Author: Kaylee Ryan
Publication date: May 4, 2016
Genre: New Adult & College, Romance
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.
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.
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.
**Audience 18 years of age and older
Soul Serenade Series
Book 1: Emphatic – Now available
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.