New Release + Review: GRIP by Kennedy Ryan

5.pngFLOW, the prequel to GRIP, by Kennedy Ryan is now live and TOTALLY FREE! And GRIP, the riveting full-length conclusion, is LIVE! I knew I would love this story. Ryan did not disappoint! Grip and Bristol are brilliant. The world is going to love them!! Make sure to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY on Kennedy’s Page! This duo is one you will not want to miss!

“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


Kennedy Ryan
Publication Date: March 2, 2017

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.grip_teaser1

You can grab your copy of this new release today from the retailers listed below! If you need somewhere to process the story, you can JOIN THE SPOILER ROOM AFTER YOU FINISH!

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Kennedy Ryan has such a way with words! Her Soul Series kept me on pins in needles, dying to know Kai and Rhyson’s love story. While I was engrossed in their story, I fell in love with the world and people Kennedy created/ Insert the other characters in the story, Grip and Bristol. These two were a brilliant addition to the Soul series but to know that they got their own book was music to my ears. GRIP is what I needed for these two. The push and pull between Grip and Bristol is phenomenal. It is orchestrated like a beautiful musical experience, featuring crescendos and abrupt pauses, all the while taking the reader deep into a brilliantly written story that was so much more than I expected.

This story is all about Grip and Bristol, naturally, but their story is told in a brutally honest way that addresses so many realistic issues and struggles they would face. I think that was not what I expected. I knew it would be an epic love story, one that tears at your heart and makes it whole, but I never expected it to be so culturally relevant to the world we live in. The underlying messages and themes are facts, not passionate preaching. Grip’s life was not always easy and seeing it all first hand, along with Bristol, was eye opening for me. I appreciate the way this book jumps out of the “safe” box to shed light on racial ideas and issues in the world, all the while weaving it into a story in which we learn with the characters and fall in love with their love.

Sometimes two characters make you want to bash their heads together to make them see what you see. You want so badly for it to work but then a startling truth or self-doubt comes along and it all makes sense.  The angst in this book is perfect for the story. Bristol struggles with her past and the woman she is today. She feels deeply and fears that her heart is meant to break. That along with Grip’s constant love and attempt to woe makes for a story that is heartfelt and strikingly relatable. Their chemistry is off the charts and it takes them both causing pain to see what they need and open up.

As always, Kennedy’s words are smooth and well played. She shares a story that is relevant, inspiring, and heartwarming. There is heat and passion in this story along with the heartache and pain. I love that you get it all in this book and I never wanted it to end. Yet when it did end, I was so very satisfied.

If you haven’t read FLOW, make sure to grab the prequel for FREE today before you start GRIP!

“Flow is the intro to an epic love song. It’s that first beat that has you stopping in your tacks and turning up the volume. The perfect cadence to a must-read prelude. 5 on top of the world stars!”

-Mandi Beck, Bestselling Author of the Caged Love series and Stoned.


The Grip Prequel
Kennedy Ryan
Publication Date: February 25, 2016

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 March 2 here:

“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 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

Grab it now for FREE from the retailer listed below! Available on WATTPAD!

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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.

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