Underneath It All

Underneath It All

by Kate Canterbary


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Underneath It All by Kate Canterbary

If I had known I'd have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I'd have made time for a pedicure. Also, a little chat about not losing my shit at all the wrong moments.

Hindsight was a bitch, and karma...well, I didn't know her story yet.

Meet Lauren Halsted.

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 fell ass-over-elbow into Matthew Walsh's arms.

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.

Meet Matthew Walsh.

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 them down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946352491
Publisher: Vesper Press
Publication date: 10/04/2017
Series: The Walsh Series , #1
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 570,812
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Kate Canterbary is the author of the Walsh series. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper, 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. Visit her at katecanterbary.com.

Christian Fox is a seasoned veteran for erotica narration.

Lucy Rivers is a seasoned narrator of erotica and books on human sexuality.

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Underneath It All 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok,but not great enough to buy the next book.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying that any book whose heroine is named Lauren, is automatically put on my TBR list. I know it sounds absurd, but I always feel a kind of kinship to a character that shares my name. It makes me happy and causes me to read the book blurb. With that said, between the alluring cover, book blurb and positive reviews on Amazon, I just had to read this story. Kate Canterbary is a "new to me" author, and Underneath It All is the first book in her series about The Walsh family. Since the story is written in the dual point of view, I was able to get to know each main character quite intimately. Lauren Halsted is a strong, intelligent, and slightly curvy workaholic. She knows how to defend herself, since her father taught her everything he knows due to his former life as a Navy SEAL. Every SEAL motto ever used has been engrained into Lauren's mind and she relies on it to get her through some really tough moments. She is a teacher who is in the process of opening up her own school, which is her calling. Due to the parameters of Lauren's fellowship, Matthew Walsh is one of the only architects in the country with the credentials to help her build a school. Matthew and his siblings run a very successful architectural firm in Boston. They are all very close, despite the fact that their father is a mean and manipulative rat fink. Matthew is hot and has never fallen in love, due to his 24/7 work schedule and lack of need for a romantic commitment. Having Lauren in his life totally changes his outlook on love, especially during their amazingly hot encounters both in and out of the bedroom. Matthew is truly enjoying his caveman role in their relationship, while Lauren can't get enough of his touch, scent, or his ability to bring out her dirty girl desires during sex. Overall, this is a well-written, sexy, emotionally charged book with a great cast of characters. Book two in the series was released earlier this month and I can't wait to read it. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't decided to even finish this book. I am on page 177 out of 266, and can't decide if I want to read any more about these 2 waffling individuals. I can't find anything endearing or likeable about Lauren, and Matt's backbone is a little suspect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good charactesation and plot tjat kept you wondering. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So well written, so descriptive, loveable characters, some not so much. I smiled, I laughed, I cried. Couldn't put it down, read it in one day and added this author to my favorites list. Can't wait to read more Walsh family stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, excited about his series
khulseman More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Walsh Family series book. Kate Canterbary stuns this reader with the originality and engrossing storytelling that had me reading chapter after chapter with the inability to put it down until 'The End'. I will apologize in advance for the redundancy of the reviews of the series. That paragraph above will be repeated with each book. Although this review is supposed to be centered around this particular story, I'd be remiss if I don't explain what it is that I love about Ms Canterbary's writing. In whatever genre you prefer, there will be repeating of storylines/tropes. But when you find an original voice that gifts you with engaging characters - you just fall in love with reading again. For the entire Walsh family series, Kate Canterbary built upon a foundation as a whole while keeping each siblings story focused. As a reader, I felt emotionally involved with the each unique story told. Matthew and Lauren are two of the most unlikely pair. So unlike in their drive to accomplish their goals. One is methodical and what I call a 'glue' person. Lauren is driven and so goal focused that nothing will impede her way - including herself. In a vain of honesty, if Lauren was my best friend, I would have knocked her upside the head a number of times. But what made the story work was Matthew wasn't giving up on Lauren no matter how hard she pushed. They come out of the battlefield of HEA a bit bloody and bruised but you know in the end they so deserved their love story. Here goes the lecture: You will read the series in order. And I also recommend you read one right after another. Kate Canterbary is just starting the foundation for book one. You want to be a part of the construction and relish in the final reveal. This series is amongst my personal favorites and one I will read over and over again. 5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the quick wit and realistic story line
Greengirl86 More than 1 year ago
I almost put this down after the first chapter. The constant interruption of narration and internal thoughts in the dialogue got old fast. It slows the pace of the story. And the necklace...that kind of necklace...worn by an innocent. Not buying it.
Trisha-R More than 1 year ago
Underneath it All (Walsh Series Book 1) Kate Canterbary This book is probably my favorite of the Walsh series so far. I loved the humor that rolls off the pages while Matt and Lauren struggle to find their way. It was supposed to be a one night stand. It ends up being so much more. Their journey to get there is hot, hilarious, sexy, and occasionally sad. The writing is spot on. The interactions between the Walsh siblings are so damn well written, the trauma that is Angus is horrifying and oppressive. Kate draws you in from the very first line and doesn’t let you go until the very end, when you put the book down, disbelieving that it’s over and yearning for more. This book is so fantastic I have actually read it three times before I realized I haven’t written a review. One of my favorite parts in this book is when Lauren is thinking to herself about the state of her love life or lack thereof just prior to meeting Matthew: ‘I hand an incredible group of friends, and a number of vibrators powerful enough to chip a tooth if not handled with care. There was no room in my life for men right now, no need to make room’. There are numerous hidden gems like that one throughout the book. It really is worth the time to read this and get lost in Boston with the hot architect and the naughty school teacher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how she wrote the book from each main character. The back and forth between to dominate people was amazing! Good read overall and I'm on the book number 2!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, I love the perspective viewpoint of both Lauren and Matt. I also loved hiw she was strong in mind and body, yet tinged with a little sweet and sour. She was not a door mat, but she wasn't a hardass either. The road to romance was not smooth but rough, with bursts of insecurity, compromise, enlightenment and hot 'without hangup' sex!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written from the perspective of each character, this book takes you into the world of love and compromise with the wonderful twist of naughty indulgences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was annoying that the characters were incapable of communicating with one another. I did not really enjoy their interactions and it became boring and repetitive. The premise and the story could have been good without prolonging the off again on again stop and go relationship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Loved Matt's character and related to Lauren in some ways so her character was eye opening for me, but she was likable too. It was nice to have the man versus woman role reversal. Matt was super into having a relationship while Lauren ran away from it. I will definitely be getting the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't really like the back and forth, playing hard to get part. It was repetitive and for most of the book. Overall it was annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love and hatred interweave in this story time after time to bring a complex relationship to a glorious conclusion. "It's complicated" doesn't begin to describe it, but it brought me laughter and tears and smiles at the end. There is a heaviness to this story due to the family patriarch losing his mind after losing his wife and taking it out on their children in a very brutal way. You can run away, but you can never run from yourself. Great job Ms Canterbary, I laughed and cried several times during the reading and only well written books allow that to happen. I look forward to reading more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot romance. Great love story. A little erotic ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
liked the main character, Lauren, partly because she was an educator, trying to open her own school. I think that is a very unique type of character, and I enjoyed reading about how things went for her on that. I feel like the way she kind of tried to keep the distance between herself and Matthew was something that I have done in the past for my own reasons, sometimes similar. I like Matthew's family as well. And I can't wait to read on in this family's series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago