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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Any additional comments?

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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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.

Any additional comments?

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

Any additional comments?



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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  • nelle
  • Lynn, MA
  • 04-23-16

OMG OMG OMG

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

I did not read the print version....
but let me tell you if its any better than the audio I may cry

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Kai ((Kai how was it narrating a character with your own name))
between her sweet southern bell accent and her tough girl independent attitude I was sold from the start

Have you listened to any of Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listen to a lot of their performances and I must say this is one of my favorites...

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

definitely i took to listening to it in the car in the market all over and i was pissed when it was over :)

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  • bea
  • Viera, Florida, United States
  • 04-17-16

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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  • maura
  • Tuls Oklahoma
  • 04-10-16

Good book

Where does My Soul to Keep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's really up there the books I send back they hold good interest but far this is holding its own but I really want know until volume 2 is out I will give a bad review if the author takes his/her time reader hate to forget the 1st book. They really need to take a lesson from EL

What other book might you compare My Soul to Keep to and why?

My all time favorite is Fifty shades all 3 books. My Soul to keep I can compare to fifty but I don't think the author goes deep enough In certain area

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

Like

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

How Rhyson does not give up

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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.