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?
I was super happy to get my hands on a copy of Southern Desire. I’ve wanted to read a Kaylee Ryan book for a while but just haven’t had the chance. I heard such good things about book one in this series, Southern Pleasure, that I couldn’t wait to stick my nose in this book. And I do have to say the book is extremely well written. I could almost feel the farm air and sunshine on my face—quite a feat in the Snowmaggedon conditions of below freezing weather we’re having here in the Pacific Northwest.
Whitney is a character of inner strength, she’s had a lot thrown at her in a short amount of time and she’s doing her best to move on one day at a time. She’s sweet, talented and an all-around good girl. Aaron apparently has a bit of a reputation of being a player but it’s more that he’s determined to find “the one.” He’s absolutely adorable with his niece and nephew, tender and caring with those he loves and generally a sexy cowboy that makes you want to swoon. The thing is…I just didn’t feel the chemistry between the two of them. It felt like they were best friends but I just didn’t feel that tension between them. The secondary characters were great and make me want to go back and read book one.
Overall, though, I did enjoy the book. It was a sweet, heartwarming story with low drama. There are some areas that could be tear inducing. I don’t know if my sinus infection has just drained me dry or what, but I was dry eyed throughout it all. If you like sweet stories, this may just be up your alley. -Peace and Love, Buxom J