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Book Review | Stay Together – Kaylee Ryan (Kincaid Brothers Series, Book Four)

Stay Together (Kincaid Brothers Book 4) by [Kaylee Ryan]

Stay Together
By: Kaylee Ryan

Series: Kincaid Brothers
Book # in Series: 
4 of 5
Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
My Rating: 5 Stars
My Reading Format: Kindle (eArc)



From the moment I see her, I’m hooked. There’s just something about Crosby that has me eager to know her. One thing’s for sure, I can’t stay away from the new kindergarten teacher with the kind smile and secrets in her brown eyes.

There’s no hiding in a small town, and she’s suddenly everywhere. My family loves her, my niece won’t stop talking about her, and I…well, I just want to make her mine.

Crosby is everything I didn’t know I was looking for, but the wall she keeps up makes it impossible to love her the way I want to. I have to figure out how to tear it down, and fast— because she’s not so sure she’s sticking around, and I’m not prepared to let her walk away from Willow River… or me.


Another new town, another new school. But this time I’m not the struggling new kid; I’m the teacher. It’s hard to let go of my past, when it refuses to let go of me. I live in a constant state of unease, never knowing what the future holds. Especially when it comes to love.

Rushton isn’t like other guys. He’s open and honest. What you see is what you get. He’s made his intentions very clear. But I’m afraid getting involved only spells heartbreak for both of us. If growing up in foster care taught me anything, it’s not to get too close and definitely don’t get comfortable.

So, I learned to be good at goodbye. But for the first time in my life, I’ve found a place I want to put down roots. Rushton, his family, Willow River, my students—they all make me wish for once that I could stay. That we could… stay together.


I’ve said it four times before and I’ll say it again… These Kincaid Brothers are swoony as hell! I can’t get enough! Kaylee Ryan continues to outdo herself with this series and these characters. If you feel like settling in for a heartwarming story, look no further and pick up Stay Together!!

Stay Together is the fourth novel in Kaylee Ryan’s Kincaid Brothers Series. This novel can technically be read as a standalone, but I feel it’s best read within the series reading order!

Crosby’s life has been a series of rejection after rejection. Growing up as a foster kid taught her to never get comfortable in one place for too long. She’s never allowed herself to dream. She’s learned that all dreamers eventually have to wake up. And given the fact that her ex-boyfriend and ex-bestfriend were caught in the worst act of betrayal is proof that dreams always die in the end. Now Crosby is focused on this New Year in a New Town. She signed a year contract as the new teacher and she’s living out a small tidbit of her dream. She’ll be damned if she lets anything get in the way of signing on for longer. It’s time she finds a place she can finally call home. When Rushton Kincaid steps into her line of sight, she can’t keep the man from filling up every space in her head. 

Rushton Kincaid has never felt the need to settle down and live the dream his ‘married’ brothers are currently living. That is until he set his sights on the new kindergarten teacher, Crosby. Now he’s making it his life’s mission to show Crosby that she is worthy of a happily ever after. He’ll be everything she should ever want if only she’d open her eyes and give him a chance. Just one chance is all he needs to show her he’s the man for her. Just one chance!

My Thoughts:

S-W-O-O-N!! YES, Kaylee Ryan brought out all the heart eye emojis!! I couldn’t put Rushton and Crosby’s story down! I was consumed from start to finish with Stay Together! Definitely worth the read if you’re looking for a romance with heart, heat, and a bite of angst. 

Let’s start with Crosby. Usually, when I write romance reviews I start with the male love interest. But with this novel, Crosby had a great impact on my thoughts. I loved this woman for everything she went through and everything that she continues to go through on a day to day basis. This character, everything from her background to her emotions, was well thought out. Honestly, looking back at the books that came before Stay Together, it has to be said, Crosby is now my favorite female character. I just loved how she endured so much as a kid/teenager/adult and given all that she still shined so bright with grace and kindness. I had so many feelings crashing through me while I read her point of view. But the one that stood out the most was the fact that I wanted to see all of her dreams come true. Crosby is a character I won’t be forgetting anytime soon!

Now onto Rushton. I loved how stubborn this man was. And given the fact that he’s in love with a woman who has been through so much in her life, it takes a stubborn man to plant his feet in the ground and refuse to budge when she tries to push him away. My heart broke time and time again for so much wasted time between the two of them. But at the end of the day, Rushton can say with an honest heart, he was there for Crosby from the moment he met her. And that’s why I loved Rushton so much. This man worked hard and loved harder for the woman he wanted by his side forever.

I can’t believe how much I’ve swooned over this series! Every book has cast an irreplaceable smile on my face. I feel so giddy every time we get closer to a new release date! The Kincaid Brothers Series is quickly becoming one of my favorite series… EVER! Kaylee Ryan brings all the feels to her novels! 

Now onto my rating, I had initially gave Stay Together a four star rating. But after sitting here for a few hours and writing my review. It’s come to my knowledge, I may have loved this novel a hell of a lot more than what I first thought and that’s why I decided to switch my rating from a four star to a full five star rating! I’m in love with all the characters! There’s never a dull moment and never a moment when I’m let down. Kaylee Ryan is hands down one of my favorite authors and it’s all because of this one series!!

If you haven’t started the Kincaid Brothers Series and you love swoony and sweet romances, I highly recommend you give this series a try! You won’t be sorry!!

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