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Publisher's Summary

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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This book is funny, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!

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  • 02-02-2017

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.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 07-02-2017

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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  • Katelyn Jernigan
  • 28-05-2017

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-02-2020

Just as good as the first book!! I loved it!

I felt emotional through the second half. This writer is now one of my favourites!

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  • Reggie
  • 05-06-2018

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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  • URSULA G
  • 16-02-2017

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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  • Darlene Richardson
  • 23-08-2021

Sweet story.

Sweet story with a little bit of sadness and a few very important health lessons for women. I enjoy the way the author adds the breast cancer advice/awareness. I’m happy that Whitney finds Aaron and she could be “the one for him”. Whitney needs all the support and love during this difficult times, Aaron and his family are there for her. Love the story.

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  • Jessie Lee
  • 28-05-2021

Love me some Aaron!!!

Another great southern romance story. Amazing narrators, they make this book enjoyable! Definitely recommend, esp if you loved the first book!

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  • Cheryl
  • 27-05-2021

Love this story!

I wish this story would have gone on to know what was in the rest of the letters.

This story has heart. I loved listening as the story strolled through the character's lives.

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  • Sara
  • 22-04-2019

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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  • Precisa
  • 01-12-2018

Omg shouldn’t of listen while I was at work lol

Kaylee Ryan you should have warnings ⚠️ ⛔️ by your books stating “be Advised Tissues Box needed” ❤️

Great book! Great Characters! And Awesome Narrators to make this story come to life with the brilliant writer Kaylee Ryan! Great series and ready for the next book!

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