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My Soul to Keep

(Soul #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  3,640 ratings  ·  577 reviews
It seems the things worth keeping are often the hardest to hold...


I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music.
Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It’s the thing that’s pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I’m finally making my way,
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published November 13th 2015 by Kennedy Ryan
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Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ @bookwormthoughts
This is without a doubt a 6 star read for me!
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★ NOTE: This is a three book series and all books will be available be August 15th 2016 ★

This story is outrageously good. I laughed, I cried and my heart soared as this gorgeous, romantic friends to lovers story unveiled itself to me and completely transported me into the fictional world that's convincingly dominated by Rhyson and Kai, the hero and heroine of My Soul to Keep, one of my TOP READS of 2015!

Rhyson is a musician,
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars!!!

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Kennedy Ryan, where have you been all my life? My Soul to Keep is a book that has been on my TBR for the longest! I finally made the time to listen to the audio book and I’m so glad I did! This was a perfect 5 star read for me! The narration was fantastic, the characters were amazing, and I loved the writing! Honestly, there was nothing I didn’t love about this book!

Kai is a sweet southern girl trying to make it big in LA. She’s an amazing dancer and singer, but she’s been throug
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
5 stars

There’s no use in denying that i have an unhealthy obsession with Grip and instead of rereading his book (again) I remembered that I still need to read this series, which I was saving because these are the last Kennedy Ryan’s books, that I’m interested in and haven’t read yet.

I’ve never though I would love the “rockstar” trope until I read this book. I wouldn’t really call it a rockstar romance. I don’t know, it just felt deeper than that. It’s more of a friends to lovers story. And it’s
Geri Reads
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I spent the entire weekend reading this gem. Kai Pearson is a struggling dancer-singer waiting for her shot at performing. She moved from Georgia to LA after her mother died to pursue her dreams. Like many struggling out of work actors and singers, Kai works as a waitress, a teacher and assistant to a vocal coach in LA. This is where she meets Rhyson Gray. Rhyson is a piano prodigy turned rockstar. He's been there and done that many times over and he's looking for something more. When he meets K ...more
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It seems the things worth keeping are often the hardest to hold...
I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music.
Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It’s the thing that’s pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I’m finally making my way, making my mark. I can’t a
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow I'm speechless at the moment I guess because this book is absolutely spectacular. I'm going to dream about Rhyson omg that man melts my freaking heart. Kai is a strong young woman who has been through alot but very stubborn. I loved her anyway though this is how much this story will affect you. Your emotions will be pulled back and forth saying oh God please Pep. To AHHHHHHH why Rhyson don't do it. This book has feels and angst the kind that makes you not want to put this story down. I was s ...more
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Breathtakingly Beautiful!!!! Kennedy Ryan has captured my heart, my attention and my soul as she delivers one of the most awe-inspiring, touching, emotional, and captivatingly raw story that I have read in her newest release, My Soul To Keep. With her gorgeous and beautiful prose, Ms. Ryan has delicately weaved a book layered with emotions, heart, beauty, and raw characters.


In all honesty, My Soul To Keep is a book that you nee
Olga therebelreader
The author will take you on an up and down roller coaster pulling your emotions and heart strings along the way. This book had me laughing, yelling, and shedding a few tears. It's such an amazing feeling when an author can bring out so many different emotions all at once.

Kai and Rhyson's story deals with learning how to love deeply and how to overcome obstacles to be together with the one you love and desire. Kai is a down-to-earth talented dancer and singer who has the ambition to build a good
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Exceptional writing!!
How does she do it? Makes me this addict once I start I can't stop reading...
I don't really care for rockstar romance or friends to lovers..what is happening?!

Kennedy Ryan is a talented goddess!

Even when they make me angry these characters are realistic & I understand their struggles.
Been there done that have a t-shirt to prove it type of thing...

I feel like my reading for the contemporary readathon just changed because I am not reading anything else until I read this s

**My Soul to Keep generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

5+++ ”Some risks are worth taking.” Stars

As a fan of Kennedy Ryan’s previous Bennett series I was really excited to learn she had something new and self-published releasing soon. For me, as an already established fan, she elevated her story-telling game tenfold. 100-fold, if you will. She hit all my favorite romance story buttons creating a unbreakable connection to these characters - so strong I couldn’t stop reading. Frie
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf

Disappointed! I love Grip series. I thought that series open my eyes and propel my romance taste to the new level. I thought I was going to be blown away by My Soul to Keep. I am very confuse. Miss Ryan is suppose to be my favorite author. Now... I am not I want to pick up another of her book.

My Soul to Keep does not connect with me. The characters, the story and the pace is just not working. The back and forth between Rhys and Kai is like watching the cote result between Biden vs Trump. Bor
Kennedy Ryan
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
MY SOUL TO KEEP is only 99¢ this week!!! Grab it in time for DOWN TO MY SOUL, coming 3/31!!!

Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3.5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Trying to keep my thoughts short, as plenty of readers already explained why they liked My Soul to Keep, I've read truly engaging reviews that made me pick up this one a while back, but being a moody reader, I've only just read it recently.
Anyways... This was a nice story, small town girl falls for music rockstar prodigy, some welcomed angst coming in pair with fame.

I've been a little annoyed with the heroine stubbornness and the hero juvenile streak at times but overall
Dec 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015, romancey, bae
This book was silly and predictable (rock-star romances, eh) and I kind of loved it for right now because silly and predictable is about where my head is at.

I'm sure I'll look back on this and be all 'ugh, why did you even read that' but, yeah.
Robin Hill
RTC when I get through deadline week. But I can say this was exactly what the Dr. ordered. Super swoony, but seriously slow burn. I'll be moving on to book 2 eventually! ...more
Wil Loves Books!
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Um, I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. Kai annoys me to no end. Seriously can’t understand what Rhyson sees in her and why he’s so obsessed, dude also has issues. I hope Book 2 gets better. This ended in a huge cliffhanger and I honestly don’t see why 3 books are needed. Hope it’s not filled with lots of back and forth between the MCs or I might just DNF...
Kennedy Ryan does it again! I just love her books so much! I don’t feel like writing a huge review right now, but I absolutely loved everything about this one! Kennedy has a gift, not only with her amazing writing but also with her ability to write amazing connections between her main characters. I couldn’t get enough of Kai and Rhyson!

I think the only reason why this is not a 5 star read is because I wasn’t a fan of Rhyson’s actions at the end of the book. I’m excited to see how things will wo
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book !!!

There's nothing better than experiencing how two soulmates find each other and fall in love ! I was with this couple their whole journey and it was beautiful! I can't wait to continue this series !!
Bookphenomena (Micky)
Well then, that was as wonderful as I've heard. It was wondeful because of the characters Rhyson and Kai. I'm not generally a fan of rock star romances, unless it's stand-out and I don't often pick them up to read but the buzz on this one came from trusted sources. The connection between these two was based in friendship, somewhat slow burn and had such chemistry that it sucked me in totally. I became wrapped up in these two and their lives. There are of course, complications, stupidity but conn ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Soul to Keep (Soul #1) by Kennedy Ryan
5 stars!!!

“Am I worth the risk?”

I absolutely loved this book, sometimes you just start reading and you connect and that is what happened when I started reading My Soul to Keep. I had never read Kennedy Ryan before and I can honestly say that it won’t be my last. I love finding new to me authors, or even better new to anyone authors but it was the cover that attracted me to this one, not normally a fan of faces on covers but the girl spoke to m

Loved, loved, LOVED! This book was so well written, funny, swoony, sexy, frustrating, angsty, emotional - it was everything that I love in a story and more! I couldn’t put it down. I just wanted to keep reading I was so lost in Rhyson and Kai’s story. Even though they're relationship was a bit dysfunctional and full of drama, I loved them together. These two made me laugh, made me cry, made me mad, made my stomach flip flop the sexual tension was so palpable and intense. I adored Rhyson. Adored!
Kelli C
Hmmmm...did this doozy in the plane and all I can say is...CLIFFHANGER! Not sure if I loved it. I do love some Rhyson and all his pushy, all-consuming lust and love. Not sure what he sees in a stubborn and totally naïve Kai, but I am buying into the tale! I will definitely pick up book 2 because I am a sucker for a hot rock-star and let's be honest, this one is pretty hot! I am looking forward to seeing this scandalous event come to light and how the future will play out! ...more
Berry ♡ Nice
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: performers
I want to scream that I absolutely enjoyed this. I freaken loved the build up, the characters, the patient burn and the way it ends 😱 WHAT?!?!?! I'm soo gonna jump right into book 2.

When 😭❤😭❤😭❤ you finish reading a book you didn't know you had to read and end up loving it!!!!

Kennedy Ryan is an amazing author that makes me fall in love with her words all the time.

“I'm his and he's mine.”
book bruin
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Overall 5 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 4.5 stars

I have been meaning to start this series since meeting Rhyson and Kai in the Grip series. I wish I hadn't waited so long! It was amazing to finally know their story from the very beginning. The duet narration of Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross worked so well in this emotional slow burn romance. Listeners/readers should note that this is book 1, but all books in the series are currently available.

Kai and Rhyson have an instant connection, but I loved th
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Again with the damn cliffhanger ... grrr

I really liked this book ... music, hot guy ... swoon ...


“I'm his and he's mine.”
Korrie’s Korner
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Geritol & Pep!

“She grew up with unconditional love, but no fame. I grew up with fame, but no unconditional love.”

This story was so good! Ever since reading The Grip Series, I’ve been wanting to start back at one with Rhyson & Kai. What a tsunami of feels these two gave me. Friends to lovers. Rhyson the Playboy, to man truly in love with one woman. I look forward to continuing this series, discovering how they work through the messes of fame, jealously and heartbreak.

Loved seeing Grip & Br
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There was lots of blogger noise about this book prior to release day - and guess what? They got it so right. This is a great read.

Immediately I bonded with Kai. The book starts with the death of Kai's beloved and adored mum from a wasting disease. My mum had early onset dementia; I felt Kai's pain as her mum withered before her eyes. Everything in the book shows Mai as a perfect mum. Doting. Caring. Devoted. Full of energy. Full of life.

Kai is the girl we all want to be. She is beautiful withou
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I finished the book about four days ago but it has taken me this long to write the review. First I was really angry that the book ended in a cliffy though I'm pretty sure I knew that and forgot. But I'm over that now.

I don't usually say much about the story in my reviews because I figure I could never do a story justice. I know a lot of reviewers who do that really well but it's not my thing because before I know it, I'm giving away spoilers. So I review based on how much the story and character
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