can blink, she's swept up into the Walsh wedding whirlwind. If that chaos isn't enough, she's also busy winning over her future in-laws, grappling with a bumpy adjustment to her new job, and staying afloat when a string of disappointments hit.
They're building a future, but can they ever fully demolish the past?
Sam and Tiel beat back their demons and learned to love each other, but love might not be enough to solve every problem that crawls their way.
I was so excited to learn we were getting more Sam and Tiel and I have to say, Restored has captured my heart. The Walshes are one of my favorite literary families. They are big, loud, and love giving each other hell on a regular basis. This series gets better and better with each book, and every time I read the newest one, I think this is my favorite. This book was amazing on so many levels; least of all was reconnecting with two of my favorite characters and their boisterous family.
“Tiel. I want to be married to you. I want to be yours, and I want you as mine. This is about us, and nothing else. Please, sweetheart, let’s pick a date, and then we focus on the important things, like honeymoon destinations and what to name our kids.”
In this book, we get a more mature Sam and Tiel. They are a solid unit now, and are committed to working on their issues together. It was refreshing to see how these two took on the obstacles they are faced with, including the challenges of getting married and starting a family. While they both still harbor insecurities, communication helps them avoid unnecessary drama. There is nothing forced in their relationship, everything between these two feels organic. The way Sam and Tiel love each other is beautiful.
“I get to keep you, I thought, and pressure swelled in my chest as I realized, for the millionth time, that this man belonged to me. He was going to be my husband, the father of my babies, the one I grew old and most likely senile with, the one meant all for me.”
I loved how the Walsh siblings support one another, it’s truly inspiring. You can see the growth this family has made from the first book. Kate’s writing is incredible, her witty dialogue and hilarious banter had me laughing out loud throughout the book. The emotion she pours onto the page grabbed me right from the start. There is humor, sadness, and struggle, all adding up to one incredible story.
“I want to give you everything, anything. My family, my name, my children, my everything. Take it all. Take me, and let me give you everything they couldn’t.”
This is not a standalone. The book’s timeline corresponds in part with The Cornerstone, and there are plenty of spoilers for the previous books, so I recommend reading the series in order.