Two lonely hearts.
Just once, Alex Emmerling would like to be someone's first choice.
She's strong-willed and spunky, but she's left picking up the pieces from her ex's lies and manipulations, and daydreaming about taking a scalpel to his scrotum.
Flying under the radar is what Riley Walsh does best.
He's laid-back and loyal, but he wants the most off-limits woman in his world, and nothing will ever make that a reality.
An arrangement of mutual benefit.
Two months, four dates.
Five, if things go well.
Five at the most.
But possibly six.
Definitely no more than six dates.
Only the appearance of a romantic relationship is required, and they expect nothing more from their time together. There will be none of those benefits involved.
One wild weekend.
After waking up in bed together - very naked and even more hungover - the terms and conditions of their arrangement no longer apply. Now they're faced with something riskier than exposing their fake relationship: Letting go of the past and zipping up the future.
Some things have to fall apart before they can be put back together.
- Kelsey G.
Loved this story and the narration!
Awwww- I love Riley and Alex - their characters and story were so good! As usual, Lucy Rivers and Christian Fox were excellent!
- Michelle Lima
the book is awesome but the narrators could have
the book is awesome, Riley is hot and I felt so much for him, Alex was good too, my problem was the narration. Lucy Rivers did not fit well for me
- Jen - Audible Addict
Walsh Series Hangover!
I just tore through all 7 available audiobooks in this series in 7 days and it is definitely one of my favorites and will be a repeat listen for me! Preservation is no exception to this storytelling and performance excellence! Throughout the series we have had snippets of Riley as kind of a mess. Preservation takes a deep dive into this complex character who is tortured by the shared past of the family as well as feelings for someone absolutely impossible. He is sweet, funny, intelligent, talented, and if you are lucky enough for him to share that side of himself he is a dirty-talking sexual dynamo genius who meets his match when he wasn't looking! Alex is a hard-working, devoted, no-nonsense surgeon fighting for recognition in a male-dominated profession and dealing with double standards with sex, relationships, and even her family. She is a bad ass whose main flaw is self doubt and feeling like she is always the runner up, never the first choice. They come together by first being friends and doing each other a favor, which is the best way to build something. They are electric together and the pieces that don't look like they could possibly work click together. Mistakes are made. I was hooked. Devoured this audiobook in less than 24 hours.
The narration by Lucy and Christian is wonderful. I experienced this whole series and really got lost in their performances. I hope we don't have to wait too long for the next book on audio! Definitely worth the credit!!!