Blog Tour: LONG SHOT by Kennedy Ryan #FAVORITEBOOK #5stars
“A heartbreakingly romantic tale about true love and inner strength. You will never forget it.”
—Kristen Callihan, New York Times Bestselling Author
LONG SHOT, a deeply emotional, thought-provoking standalone love story from Kennedy Ryan is available NOW!
A FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA…
Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?
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.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, won’t let me go.
I L♥VE sports romance and Kennedy Ryan so this is a MUST READ!!
Yep, what I said above the graphic, prior to reading the book, rings true! The combo of a favorite author and sports romance made for one stellar read.
The bravery demonstrated in this story is the heart and soul of this book. It’s always easy to judge someone else’s situation and have a solution for their situation but without walking in their shoes no one can know what it’s like to wear those shoes.
The hero is August West and the whole time I was reading about him he became the mashup of basketball star – Stephen Curry and football star – Marcus Mariota. Their personalities put together created the ideal hero, August West.
But this story isn’t hero focused, it has the vibe of being woman driven. Iris DuPree is no shrinking violet. She’s a strong-minded woman who is driven and passionate about where she’s headed. When her course takes a turn for the worse she ultimately steps into the role as the hero of her own story.
LONG SHOT is a standalone book set in the NBA world. The story tackles a tough topic in a way that reminds the reader that there’s more than meets the eye when judging someone else’s journey. Long Shot exhibits what it means to be your own hero through Iris’s journey.
A FAVORITE BOOK!!!
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“Iris?” August’s frown, the concern on his face, in his voice, remind me where I am. “Baby, you okay?”
I blink down at him dumbly, swallowing my tears, eating my memories whole and digesting a nightmare from long ago. I nod, my lips a cold, wobbly curve.
“Kiss me,” he whispers, his eyes so tender, so intent.
I remember a magical night under the stars, under a streetlight on the eve of greatness. A night filled with laughter and confidences, pregnant with promise. And I see him so clearly, my prince, asking for a kiss.
And I do.
I kiss him like the world might end tonight because I’ll never take this for granted. Not his kindness, when I’ve known cruelty all too well. Not his tenderness, when I’ve been handled roughly in the past. Not his love, when I’ve been possessed and owned and mistreated.
He thaws me with his kiss, my prince, and I melt into him. We’re chest to chest, with August’s number crushed between us. I take his cock in my hand, aligning our bodies, and two become one in a carnal slide of flesh. I anchor myself by my elbows hooked around his neck, and we kiss until I’m dizzy and our breaths tangle in a cloud of bliss. Under the jersey, his palm spans my back, digging into the naked flesh as our hips lock and roll and grind. My body clenches around him, and we pray, we curse, we moan, we mate like our bodies were made for this moment.
Ours is a love that reimagines—that peels back the sky at high noon searching for the stars, collecting them like shells in a bucket. We bathe in stardust, drink from the Milky Way, and dance on the moon. We pierce the firmament, peer into infinity, and tread on time and space. There is no before. There is no after. Now gives birth to forever. This moment may die, but this love never will. Time is not a line. It’s a circle, and we, August and Iris, we stand at the center.
“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 Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.
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