New Release ~ 4 Stars for Defininte by Kaylee Ryan!

 

Title: Definite
Series: Soul Serenade #3
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: March 20, 2018

 

Blurb
Lauren captivated me with those big brown eyes of hers, and
I knew my life would never be the same. What started out as friendship, has
turned into so much more.
I was shocked when Tristian asked for my number. There hasn’t been a day since
that I haven’t heard from him. He may be the drummer, but that deep sexy voice,
it turns me inside out.

I assumed it would be one and done, but that’s not how our story ends.

I worry it’s not what he wants. He tells me he’s Definite.

My Review

4 Stars!

Three down. One to go. The Soul Serenade guys are falling like dominoes.

While this was not my favorite of Kaylee Ryan’s books, it was still a great read and I enjoyed Lauren and Tristan’s story. There was very little angst and what little there was was more anticipation than anything. I did appreciate the unique way Ryan told their story and felt like I went on their journey with them.

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Author Bio
Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling
author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s
reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl,
Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.
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New Release: 4 Stars for I Just Want You by Kaylee Ryan!

 

 

Title: I Just Want You
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 28, 2017

 

Blurb

“Go to college,” they said. “Get a good job,” they said. “It will be a piece of cake.” Well, whoever they are, they lied. Sure, college was a blast, but after college, not so much. The finding a job to go with my expensive education, that part was not so easy. At least not until I was offered a position at the new club in town.Life is defined by the little moments that have the power to change it completely. I never thought getting a cup of coffee would change mine, but it did. She did. She’s one of those moments.

He’s my boss.

She’s my employee. 

I want him.

I can’t resist her.

My Review:

 

4 Stars!

Kaylee Ryan gives us another swoonworthy romance with an alpha and the girl he falls for hard and fast in the off-limits contemporary romance.

 

Berklee is a college graduate who can’t get a job in her field of study.  She is working in a coffee shop while sending out resumes and waiting for a bite.  One day, Mr. Super Sexy Beard drops in for a coffee and her life changes.  Crew is guarded after a surprise inheritance leaves him filthy rich.  After considering what to do with his money, he decides to open a night club in town.   Even with the help of his best friend, he knows there is more work that they can handle and neither of them has a business background.  They set out to hire a club manager and suddenly, the hot girl from the coffee shop is Crew’s employee and off limits.  Can these two keep their hands to themselves?

 

Kaylee Ryan’s writing is easy and fun.  She gives us great characters that you quickly find yourself invested in and rooting for.  Crew and Berklee are great!  Reading them fighting their attraction to each other is great.  Their attraction simmers on the pages and you read just waiting for it to combust.  When it does?  Holy steamy goodness, folks!

 

This is another great story from Kaylee Ryan.  This one was a little bit rushed for me, but still had all the feels and characters I loved.  The secondary characters play important roles and don’t feel like they are imposing on the story as a whole.  The plot is hot and sweet.

 

Another great book from Kaylee Ryan that you are sure to enjoy!

 

 

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Kaylee
Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion
has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she
doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you
can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of
music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life
happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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New Release! 4.5 Stars for Southern Desire by Kaylee Ryan

 

 

Title: Southern Desire
Series: Southern Heart #2
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2017

 

Blurb

After experiencing heartache and loss, Whitney decides it’s time to move on and leave the past behind, while keeping the pain with her. Finding her way to Kentucky to be with family, she’s finally settling and feeling some happiness. She meets Aaron and he’s slowly showing her how to live again. But, what Aaron doesn’t know, is the deep secret she’s keeping from him.Aaron doesn’t believe in spending time with women he doesn’t see a future with. Love, to him was black and white, until found her way into his life.

She’s his one and he’s her strength.

The overshadowing secret plaguing Whitney’s mind drivers her away, leaving Aaron and everyone she met behind.

Will Aaron find his way to Whitney again?

Or was their love something that most people desired and never found?

 

My Review:

4.5 Stars!

Kaylee Ryan is so good at writing deeply romantic heroes and Aaron is just so lovable!

Aaron isn’t into wasting his time on a woman who he can’t see a future with.  In Aaron’s introductory chapter, we meet a man who desires what his sister has with his best friend—a lifelong love and a happy family.  Whitney is pretty closed off.  She just lost her mother to cancer and her father left her and her mother a long time ago.  She doesn’t really trust men.  So, after her mother passes, she moves to Kentucky to live near her only remaining family and ends up working for McKinley.  When Aaron and Whitney meet, they become fast friends and spend a lot of time together.

Here’s what I loved most about this book—these two were friends first, developed a trust and relationship and sort of ease into something more.  There is no rushing, no immediate spark, just an evolving trust.  For me, that was a nice change.  Ryan’s writing is good, really good.  She does a great job developing the characters and not forcing them on us.  It was hard not to love Aaron from the beginning.  Whitney took me a bit longer.  She was distraught over her mother’s death for such a long time and it affected everything, which I suppose was purposeful, but at times she just came off as whiny.

All that being said, Southern Pleasure is a sweet, romantic and hopeful read and a great addition to the Southern Heart series.  This is one I know you will enjoy.

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Kaylee
Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion
has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she
doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you
can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of
music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life
happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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New Release & Giveaway: Unexpected Reality by Kaylee Ryan

 

 

Title: Unexpected Reality 
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
 Release Date: July 12, 2016

 

Blurb

Expect the unexpected. That’s what they say, but it’s easier said than done.


How do you expect a change so huge it rocks you to your core?
How do you prepare yourself for an event that will alter your life forever?

One breath
One second
One minute
One hour
One day at a time, you learn to live with your unexpected reality.

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Author Bio

Kaylee
Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion
has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she
doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you
can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of
music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life
happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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4 star review of Assured by Kaylee Ryan

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Assured

Author:  Kaylee Ryan

Publication date:  May 4, 2016

Genre:  New Adult & College, Romance

Synopsis:

I’ve always been the guy who plays the field. I like variety and my career ensures that I can have my pick of women.

Until her…

I’ve always been the girl who wants more. I want the white picket fence, the two point five kids and the dog. That’s what all little girls grow up dreaming about.

Until him…

Why is it that she’s all I can see? I no longer want the variety instead all I want is her. I won’t stop until she believes that she’s mine.

I assure you…

He’s not the kind of guy I usually date. He’s cocky, and famous and that hair. He says I’m what he wants, but I know his type. He likes to play the field. Only with me he’s different.

He’s assured.

**Audience 18 years of age and older

Soul Serenade Series
Book 1: Emphatic – Now available

 

My Review:

Rating:  4/5 stars!

 

This second book in the Soul Serenade series from Kaylee Ryan did not disappoint.  Kaylee Ryan writes hot, sexy, lovable heroes and Cole Hampton falls right into those categories.

Stacy wants to meet the love of her life.  Cole wants to play the field, not committing to more than one night.  He wants one night with Stacy, but she isn’t falling for his charms.  Cole continues to pursue her, but Stacy won’t give in.  That is until they are paired together as Maid of Honor and Best Man at their friends’ wedding.  Stacy finally admits she might want to take Cole up on all his promises of one, hot night.  The band is about to go out on tour and with Logan now pregnant, they unanimously vote to hire Stacy as Logan’s assistant.  Stacy wants nothing more than to be able to spend the next three months with her best friend and they guys from the band, so she accepts the job.  The close quarters and togetherness draw Stacy and Cole closer together and suddenly, the playboy doesn’t want to play with anyone else anymore.

I haven’t read a Kaylee Ryan book I haven’t liked and Assured was no exception.  The Soul Serenade guys are different from most rock stars in most books, which is pleasantly different and makes me love them all the more.  Cole was never a jerk in his tactics with pursuing Stacy and it was sweet to read how his feelings were changing from his POV.

There were a couple of things that bothered me about the book.  One, while I know these guys are not written as the stereotypical rock stars, it was hard for me, as a reader, to believe that Cole, Tristan and Gavin all of a sudden went from sleeping with a new woman every night to near abstinent for three months on the road.  I get that we’re supposed to see them as different and I get Cole was changing due to his feeling for Stacy, but the sudden abstinence of Gavin and Tristan wasn’t really believable.  Second, the lack of conflict sort of bothered me.  There was a pivotal moment that was traumatizing to Stacy and she had a decision to make.  I understood the decision and how it drove the story, but I was honestly expecting this big climax moment that fell a little flat.

Despite the above, this really was a sweet, fun romance with just the right amount of steam.

 

 

New Release – Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan

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Review:  New Release – Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan

 

Title:  Emphatic

Series: standalone

 

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Publisher: Self-published

Publication Date: August 25, 2015

Format: EBook

Genre:  New Adult & College Romance

Pages:  259 pages

 

Rating:  5/5 stars

 

Synopsis:  There comes a point in your life where you have to say enough is enough. 

I wasted my college years on a guy who played with my head, played with my heart. I was blinded by the fairytale, the one that didn’t exist.

The day I gave up on the idea of happily ever after, my focus became me. Moving forward and establishing my career.

Until one day…

I didn’t expect him. My new boss, a six foot two, inked rock god. I believed I was working for the record label, I was wrong.

It’s impossible for me to keep my distance, believe me I’ve tried. He’s not who I expected him to be. He’s so much more he’s…Emphatic

18 and over audience

 

 

Review:   Kaylee Ryan knows how to write a sweet and sexy romance.  All of her books are great, but Emphatic is in my opinion the best she has written yet.

The rock star, Kacen, falls for the real girl, Logan.  This isn’t a new concept.  There are many books with this plot out there, but what sets this one apart is Kacen.  Kaylee Ryan excels at writing “real.”  Her characters feel like old friends and you find yourself rooting for the good guys and booing the bad guys.  Kacen may be a rock star but he is down-to-earth and lovable, while being sexy as heck.  He is not the typical alpha rock star and to me that is refreshing.

The romance starts with a hot and sexy encounter, but it’s not insta-love.  The attraction and feelings simmer between Logan and Kacen, but it’s not really a slow-burn kind of love.  However, their romance moves along at a good pace, enough to keep the reader involved but still wanting more until it all culminates in a satisfying happily ever after.

Kacen’s bandmates provide some pretty hilarious scenes and Logan’s best friend is a fun sidekick without too much presence.

As added extra—There is a tiny reference to some of the characters in Tempting Tatum (also written by Kaylee Ryan and a great book…so read it), which helps explain why Kacen is how he is.

This is a standalone with an HEA and recommended for 18+.