Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 7, 2016
I’ve always been the guy who plays the field. I like variety and my career ensures that I can have my pick of women.
I’ve always been the girl who wants more. I want the white picket fence, the two point five kids and the dog. That’s what all little girls grow up dreaming about.
Why is it that she’s all I can see? I no longer want the variety instead all I want is her. I won’t stop until she believes that she’s mine.
I assure you…
He’s not the kind of guy I usually date. He’s cocky, and famous and that hair. He says I’m what he wants, but I know his type. He likes to play the field. Only with me he’s different.
“I tighten my hold on her as realization kicks in . I want to try with her. i want to try to be here more. It’s something I’ve never wanted, never imagined I would ever want. Now that it’s here in my arms, it’s easy to see. She’s everything.”
“She feels like heaven. She feels like home. It hits me like a lightning bolt–this is more for me because I’m falling in love with her.”
I am sucker for a good friends to lovers romance, and let me tell you, Assured does not disappoint.
Told from dual points of view, Assured follows the story of Cole and Stacy. Cole has the life. He loves living his rocker lifestyle and feels that variety is the best part of life. He does’t ever see himself settling…that is until Stacy comes into the picture. She wants more than he’s prepared to give, but he just can’t stay away….Stacy wants what every woman wants: A good man, a partner, someone to love that is your best friend. The last person she ever thought would fit the bill is Cole. Sure, he’s a great friend, but she wants more than one night, she wants it all. When sparks begin to fly and lines become blurred, will Cole be able to show Stacy that he’s worth taking a risk on?? There’s only one way to find out….
I have to say, I loved everything about this book. Seriously, Kaylee Ryan has knocked it out of the park with this one. This book is smart. It is funny. It is filled with angst. It is filled with swoon-worthy romance. It is just the book I needed.
From the moment you meet Cole and Stacy, you are hooked. You want to know more about them. You can feel the intense connection between the two of them. Nothing makes my heart swoon or pull me in to a story more, than watching the “bad boy” fall. And let me tell you, Cole certainly won my heart over. Yes, in the beginning, he is this cocky, full of himself bad boy. But, once you get to know him, the real him, you begin to see that there is more to him. Once he lets his guard down and opens himself up to the possibility of more, you can’t help but swoon over this guy. You see a totally different side to him. Sure he’s still cocky and sure of himself, but he’s also an alpha with a sweet side. He’s protective and has a big heart. I can not say it enough, watching him fall was just amazing!! And Stacy….Stacy was such an amazing match for Cole. She knew how Cole was and just accepted him for who he was. Yes, the connection between the two of them was undeniable, but she never pressured him for more. She never tried to change him. Without knowing it, she was showing Cole that you could be friends and hang out and enjoy each others company without sex. She slowly showed him that there was nothing wrong with more…
I don’t know what else to say other than I loved this book. It totally blew me away. This story was so well-written, so easy to get lost in. I just loved it all. And the characters….I LOVED THEM!! I loved catching up with Logan and Kacen. I loved seeing their HEA play out even more and I thought they were a great support system for Cole & Stacy. I also really enjoyed getting to hang out with the rest of the band and getting to know them more. And of course, I can’t forget about our main characters, Cole and Stacy. You already know how I feel about them. They were just amazing and impossible to not fall in love with. Their story just pulled at my heart and made me FEEL so many things. I couldn’t get enough of the two of them!
Assured is a fantastic addition to the Soul Serenade series. This book was everything and more. Cole and Stacy’s story warmed my heart and made me fall in love. I just adore this series and can not wait to see which band member will fall next!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.