Blog Tour and Review: GRIP


Flow, the prequel to GRIP, by Kennedy Ryan is now live and TOTALLY FREE!
And GRIP, the riveting full-length conclusion, is LIVE!

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"The story reads like a movie . . powerful and intoxicating ... and sinfully sexy. GRIP has everything—dynamic characters, soulful plot, and a lesson at the end that will change the way you look at life. One of my favorite reads this year. Maybe ever. 5 massive, gripping stars from me!" -- Adriana Lock, USA Today Bestselling Author


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Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out.

I know.

I’ve been doing it for years.

I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I’ve got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary.
And Marlon James – Grip to his fans – is nothing short of extraordinary.

Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I’ve thrown away the key.

All that’s left is friendship and work.

He’s on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true.

I manage his career, but I can’t seem to manage my heart.
It’s wild, reckless, disobedient.

And it remembers all the things I want to forget.

It’s taken me awhile to put into thought all the feelings this book brings. We have met Bristol and Grip as part of the Soul Series by this author. This book can be read as a stand-alone but much of dynamics around Bristol and her family read better if you have read the history in the Soul books. That history layered with such poignant words about acceptance and equality, make this book one to read in 2017. 

The book stands on its own as the story of second chance love. There isn’t much need to rehash things here. Music once again, unifies the characters. Brings them to life. Carries the message of their pain. 

What stands above all of those things in the writing, is the very real awareness of race equality, white privilege, and discrimination. Kudos to the author for bringing that time relevant message to the readers. This is a romance, and you will get some really hot scenes between Bris and Grip. But I hope you take away the message that we are all worthy of love. It doesn’t matter where we live, what color our skin is, how much money we make or who our parents are. We might play different notes, but we are all on the same musical score. It takes everyone playing together to make the rhythm of humanity sing. 

Great book!

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review. 



"Ryan continues her streak of amazingly accessible and authentic romantic fiction. Grip is a bold and unapologetic look at interracial romance and does not shy away from any of the ideals and prejudices that most of us are too polite to acknowledge - head on- amidst one of the sexiest, and most provocative true love romances Ryan has penned to date. Break out the fans folks, Grip is aptly titled and sure to make you need a grip! -- Sheena, Smexy Books


In 8 years, Marlon James will be one of the brightest rising stars in the music industry.

Bristol Gray will be his tough, no-nonsense manager.
But when they first meet, she’s a college student finding her way in the world, and he’s an artist determined to make his way in it.

From completely different worlds, all the things that should separate them only draw them closer.

It’s a beautiful beginning, but where will the story end?

FLOW is the prequel chronicling the week of magical days and nights that will haunt Grip & Bristol for years to come.

GRIP is the full-length conclusion of their story available NOW here:

Kennedy loves to write about herself in third person. She loves Diet Coke…though she’s always trying to quit. She adores her husband…who she’ll never quit. She loves her son, who is the most special boy on the planet. And she’s devoted to supporting and serving families living with Autism.

And she writes love stories!

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