Southern Devotion (Southern Heart #4) by Kaylee Ryan
“Surprise me,” the words fell from my lips before I even realized what I was saying. Didn’t matter though, they were true. I’m ready to start our forever. I want the future he and I have spent hours talking about, but I’ve never had the courage to reach out and grab it. Now I do.
I knew on our first date; she was the girl I was going to marry. I told her so every chance I could get. Even went as far as asking more times than I can count, but never on one knee. I knew that she wasn’t ready, but I needed her to know that I was.
I’ve been planning for weeks, wanting to make everything perfect. I took her words to a whole other level, and now I’m worried I’ve gone too far.
This is a companion novella to the Southern Heart Series.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This has been an amazing series, and I’m kind of sad to see it go! But I’m also happy that Olivia and David finally have their story told! We knew they belonged together, knew they were meant for one another, right from the beginning, because their story started right along with Evan and McKinley’s, and they stayed strong throughout Aaron and Whitney’s and Mike and Jaime’s stories. Now it’s their turn!
This was a beautiful story, full of love, support and patience. David’s infinite patience and enduring love for Olivia, makes him the kind of man that we all swoon over, and wish for in our own lives. Olivia is confident in David’s love for her, but let’s doubt about other things creep in, holding her back from accepting what she wants in life. It just goes to show that even the strongest, most confident woman can be brought low by self doubt.
This isn’t a story about beginnings. It’s not a story about that first blush of love. It’s about the kind of love that stays strong through everything, the kind that never wavers, holding true through adversity until the HEA is finally realized. This charming, magical story holds my heart, and promises to become one I will read over and over again, whenever I need a reminder that love is worth the wait!