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My Soul to Keep

By: Kennedy Ryan
Narrated by: Kai Kennicott,Wen Ross
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Publisher's Summary

It seems the things worth keeping are often the hardest to hold....

I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music. Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It's the thing that's pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I'm finally making my way, making my mark. I can't afford to fall for one of music's brightest stars. Not now. Music is all I have left, and I'm holding on tight with both hands. I won't let go, not even for Rhyson Gray.

I had one thing in my life that mattered - music. The only constant in my life, it's taken me to heights most people only dream about, like a gift dropped in my lap at birth. I thought it was enough. I thought it was everything until I met Kai. Now she's all I think about, like a song I can't get out of my head. If I have to chase her, if I have to give up everything - I will. And once she's mine, I won't let go.

©2015 Kennedy Ryan (P)2016 Kennedy Ryan

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This Audio packs a punch, I pretty much listened straight through.. Yes I did all but 2 hrs.
Oh Wen and Kai, I freaking loved this audio. They brought these characters to life I couldn’t get enough. To be honest if I went to eye read this I probably wouldn’t have liked it as much as I liked the audio.

Kai, life really wants to push this girl down but she won’t let it. Her mother’s illness, her having to work so many jobs to make ends meet. She never once gives up on her dream though. She is determined to make it on her own. Even if that means pushing the people away that want to help her.

‘He was a flare of light that illuminated everything around me and showed my just how dull my existence had become.’ - Kai

Rhyson, doesn’t want or need the spotlight but he loves what he does. Having never had to fight for his dream he doesn’t understand that Kai need to do it on her own. He just wants to make it happen for her but what he doesn’t see is that she won’t accept it if its given to her. She needs to feel like she did it on her own that she was good enough.

‘Everything about this girl turns me inside out. Even my subconscious wants to seduce her.’ - Ryson

The struggle watching these to become friend to lovers is pretty awesome to listen to. I enjoyed this book so much that I will be going right in to book 2.

You can’t help but want to know what is going to happen with these two they are meant to be in each other’s lives whether it’s for the good or the bad.

Isn’t that what the best love stories are made of, the struggle to want and need to be with each other but for some reason something tears them apart?

*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*

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First time a male character spoke all male parts

Great narrators, loved how he didn't have to do a girl's voice. Worked so well

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I Live You!

I have been meaning to start this series since meeting Rhyson and Kai in the Grip series. I wish I hadn't waited so long! It was amazing to finally know their story from the very beginning. The duet narration of Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross worked so well in this emotional slow burn romance. Listeners/readers should note that this is book 1, but all books in the series are currently available.

Kai and Rhyson have an instant connection, but I loved that Kai stayed true to herself and kept Rhyson in the friend zone, despite his clear desire for more. It allowed them to truly get to know the other beyond their physical attraction and connect on a much deeper level. Their relationship grows organically, even though Rhyson is a huge celebrity, and made for some major fireworks once things come to a boil. Yes, there is a lot of push and pull, and there were definitely times when I was frustrated by both of them, but the story flowed well and felt perfect for our characters. It was fun to see Marlon/Grip and Bristol make appearances as well, though I'm glad I met them first, otherwise I may not have been so enthusiastic to read the Grip series! LOL

Though I love both narrators, Kai Kennicott truly gives an incredible performance. She captured all of Kai's pain, fire, strength, anger, and joy so perfectly. I can't wait to start the next book!

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NARRATORS MADE THIS INTO AN AWESOME LISTEN

Kai had talent - she was beautiful, could sing and dance and she was struggling working hard to get her big break... however, before that happened Rhyson Gray happened - he was a musical genius and a Musical Legend. Their chemistry and connection was instant but Kai had plans to make it big on her own terms and she couldn't afford to get sidetracked by the gorgeous and talented Rhyson Gray. However, Rhyson wanted so so much more... he wanted to professionally help her, get to know her better... and to seduce her too. But Kai safely put him in the 'friend' zone where she thought he would stay and could do no harm there... unfortunately though she was wrong on so many levels... because soon he'd become a threat to her career, to her sanity and to her heart.

However, it was Rhyson that would suffer the most because he only wanted the very best for Kai and for their budding relationship as he innocently interfered. He knew he'd done wrong but it was with the very best of intentions for Kai... and yet Kai kept secrets from him... not once, or twice but three times and it wasn't the roller-coaster of third party threats and blackmail that nearly broke them apart - it was Kai's lies despite all her promises, that threatened heartbreak for this couple who had fallen hard for one another.

Rhyson was such a wonderful hero - he was handsome, sexy, deeply loving, loyal, intense, thoughtful, supportive and generous but he had a jealous, insecure and explosive side too which he tried hard to control. Kai wasn't going to take advantage of Rhyson and maybe I can understand her point but all those nights and conversations where she held back the truth from him, even after all their promises, made me dislike her for a while and I didn't think she was worthy of Rhyson. However, the push/pull highs and lows of their relationship made for a very addictive and captivating listen. A dual POV storyline which was expertly told by one of my favorite team of narrators because they each stick to their own genders voices which makes the dialogue run smoothly and sound so right.

Worth a credit? This Review is for books 1 and 2 because I got so caught up in their love story that I just couldn't bring myself to pause in between them long enough to stop and write a Review (sorry). So YES creditworthy on both books.

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good story. bad male narrator

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

riding the fence on that one.

What didn’t you like about Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross ’s performance?

Kai was great.
Wen Ross sounds like a game show host, which makes it awkward when he says things like "dick" "pussy" etc. "That made my dick twitch....come on down!!!" you get it.
Oh and his Irish accent he used made the character sound like a bad Swedish imitation.

Did My Soul to Keep inspire you to do anything?

read the book instead of listen to it.

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The story itself is good. The audio pretty much ruined the book.
I will probably read the second book in this series rather than sit through another audio of game show host voiced male describing his sex acts.

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Do not miss this!!!

Seriously great book from the beginning to the end I couldn't stop!!! An amazing performance by Kai and Wen and did I mention that this was an amazing book!!!! I am going to own this book in print and recommend it to everyone!!!!

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Strange Narration but Good Story

This is a complicated love story between two musicians. Its a sweet take on rocker romance. The narration though had sighs and laughs to accompany the emotions and reactions. It was strange and a bit creepy. I've never heard a book read this way before - and I hope I never do again.

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Fanatic Story, Fantastic Narration

Would you consider the audio edition of My Soul to Keep to be better than the print version?

Loved the writing and loved the narrators. They made it believable. I listened to a book prior to this one with a monotone-ish narrator and didn't know how much I was just going through the motions until these two narrators read this book to me. Narrators matter.
The story unfolds as a great love unfolds, beautifully and with plenty of obstacles. The angst is palpable and the characters are probable. Their story isn't cliche or over written in other books. It's got a character who actually loved her mom and without childhood issues from at least one of her parents. Kai isn't a whiny heroine and she's the anti-fan girl thankfully. The southern voice narration is great.
Love the boy bestie. His sister and Jimmie are awful. They could have both been related to Rhys mom instead of just one of them. Grip is annoying because of the anti-Kai vibe. If you're boy loves the girl, relax a little.
Rhys found something special to him, finally. Then he over analyzes and over protects it in ways that are common a jaded rock star/child prodigy. Not understanding the climb as a learning experience unique to every rising star. Not understanding he's suppose to be her yoga mat to fall onto when she's lost her way or is out of strength and needs to catch her breath. But I guess in ways unique to him, Kai, feeling territorial, protectiveness, and love in general is all a new and intense learning experience for Rhys.
All of the characters bring emotion to the reader/listener. That's one of the beauties(among many) of the writing for sure.This book down as one of my 2016 favs.

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Great Book

If you could sum up My Soul to Keep in three words, what would they be?

Great Love Story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I wish i could have listened to it all in one sitting.

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My Soul to Keep by Kennedy Ryan was a great book. I loved reading Kai and Rhyson's story. Kai was a character that everyone can not only relate to but they care for. Kai lost her mother and the only other thing that mattered to her was her music. She is so focused on her dream and nothing can get in her way like the hottest singer. Rhyson always focused on his music but couldn't get Kai out of his head. I loved Kai and Rhyson's story and can't wait to read more.

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Wow

If you could sum up My Soul to Keep in three words, what would they be?

soul searching , explosive

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Soul to Keep?

when Ryson realized he "loved her"

What about Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross ’s performance did you like?

they together are perfect to convey the story and make yu live it they are my favorites

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

plain old fashion emotion

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This is a awesome story not rushed,easy pace you feel the relationship grow. I an so hooked getting book 2 asap the narrators are as usual the greates they put you into the story all the emotion is there

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  • Lara
  • 11-28-18

TERRIBLE narration

If this book was read by competent narrators it could have possibly been alright (not great, but an easy listen). It’s like it’s both narrators are just starting out and haven’t actually read it an advance. Emotion is lacking or really weird.

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  • SamK
  • 01-01-17

Just no

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This is my first (and probably last) book by Kennedy Ryan. I had read glowing reviews for this book but it failed to keep my interest. The story took forever to develop and the characters were friends for what seemed like forever! The interactions between Rhys and Kai lacked spark and passion, and I found myself skimming chapters hoping to get to some sexy times but alas I was disappointed. I didn't end up finishing this book because I just got BORED!!! I didn't want to waste anymore of my time listening to this book.