Review: New Release – Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
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+.