She doesn't wear my ring. We never stood before a preacher. The only vows exchanged were between our bodies; between our souls. But she was mine and I was hers until I ruined it. I have to believe that every day, every step, every breath brings me closer to making things right. To making her mine again.
I've seen promises broken. I know love makes no guarantees. But things were different for Rhys and me, until he lied, and I walked away. Only there's a chain between our hearts that I can't break. Even if I forgive him, a shadow from my past hangs over us; over this love that reaches all the way down to my soul.
This is Book 2 of the Soul Series. You MUST listen to Book 1, My Soul to Keep, first.
©2016 Kennedy Ryan (P)2016 Kennedy Ryan
A reviewer at Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I don't go anywhere without a book -ebook or audiobook- and I always have an opinion to share.
A complicated love story between two musicians, picks up where book one left off and takes readers towards an HFN. While the story is sweet enough, the sighs and laughs in the narration are annoying. I've never heard a book read this way before - and I hope I never do again.
Kai and Wen make any story so true like you are living the story, you feel all the emotion and this book as well as book one was som emotoional
ni ne thing all the discussions they had the sould searching was so vivid
this is not the book for favorites it is ongoing and I can not pick any one scene
all of it the whole book
I think that this story is very true to life and just life it self was a kick in the teeth for them from the beginng II did not like the end but loved the story and I think it is mae for audio
Yes I would. Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott bring something to the story that words alone cannot bring. The bring life to the characters.
I loved everything. They are great narrators and their voices are so animated.
Down To My Soul by Kennedy Ryan was a great book. This was a great continuation of Kai and Rhyson's story. Kai and Rhyson are two characters that you fall in love with and want the best things to happen to. I have enjoyed reading about their journey of music and love. There were many times that I wanted to yell at the both of them but also times that I was so happy for them. I loved this book and can't wait to read more by Kennedy Ryan.
Read/Listen, Review and Recommend!
I loved book 1, I didn’t like how it ended only because well you have to read it. I am so thankful I got to go right in to this one. The narrators wow, I can’t say enough good things about how they brought this book to life.
The ways they complement each other, I just loved it.
Rhyson, oh I love him but I want to smack him, how did he think she was going to react. Men I have to shake my head. I know what he wanted to happen but it blew up in his face and now he is dealing with the consequences, I feel for the guy I do but a little suffering never hurt anyone… right?
‘Deep Calls out to Deep’
I am just going to randomly put quotes in. Yep so deal. ;)
Kai, I think what she did was the right and wrong thing; I think when you make emotional discussion things fall through the cracks. You can feel her pain in this book. It’s in the narrators words and voice. So it must leap off the page.
You can tell staying away is painful to her but she thinks she is doing what is right. And sometimes our hearts and heads don’t see eye to eye.
‘I live you.’
I also feel the best things in life are things we fight for, so I am glad how things end up working out. But mostly I am glad Kai got to heal from her mother and from her father. Even if just a little bit.
‘Even when we are apart we are together.’
Is it wrong that I loved getting to see all the parts of Rhyson in this book the struggle, the groveling, the love and the pain. Does that make me a little evil if so, so be it. This was one heck of a book.
‘You’re not my ex, you’re always.’
*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*
Voracious reader of romance
This story is hands down my favorite contemporary series of 2016. I am late to this party, but I LOVE Kaison and I wish that I could read their story forever. Ms. Ryan writes such wonderful. heartfelt dialogue and gosh these characters. I am in LOVE with them. Wen and Kai's duet style narration brings this story to life and they really are the voices I hear in my head when I think about this book! LOVE it! Highly recommend.
Down to My Soul is the second book in the My Soul to Keep series. Kai and Rhys' obstacles that they must over come in this book are tremendous and at times seem never ending. I enjoyed the plot twist at the end. I hope that there will be more books in this series.
I would highly recommend this book to a friend. Hello?! It's Kennedy Ryan and it's KAISON...one of the most beloved friends to lovers romance I have ever read. And the duet narration was absolutely spectacular. It really breathed life into this rock star romance and made me feel every emotion, every kiss, every heartbreak in technicolor!
A STONE IN THE SEA AND DROWNING TO BREATHE by AL Jackson
Duet narration was absolutely fantastic! They had AMAZING chemistry and not only made these characters come alive they EMBODIED these characters. So much so that I could not imagine experiencing this series without them portraying Kai and Rhyson. I clung to their every word and felt every single emotion that they depicted on the audio. And their accents were fantastic and not only did they portray the central characters with grace and aplomb but did an admirable job depicting the secondary cast as well. Both were fantastic but I just adored Wen's voice, deep and velvety with tenderness and a hint of rasp. They both emoted extremely well and played off each other fabulously as well!
I laughed. I cried. I shivered in delight. My pulse raced throughout. I felt the entire gamut of emotions. So many feels!!!
My Book review:
“No matter what happens, my heart and my soul, I give them to you. They’re yours to keep.”
DOWN TO MY SOUL, book 2 in the spellbinding Soul series by Kennedy Ryan was a true masterpiece!! This is a sweeping, slow burning friends to lovers rock star romance that hit every note with passion, precision and pure perfection!
Full disclosure…I am the first to admit that I had some...um…issues with Miss Kai Anne Pearson’s blind ambition and emotional hang-ups in book one, MY SOUL TO KEEP. I mean she kept my boy Rhyson Gray friend zoned foreverrrrr and I wasn’t sure if she was fully deserving of my Alpha Delicious BBF’s unconditional love and fierce devotion, but what a difference this book made. I fell. Hard. As deeply and irrevocably in love with her as Rhyson did and the trials and tribulations these two overcame to triumph in their love was beyond words. Set against the sometimes glitzy but often gritty backdrop of the cutthroat music entertainment biz, it was a privilege to watch this couple “grow into love” through the course of this duet and the themes of love, faith, forgiveness, blind ambition, loyalty and sacrifice were explored throughout.
There was so much magic and beauty and powerful emotion that was rolled into one timeless love story that it will forever be branded on my heart and soul. The narrative was truly enthralling, a beautiful kaleidoscope of poetic prose, searing emotions, scorching sensuality and vibrant imagery that transported me into the evocative lives of these beloved, endearingly flawed characters. In addition to the ELECTRIFYING, blazing hot chemistry between Rhys and his Pep what truly stood out for me was their deep abiding bond of friendship. Their witty banter was hysterical, cute and poignant and so AUTHENTIC! (Like OMG those classic movie quotes! Fanfreakingtastic!)
I enjoyed the enticing blend of humor and angst and the memorable cast of supporting characters infused this book with wonderful texture and flavor. I loved them all--San, Bristol and Grip, Aunt Ruthie and Grady and even Dub. (Well, on second thought, the blackmailing scoundrel Drex and the dastardly Malcom and Rhys’s cold as ice mom…er…not so much). Speaking of Aunt Ruthie, she was one wise Southern broad!!! “She promised me that you would make mistakes, and that the real test would be to love you through them. It’s a test you already passed when you loved me through mine.”
The cosmic connection between super nova musical sensation Rhyson Gray, and rising popstar Kai was pure heaven. Their love of music that bound them together made their bond unbreakable. And even though they had their share of hardships and sometimes faced pinnacle crossroads along the way, the love that tethered them together never faltered. And every book starts and ends with the hero, right? Well, I love me a strong, dominant, fiercely possessive, swoony Alpha Male who will do anything for his girl and Rhyson Gray was all that and MORE.
“I will always move heaven and earth to be with you."
Man was this boy INTENSE! And uber protective. And okay maybe borderline obsessive when it came to his girl. His take no prisoners devotion to Kai, an exotically beautiful up and comer in the music business, was so powerful and all consuming—she was truly the center of his entire world and there was nothing he would not risk or sacrifice for his Pep. And anyone who dared to hurt or malign his precious girl in any way would be subjected to the full force of his wrath, primal rage and righteous fury. But who could blame him? Kai was his sun and his stars and his reason for being. I felt the depth of his devotion right down to my core and it resonated so deeply it left me breathless and giddy and all aglow with rapturous delight.
The soft spoken Kai might not have been as in your face and expressed her love in more subtle ways, but it was evident that the gorgeous southern belle loved him right back with the same ferocity—and she truly went above and beyond to safeguard their love and try to protect him too. Their scenes pulsated with so many heartthrobbing feels and stirred a gamut of emotions….one minute I am giggling with laughter and blushing like a school girl, the next I am gasping for breath, swallowing a lump in my throat and choking back bittersweet tears. I just had so many goosebumps and chills and tingles coursing throughout my body and felt everything these characters went through together as if I was living it with them.
“We are pieces that have interlocked, carved to fit by fate or something I don’t understand, but I know is real.”
This book was perfectly paced and moved at a steady rate but not so fast that we did not get to cherish every beautiful beat of their love story, which was brimming with angst and love, passion and drama, and so much heart and soul,. All the pivotal plot points from both books played out brilliantly in this story, finally reaching a shattering crescendo that was shockingly scandalous, brutally raw, emotionally devastating and gutwrenchingy real. Ms. Ryan truly did not leave a single stone unturned and that HEA ending. OMG the ending was PITCH PERFECT!! I shed happy, joyous, cathartic tears. There was so much heartswelling beauty to behold. And it was real. Nothing felt fabricated or contrived…it just flowed naturally like warm honey and left me basking in the euphoric afterglow.
“I am his. Our darkest secrets, shared. Our deepest places, reached. We are completely known. Completely loved down to our very souls.”
In closing, there are ultimately no words that can adequately describe my feelings for this book. Kaison is officially up there in my top five book couples of all time, and I am truly awestruck at Ms. Ryan’s exquisitely crafted characters, sophisticated plotting, warm, breezy, down to earth dialogue, keen insights, majestic imagery, and innate ability to evoking intense visceral emotions in the reader.
For those of you who have not read this brilliant masterpiece, a sumptuous symphony of passion, pathos, soul deep friendship and once in lifetime love lost and miraculously found again, what are you waiting for? But a gentle word of advice: Do not binge read this incredible series! Every stunning word, every breathless moment, every achingly beautiful melody should be slowly devoured like Mr. McClausky’s mouthwateringly delicious chicken in a pot. I loved this extraordinary book with every beat of my hopelessly smitten heart… That is all.
Oh and REFRAIN...here I come.
10+++ dazzling “I live you” stars!
This was just as good as book 1. I just hope theres a book 3 .Kai & Wen were awesome as always. As a matter of fact I was so in to this book my husband came home and scared the heck out of me .This is a must read
I thought I loved book 1 until book 2 came out! Wow! I love Rhyson and Kai. One of my all time favorite couples! The narrators were outstanding in both the first book and this one. There's no way I'm finishing this series without them!
Yes Yes Yes
talk about putting ones soul through the ringer I am a fan of HEA and i was scared quite a bit that that was not going to happen
I listen to a lot of Wen and Kais performances and I prefer them for the simple reasons of they never disappoint. you dont think of any of their other performances when you listen to them they take on the character of the books and bring them to life in a way that is amazing
I did and i hate when I cant but lets just say I listen while at work and even my supervisor noticed I barely moved unless needed while listening
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