by Kate Canterbary

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'Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the North End

Not a Walsh had his life together, not even his friends;

The parties were planned by the foodies with care,

In hopes that Wes and Erin would soon find their way there;

The men were stressing over last minute shopping lists and plans,

While the ladies were busy with work and nesting and finding the right paella pans;

When out in the dining room there arose such a clatter,

The Halsted dogs sprang from their beds to see what was the matter;

They whistled and shouted and called each other names,

While the secrets and announcements and surprises quickly came;

So onto another adventure they flew

With the sleigh full of Walshes, and the Commodore too--

As they continued arguing and clamoring around,

Down the road an unexpected visitor came with a bound;

But it wasn't long until couples were all nestled snug in their beds,

With new memories of steamy holiday nights dancing in their heads.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158778599
Publisher: Vesper Press
Publication date: 12/14/2017
Series: Walsh Series , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 483 KB

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.

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Thresholds 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Kathryn Linke More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Thresholds is sure to delight, Kate Canterbary throws readers back into the crazy, quirky, loving world that is the Walshes. Told in multiple points of view, I was completely captivated and enthralled from the very first chapter. Full of fun, shenanigans, heat and steam, this glimpse in to a holiday with the Walshes is sure to delight anyone familiar with the series. Through the complete disregard for boundaries, banter, arguments and camaraderie I found myself smiling, giggling and laughing out loud. The men continue to be alpha's through and through, and the women who own their hearts continue to be sassy, and fun. I will be eagerly awaiting further titles by this very talented author, who's characters have captured my heart.
Embell More than 1 year ago
The Walsh family shenanigans are plentiful in this book (Book 8). Whereas the first seven books could be read as standalones, though I'm a purest and believe they should be read in order to truly understand and soak in all the feels, this book should be read after the first seven books. Thresholds is full of spoilers. You'll get chapters from characters you've been craving to hear from and even a chapter from a random character (this one was a total surprise to me). It's everything you want in a Walsh book, shenanigans, potential shambles, heart, sexy times, and growley bitey men. The Walsh universe continues and grows as if these characters are real and we're just popping in to check on them during the holiday season. Never have I ever been so passionate about a series. If you're already invested in the Walsh universe dive in and savior this one; and if you haven't joined our crazy family of Walsh lovers yet, all I have to say is get to it, you won't regret it.
Mgrabeel More than 1 year ago
All the Walsh-y goodness with a nice little Christmas bow All of the Walsh clan and their significant others return for the eighth book in this series. With a little insight into each of their personal relationships since we last enjoyed them, as well as, the prerequisite Monday morning staff meeting, this book had me feeling like I was home again. Normally, I would give a brief synopsis of each of the main characters but this one presented viewpoints for each of the characters I have loved throughout this series. We are introduced to a new character whose personality weaves well into the Walsh cloth. Another character that has only been briefly visited before makes an appearance in greater detail. Riley has been my favorite Walsh since the beginning (not to say I don't love them all) but his awkwardness makes him very endearing. In this book, he doesn't disappoint, as his personality shines through in true-Riley fashion. I highly recommend this book along with all of the others by this author. The world she has created is amazing and very descriptive, so much I can picture every little detail of a place I've never visited. With the holidays upon us, now would be a great time to add this book to your list of must-reads. I have read everything this author has written and am starved for more. I am excited to see what's next!
Louise Hallett More than 1 year ago
I am totally in love with The Walshes, so this book was a wonderful (pre-)Christmas surprise. Whilst Sam and Tiel's books are still my favourite, I love all the couples equally so this was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with them all. It isn't a Walsh book if it doesn't make you laugh, envious, hot under the collar (or damp in the panty area if I'm being totally honest) search for breadcrumbs and cry big fat ugly tears. This most assuredly is a Walsh book, so try and read it somewhere discrete, otherwise you will receive some VERY strange looks. I know this review is vague but we've been warned that spoilers will get us into trouble. And I don't think it's the fun kind of trouble involving Will, rope and spanking (***I wish***). If you've never read a Walsh book before WHY NOT? Underneath it All (book #1) is currently free so pick that up and find out just what amazingness you've been missing. If you have read some or all of them then you know just how wonderful, fabulous and salty this book will be.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
Gawd I love these Walshes, their dysfunctional but in the Walsh way their kind of normal. If that even makes sense. And I’ve said this before if Kate writes 20 of these books, I’ll read each and everyone. Thresholds was a bit different than the others. You had multiple points of views. Which, I usually don’t like more than two, I’m just very picky. But Kate is magic. She wrote this story with multiple points of views and your so enthralled by the story, it’s over, and then you just want more. How can it end like that?! I need more. I’m not going to tell you what happens. Because there’s so much that happens within all these pages. That I’d rather you just enjoy this as much as I did. I laughed throughout and also teared up. Anyway.. I can’t wait for the next one. Overall, I give this Five Boundless Stars
Jill__D More than 1 year ago
5 huge stars for - Thresholds - the eighth book in the Walsh series by Kate Canterbary. This book is NOT at all meant to stand-alone from the series instead it is described as a gift of “more” for fans of this epic family of awesomeness from Boston. Set at the most wonderful time of the year - everyone we know and love is accounted for in this full length book. We even have Justin and the Commodore as part of all the shenanigans in the North End. With the siblings up to their usual bickering and insults flying left and right I found myself wanting to re-read the series all over again. With updates and check-in's with all the couples this is one book you won't want to miss. After all no one does Christmas like the Walsh family and this year's will be one for the history books.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
This is a great Christmas romance by Kate Canterbary! Thesholds is the eighth book in The Walshes series and is definitely as good as the rest of books. It's Christmas time and everyone is finishing up their work week and getting ready to celebrate with friends and family. The guys thought getting together and going shopping for their women together was the best way to handle the possibility of making a gift giving mistake, but they are all in for a few surprises. You just never know what you are going to get with the Walshes and those who love them. I loved revisiting the Walsh family and all of their loved ones. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
Brigid68 More than 1 year ago
Kate Canterbary your words slay me, I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. Thresholds is a holiday story about our favorite family, the Walsh's. Shenanigans abound, as they only can when it comes to this family. I refuse to give anything even remotely spoilerish away in this review so just know Thresholds has all of the feels, every last one of them!! You really can't go wrong one-clicking this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a reunion of all Walsh siblings with a touch of more friends and family. An amazing Christmas reunion with all of them. Not one of the siblings was forgotten, they all got a part in this wonderful book. I definitely recommend that you read the series to appreciate and love the family. I have a wonderful gut feeling that there is more to come and this is not the end of walshery ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
KOM More than 1 year ago
Thresholds is a holiday romance that acknowledges just how complicated the holidays can be. There are misbehaving family members, vulnerable partners experiencing their first holidays together, first-time parents struggling to reconcile parenthood with all the other pre-existing parts of their lives, world travelers trying to get home, and unplanned excitement of all kinds. And that's just a list off the top of my head. Thresholds is a joy to read because, like all Kate Canterbary books, it is phenomenally well written, with beautiful turns of phrase and multidimensional characters. It is also hilariously funny and deeply, often tear-provokingly, moving. This book is a return to the Walsh family, so I don't know that I would recommend reading it without having read at least one of the Walsh series books- but this is more because you would enjoy it SO much more having already met these phenomenal characters than because you wouldn't get it or like it. For those of us who are Walsh fans already, Thresholds feels like the best kind of homecoming, where you see people you love and have missed and get to catch up on their lives. All the Walshes are here, with chapters dedicated to each of the couples, and there are some bonuses from characters we know and love who haven't had books, including a hilarious episode about a "stray" who is invited to a family evening and misbehaves in an understandable and hysterically funny way. Thresholds has an unexpected and intriguing ending- because what would a Kate Canterbary book be without some unexpectedly delightful surprises?
ssickles More than 1 year ago
Another epic book in The Walsh Series by Kate Canterbary! It was everything we never knew we wanted, yet everything we needed!! If you haven’t read books 1-7, do yourself a favor and read them first. This book has everything we’ve come to love from the Walshes. Growly boys, salty females, every beloved Walsh and their supporting cast. We meet some new characters along the way that have us wanting for more! I LOVED hearing directly from Judy and The Commodores POV a few times throughout the book. To sum everything up without giving anything away, this book is the perfect Walsh update, wrapped up in a sparkly Christmas bow! Thank you Kate for surprising us with this book!
OverTheMoonForRomance More than 1 year ago
Ms. Canterbary gave us a surprise and early Christmas present. To say I was shocked was putting it mildly, me included. She kept this nice and quiet. She wrote a blurb and she ran with it, and boy she didn't disappoint. Let me just get this out of the way, if this is your first Kate Canterbary book, then we can't be friends. I joke, but seriously, get on the bandwagon and start with Underneath it All. Also, if you start with Thresholds, well there's lots and lots of spoilers so you've been warned. Holidays with the Walshes is what I would have expected no less from this author. Full of laughs, loads of sexy times, some serious conversations, inappropriate pickup lines, some tears but most of all love. We even get a POV from Judy and the Commodore. Let's just say, I know why Will is all about the spanking lol. We get POVs from all the men and those were hysterical. Wait until you read them getting lingerie for their wives. We also get a few surprises regarding some of the relationships, no, not telling you, you have to read it for yourself. We get some new blood. Of course, author lady saves the best for last and has me patiently waiting for the story, but damn that was some ending. Join the excitement and read Thresholds!
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
I LOVE presents and since I had my head wrapped around that the Walsh series was over, this surprise story is an awesome early Christmas present!! If you haven't had the immense pleasure of reading about the Walshes, this is not, I repeat IS NOT, the place to start! But do yourself a big favor and read the series. From the first book, I have felt like a member of this family and because of that, I am so very happy and grateful that I get to spend Christmas with them. Told from the POV of all of the men, I loved getting back into their heads and seeing all of the off the wall things that only they can do. From Christmas shopping to throwing Christmas parties to setting up security, I was laughing hysterically from basically start to finish. But the Walshes wouldn't be the Walshes if they also didn't make you shed a tear or two. I'm excited about the secondary characters who were introduced and the future happiness for all of the Walsh clan. I still can't wipe the smile off my face!!
khulseman More than 1 year ago
This is a MUST read for any fan of the series. This is definitely not to be skipped. You need to add it to your eReader and just devour it. If you aren't a fan, dust off your copy of Underneath It All and get to reading. Kate has this phenomenal ability to paint your imagination with a tale that will engage you from book to book. You never feel on repeat; always feeling each story is fresh insight to have you in falling deeper in love with the characters she has created. I devoured this story in hours. Readers get the full holiday treatment of only what a Walsh Family Christmas can be. We hear from all our favorite family members and then some. Kate Canterbary is an amazing storyteller. Her voice carries the novel with multiple POVs as the reader is watching each day unfold. You stayed glued to the screen and lost in their world- happily. I see this as a holiday favorite I return to again and again like my binge watching of Love Actually. For more obnoxious fangirling and all the reasons to read this book, check out my blog review at My Own Bookshelves.
litljen More than 1 year ago
Oh.My.God......Kate Canterbary has blown my mind YET AGAIN. Just when I thought the Walsh family saga was over, she goes and drops a surprise 8th book and quite literally causes my world to tilt on its axis!!! This book is EVERYTHING!!!! The first thing you should know is that this book is NOT A STANDALONE! If you have not already read the Walsh series, first, WHY NOT?????? But beyond that, stop right here and go back to start the series from book 1 (Underneath It All) because there's so much Walshy-goodness in this book that you will want to start at the beginning of the series so you don't miss a thing. Thresholds is full of fan-freakin-tastic spoilers and references to past events that dedicated fans will rejoice and bow down to Queen Canterbary and her brilliantly clever mind. Thresholds is told from MULTIPLE points of view. Yup, you read that's not dual POV but multiple POV giving us a gloriously comprehensive story from the entire Walsh Universe, including JUDY and THE COMMODORE!!! GAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! If that isn't the biggest, tastiest treat of all, I don't know what is! The story takes place during the holiday season and there are shenanigans, growly boys, "shopping" adventures and parties as well as bombshells that will delight fans. There are moments you will laugh your ass off (one particular chapter literally had me howling with laughter!) and there are moments that you will get emotional and likely shed a tear or two. It all comes together into one perfect book that readers will absolutely adore. And with a few new in-depth character introductions, Canterbary has paved the way for possible spinoffs. I, for one, will be waiting with bated breath in hopes that they materialize. Because anything that Canterbary writes, I will read. Thresholds was a joy to read and, as with the rest of the books in the series, I am suffering from post-Walsh depression now that I've finished the last page. This family reunion was everything I could've ever wanted. Thank you Ms. Canterbary for making my holidays complete!
Tracy_Reads_Kissy_Books More than 1 year ago
Thresholds is not a standalone. I would recommend having some prior Walsh experience to fully enjoy each moment of this book. In Thresholds, we get to see everyone during the Christmas rush in Boston. New friends are introduced a bit more and we get updates on old favorites. The book is told from multiple points of view, some are familiar, some are new. Thresholds had me tearing up, in heartbreak, then from laughter. I was devouring each word. I've been a huge fan of Ms. Canterbary's writing style since book 1, and Thresholds is no exception. I simply could NOT put it down. The Walsh Universe is one I could happily get stuck in and never leave. Thresholds is paced evenly, laugh out loud funny at points, and gasp worthy at others. I loved getting to know a few characters a bit better, and to be in their head felt like an experience of a lifetime. I can say, I will never get sick of this family, and will gladly accept any scrap of the Walshes Ms. Canterbary is willing to give.
Grottoes More than 1 year ago
I LOVED IT!! If you haven't read the Walsh Family series, Please do yourself a huge favor and start with Underneath It All. This is one of the best series EVER. There are spoilers in THRESHOLDS. This book is a gigantic Christmas gift to the readers. Warm, wonderful and exciting. I was engrossed from the start and pretty much read it in one sitting, it required staying up very late but I'm dedicated that way, ha! Whatever you're reading, this is better. I won't say more than that because it should hit you blind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like this is a punchline to a joke. Instead of three men walk into a bar, three Walsh men walk into a lingerie store.... It begins with Judy's Christmas letter, and ends with me in tears. Every member of the family is represented here. Twists, turns surprises, and two things that I am DYING to know the answer to. But no spoilers here. Just, go forth and read this. Make cookies, make eggnog, and between baking batches, curl up with this. I'm a Grinch, and this almost makes me want a holiday.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
MORE WALSHES equals heartwarming moments, heat and family shenanigans #MUSTREAD ---- What a great Christmas treat by author Kate Canterbary- it is a novella in the The Walsh Series. It is very much an epic novella in the world of the Walsh siblings and their spouses. It was totally, completely everything I never knew I needed yet somehow so totally really needed and loved. If you have not read books 1-7, then you have missed out and in order to read this story, you will need to read the previous books to understand what is going on in Thresholds. I do not want to give any spoilers away but I will say you will get to see possessive alpha males and the wives, who own their hearts, relatives gathering for a fantastic Christmas get together, and the usual laughs, hijinks, and passionate sexy times. You will get to revisit previous characters and meet new characters—you get POV from all the men—trust me, that had me in stitches—two words – lingerie shopping LOL. Plus there are some surprises regarding the state of the relationships regarding some of the couples . Bet you are wondering which Walsh’s… I won’t tell you, you have to read it for yourself. I know many are wondering about Wes and Ms. Kate didn’t forget Wes –whoa, she didn’t forget Wes. I was very shocked by the ending of the story of this book. This was a roller coaster of a book filled with all my favorite Walshes. I have loved each and every one of the characters. Kate Canterbary has written such a EPIC romance story that was a beautiful, funny, sexy read. She knows how to give the FEELS.Oh the FEELS…wrapped up like a sparkly Christmas present. My Rating: 4.6 stars ***** “I received an advanced copy of this book from the author at no cost to me."
Shadowwolf36 More than 1 year ago
Thresholds is an unexpected surprise book 8 in the Walsh family series and absolutely nothing has changed. Kate continues to give us deep yet funny, witty, beautiful characters who despite their idiosyncrasies have us all falling over each other to get just one more piece of them. If you haven't read previous books, you might want to start there as this book will definitely contain spoilers to those other books (but they still can't ever really spoil them because you WANT to read Kate's words...every last one of them.) THIS MAY contain spoilers only if you have not read the previous books. ........................................................................................................................................................................ Thresholds gives us a bird's eye view of the "what happens after" the siblings have all seemed to have found their footing, their significant others, the life's purpose. Is it smooth sailing? Probably usually has a few pitfalls along the way. It is difficult to tell you about the book without spoiling some wonderful revelations that are not in the previous books. But I can say that Shannon and Will have "extensive conversations", Sam and Tiel find their "after baby" selves again, Patrick and Andy find themselves in tight quarters both physically and emotionally, Matt and Lauren find their groove, Nick and Erin fall more in love despite distance, Riley & Alex are definitely in the honeymoon phase still and Judy and the Commodore? Well they just love singing competitions. Shopping for Christmas gifts will never, ever be the same and family dinners are as they have always been, full of chaos and surprises and an ending that had me saying What the what? We also meet and learn about other characters that have me going hmmmmmmmmmmm. An amazing story all around that as always leaves me begging for more.