Underneath it all (The Walsh Series book 1) by Kate Canterbary

Underneath it allBlurbLauren
It’s all the little things—the action plans, the long-kept promises—that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.

After I met Matthew Walsh.

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.

A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn’t letting anyone tell her what to do.

Unless, of course, she was naked.

She wasn’t looking for me and I sure as shit wasn’t looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.

Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws people down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.



3.5 Stars


This book started off a little average for me. They met and the attraction was so much that they just had to give in a to their carnal desires.  Then the book took a bit of a turn.  I really liked how the woman was a bit of a commitment phobe and the guy was a bit more needy.  It seemed a bit like the gender roles were reversed.  She wrote the male character in such a away that I don’t feel he lost any of his masculinity.

However, for some reason I feel that the female MC came off too one dimensional.  I didn’t see any other dimensions except for her just kind of being selfish and leaving him dangling.  He pursued her aggressively and allowed her to ignore him for days on end, only coming around when she felt like it.  I don’t know I kind of had an issue with that but for the most part the book was good.

The fact that she didn’t want to compromise was a bit of a turn off.  Like she didn’t know that she could have her cake and eat it too.  Or she didn’t want to work for it cause she was afraid she would lose herself by allowing herself to be in a relationship.

I felt that the love was too soon. Although who am I to talk because two months after I started seeing my husband we were living together.  Four months is plenty of time, I guess, to fall in love.   I am on the fence if I will read any more books in this series.

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2 thoughts on “Underneath it all (The Walsh Series book 1) by Kate Canterbary

  1. I didn’t love the first book, but I enjoyed the other three. And yes, Lauren was a turn off for me. I would suggest giving book 2 a try – they do get better.

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