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Southern Attraction

(Southern Heart #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  1,682 ratings  ·  188 reviews
I had everything I ever wanted, living the dream, at least that's what I always thought. The night we met, we had an instant attraction, but she was with someone else. When we reunited a few months later, that pull was still there, stronger than ever. So strong, that even though she was hundreds of miles away, I pursued her. I told myself that I just wanted to get to know ...more
Published October 24th 2017
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Alex ♈
4 - 4.5 stars

Loved this book! 💖

Sweet, safe; likable characters; low on drama and angst.

He was a decent man - strong, respectful, honest.

She was a decent woman - smart, kind, strong.

He wasn't a 'player' and she wasn't a virgin; no sex-scenes with OP, no slut-shaming, no bashing exes - free of romance clichés!


The story was partly a bit dragged on, but it's better than manufactured drama.

I liked how they solved work & love situation.
But I wished the hero were ready to give up his lif
Now THIS is a hero......

Southern Attraction indeed. This story got me right in the feels. I've been restless with the heroes in books lately. Too many manwhores who don't know how to be a real man. This was a story that didn't need depend on ow/om nonsense for the drama, it was a heartfelt story.

HERO~ Mike was A-MA-ZING. He was sexy, charming, loving and swoon-worthy. He was loyal to his family and friends and an all around great guy. There wasn't anything that I didn't like about him.

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Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My absolute favorite out of the series❤️ Review to come
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm not gonna lie, Kaylee could write the phone book and I would probably buy it!

Since I stumbled upon her books I've been a fan. She knows how to write heroes you want for yourself, and heroines that are there for their men. This story is no exception. I loved Jamie and Mike's story. Although Evan will always hold a special place in my heart I have a new love for Mike.
The chemistry between Jamie and Mike was off the charts, and what I loved is they didn't rush anything and got to really know
Stacy Hahn
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Southern Attraction is the 3rd book in the Southern Heart Series. Let’s just say that good things most definitely come in 3’s. I loved each one of these books so much that it’s hard to say this, but I think Southern Attraction is my favorite of the three. There is just something about Mike that makes me swoon. He is so sweet and sexy, but we knew this already from meeting him in Southern Pleasure and Southern Desire. Mike first met Jamie 6 months ago and things just clicked between them. He was ...more
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Southern Attraction is my first Kaylee Ryan read and although this is the third book in this series i can be read as a standalone with no problem.

Mike spends all his time running his family's bar since his father retired. He met a sweet, sexy woman through his friends six months ago and although there was a connection Jamie wasn't single. Now Jamie is heading back to Kentucky for her best friends wedding. Both are excited to see each other again, the chemistry is still there & with neither of t
Renee Entress
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

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

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Southern Pleasure (Southern Heart #1)
Southern Desire (Southern Heart #2)

This is Jamie and Mike’s story. When Mike and Jamie met there was a connection, but she was with someone else. They stayed friends, but she lives hours away from him. Mike knew he wanted Jamie from the start, but he waited until she didn’t have a boyfriend to
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
The third book in the Southern Heart series focuses on Mike Wallace, the cousin of Whitney (book 2) and owner of Mike's bar.  Mike has thrown himself into running his bar, which he is the third generation owner of. His friends convince him to come out for a night and he meets Jamie, Whitney's best friend, who is visiting from Chicago. Mike and Jamie hit it off and spend the entire evening talking.

Fast forward 6 months - Jamie is back visiting Kentucky because Whitney is getting married. Jamie an
At one point in Southern Attraction, Jaime (I loved that her name was actually James) and Mike get ready to go out to a fancy dinner. The place?

Outback Steakhouse.

Jaime says "it's perfect, it's us". She couldn't have been more right. Much like Outback, they were nice but very basic. And kind of boring.

The book reads like a Hallmark movie. Well, if Hallmark movies had sex scenes and spent more than 10 minutes on the lives of the nosey sister and sassy best friend, lol.

I was going to give it 2 st
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 Stars!

Kaylee Ryan writes sweet and sexy romances with the best of them. Her books always promise such a good time with a coming home type feel that just wraps you up. Every single time I read a book by Kaylee I know exactly what I'm going to get. I've absolutely loved this Southern Heat series but this book might just be my new favorite.

Southern Attraction was a beautiful book that gave my two people I fell head over heels in love with. Mike and Jamie quickly stole my heart and showed that l
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
This is Book 3 in the Southern Heart series and just like the first 2 I fall in love all over. Jamie is headed back to Kentucky to visit her best friend who she misses but she's excited to see Mike as well. when she first met him 6 months ago there was a connection but she was with someone at the time, but she lives 6 hours away. Mike hasn't stopped thinking about Jamie, and when he sees she's back the connection is still there. Mike does all he can to get to know Jamie better but his heart is,w ...more
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
When I first started Southern Attraction by Kaylee Ryan I had two expectations. I expected a heartwarming country story and a swoony true to the name country boy. Holy Hell did Kaylee Ryan ever deliver! Mike is the swooniest of all characters. I am in love with this fictional country boy!

Country Boy, Mike, is all about work and his legacy which happens to be the bar his father has handed down to him. He hasn't had a relationship in two years and frankly doesn't want one. That is until he meets h
Jun 25, 2018 rated it liked it
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I liked that this one was a bit different. Jamie and Mike had things to work out, mainly their living in 2 different states. I liked that they didn’t rush their relationship, that they took time to get to know each other first and decided if the relationship was worth figuring out the bigger question. I liked how things worked out for them, that both of them knew without a doubt that the other one wanted them.
Renee at Book Happiness
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review...

Jamie and Mike OMG How I loved this book and could barely put it down!!! This book was everything I expected and OMG so much more...

This book is hot and sexy and just freaking amazing..

Kaylee is one of those authors I just adore and can barely wait to get my hands on her books LOVED LOVED LOVED!!!!
Karen Sedgman
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome read by Kaylee Ryan! Mike sure attracted me in book1&2! I think he also got Jamie's attention hook, line and sinker as well! Jamie & Mike fought all the obstacles to get want they wanted! It's so good to be catching up with the gang in each book! ...more
Another wonderful sweet, sexy cowboy read from Kaylee Ryan! I absolutely adore this series, I think its some of Kaylee's best work. I hope this isn't the last we've seen of our favourite Kentucky town! ...more
Kathy West
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet read

If your in the mood for a sweet, loving read, then this is your book.
Jamie and Mike have a sweet love story that will make you believe in true love.
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book and series. I’m hoping we get more from these guys and their women. Maybe a novella to update us! Lol
Heather andrews
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mike is like the sweetest man ever, “spending time together. I want to hold you and kiss you, and if I’m lucky , fall asleep with you in my arms.” Jamie has her priorities straight, “yeah. I’ll be quick.” Well, after I watch his naked arse pull on some gym shorts. No point in missing the show." I liked this book, I really loved Mike, the man knew how to treat his woman. ...more
Brandy Roberts
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Southern attraction haven't read the first two books in the Southern heart series and first time reader of Kaylee Ryan it wont be my last by her . The characters are really likable , story line that drew me in , and emotions that had me on a roller coaster . The secondary characters are from the first books in the series that I will be reading because they all seemed like lovely people and I'd be reading how they fell into relationship . Jamie and Mike are perfect for one anothe ...more
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Southern Attraction by Kaylee Ryan is my second read by this author and I absolutely loved this book. It was sweet, charming and romantic. I loved the characters and the story so much. I was pulled in from the start and could not stop reading!

This is the third book in a series of sexy, charming and downright hot southern men. Though this is the first book I read in the series, I never once felt lost. This was a standalone, though I am very excited to go back and read the other two books!

Mike a
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“His love has changed me, and I’ll never be the same.”

Whew the chemistry between Michael and Jamie was so strong from the word go, you could almost chew on it. And, Kaylee Ryan hadn’t even written this couple into bed yet!

Jamie had visited her best friend in Kentucky, coming across another hot and sexy southern man. Spending time together as friends, the attraction was immediate, and long lasting, as she continued to think of him long after she’d come home and ended things with the man she’d s
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jamie Turner is a city girl through and through. Everything she could want is right there, what more could she ask for.

Mike Wallace is a country boy through and through. It's everything he's ever known and that's just fine by him.

A chance encounter when Jamie comes to visit her best friend brings these two very different people together for one night, then part ways when Jamie returns home.

Six months... Jamie returns to help her best friend plan her wedding. But what Jamie doesn't know is there
Southern Attraction was a seriously sweet romance which I found I enjoyed very much. Normally I like my books with more spice and sin but the easy comfort I felt reading Southern Attraction was like welcoming a long-time friend home from a very long trip. I enjoyed the heady anticipation and deliciousness of the tease I found reading this book. Our hero, Mike, is a true gentleman, having met our heroine while she was already in a relationship. He can’t deny he is attracted but he doesn’t poach. ...more
April Symes
This is Book 3 in the Southern Heart series and the MCs are Jamie & Mike. Mike and Jamie met a few months ago, and back then she was seeing someone else yet a connection was made. Mike didn’t pursue anything because she was seeing someone but now she is single. Jamie is headed back to Kentucky to visit her best friend who she misses but she's stoked to see Mike again. She is hoping to take this opportunity to explore the connection between them while visiting this time, since they are both singl ...more
Kathryn Linke
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Southern Attraction is the third title in the Southern Heat series and features Jamie and Mike. This pair of characters both appeared in the previous title in the series Southern Desire.

I adored this book, the connection between this pair is realistic and undeniable. Jamie and Mike's story is unique in the fact that it has elements of being an insta-love, but it's also a slow burn. Jamie and Mike have an instant attraction and chemistry that continues to build, despite time and distance
Lager Lefse Book Blog
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Southern Attraction is the third book in the Southern Heart series. This book focuses on Mike and Jamie, whom had been introduced previously. Despite this, Southern Attraction can be read as a standalone without too much confusion.

Mike Is a country boy who runs Mike’s Tavern, which is a third-generation family business, with his sister, Olivia. He happens to be the stereotypical southern gentleman, whom is kind, loves his momma, respects his daddy and cherishes women in his life.

Jamie is a Chic
Fairy Reader Blog
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kaylee Ryan has done it again, the Southern Heart Series just keeps getting better and better.

This is the third book in the Southern Heart Series; this book is about two confused and amazing people. Jamie and Mike are so different from each other; even having them being so different they are so alike and are just meant to be. Jamie is used to the city life, she believes she’s living the dream and that everything she ever wanted she has. That’s until she meets sexy and the amazing Mike, Mike is f
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