Friday, October 18, 2013

Tour Stop & Giveaway: Declaration by Rachel Wade

Barnes & Noble

Featuring characters from Love and Relativity, a Preservation Series Companion Novel

Carter Montgomery spent most of his life blending in, and he liked it that way. It was always better to be seen, not heard. And while a theatric streak and friendly demeanor might have fooled most people, he knew the truth—he was the shy one. The quiet kid most people forgot about. Some might have considered that a bad thing, but those people all wanted to be in the spotlight.

The only place Carter didn’t mind attention was on stage, with The Hellions. Once content in his comfort zone in Seattle, Washington, he only knew three things: confrontation was to be avoided, keeping the peace was priority, and the moment he lost Kate Parker to Professor Ryan Campbell, he had no clue what to do with his life. Playing gigs, working at Pike Place Market, and watching BBC after the love of his life sailed off into the sunset just wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

Desperate to escape his rut, he takes a cue from Kate and chooses a random place to relocate—a small island across the country, where no one knows his name and memories of unrequited love aren’t found at every turn. Just when he thinks he’s found the perfect place to unwind and sink back into the shadows, in bursts Whitney Sinclair, a saucy firecracker who loves life and refuses to settle for second best. Full of contagious energy, she dares him to be brave, convincing him that it might finally be time to tell the world what he wants.

It might be time to make a declaration.



1. Home - Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
2. What Did I Ever Come Here For - Brandi Carlile
3. Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
4. Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
5. Paint it Black – Rolling Stones
6. After the Storm – Mumford and Sons
7. Mad World –Brandi Carlile Cover
8. Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. Trouble - Coldplay
10. Stars - Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
11. Furr- Blitzen Trapper
12. Hang with Me – Robyn
13. Slow it Down – The Lumineers (Carter’s Song)
14. Beverly Hills – Weezer
15. The Lucky Ones - Kerli
16. Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John
17. Pork and Beans - Weezer
18. Bulletproof – La Roux
19. Phantom of the Opera (Techno Remix)
20. What Makes a Good Man – The Heavy
21. Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia
22. How to Save a Life – The Fray
23. Living on the Edge- Aerosmith
24. Stubborn Love – The Lumineers (Theme Song)

This is book three in the Preservation Series and by far my favorite!! We met Carter in book one, Preservation as Kate's best friend. He had a thing for her, but the feelings weren't mutual. Well this is his story and man what a story it is. I give this one 5 stars, I give this whole series 5 stars!

In the beginning Carter is still licking his wounds where Kate is concerned, he knows he screwed up and now he isn't sure their friendship can survive. Deciding he needs a change a scenery he up and moves to Florida on a whim. Once there he meets some really great people and even though he is completely home sick, he can't deny that Florida is growing on him and that's all because of a green eyed, free spirited girl named Whitney. She gets him in all his geeky weirdness and she actually likes it, she understands.

Both Whitney and Carter have past issues to overcome, they take one step forward just to take three steps back. I love that we get to watch Carter grow into himself and realize what he wants and takes it.

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  1. I liked this sequel too, previous two weren't good as I expected.:(

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  2. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the series, Ashley! Thanks so much for hosting this tour stop today and for reading Carter's story.

    Much love,