🏀New Release! My Review, Excerpt & Giveaway For Contemporary Standalone: LONG SHOT by Kennedy Ryan!🏀

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“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!  

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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, won’t let me go.

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Long Shot (Hoops, #1)Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

LONG SHOT is book one in the Hoops series and is a contemporary standalone. It deals with some issues that may be a trigger for some!

August West is an up and coming NBA super star. When he meets Iris, there’s an instant connection. But their timing is off. They can’t pursue a relationship yet…and it feels like they’ll never be able to.

That was a purposely vague blurb of the book because I don’t want to give any spoilers away and really, I want to focus on the story. This is one of those books that reached into my chest, squeezed my heart and then sent it soaring with elation! WHEW! It is brutal. It is heartbreaking. It is intense. It is resplendent. It is enlightening. It is humanizing. It always saddens me how incredibly evil one person can be to another. But having said that, it also AMAZES me how much a person can overcome and endure. This is SOOO much more than a sports story! I’m not ashamed to say that I cried, more than once.

Now for the characters. First, I absolutely, positively ADORED August! Oh holy hotness! He was sweet and tender but he had this “forcefulness” about him. August was one of those charismatic characters that you can’t help but be drawn to. But for me, the real star was Iris. The things she went through, the atrocities she SURVIVED was edifying, illuminating, uplifting. I also loved the supporting cast, especially Iris’ cousin Lotus, she was a little fireball and I can’t wait for her story!

Yeah, Iris and August’s journey will definitely stay with me for a long time. Kennedy Ryan wrote another fantastic favorite for my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Excerpt:

“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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