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(Soul Serenade #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  2,035 ratings  ·  172 reviews
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.

Until her…

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.
Until him…

Why is it that she’s all I can see?  I no longer want the variety instead
Published 2016
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This book was exactly what I needed. Kaylee Ryan can write romance. Cole and Stacy were fantastic. She was apprehensive about him, with good reason, because of his past with women. Being in a rock band, he never really thought about settling down until he spends a lot of time with Stacy on tour. She didn't make it easy on him and that made him fall even harder. Watching him fall in love with her and realize he wanted it all was awesome. I love how the drama came from an outside source and only s ...more
Another great story from Kaylee Ryan. Recommend if you are in the mood for a very sweet rockstar romance.

HEA (view spoiler)
Cheating/OW/OM (view spoiler)
Push/Pull (view spoiler)
Any couple separation (view spoiler)
Heat Level: Medium
Angst Level: Low
Nov 19, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
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Ken and Barbie are in rock band and ....
Nah, it was some guy whose names starts with a 'C' and Stacey? I think..
To be honest my brain has gone numb from reading this.

I DNFed around 55% just as the H and h were getting busy for the first time, because;
A, They have no chemistry
B, They have about as much personality as Barbie and Ken
C, I just wasn't interested
D, All of the above

The H is 25 and the lead guitarist in a Rock band. The h is the bff of the girl who married the lead singer. They go on
Feb 17, 2016 marked it as tbr-mf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cover-lust
That cover...yum. I love a man bun...
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another sweet one. But not as good as the first and a bit slow and boring at times. Hard to get started....
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good romance. He is in a rock band and has always played the field, but now he wants to settle down. He falls in love with our heroine and has to convince her that he can give her the stability she wants.
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May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I needed this book. I needed a book that was sweet, and sexy, and funny; something that was maybe a little fluffy, quick and easy to read, and that was going to bring a smile to my face and a hitch to my heart.

And that's what Assured did. I have no complaints about this book. None. From the start, I was into it—it was playful and bantery, Cole was panty-melting and alpha without being a jerk, and I just really, really, REALLY enjoyed reading it.

Since the end of (or, more accurately, the middle
Heather andrews
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cole is not a shy, bashful man, oh no, the boy goes commando, and has no problem sharing the facilities, "just as I finish washing my hands, Cole barges into the room. He relieves himself as if I’m not even there." I enjoyed this book, I thought Cole would be loud, overly-cocky, and wild but he surprised me with that sweet side of his. ...more
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
Sweet story like the first book in the series. I'm interested to see if the rest of the guys in the band will get their stories told. The author sort of alludes to it, since the girls are so curious about their activities, and sort of questionable behavior.

There should potentially be a trigger warning in the description of this book. Though light, for the most part, there in an incident that happens which even made me tear up a bit.
This one was pretty predictable, but I didn't mind. I liked watching Cole win over Stacy, how he didn't let her know, just showed her by actions. It even took most of the book before they had sex, so you knew Cole was serious. It was also fun to see how everyone was on the road performing. The bit of drama at the end was crazy. I did like how the guys stood behind Stacy, first, then used the situation to get what would be better for them as a band. ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Kaylee Ryan is one of my faves! She writes sweet romance with steam. She will make you swoon. She will make you giggle. She will make you cry. She will get you all hot. She will make you fall in love. She will make you believe in happily ever afters.

I loved, loved, loved Assured. Unlike any other rock star romance series I've ever read, you are in for perfection with book two in the Soul Serenade series. This book grabbed me from the first page and it devoured me whole by the time I fini
Nancy Metsch
She's off limits!!!!
Of course I'm the idiot blogger who reads book 2 AGAIN before book 1. But in this case. I really didn't mind. I loved Cole Hampton. Loved his story. He is the perfect combination of badass rocker to a sweet and sensitive guy and a mushy Uncl Cowe. He mad my heart sing through out this entire story. Stacy is one very lucky lady
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Sweet straight forward romance.
Low angst and drama. Always a plus.
Epilogue could have been a bit farther in time.
Everything was smooth sailing for this couple.
Good side characters. One big family.
Good in between heavy books read.
Alex ♈
3.5 stars

I wanted to overlook H's manwhorish past, but they reminded me till about 45%.
He was ok then and the book was safe, but I don't buy in this 'all-others-were-nothing-and-you-are-everything' crap. A man, who speaks in this way about OWs, doesn't have my full respect.
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This second book in the Soul Serenade series is just the right mix of sweet, sexy and drama to satisfy every romance reader. Cole has wanted Stacy since he first saw her dancing at the club but Stacy wants more than a night between the sheets. As time goes by and this girl is so under his skin Cole comes to realize that he wants to be her more, but convincing Stacy might just be the hardest riff he will ever play. Their story will make you swoon as we see the sweet side of Cole and not just the ...more
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Nothing better to read than a rock star changing his man-whore ways to catch the eye of a beautiful woman. The instant Cole meets Stacy all bets are off and he must have her. But will Stacy believe that he has really changed? Or will Cole be the second band member to fall in love? I absolutely fell in love with this couple when they were first introduced in Book 1. Completely entertaining and highly emotional. I never saw the plot twist coming. I cannot wait for more in the series.
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love, love, love!!!

This is the best series ever, y’all. No, it’s not, but it comes close. Kaylee Ryan doesn’t know how to write a bad book. I love them all! And Cole!! Ugh. Be still my heart. I love a story about bad boys who get all the girls until they find the one that makes it worth quitting the single life and become completely devoted. That’s Cole in a nutshell. And the book is perfect. Five stars!
Karen Janet
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jackie Lane
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 Stars!
~*~Happy Hour Prez~*~
BOOK: 3.25 STARS (from 5 STARS)

Much better than the last book. A little more angst,🙋🏼‍♂Thank GOD🙏, but only just a little. Cole, once he decided he was going to try his first relationship (ever), was 100% into it 💯. He never went back & forth in his decision, wondering if he made the right choice (like most men do at least once). There was, like I said, some angst😨....a climax🎇, if you will... but it was as weak as the foreplay☝🤭🤫.

I found Cole "too perfect to be b
Melissa Mendoza
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Author:Kaylee Ryan
Series:Soul Serenade, Book #2
Release Date:2016
Genre(s):Contemporary Romance
Page Count:200
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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.

Until her…

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.

Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy Moly, this book is sensational!

Assured is the astounding next book in the Soul Serenade Series featuring the super swoony, oh so freaking hot Cole Hampton... I never thought I'd say this but he's wayyy better than Kacen!

I have no idea where to start my review for Assured. From the first page I was in total bookworm bliss, knowing I was going to fall in love with another Kaylee creation. Each and every time Kaylee releases a new book, her writing gets stronger, her story lines get more add
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult


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This is book 2 in the Soul Serenade Series. Now I loved Empathic. It was raw and sweet. This book is a little different in vibe and situations.

One things that I was SUPER happy about was that no one died. I am not spoiling anything. I just mean in many of Kaylee Ryan’s books someone who is close to the protagonist dies. It was getting old and redundant. This book was not like that and we had a different traumatic event happen to our leading coupl
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite, band-music
Oh COLE!!!!

You cocky, confident "assured" sexy man!

He was everything I was hoping he would be!

With his prey in sight...Stacey had absolutely no hope of arming her defences against the confessed man-whore!!!

I swear - these rock stars of Soul Serenade have one sole purpose and that it to make all the readers fall in love with them!

Kaylee Ryan - I have said it once and I will say again - you put the swoon into swoon woman!!!

The back and fourth between Cole and Stacey was perfect...a balance of hone
Renee Entress
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Emphatic (Soul Serenade #1)

This is Stacy and Cole’s story. If you read book one, we met Cole in that story and he should have already grabbed your heart. Cole is the lead Guitarist for Soul Serenade. He’s a player. She is Logan’s best friend and all about romance. Can these two find a happy medium? Can he change his ways and l
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Kacen from Empathic, but I think Cole might have just won book boyfriend of this year. He is so sweet and sexy that you can't help but swoon! Kaylee Ryan writes some of the best romance books and this one definitely didn't disappoint. I can't wait for the rest of the guys stories. ...more
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love the cover!

Kaylee writes the cutest and sweetest books ever.

Loved Cole and Stacy and their sweet love story.

Full review coming soon!
Nana Pickrell
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rockers
Kaylee has another winner on her hands. I love Cole. He is so sweet. Can't wait til Gavin's story. ...more
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“I need to know that you understand what this is. I love you, Stacy. It’s not a crush, not a fling, not just sex. This is more, more than anything has ever been or ever will be. You and me, that’s what’s important. Nothing, not even my career, can touch this, touch us.” 0 likes
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