Book Review: The Space Between by Kate Canterbary

Space Between

Title: The Space Between (The Walshes #2)
Author: Kate Canterbary
Date of Publication: November 18th 2014
Rating: 5 stars

Some lines are meant to be crossed.

That hair. That fucking hair. It was everywhere, always, and I wanted to tangle my fingers in those dark curls and pull. And that would be fine if she wasn’t my apprentice.

Andy Asani was nothing like I expected. She was exotic and scary-brilliant, and the slightest murmur from those lips sent hot, hungry lust swirling through my veins. Outside my siblings, she was the only person I could name who shared my obsession with preserving Boston’s crumbling buildings.

My wants were few: good eats, tall boots, hot yoga, interesting work. One incredibly hot architect with the most expressive hazel eyes I ever encountered and entirely too much talent in and out of the bedroom wasn’t part of the original plan. Apparently he was part of the package.

Wine was my rabbi and vodka was my therapist, and I needed plenty of both to survive my apprenticeship. Especially with Patrick Walsh leaving love notes in the form of bite marks all over my body.

Michelle's Review

Well when I requested this book to review, I wasn’t certain it was a family series. You can read this book as a standalone, but why would you, I know I’m not going to. I’m going to read Underneath It All (Walshes #1) as soon as possible. This book is Patrick’s and Andy’s story (Andy is a female ya’ll, she has a huge name that is why she has shorten).

This is the first time I’ve read any of Kate’s books (this is her second novel) and I will definitely be reading more of her books. This book is about a family owned architectural firm (five of the six sibling work here, there is another sister, Erin, who wasn’t in this book much until the end). Patrick is the oldest of the bunch. He needs to hire an apprentice and when the strikingly exotic, beautiful Andy Asani shows up for her interview, the internal monologue that Patrick is going through his head was one of many funny moments in the book. While Patrick keeps throwing these unusual questions and impossible questions to Andy during her interview, she kept knocking them out of the ballpark with her responses. Patrick did NOT want to hire her because he knew that his liver or his penis could not handle it.

Then you get Andy Asani. I love me a strong, smart woman, that gets what she wants. You may not like her at first. She will come off as pretentious, but it’s really part of her charm. She has a dry sense of humor and takes no shit from Patrick. She wanted this apprenticeship, she was holding off for this one and this one only. She blatantly told Patrick and his sister Shannon that their firm was the only place she wanted to work. Of course, she has been obsessing about Patrick Walsh while in graduate school and reading his Thesis as her bedtime story. Oh and the fact that he is not hard on the eyes also helped.

Patrick loves control and the fact that he can’t control his urges for Andy is hysterical. Again, his internal monologues with himself regarding Andy, you will be spitting out any drink while reading. The funny texts back and forth between Patrick and Andy, hysterical. Finally, at 48%, we get some sexy times. All I’m going to say, is bathroom scene.

When neither of them can’t stop denying the sexual chemistry between them, they have a secret affair unbeknownst to Patrick’s other siblings. Of course, one person notices. During their time together, Andy learns so much about Patrick’s sad upbringing and his douche bag of a father. She felt like a kindred spirit, since her upbringing was pretty sad.

Of course, some unnecessary drama unfolds between Patrick and Andy. She feels betrayed. During their time apart, she realizes some things about herself. Their HEA is not until the very end of the book because you wanted that HEA you need that HEA. OMG, but I’m getting ahead of myself, the hot explosive sex these two have, make sure your B.O.B. is around, just saying.

I had the pleasure of tweeting back and forth with the author. She noticed my Goodreads status on Twitter. I love when an author reaches out and sheds some light to the characters. I cannot wait to read the previous Walsh book and the ones that she is working on. Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with Kate’s writing style, humor, she didn’t drag the plot. Oh and you will love the freaking nicknames they give each other. You know you are part of the Walsh clan if you get a nickname.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

If wine was my rabbi, vodka was therapist and I needed some sorting out. Andy to herself.

Patrick to Andy: “I’d like to hear you sigh like that while I’m fucking you. When you’re coming for me. When you’re begging for more.”

Yeah, I love me a dirty talking Patrick.

– Michelle

*An ARC was provided by Rock Star PR for an honest review.


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Book One on The Walshes Series

Underneath It All (The Walshes, #1)
Brewing up trouble one pint at a time.

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Lovers …Logan Martin can’t believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn’t know is that he needs the land her brewery is on–and he’ll do whatever it takes to get it.

An Irresistible Combination …Their wager becomes a battle between their attraction and their determination to win. But it’s in each other’s arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than their bet. With the town against the Sweet Salvation Brewery’s success, Logan has to choose between what’s expected of him and what he really wants…

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Kate 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 Rhode Island 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.

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