Southern Pleasure (Southern Heart, #1) by Kaylee Ryan

Southern Pleasure (Southern Heart, #1)

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. I've known Evan all my life. Our families farms run parallel w...

Details Southern Pleasure (Southern Heart, #1)

TitleSouthern Pleasure (Southern Heart, #1)
Release DateDec 22nd, 2015
PublisherKaylee Ryan
GenreDid Not Finish, Adult

Reviews Southern Pleasure (Southern Heart, #1)

  • Jennifer Kyle
    4.5 Southern STARSThis is my first read by this author and I'm happy to report that I thoroughly enjoyed this southern romance! In the trope of falling in love with your big brother’s best friend, this story brought the feels, hot chemistry, and sweet southern warmth. Evan Chamberlin finds out that his girlfriend, Misty is pregnant and has no plans on keeping the baby. He comes to action making sure he will be the father and only guardian. Mist...
  • Maria...
    "4 My Smile stars"It's safe to say this book was so sugary sweet and cheesy as Hell I was just slowly melting with Evan and McKinley and Lexi the sweetest baby girl ever!I was in the mood for something easy and sweet and this book was perfect!I loved everything about it BUT of course there were a few teeny tiny things that kind of bothered me because let's face it I would have given 5 damn stars to this book otherwise!Am I right or what...???;)))...
  • Rag
    4.25 'Smiling so hard' Stars“Tell me, McKinley. Tell me what you need.”"You" she whispers.Oh my good what a read. I've never smiled through a whole read like this book. It was so sweet and cute and sappy but in a good way. This book was just what I need it. It was the perfect timing.Evan Chamberlin just got news dropped on him, he's going to be a father. But this situation is different. Misty(pregnant ex-gf) doesn't want anything to do with t...
  • Beverly
    Evan has just learned that the girl he has been dating/sleeping with is pregnant and she has no intentions of keeping the baby. Evan begs her to keep the baby, to sign over rights to him and let him raise the child alone. I sort of immediately loved Evan, it’s kind of hard not to. He is a man’s man, but has a heart of gold. He immediately asks his best friend Aaron to come over, so he can give him the news. Aaron just so happens to be on the ...
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    4 StarsYou can’t help but want to lick the cover right? I’ve been in the single parent mood and I have been eyeing Kaylee Ryan’s books for some time now. I picked up this book because of the summary and cover. Southern Pleasure is a sweet southern book about making the best of what you got and loving the people in your life.Evan just found out the girl he has been seeing is pregnant. She doesn’t want him or the baby. Evan begs her not to ...
  • Astraycat
    This was a sweet story filled with love that suited to read on Christmas. NO ex dramas. Recommend to those who love to read romance with baby, single parent, or friends-to-lovers.After found his ex-girlfriend was pregnant, Evan begged her to keep the baby and sis everything he could to help her. However, he didn't know a thing about what baby needed and what a nursery was. Meanwhile, his best friend's sister, Kinley, just came home after graduati...
  • Mandy
    I loved this sweet and unconventional romance! When Evan's girlfriend shows up and tells him she's pregnant and doesn't want to keep the baby, he steps up and asks for full custody. Evan isn't prepared to be a single father, he really knows nothing about kids and everything he's going to need for his baby. All he knows is that he already loves his unborn child and will do whatever he has to so that he can give his baby a good life. McKinley is Ev...
  • Rachel
    Overall rating: 4 "Southern Pleasure" stars!Triggers:Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)]Love triangle: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)]Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)]Intimate pasts: (view spoiler)[ Evan (hero): He didn't come off as a manwhore. He was actually seeing some - Misty - for a year. He knew he didn't love her and that she wasn't "the one" but they had fun together. She just ended up pregnant. He says he al...
  • bella ϟ✨
    This is a cute and definitely sappy romance book, the characters were all extremely likeable and the character development for Misty (although you don't see much of her in the end) kind of tugged at my heart strings. An all over heart warming story that left me feeling so warm and fuzzy afterwards. 3.5 stars, it was a heartwarming read but also very cliche, so I'd steer clear if you don't like that kind of thing.
  • Barbara➰
    The book opens with Evan finding out his girlfriend is pregnant even though he was wrapped and she was on bc pills. Misty does not want to be pregnant. He convinces her to sign over all her rights to the baby and let him raise it. The problem is, he knows nothing about babies. Mckinley has just come home after graduating from college. She finds out her brother's best friend, Evan is having a baby. She agrees to help him get ready.The two become v...
  • Amy
    4 Swoony Stars!!outhern Pleasure is another perfect example as to why I enjoy books by Kaylee Ryan. Her books are light with some drama, full of heart and men that make you swoon. Now, Southern Pleasure is a little bit different than the books I’ve read from Kaylee Ryan in the past. This one does have more of a serious tone to it, but it does not disappoint at all.Southern Pleasure is a quick and enjoyable read. It follows the story of Kinley a...
  • ♡Tonya♡
    **Audio reread 9/4/16**Great book to listen to on my work commute. Liked it just as much this time around. Great story, but it took way to long for them to come clean about their feelings. I loved her brother Aaron and look forward to his story that is in the works!I firmly believe that you can not go wrong with a Kaylee Ryan book. The story line, the characters. ..they are amazing. This book was no exception. I had pre ordered so at midnight I k...
  • Nyra
    4.5 stars! Adorable read!
  • maggieandteddy
    OK, the cover hunk got me interested. Don't let the cover fool you. This is a VERY sweet story. The Hero. Ethan (24), is such a sweet and loving guy. He's working his family's farm after his dad and mom move away to Alabama for dad's cancer treatments. Ethan is best buds with Aaron. Aaron's sister, McKinley (22) just got back home after graduating college. Ethan immediate breaks the news that Ethan's "girlfriend" Misty is pregnant. Misty doesn't ...
  • Rhys
    Okay even though Kinley and Evan have known each other for years and the book is spread over a large period of time, I still had the instant love feeling.Evan was a stand up guy, taking his unborn daughter and making sure she's okay. But if Kinley tells me what a stand up guy he is one more time I'm going to cut her. I get it, he's great, he's hot, can we move on? I think what bothered me was that we didn't get all that much relationship developm...
  • Samatha Harris
    Five stars just isn't enough.When someone asks me if I enjoyed this book the only appropriate reply is Does a cat have climbing gear? I'm a huge Kaylee Ryan fan. All of her books take your breath away and suck you into the story so you feel everything the characters feel. Kaylee has a rare gift that makes you fall in love with her characters and feel their pain,their love,their heartbreak right along with them,and Southern Pleasure is no exceptio...
  • Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-»
    RATING: 2.5 Hearts! :)
  • Vintage
    I think I got a cavity.
  • ✿
    ☆ I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆Sometimes love comes in the most unassuming forms.I really loved this read. It was heart-rendering and touching, and makes you realize the sensational power of love and its no holds barred nature.Evan. Is there any word to really describe this wonderful, amazing, and courageous man? Fatherhood is a big step to take on, and he does it with stride. But what pare...
  • Jamie C
    I'm not sure why, but I've put off reading this for so long! I'm so glad I finally decided to read it, it was amazing!!
  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    What could be more perfect that a best friend’s little sister story? How about one with a southern twist thrown in? Yes, please!We meet Evan, whose life is about to change. “I’m going to be a father. A single father.” Not what he expected at the age of 24, but not something that he is willing to change either. Stepping up and being a true southern gentleman, Evan helps Misty through her pregnancy and then gets full custody of his daughter...
  • Lindsay
    4.5 starsWow. I totally didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. It was a nice, light romance with very little angst or unnecessary drama. I loved the way the the romance developed between McKinley and Evan. They started out with a friendship and they grew closer as Kinley helped him prepare for the arrival of his daughter. It was a very slow build and that was extremely nice. Evan wasn't a jerk, he was a good guy, trying to do what was righ...
  • Libby Harrison
    A long drawn out story where nothing happens Random Ramblings:•An unusual start to romance story•I kept getting distracted whilst trying to follow the story•I’m feeling bored•Very sweet…too sweet and too forgiving•Why did they keep talking about his daughter dating?•That was a stupid reason to get married
  • Raine
    Friends to lovers story...The book was a bit on the boring side. I know there needed to be a build-up between the MC's, but it felt a little bit long and drawn out. I liked the premise that it was a brother's best friend/best friend's little sister and friends to lovers story, but the execution was a bit boring at least in the middle. The ending wasn't too bad. I'm just not sure I want to read the next book in the series.
  • Emily
    Overall rating: 4 starsPlot: 8/10Ending: 10/10Writing: 9/10Hero: 9/10Heroine: 8/10Humour: 6/10Steaminess: 6/10Feels: 8/10HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Extra Details: (view spoiler)[Not enough ranch talk, waited a long time to admit feelings, baby-centric, country music (hide spoiler)]
  • Susan Trewick
    When Evan finds out his girlfriend is pregnant but does not want to keep the baby, he persuades her to keep it and sign the baby over to him after its born. Realising that he knows nothing about babies he asks his best friends sister Mckinley to help him.Wow.... just Wow, this book is amazing! Kaylee does a wonderful job of taking you on an emotional journey that consumes you. The chemistry between Evan and Mckinley is smoking! Evan is strong, co...
  • Sophie
    Southern Pleasure, the stunning new standalone from Kaylee Ryan is so bloody brilliant it will steal your heart and your breath before claiming you mind, body & soul.This beautiful story is achingly addictive, from beginning to end I inhaled the words filled with hope, love and friendship and fell head over heels in love with Evan, McKinley and little Lexi. Southern Pleasure will make you laugh, cry, smile, scream, infact it will take you through...