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Southern Pleasure

Narrated by: Amy Johnson, Joe Arden
Series: Southern Heart, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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Evan: They tell you that a parent's love is all consuming. I never put much thought into it. Not until the minute I heard her take her first breath. That little girl is my world. I'd do anything to protect her. My ex signed over her rights, and her family vowed that my daughter didn't exist. Now that she's gone, they want my little girl. They're trying to say I can't give her what she needs.

McKinley: I've known Evan all my life. Our family's farms run parallel with each other. He and my brother Aaron have been best friends for as long as I can remember. What they're trying to do is wrong. He needs my help, someone he can trust, and I'm more than happy to do it. I volunteered without hesitation. I should have thought about what it would be like to have our lives intertwined. I should have thought about what would happen when our time together ended and how my heart would feel when I had to walk away.

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

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Loved this book

Really enjoyed this story. Nice, warm hearted and really good narration. First time reading this author and will definitely be looking at some of the other books.

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  • Ann
  • 23-07-16

Super Sweet

To be fair, it's not the best written story ever, but if you're tired of manwhores and irresponsible man-boys, give this book a try. Evan is a stand up guy and I really liked McKinley. This is a slow burn book, and I like that. Frankly, there aren't enough of those out there.

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  • Sarah
  • 20-07-16

Listened to this in one sitting!!

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This book was a real feel good about the unspoken love between two people. It shows that there can be a love that is unspoken between two people. There relationship starts out as two people needing each other for one reason then turns into a completely different one for each other. This story is about pushing your love aside for the betterment of the child and what is best for their life before all else. LOVED this book i wish there was a second one with the continuation of there story. The only thing that i didn't like is that the author skips over what i thought would have been really important moments in the two mains lives that would have helped show there unspoken love for one another. This book is great for a drive in the car. Not a lot of intimate moments that turn your face red but unspoken gestures to show the purity of there relationship.

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  • URSULA G
  • 15-02-17

I Wanted to Get Excited

This was a sweet and unassuming romance that doesn't offer much excitement. I will say that Kaylee Ryan deserves a much improved ribbon as I was at least able to listen to this one to the end. The plot and the characters are still simple and bland. The premise was good with lots of potential it just lacks passion.

The narration is marginal at best but their voices were listenable (is that a word?). I enjoy Joe Arden's voice so that was motivation to finish.

This maybe worth a reduced price but not a credit. Since I've already purchased the next book in the series, I will listen to it.

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  • krystle
  • 24-06-16

9 hours and 27 min?

For the record... I made it to hour 2 and gave up. I had high hopes for this story, saw the reviews and got excited. I'm apparently in the 8% because here I am with this review. The narration was painful and the whole thing was irritating. Worst fake southern accent in history and the story was just.. I don't even know honestly. It rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it was just the narration because the plot seemed like a great idea but then it had far too much dialogue that was extremely unnecessary. Honestly, I wish I had more to give on it but it was hard to put my finger on just one thing. I'm very surprised this had so many good reviews.

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  • Lori Dickey
  • 02-11-16

Fantastic Book!!

This book is WELL worth the credit and not just because of the cover! It was great from start to finish and the narrators did an excellent job!

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  • Jenny B
  • 20-10-16

Sweet single dad romance

Would you listen to Southern Pleasure again? Why?

I would absolutely listen to it again. The innocent love and fight to protect his unborn child melts my heart

What was one of the most memorable moments of Southern Pleasure?

My favorite moment is when Evan is talking with Lexi and making confessions to his infant

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  • Natalie Haigler
  • 21-07-16

Absolutley Amazing

Loved the book, the narration, overall story and performance was spot on perfect! Been a long while since I have had a good laugh with the perfect ending!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-05-20

love southern series

I love Kaylee Ryan books and another series I love wish her books will become movies

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  • Cayson09
  • 21-02-20

Why did I wait so long!?

Wow! What a fantastic story this was. Evan is preparing to be a single father but doesn't think he can do it on his own. McKinley is the little sister of Evan's best friend and has had a crush on Evan for years. She offers to help him get ready for the baby and their chemistry is unmistakable. They both fall hard but are unwilling to admit it. Kaylee Ryan did a fabulous job with their story by giving us all the feels, some humor, drama, sexual tension, steam and of course an HEA. The narrators did a wonderful job telling Evan and Kinsley's story. I look forward to reading/listening to the next book.

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  • Whatever my name
  • 07-11-19

Communication is the key to any relationship

This was a lovely story about a man who doesn't want the woman he has been seeing to have an abortion. He is willing to take on all the responsibility for the child. He will raise the child by himself. You have to love a man who is will to do that. Thank goodness McKinley is next door to help him.

Evan and McKinley make a great team when it comes to his daughter, but they are not great when it comes to either of them. If only they could communicate what was important then this book would have been a lot shorter. It was rather frustrating how neither of them would say what they really wanted to say. I just wanted to crack their heads together.

It was a lovely story around that. I enjoyed him becoming a father, facing the fears that many new parents face. Though I did wonder why many milestones weren't talked about. How did he feel when his daughter smiled at him the first time. Or what about when she laughs for the first time. I remember those times fondly with my own children.

It was worth the credit and I might listen to it again, and I'm glad they got there in the end.