5 Hearts · New Adult Contemporary

Southern Pleasure by Kaylee Ryan


Title: Southern Pleasure
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: December 22, 2015

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They tell you that a parent’s love is all consuming. I never put much thought into it. Not until the minute I heard her take her first breath. That little girl is my world. I’d do anything to protect her. My ex signed over her rights and her family vowed that my daughter didn’t exist. Now that she’s gone, they want my little girl. They’re trying to say I can’t give her what she needs. I’ve known Evan all my life. Our families farms run parallel with each other. He and my brother Aaron have been best friends for as long as I can remember.

What they’re trying to do is wrong. He needs my help, someone he can trust and I’m more than happy to do it. I volunteered without hesitation.

I should have thought about what it would be like to have our lives intertwined. I should have thought about what would happen when our time together ended and how my heart would feel when I had to walk away.

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            I received an ARC from the author for an Honest Review.  

Kaylee Ryan writes with a certain type of theme in all of her books. Good men that have big hearts. If only there were more men out there like her books, I think all women would be able to living a happy and long married life. Alas, we live vicariously through her stories.
Her newest novel Southern Pleasure does not disappoint. I have enjoyed majority of Kaylee Ryan’s novels. Some are on my top 10 favorite list of New Adult books. When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought that we were going to maybe have a bad cowboy stuck in a bad situation and the girl comes in and changes him, but no we didn’t. We have a man that takes responsibility for his actions and steps up to be an honest man and father.
Some Back Story:

We have neighbors that grew up with each other. McKinley’s older brother, Aaron, is Evan’s best friend. McKinley has always had a crush on her Aaron. Now being back from college she is starting her own business.Evan is about to become a father. The girl he has been dating doesn’t want the child, but he does. He convinces her to have the child and let him take the baby to raise it. The birth mother, Misty, agrees.

McKinley becomes Evan’s support. She is there to help make the nursey. She is there in the hospital for him and the baby. She stays at his house and assist with nightly routines. She has become like a surrogate mother to the baby. Their care, admiration, and love for each other grows the more time Evan and McKinley spend with one another.  Problems arise and the threat of the baby being taking away from Evan is brought forth. McKinley is there to help make sure that doesn’t happen, but what happens to their relationship once the threat is gone?


I can’t believe how fast I read this book. I literally read it in less the 24 hours. Still doing my other duties – cooking, clean, and taking care of my family – so I am quite impressed with how captivated I was by the story. I shouldn’t be that surprise, goodness sakes, it is a Kaylee Ryan novel. I think she is the only Indie author I have read every single one of her books. Massive fan! She knows how to satisfy your thirsty of a good romance and keep is sweet. She knows how to end the book with the reader satisfied, but still wanting some more. Overall I LOVE her books!

Evan. OMG… The description she writes about his man… Drool worthy!

Evan is standing there with his flannel shirt hanging open, sleeves ripped off and those abs, the ones I like to trace with my tongue are on full display. He really is a work of art.”

Now look at the cover after you read that. Come on that is just totally “swoon” worthy. I must say, I have become a massive fan of Evan. He is so selfless. He reminded me of Liam from Anywhere with You. They have similar personalities. Well I guess most of the guy Kaylee writes about do; but, those two seem like they could be brothers.McKinley is so selfless. She love Evan and his baby, but she still is willing to put her life on the wayside to help him. It was very admirable.

Now I do want to say, this book talk about Abortion (even though they don’t use that word). If you have a problem with abortion that is fine, you are entitled to your personal feelings, beliefs, whatever it may be. I have my views, but it doesn’t matter what I think. Kaylee show that there are alternative choices a women can have instead of ‘aborting the infant.’

One thing I really like about her books, besides that they all have that southern charm, is the fact that most of the characters have some type of standards they live by. Most of her female characters have their own goals, ambitions, and lives. They allow love to come to them. They don’t go out and just seek a good time.

I could go on and on about the book or any of Kaylee’s books, but I will say this.

Should you read it?

It has…
Southern Charm, 

Hot cowboy/rancher,
who is a single dad.

If that doesn’t pull at your heart-strings you better check if you have a pulse.


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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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