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Down to My Soul

(Soul #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  2,815 ratings  ·  374 reviews

She doesn't wear my ring.
We never stood before a preacher.
The only vows exchanged were between our bodies; between our souls.
But she was mine and I was hers until I ruined it. I have to believe that every day, every step, every breath brings me closer to making things right.
To making her mine again.


I've seen promises broken.
I know love makes no guarantees.
But th
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Published March 31st 2016 by CreateSpace
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May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!!

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“I don’t need a ceremony or a ring or a license.” He turns back around, eyes lit with emotion. “You know there’s already a vow between us that goes beyond all of that, and for you to be with anyone else would be adultery of the soul.”

The love between Rhyson and Kai is so stunningly beautiful, it brought me to tears. I love this couple so much. They love hard, they forgive, they are a perfectly imperfect pair.

Rhys and Kai have had a bumpy road. At the start of this book, th
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
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DOWN TO MY SOUL is the STUNNING second novel of the Soul Series, one of my VERY TOP reads of 2015! Soul #2 is everything I needed it to be and more, pure perfection! I laughed, I cried, I had a couple of OMG moments, a moment where I had butterflies in my tummy... and I felt the exquisite emotion of the beautiful writing delivered by Kennedy Ryan. It’s a story about forgiveness, understanding, secrets, embracing ones destiny, and most importantly, it's about LOVE. The
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4.5 ‘I live you’ stars

"I was raised with the capacity to believe in something that I can’t see and always have questions about, but have no doubt is absolutely real.”
She tips up on her toes and hovers over my lips.
“Like us.”

I’m so invested in this characters. They’re so brave, they love so hard, they make stupid decisions, they’re fun, and they’re so real. I loved watching them grow in this book and start to work on their problems. I loved watching them open up more and fight for each other. I l
Olga therebelreader
5 ***You’re my always*** stars

He is mine and I am his. Our darkest secrets, shared. Our deepest places, reached. We are completely known. Completely loved down to our very souls.

The author has a way with putting a story together. She is able to draw her readers in and not let go until the end and even then leaves us begging for more. The author once again delivered a heartwarming, fun, sexy read that I didn’t want to put down and her great talent most definitely shines through in Down to My
Wil Loves Books!
This was worse than the first one. Kai has got to be one of the stupidest, most annoying heroines I’ve ever read. Honestly, I still can’t see what Rhyson loves so much about her. She’s a total idiot. She’s always lying and deceiving him, she doesn’t trust him or his judgment yet gets in trouble all the time and stupid Rhyson constantly fixes her messes. It’s beyond annoying. This dragged so much, Kai is TSTL, the drama was ridiculous. Not sure what was the purpose of this second book, and not su ...more

**Down to My Soul generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

5+++ "I didn't know there was love like this." Stars

To have the absolute privilege and great fortune of getting beautifully lost in worlds created by Kennedy Ryan is something I greatly cherish. Down to My Soul comes as the much anticipated sequel to the highly rated first book My Soul to Keep and must be read in succession after book one. Book one, having been one of my favorites in 2015, really raised the ba
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Stuck in My Soul Stars
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This is the beautiful conclusion to My Soul to Keep. Kai and Rhyson ended badly in book one. This story is a testament to heart and soul, to learning forgiveness and to growing your spirit with a love that knows no bounds. Rhy is a famous rock star and Kai is an up and coming star whose career is flourishing. But what is missing is Rhy. Kai must navigate her feelings and decide if she can forgive Rhy. The baggage of their pasts is the key to the door opening their fut
TJ ☾
Mar 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I'm such a slut for quality groveling. wring this man out to nothing, Kai!! damn this series is exposing all my toxic relationship traits. these two fight non-stop why is it working for me?
"The hell we aren't together. Even when we're apart, we're together."
I am such a hypocrite bc the first half of this Kai's in her pocket going in on Rhys for his control issues and I was lapping it up like


and then the last 20% it gets turned around on her bc she was stupidly keeping a secret
I just finished reading Down To My Soul and my heart is bursting with love and admiration for Kennedy Ryan. Wow! She's just a phenomenal storyteller and her writing is simply flawless. I love how she uses and plays with words. It seems so effortless when it's anything but that. It makes her writing more interesting and it captures me immediately.

Down To My Soul picks up right where My Soul To Keep ended and it does with one hell of a bang. I was drawn back in instantly. 
I didn't think it was pos
Melissa | Slow Readers Blog
I can't even review this. How do I review this? I've come across books like these before. Books that are overwhelmingly romantic, the pages full of emotion and chemistry that is dazzling and electric. Books like My Soul to Keep and Down to My Soul give me everything that I love and hope to find when I read romance books. They're pret-ty much *why* I read romance - I love love, and mostly I love reading about people falling in love and fighting for that love. These books are both of those things. ...more
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
Not going to write a big review being there's so many already out there, that said I have devoured this series this week. I'm tucked in bed with some Flu bug but listening to this has cheered me right up. I love music themed reads, Kennedy Ryan's writing is beautiful, she grabbed hold of me from the beginning. It's sensual, musical, loving, fabulous...

Just read it..

That is all Xoxo
Dear Kennedy Ryan,

reading this book I got one of those a-ha moments that Oprah often speaks about...
You see this book is as many of your other books or I should say all of your books very raw, heartwarming & emotional..with very realistic characters that make me angry, disappointed, mad, sad, happy, joyful, in love...all the nine yeards! A whole experience! So back to that a- ha moment...I was thinking to" imagine how is writing stories like this" I was thinking about you and draining proc
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Down to My Soul (Soul #2) by Kennedy Ryan
5 stars!!!

“Sometimes our best intentions come with our worst decisions.”

I adored the first book in this series and was a little reticent to read this one at first as I had extremely high expectations. My Soul to Keep was my first Kennedy Ryan read and she totally captivated me with her lyrical writing, intense character connection and Kai and Rhyson’s all-consuming story. Well, I needn’t have worried because Kennedy Ryan delivered once again,
Bookphenomena (Micky)
It's been a while since I've read book one but I got totally sucked into DOWN TO MY SOUL, in a way I didn't expect. I found that there was character growth in both Rhyson and Kai. I loved where the storyline went and it moved me away from expectations of two musical stars. Totally absorbing on words. ...more
Rebecca Woodward
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
I enjoyed this read very much. It's not a typical rock star love story. It has a lot of emotions running wild between two people who are not likely to fall in love but did. This love between them is not a love that is taken for granted. I liked Kai's character because she is real. A real southern baptist girl who lives by the morals and religion she loves. I cried for her during the hardest parts of the story and laughed when the banter among friends was hilarious. I hope the Author continues th ...more
Samah L. Moroccan
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-shit
Rhyson and Kai Anne🌶
It was an excellent read for real.
Rhyson loves so hard that it hurts
The emotions and the chemistry between Kai and Rhyson is absolutely amazing
Kennedy Ryan does it again.. Am I surprised? No. It's literally my book number 9 and she does it again.. and again.
Thank you ❤️
Adriana Locke
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An emotional, breathtaking, and beautiful ending to Kai and Rhyson's story, Down To My Soul was everything I hoped it would be and more!
This is a book I've been eagerly anticipating and you know how that goes - when it pops on your Kindle, you have a niggle of worry that it won't meet your expectations. Well, my friends, it did. It surpassed them, as a matter of fact.
The characters are so developed, the plot so realistic, the words painted so beautifully that you feel like you are a part of thi
I can't with characters allegedly in love who don't trust the reactions of their 'lover'. No more. I'm taking a star off every time I read this stupid scenario from now on. I don't know, but keeping destructive secrets from your significant lover who is attached to your soul or whatever, because you don't trust them to react the way you want is stupid, and I feel like it makes me stupid reading it. And I feel like girls and women will start thinking this is normal and acceptable behavior because ...more
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed it. The characters stay very much the same, but I did love the romance of them finding out what real love is for themselves. And, of course, Kennedy has the best romantic one-liners

Crystal Cook
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2021
I am so emotionally invested with this couple. Kennedy gets me SO INVESTED in her couples every single time! This dealt a lot with jealousy and dishonesty which are not my favorite plot points but the emotion and love between these two made up for a lot of that.
Phuong ✯
#1 My Soul To Keep: 4 stars.
#2 Down To My Soul: 4.5 stars.
#3 Refrain: tbd
Not an ocean, not forever
Nothing wide or deep
Will ever end this love between us
My Soul is yours to keep

Note to self: If the series is already completed then read all the books successively so you have all the details fresh in mind!

Spoiler warning!

I live Kai Anne Pearson and Rhyson Grey so so much. It's a beautiful story and no one writes like Kennedy Ryan. No one! Rhyson is the definition of being whipped for his girl
Cézanne Hayden-Dilbert
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing

"No matter what happens, my heart and my soul, I give them to you. They’re yours to keep.

Down To My Soul is one of those stories that is just difficult to review. Simply because I don't think there are enough words to properly convey my feelings for this book. Simply put, I freaking " LIVE" Rhys and Kai.

No book should give you butterflies or keep a smile on your face while you're reading it. No book should pull you in so effortlessly that you can't wait to devour it b

Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
That's it—Rhyson Gray just made me fall deeper for him ten times infinity and more in this book. He showed a side of him that wouldn't dare fail to slay you and make you putty in his hands. He just about proved to the entire universe how powerfully intense and bone deep his love for Kai is. His growth in life and in love in this book is so prominent that even I feel so proud of him. Kai Pearson was a bit shakier in the beginning, what with that whole blackmail thing hanging on her head, plus her ...more
I need more!!!!! I loved this sequel. You get so attached to these characters and what is going on that you just want to reach through your Kindle and scream and tell them they are making the wrong decision! Rhys has definitely made it into my list of top book boyfriends - his character and his personality was to die for and you can't help but fall in love with him. What I really like most I guess about Kai and Rhys' relationship, despite all the drama and secrets that came along with the two (l ...more
Our darkest secrets, shared.
Our deepest places, reached.
We are completely known.
Completely loved down to our very souls.....

Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5++++, I live you, Stars!!

“Growing up, Mama always reminded me that love keeps no record of wrongs. I didn’t know until now that true love, pure love, the right love, doesn’t keep that record because it can’t. I can’t.”

“Who needs words when we have this? This living, panting thing that ignites every second we’re together. Lust and love rub against each other vigorously like two sticks making sparks fly, the first sign of fire.”

“I claim him with the pads of my fingers, with the palms of my hands.
Berry ♡ Nice
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so very much in LOVE with this story, with the characters, with the words.
I can't even find the right words to fully express the fabulous journey I'm on with Rhyson and Kai.
How to describe how deep it touched me? How to describe the depth that is #Kaison?

“Your love goes past the heart,”

To say it was beautiful doesn't begin to describe it.

This book gave me ALL the feels even those I didn't know existed.
I am really truly beyond happy ❤

"Sometimes our best intentions come with our wor
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
5 Stars!

“No matter what happens, my heart and my soul, I give them to you. They’re yours to keep.”

There is nothing better than reading a story where the connection between the characters literally penetrates your soul. The words that drive this story are amazingly poetic, emotionally raw, and beautifully awakening. The sparks that ignite the characters are deep and palpable. Well done Kennedy Ryan.
Now, that's a romance. Full review to posted. ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"You're not my ex, you're my always."

I fell in love with Kai & Rhyson in My Soul to Keep. I was their behind the scenes cheerleader, a groupie at their concerts, a voyeur in their bedroom (and on the pool table). I got so caught up in their relationship and the media drama that I was surprised when the bottom dropped out and she walked away. So let me tell you, I could not wait to get my hands on Down to My Soul, I needed to be put out of my misery. I needed my faith in soul deep lov
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