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    Release & Review | Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

    Release & Review | Long Shot by Kennedy RyanLong Shot by Kennedy Ryan, Lauren Clarke
    Series | Hoops #1
    Release Date | March 22, 2018
    Genres | Contemporary
    Format | ARC
    Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
    Buy | Amazon
    Rating | five-stars
    Synopsis |

    A FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA...

    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, just won't let me go

    *Certain aspects of this story may be sensitive for some readers.

    AN USE THIS ONE

    “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!

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

    — Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

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    Review

    Yesterday morning, I woke up with the Long Shot ARC on my kindle and it was quite the surprise to see. After hearing so many things about this book, I was so eager to read it. I devoured it and can’t quite sum up the words to describe my feelings.

    This is one of the books that will just leave you speechless in the end, your mind will be jumbled, you’ll find it hard to seek the words to explain what you’re feeling. About 40% of the book or so is just absolutely tough to read through. We’ve got two people that meet in a bar and have this connection so deep it reaches down to their soul. Everything is there, the passion, the fire except the timing is just so wrong. After that night, August has Iris ingrained in his mind and refuses to give up on her, even just the thought of her. With Iris already in a relationship, she finds herself stuck with something she can’t get out of.

    I’m ashamed to say that this is my first read for Kennedy Ryan and after reading this one, I’ve quickly jumped to the Grip series. I have no idea if all her books are like this with talking about real and raw events, but if that’s the case, I’m completely on board with reading all of Kennedy Ryan’s books. What goes on in this book is extremely hard to get through, but it’s a story that had to be written. I find it so brave for an author to go on this journey and I commend the women that she spoke to as they shared their stories. My emotions during this book were all over the place, as much as I would like to say that this book is fiction, we all know that there’s so much truth behind it all. It’s happened, it’s happening and that’s just reality.

    I admire Iris so much, she’s a survivor, she endured so damn much, but she came out in the end. She’s a strong woman. And August is absolutely amazing with constantly being supportive and just lifting her up. We not only get Iris’s story of survival, but we witness the story of two souls that are meant to be together. Their story spans over a few years and Iris has always been the end game for August.

    This book belongs in a genre of its own because it’s so much more than a romance. It’s a must-read for everyone even though it can and will be tough for you to get through. The most important things are to really listen to Iris’s story, it’s one that needed to be told.

    It’s painful, yet hopeful. It’s real and uncensored. Truly hard to stomach some of the scenes, but in this day, it’s what we need to hear. I will never know what it’s like for many who have suffered through such horrific events and there’s zero room for anyone to pass judgment.

    I want to end this review by saying ladies, you are amazing, strong and beautiful. From this day forward, I will do my best to lift you up, always!

    Long Shot is a must read.

    five-stars

    TEASER2.1

    “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

    A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

    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 and Frolic, 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 Autism families, 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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