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.
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About the Author
Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, Love and Relativity, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she's not writing, she's busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com and www.LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In Declaration, we finally get Carter's point of view. I'm completely Team Carter by the way. He has character and personality. He's irresistibly unique. I don't know what Kate was thinking. She was pretty selfish in her expectations of him, so I'm glad he finally put his needs in front of hers for once. Anyway, Carter has moved off to Florida to start over. He meets Whitney. She's spunky, and fun, and seemingly care free. They seem to be just what the other needs, but of course it's not an easy road. I loved getting to know Carter. I knew he was my favorite character in this series, this book just cemented that for me. This was my favorite book in the series, and I especially liked the Epilogue! Declaration by Rachael Wade was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Unable to watch the girl he loves fawn over another guy any longer, Carter Montgomery has moved across the country, as far as he can get from what can never be his. Now he can start over, figure out what he wants from life without all the distractions, with a chance at new friends, a new job, and maybe even a new romance. Whitney Sinclair is no wallflower. Used to going after exactly what she wants, she works hard for what she’s achieved, and achieving the good boy musician seems like a worthwhile goal. As their easy friendship builds and becomes something more, this serial dater has met her perfect match. If only she can get him to let go of the past that’s shaped him and become the man he’s meant to be. The Verdict... I was super lucky to get to read all three books in the series in a row, and after the first two, I was dying for Carter’s story. He’s been the good guy, the best friend, and in a way, the door mat for far too long, so while his cross-country move takes us away from the familiar, it makes perfect sense. He smoothly transitioned from sweet and adorable to incredibly sexy — without losing the traits that made me fall in love with him in the first place. He’s the perfect Everyman. He’s not drop-dead gorgeous, doesn’t sport chiseled abs, isn’t made of money, and doesn’t have women falling at his feet. He’s just a guy, a good, decent guy who’s had his heart broken. But as he begins to come out of his despair and create a new life for himself, he becomes every bit the catch he never thought he could be. And sooooooooo swoony! His relationship with Whitney is a wonderful contradiction. It’s easy going and simple, and it’s a whirlwind — both in and out of the bedroom. But even better than the pretty much perfect romance is watching him make his way past the hurt Kate caused and create his own happily ever after. I kind of feel like if I say too much, I’ll be giving away not only this story but also the previous two, so I’ll just say this… If you love new adult romance, grab this series now, get comfortable, and start reading. Laundry can wait, dinner can be delivered, but these three utterly addictive and incredibly sweet romances cannot wait. I’ll be posting reviews for the other two soon, and you can bet I’ll be harassing you all to give them a shot. ***FicCentral received this book from Xpresso Book Tours for free in exchange for an honest review. Even so, we're far too opinionated to let a freebie influence our thoughts or the contents of the reviews we post here.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Declaration by Rachael Wade is the third book in her Preservation series and also features characters from her book, Love and Relativity. This review will contain a few small spoilers for these books. This is Carter's story. We met Carter in Preservation as Kate's best friend. When Kate got engaged to the professor, Carter's love remained unrequited. He'd had enough. So, he up and leaves Seattle for Sannibel Island, Florida. He knows no one there and they, more importantly, don't know him. perhaps now it can be just him, his BBC, and his music. Did I mention Carter is more of an Anglophile than me? Can I be an Anglophile IF I'm British? Anyway, Carter meets and befriends Whitney from Love and Relativity and they become fast friends with the seeds being sown for them to become a LOT more. This book was romantic, heartwrenching and overall, uplifting. It had its sad moments but not too many, and for people familiar with all the previous books will TRULY enjoy the way this book joins the two worlds together seamlessly.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was so happy to get this story. I loved Carter in the previous books. Carter Montgomery moved across the country to get away from Kate. Kate was the love of Carter’s life. Unfortunately for Carter, Kate’s in love with Ryan. Carter’s not only trying to get away from Kate, he’s also trying to find his place in the world. He’s become bored and complacent in his life. He needs something new, something different. Whitney Sinclair knows just what she wants out of life. She’s working hard to achieve her goals, but she still makes time to cut loose and have fun. She gets Carter to help her watch over her best friend, Emma. They become friends. Their friendship could turn into more. But will they be able to let go of past hurts and relationships to move forward with their own love story. Let’s get the technical aspect out of the way. This book was very well-written, easy-to-read, and fast-paced. I finished it in one sitting. Yes, it can be read as a stand alone. You don’t need to read the others first, but this book just might make you want to. Okay, that’s done. Now for the gushing. I absolutely loved this story. I loved reading about my old friends (yes, they’re my friends) from Preservation, Reservation, and Love & Relativity. I really loved how Whitney and Carter’s relationship grew from friendship. I loved that they were so open and honest with each other. It didn’t have quite as much angst as the previous books and that was very refreshing. I didn’t have to have a box of tissues next to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the angst, but I also love the books that make me smile, and this one sure made me smile. Overall, a great read. 5-Bombs Reviewed by Tracy