by Kaylee Ryan


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There comes a point in your life where you have to say enough is enough.

I wasted my college years on a guy who played with my head, played with my heart. I was blinded by the fairytale, the one that didn't exist.

The day I gave up on the idea of happily ever after, my focus became me. Moving forward and establishing my career.

Until one day...

I didn't expect him. My new boss, a six foot two, inked rock god. I believed I was working for the record label, I was wrong.

It's impossible for me to keep my distance, believe me I've tried. He's not who I expected him to be. He's so much more he's...Emphatic

18 and over audience

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986180057
Publisher: Kaylee Ryan
Publication date: 08/24/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 510,115
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kaylee Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the With You series, the Southern Heart series, and the Soul Serenade books, in addition to several stand-alone titles. Visit her at kayleeryan.com.

Jillian Macie loves narrating audiobooks, especially racy stories with strong female protagonists. When not in the recording booth, you can find her running on the trails near her home or chauffeuring her children to all of their various activities.

Nelson Hobbs lives on the sand with a classical guitar in one hand and a glass of sangria in the other. His villa on the beach is lined wall-to-wall with a coveted library of romantic classics. His voice resonates in this paradise which has led to the natural transition to audiobook narrator.

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Emphatic 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Storyline is boring & cheesy. Totally unrealistic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down . Love all of Kaylee's stories .
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, grief, and heartbreak. This is Logan and Kacen’s story. While Logan is away on vacation she has a fling with a hot guy. When she gets back from vacation that hot guy is her new boss. They are both shocked. They agree to try and make it work. They must keep it professional. But with the chemistry that is flying around it’s only a matter of time before one of them give in. Kacen and his band always agreed when they found the one it would be different. After warning them all off of Logan Kacen tries to keep his hand to himself but she is just too much of a temptation. When he decides she is the one for him he pulls out all the stops to win her over. Too bad her ex filled her head with lies and was never there for her. She does not trust a man to be there for her. When tragedy strikes she tries to push him away but he pushes right back and follows her. She is going to need him. Can Kacen get Logan to see that he does need her and only her? I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and this series.
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
Two of my favorite things rolled into one! Kaylee Ryan’s writing and a rock star romance. What’s not to love? Emphatic is a fantastic story about one rock star and an ordinary girl who meet on vacation and think they’ll never see each other again. Oh, how wrong they are. This was a great easy read full of humor, love, hot sex, and a little personal growth. Logan and Kacen mesh really well together. Plus Logan fits in really well his Kacen’s band. How they come to know each other is a serious case of coincidence, fate, kismet, or whatever you want to call it. The feeling that develop are intense and even though they try to fight it (especially Logan) you can see a gradual progression to their story. Kacen is hella sexy, bossy (in the best way), sweet, and thoughtful when it comes to Logan. Logan is trying to find herself after a horrible relationship of 3 years and pushes against Kacen as much as she can. These two couldn’t be better suited for each other. This story had a great flow and I found it very easy to get lost in the moment right along with the characters. I’m really hoping this becomes a series and follows the other band members because not only would it be fun to see Logan and Kacen but also get the scoop on the other guys’ romantic interests and how they unfold. This was a wonderful story and I hope to read more. 5 out of 5 stars!
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
“Life is full of risks, and I have to risk my heart in order to reap the reward” Emphatic follows the story of Logan and Kacen. Logan and her best friend Stacy just finished college. This was supposed to be one of the happiest times of her life. What she didn’t expect was to be breaking up with her boyfriend of 3 years. Logan’s friends tried to warn her about her ex’s ways, but she was blinded by love, until the truth was staring her in the face. What better way to get over her heartbreak, then by going on a vacation to Hawaii with her bestie. Logan has no plans but to just spend a relaxing week in Hawaii with her bff. When Logan and Stacy arrive in Hawaii, they plan to do just that; relax. That is until they meet their new neighbor. Logan isn’t looking for love, but Stacy convinces her that a fling might just be what she needs to move on….Kacen just needed a break from it all. After touring for months, Hawaii seemed like the perfect escape; until he met her. There was just something about Logan. She was unlike all the other girls and the best part, she didn’t even know he was famous. The week he spent with Logan was amazing. Now he’s returned home and ready to get to work. The last person he expected to see was Logan. Both of them try to keep things professional. But the pull is too hard to resist. Will the two of them give into temptation? I love, love, loved the idea behind this story. I was pulled into this story from the very first page. I was captivated by “Michael” and “Paige”. The two of them shared such an intense connection over such a short period of time. I was so excited to see how things would play out with them. One of the things that I loved about them, was that both Kacen and Logan used their middle names while on vacation. They both were trying to be someone different, but no matter how hard they tried, their true selves couldn’t disappear….When I found out that Logan was going to be working for Kacen, I just knew it was going to be good. The chemistry between the two of them was intense and undeniable. I was just hooked. And Kacen, not only is he an alpha male, but boy does he know how to make you swoon. With lines like this: “I want there to be an us, you and me. I’m all in.”…”Say you want this. Tell me you feel this connection between us” or this “From the moment I met her, there has been this….magnetic field that pulls me toward her. It’s not something I’ve ever experienced. It’s also hard to fight.” I just knew I was done for. Emphatic was a really great read. It was well-written and captivating. I thought the story flowed really well. I love Rock Star Romances and Work Place Romances, so Kaylee Ryan combining the two, was a definite hit for me. I loved the characters. They were fun and entertaining. Even the secondary characters were a hit with me. I don’t know if this book is just planned to be a stand-alone or not, but there are definitely a few characters that I would love to know more about. Kaylee Ryan has once again delivered a sweet, swoon worthy romance. She has given me lovable characters and an entertaining story that I did not want to put down. Emphatic is the perfect summer read. It is light on the drama and has just the right amount of romance and steam. If you are looking for a good summer read, I definitely recommend checking this one out! *I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via Give Me Books, in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is a good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've really enjoyed reading this story and can't wait to read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Predictable plot and the writing was only okay. No character development and simple side characters. Dialogue and internal monologue were a bit boring. I also didn't like that every other chapter was flipped pov. It made it much more difficult for developing the protagonists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line alone with the characters are easy to follow. I read this book the same day. I highly recommended this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well developed characters. Can't wait for the last two books!
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet, romantic lovely story! You will fall in love with the characters from the first page. A great feel good book!
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I can't even begin to tell u how unrealistic this book is! Just know that it really is!!