Friday, March 30, 2018

REVIEW: Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan


“Satisfying and soul-gripping!”

-- Lucy Score, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

LONG SHOT, a deeply emotional, thought-provoking standalone love story set in the exciting world of professional basketball, from Kennedy Ryan is LIVE!



I think this book tried to kill me.
No joke.
I don't think I've felt my heart racing so hard in a very long time. And the cherry on top? I went to sleep at a critical point in the novel (hence the racing heart) and woke up the next morning with my heart still racing.

When my heart wasn't racing, it was raging.
The anger and horror and hurt?
It was intense. I was white knuckling my way through quite a portion of the reading and my white knuckles were a direct result from me wanting to reach into the words and hurt one particular character over and over again.

But this is Kennedy Ryan, right?
So when my heart wasn't racing or raging, it was full of hope and love.
With August, Kennedy made a man who was perfectly imperfect. He had all the reactions I'd want him to have or expect him to have. His restraint was laudable and when his emotions could not be contained, he handled things like I wanted him to handle things. Kennedy made a man that I could fall in love with over and over again.

And with Iris, Kennedy created a woman who was strong even when she didn't feel like she was. Her drive and ambition were so huge. Her personality felt huge. To see someone attempt to crush her to nothingness felt impossible. Infuriating. And I felt so helpless and angry and gahhhhhh. But her Phoenix-like rise was so rewarding and gratifying that it made the horror inflicted that much more rewarding and gratifying.

In every novel, Kennedy Ryan pushes my buttons. She asks me to think, reflect, question, observe. In the evolution of her writing, I thought she was at her strongest--what could top Grip?! I thought wrong. Long Shot just goes to show you that Kennedy Ryan is tackling impossibly challenging and nuanced issues and she's not going to hold anything back. Her writing is stronger than ever and has me wondering just what she's going to give me next. Hopefully, my heart will remain intact.

Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl?
You don't.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold.
Now there's a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA's brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, won't let me go.

“A raw, passionate, sexy, emotional rollercoaster."

-- Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

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“A STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND READ THIS NOW kind of book. Don't hold your breath, this story will steal it from you."

J. Sterling, New York Times Bestselling Author

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About Kennedy Ryan
Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the SoulUSA Today and many othersThe founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline NewsMontel WilliamsNPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.
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