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Southern Desire

Narrated by: Joe Arden, Amy Johnson
Series: Southern Heart, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (203 ratings)

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I always thought love was black and white. You meet the girl and within the first meeting you'd know if she's the one. You live happily ever after. My concept was a little off, but it worked for me. I don't waste my time with women I don't see a future with. The day I met Whitney, I didn't get hit with the love bug, nothing spectacular happened, at least not how I expected it to.

The last year has been a constant struggle to live with the loss, the pain. Needing a change, I picked up and moved to Kentucky to live with the only family I have left. I didn't expect to feel at home like I did. I didn't expect him. The day I met Aaron, I was sure he would run for the hills the next time he saw me. That's not at all what happened.

She's everything. Everything I thought I wanted, and everything I never thought I would.

With his sweet gestures and words that melt my soul, he worked his way into my heart.

Now that I've found her, it's time to build our future.

How can I stay with this cloud that follows me?

Will Aaron and Whitney find their happily ever after?

©2015 Kaylee Ryan (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Pretty good

This audiobook was well narrated and just moved kind of slow for me. The way the issue of breast cancer was dealt with was very sensitive and emotional. I liked the characters, just thought it moved kind of sluggish.

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My Favorite Book!!!

I loved every minute! I laughed I cried I felt their love. Aaron is my dream guy! This isn't your normal guy being a guy and just trying to get in a girls pants. He genuinely loves her and is a good respectable guy. There needs to be more characters written like him. Heck there needs to be more guys like him period!

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I Give Up

This is another boring unexciting romance by Kaylee Ryan. I really tried to like her writing and while I do see improvement, she has a long way to go before I try any more of her books. There is just to much monotonous dialogue that inspires a nap. I just didn't feel the chemistry between the love interests and the sex scenes lacked heat. I'm officially done for now with this author.

That narrators were good enough but they didn't have much to work with.

Not worth a credit -- maybe a reduced price.

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  • 04-22-19

What do they feed these southern men?!?!?!

The narration of Amy Johnson and Joe Arden continue to be amazing in this series. I'm diving into book 3 as I write this! These two really captivate their people. Love listening to them!

Where does one find a guy like Aaron? Only in the south! There’s just something about a southern boy that will melt any girl!! Once I reached 32% into the book and Aaron talked about how his dad used to whisk him mom away, just 2 hours away, to be selfish, to be alone with her and have all over her attention… it made me miss the south and how wonderful the people are. You can’t get that anywhere!!

Good Gosh… it's happened… we have finally found the daddy of all book boyfriends. Aaron is the most swoonable guy EVER. If you don't spend this whole book begging for Whitney to disappear and Aaron to materialize in front of you… Well you ain't right! Lol And I like Whitney, a lot, but I think I might be claiming her man!

Southern Desire was such a sweet read but it also is about loved loss. It’s about how people get over, or learn to live again, without some super important people in their lives. It’s about how we handle major life problems both directly and indirectly. But what I really took from this book is the pace of it. It is so very southern… you couldn’t go any slower unless you were going backwards!! This book was more than hot, sex in word form that a lot of romance books have. This book made you FEEL LOVE! I enjoyed going the slow pace and loving the characters. Now… I NEED Jaime and Mike… pretty please… or Olivia and David. I’m ok with either ;)

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It just keeps getting better and better!

Omg this was a great story! Love Listening to Joe Arden and Amy Johnson narrating this book they did a fantastic job! I’m so in love with Aaron character wish their were real Cowboys like him out there 😉 this story made me laugh and cry and swoon. I really go upset 😡 with Whitney character for being so selfish.. thanks Kaylee Ryan I’m really lovin’ this series.

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The One

This book doesn’t disappoint. Whitney and Aaron’s story is one of loss, hope and love. I love joe the characters of the first book are woven tightly into this one and I am starting the third book as I type. Can’t wait.

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Love this Series!

OMG!! I love this series. To bad there is only 3. I could stay in this Kentucky fantasy forever...lol
Narration is spot on and the writing is amazing.

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Aaron is THE best book boyfriend ever!!

Whitney lost her mother to cancer a year ago. She moves to KY to be close to her only family. Whitney takes a job w local photographer, Kinley, and is immediately smitten with her boss’s brother. Aaron is one hunky farmer and he’s just as smitten with Whitney. He’s been waiting for ‘the one’ and is, surprisingly, not your typical man**ore. The pair hit it off and begin dating but Whitney is hesitant to give a relationship her all...she hasn’t quite recovered from the pain of losing her mom. Will Aaron’s live be enough for Whitney or will she run away?
Sweet story without angsty exes, etc. loved the supporting characters.

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Kaylee Ryan's Southern books

The two books were time well spent. Both readers did an outstanding job of making the
Stories come to life. Above all though Kaylee's words sold the stories.

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Cute

Super cute story!! Loved it! I enjoyed the two perspectives switching off and on every other chapter.

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  • 02-02-17

OMG

This book is such an awesome write. I have fallen in love with southern Men. This is such a sweet book that melts your heart and leaves you wanting more.