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



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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Author Bio

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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