Monday, December 14, 2015

Book Review: The Cornerstone (Walsh Family #4) by Kate Canterbary

I love this fuckin series so hard!

OK now that I've gotten that out of the way...

Shannon Walsh is the glue that holds her family together. Her four brothers count on her for pretty much everything and she gives her all to take care of their every need. But she doesn't let anyone take care of her. Whether she wants to admit it or not, it is starting to take its toll.

When Will Halsted met the smart mouthed red head at his sister's wedding, he immediately thought of ways to keep her mouth busy and quiet. Their heated words turn into a couple nights of intense passion. Then that one weekend turned into stolen weekends together here and there. Soon he realizes he could never get enough of her. But she's got thick brick walls surrounding her heart and he's determined to be the man to knock them down.

Hands down, Will is my new favorite hero in this series. He is the perfect amount of bossy, attentive and loving all wrapped up in a hot Navy SEAL package. I absolutely loved the snarky banter between these two that almost always led to super hot hate fucking. And the dirty things that came out of his mouth? Totally melted me into a puddle of goo.

Shannon is so busy taking care of everyone else that she neglects herself. She keeps her pain and issues bottled in and suffers alone, and there is a ton of hidden pain there. I found her to be bitchy in the previous novels leading up to this one, but now I get her and I adore her. Shannon and Will are the perfect partners for eahc other and I loved every minute of him slowly climbing those walls of her and them blowing them to bits. So good. So hot. I just loved it all. I can't wait to see which Walsh family member is up next.

Favorite Quotes
"You don't want nice. You kick the shit out of nice. You fight dirty and you fuck dirty, and you only want someone who can operate at that level, too."

"When you get home tonight, you're getting undressed, spreading your legs, and telling me all about your day while I lick your pussy."

"You are my fire and ice, my calm and chaos, my everything, and I can't remember life before loving you. Now shut up and strip, unless you want me ripping those clothes off."

"You're real sassy until your wrists are tied behind your back and you have a cock in your mouth."

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Title: The Cornerstone
Author: Kate Canterbary
Series: Walsh Family #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A tough-as-nails businesswoman. An arrogant Navy SEAL. A power struggle with no end in sight.

Some people hook-up at weddings. Others break a hotel room bed (and a table, and a desk, and some complimentary bathrobe belts) and discover they've been surviving on bargain basement orgasms their entire lives.
The last one? Yeah. That's all me.

She's driven and demanding...
I wasn't always a bitch. There's a dirty little trick to succeeding in business: the sweet and innocent rarely survive. I fought my way up from nothing, and I don't bend for anyone.

Until Will Halsted ties me to a headboard and makes me his...for now.

One wild, filthy night turns into another, and then...we can't stop. Each time we're together is more addictive than the last, but it's nothing more than a sexy escape from reality.

Or is it?

He's never walked away from a challenge...
I wasn't always a warrior but now it's in my bones and blood. That's what years spent in the Special Forces does to a man. My entire life is classified: where I've been, what I've seen, what I've done, and there's no mission too dangerous.

Until I realize that falling for Shannon Walsh is like trying to swim against a riptide. She's going to tear me up and toss me to the shore, and I'll love every minute of it.

Every time I'm down range, I want her counting the hours until I'm back. Waiting for me. She's done it before; she'll do it again.

Or will she?

They're wrong for each other in every possible way...
Or are they?


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.

Twitter: @kcanterbary

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